Paddington Bear eats Marmite, whatever next?!

18 Sep

Everybody knows that Paddington Bear eats Marmalade in his sandwiches, not Marmite. This is just so wrong. What’s next? Winnie the Pooh advertising baked beans not honey?!


But the commentary on the official Paddington Bear website did make me chuckle…

“Paddington is famous for the fact that he always has marmalade in his sandwiches and so it came as rather a surprise when he was asked whether he would like to star in a new series of ads for Marmite.

“But I always have marmalade in my sandwiches!” exclaimed Paddington, when he was first approached by the advertising agency.

“That’s exactly why we think you would be perfect for the campaign,” they explained. “We want people who normally have something different in their sandwiches to try Marmite”.

Paddington, of course, would never give up marmalade but he’s always keen to test something new…”


2 Responses to “Paddington Bear eats Marmite, whatever next?!”

  1. anthony September 19, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    this reminds of the old ad-joke

    Nescafe manages to arrange a meeting with the Pope at the Vatican.

    After receiving the papal blessing, the Nescafe official whispers, “Your eminence, we have an offer for you. Nescafe is prepared to donate £100 million to the church if you change the Lord’s Prayer from ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ to ‘Give us this day our daily coffee’.”

    The Pope responds, “That is impossible. The Prayer is the word of theLord, It must not be changed.”

    Well,” says the Nescafe man, “We anticipated your reluctance. For this reason, we will increase our offer to £300 million. All we require is
    that you change the Lord’s Prayer from ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ to ‘Give us this day our daily coffee’.”

    Again, the Pope replies, “That, my son, is impossible.
    For the prayer is the word of the Lord and it must not be changed.”

    Finally, the Nescafe guy says, “Your Holiness, we at Nescafe respect your adherence to your faith, but we do have one final offer.

    We will donate £500 million – that’s half a billion quid – to
    the great Catholic church if you would only change the Lord’s
    Prayer from ‘Give us this day our daily bread’ to ‘Give us this day our
    daily coffee’. Please consider it.” And he leaves.

    The next day the Pope convenes the College of Cardinals. “There is some Good news,” he announces, “and some bad news…..
    The good news is that the Church will come into £500 million.”
    “And the bad news, your Holiness?” asks a Cardinal.

    “We’re losing the Hovis Account. “

  2. amit gupta October 4, 2007 at 3:03 pm #

    This is as bad as when I found out that there is no such a place as Darkest Peru.

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