I want a hippopotamus!

4 thoughts on “I want a hippopotamus!”

  1. I have wanted a house hippo ever since I first saw that commercial years ago. I think it’s still one of my favourites.

  2. I love love this commercial!!! I haven’t seen it in years..thanks for the bit of nostalgia!

  3. Critical thinking is one of the most important things anyone can learn, and unfortunately many of us never really do. Just be aware that you have to wait a few years before it makes any real sense to kids. It does help to point out from time to time, for example, that commercials and ads are always trying to sell you something — that doesn’t mean they’re bad, but it’s something not obvious to children, and it’s a great place to start talking about being skeptical about all sorts of things.

    As for advertising and marketing specifically, the latest episode of The Age of Persuasion on CBC Radio is all about marketing myths. It’s worth a listen.

    Derek K. Miller’s last blog post..Flutebox and Beardyman

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