Actimel Approved by Grandmother (found Russian advertising sketch comedy web series; 2013-2015)
Actimel Approved By Grandmother was an advertising mini sketch-com, created by AdWatch Isobar and Danone Russia in 2013, to promote the Actimel drink. The plot involved a vigorous village grandmother who is trying with all her might to strengthen the immunity of urban relatives during the winter cold. To do this, the pensioner uses proven folk remedies: "radish-artist," "turnip for strengthening" and other vitamin-containing vegetables, trying to replace the beloved Actimel with them.
Availability[edit | edit source]
A total of 5 short episodes and trailer were released on YouTube. In 2015, all of the episodes of the show were privated and weren’t available to watch except the trailer which was re-uploaded by user bless myentry.
As of April 29th, 2021 all five episodes were rediscovered online. A Google Drive containing all of the episodes and trailers was made on March 21st, 2022.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The short plot is taken from the archived website, from WayBack Machine and translated using Google Translate.
Episode 1: Granny has arrived![edit | edit source]
Everything changes when a big lover of health improvement with horseradish and radish bursts into the life of an ordinary family - a granny from the village.
Episode 2: The load of knowledge[edit | edit source]
Grandma's vegetables against a small bottle. Who will win?
Episode 3: Vitamins will not wait[edit | edit source]
Who replaced Actimel?
Episode 4: Got the taste[edit | edit source]
Find out what grandma really likes to drink!
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Find out who gets the last bottle: cat, grandma or grandson?
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Russian article describing the series (use translate). Retrieved 09 Apr '21
- The Google Drive containing all of the episodes and trailers. Retrieved 26 Mar '22
- The archived Russian Actimel website, mostly broken, click the episode names (when page fully loaded) and use translator. Retrieved 09 Apr '21