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Davida pointed this one out to me: an ad for Verizon Hub showing a black man calling his white wife – but watch carefully or you might miss it!

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I love this ad! I remember seeing it in 2004 or 2005.

  • First aired: February 29th 2004 during the Academy Awards
  • Ad agency: Fallon Worldwide (Publicis Groupe)
  • Filmmakers: Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis
  • Voice: Robert Redford
  • Song: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
  • Awards: nominated for an Emmy in 2004
  • Plane: Boeing 777 seems to be the consensus among YouTube commenters
  • Anachronism: Thanks to the Shoe Bomber of 2001, no one in 2004 would have got off a plane not knowing his shoes were mismatched.


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