National Accident Helpline Advert, Bad Fringe

National Accident Helpline Advert

Filed under: So Bad It's funny — Tags: — Carl Hepburn @ 10:42 pm May 13, 2010

This advert has started appearing again in which ambulance chasing lawyers are drumming up business for people that are too stupid to live their lives without being told how to breathe. They are a classic of poor advertising and they have already been parodied to death by comedians and You Tube devotees, but it still makes me laugh every time these adverts. There are two adverts. In one, a man stupidly puts a ladder against a wall and in true slapstick comedy style the ladder slides down wall as he is drilling into it and he falls on his nuts. Laurel and Hardy could not have done it better. You can almost see the drill mark as he slides down the wall.
The other version is with a women that slips on a floor and burst her handbag which is like Pandora’s box, sending all manner of bits of crap flying in the air. The fall caused irreparable damage to her fringe, for which she received £5000.

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  • I always wanted them to use ‘Please Help Me, I’m Falling’ as a jingle!

    Comment by Barbara Elaine Kirk — May 29, 2010 @ 9:35 am

  • The NatAccident helpline ads are gettting annoying, as is the Go Compare ad. The N.A.H ads have been the same since 2005 it’s about time they changed them. And got people who don’t have bad fringes!!!!!!!

    Comment by Milly — July 22, 2010 @ 10:59 am

  • This advert makes my ears bleed. I shall ring them up and make a claim,

    Comment by Mark — August 22, 2010 @ 7:34 am

  • There are actually three adverts in this series. In the third, the woman walking through the >>potentially dangerous!<< production area, in high heels (!), with a tray of breakable crockery (!), and looking slightly upwards instead of forwards or slightly downwards(!), trips on a loop of plastic pallet-banding on the floor. Going by the accent of her "voice" (-over artist), she's Irish. I refuse to make an Irish joke out of this – suffice it to say, whose fault is it really – really? Oh really, O'Reilly? She got "foive t'ousand pines" for nothing, I believe. And, by the way, the man with the drill bears an uncanny resemblance to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) off EastEnders – so no surprise he had such a stupid accident, then.

    Comment by Lee Johnson — September 1, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

  • but it still makes me laugh every time (I SEE)? these adverts.

    Comment by Proofreader general — September 29, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  • The woman should have spent the money she received om plastic surgery. God is she ugly!

    Comment by PHIL — December 12, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

  • A sad reflection of life in the UK. We follow America with no-win-no-pay legislation, we miss all this and talk about someone from eastenders, or how ugly the woman is (really), and nothing at all, nothing, shown on ANY of the adverts was the fault of ANYONE other than the idiot who fell over.

    Comment by Steve — March 24, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

  • Man down,man down.Danger!

    Comment by alan — April 8, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

  • Man down,man down.Danger!
    Tis time to help a special stranger,
    No need to cry,no need to sigh.You are down,
    Let me hold you.

    Comment by alan — April 8, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  • Has anyone seen the latest, with the whimpy teddy with the Joe Pesquali voice? Not only is it awfull, but scientifically wrong. When the huge scary man who he wants to challlenge leans over him, little ted’s shadow still remains. Impossible to have a shadow when your light is blocked out!

    Comment by simon jones — April 11, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

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