This post which displays a funny Thai TV commercial combines two great aspects of Thai life which are probably recognizable to most expats and experienced travellers to Thailand, but maybe not so to others who frequent the Land of Smiles less so.
Thais have a deep, almost eerie fascination with ghosts but they also have a wonderful slapstick type of humour as well. And the funny Thai TV commercial which features in this post combines those two Thai traits very well indeed. It is also a wonderful testimonial to the artistic and imaginative work produced by Thai film companies and advertising agencies which have made these hilarious types of Thai TV commercials one of the world leaders in its field of funny motion picture adverts.
The YouTube video below has English sub-titles and you do need to read them to fully appreciate the storyline and humour behind this commercial. I won’t say what it’s advertising because that would ruin the plot, but I will attempt to set the scene.
A couple are picnicking with their young son but ghosts keep appearing and interfering with their cosy family day out. Most Thais get the jitters and break out in a cold sweat at the mere mention of a ghost or spirit but the couple and their son in this TV commercial display no fear at all. And the advert’s product revealed at the end gives a great explanation about why.
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