America’s favorite pastime, watching television, has long been the favorite pastime throughout the world as well. We binge watch television shows, we follow weekly episodes of our favorite reality show, cooking show, or television movie. When we watch the news or any live show we are bound to come across commercial breaks the infuriate us and satiate us at the same time.
We want to get back to watching our show but we also love the funny commercials that pop up in between. While commercials vary from country to country, in the United States, comedy is the best policy. We as viewers become more engaged with a commercial, giving it more attention when we can relate to the character of the screen, even if they are trying to sell something that we would otherwise not even consider purchasing or going to; that’s the whole point of a commercial after all, no? This article focuses on the many actors who play staple roles in commercials that we have seen many times over. We decided it would be a good idea to look into the actor him/herself and see what they look like today, not in character, as well as what they have done other than the commercial we know them for.
We also focused on Super Bowl commercials since they are so unique (and big budget), making them much more than a regular commercial we see during the nightly news. Celebrities are usually involved in the Super Bowl commercials as they are also endorsements. We made sure not to miss the greatest ones yet. From the Progressive insurance agent, Subway guy, Orbit gum girl, to the Geico caveman, Allstate guy, and celebrities like Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jodie Foster – television commercials has always been more exciting than we thought!