'Army' all over the BBC!

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Offline Andy

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'Army' all over the BBC!
« on: February 01, 2003, 05:39:00 PM »
This is going to earn some mega-moolah for Ben:

Moments ago I was channel-flicking, and when I hit BBC1, Army was blaring out.

It's being used to adverstise the Six Nations Championship... not a normal advert, but one of the goes-on-for-ever BBC mega-adverts! Most of the song was on it, albeit an odd edit.

I hit record, but only caught the last little bit. Basically it's a bunch of rugby players with large plastic heads (of famous players, I assume) running around London chucking a ball around.

So, keep an eye out for it! That'll keep the twins clothed for a few years!

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Offline James H

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2003, 06:52:09 PM »
You are f*cking kidding?!

OMG!!

J...going off to tune into BBC 24/7

PS...Andy...You know the rest. ;D
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Offline Steve975

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2003, 09:00:46 PM »
not sure exactly what this means, but if it got a "f*cking" out of james it must be pretty cool:). while we are on the topic of ads... anyone know what became of the ipod commercial that ben was supposed to appear in?

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Offline Andy

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2003, 09:43:18 PM »
Apparently it didn't have ben in it, so much as just him doing a voice over. It showed in apple stores only (not on TV or cinemas), and I have no idea what it's like.

Yay for pointless Ben. I'm still not going to buy a mac though.

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Offline Bloviator40

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2003, 02:01:55 AM »
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Apparently it didn't have ben in it, so much as just him doing a voice over. It showed in apple stores only (not on TV or cinemas), and I have no idea what it's like.



Steve, if the spot is only running at Apple stores, you might want to check out the store on Prince St. down in SoHo (NYC).
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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2003, 10:23:43 AM »
yeah i saw the ad too yester... it was one of those cool moments when you think of how many peeps are just hearing the song for the first time after you've been listening to it for years.  

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Offline Andy

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2003, 10:29:24 AM »
Cool, isn't? It was just on again, but I missed the start again.

It seems to be on regularly, so I'll hit record for the next ad break and encode/upload it if people are interested.

It's Sunday... what else am I going to do?

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2003, 10:38:16 AM »
well exactly, sunday is the day of rest of course! I keep missing the beginning too god damn it!

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Offline James H

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2003, 11:38:41 AM »
Im going to go and put BBC on whilst I do my work...

I have, repeat *have* to see this!

Plus, my DAD had already seen it

"I would have recorded it for you if I had known it was Ben Fold"
"Ben Folds, Dad, not Fold, Folds"
"But wasnt it Ben Folds Five?"
"Yeah"
"So its just him now?"
"Umm...yeah"
"So surely it is singular Fold"
"Not when his surname is Folds, Dad."
"Oh"

J...
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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2003, 12:49:26 PM »
no BBC in the USA   :'(

i want to see the commercial too!

p.s. i just adore how you english talk... it's smashing!

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Offline Andy

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2003, 01:36:26 PM »
I'm trying to record every BBC ad break just in case. I've ben so far unsuccessful, but I've learned lots about the social order of monkeys, how fruit bats grip branches, how bears communicate, and that the BBC is being launched next weekend.

Hopefully soon... if not, I'll just encode and upload the 42 seconds of it I have (I assume it's a minute long).

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Offline James H

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2003, 03:55:10 PM »
I saw it i saw it i saw it!

I was all encamped on BBC 1, then I noticed that BBC2 had "Rugby Special" on, so i thought I might risk it and hope they put it on in the middle - BBC sport programs have a habit of doing that.

And it paid off!!

It was too cool for words.  I made my parents watch too.  And they were sympateticaly impressed, if not just *for* me!

J...who, incidentaly, didnt record it.
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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2003, 03:46:14 PM »
Finally!

After using up hours and hours of video tape on BBC ad breaks (not really, I just re-recorded over the same bit), I got it!

So, for your viewing pleasure, here is a 10MB MPEG of the minute long advert. Enjoy!

http:///Media/BBC Six Nations Advert (Army).mpg

RIGHT CLICK to download!

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Re: 'Army' all over the BBC!
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2003, 10:52:53 PM »
that's awesome, andy. i really like that one. yay!

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2003, 12:19:32 AM »
HA!  how cool IS that andy?

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