About This TV Commercial
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 aint what its 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: Dont worry about me, I got it.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.
Courtesy. Pass It On!
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I wanted to help him pick up the packages that he dropped!
Carolyn , E.C., N.C.
this guy is respectful to people. so caring
wow that was very important and respectful of the man
this is very helpful eve if he had on hand
It is Amy Grant singing and she is also listed as one of the Songwriters
Is that Amy Grant singing the lyrics in this ad?
Connie Mae, 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, 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?
It's very good and very courteous.
helping makes every1 happy
Eirene Kang ^^, Dimond bar, California
JR, (none your beeswax)
These clips are great for teaching character to my advisory class.
Karl P., West Haven, Utah
Our school class watch these everyday to get started.
Connor M., 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., Livonia, NY
Oh my gosh this had me laughing so much!! well done!
Bev M., Canada
Jacqueline C, Memphis, TN
Laughed my butt off, as an old FedEx driver I have literally lived this spot.
Jim F., Commerce, GA, USA
This website was suggested to me and my friends and I love it!
Jacob H., Dayton, Ohio USA
The song is great--I think it is Amy Grant singing "Helping Hand."
Elisabeth M., Colorado, USA
I like this one it's really neat.
Cosmo, Ohio, USA