This played on the Cardiff location for British
Gas programming jobs. Wales was historically the repository
of many English fears - including fears of dragons lurking
in its dark hills...
One of the art directors found this image
and insisted one of the writers use it. Thankfully the Tax
Inspectorate jobs on offer required employees to "balance"
priorities. So it worked.
This reference to the 1958 hit song by Bobby
Troup celebrating US Route 66 was well and truly dated even
when I came up with this UK riff. But some guy at BG green-lighted
it in order to lure programmers to lower-than-market-salary
positions in Surrey.