anybody seen the new Leslie Neilson commercial

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  1. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

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    Leslie Neilson is in a new commercial, but I forgot the name of the company he is advertising for.
    It's really quite funny, with him playing the bumbling customer service guy.
    getting his phone cord tangled up around a customer service woman, while he is busy talking and walking towards the camera.
    Calling another customer service woman by a guys name, be he thinks it's someon else.
    Really funny. GLad to see him playing that kind of part again.
    Only if it is in a TV commerical
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  2. Derek Miner

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    The commercial is for 1-800-Medicare, and there are two of them.
    In the other commercial, Leslie (wearing a hospital gown) is in a hospital room with tons of equipment, and he starts playing around with the stuff while he gives his pitch. Quite funny.
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  3. Will_B

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    I don't know... this stuff was funny when it was first done in Airplane and the countless sequels and spin offs, but it just doesn't seem funny anymore - too predictable. Not his fault, he's as good as ever. But the material has been done to death.
     
  4. Gary Kellerman

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    Well it is actually "Drebin does Medicare" as a dispenser of medicare info, "sort of". Maybe the idea is that people should buy life insurance before contacting medicare in case they get "Drebin" on the phone for medicare advice.
     
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    I think they're funny actually, but I don't know how good advertisements they are... would you trust this company? [​IMG]
    By the way... MAN, Leslie Nielsen is bowlegged!
    /Mike
     
  6. Brian Perry

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    The spots are mildly amusing, but Medicare???
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    [Edited last by Brian Perry on November 13, 2001 at 10:12 PM]
     

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