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November 9th, 2002

Freaky Old Guy

The only thing that could possibly be more bothersome than Garth Brooks singing about being an individual in that annoying Dr. Pepper commercial is that creepy old guy in the red jumpsuit that is so clearly not an old guy at all.

Fortunately, I’m not the only one bothered by this freak of nature. So is Steve over at RedNeckHigh, who’s dedicated a page to the spasming idiot sitting next to the famous guitar-playing idiot. He managed to find out who directed the commerical, but hasn’t been able to hunt him down because he’s no longer with the same advertising firm (is it any wonder that the guy who though the super homogenized Garth Brooks would be a good person to pick to sing about being unique?).

Cheers, Steve, for your research and good luck in finding out the mystery behind the Freaky Old Guy. We here at the Ping are 100% behind your efforts.

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FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 10, 2002 -- 2:07:18 am
For some reason this puts that uncharacteristic Cypress Hill track "I Remember that Freak Bitch (from in the Club)" in my head.



FROM: Maria
DATE: Sunday November 10, 2002 -- 4:20:27 am
Upon flipping through the channels the other day, I came across what I thought was that commercial on CMT. I watched it, just to catch a glimpse of Freaky Old Guy, who I had only really taken notice of a couple times since I first saw the RedNeckHigh site. Much to my surprise, I realized it wasn't the commercial, it was a music video for a song with the same tune as in the Dr. Pepper commercial, but entirely different lyrics. As far as the video's content, it was basically an extended version of the commercial, sans Dr. Pepper. I don't know if the video or the commercial was released first, but they were obviously filmed at the same time. Two wrongs certainly don't make a right in this case.



FROM: I\'
DATE: Monday April 26, 2004 -- 7:21:17 pm



FROM: I\'m the freaky old guy
DATE: Monday April 26, 2004 -- 7:26:41 pm
Just so you know, I am the old guy, sitting with the water town gazzette rolled up and slapping it on my knee, and hand.
Yes they made me look pretty ugly, and just so youall know, it took about 6 hours to put on all the prosethics and make up.
I don't care if any of you believe me but if you have any questions you can now ask me directly.
later.....



FROM: Ambie
DATE: Monday December 5, 2005 -- 9:20:47 pm
Hi I believe you i think u are the coolest and funnest person i want to be u for HALLOWEEN NEXT YEAR. I REALLY LIKE YOUR DANCE CAUSE I CAN DO IT REALLY GOOD CAUSE I AM BALD TOO CAUSE I HAVE CANCER AND GLASSES JUST LIKE YOURS!! PS YOUR MY HERO AND I REALLY LIKE SIX FLAGS!! DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA!! I LOVE THAT SONG!!



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