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Drunk Caller

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Direct / Direct Radio Commercials / 2006

At 19:45 on Friday the following call was heard on the Gareth Cliff show as he took phone calls to see what people were doing at the weekend. Gareth: 'Five' hello? SFX: YOUNG MAN DRIVING IN A CAR. HE SLURS HIS WORDS MV: Howzit Gareth… How you doing oke? Gareth: Go ahead. MV: (Giggling) I just want to send a shout. I just want to send a shout out to my girlfriend… Gareth: (To the listeners) Do you hear how drunk this guy is? FV: (In Car) You should be here oke. MV: (Distracted and giggling) You should be here oke. FV: - Watch it babe. MV: Us sorry. Denise. Uh… Gareth: (Interrupting, aggravated) Hello. Dude, you can't drive around like this on a Friday evening, and, you go around drunk, you think you'll be okay… MV: (Interrupting, aggravated) Don't be a girl. What are Friday evenings for Gareth? Gareth: (To the listeners) Moron. MV: (Slurs something incoherent) You like a girl ou, ja you ju... SFX: WE HEAR THE CAR SKID AND SLAM INTO SOMETHING. THE LINE STAYS OPEN. STATIC Gareth: (Worried) What the hell was that? Hello? Hello…? Oh my god? SFX: THE DJ IS LEFT SPEECHLESS AND GOES INTO AN UNTAMED AD BREAK, LEAVING THE LISTENERS WANDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DRUNK DRIVER AND HIS PASSENGER Gareth: Did you hear that call a second ago? Now, that call was staged for Drive-Alive. It was a re-enactment. And if this call didn't scare you, and I know it did by the number of people who called in asking if the guy is okay, but if this call didn't scare you, visit Drive-Alive.org.za. There's some very shocking drunk driving statistics. Please, enjoy your Friday night, but don't drink and drive.

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