Often locations need to be adapted for filming. In "Packages," FBL was able to find and use a building that had the desired look. But there was one glitch: the building's front door actually opens in. That wouldn't work for filming, so the crew had to take the door off its hinges and re-hang it so it opened outward. As with all alterations made, the door was put back to normal after the filming was over.
The spot's humorous ending, with our hero dropping his packages, reminds us that it is important to do the right thing, whether or not things will turn out exactly as we thought. The dropping of the packages, though, was not in the script. It was a complete accident - which the director liked and kept in the final edit.
MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand, take a look at your fellow man and tell me what can I do today. ‘Cause everybody needs a helping out…
MAN: Hey, Let me get that for you.
MUSIC: …but that ain’t what it’s all about, tell me what- what can I do today.
LADY: Thank you young man.
MAN: No Problem.
MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand …
ANNCR/SUPER: Courtesy… Pass it on.
MAN: Don’t worry about me, I got it.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Is that Amy Grant singing the lyrics in this ad?
Connie Mae 7 months ago from PA
I believe the young man should have said "you're welcome" as his reply to "thank you young man. that's good manners, not "no problem"
Ross 7 months ago from Bowling Green, Ky
He opened the door for all those people and then he dropped all his packages. Why did that happen to that nice guy?
Awesome over 1 year ago from Florida
It's very good and very courteous.
abdoolkayum about 2 years ago from mumbai
helping makes every1 happy
Eirene Kang ^^ over 2 years ago from Dimond bar, California
JR over 4 years ago from (none your beeswax)
These clips are great for teaching character to my advisory class.
Karl P. almost 5 years ago from West Haven, Utah
Our school class watch these everyday to get started.
Connor M. over 5 years ago from Ogden, UT
My math classes watch these clips every day to start class. It puts us in the right frame of mind and reminds us of the important life lessons. Thanks!
Terry D. over 5 years ago from Livonia, NY
Oh my gosh this had me laughing so much!! well done!
Bev M. over 5 years ago from Canada
Jacqueline C almost 6 years ago from Memphis, TN
Laughed my butt off, as an old FedEx driver I have literally lived this spot.
Jim F. almost 7 years ago from Commerce, GA, USA
This website was suggested to me and my friends and I love it!
Jacob H. almost 7 years ago from Dayton, Ohio USA
The song is great--I think it is Amy Grant singing "Helping Hand."
Elisabeth M. almost 7 years ago from Colorado, USA
I like this one it's really neat.
Cosmo almost 7 years ago from Ohio, USA
Wow. Very Courteous. Can I ask what is the title of this song?
Debi M. almost 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines
I love the "lesson behind the lesson" in "Packages". What I got from it? Continue to give in spite of what seems like selfish acts of others -- even in the moment of giving. Thank you for reminding me.
Tim O. almost 7 years ago from Indianapolis, USA
This movie was so good, I sent it to my best friend.
Annie C. about 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario