Colmans Self Saucing Pudding

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A voiceover in the "gobbledegook" style of "Professor" Stanley Unwin made this a memorable commercial.

Four overgrown lads, dressed up in their public school caps and uniforms, become cry babies when their Mumble discovers Women's Lib and refuses to slave in the kitchen making any more spongey pud.

But then they find Colmans Self Saucing spongey pud – it's all in the can – and its "delicimo" taste leaves the boys happy.

The writer of this popular commercial was 1970s singer-songwriter John Hanlon. After topping the charts with hits like "Damn the Dam" and "Lovely Lady," he embarked on a career in Australia as an advertising writer.

Catalogue Reference C2551

Year c1974


Production Co.: Yellow Duck
Shot by: Robert Knapp Productions
Producer: Bob Issell
Writer: John Hanlon
Advertising Agency: Peter Jacka Advertising
Client:  Reckitt & Colman
Voiceover: John Dawson

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