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Title: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on January 17, 2009, 01:53:10 PM
[Edited to lower expectations]

I've been debating sharing this story for weeks and weeks (and weeks) and wasn't sure where to put it, but this seemed like as good a place as any.

If any of you live in a comcast-serviced market you may have seen a commercial in which small business owners sing the praises of comcast internet service.  One of those people is a guy who owns a record store. Playing that person is me.  That's not the interesting part.

I was talking to the director as we were waiting for them to light, etc, talking about music and where we were from.  He says he's from North Carolina, lived (lives?) in Chapel Hill, and he says,
"Yea, I'm good friends with Mac-" and before he can even say McCaughan I totally spazz and blurt out "DO YOU KNOW JON WURSTER????" He says he does and then I start foaming at the mouth and talking about the best show and does he know Tom (he does) etc.  Then he says, "You know, it's funny, I actually wanted Jon to do the part you're doing in this, but it didn't work out."

So the point of the story is if you see this commercial, now you know that it was almost JW doing that part, but you can at least take comfort in the fact that an FOT filled the slot.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: dave from knoxville on January 17, 2009, 03:15:00 PM
I've been debating sharing this story for weeks and weeks (and weeks) and wasn't sure where to put it, but this seemed like as good a place as any.

If any of you live in a comcast-serviced market you may have seen a commercial in which small business owners sing the praises of comcast internet service.  One of those people is a guy who owns a record store. Playing that person is me.  That's not the interesting part.

I was talking to the director as we were waiting for them to light, etc, talking about music and where we were from.  He says he's from North Carolina, lived (lives?) in Chapel Hill, and he says,
"Yea, I'm good friends with Mac-" and before he can even say McCaughan I totally spazz and blurt out "DO YOU KNOW JON WURSTER????" He says he does and then I start foaming at the mouth and talking about the best show and does he know Tom (he does) etc.  Then he says, "You know, it's funny, I actually wanted Jon to do the part you're doing in this, but it didn't work out."

So the point of the story is if you see this commercial, now you know that it was almost JW doing that part, but you can at least take comfort in the fact that an FOT filled the slot.

Whatta ya, braggin?
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: Come on, Jason on January 17, 2009, 03:40:25 PM
Wait, you were the "not a small business but a fast business" guy?

I actually like that commercial from a production standpoint. 
When the camera creeps up on you at the end, were they using a dolly or a steadicam?  This isn't sarcasm, I actually want to know.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: hugman on January 17, 2009, 04:14:22 PM
I've been debating sharing this story for weeks and weeks (and weeks) and wasn't sure where to put it, but this seemed like as good a place as any.

If any of you live in a comcast-serviced market you may have seen a commercial in which small business owners sing the praises of comcast internet service.  One of those people is a guy who owns a record store. Playing that person is me.  That's not the interesting part.

I was talking to the director as we were waiting for them to light, etc, talking about music and where we were from.  He says he's from North Carolina, lived (lives?) in Chapel Hill, and he says,
"Yea, I'm good friends with Mac-" and before he can even say McCaughan I totally spazz and blurt out "DO YOU KNOW JON WURSTER????" He says he does and then I start foaming at the mouth and talking about the best show and does he know Tom (he does) etc.  Then he says, "You know, it's funny, I actually wanted Jon to do the part you're doing in this, but it didn't work out."

So the point of the story is if you see this commercial, now you know that it was almost JW doing that part, but you can at least take comfort in the fact that an FOT filled the slot.

Whatta ya, braggin?

hence, the internal debate.  because when it comes down to it, I guess I am.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: hugman on January 17, 2009, 04:25:19 PM
Wait, you were the "not a small business but a fast business" guy?

I actually like that commercial from a production standpoint. 
When the camera creeps up on you at the end, were they using a dolly or a steadicam?  This isn't sarcasm, I actually want to know.

(Edited after actually seeing the commercial and knowing what shot you're talking about)
It was a dolly.

Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: A.M. Thomas on January 17, 2009, 11:37:49 PM
I've been debating sharing this story for weeks and weeks (and weeks) and wasn't sure where to put it, but this seemed like as good a place as any.

If any of you live in a comcast-serviced market you may have seen a commercial in which small business owners sing the praises of comcast internet service.  One of those people is a guy who owns a record store. Playing that person is me.  That's not the interesting part.

I was talking to the director as we were waiting for them to light, etc, talking about music and where we were from.  He says he's from North Carolina, lived (lives?) in Chapel Hill, and he says,
"Yea, I'm good friends with Mac-" and before he can even say McCaughan I totally spazz and blurt out "DO YOU KNOW JON WURSTER????" He says he does and then I start foaming at the mouth and talking about the best show and does he know Tom (he does) etc.  Then he says, "You know, it's funny, I actually wanted Jon to do the part you're doing in this, but it didn't work out."

