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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Commercial—At Fries Na Rin!—Muna



I hate how the one who posted the video on YouTube titled it “Gay McDonald’s Ad in France.” Sure, the title is spot-on. But by putting the word “gay” in the title, he just ruined the gentle surprise twist of the television spot for us viewers. Spoiler to the max.

Other than that, I was amazed at the acting of the young guy. I loved his bemused frown after his dad says that he was “quite the ladies’ man” and especially his priceless reaction after his dad says, “Too bad your class is all boys.” The way his eyes shifted from the table to his dad spoke volumes—several lines of dialogue compressed into one single gesture, one single expression.

Love ko ‘to. (At love ko na rin si bagets, ahahaha!)

10 comments:

ʎonqʎʇıɔ said...

aww parang nasad ako sa ad na yan. haha ang weird. pero cute nga si kuya.

joelmcvie said...

@CITYBUOY: Yes, it is sad that daddy-o has no idea that his kiddo is very much an all-boys boy. But I appreciate this snapshot of reality. Besides, the story is open-ended: who knows, maybe kiddo is gearing up to tell his parents eventually.

ʎonqʎʇıɔ said...

true. either way, it's a good ad. the guy reminds me of percy jadckson / gaspard ulliel lol

rudeboy said...

Now that's what you call a French twist.

As for the guy's expression - it's spookily like the same one I use when client gives "creative" input from left field.

Followed shortly by the tearing of hair and the gnashing of teeth.

~Carrie~ said...

spoiler nga yung "gay" sa title, pero baka di naman matagpuan agad sa youtube pag hinanap, db (sa dami ng maco ads)?

but this video made mye smile. cute ni bagetch!

Felipe said...

ayun. umamin din. love mmo si bagets. hahahaha. kung naging chinito siya, love ko na din siya. LOL.

joelmcvie said...

@FELIPE: Kung naging chinito si bagets, asawa ko na siya. Hoy, hands off--may jowa ka na! Hahaha.

Peter said...

As they say over there 'tout a fait' (indeed). Grabeng market segmnentation yan. Thanks for sharing Joel and regards.

Dhon said...

hahahaha.. kaloka!

ian said...

loved the ad... pero mas love ko si bagets. hahaha... ang cute.