The best and funniest ad you will ever read

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So, hammer in hand, Campaign asked a cross-section of ad industry luminaries to suggest the most side-splitting TV of all time. Perhaps surprisingly, a few names cropped up a of times, and, from these, we produced a shortlist of nominations. Some of the on the list, such as the John Smith's spots featuring Peter Kaye, were part of a campaign consisting of a of executions. In some cases, there was little to choose between the individual in each group. In these instances, we picked what we judged to be the funniest and most representative of each group.

Visitors to the Campaign website have been voting on this list for the past two months, and today we can reveal our top ten funniest TV of all time. There is a fair spread of dates, and the fact that four are from the 80s perhaps shows that the creative from that golden age of advertising is standing the test of time.

Or maybe it's because a large of voters were children during that decade. Website users were also invited to submit their own suggestions for the they thought were the most funny. Sadly, none of these gained enough nominations to make it to our shortlist, but a few of them are worthy of honourable mentions. As with all such subjective lists, it is more than possible you disagree with our choices and those of the voters. Our top funny is one of two in the list to come from the combination of Paul Silburn and Danny Kleinman.

The ad became so popular that it turned into one of the world's first internet virals. It starts, tamely enough, in the style of a nature documentary, showing a group of bears catching salmon at the mouth of a river. But things take a turn for the downright bizarre when a John West fisherman enters the fray and starts fighting one of the bears, kung-fu style.

The entertaining bout ends when the fisherman distracts the bear by pointing to an imaginary eagle and kicks his adversary in the balls. This delightfully over-the-top spot for Blackcurrant Tango starts in corporate video-style, with Tango's "spokesman" Ray Gardner reading out a letter from a disgruntled French exchange student named Sebastien.

Fired up, Gardner leaves the office, followed by a retinue of Tango employees. As he walks, he strips off to reveal a pair of purple boxing shorts, and ends up in a boxing ring at the edge of the White Cliffs of Dover, with Harrier jets hovering overhead. To a cheering crowd, Gardner maniacally offers to take on France, Europe and the rest of the world. The ad appears to be shot in one take, although it was actually done in three. Perhaps the most famous of the lot, this spot features Gregor Fisher later to star in Rab C Nesbitt sitting for a picture in a photo booth.

The ad plays on the familiar feeling that the photo booth camera always captures you when you are least expecting it. After carefully straightening his comedy comb-over, Fisher's character wastes his three chances at capturing his mugshot. After his chair collapses, Fisher's bald pate is seen poking above the bottom of the screen with a puff of smoke rising above it. The ad won more gold awards for CDP than almost any other, and was voted the ad of the century by a special jury at Cannes in After the difficulties surrounding Jack Dee's last days as John Smith's No Nonsense man, it would have been understandable if the beer brand had chosen to avoid using another celebrity in its TV .

However, the introduction of Peter Kaye in a series of spots was inspired. In this ad, Paul Silburn's marvellous script sees Kaye enjoying a meal down his local Indian restaurant with his wife and a couple of friends. The occasion is interrupted by a call from his daughter, who has gone to bed and become frightened of the "wardrobe monsters" in her room. Matter-of-fact, Kaye tells her that "it's the burglars that break in through the windows" that she needs to be worried about.

The black-and-white spot was one in a line of patriotic aimed at highlighting the beer's UK origins - often at the expense of our German friends. As their payload splashes off the surface of the lake, a worried-looking German sentry steels himself to defend his fortress. When the spherical missiles reach their target, the soldier turns goalkeeper, leaping like a salmon to keep out the bombs. Perhaps more clever than side-splittingly funny, "fast-paced world" consistently appears in best lists. It features John Moschitta Jr as Mr Spleen, an executive who speed-talks his way through his business day.

Talking at more than words per minute, he manages to conduct a board meeting, hire a new employee, complete a deal over the phone and eat his lunch. It finishes with a voiceover, which says: "In this fast-moving, high-pressure, get-it-done yesterday world We could have picked any of from Orange's series of Gold Spots, which run before films in UK cinemas. However, Snoop Dogg's appearance, earlier this year, managed to make the regular film executives look more out of touch than they ever had before.

Mr Dresden and his assistant Elliot interrupt the rap star in his recording studio and ask him to consider changing the theme of his lyrics to focus less on sex and more on phone calls. After a brief stand-off with Snoop Dogg's posse, Dresden decides the only option is to record the vocal himself. Cue toe-curling rapping from the ultimate suit. One suggests a new gimmick to help customers reach their cars quicker - a jet pack. The ad cuts to a shot of a renter, who lifts off and shoots straight into an overhead power line.

After a brief pause, the marketers decide to ditch the idea. This reversal of the Pygmalion story depicts a bepearled Sloane Ranger receiving an elocution lesson at the School of Street Credibility. Her dismal attempts to shed her posh accent provoke growing frustration from her tutor. It is only when assistant Del arrives with a six-pack of Heineken that the pupil starts getting the hang of things.

Within seconds of taking a swig of the lager, she is sounding as Cockney as Barbara Windsor. This spot depicts two mates transporting crates of XXXX, which are guarded by the wife of one in the back of their ute. When the truck gets stuck over a ravine, the wife calls out: "I reckon we'll be alright if we lose some weight off the back. Stay ed in. Forgotten password? Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to campaignlive.

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