So the point of the story is if you see this commercial, now you know that it was almost JW doing that part, but you can at least take comfort in the fact that an FOT filled the slot.

I saw this commercial today.  So, you don't actually own a record store?  I FEEL CHEATED, COMCAST.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: hugman on January 22, 2009, 09:18:16 PM
Okay, I finally got to see it, and I think it's safe to say that I'm not bragging.  Matter of fact, I wouldn't mind this thread being deleted as it's not really as interesting as I thought it might be.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: Emily on January 22, 2009, 09:21:02 PM
Okay, I finally got to see it, and I think it's safe to say that I'm not bragging.  Matter of fact, I wouldn't mind this thread being deleted as it's not really as interesting as I thought it might be.

Me neither! The subject is so misleading - I thought it was going to be juicy gossip about Shelia Larson.
Title: Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
Post by: hugman on January 23, 2009, 12:35:05 AM
Like I would post something so salacious.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 29, 2009, 03:41:52 PM
this makes our ASSSSCAT encounter so much sweeter.  i was rubbing elbows (literally!) with a real actor (who unfortunately is not a real record store owner).

Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: KickTheBobo on January 29, 2009, 06:31:10 PM
If you're the doofus with the glasses, and not the biker you really remind me of this other actor guy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101152/) I knew some time back.

small world. didn't realize that he did a small stint at Consolidated.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4nG8BAgkaI[/youtube]
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on January 29, 2009, 07:59:12 PM
I am the doofus. I don't really know J.B. (Now famous as Breakfast) but my good pal and writing partner studied under him at UCB and I see him at the gym all the time. You got that clip off my youtube page, btw.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 29, 2009, 11:04:15 PM
I'm sorry I made fun of you.  :'(

I think I called you a stereotypical glasses-wearing, sweater-clad indie nerd. BUT IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. It's the stylist's fault. Right??

I'm a jerk! Congratulations on the job!

Edit: And I look forward to hearing more 1000 Fights stories!
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on January 30, 2009, 12:32:20 AM
I'm sorry I made fun of you.  :'(

I think I called you a stereotypical glasses-wearing, sweater-clad indie nerd. BUT IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. It's the stylist's fault. Right??

I'm a jerk! Congratulations on the job!

Edit: And I look forward to hearing more 1000 Fights stories!

1) I wasn't aware that you made fun of me.
2) That's what the part was, if you can call it that, so I guess I did a good job, but I probably am that pretty much, at least on the surface.
3) You put yourself out there, you invite criticism. So that, as they say, is on me.
4) There will be more F1K stories, but I have plenty of other great stories. Hugman ain't no one-trick pony.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on January 30, 2009, 11:02:31 AM
I'm sorry I made fun of you.  :'(

I think I called you a stereotypical glasses-wearing, sweater-clad indie nerd. BUT IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT. It's the stylist's fault. Right??

I'm a jerk! Congratulations on the job!

Edit: And I look forward to hearing more 1000 Fights stories!

1) I wasn't aware that you made fun of me.
2) That's what the part was, if you can call it that, so I guess I did a good job, but I probably am that pretty much, at least on the surface.
3) You put yourself out there, you invite criticism. So that, as they say, is on me.
4) There will be more F1K stories, but I have plenty of other great stories. Hugman ain't no one-trick pony.

a) we have comcast in memphis and i would have never noticed (i skip commercials).
b) hugman has GREAT stories.  i have two words for you people: graceland.  two. 
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on January 30, 2009, 03:08:32 PM
thanks, Baron. Just to be clear, it's actually Graceland, Too. 
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Ike on January 31, 2009, 05:11:36 PM
You have literally been in over 1000 commercials....

I liked it.  Also, and this is just prurient interest I'm sure, but I love know what folks do for a living, particularly if it's stuff I can actually see. 

Nice work, Huggybear!

Ike
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Kim Kelly on January 31, 2009, 05:34:07 PM
That commercial has aired on my local affiliate approximately 1000 times.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on January 31, 2009, 08:55:15 PM
That commercial has aired on my local affiliate approximately literally 1000 times.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: erechoveraker on February 12, 2009, 12:47:05 AM
Comcast commercials and posing for Michael Lark artworks and having kickass TBS stories too?

Folks, I'm calling it, we're looking at RoTY 2010 right here*.

























*sans enormous SfromNH flameout. ;)
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on February 12, 2009, 01:12:19 AM
Tomm Coker is actually the artist I posed for and hopefully will again.  A bunch of my pals are comic book heroes. Daredevil, Punisher, others. I'm just waiting for a lanky nerdy sweater-wearing hero to emerge.

Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: erechoveraker on February 12, 2009, 01:41:06 AM
Aw whoops, that's what happens when I assume.

RoTY access denied then, sorry.






(Coker did a fill-in issue for Micah Wright's Stormwatch like 6 years or so back that was amaaaazing, best issue of the series I thought)
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on February 12, 2009, 03:19:03 AM
coming from  Marvel in 2010 - The Adventures of Hugman and Thousand Fights.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: oilcantim on February 26, 2009, 11:16:50 PM
I really like the old guy who yells "MY PHONE PLAN IS BETTER!" while gesticulating oddly.  On the other hand, Hugman is the king of stories, so he wins out in the end.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Country Lobster on March 05, 2009, 11:53:13 AM
I like your stories.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on March 05, 2009, 03:23:32 PM
since this thread is me me me anyway, i'll add another link to my story that belongs on the mike show rather than the best show
http://joelhuggins.com/blog/
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Regular Joe on March 05, 2009, 11:05:12 PM
since this thread is me me me anyway.....
[url]http://joelhuggins.com/blog/[/url]



Maybe you should change your name to Joel Pluggins. Because you keep plugging yourself.

(Not that I mind, I just had to go for the easy zing, I'm sorry. I read your blog, it was good. I also enjoyed your small fast business ownership.)
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on March 05, 2009, 11:26:25 PM
i shall heretofore be named PLUGMAN.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on March 05, 2009, 11:42:27 PM
I'll be screening a short film at sxsw this year. Come see Fish Out of Water: The Nightmare in the Midnight Shorts program at the Alamo Ritz, march 14, 16, and 20th.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on March 25, 2009, 09:14:55 PM
You will all be very excited to learn that I'm shooting a new commercial with Stacy Wall next week.  At the fitting today they had a picture for the stylist to use as a reference point for my character. It was of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.  We'll see how they did.  I'm sure it will be worthy of ridicule from one caller of the year.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: DoodleJump! on March 26, 2009, 12:08:12 AM
hugman, Neither me nor most of my friends watch much television (just because we're too busy reading and drinking tea), so we have not seen the commercial. However, I showed them the video via this thread and was proud to proclaim that "the nerdy guy is a FOT!"
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on March 26, 2009, 02:01:10 AM
"the nerdy guy is a FOT!"

Wait, whuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on April 27, 2009, 09:58:19 PM
If you're the doofus with the glasses, and not the biker you really remind me of this other actor guy ([url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101152/[/url]) I knew some time back.

small world. didn't realize that he did a small stint at Consolidated.



John and I went in together today for a commercial Bob Odenkirk is directng.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Em2 on May 19, 2009, 08:48:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqLPHrCQr2I

That's you singing the Intel melody at the end, isn't it?
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on May 19, 2009, 11:09:32 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqLPHrCQr2I[/url]

That's you singing the Intel melody at the end, isn't it?


Jess.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: iAmBaronVonTito on May 21, 2009, 10:51:37 AM
i knew it!  i was watching this commercial yesterday with a guy i was on a date with (then later that day with my mother), at which point i exclaimed, "i know that guy!  its joel!  hes awesome!"

it came out in rapid succession, all nonsense, but exciting nonetheless.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: Come on, Jason on May 21, 2009, 12:00:26 PM
Did they film that last part backwards? 
It's striking how uniformly everyone snaps up to sing, so I thought maybe they shot it backwards and then had you all look away after singing.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on May 21, 2009, 01:26:02 PM
Did they film that last part backwards?  
It's striking how uniformly everyone snaps up to sing, so I thought maybe they shot it backwards and then had you all look away after singing.


nope. we were a well-oiled machine by then.  that was this whole little bit where I was the late doofus working my way through the crowd to get into place at the last second.  It was the director giving me something fun to do. Obviously what's in there is very truncated.  God bless him though for getting me in that b*ng b*ng b*ng part since I was cut out of the crawling around on the ground part of the "oops" spot.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: A.M. Thomas on May 21, 2009, 03:22:40 PM
So did you get to meet Ajay Bhatt and was he that cool in real life?
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: hugman on May 21, 2009, 03:46:56 PM
Nope. I wasn't even there that day.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: robert s. on May 21, 2009, 05:11:05 PM
Literally how many times did the director make you all sing the Intel theme?

Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: dave from knoxville on May 21, 2009, 05:12:31 PM
Literally how many times did the director make you all sing the Intel theme?



He has literally sung the Intel theme 1000 times.
Title: Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
Post by: nec13 on May 25, 2009, 10:51:54 PM
Nice job, hugman.

Intel commercial>>>>>>>>>>>Comcast commercial