Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wacky Wednesday - Celebrities in Japanese Commericials

I use to frequent a movie theatre called the Alamo Drafthouse, which was originally an old movie theatre with sloped seating and a kind of dive bar feel. They served real food, had beer and alcohol and very often would show old movies along with new releases. You haven't experienced Mony Python and the Holy Grail until you are gleefully clopping away with two halves of a coconut and counting "1, 2, 5!"  in unison with everyone else in the theatre. Or perhaps screaming "Inconceivable!" while watching The Princess Bride and eating a pizza and drinking a local beer.

One other gem from the theatre was they would find obscure videos related to the main stars, genres, or themes of the movie and play those until it was time for the previews (much more entertaining than watching constant commercials in most major movie chains today). It was during a screening of The Running Man when I was first exposed to Japanese Commercials with U.S. Celebrities (Specifically Arnold Schwarzenegger). Here's a video with 5 from Rhett and Link, who are trying to guess what the person is doing/selling in each commercial. Enjoy!

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