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Satirical Comedy Blog: New Television Adverts

Warm weather in Blighty is increasing thirst, so Strongbow’s great greenYgrey advert must be hitting the target now. It includes all the best qualities of the new greenYgrey rebranding, with green and yellow nature in one half, and green and grey in the other.

New Adverts

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent at the Greenygrey inspired by Harry Hill. Please remember alcohol legal drinking ages, and drink in moderation.

English: Karrimor shoes
English: Karrimor shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The new Karrimor advert also has a lot of great greenYgreyness, with street scenes mixing concrete and nature:

Rated People Adverts

Rated People have produced several adverts featuring different tradespeople, but all containing a good slice of old fashioned Greenygrey:




Which is your favourite?

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Karcher Advert Inspires Literary Nonsense Poem and Explanation

I’d never heard of Karcher
until sitting in an armchair
of my mind
oh what a find
its new advert is full
of green and grey so cool
and even has a yellow middling
like the greenYgrey rebranding:

This blog post was created by a combined team effort pooling the resources of the television team helped by Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill and poetry personnel wiling away with William Wolfsworth.

Birds of a Feather Fifty Shades of Grey

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill, satirical comedy television correspondent in the style of erstwhile Harry Hill.

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Greenygrey decided to avoid the 50 Shades of Grey furore a couple of years ago, although Grey was in the middle of its epic Australian Ozyssey when it was published in June 2011 (as seen on the australiatraveller website), as we consider ourselves a family (of werewolves) site.

However, when the returned British sitcom Birds of a Feather‘s first series episode turned Fifty Shades of Grey to Sixty Shades of Green, written by a rebranded Foxywe thought we had to mention it.

60 shades of green

I only watched the first episode for old time’s sake, having quite enjoyed the original series. I haven’t watched any other episodes since.

I thought the comedy was okay, but not as original as that found in Grey’s Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps… but I am biased of course!

Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey?

Putting 50 Shades of Grey and 60 Shades of Green together would make 110 Shades of Greenygrey, although a better title would probably be made from going to the middle of 50 and 60 to create Fifty-Five Shades of Greenygrey.

English: Birds of a feather etc Not sure what ...
English: Birds of a feather etc  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The double 5 if using numbers, or F if using letters, would also be in line with the double G of greenygrey; and F is of course only one letter before G.

Not that there’s any relevance to anything, if you’d forgotten the satirical introduction!

We have no plans to write such a book though.

Birds of  a Feather is available on the ITV website, but just in the U.K. I think. The first episode is available for just over a day from now.

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Wolf or Human: Witch is Werewolf Better Half?

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, nature correspondent at the Greenygrey. We werewolves often debate the Big Questions about life, such as which/witch is our better half: human or wolf.

Polar Bear Squares
Polar Bear Squares (Photo credit: gehmflor)

Polar Bear Family and Me 

Polar bear
Polar bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the merits and faults of humans and wolves are sure to Bram Stoker up a heated debate in the Greenygrey world, we are usually in universal agreement that humans are more empathetic than polar bears.

This is because we watched the Polar Bear Family and Me, and read Marc Latham’s Natural World Media article about the series.

Polar Bears and Humanity Difference 

Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with ...
Ursus_maritimus_Polar_bear_with_cub.jpg, with color correction and cropping (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the polar bear family was shown to be very loving and caring of each other, they were obviously just trying to survive, and didn’t have the time or inclination to ‘care’ about other species.

Although humans are of course more destructive to the planet and other species overall, and polar bears make friends with huskies, some humans try to protect their animal competitors; and even those animal predators who threaten humanity, which might just lift  humanity above its predator competitors.

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Christmas Repeats Reminder of Spartacus Directors Cut

Hi, it’s Greenygrey; thanks to Susie for her innovative and efficient countdowning introduction to the last Werewolf of Oz episode. Sometimes it seems as if Christmas and New Year television is all about repeats, and it is nice to watch old programmes and films at a time of year when a lot of the spirit is about looking back at the year and meeting familiar people.

Original 1960 theatrical release poster
Original 1960 theatrical release poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New Year Spirit 


We like to get into the spirit here this year, with lots of Werewolf of Oz: Fantasy Travel by Google Maps repeats. Grey was reminded of its epic travel quest across Oz for freedom when we watched the recovered and reworked very long Spartacus directors-cut film, with lots of extra footage; we remember the original from a long time ago.


On a more negative note, we were horrified to see that greenygrey witches were the baddies in Shrek Forever After. Not good for our image that. Here’s some nice greenygrey Shrek images to recover:

Shrek the Third (video game)
(Photo credit:Wikipedia)


Shrek 4-D
Shrek 4-D (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Hi-Riser ("Bubble") with Shrek Mar...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyway, an episode of Werewolf of Oz should get us over our blues, although it finds Grey firmly entrenched in the blue of Rainbow Valley:

36.  Blue on the Other Side of Green to Yellow

As we crossed from green forest to hills of blue
and the yellow completely faded from view
I encountered the poem, Shropshire Lad,
written by Alfred Edward Housman when sad.
I read it intently because I was
on walkabout in the land of Oz.
He also wrote of terrain with such a hue,
but while he longed to return to that view,
for me it was just another rainbow colour
on my journey to and fro, hither and dither.



Alfred Edward Housman and poem (Shropshire Lad).
(Aussie film).



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South Downs Great British Countryside Best of Greenygrey

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol. Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonhill tipped me off about a couple of greenygrey scenes that were like pure art on last night’s Great British Countryside South Downs episode. I had a to agree, with both showing sky and land working together in harmony. So I captured them and imported them into the Greenygrey world.

I have called them snake and ladders.

And without further ado,
here they are for you to view:

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Great British Countryside in Yorkshire Review and Images

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonthehill. Yes, the Yorkshire episode of The Great British Countryside lived up to expectations, with lots of greenygreyness from beginning to end. There are a lot of great countryside places they didn’t focus on, such as the Three Peaks, Brimham Rocks, Ingleton, Scarborough to Whitby coast etc, but I suppose there’s only so many places you can fit into an hour long programme.

There were no startling new revelations, like the previous week’s copper greenygreyness, just the usual green fields and grey rocks, sea and sky. But they did look very beautiful a lot of the time, with green and grey shown to be working together in timeless harmony.

And we did notice that even the title image of the programme is in greenygrey, and looks like it might be an image from Yorkshire.

Great British Countryside in Yorkshire

Hi, it’s Harry Silhouetteof-Wolfhowlingonthehill. We’re really looking forward to tonight’s second episode of The Great British Countryside at 8pm, as it’s focusing on Yorkshire.

Yorkshire’s the home of Bronte country, with the Bronte sisters setting their novels within a brooding greenygreyness. So we’re hoping there’s lots of our favourite colour combination in tonight’s episode. It certainly looks like there will be from the photo on the programme’s site, available from the above link.

There was a lot of greenygreyness in last week’s first episode, which focused on Devon and Cornwall. While we’d seen most of it before, we were surprised to see that copper is so greenygrey. So we took a screen print to show you, and it’s copied below. There are still three weeks left to watch the first episode on iplayer in the UK; don’t know about other availability. Enjoy!

New Evidence of Wolfophobia in TV Advert

Hi, it’s Grey. I have been hearing of a growing wolfophobia in 2012, and today I saw it with my own eyes. I heard Celebrity Big Brother had wolfophobic games in the show, and The Grey film showed wolves in a false light. This is disappointing after I caught up with 2011’s Frozen Planet documentary series showing real wolves to be brave, caring and resilient; as they struggle to survive in the planet’s extremities.

Three Little Pigs Theme Used by Go Compare

Go Compare already has a reputation for naff adverts. I read on the Metro website that the company’s adverts were voted the most annoying two years running: in 2009 and 2010 .

The Three Little Pigs theme, which was also used in Celebrity Big Brother, is used by Go Compare to depict a human saving the pigs from a wolf. The wolf seems to represent the greedy people who have threatened the British economy.

Go Compare Advert Peddles a False Reality

While the Go Compare advert seems to be trying to send the message that it can be trusted, it is of course using a false reality.

The truth is that pigs have been manufactured by humanity out of boars, which are strong intelligent creatures, and not just the walking bacon and pork many people now see when they look at a pig. Therefore, it is humanity that has done most harm to pigs and their ancestors.

And rather than the wolf being greedy and destructive, it is humanity that has destroyed large areas of the world, including many homes of the wolf. Here’s the advert, followed by the new one by their Compare the Market rivals. We love the Orlovs!

Celebrity Big Brother Wolf Fairy Tales and David Hockney Art

Hi, it’s Andy Wolfhol, with a TV update. There’s some good and bad news from the Celebrity Big Brother house. Our fellow double initial twins are safe for another week, but there was some wolfophobia the last couple of nights, with housemates doing tasks based on fairytales.

Wolf Demonised in Big Brother Fairy Tales

Yes, you guessed it, this meant fending off a grey big bad wolf that has been used to demonise the brave and resilient wolf (big wild dog) for centuries.

The big bad wolf was used in Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs tasks. It is unlikely to lead to anti-wolf hysteria in the UK, as wild wolves were wiped out here over two centuries ago.

David Hockney sees Colour in the Countryside

Also, David Hockney, who reminds me of me, was shown on Countryfile this week creating lots of colourful art out of mainly greenygrey scenery. We like this at the Greenygrey, as we don’t like to overwork! A brilliant sunset last night created lots of great colour to let us clock off a little earlier than usual.

The programme is available until 19.29 this sunday in the UK; don’t know about other availability. If you can’t see the programme, a lot of Hockney’s art is available to view online with a David Hockney paintings google search, and a couple are copied below for your convenience.

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