The series of Aussie tourism commercials I showed you the other day were made for the American audience. This one’s made for the Brits. And it features some great moments that speak directly to Australia and England’s long-standing love-hate relationship.
The whole commercial is written around Aussie icon Kylie Minogue who is proudly, unapologetically Aussie but has lived in England for many years.
Kylie sings, “You can play backyard cricket.” Followed by Aussie bad boy cricket star Shane Warne looking straight into the camera and saying, “But get ready to lose.”
Kylie sings, ”We speak your language.” Followed by an Aussie broke saying, “Except for the vowels.”
Kylie sings, ”Sisters and brothers.” The same bloke sings, “We know you think you’re above us.” And Kylie responds with, “But deep down you love us…”
Another fun commercial. Great job by Tourism Australia and its ad agency. (Although Jamie is not an aficionado of TV commercials, she seems particularly impressed with the shot of the lifeguards’ asses located, appropriately, as the back end of the commercial.)