The Smurfs Australian BP commercial (partially lost advertising material; 1980s)
Revision as of 23:15, 30 November 2017 by Brb1006
|1981 photo of a BP station showing smurfs merchandise somewhere in an Australian BP station.|
Starting in 1979, gas and oil company BP launched a line of smurf figurines and collectibles featuring The Smurfs that can be found in the UK, South Africa, and Australia. Sometime in the mid 1980's, an Australian animated commercial was created that featured Papa Smurf checking a BP station where smurfs are found cleaning a car, and one smurf found carrying a pile of tires. Like the UK National Benzole commercials, it also uses the "Smurf Song" by Vader Abraham which is sang by Papa Smurf with other smurfs and reuses the "Service With A Smurf" slogan. Very little is know about the Australian BP commercial and has become very obscure as a result.
The commercial is notably different from the National Benzole commercial such as the character animation being more fluid and smooth. While most of the commercial is set inside a BP store such as Papa Smurf checking how clean the interior is and another smurf giving Papa Smurf a wrench he was searching for which Papa Smurf is later seen patting a smurf on a back. The ending is also difference with a singing living car singing the last few lyrics and is then joined by Papa Smurf and the other worker smurfs singing "You Get Service With A Smurf" twice.
The commercial was uploaded by an unknown Australian Youtube user sometime 2010 who also uploaded other commercials from Australia during the 1980's. However it eventually got deleted once the user closed the Youtube account three years later.