Thursday, May 25, 2006

Embarrassing Commercials

I just figured out how to put YouTube files up here, so I thought I'd practice with a few old commercials starring people who went on to have actual careers.

My favorite, of course, is Tori Amos's commercial for Kellogg's Cornflakes. This experience presumably inspired at least part of the song Cornflake Girl:

And here's Marilyn Monroe telling us that her car--which she for some reason names "Cynthia"--wants her "tummy" filled with Union Oil. Is this as close as you could come in a 1950's commercial to making gas-pumping sound like a sex act?

He's barely in this one, but there's James Dean off to the right:


Blogger chuck b. said...

The rebel w/out a cause hawked Pepsi?



12:00 AM  
Blogger Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Dustin Hoffman did a car commerical shortly before landing the lead role in "The Graduate."

8:05 AM  

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