Was this GMC Sierra truck ad shot in Narnia?

Otherwise, that random streetlight makes little sense.

“This is the land of Narnia,” said the Faun, “where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea.”

One of the plays I performed in when I was young was “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Note the Cambridge comma usage there in that title. C. S. Lewis taught at Oxford 1925-1954, but he taught at Cambridge 1954-1963, a move he was no doubt pressured into after his missing-Oxford-comma publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950 🙂

Sadly, I played the witch’s dwarf sidekick, meaning I didn’t get to wear pretty costumes, nor did I have that many lines. And I’m pretty sure Aslan may have killed me near the end of the play. I can’t remember. No matter. My role gave me plenty of stage time, and I had lots of fun hanging out with everyone backstage when I wasn’t on.

I also remember being very intrigued by the idea of “Turkish Delight.” That was the candy that Edmund liked so much he was willing to sell out his siblings for. Haven’t thought about that in years. But now, thanks to Google, I learned just now that it’s sort of like gumdrops. YUCK!!! I don’t know what I thought it would be like, but certainly not that!

Does anyone even eat gumdrops anyway? Are gumdrops actually good for anything except decorating gingerbread houses at Christmas time?

Gingerbread houses that are strictly for show (and not for eating), that is 🙂

On a different note, whoever handles advertising for GMC Sierra does a fabulous job. This is the second television commercial of theirs that I’ve featured on my blog, and I think I’ve only put three non-archival ads on here in the past eight years.

Here’s my post on the other GMC Sierra ad that caught my attention last year.

And here’s that video, in case you’d like to watch it without clicking over to my post.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to Was this GMC Sierra truck ad shot in Narnia?

  1. mworfolk says:

    I laughed! Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

    I loved the Narnia books as a kid. In 2018, I saw a really interesting play in Vancouver BC (Tolkien, by Ron Reed) about CS Lewis’ friendship with JRR Tolkien; it was really well staged in a very intimate setting that suited the setting and subject matter.
    https://www.vancouverpresents.com/theatre/review-bookish-bromance-takes-centre-stage-in-tolkien/

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    • I just read the review of the play. Wow, it sounds really good! I know their world was not perfect by ANY means, but I do think Tolkien and Lewis were blessed with remarkable riches in terms of their teaching and writing lives. I envy their Oxford/Cambridge home, their long, complex friendship, and their ability to produce such a huge volume of work. (And as you can see in that last sentence, I am firmly in the Oxford comma camp😄)

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