Hats Off to The Agency that Came Up with This Ad


This ad is pretty darn off topic, except that I could note that if this boy lived in more Free-Range times, he’d have already had a bunch of kids to play ball with. It’s a few years old, so let’s call it a classic:


If I lived in Scandanavia, I'd buy a bar as a hat tip to this ad.

If I lived in Scandanavia, I’d buy this candybar as a hat tip to this ad.


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17 Responses to Hats Off to The Agency that Came Up with This Ad

  1. Sarah M January 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    That is hilarious!!!

  2. Harrow January 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    LOL Free range parents.

  3. lsl January 10, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    That was adorable!

  4. Caiti January 10, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    That’s great! I love it!

  5. JKP January 10, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    It wouldn’t play embedded on this site, so I watched it on youtube. For an additional laugh, if you look at the comments, a great number of them don’t get the joke.

  6. Hancock January 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Wow. That is the definition of precocious.

  7. MichaelF January 11, 2016 at 5:11 am #

    Well Free Range enough to know how to make pasta, set a table, and open a bottle of wine.

  8. lollipoplover January 11, 2016 at 9:28 am #

    The opening the wine was the best part. And putting the boots on the baby. Loved this, thanks for sharing it!

  9. Linda January 11, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    I dunno, seems on topic to me.
    Capable kid, left home alone, plays outside, cooks dinner, no CPS is called.
    And a natural result of this freedom and responsibility? Great problem solving skills!

  10. pentamom January 11, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    LOL! Problem solving skills and planning!

  11. pentamom January 11, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    And yes, hilarious how so many people just did not get it.

  12. pentamom January 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    And on a related note, it looks like the “latch key kid” Wiki article got some pro-free range editing. It’s fairly balanced now, even pointing out that in middle and upper middle class kids, no significant negative effect is observed. Bravo!

  13. Kate January 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    At one point in the ad, I became quite certain that this did NOT run in the US! Sadly!

  14. Curious January 11, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    So he needed a playmate. And he figured out how to get one. Took nine months plus a few years…

  15. Denise D Hammond January 12, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    Love this. I could see my only grandson coming up with this plan. Europeans have evolved way more than Americans. That ad would never pass the censors here.

  16. Vaughan Evans January 12, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    I am trying to promote the game “Red Rover”
    It started in Britain;-but it is played in only a few countries(although the Russians, and Czechs have a game whose rules are similar.

    Many playground leaders will not teach this-because it has an element of danger-They are afraid of being sued.

    It used to be when people played this game, parents did NOT sue.

    _I am making contributions to Canada’s 150th anniversary-for 2017.

    -I want to disseminate the game :Red Rover” to the whole world.

  17. Fiamma January 19, 2016 at 9:05 am #

    HAHA! This is fantastic. And it would NEVER play here in the US because you know, sex.