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Travelocity's "Roaming Gnome" Commercials  
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Normally these type of things annoy the living hell out of me (witness McDonald's chicken strips commercials; or the Charmin bears, so thrilled to be taking a sh!t)...

...but I absolutely LOVE the little Roaming Gnome commercials.






Find 'em very entertaining. Perhaps it's because I used to love the old Nickelodeon cartoon about Gnomes when I was little:




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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

ConcordeBoy, I think you are referring to "David the Gnome", I remember that one as well. Anyway, the little gnome fella is great. I like myth #2: Gnomes make horrible tour guides. His response is "Oh honkery, the wheels on the bus go round and round........crash". Good stuff Big grin

TW



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1013 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

Toyota did a promo of their Tundra truck with a Nome at one point-

http://www.rareads.com/scans1/36190.jpg

Can't say I like nomes... frickin weird yard-art if you ask me.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3236 times:

The Roaming Gnome commercials are good and usually really funny. The Gnome gets a bunch of good lines in like "Oh Cricky, now there's a risk I wouldn't have taken" and "Ignoring you, Ignoring you!"


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User currently offlineXJRaMPer From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2481 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I heard a story about this...I believe someone stole this gnome and traveled with it and took pictures of it where ever they were at that moment...and sent it to the owner as "clues". Did anyone hear that .... or am I just losing it?

XJR



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3203 times:



Since when did you find small things amusing?



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

Since when did you find small things amusing?

Since first seeing you nude....


User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Your list of fantasies is the thing that is getting quite long.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Your list of fantasies is the thing that is getting quite long.

Well, scratch that one off, and it's now shorter, aint it cher?  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

ConcordeBoy, I think you are referring to "David the Gnome"

Indeed, I am


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1802 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Reminds me of the absent minded grandparent I never had.


"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3122 times:

Didn't they screw up once and play "O Canada" when promoting travel to the UK?

Mark


User currently offlineN229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2023 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

The stealing the gnome and traveling with it is from the movie Amelie (a great movie by the way). I like the travelocity ads, but I do think they kind of ripped off that idea from there. On ther other hand, maybe it didn't start in Amelie either and the movie and the commercial draw on some older sort of urban legend or practical joke. Anyone sure on this?


"But in spite of all temptations To belong to other nations, He remains an Englishman!"
User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

"Didn't they screw up once and play "O Canada" when promoting travel to the UK?"

95% of Americans wouldn't have even noticed.


User currently offlinePl4nekr4zy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 465 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

The Travelocity commercials are good, but my favorites would have to be the Emerald Nuts commercials that aired alot during the World Series a few months ago.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

Go here to view the EN commercials:

http://emeraldnuts.com/flash.html

Eavesdropping Nebraskans and Encouraging Norwegians are the best ones.  Big thumbs up

Harry



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