Captain Cook, Ned Kelly and Other Aussie Legends Are Invited to a BBQ This Year

Cricket's Richie Benaud Hosts a Cook-Out in Meat and Livestock Association's Australia Day Ad

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Australia Day, on Jan. 26, is when all Australians traditionally invite a bunch of mates round for a BBQ. To celebrate this year, this fun ad from the country's Meat and Livestock Association, by Sydney agency The Monkeys, brings together Australian legends from history -- including Captain Cook and Ned Kelly -- and imagines they're all invited to throw some prawns on the "barbie."

Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud is hosting the BBQ and invites the Aussie legends (who also include cricketer Don Bradman, businesswoman Ita Buttrose and media personality Sam Kekovich) by phone in typically laid-back Australian style. However, Billy Birmingham, a man who's made a name for himself impersonating Mr. Benaud, doesn't get a call.

The ad was directed by Australian director Tom Noakes, who was a finalist in last year's Doritos "Crash The Super Bowl" competition.

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Jan 08, 2015
The Monkeys
Australian MLA
Executive Creative Director/Writer:
Scott Nowell
Managing Director:
Matt Michael
Senior Planner:
Michael Hogg
Head of Production:
Thea Carone
Senior Producer:
Jade Rodriguez
Senior Content Manager:
Katie Wong-Hee
Production Company:
Tom Noakes
Belinda Dean
James Brown
Post House:
Stuart Morley
Damian de Boos-Smith
Sound House:
Nylon Studios
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