Make Room for the Make Room For The Mushrooms Ad
September 30, 2006 2:30 AM   Subscribe

I have been searching for video of a 1980s UK advert quite possibly for mushrooms, which featured lines of mushrooms marching towards the viewer chanting "Make Room For The Mushrooms!" I have looked on YouTube, etc and searched vaguely around torrent sites. Does anyone have it on VHS just waiting to be capped and uploaded or (more realistically) any ideas where I might find it or where else I might ask
posted by criticalbill to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
I can't help you on the video, but if it was a Government-backed film (eg the mushroom marketing board or whatever Government organisation might exist, rather than an independent trade association) then it will almost certainly have been produced by the Central Office of Information. It's a longshot, but it might be worth contacting them to see if a) it's theirs, and b) they can get you a copy.
posted by greycap at 3:51 AM on September 30, 2006

I remember this. I think it was a government Healthy Eating ad and had numerous vegetables in army attire?? Carrots parachuting and that type of weirdness. The mushrooms, I seem to remember, marched in with a very posh British Officer cry of "Make room for the mushrooms!".

posted by brautigan at 5:21 AM on September 30, 2006

If you get no joy here try asking on b3ta.
posted by oh pollo! at 8:46 AM on September 30, 2006

Response by poster: Well I asked on B3ta - within five miinutes the sound of the funniest people alive ravaging me and my palpable retardedness was so deafening I had to seek shelter here...
posted by criticalbill at 10:40 AM on September 30, 2006

Someone else wants to know, too. Hope you find it.
posted by DenOfSizer at 11:03 AM on September 30, 2006

You could try asking the UK mushroom bureau:

"The Mushroom Bureau is responsible for the generic publicity of all fresh cultivated mushrooms sold in Britain. It is funded voluntarily by mushroom growers and allied trades. "
posted by TheophileEscargot at 12:18 PM on September 30, 2006

And if you find out, tell us!
posted by greycap at 3:49 PM on September 30, 2006

Best answer: sorry about that critical bill - I'm guessing I'm not getting a "best answer" for that one?
posted by oh pollo! at 1:45 AM on October 2, 2006

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