Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan Can’t Stay Mad at Each Other for Long in Funny Ad for Google Duo

Voice-calling app with the assist

Can BFFs Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, the terrific twosome of the Los Angeles Clippers, stay angry at each for long? 

We learn the answer in 72andSunny's brief bro-mantic comedy below, the latest in a series of spots touting the Google Duo video-calling app.

Earlier ads, sans celebrities, focused on anthropomorphized pairings such as salt and pepper, cream and coffee and peanut butter and jelly. This ad is similar, with animated jars of restaurant ketchup and mustard—cheekily voiced by the basketball stars—chatting via Google Duo to resolve a misunderstanding:

More napkins, stat!

Well, Blake and DeAndre certainly seemed happy in the end. A little too happy, perhaps, with the condiments shooting off in all directions. Hope they tipped the waitstaff accordingly.

The ad amusingly makes its point without overstaying its welcome. Director Jake Szymanski is getting quite adept at duo dynamics, having previously helmed Chrysler's election-themed campaign pairing two popular presidential posers.

CREDITS
Brand: Google Duo

Agency: 72andSunny
CEO/Co-Founder: John Boiler
CCO/Co-Founder: Glenn Cole
CSO/Partner: Matt Jarvis
Executive Creative Director: Matt Murphy
Creative Directors: Chiyong Jones, Claire Morrisey
Senior Designer: Ami Lewis
Senior Writer: Iain Nevill
Chief Production Officer: Tom Dunlap
Group Production Director: Angelo Mazzamuto
Senior Film Producer: Elizabeth Corsini
Managing Director: Chris Kay
Group Brand Director: Rhea Curry
Brand Director: Emily Connelly
Senior Brand Manager: Kelly Yaussi
Brand Coordinator: Michelle Casale
Head of Strategy: Bryan Smith
Strategy Director: Michael Lewis
Senior Strategist: Saeid Vahidi
Director of Partnerships and Legal: Michelle McKinney
Partnerships and Legal Director: Kallie Haibach
Junior Partnerships and Legal Manager: Lashá Winn
Partnerships and Legal Coordinator: Kiana Garner

Production Company: Gifted Youth
Director: Jake Szymanski
Managing Director/Executive Producer: Dal Wolf
Executive Producer of Production: Anthony M. Ficalora
Line Producer: Stephan Mohammed

Editing: Cut+Run
Editor: Andy Green
Managing Director: Michelle Eskin
Executive Producer: Amburr Farls
Senior Producer: Jared Thomas

Sound Design: Barking Owl
Sound Designer: Morgan Johnson
Executive Producer/Partner: Kelly Bayett

Mix: Lime Studios
Audio Mixer: Zac Fisher
Audio Assist: Kevin McAlpine
Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

Animation: Jogger
Executive Producer: Rich Rama
Producer: Ben Sposato
Creative Director: David Parker
Lead Flame Artist: Tim Bird
Animators: Yasmin Joyner and Jahmad Rollins
Flame Assist: Jorge Tanaka
Production Coordinator: Erica Cruz

Color: Apache Digital
Colorist: Shane Reed
Executive Producer: LaRue Anderson
Producer: Caitlin Forrest