Okay, so nobody liked my movie from yesterday? FINE. Let’s try another, this time a commercial from AT&T featuring Lucy’s favorite human being not in our family, Tyler Hansborough:
I mean, COME ON, HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?
Points of interest:
:01 – All shot in Chapel Hill, I believe. The flyer mentions Poplar St., which is in Carrboro, but since Tyler is from Poplar Bluffs, Missouri…
:08 – guy texting at a information board (set up by the producers, not actually there) just to the side of Old West Dorm. South Building in the background, with Playmakers visible behind stop sign (also probably fake). See here
:11 – and there’s Tyler with “friends” at Time-Out! At first I thought it was Sutton’s, but upon closer inspection, I smelled the chicken bones. Note local girl looking straight at the camera.
:14 – if they actually did all shots in Chapel Hill, I believe that’s the 2nd floor of Chi Omega. Ask me how I know.
:15 – fakest shot of the whole commercial. At first glance looks like Dook, but since they Photoshopped the trademark “five bars” motif into the background, I think it’s the church by the Morehead building, copied and enlarged five times. Notice the sloppy Photoshop job on the roof tiles.
:17 – girl is walking towards downtown, on the school side of Franklin Street, right in front of the President’s House. The sign for Battle Lane is obscured behind her, as is our house at Club 510, where Salem and I GOT ALL OF YOU DRUNK. See here for bird’s-eye view.
:21 – Tyler: “We found the dog? FUCK YEAH!”
:25 – here’s your inside joke, Carolina fans! The house number reads 112, and they’re at the Chi O house on Franklin – and 112 Franklin Street is actually He’s Not Here. The reverse angle on the next shot shows that weird little stone house on the corner of Franklin and Hillsborough.
:27 – That’s our guy! Love the “Basketball” shirt. Kind of like those sweatshirts that say “COLLEGE”.
Best part about this ad? It’s totally believable. I really do think Tyler Hansborough could find Lucy’s dog for her. Huzzah!