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Thursday 8 September 2005

Who the "Cillit Bang" is Barry Scott?

barry-scottIf you watch television in the UK at the moment you won't have been able to avoid the adverts for Cillit Bang. Styled like a very short American infomercial (well, a very short, very bad infomercial) it's presented by Barry Scott. Razorhead has a more detailed rundown of the Ad and, at the moment, the Cillit Bang site has a video of the advert.

Barry Scott's opening line is very reminiscent of The Simpson's Troy McLure's catchphrase; "Hi! I'm Troy McClure, you may remember me from such ___ as ___ and ___". Except that nobody does remember Barry Scott from anywhere.

This big old internet thingy is full of forums and the like with people asking "Just who the "Cillit Bang" is Barry Scott?"

Barry Scott, the consensus of opinion is, is a fictional character created by J. Walter Thompson and played by an actor called Neil Burgess who has also appeared in a music video for Brian McFadden and may have had a coupe of bit parts in little known movies.

Incidentally, whilst "researching" this I came across the following:

A remix of the advert
An experiment to see if Cillit Bang really does clean coins as shown in the ad.
Cillit Bang T-Shirts (sold out at time of writing) and wallpaper.
A fake Barry Scott Weblog

September 8, 2005 10:57 AM | Entertainment

24 Comments

Bertrand Raynard-Smyth said on September 30, 2005 12:23 AM:

LIES! IT'S ALL LIES YOU BASTARDS! BARRY SCOTT IS REAL, AND HE IS DA BOMB hence da "BANG"!

Bené said on November 7, 2005 1:39 PM:

Barry Scott is my mates dad, this is his acting alias. His most famous role was 'Man chatting on telephone' once on Family Affairs; I belive he won a supporting cast BAFTA for it...?!

Barry Scott kicks ass! After hearing his confident boast that cillit-bang removed 99% of all known stains (is this the right ad?) i used it to wipe baked beans off my toddlers chin. We laughed all the way to Casualty!!!! Barry for Prime Minister, I detect some similarities!DD

Having just returned from a night with the boyos, I stupidly downed a pint of 4-star, much to my embarrasment! I was thinking of unleaded, upto 8p cheaper! Having run my Bentley on Cillit Bang, trusting it to remove 99% of all known stains (if that is the the right advert) so causing it to conk out in Meir, Stoke o-Trent. I ran for my life. Wouldn't anyone??

bang

Patrick Swift said on March 2, 2006 8:22 PM:

Barry Scott is just a very disturbed man who likes to get high on solvents, like cillit bang. I heard that he has came up with a new product to help you get high whilst doing the cleaning called "cillit sparkle".

Hi, Scarry Bot here!
i think tht baz is a tru ledge and i want his babies!!
after hearing tht cilit bang cleans up to 99% of all stains i decided to buy it..........IT IS SHITE!

peace n love
scarry

steely said on June 5, 2006 9:10 PM:

leave baz alone hes a true legend, everyone knows him your just jealous of his fame because hes blown up so quickly,.......oh yes its me again

aarron barrys no1 fan said on June 28, 2006 9:32 PM:

ppl i thort u mite want to tht in a max and paddy episode wer they run ova a cow nd thn buy a pig off the piss hed barry scott appears as a barman check it out

Bang!! Barry Scott!! What a legend!! Bang and the dirt is gone!!!

the bang miiiister said on August 1, 2006 9:46 PM:

Barry Scott is my father he has a problem with shouting he has been banned from all library's and people offen get pissed off and hit him for it. But he is a real legend and cillit bang is a miracle it is bangtastic

Barry Scott said on August 8, 2006 11:16 PM:

Hi im barry scott and im here to tell you that i like to cha cha hard.

afc deadeye said on October 24, 2006 6:45 PM:

barry scott is a god all hail to the mighty baz ...when i die pls let me cum back as that one stain in that 1%

Barry Scott said on January 11, 2007 4:32 AM:

Hi its Barry Scott Here! All i have to say is "BANG! And The Dirt Is Gone!" fuck you all who hate me im a legend everyone loves me and yes cillit bang is shite but money is money!

Claude said on January 24, 2007 7:24 PM:

Barry Scott's shouting causes 217 avalanches every year.

Barry Scott's shouting on average cures 3 cases of deafness a day, unfortunately he deafens upto 5 people a day

Barry Scott said on February 2, 2007 6:25 PM:

Hi, I'm Barry Scott. You may remember me from another shite advert called the K-Tel Magic Clothes Brush. Yes, I'm real and I'm a fucking legend.

Bang! And the shite has gone.

Fuck you all!

Barry Scott has saved my life! Cillit Bang may be a shite name for a shite product, but The Man is Real and He is Great! Become a member of our society now and receive a free Cillit Bang/Barry Scott Loyalty Card which gives you 10% off all your future Cillit Bang purchases! The card even has Barry's mug printed on it (in case you ever forget what he looks like). We will also send you a free copy of the Bafta-nominated Cillit Bang commercial and a free pair of earplugs to endure the Great Man's inane shouting! Apply NOW!

HI im barry scott here is new cillit bang anal lube bang and that friction is gone !!

Trust me it works this time!!!!!!!!!

Mrs Scott said on March 9, 2007 11:09 AM:

Barry is a fantastic lover. He fulfils my sexual needs. And let me tell you girls, he's as loud in bed as he is on the adverts! And one more thing Cillit bang does get rid of those sticky bedroom stains!
p.s. Barry Scott is as long as he is loud!

Mrs Scott said on March 9, 2007 11:10 AM:

Barry is a fantastic lover. He fulfils my sexual needs. And let me tell you girls, he's as loud in bed as he is on the adverts! And one more thing Cillit bang does get rid of those sticky bedroom stains!
p.s. Barry Scott is as long as he is loud!

OMFG!!!!
he told me i was the only one for him the cheating bastard

The Barry Scott depreciation Club said on April 9, 2007 2:04 PM:

BANG and the Scott is gone!

Lizzy said on April 11, 2007 11:27 AM:

STOP SHOUTING MAN ... YOU'RE GIVING ME A HEADACHE !!!

He Beams Me Up said on June 26, 2007 12:33 AM:

Just to let you know -- there's a Barry Scott movie in the works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXICRlcqOpM&mode=related&search=

HARRY SCOTTER said on July 24, 2007 3:34 PM:

ALL I WANNA SAY IS THAT BARRY DOES GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS, BUT IF THE CILIT BANG ADVERTISERS JUST TONED DOWN THE ADVERT A LITTLE, PEOPLE MIGHT BE ABLE TO BEAR IT, BUT IF YOU DONT LIKE HIS SHOUTING...

MUTE THE DAMN T.V

I BEAT LORD ROLLDERMORT!!

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