Here's a new TV ad,
just created this month by the ad agency I work for, for you to watch.
I won't tell you what it's about, only that it's rated G and very sweet.
Like that one? How could you not, with such an ANGEL CHILD STAR!
No, not that one -- she's my cousin Shelley. The other one, with the round face.
No, not that one -- that's my dad. You're not very good at this game, are you? The one with the pixie haircut and the Mrs. Beasley doll! That's me! Or, it was in 1967. The pretty lady in red is my mom, and my Aunt Ann and my father's parents were there, too. I miss them. But not my parents and my cousin, they haven't gone anywhere! Are you drinking?
Can I join you?
Here's the next one:
There I am again! Any of you rolling around on the floor in the fetal position yet?
I did a lot of jumping at the age of four, boing boing boing. I know what you're thinking: it was 1969 -- nobody really looked that wholesome and sober in 1969, did they? Well, the LaGrones did.
These ads are part of a series done for a Chico business, Brusie Funeral Home, for which we have used old home movies, in all of their scratchy, blurry glory. The ads are easily among my favorites of all of our work (I say "our" as if I had anything to do with it). We exhausted my boss's personal home movie collection, then that of the Brusie Family. Now we're onto the LaGrone archives, and they don't know what they've gotten themselves into, do they? Some viewer out there liked the Christmas spot, though, because she called the Brusie's business to ask for a copy of the ad. Never had that happen before.
The second spot will air in January, so you are getting an advance release, so to speak. Boing boing boing.