I decided to watch some Tv while I worked today and about half way into my afternoon I saw one of the most disturbing commercials I have ever witnessed… and spent part of my day tracking it down online. Watch it here.
Hello, I’m Orville Redenbacher. You may remember me from the popcorn commercials of the 1970’s, 1980’s, and early 1990’s. Well, it’s been about 15 years, but now I am back selling popcorn in some new and exciting TV commercials.
If you did not know Orville died on September 20th 1995. He drowned to death as he suffered from a heart attack in his whirlpool/tub.
I am guessing Orville lived a good life, and was always a nice old man in the commercials. Now they brought back a bastardized version of this character as something that reminds me of a meth head/junky. He seems like he is hopped up on something, and he is trying a little too hard to fit in with todays technology. Here is the dialog from the commercial:
The commercial freaks me out. Everyone I have showed it to thinks the same thing about it. It is scary as hell, and something is just not right in it, and I do not trust this Orville what-so-ever.
I think junkie/meth head / zombie.
My sister thinks that it is an imposter wearing the original Orville’s face as a “flesh mask”
Another friend describes it as somewhat alien.
Here is my transcript:
“Hello, I’m Orville Redenbacher.”
(people in office turn their heads in fear as they hear the voice of a ghost)
“These Mp3 platers get lighter everyday. Can you believe this little baby holds 30 gigs?”
(inside oif microwaze, creepy junky hands grab a back of popped popcorn)
“But if you want light and fluffy, you got to try my famous gourmet popping corn. Mine pops lighter and fluffier then ordinary popping corn.”
(spills popcorn in and outside of a bowl)
“See any Old maids(????), nearly 100% popped. You’ll like it better, or my name isnt Orville Redenbacher”
(he does a little zobie bop dance, and a crowd gathers around the old ghost, like they cannot believe their eyes)