Purell Eases The Dreaded Public Restroom Ick Factor


It happens on those long road trips with six of your best friends on the way to a river rafting trip in the middle of nowhere. It happens on those long car rides with the family heading to grandma's house. It happens when you're in the middle of a six hour drive to visit your girlfriend whom you haven't seen in a week and can't wait to jump on top of her the second you see her. It happens when you find yourself on the seedier side of the city. Yes. The dreaded public restroom. Covered in filth. Infested with flies. Dimly lit like a scene out of a horror movie. We've all been though the experience of tiptoeing around the restroom taking extra care not to touch anything. For women, there's the aerial pee position. This commercial for Purell puts you smack in the middle of this nightmare.

by Steve Hall    Aug-11-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Commercials, Good   

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How was a that a commercial?

Posted by: Voice of Reason on August 11, 2006 11:17 AM

Oops...I have the wrong version there. There's no closing sell line which there was in the version I viewed. Hang tight and I'll get the right link. Sorry.

Posted by: Steve Hall on August 11, 2006 11:29 AM

OK...link fixed.

Posted by: Steve Hall on August 11, 2006 11:31 AM

What happened to her purse?

Posted by: Tom on August 11, 2006 12:05 PM

Her purse is on her right shoulder....where else could she put it in that filth!

Posted by: Robin Zaleski on August 11, 2006 1:28 PM

Her purse isn't on her body as she is exiting the stall and when she walks out of the room.

Posted by: tom on August 11, 2006 1:47 PM

Opps, she does have her purse on her right shoulder as she walks out of the room. Go slide by slide and she as she has and hasn't got the purse.

Posted by: Tom on August 11, 2006 1:54 PM

This seems like a spec ad. Not that there's anything wrong with spec but it doesn't look like a finished big budget agency job.

Posted by: kaza on August 11, 2006 2:09 PM

Actually showing her pull down the panties and go pee in a crouching tiger stance...yep I would say it's a spec ad or a creative side project. Plus - she leaves the disgusting dirty bottle of Purell on the sink

I especially like how she brushes her hair to the side BEFORE she washes them hands.

Posted by: Tmoney on August 12, 2006 5:50 PM

It's seems the ad needs to be reworked a little more. The shot of the product feels forced.
Reminds me of Trainsporting scene.

Posted by: nl on August 13, 2006 11:30 PM