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Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:54 am
by dandy lyons
I didn't see this posted elsewhere so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKqdOCxlVSc

Directed by Adam Strange, this commercial is part of a hilarious campaign for Startmart that tracks the progress of a group of young surfers on a summer road trip in their faithful station wagon, Big Val. Written by the hilarious Glenn Wood and art directed by Carl Van Weyk, the commercials were a huge success in New Zealand until the Starmart parent company in Singapore saw them and thought the young heros and heroines were too 'drug addict' looking and pulled them off air??!!??

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:47 am
by TheFool
They needed more J-dog, less drug addict. How does the world not realize this is the way to solve every problem.

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Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:48 pm
by yvettiefred
well they were overly ravenous, so you never know haha. i dont think anyone's ever been that excited to see a starmart

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:51 pm
by dandy lyons
My friend also pointed out that the typeface used in the word "Need" at the end makes the "N" look like a "W". :hrm:
Hugs not drugs!

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:36 pm
by Venus
dandy lyons wrote:I didn't see this posted elsewhere so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKqdOCxlVSc

Directed by Adam Strange, this commercial is part of a hilarious campaign for Startmart that tracks the progress of a group of young surfers on a summer road trip in their faithful station wagon, Big Val. Written by the hilarious Glenn Wood and art directed by Carl Van Weyk, the commercials were a huge success in New Zealand until the Starmart parent company in Singapore saw them and thought the young heros and heroines were too 'drug addict' looking and pulled them off air??!!??


Haha! Not surprising :lol:

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:10 pm
by Val2150
dandy lyons wrote:in their faithful station wagon, Big Val.


:roll2: That's kind of awesome. Though I hope "big" never actually makes an appearance in any nickname I may have. :D

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:40 am
by LauraK
Venus wrote:
dandy lyons wrote:I didn't see this posted elsewhere so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKqdOCxlVSc

Directed by Adam Strange, this commercial is part of a hilarious campaign for Startmart that tracks the progress of a group of young surfers on a summer road trip in their faithful station wagon, Big Val. Written by the hilarious Glenn Wood and art directed by Carl Van Weyk, the commercials were a huge success in New Zealand until the Starmart parent company in Singapore saw them and thought the young heros and heroines were too 'drug addict' looking and pulled them off air??!!??


Haha! Not surprising :lol:


Yis, the first thing I thought was they all had some serious munchies going on! :lol: Pretty pathetic of StarMart to pull them if they were popular...did they think they'd be overrun with druggies becasue of it? Sheesh...they just looked like cool stoners. :wink:

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:43 am
by TheFool
LauraK wrote:did they think they'd be overrun with druggies becasue of it?

You must remember the sage and timely wisdom of the children's book: "If You Give a Stoner a Commercial". It foretells such horrors in disturbing detail.

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:57 pm
by mockingbird
TheFool wrote:You must remember the sage and timely wisdom of the children's book: "If You Give a Stoner a Commercial". It foretells such horrors in disturbing detail.


Ha ha! And, perhaps those mucky mucks in Singapore never read the enlightening volume, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Twinkie After She Got Stoned and Went To Starmart". Clearly a precedent has been set.

Val - I promise I will never call you Big Val. But you're right, that is kind of awesome. *high five*

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:10 pm
by LauraK
mockingbird wrote:
TheFool wrote:You must remember the sage and timely wisdom of the children's book: "If You Give a Stoner a Commercial". It foretells such horrors in disturbing detail.


Ha ha! And, perhaps those mucky mucks in Singapore never read the enlightening volume, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Twinkie After She Got Stoned and Went To Starmart". Clearly a precedent has been set.

Val - I promise I will never call you Big Val. But you're right, that is kind of awesome. *high five*


HAHA! Clearly, those in the Parent Company are too well-acquainted with what brings on the munchies and were made extremely paranoid by the response..... :rolleyes:

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:08 pm
by WomanInThePark
That was hilarious in a kind of WTF way.
It's closed... the whole of New Zealand is closed.

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:13 am
by Carol Brown
WomanInThePark wrote:That was hilarious in a kind of WTF way.
It's closed... the whole of New Zealand is closed.

closed, closed, closed... Look!

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:18 pm
by Venus
Another Star Mart ad featuring Jemaine (which I haven't seen before) has resurfaced:

Re: Starmart Ad starring Jemaine

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:36 pm
by LauraK
Nice! :)

Then I went and watched a bunch of security videos of Star Marts being broken into, lol...... :lol: :roll: Stupid criminals wherever you go!