Sunday, January 27, 2008

'Superstars like me'


Truly awful.

Maxime Talbot's quite a character.

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27 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, January 27, 2008, Anonymous ken said...

LOL

I love Maxime Talbot after that.

 
At 10:27 PM, January 27, 2008, Anonymous Ace said...

Greatest supporting evidence ever for the NHL's strategy to singularly promote Crosby and ignore his teammates.

However, Max Talbot is comedy gold.

 
At 10:29 PM, January 27, 2008, Blogger Katebits said...

If by "truly awful" you mean "truly awesome", yes, I agree.

I think this is so bad it bends back around to good.

 
At 11:04 PM, January 27, 2008, Blogger Jeremy said...

I think with a talented director to harness his raw comedic abilities, Talbot could definitely go places.

Gotta feel for Geno, though. He doesn't even get a throwaway line to deliver.

 
At 11:16 PM, January 27, 2008, Anonymous Phillie said...

The problem is Colby Armstrong. He's as wooden as a old hockey stick. Talbot's a star, though.

 
At 11:20 PM, January 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cringe-inducing.

 
At 12:26 AM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Colonial said...

The sad thing is despite his wooden performance here Colby is actually one of the more interesting interviews among Penguin players. Hes a funny guy.

 
At 1:10 AM, January 28, 2008, Blogger Kevin said...

It doesn't seem to be on YouTube anywhere that I can see, but there was an unintentionally funny commercial on TV here in the South Bay about "NHL Superstar Stephane Matteau" of the Sharks having lasik surgery for his vision problems. It didn't appear to improve his scoring touch.

 
At 2:57 AM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a contender for worst celebrity ad in the history of television.
Talbot is something, but it isn't funny. Even his mom would divert her eyes.

 
At 6:05 AM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Danny said...

If I could make a smiley that would hang its head in shame, I would replace it with what I'm saying right now.

 
At 9:34 AM, January 28, 2008, Blogger Dennis Prouse said...

Some of us, err, "more mature" fans may remember Wayne Gretzky's brief appearance on, "The Young and the Restless" back in the day. Let's just say it's a good thing Wayne didn't have to earn his living as an actor.

 
At 10:29 AM, January 28, 2008, Blogger Bryon said...

And who can forget Gretzky's job hosting Saturday Night Live back in the day? You'd think that the guy would have gotten pretty good in front of a camera with all the practice, but nope. Just horrible.

 
At 10:53 AM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Ace said...

Still the best (or most cringe inducing) U.S. commercial featuring hockey players is the NY Rangers for Sasson jeans in 1979.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duvWNZ68p1g

 
At 12:10 PM, January 28, 2008, Blogger sager said...

Thirteen comments in, and no mention of those hair-restoration ads Guy Lafleur used to do on Ottawa and Montreal TV?

"It really looks great, Guy."

 
At 12:47 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best endorsement ad since Brian Campbell tried to put and end to hyperhydrosis. I will attempt to thread the entire text of the commercial into any conversation I have today.


"hey.guys.they.treat.everyone like a superstar.that's why I hawe oneowweech."

"Superstars like me. Chicka-gee-gee, chicka."

genius.

 
At 1:14 PM, January 28, 2008, Blogger Swabbubba said...

Why not just make him wear a jersey with Mclovin on it....

 
At 1:26 PM, January 28, 2008, Blogger MF37 said...

I was always partial to the Mike and Mrs. Peca commercial.

Nothing like an NHLer trying to fire cans of tuna into his shopping cart, only to be thwarted by the missus who's delivering lines about her love of Tops Friendly Market.

"Now honey?"

"Not yet Mike..."

 
At 1:46 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey Richard, 2 minutes for looking so good."

For all you Grecian Formula lovers out there...

 
At 2:20 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Gerald said...

A perfect example of why I laugh sometimes when people take the NHL to the woodshed for "not marketing the players better" or similar claptrap.

Maxime Talbot "comedy gold"? Spare me.

The fact remains that hockey players are among the dullest, most uncharismatic athletes around (and no, it's not because they are so nice).

Mind you, he comes off like the funniest guy EVER compared to the lunchmeat with whom he is sharing the screen.

 
At 2:24 PM, January 28, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Even the crappy car commercial makes Gerald angry.

It must be a rage-filled home life.

 
At 2:26 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous twain said...

Further proof that Gerald takes himself way too seriously.

 
At 2:56 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Dyson said...

Get Maxine Talbot on HNIC to go head to head with Grapes on Coaches Corner!

 
At 3:02 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Hockey1919 said...

"Lunchmeat" - Comedy gold Jerry... I mean Gerry.

 
At 4:25 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody remember the '70s car ad (Monte Carlo?) where Gilles Villaneuve is driving and Guy Lafleur is in the passenger seat. And Guy implores Gilles to slow the hell down already.
Spooky.

 
At 5:15 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Gerald said...

"Lunchmeat" - Comedy gold Jerry... I mean Gerry.

Hey, I thought it was pretty good too, but apparently James thinks it is evidence of a mental disorder.

Thanks for the diagnosis, Jimbo. {place smiley face icon here, so as to convey the sentiment of gentle sarcasm lest James worry himself further}.

{BTW, that was a rather personal comment on your part, dude. Unnecessary, IMO}

 
At 9:27 PM, January 28, 2008, Anonymous Ace said...

I stand by my comment that Max Talbot is comedy gold. Sure, he's no Groucho Marx, but maybe the Rob Schneider of the NHL? Certainly he's no worse an actor :)

For a league whose nationally televised games are sandwiched between bullriding and hunting, on a channel no one can find, the NHL usually takes itself WAY to seriously. Its good some players can have fun with some bad acting once in a while.

This commercial is only one city, but I'm glad at least somebody took the opportunity to promote some of the European players in a US market. NHL players are no different than other athletes, there are plenty of dull personalities in MLB and the NFL too. But the NHL has to quit looking for their own version of Peyton Manning or Tom Brady and embrace its own diversity. They've semi-promoted Ovechkin, but rarely others. As anyone who heard him give an interview can attest, Esa Tikkanen was one of the best personalities the league ever had, and I never understood a word he said. But it didn't matter. Fans still loved him. For too long the league has been embarrassed to promote players who didn't speak perfect English. Sure, many of the Europeans are shy about speaking in public (Jagr, for example, although its unfortunate because he gives some of the wittiest quotes), but the league has never pushed to promote them either. Considering the league's dismal popularity in the US with its current marketing strategy anyway, its worth it to give the European players a chance. Hey, if the NBA can let Gheorghe Muresan make a movie with Billy Crystal, then a goateed Max Talbot should be able to do all the car commercials he wants.

 
At 10:55 AM, January 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Talbot seems have to stepped straight out of the 1970's into this commercial. I wonder if he was intentionally dressed that way.

 

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