LoneStarMike
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Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:12 am

OK, so I was really bored today and had waaaaaay to much time on my hands. Plus, I really need to quit drinking.

My new ideas for Southwest Airlines TV commercials are based on old TV shows. They might be appropriate to air on Nick at Nite or TV-Land:

(Note: for our foreign members who are not familiar with each TV show's tune, you can click on the link to hear it.)

The first one I call "Bewitched on LUV"

It would be a cartoon with the Bewitched TV character Samantha Stevens sitting on top of a WN 737 rather than her broom, zipping about the country.

She would sing the following song to the theme of Bewitched.

Southwest, Southwest,
Please take me for a riiiiide.
Sooooooouth - WEST, Southwest,
You're always on my side.

Other airlines - often gouge me
When I go somewhere-
That's WHY - I fly Southwest-
'Cause the price is fair.

Southwest, Southwest,
I'm always on the go,
And I feel blessed-
Your fares are always low.

Before I knew it, I was saving
-What a nice surprise.
No wonder folks are - always raving-
Flyin' Southwest skies

Southwest, Southwest,
Keep doin' what you do,
"Cause you're - the best
Yes, that's my point of view,

Your on-time friendly service always
Makes me feel like a guest.
Now you know
Why I go
On Sooooouth-WEST!

The Flying Nun based on the TV show of the same name:

Sally Fields in nun outfit, complete with habit onboard a Southwest plane in flight singing to the theme music.

Soar - ing through the skiiiiies
Today I'm flyin' with - the- friend - ly Guuuys!

I always like to travel at the lowest faaaaare -
And South - west Air - lines gets me there
(Southwest Air)

Petticoat Southwest

(Based on the TV show "Petticoat Junction")

Betty Jo, Billie Jo, & Bobby Jo dressed up like Southwest Airlines flight attendantssing the theme to "Petticoat Junction" with these words:

Come ride the little plane
that is streakin' 'cross the sky
Catch the LUV Bird

Go ahead -give them a try
Then you'll know why people fly
on the LUV Bird

Friendly smiiiiiiles all around
Across the miiiiiles in every town
on the LuvBird.

(Southwest Airlines)

Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga
Chugga Chugga Chugga Chugga
Chug-

Come and fly Southwest today
And be amazed at what you pay
on the LUV Bird

(Southwest Airlines)

When you want the lowest fare
Southwest Airlines gets you there
on the LUV Bird

(Southwest Airlines)

They've got LOTS of flights to choose
So let's ALL go spread the news
'bout the LUV Bird.

(Southwest Airlines)

I know... it's a sickness. I need help.  Smile

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:20 am

Dude...I LOVE YOU! You aren't sick...it's just a little mental condition that all of us Southwest employees (I'm assuming you're an employee  Smile ) possess, it's called happiness! Good work...

SJCguy  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:28 am

Those are quite good. Ever consider a career in the jingle bizz? Perhaps you should burn up a few MP3s to a CD and shoot 'er off to HQ.
 
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:31 am

Actually, we have these little in-flight entertainment books aboard our planes and they have songs about the airline set to familar tunes. I noticed that some of the submissions were from passengers, so maybe you could have some of yours added as well.
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 9:23 am

Thanks for the compliments, and no, SJCguy, I don't work for Southwest. Just a customer and a shareholder.

Anyway, here's one more to the tune of

That Girl

Snack Packs,
Peanuts,
Cocktails,
Southwest,
Fun Fares,
Lone Star,
Shamu -
Is Southweeeest
We'll save you every daaaaaay-
From Islip to the City By the BAAAAAAY!

Low Fares,
Nice Folks,
On-time,
Southwest
Friendly,
Frequent,
Thrifty -
Is Southweeeeest
We hope next time that you'll remember whooooooo....
Flies you where you want to go
At prices that are low
While we all.... have fun toooo!

Southwest!

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:26 pm

God I don't know what's wrong with me. I just can't seem to help myself.

The Flintstones

Southwest, I fly Southwest
They're the airline that is right for me
Their fares - simply are best
Southwest Air made low-fare history.

Let's fly - with the airline known as LUV
Smiling - at us all from up above
When you - fly on Southwest
All your days are bright and sunny,
And you'll save money.
And you'll get there on time!

Southwest, I love Southwest-
They fly everywhere I need to goooo
Frequent, fast and friendly,
And they never charge me lots of doooough.

Strangely, they will not assign a seat
But their - service simply can't be beat.
Gather 'round the gate y'all
'Cause it's time for Cattle Call now!
We'll have a ball now!
We'll get you there on time!

(Instrumental part)

We'll get you there on tiiiime!

(MOOO! MOOO!) in place of "WIL-MA!"

(All in fun, so don't anybody get your feathers ruffled. Southwest likes to poke fun at themselves, so I figure I can, too.)  Smile

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sat Jun 15, 2002 8:44 pm

I can't stop! I'm out of control!

