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Actor Allusion: Advertising
Examples of Actor Allusions in Advertising.


  • A Toy Story 3 themed ad for US Postal Services flat rate boxes had Hamm the piggy bank informing the group about the service while wearing a postal hat and bag. Hamm is voiced in the films by John Ratzenberger, who's most known for playing a postman on this one TV series...
    • Ratzenberger also was the spokesman for Pitney-Bowes Personal Post Office.
  • During the second Old Spice campaign with "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like", Old Spice had him answer random tweets to @OldSpice...and a random tweet from one @IsaiahMustafa. Unfortunately, this does not qualify as Talking to Himself.
  • With credit to The Other Wiki for pointing out the reference: The original ad campaign for XM Satellite Radio featured famous musicians falling from the sky and crashing into various mundane settings. David Bowie fell into a motel room, looked skyward and murmured, "I'll never get used to that."
  • There exists a 5% cash back discover card commercial that mentions Ned the Head. The narrator of the commercial just happens to be the actor who played him.
  • A 2008 Superbowl commercial for Diet Pepsi Max was set to Haddaway's "What Is Love." Drinking the Pepsi gives everyone the energy to head bounce to the song. The end of the commercial features Chris Kattan who in response to the head-bopping, yells "STOP IT!"
  • An advertisement by Mercedes-Benz has a Deal with the Devil theme to it, where the Prince of Darkness tempts a man with a CLA. The devil is played by Willem Dafoe, who played the title character in The Last Temptation of Christ.

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