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John Cleese Returns In Specsavers Ad

  • Campaign, Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:40 AM

The ad was created by Specsavers' in-house team, who worked with Cleese to develop the script. The spot references an old scene from Fawlty Towers and opens on Cleese getting into an argument with his car’s voice control and then thrashing it with a tree branch – only to discover too late that his poor eyesight has made him confuse a nearby police car with his own. It ends with the brand’s long-running "should’ve gone to Specsavers" line.

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