Singing, dancing fish are Lipton's cup of tea


Like monkeys and midgets, there's something irresistible about singing fish in advertising. McDonald's knows this. And so does Lipton, which presents its own musical fish in its new Green Tea campaign (tagline: "Drink on the bright side"). But they don't stop at singing sea creatures. No, they also go with another popular advertising theme: sudden, unexplained dance numbers. Two 15-second follow-ups (posted after the jump) star the talking fish along with a talking seagull. How much it has to do with tea, I'm unsure. But I suppose it vaguely relates to drinking on the bright side—assuming the bright side is some sort of Disney-movie hallucination where all the animals talk and spontaneous musicals are par for the course.

—Posted by Rebecca Cullers

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