Dead man hawking

In a world where people still see Elvis, I suppose it’s inevitable that Orville Redenbacher would be doing commercials from beyond the grave, especially this year, which marks the 100th anniversary of his birth; but it’s still kinda creepy, and “kinda creepy” doesn’t do a thing for my appetite, you know? As Lileks says, “It’s a desiccated undead zombie-mummy in a bowtie, and it will steal your soul.”

At least they didn’t pose him in a hot tub.


  1. Dwayne "the canoe guy" »

    16 January 2007 · 9:13 am

    I saw that last night & I expected his head to explode like some sort of buttery popcorn piniata.

  2. Dwight »

    16 January 2007 · 10:29 am

    Very creepy. It’s what happens when you give an ad team with limited creativity and no cool just enough special effects knowledge. Creepy.

    However, it’s still not as disappointing as seeing Audrey Hepburn come back from the grave to hawk Gap pants. That’s just morally wrong.

  3. CGHill »

    16 January 2007 · 10:46 am

    And at least Redenbacher would eat his own product, we assume; no one can imagine Audrey Hepburn shopping at the Gap. Or worse, Old Navy.

  4. Melessa »

    16 January 2007 · 12:03 pm

    I think our conversation went like this:

    Husband: So now they’ve got dead Orville Redebacher on TV. I don’t know if that’s cool or creepy.

    Me: Definitely creepy, give me the remote or change the channel.

  5. McGehee »

    16 January 2007 · 12:49 pm

    Aaaaggghhhhh! The popcorn nerd has been Forrest-Gumped!

  6. CGHill »

    16 January 2007 · 1:03 pm

    Xeni at BoingBoing has already dubbed him “Orville Undeadenbacher”.

  7. Jennifer »

    16 January 2007 · 8:18 pm

    I loved the Hepburn re-mix. But this? This I could have lived my whole life without seeing.

  8. Mister Snitch! »

    20 January 2007 · 3:47 pm

    Undeadenbacher. Heh.

    Hey, what would Ahnold Schwartzenegger have called himself had he gone into porn instead of politics? (No they are NOT the same thing.) Give up? The Sperminator.

    Heh. Sperminator.

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