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Cillit Bang’s Barry Scott
Status: Fake Person
imageHoax forum regulars are familiar with Cillit Bang (a brand of cleaner) and its over-the-top advertisements. Now it seems that Barry Scott, the fictional Cillit Bang spokesperson, has materialized in cyber space with his very own weblog. As if that wasn't enough, Barry Scott has also begun leaving comments on other people's weblogs. Tom Coates, of plasticbag.org, reports that after he posted an entry about his father, whom he hasn't seen in over thirty years, Barry Scott left a comment (as well as a link to cillitbang.com):

"Hi Tom, Always remember one thing. Life is very, very short and nothing is worth limiting yourself from seeing the ones you love. I hadn't seen my father in 15 years until 2 years ago. I was apprehensive but I kept telling myself that no matter how estranged we'd become there was no river to wide to cross. Drop me a line if I can be of any more help. Cheers, Barry"

Seems like an oddly personal message for a faux person... and a very elaborate form of comment spam. Cillit Bang, Scott's creators, later apologized for the comment. But not before Barry left another message:

What the f***? Can't a viral advertiser be human, have a father he hasn't seen in 15 years, or make a non-job-related personal post on another website?
Categories: Advertising
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 10, 2005
Looks like someones feelings got hurt......lol
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Mon Oct 10, 2005  at  08:57 AM
Bang! And the stain is gone!
Posted by Mernard  on  Mon Oct 10, 2005  at  01:21 PM
The thing is, we have him here in England, dubbed with a British accent. I've also seen him with a Dutch name speaking Dutch in the Netherlands.
Posted by Tom K  in  tomas.k@ntlworld.com  on  Mon Oct 17, 2005  at  11:08 AM
Hello,
I'm an Administrator on the Diecast Drive-In Forum, and we also had a posting from 'Barry Scott', plus, he's even registered with us. So far, we're not too sure what to think,
Regards, Sandie.
Posted by Sandie Seward  in  South Essex  on  Fri Oct 21, 2005  at  08:17 AM
It could be someone who really is called Barry Scott by coincidence, or it could be someone pretending to be the fictional character from the Cillit Bang adverts.
Posted by Barry Scott  on  Wed Dec 07, 2005  at  09:49 AM
Cillit Bang .. who gives a toss about their scabby ad campaign. I buy the product 'cos its in a pink bottle. And obviously aimed at us fellas 'cos we all know a Barry Scott somewhere.
Next time your'e in town shout out... LOOK, Its Barry Scott off Cillit Bang. Everyone else around you will swear its him too Or if you really wan't to cause a stir set up a stall in your local shopping mall and blart on about stains for a couple of hours. Helps if you look a bit like Barry, but can anyone remember what he looks like anyway.
Posted by Garry K  in  Birmingham  on  Tue Jan 24, 2006  at  05:03 PM
I have written a poem about Barrry Scott whos real name by the way is Neil Burgess

Neil, Neil
can it be real
that you are not
Barry Scott
Its all rot
i have alot
of Limescale
your so male
all hail
Barry!!!!
Posted by vlad  on  Wed Mar 22, 2006  at  07:23 AM
i love barry. hes so fit.
Posted by alex hill  in  plymouth  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  06:37 AM
HI - MY NAMES BARRY SCOTT - AND IM HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT NEW CILLIT BANG. LOOK AT WHAT IT DOES TO THIS OLD PENNY - F**K ALL.....BUY NEW CILLIT BANG - OR ILL JUST KEEP SHOUTING.....CILLIT BANG...CILLIT BANG...CILLIT BANG.....
Posted by Anon  in  UK  on  Tue Jul 11, 2006  at  11:02 AM
BARRY! AND THE SCOTT IS GONE!!!
Posted by Clit Banger  in  Liverpool uk  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  12:55 PM
hi barry scott we are your biggest fans you are a legand barry the furture a tell ya we look up 2 you like little moths
Posted by james n brad n yurg  in  sunderland  on  Tue Jan 16, 2007  at  09:48 AM
its YURG i love you barry!!! will u marry my mam so she can have ur babys!!! my real name is KEVIN METTERS
Posted by Yurg (from above)  in  Sunderland  on  Thu Jan 18, 2007  at  08:12 AM
Whats all this people are talking about me??
Im the REAL Barry Scott! I was born in... Uganda,educated on a cargo ship,and made a living stealing and selling cans of peas.
My ads are not over the top,theyre deadly serious!!theyre recorded in same house as the sopranos(if you look closely enough during sopranos,you can see me in the background cleaning the kitchen sink,and unblocking the toilet)
Im a chronic alcoholic with 32 convictions,including public nudity,benifit fraud,failure to pay the TV license,murder,minor tax fraud,and public urination, among others.
Im 41 years old and i live in peoples sitting rooms while theyre on holiday.I made
Posted by Barry Scott  on  Mon Jan 29, 2007  at  05:48 PM
I wink my nose and ooh my ears and I twattayed on my fly - I canoodle my waddle and widdle my niddle snop diddle doo da day!

I am so in love with Barry Scott, oh he's so fanatybluton, I want yackle his schneidels and wattay his manataybluntays till he bangs!

bing bing..
Posted by Wally Burger Noodles Fly  in  Planet Earth...  on  Tue Jun 19, 2007  at  09:13 PM
BANG AND THE DIRT IS GONE
Posted by BARRY SCOTT  on  Tue Apr 22, 2008  at  05:47 PM
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