“As the spot unfolds, you notice that 1950s Man’s lifestyle is simpler and more active and his diet is healthier than Mr. Modern Man. He’s just happier. As the ad ends, you discover that the men are grandfather and grandson. The lovely bit of splitscreen nostalgia scored by the Tom Jones toe-tapper ‘It’s Not Unusual’ features one actor playing both parts…This ad shows that the lifestyle enjoyed by our grandparents — moving more, eating well, taking it easy — can be beneficial. ”  (Source: Buzzfeed)

(And if we’re slugging back Coke Zero, Coke wins too! )


  1. Great video! I like the juxtaposition of old and new. I’m not sure — is it the same actor playing both men? They look a lot alike when viewed from the side.


  2. very cool


  3. Well…yeah…when are we gonna get it? It seems so simple to understand.


  4. The first time I watched it, I hadn’t noticed that it was the same actor in both roles, but the nose should have been a dead giveaway.


  5. Reblogged this on photographyofnia.


  6. I like it, though I have to admit I felt a pang watching the grandson powering through life, bolting down food, sailing past people, etc., etc. I don’t like much of what we’ve become….sigh


  7. WLS…


  8. Yeah, and we’ll be watching this on TV, Facebook or you tube while not talking to each other–sigh.


  9. I was tapping my toe and smiling, especially at the sandwich wrapped in waxed paper, which I still do.

    Neat! MJ


  10. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.


  11. But there was not so much population, stress of competition and price hike and so much more in grandpa’s life. Lovely video.


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