With just one week left before Australia decides, Dr Mumbo has again been flummoxed by a blockbuster-themed political ad coming out of the Liberal Party campaign headquarters.
The only viable explanation for this could be campaign staffers sitting around comparing Gollum impressions. However, Dr Mumbo can only wonder whether this was a good use of what ‘precious’ time they have left before polling day.
The ad shows a cartoon spoof of Anthony Albanese as Gollum in red shorts, going on about ‘taxes’ and Albo ‘flip-flopping’ over coal.
It is not the first strange ad to crop up on the Liberal Party’s YouTube page in recent weeks, with ‘The Amateurs’ film trailer seeing a release a fortnight ago.
If recent polls and Wednesday night’s ‘Pub Test’ following the final leader’s debate on Seven Network are anything to go by, Dr Mumbo reckons next week we might see the Liberal Party put together a home production of Cast Away.
It was a Tolkein-themed evening for the two leading political parties, with the ALP also opting for a Gollum comparison, just hours before.
Morrison is keeping his precious ($1 an hour pay rise) away from Australian workers.
He’s being tricksy. pic.twitter.com/c88KDAzzUb
— Australian Labor (@AustralianLabor) May 12, 2022
Dr Mumbo enquired about who was behind the Liberal Party’s spoof video, but has not received a response.