Doing Good, One Blog Entry at a Time

Long-time readers will recall that I have previously blown the lid off the the roaming accent of the Travelocity Roaming Gnome.  Well, a quick listen to the current incarnation of the very commercial that set me off in the first place (the one where the gnome goes on about a swimming pool) demonstrates that while the visuals haven’t changed, the gnome is currently being voiced by someone who has changed the accent again (the nice thing about a mascot whose lips don’t move, I suppose, is that this sort of thing is easy to do).  It is still a Cockney accent, unlike the original gnome, but it has been dialed back to be less aggressively over the top.  The inescapable conclusion is that someone at Travelocity world headquarters was reading my blog and saw my post on their commercials, which made them realize how silly they looked.  I assume that they didn’t go all the way to a ridiculous Scandinavian accent as I suggested simply for fear of causing a bit too much confusion among the public, but perhaps the dialect will wander across the North Atlantic in time.

Anyway, seeing as how I apparently wield great influence through this blog, I am open to suggestions for my next crusade.

~ by smwilliams on July 31, 2012.

2 Responses to “Doing Good, One Blog Entry at a Time”

  1. That TacoBell dog. What is it? A Chihuahua? His voice needs to be more like puss-in-boots. He’d get more street-cred that way.

    • Doesn’t Antonio Banderas do that voice, though? Can Taco Bell afford him? Come to think of it, though, I think George Lopez voiced a talking chihuahua in one of those horrible talking animal movies, and I don’t think he’s got much else going on right now. Still, I think they should just go the same route as the Geico and Travelocity people and make their mascot sound like he should be plotting a heist somewhere in London’s East End. It would make as much sense for a chihuahua as it would for a Scandinavian gnome or a gecko from, I don’t know, New Zealand or wherever.

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