Nothing can surpass the brilliance of Tokyo Gas’ slogan slapped on the side of thousands of their company’s trucks proclaiming, “MY CITY — MY GAS®.”*
However, this TV commercial for the robot girl of Tokyo Gas shows continued creativity.
To quote the breathless copy of the TOKYO GAS website (machine translation):
“Is it a beautiful woman robot in search of charge and husband meet the needs of making a comfortable home?
While many homes use electric, this home can enjoy warmth of comfortable gas with eco-will cogeneration.
— eco-will household cogeneration —
With gas cogeneration, when I [Robo-girl] generate electricity I also use the exhaust heat to supply hot water and heating, eliminating the waste of the energy. I can generate electricity with gas at your home, as well as hot water and heating thus saving about 40% of your annual cost of electricity. That’s about 30,000 yen a year with cogeneration.”
*The slogan MY CITY — MY GAS®
was created for the 1970 Osaka Expo
for use at the Japanese Gas Industry Pavilion.
It was used actively until the mid-1980s.