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Friday, Aug. 17, 2001
The Price Of A "Second Opinion" Multiplies
Clearly, there's a pressing need for the much-publicized patients' bill of rights. But overlooked in the political firestorm surrounding that proposed legislation is the urgent need for a similar bill covering veterinarians and their patients. Healthcare for animals can be expensive. The problem...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001
"Truth" Or Musical Consequences
You've seen or heard the spots: Philip Morris contributing to food banks in order to help impoverished families. Philip Morris backing a program to make sure that minors cannot buy cigarettes at convenience stores. Philip Morris funding technical training so that a woman can make a career for...
Friday, Aug. 10, 2001
"Cop"
A motorcycle cop has stopped a flashy red sports car. As he sternly approaches the two-seat convertible, he spies the personalized California license plate, which reads "GIDDY-UP." Sitting in the driver and passenger seats, respectively, are horse-race jockeys Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, each...
Friday, Aug. 3, 2001
Director Tim Ward Puts Foot In Mouth
A good salesman seems to know what his customer wants—even when that customer talks as though her mouth were full of marbles. After all, if Dr. Doolittle can talk to the animals, why can't a shoe salesman understand the babbling of a human female in need of footwear? We find ourselves in a brightly...
Friday, Aug. 3, 2001
"Joggers"
Bathroom humor has moved to a new venue—a park being the bathroom, first seemingly for a dog and then for a creature quite larger. In this :30 for Seattle's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, a couple of guys jog through Point Defiance Park. They appear to be a tad competitive, as their exercise...
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001
A Lost Cause: Getting Help From A Stranger
It's the way of the world. Even if hopelessly and haplessly lost, the male animal will not ask for directions. But in this spec commercial directed by Alexander von David of Santa Monica-based Blind Spot Media, perhaps man's stubbornness is understandable—as a survival mechanism. Indeed, asking a...
Friday, Jul. 27, 2001
"Snowfall"
The term "reality TV" takes on a new, more positive and uplifting meaning in this St. Thomas Hospital "Stories" campaign conceived by Nashville, Tenn.-based Endres & Wilson Advertising. For this package of commercials, heart treatment patients at the Nashville hospital were given mini-DV...
Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
"Raised Expectations: Her Dream"
Even if you haven't read Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, you know that something is wrong with this spot from the very outset. We open on a young couple—presumably husband and wife—seated cozily on a couch, watching TV. He hands her the remote control, praising her ability "for always...
Friday, Jul. 20, 2001
"Ptooey": Spit Or Get Off The Front Lawn
This spot opens on a slice of suburbia: the tidy front lawn of a trim but fairly nondescript house. In the foreground is an automatic spraying device used to water grass. But the rapid-fire sprinkler at the end of the long hose isn't spraying. It just lies there—bone dry. A man enters the picture...
Friday, Jul. 13, 2001
New Yorkers Offer Some "Friendly Advice"
If the New York Mets had the take-the-bull-by-the-horns initiative of director Stephen Kessler, they might be having a better season. Well, at least the defending National League champs have some good commercials. An established spotmaker who maintains bicoastal production house Promiseland,...

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