In annals of advertising insanity comes this British commercial for Richmond Ham. In it, a bearded, buck-naked, British bloke sings about the natural ingredients of the ham while strolling though a early ’70s, hippie-dippy countryside full of pastoral nudists. Cut out the lady folk, and we’ve found our “Sound of Music” mountaintop paradise.
We don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like young beautiful naked people that give us the urge to bite into sliced pork.
Astute lovers of showtunes will recognize the tune. The bearded beaut may be crooning about ham, but he’s doing it to the classic self-esteem anthem “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” Some UK marketing genius deserves an award. Naked adults + Ham + Sammy Davis, Jr. Hit Tune = Sheer Lunacy.
This Morning is Brought to You by the Naked Guy in Richmond Ham Ad (squarehippies.com)