Two Ads We’d NEVER Get Here

Not so long ago I started finding some car ads that never aired here (in the UK) and would only hit screens elsewhere (from South Africa to France) but for unknown reasons were deemed unsuitable for presumably innocent British eyes. 

Now, these two think it’s fairly obvious why they didn’t air in the UK, or at least what excuse would be given, but wanted to put em up so they could be more fully enjoyed. 

The first, is for a Toyota – though really it’s just a great ad for air-con:

And this one, again… you can kinda see why it never hit screens here.

Now, I know that the culture is supposedly more laid back in Australia but I still think this ad would’ve done well over here too. Put it on after the water-shed and I know that people are going to be thinking they want a new Nissan and (if they’ve seen both ads) they’re gonna want it with air-conditioning too. 

Are we really that politcally correct over here in terms of advertising standards that we couldn’t permit a bouncing pair on our screens for 30 seconds? I’m sure the intro for Baywatch was longer than that and featured a lot more bouncing.

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