Thursday, December 17, 2009

A little weird, I guess

Not much shocks me, so I felt surprised when people bitched about this. Although I have wondered if Farley would have done this add if still alive.
Putting a beloved comic in a TV commercial is a great idea. But when he's dead? Not so much.

Last October, DirecTV ran a spot with a scene from 1995's "Tommy Boy." The comedy starred David Spade and Chris Farley, who died of a drug overdose in 1997. In the commercial, Spade "broke character" to shill for the satellite TV provider as a resurrected Farley performed his "Fat-Guy-in-a-Little-Coat" dance.
The local car dealers always have George Washington and Abe Lincoln giving us a sales pitch about the Presidents Day sale.

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