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  • KP Nuts advert from 1983

    I used to think that this advert for KP Nuts was the most embarrassing advert on TV, so much so that I hated it when it came on the screen (I even cursed my late parents for having ITV on all the time so that I would be frequently be "bumping into" the advert during Coronation Street or whatever programme was on). I was glad when it disappeared from our TV screens for good, until I was reunited with my fears courtesy of TV Ark and YouTube from 2005 onwards, and the irony was that over 20 years later, I managed to overcome my fears "phobia" of that advert. I mentioned this earlier on this year in that "Adverts that scared you" thread.

    The actor (which I believe from past YT comments could be Pete Lee-Wilson) looks as if he is some sort of sub-Shakin' Stevens / Paul Young / Travolta / Fonz or whoever, wooing some young women (they could be in their late teens as they did look a lot older back in the early 1980s) and sharing his packets of nuts (if you excuse the expression) with them - perhaps I was jealous because his way with women? All this while eccentrically dancing around some private living room, singing like a ventriloquist, reworded lyrics to Lene Lovich's 1979 hit Lucky Number - something that I didn't make a connection with until Radio Trent had played it on their Music Jam programme and I realised the similarity of the tune to the one used in the advert. Even my first avatar was a still image from that advert, which is probably why I chose it in the first place.

    For those of you who haven't got a clue what I am going on about, I provide a few still images from the advert, including what used to be my avatar.


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    Last edited by George 1978; 10-03-2021, 20:59.
    I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
    I'm having so much fun
    My lucky number's one
    Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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    Re: KP Nuts advert from 1983

    The advert itself...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o002JGyfMQY
    I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
    There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
    I'm having so much fun
    My lucky number's one
    Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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    • #3
      Addendum: I have always wanted to see when exactly the advert was shown on TV as a result of an off-air ad break - thanks to Neil Miles' excellent collection of archive TV clips on YT, I have finally found an ad break which contains it when he downloaded a HTV West one on 10th January this year:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McwYPAyMk1Y&t=119s

      It was from HTV West just after midnight on Friday 1st July 1983 which pinpoints when it was on TV, and it is just under two minutes into the clip - so it was doing the rounds in ad breaks around half-way into 1983? To tell you the truth, the advert does feel like it would have been shown around November or December because of its party theme, as it feels as if it is linked to Christmas or New Year.
      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
      I'm having so much fun
      My lucky number's one
      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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