Music, advertising and puppets


3. The Muppets’ Animal

Puppets are a goldmine (and a cheaper option than celebrities of flesh and blood ) for advertising  : The Muppets Show’s characters have been used in many TV ads by brands like Warburtons, Lipton, Toyota, American Express and Subway.

My favourite is the mono-eyebrowed puppet drummer of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, the fictional band from The Muppet Show.


Here’s a badass Animal’s performance:


2 Blur’s Milk Carton

Fell in love with the cute protagonist of the Blur’s Coffee and TV music video since it came out in 1999:

You can create your own 3D carton using this printable jpg:



1 Flat Eric

This yellow puppet was used for the Levi’s 1999 campaign, created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty and nominated “Coveted campaign of the year.”

Here’s Eric banging his head to a dirty house tune in “The ID ad” for Levi’s Sta-Prest jeans, directed by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr Oizo:

And here’s him getting a trim:

This soft dude is my childhood hero.


Author: Veronica Baldassari

Advertising and PR student at Richmond, the American iInternational University in London. Concerts and gigs enthusiast. Big fan of Del Boy and Patsy Stone. Slightly obsessed with mod haircuts and Paisley pattern.

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