My all-time favourite Australian TV ad is is “Not happy Jan!”, an ad for the Australian Yellow Pages directory in 2000.

It became a popular catchphrase for years to come and any Australian knows exactly what you mean when you say “Not happy Jan!”.

They don’t make ads like these anymore…


Here also is another great ad from Telstra Bigpond (their internet arm) in 2006.

Daniel: Dad, Why did they build the Great wall of China?

Father: To keep the rabbits out … too many rabbits.

Only 30 seconds long – worth a watch.

Proves that kids need the internet to research things that their Dads don’t know.