The 5 Most Ridiculous Celeb Endorsement Deals
Sometimes, our minds just glaze over when the commercials are on. We love our TV, and so any interruptions are generally unwelcome. That's why advertising companies so often enlist the help of A- (or B- or C- or Z-) list celebrities to shill their tonics or miracle elixirs. (People still sell those out of traveling carriages, right?) Here are five ridiculous celebrity endorsement deals.
Do you want to be like a gigantic basketball player that starred in his very own Super Nintendo game as well as most Adam Sandler movies? No? Oh. Well. I wasn’t expecting that answer. If you DO, though, you could at least take the first step by testing out Shaq’s very own line of soda pop! It may not make you any better at free throws (SPORTS!), but just look at that packaging! Come for the delicious beverage, stay for the giant Shaq head on the can.
Muhammad Ali Roach Traps
He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, but did you know that the former Cassius Clay also peddled roach traps? In quite possibly the least glamorous endorsement in history, Muhammad Ali became a spokesman for d-CON roach traps. Bugs just seemed to follow the poor guy’s career wherever he went. Hopefully he’s got a good exterminator these days, those roaches' grandkids might be out for revenge.
Ozzy Osbourne for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
Quick, what do the Prince of Darkness and Fabio have in common? No, not their long, luscious locks — both were pitchmen for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter at one point in their careers. I get Fabio — he seems like he would be mildly perplexed at most when confronted with the product’s non-butter-ness. But Ozzy? He’d be downright furious not to have butter! But I guess WHERE THE HELL IS MY DAMNED BUTTER doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily.
Tyler, the Creator for Mountain Dew
Tyler, the Creator, he of Odd Future and Loiter Squad fame, partnered up with Mountain Dew to create a series of commercials starring a goat, and the results are... well, about as bizarre as you’d expect. The goat’s name is Felicia, but it has Tyler’s voice, and it drives cars under the influence of Mountain Dew, and... yeah, just watch them. They aren’t quite as disturbing as the "Yonkers" video, but they’re right up there.
Tay Zonday for Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper
HA, you fell right into my trap! They all told me it couldn’t be done! They told me I couldn’t drop references to Tay Zonday in two consecutive weeks! Well, here it is! If you haven’t listened to this song yet, dude, I don’t know what to tell you. To recap ONCE AGAIN, "Chocolate Rain" singer and viral video star (from back when nobody knew what "meme" meant) Tay Zonday covered his own song for a soda whose name contained no less than five words. We haven’t seen much of him since, but come on, isn’t Zero-Calorie Chocolate Cactus Cooler or whatever right around the corner? Tay, we need you. THE WORLD NEEDS YOU.
Which product would you shamelessly endorse? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below!