Sunday, February 6, 2011

Oh... Ok... maybe someone should have a talk with the "daddy"?

Ok, nothing big today, but just as an amusing little side-note. I think it's a pretty well known fact that half-Japanese are quite popular in the modelling world, and judging from the pictures in all these baby goods catalogues that Mrs. Sunshine is piling on, "half" kids seem to be equally or even more popular for kids and baby stuff.
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Daihatsu has for quite some time now, had a TV commercial for their "Tanto" car running with a theme of how family friendly it is and from a year or so back, we have been following this wonderful family through their pregnancy and now, finally, they have started airing commercials where this new baby is finally making an appearance. This is what it looks like...

Now, the quality of this video is not the best, but believe me, that little baby girl is definitely not the product of those two parents. That is a little "half" baby if I've ever seen one, take a closer look;
I think it's obvious that the mother (sublimely acted by Eiko Koike) has been up to something and the father is in complete denial. I guess all his friends in the commercials just hum something inaudible when he shows them the girl and asks "doesn't she look just like me?".

I have the feeling that the continuation of this series of commercials might be quite dramatic, maybe he'll take his little Daihatsu Tanto car soon and just drive away?

9 comments:

BiggerInJapan said...

ahaha, this is excellent! "Are you really sure?" "Of course I am! You're the only one for me"

Ainsley said...

How can you tell??

Jeffrey said...

Yep. Instead of the milkman, owing to the presistent recession in Japan, the Yakult delivery lady, there are now a few men out there.

Sarahf said...

I've been trying to put my finger on what was wrong with that ad.

Martin said...

Maby the baby just had some beauty surgery to look more halfish?

Chris said...

Daddy has probably been fucking around since before the wedding with his co-worker and this is just a forever "fuck you/two can play at that game" thingy.

NO ONE noticed in the editing room tells you something about the staff quality. Or was this a FUCK YOU to the higher ups with the ridiculous deadlines...?

Not that THEY would notice.

chris said...

Wonder if admitting it is a gaijin's kid is 'better' than admitting that he (or she) is not 110% certified Nihonjin?

Mr. Salaryman said...

BiJ - Yeah, it's going to get nasty at one point or another...

Ainsley - Ok, I can't be 100% sure, but I've seen a lot of half-Japanese people and that girl really looks half-Japanese-Caucasian

Jeff - There's male Yakult milkmen?

Saraf - Yeah, it's kinda creepy actually, isn't it?

Martin - No, they wouldn't do it until she's at least 3 years old!

Chris - Yeah, they might just not have shown the parts where the daddy is getting piss ass drunk, coming home reeking of booze and cheap perfume, beating her up when she asks what he's been doing so she gave back with the local English teacher

chris - Huh? Same Chris?

aimlesswanderer said...

Oops, that was me. Chris is my real name, but I normally go by aimlesswanderer online.

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