The latest series of Fosters beer ads starring Brad & Dan are winning over the beer drinking British public with their blend of out and out comedy and down to earth advice.
If you’ve not seen them yet, check them out when you’re next in front of the box or you can find them on Youtube. The boys are sitting in a yellow beach shack on a beautiful day in sunny Australia, dealing with a series of calls from British men who have social conundrums that they need help with.
For example, there’s Dean, who calls while on holiday in Cyprus. Dean’s standing next to a pool in his swimming trunks and he doesn’t know if he should put sun cream on his mate’s back. Brad & Dan are horrified: “Holy Dooley! A delicate matter, but a burnt wingman is useless.”
They go on to say it’s ok to do it as long as Dean follows the rules: “Only put cream on where he can’t reach, between his shoulder blades – the safe zone!” Before they sign off, they add: “And remember, Deano, the following things are not permitted: Eye contact, scented candles, power ballads, and do not apply if he’s wearing budgie smugglers. Are we all clear?”
As the ad ends we see Dean’s mate ambling up in a pair of tight speedos – Dean sends him off to get changed!
The latest Fosters advert is a far cry from the earliest ones we’ll remember starring 80s hunk Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame. These boys fulfil the Aussie stereotype; they know how to enjoy a beer, they’ve got strong views on how things should be done and while they’re dishing out the advice you can see girls in the background carrying out chores like hanging up their dartboard for them.
Fosters seems to have hit the right chord with their irreverent ads – the British public can’t get enough of them!