Posted by: Rick Noll on December 10th, 2005
Keep an eye out this Christmas season for new commercials on TV that exploit Bigfoot’s nature.
JCPenney – Wonder where lost socks go after a washing session. JC Penney would have you believe that your current washer and dryer machines might be eating them. They advertise not new devices for cleaning but the variety of socks they have on hand… they’re disposable don’t you know. They have all manner of socks during the holiday season, even the ones with toes sewed in them. The last scene shows Bigfoot walking through a forested scene sporting a right foot, brightly striped toe sock. I can’t figure out if they are trying to say “think of it like a donation” or “the mystery continues… get over it and buy another pair.”
MTV – Tuesday is now the day that MTV unleashes the newest of the new music videos. With the advent of Apple’s new Video iPod and the ability to take with you these videos I guess a new market is being forged. Just saw the commercial showing two fishermen going to a legendary fishing hole only to meet up with a bunch of yellow warning tape across the pathway and a big DANGER sign about venturing into the area. The two cross the line anyway… they’re fisherman after all.
The last scene shows them fishing away at a nice little hole. The camera perspective is a point of view (POV) from the woods. As it pans out we are presented with the back of a hairy hominoid, breathing heavy and swaying slightly back and forth. A small growl and it all is over.
NOTE: You know this Video iPod could turn into another tool for field research. Think about having a database of all the Bigfoot casts and tracks on it to compare with something you just found out in the woods, or video how-too instruction in making your own casts, camera blinds, setting up camera traps, call blasting, etc. I guess it is also supposed to be able to connect with most digital USB enabled cameras as a separate storage facility… hmmm. 30 gig for $299. Well if you get one for Christmas… tell them the Bigfoot Hunter sent you.
Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. – So when are we going to see TV commercials for this company?
Why is Bigfoot being used in more and more commercials? Are there hidden meanings in these? The Mystery of it all? Getting scared? Trying to be funny? Or did the director have some type of encounter himself or herself and they are just making a statement, without really coming out and saying so?
Rick Noll has been actively searching for the Sasquatch since 1969 and continues his pursuit with extended field trips into the Pacific Northwest's most remote regions. Rick has worked with Peter Byrne, René Dahinden, Grover Krantz, John Green, Jeff Meldrum and the BFRO during all this. He helped with many documentaries on the subject including Animal X: The Skookum Expedition and Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.