Carol Burnett

I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together
(Inflight announcement)

We're so glad we had this flight together -
On this gorgeous day that's crystal clear.
Seems we barely took off, and before you know it-
Our arrival city's drawing near.

So it's time to put away your luggage -
Underneath the seat in front of you,
Or just stash it in the overhead compartment,
We'll be checking as we're coming through.

Now to help us as we be-gin our transition
There's a couple things we'll ask you if we may.
Put your seat in an upright and locked position
And at this time you must please fold up your tray.

We're so glad we had this flight together
And you had the chance to be our guest.
So let's everybody buckle up real tight now -
And thank you all for flying with Southwest.

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 1:50 am

I'm serious about the inflight books; you're songs are just as good or better than the ones already in there. The F/A's keep them in the overhead to keep passengers entertained in the event of a delay.
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 4:43 am

Dude, you're a genious!
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 6:50 am

Oh my.....I'm rolling on the floor laughing. Awesome work, LoneStar. How about taking a challenge.....try "Laverne and Shirley", or better yet, "Happy Days". If you really want to try one that's way out there, try "Green Acres is the place to be, farm living is the life for me", etc, etc.  Smile

Tom in NO (at MSY)
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:28 am

737doctor thanks for the info about the fun books. I have to fly on Southwest to DAL next month to attend a wedding. I'll be sure and get some more info from one of the F/A's on board.

Tom in NO, I'll see if I can't come up with something using one of the songs you suggested. It might take me awhile, though.

In the meantime, here's one set to the tune of Downtown by Petula Clark.

Note: You may have to click on the link a second time to get the song to play all the way through.)

Downtown

Whenever you're restless and you need to escape
Well you can always fly
SOUTHWEST

We're on the go, and hey, our prices are low
Won't you give us a try?
SOUTHWEST

You'll have a lot of fun onboard our seven-thirty-sevens.
Sit back, relax and soon we'll both be soaring through the heavens.

How can you lose?

The air is much smoother up there
So forget all your troubles
As we zip through the air-
Just fly
SOUTHWEST
Your flight will be great,
And on
SOUTHWEST
We won't be late
So fly
SOUTHWEST
We'll take good care of you, too.

(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)

Portland, Chicago, Reno and San Jose
Are places that we go -
SOUTHWEST

Seattle and Austin, Dallas, Houston, L.A.
And even Buffalo -
SOUTHWEST

We'll get you there and we'll make sure your wallet's sittin' pretty
To Omaha, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Kansas City

Just pick your place -

Columbus - Detroit - West - Palm Beach
And on Southwest the price
Is never out of your reach
So fly
SOUTHWEST
Morning or afternoon
SOUTHWEST
We hope to see you soon
SOUTHWEST
We'll be here waitin' for you

(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)

(Instrumental part)

(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)

We'll get you there and we'll make sure your wallet's sittin' pretty-
To Baltimore and Burbank, Jacksonville and Salt Lake City-

Make your escape.

And maybe we'll see you up there
As you criss-cross the country
On a Southwest Fun Fare
'Cause on
SOUTHWEST
You'll enjoy every flight
SOUTHWEST
You'll know the price is right
SOUTHWEST
We do it all just for you.

(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)
(SOUTHWEST)

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:15 am

Actually, I think I remember a tune set to "Green Acres" in those inflight entertainment books...
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:26 am

Hey, I'm not a particuliar fan of SWA, but I appreciate talent when I see it. Nicely done. Keep 'em coming, you may even convience me to fly on SW.
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:28 am

Ok .....LoneStar Mike.......you are VERY talented! I LUV your one to "Downtown." "We'll get you there and we'll make sure your wallet's sittin pretty, To Baltimore and Burbank, Jacksonville and Kansas City!" THAT IS SOO GREAT! As a Flight Attendant for SWA I have NEVER heard songs sung on the plane by me or any other SWA flight attendant that are THAT good! You need to write in or something! I'd love to sing those on the plane, but of course not without your credit attatched to them somehow!!  Smile  Smile  Smile
 
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 12:10 pm

Mike,
Your quality work reminded me of some other attempts at airline commercials. Check out this one, it's been around for a while, but it's still pretty funny.
http://greggwaltz.com/sounds/ebon_airline.wav

 
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:49 pm

OK, this one's for you, Tom in MSY:

It's from Laverne and Shirley. I had to use a longer version snd it doesn't have the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. part, so you'll just have to pretend.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, Schlameal Schlamazel

Southwest Airlines Incorporated

music starts here

We're gonna fly yoooooooou!

Come aboard and let us serve you
Let us prove that we deserve you
Our LUV for you shines through and through
Flyin' you our way!

You'll like flyin' South-west style, now
Mile af-ter friend-ly mile, now
We're gonna take good care of you-
Flyin' you our way!

