There have been many great advertisements over the years; many that I COULD say were my favorites, but I’m not like the typical people in society who pick the famous Old Spice ads as their favorite or the vintage Budweiser ones. Instead, my all time favorite ad only came out last year, for the Longhorn Network. It’s titled “Little Longhorn” and features a young girl maybe around the age of 7, listening to her father tell her a bed time story. The story however, isn’t like the usual stories for 7-year old girls, featuring fairies and princesses. Instead her father is finishing up a wonderful tale about how quarterback Vince Young for the University of Texas, runs into the end zone to win the National Championship against USC. At that part of the story, the girl just has the biggest smile on her face, begging her father to tell the story again, and as you will see below, she cleverly convinces him to do so:
I think what I love so much about this commercial, is that it’s essentially a summary of my childhood in a 30 second TV spot. I see myself, sitting in my fathers bed, listening to him tell famous stories of Longhorn Football. That was the life I grew up with. I have maybe replayed this commercial 30 times on YouTube, because every time in brings up this great nostalgic feeling. That’s what a great commercial has to do. It has to please people everywhere, but if it could truly touch just one person, then it’s a masterpiece.
A dissection of the mind of a kid at heart being somewhat productive.
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