Friday, May 02, 2008

I Saw Vince Noir

I went to a corporate party last night.

It was for the launch of LG's new series of Scarlet TV's. Quite a neat idea - the pre-launch activity was all about pretending they were launching "a new TV series".

They even signed up David Nutter, director of Smallville, to pretend to be directing it. Website here (N.B. is not a BBH campaign, it was I think).

Anyway, for a corporate party, it was pretty cool. Lindsay Lohan was at the LA event. In London was supposed to appear Grace Jones, but she didn't show. Apparently she refused to leave her suite at the Dorchester because she hadn't been given her fee in cash, in advance. Not many divas of that calibre around nowadays.

But we did have Noel Fielding (in case you don't know him, he plays Vince Noir, and various other characters, in The Mighty Bhoosh, comedy programme on BBC). I was in awe; wanted to get my photo taken with him but was too shy. I should have just gone up to him. He seemed very happy, not surprising as he was constantly surrounded by about eleven girls, and was probably being paid a small fortune to be there.

Anyway, if you've never seen this clip - 'Old Greg' from The Mighty Bhoosh - you have a real treat in store.

It is probably the funniest thing ever. Ever.

P.S. thanks for all the birthday wishes


Anonymous said...

happy b'day scamp

Anonymous said...

"Mighty Bhoosh"


Happy Birthday, grandpa.

Anonymous said...

the mighty boosh is fucking gash

Anonymous said...

the mighty boosh is dope. love it. very brave comedy.

hitting the big four-oh scamp? have a glass of rose for me.

Chris Gough said...

happy birthday... wanna come to a club where people wee on each other?

William said...

Happy Birthday Mr Scamp.

Anonymous said...


Today's piece is nothing more than star fucking masquerading as ad blogging.

Tad self indulgent, don't you think?


Lunar BBDO said...

I managed half that clip before giving up. Not only did it confirm my opinion that TMB is as funny as living in your dad/grandad's Austrian cellar for twenty years but that character is a shitty rip off of Papa Lazaru from the League of Gentlemen.

BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The llama crimp is the funniest Boosh clip. I've said it so it's true.

Anonymous said... did a global ad campaign?

Anonymous said...

"Wanna go to a club where people wee on each other?"


proxikid said...

Happy Birthday.

Mighty Boosh rocks.
so does Noel.

Anonymous said...

agree that mighty boosh is inspired. however this post does border on the 'what my cat did this week' in tone. The LG scarlet thing is quite cool though, any more details on it?

Anonymous said...

Scarlet was a TBWA\Group initiative with Tequila, Stream and Tequila specifically was the lead agency both strategically and creatively for the project.

A big chunk of budget was spent seeding the idea of a hit new TV series throughout the community via traditional and online PR and social networking sites. Extra interest and momentum came from sneak previews and gossip about the TV series and its stars. Stuff like the Natassia "Scarlet" Malthe hanging out on P.Diddy's boat and dumping Robbie Williams. It even had the Hollywood producers saying how slick it was and clambering for a piece of the action.