The model’s the same guy who plays an accordion and a harmonica on an earlier commercial. That was decent, but I like this one because as a viewer on facebook said, it is full of internet memes. Now if you don’t know yet what a “meme” is, it is just jargon for “uso.” Just like Lola Techie, Jejemons and Jejebusters, LOLcats, Moymoy Palaboy and others who came into popularity via the internet.
1 It’s just me…
2 and a panda playing keys
3 and an elf
4 puppets swaying
5 a tarsier’s eyes a-widening (high lilt in the voice here suggests a castrati)
6 Adding new friends and sharing my pics
7 Level 10 mechas and sword swinging chicks
8 LOLcats versus Pacman the Champion
9 Joining the mates and getting our grooves on!
(Spoken: The Internet is as big as you want it to be. Get more out of it. With unlimited broadband, landline and watchpad. Triple-play service only from the new PLDT myDSL. Going beyond broadband.)
And here’s what they mean!
1-2 I really don’t know. Maybe they got it confused from badger (Badger, Badger)?
3 PLDT is a major stockholder of Level-Up Games, among others. It may refer to RF, MuOnline and other MMORPGs occupying countless Filipino teens.
4 Puppets. I don’t know. Maybe Wan Lu of Talentadong Pinoy or Achmed the Terrorist? ithacan.wordpress.com has a good collection of these.
5 Tracked it to “Dramatic Lemur”. Thanks, google!
6 The video clearly implies social networking sites. Not seen: porn and cybersex chatting
7 MMORPGs again. PLDT wants YOU to PLAY…
8 Internet LOLcats and Manny Pacquiao’s fights. Hmmm…
9 “Mates” here refer to the inmates of the Cebu Prison where videos of the dancing to pop songs were circulated.
1. The puppets wear Chicago Bulls shirts
2. Seen references for blogger, myspace, facebook and what I think to be multiply.
3. The blue girl beside the Pacman reference? Is that Lady Gaga? And is that Domo-kun behind the blogger reference?
4. Find the 300 (Greek hoplite) reference and Mr. T!