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Old 10-12-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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This is the weirdest ad campaign I have ever heard of (but I bet it is effective).

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Smurfette is left for dead. Baby Smurf is left crying and orphaned as the Smurf's village is carpet bombed by warplanes — a horrific scene and imagery not normally associated with the lovable blue-skinned cartoon characters.


These are the scenes being shown as part of a new UNICEF ad-campaign on Belgian television.

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Old 10-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #2
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Most European TV is pretty limited compared to the US but a lot less censored. The adds can be really wild. The condom adds are a good example. Also nothing quite like watching reruns of Baywatch dubbed in german.
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Old 10-12-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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I haven't found a clip yet to view it on the net.

No loss on Smurfette, I never liked her. 'Tis a better village without her.

But I hope that Farmer Smurf, Handy Smurf, and of course, Brainy Smurf, survived to mount a counter-attack.
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Old 10-13-2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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Also nothing quite like watching reruns of Baywatch dubbed in german.*
Baywatch had dialogue? Geez, maybe I should have turned on the sound!

Although it's hard to imagine what I've been missing...

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