The Odd Couple is the title I’ve tagged to the latest of the funny Thai TV commercials I’ve been highlighting on Beyond The Mango Juice. And it’s one which in my opinion is very amusing due to an unexpected twist at the end. When first viewing it I didn’t anticipate its comical finale.
The commercial is for Bridgestone, a tyre and rubber manufacturing company, with the former product being the focus of this funny advert. The plot is simple and its ending deliciously Thai.
A young man pulls up at his girlfriend’s parents house in his car and is met in the front courtyard by his sweetheart’s father (pictured right) who admires the Bridgestone tyres which adorn the new, but modest looking four-door saloon the young man has arrived in.
The boyfriend announces his intention is to escort the man’s daughter to church (sub-titled church but in reality a Buddhist temple), and somewhat unenthusiastically the father disappears into the house to tell his daughter of her boyfriend’s arrival.
I’ll let the YouTube video pick up the story of this very funny Thai TV commercial which is further evidence that in the world of funny TV adverts, Thailand sits right at the top of the tree. I think you’ll agree with that statement after you’ve watched this wicked advertisement for Bridgestone tyres.
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