Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Speaking of banjos...

I really dig the funky banjo and brushed drum music in the background to the Pedigree Small Breeds dog food commercial, "Big", that's running right now.

Do not let the face fool you - I am a stone cold killa!
(If only my mouth were larger, I would consume you whole!!)

The strange thing about this giving me warm fuzzies is that the dog/banjo combo normally freaks me out. No, I'm not mental - it's just that the juxtaposition of dogs with banjo music reminds me of a disturbing scene from the 1978 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". It's a fleeting image of a small dog with a human face, backed by a short, eerie banjo twang. The damn thing still gives me nightmares today. If I'm not mistaken, the Atomic Editor will recall this cinematic creepiness and back me up on it. C'mon big AE man, back a sistah up!

1 comment:

Atomic Editor said...

Ugh! How can I forget? That was the most revolting scene in the most revolting remake ever.

(And the second most creepy use of banjo music in a film. Of course, we all know number one...)