You wanted the best, you got the best… or did we?
2 members of KISS. 2 completely awful commercials. After watching both, there is really only 1 question to ask: Who bombed it worse??
I watched both videos multiple times. And after much more review than should ever be taken. I have a few thoughts. But most importantly – I’ve determined a winner (or.. in this case, the biggest loser).
First up – Paul Stanley in a TV spot for Folgers Coffee.
First off, I gotta say that I think Paul actually sounds pretty good singing this little number. Though, I’m not sure who wrote that song, or the premise of Paul walking aimlessly around an empty circus? Lol! Overall, it’s just kinda weird. I dig it though. Like a movie that’s so bad it’s good. Basically like any Stallone flick since Cliffhanger and Demolition Man in ’93. No surprise here that this ad never made it to air.
Second – Ace Frehley in a spot for Dunkin’ Donuts.
Wow, lol!! I don’t even believe that is Ace’s voice when “he” slurs, “I’ll give you a P&L statement.” I have no idea whether this ad aired or not? With Ace in make-up, it’s definitely Reunion Tour/Psycho Circus era (I’m guessing this is ’96ish). Not sure what Ace is even trying to play? But it sounds like a bunch of garbage… Dunkin’ Donuts will probably never collaborate with KISS on another project after this showing.
So – Who bombed it worse?!??
Before I get too far into this.. I have to admit this post originally was going to be a battle of unheard of proportions: Who is the coolest man in America – John Stamos or Rob Lowe?
Seemed like it had such promise. Maybe I’ll come back to that idea another day… At least a John Stamos related post.
Anyway… I was pretty sure who I was going to anoint as the winner in this commercials gone bad bout. But after 10 views each, my opinion swayed to the contender in the opposite corner. Hopefully we get some reaction in the comment section to confirm my findings. So, without further ado…
The winner is (again, this title is probably not worth boasting) MR. ACE FREHLEY!
It all came down to execution. Paul is a singer. Yes, his commercial is completely embarrassing. And the material was not fully recognized and bad. But he didn’t let his guard down regarding his trade. Ace, on the other hand, was the embarrassing part of the Dunkin Donuts ad. He let all of his fellow guitar-clad kin down. Whatever that raucous he was playing… terrible. Ace, that was quite the bomb.