Skip to comments.8 Humiliating Japanese Ads Starring Oscar Nominees
Posted on 02/20/2009 10:29:38 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007
Oscar-nominated actors are the most dignified members of our species. They play the serious roles that inspire us and hold a special place of reverence in our culture.
But not in Japan. In a country where demoralization is the national pastime, our revered actors, Academy Award nominees and winners both, sell their own dignity for a paycheck because they assume we Americans will never see it.
But thanks to the Internet, we can celebrate their shame any time we want.
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Again, Nicholas Cage proceeds to make scratch my head.
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OMG! I absolutely love those now legendary “japanese ads!”
For seeing our celebs make absolute asses of themselves on camera the japanese ads are far better than anything the stalkerazzi could come up with.
That’s why the celebs usually have all manner of contractual clauses forbidding the ads be played outside of Japan.
This will forever be my fave Japanese ad.
Down in the comments somebody posted this one:
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Looking at that one, I’m mystified it didn’t make the list.
He did a lot of ads for Sankyo and all of them are, uh, well, typical Cage.
He did a lot of ads for Sankyo (Pachinko machine maker) and all of them are, uh, well, typical Cage.
Thanks, I needed that.
I’m sorry. but what was with the angry pizza slice at the end of the commercial??
Guess it’s lost in translation :-)
This line cracked me up. How long has it been since Hollywood produced a "dignified" actor? They are few and far between.
The pizza slice is not angry it’s shocked that the toppings ignored him after saying “Thank you Friends!” but that’s not what’s funny on the commercial.
Look at the toppings. Spicy chicken has a bomb for it’s head. the onion is Hitler, etc. You have to watch it a few times.
And the song is addictive. My kids sing it all the time. (okay we’re weird).
Try this Pizza-la instead. It’s subtitled.
...and appears to have a tear in his eye...
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