No, we won't assign your seat
But check our fares, you'll find they can't be beat
We're different - from all the other guuuuys
Flyin' you our waaaaaaaay

Come and fly our friendly skies now
Southwest Airlines on the rise now
It shows in everything we dooooooo

And we'll fly you our way!
Yes our way-
We'll save you - e'vry day
Yes we'll fly you our way
Yes our way
Low fares are heeeeeeere to staaaay
(And that's everydaaaaaaaaaaaaaay)

(That's every DAY!)

(instrumental)

We're gonna fly yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo-

On your mark get set and go, now
Southwest's got a fare that's low, now
We're gonna take good care of you-
Flyin' you our way

We are un-pre-dict-a-ble
Southern charm and ho-spi-ta-li-ty
A spirit - that's sure to make you smiiiile-
Flyin' you our waaaaaaaay

Spreadin' LUV across the nation
Every flight's a celebration
Southwest will take good care of youuuuu

And we'll fly you our way
Yes our way
Our formula's tried-and-true,
Yes we'll we'll do it our way
Yes our way
We'll take good caaaaare of yoooou
That''s what we do!

 Smile

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:44 pm

Oh, yessssssss! I love it.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Mon Jun 17, 2002 1:14 am

Haha. Those are great and they fit WN perfectly. Man, send em up to WN HQ, they'll luv em.
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Mon Jun 17, 2002 7:16 am

Oh, Oh!!! Do Delta! Do American!!! I wish Southwest actually used these.
 
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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:34 am

Flyboy, don't hold your breath for an AA or Delta commercial. Neither one of them is exactly my favorite. In the meantime, though,here's one more (before I go out drinking) based on an old commercial from 1984 for NBC TV. This one was a b**** to write but I thought the tune was kinda catchy.

1984 NBC Advertisement

We LUV to serve you and we don't take you for granted and we work to earn your business every day.

We're on the go and always movin' and improvin' things for you because that's just the Southwest way

Fly us together
man and woman,
boy and girl-

Just pack your bags and
we'll connect you
To the woooooooooooooorld

(So - let)
South - west Air - lines
Take - you - there.
Please - come - join - us
In - the - air.
For business or for pleasure
We can take you any - wheeeeere
Awwwn (on) Southwest Airlines we'll be there.

Our special people make your day a little brighter when the world can be a crazy, hectic place-

And when you're lonely and you're far from home it's always nice to look around and see a friendly face -

Why don't you try us
Re-discover who we are
Come on and fly us
Let us take you near or faaaaaaar-

(So - let)
South - west Air - lines
Take - you - there.
And - you'll - see - how
Much - we - care-
So fly on Southwest Airlines
We can have a LUV affaaaaaaaaaair -
Awwwn (on) Southwest Airlines we'll be there.

Southwest Airlines - we'll be there
Southwest Airlines - everywhere
Southwest Airlines - we'll be there
Southwest Airlines - everywhere

Southwest Airlines - gets you there
Southwest Airlines - gets you there
Southwest Airlines - gets you there
(low fares - no cares)

South - west - Air - Lines - is - the - best
Our - low - fares - beat -all - the - rest
For business - or for pleasure
We can take you any - wheeeeeeeeeeeeeere

(Let)

South - west - Air - lines
taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake -
yoooooooooooouuuuuu -
theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere!

(low faaaaaares)(no caaaaaares)

(Be there!)

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Mon Jun 17, 2002 8:36 am

These are funny. I love it when I get on rolls!

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:24 pm

Here I go again.

Mr. Ed

"Hello, I'm Mr. Ed."

When you need a flight
But money's tight
And you're looking for
A good price that's right
Give up the fight
Don't spend all night
Come book with Southwest Air

We're always polite
And you just might
Find out that your flight
Is quite a delight
Our folks will always treat you right
When you fly Southwest Air

Fly with us and you will get
Our low fares every day
Just book a jet on the internet
And soon you will be on your way

Yes, you'll see the light
And you just might
Find out that our service is bound to excite
You never thought you'd have such a flight?

(Well, Try us just once)

You'll love Southwest Aaaaiiir.

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RE: Listen To My Wacky Fantasy WN Commercials

Wed Jun 19, 2002 9:42 am

Oh, God - help me! I can't stop!  Smile

Hawaii 5-0

Albuquequerque, Austin,
San Antonio,
Little Rock, El Paso
Are places that we gooooo
Plus Providence and Baltimore, too
Southwest has a got a city for you
Let's go flyin'
With prices that are low.

Tulsa, Dallas, Houston,
Reno, Tampa Bay,
Raleigh-Durham, Portland,
Nashville, San Jose,
Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tuscon, L.A.,
With Southwest you'll soon be on your way,
Let's go flyin'
And see the U.S.A.

(Book a flight today)
(Southwest flies your way)
(See the U.S.A.)

South - West - Air

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