Go to the "Wok-Star" sauce homepage,
click "Watch the TV Spot" and you see what at first glance is one of those whacky Asian TV Ads, with whooshing graphics, over-acting, and the yelling of slogans.
The thing is, it's a fake. The ad was made in Australia, for an English-speaking market, as a parody
of whacky asian ads. The performers are Vietnamese-Australians* speaking Vietnamese in an exaggerated way.
Some people think it's insulting, some people think it's hilarious, I'm just puzzled. Are the makers assuming we'll think it's a real ad, imported from china, untranslated? Or do they think we're all so culturally literate that we're in on the gag?.
* the main guy is award-winning actor, writer and Extreme Violinist, Hung Le.
posted by AmbroseChapel
on Jun 11, 2005 -
, as practiced in Birmingham U.K.
A little spoof of Baywatch, filmed around one of Brums
landmark pieces of public art.
It made me laugh anyway. (windows media player required)
posted by Fat Buddha
on May 5, 2003 -