Watching television is like playing a game of Memory: where have I seen this character before? I’m a fan of utilizing context-dependent memory, so as long as an actor or actress has appeared on my television screen at a single point in time, I can place which other shows, movies and/or commercials the agency-represented talent has graced with his or her acting ability.
Lately, I’ve noticed a trend where both current and syndicated television stars are advertising products to me, chewing gum to insurance, and instead of making me want to purchase the products they so seductively offer, I just want to see them have more guest appearances on my favorite NBC shows.
First up is Mark Saul, the adorably nerdy guy from 90′s-cult hit All That. He won audiences over during this year’s Super Bowl spot, Jack in the Box ‘Marry Bacon’. He also appears in the Mentos UP2U gum commercial where he has a run-in with a tiger. For some reason I think he’s super cute. Am I alone here? (more…)