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.


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

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