Author Topic: I did a commercial instead of wurster..  (Read 12926 times)

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I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« 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.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2009, 12:36:39 AM by hugman »

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #4 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.

« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 05:25:15 PM by hugman »

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: I've had Wurster's sloppy seconds..
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 12:35:05 AM »
Like I would post something so salacious.

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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #9 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).


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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #10 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 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]

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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #12 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!
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 11:10:22 PM by Kim Kelly »
Too soon?

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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: I did a commercial instead of wurster..
« Reply #14 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. 

 

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