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My flexible friend

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on October 16, 2004

In Reply to: Sherreebonn & blubble blubble (Billy Connolly) posted by TheFallen on October 16, 2004

: : reading about panto and Billy Connolly I came across the word 'sherreebonn' (scots slang I presume) and a sketch which a punch line that scapes me.

: : I wonder if anyone familiar with Billy Connolly can help with this punchline, specially if you have seen it, as regard

: : 1) where was he putting his head and
: : 2) meaning of blubble blubble (is it a corruption of some word or phrase?)

: : the sketch mentioned is is the American Express one, which ended with the punchline "put your head in between them and go blubble, blubble, blubble with American Express".

: : thanks

: I do vaguely remember this from years and years ago. Amex were running a TV campaign basically suggesting that you could do or obtain anything "with American Express" - the parody sketch involved a busty blonde in a bikini, with the camera zooming onto her cleavage accompanied by a voice-over stating "stick your head between them and go "blubba blubba blubba" with American Express".

: A far funnier spoof credit card commercial which I have tried and sadly failed to find a link to is the Mastercard "priceless" one involving the teenagers standing in the hall outside the girl's parents apartment - too long to explain, but I'll just say that the guy is trying to persuade the girl that she should "drive a convertible", until he realises that he's been leaning on the intercom button. I recommend it.

Anyone remember the Mr. Bean episode where he's sitting on a park bench making his lunch? He spreads mayonnaise on his sandwich using a credit card as a knife and turns to the "normal" man on the next bench and says "my flexible friend". I gather there was an English advertising campaign at the time for a credit card that was your "flexible friend".