Friday, March 27, 2009

PRODUCT UNBECOMING: ROMAN HULK-A-DAY

I have a soft spot (in my head) for those TV commercials which feature actors as their TV characters for the product spokesmen:

Sheriff Andy Taylor for Sanka
Clark Kent for Kellog's Corn Flakes
'The Farmer's Daughter' for Lark cigarettes
'Hogan's Heroes' for Jell-O

Thanks to vintagetvcommercials.com, there's now another one posted at YouTube.......

Lou Ferrigno appears as 'The Incredible Hulk' in some kind of Italian phone service blipvert for a company called "TIM". Apparently, the Hulk has been goaded into some kind of wrestling match with a little weasel of an Italian. However, the Hulk's opponent holds things up with a phone call - I think from his mother - which goes on for at least 400 minutes.

Fitting this into the grand scheme of Toobworld, David Banner was somehow able to get to Italy without detection. But I'm sure he would have known it was too risky to go by plane.

He was probably in Italy to follow up on a lead to the cure for his condition. Or maybe the promoters of this nether world of illegal wrestling kidnapped him and shipped him over, heavily sedated. At any rate, the Hulk was more than likely forced into this illegal death-match. And even so, they must have found some way to keep him docile, without going beserk because of his circumstances... perhaps with a threat to somebody else.

And it could be that O'Bviously reincarnated dog is behind the whole scheme......

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

BCnU!
Toby O'B

1 comment:

Robert E. Wronski, Jr. said...

But isn't Banner dead by now, as seen in Death of the Incredible Hulk?