Neril Aminexil: A Love Story


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This is one of those ads in which you don't know what's being advertised until it's over -but you'll remember, once you stop laughing! From Publicis advertising agency in Indonesia. -via Dark Roasted Blend


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Crabby buncha sour grapes, ain't ya'll? As an older completely bald man, I find this little commercial hilarious. But I have a sense of humour-
going bald young'll do that to ya.
Now get off my lawn!
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Guys, don't be so defensive. Sure, Bill may not have a sense of humour, but he has a point. And you illustrated why it failed in your defense - because you hinted at a punchline.

I was unimpressed with this commercial, but if I hadn't been told in advance that it was funny, I would have found it more humorous. As you said, part of the humour in this ad is the unexpected element, but you ruin it when you build a higher expectation than what the commercial actually delivers.

(The other part of the humour is the toupee, which I thought was a little passé)
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Miss C.

...the only part that you left out was the man falling to his death at the end of the scene. Up 'till that point it was going OK.
Whatever.
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Bill, the basic factor in most humor is incongruity. We laugh when things turn out to be different from what we expect. In this case, the story starts off as a romance, then turns into a cliff-hanger (literally), then all the sudden the result turns on the fact that the man is bald. That is incongruous; therefore liable to elicit a humorous reaction in the audience.

Of course, only if the audience is open to the experience. I'm very sorry you didn't find it funny, and I apologize for wasting 35 seconds of your time.
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