Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Beigel Beigel, an Israeli company that makes many different varieties of pretzels, is running a funny commercial set in a bakery in Poland in 1880.
The actors wear period costumes and the lighting and staging bring the shtetl world to life. The bakers' son bursts into the bakery with a new and exciting idea -- flavored pretzels. His mother reacts with shock -- Flavor in food? It can't be. We're Polish. That's for the Moroccans.
Then his father delivers the punch line "When the little Ben-Gurion becomes Prime Minister of Israel, then we'll bake flavored pretzels." as the camera cuts to a cute little boy with wild shocks of blond hair.
The commercial plays in Yiddish, with Hebrew and English titles. Enjoy!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)