Only the British could come up with a commercial like this for a simple, utilitarian household product. It’s both oddly disturbing and extremely funny. No other nation that I know of can so successfully combine sarcasm, prurient interest and humor to such good effect – and then actually allow it to air on television.
It’s almost bikini season, ladies – time to mow the yard.
Sadly, this commercial is never, ever, ever going to air in the United States. Schick carefully chose to air this commercial within the US instead. That was probably a wise move on their part. The American people are largely too prudish and uptight about sex and sexuality too accept a commercial like that on television.
There would also be the problem of the American variety of Feminists. I can judge imagine the shrill shrieks of outrage from that quarter should the “Mow The Yard” ever be shown in the US. Strident howls about the exploitation of women and the “Patriarchy” would be heard from coast to coast. The calls for boycotting Schick would follow close on the sensible-and-comfortable heels of those rants.
Oh well, thank the Gods for YouTube; we still get to enjoy the humor and nobody has to listen to the complaints. 😉