Are you familiar with Air Dancers? Air Dancers are an outdoor inflatable advertising product (also known as Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man to some) used to draw attention to retail stores and events. Actually, the term “Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man” first became popular after being used in an episode of Family Guy TV show. Maybe you know what I am talking about, but use another term to describe them such as “Sky Dancer” or “Wacky Tube Man” or something else entirely.
Even if you don’t have a term for these ridiculous things you certainly have seen them before as over the past 15 years or so as they have become such a commonplace part of the American Landscape. It seems like people really love to gawk at these wacky fellows!
Usually, they can be seen advertising businesses along roads with busy traffic to entice the drivers sitting in their cars. I personally often see Air Dancers being used to advertise car dealerships. The funny way they twitch and dance around never fails to temporarily brighten my day and relieve the boredom of the daily commute.
There are numerous different styles of Air Dancers, the most common being the simple colorful tube man type, but there are bunch of other kinds as well. There are “Lettered Air Dancers” for instance which are pre-made with a popular slogan printed on them, usually on the front of their body. There are also Air Dancers known as “Custom Lettered or Custom Logoed Style Air Dancers”. These Air Dancers are similar to the regular “Lettered Air Dancers” mentioned before, except the message printed on them has been chosen specifically by the company using the Air Dancer to advertise their product or service.
Probably the most popular kind of Air Dancer is the “Character Shaped Air Dancer“. These are Air Dancers which are shaped to resemble a popular character such as Uncle Sam or Santa or a giant 20 foot tall chef.
Anyways, that’s the scoop on Air Dancers. Maybe next time you are driving along and see an Air Dancer on the roadside advertising some business or attraction you will smile and remember some of the terms used to describe them in this article, but even if you don’t, you are sure to enjoy the hilarious antics of these wacky characters!