Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Because every blog needs two Olleh posts, right?

Yesterday I brought you Darth Vader in Seoul, courtesy of Olleh KT. Now, pre-Darth (and back when I had a TV), you couldn't go a single commercial break without seeing a 'do do do OLLEH!' commercial... specifically this commercial:


The tune's pretty catchy, and I can't see or hear 'KT' without singing 'do do do OLLEH!' to myself... although I never got what the very non-Korean black guy running around Seoul had to do with cell phone service. About as much as Darth Vader and his Trek universe WARP, I guess. Anyway, it never occurred to me that the tune wasn't actually created for KT advertising purposes. I never would have guessed that it had a life anywhere outside of Korea. Then it popped up on my friend G's Pandora station. So now we know: the Olleh KT 'do do do OLLEH' song is Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis.

5 comments:

G said...

The black guy is Bob Sapp, a famous K-1 fighter who is especially popular in Korea and Japan.

Anonymity said...

Haha, OK, I guess it kind of makes sense why they would use him... not that I 'get it' any more knowing that, though! Tonight's education through Olleh night, apparently!

G said...

Just a famous face I guess. There isn't a fighting angle, just someone looking for wifi!

John from Daejeon said...
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John from Daejeon said...

I am extremely grateful that there are many "free" phone aps (and Google Voice) that allow me to not be tied up with a contract of any kind as I use my Internet Tablet as my very "smart" phone (of course, this only works as long as I have wi-fi access or high speed Internet access on my computer). And it would upset me to no end to have to use KT which just spelled "hello" backwards as their marketing strategy.