I’m sure most of us have seen this commercial, probably multiple times. But on Sunday, we’re going to be seeing Mean Joe Greene again…only he won’t be shilling Coca-Cola.
Downy, you know, the fabric softener company, is bringing Greene back for a commercial during Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of getting a bottle of Coke, Greene will instead be getting a bottle of Downy Unstoppables, and taking a whiff.
Advertising industry, why must you bastardize history? When I think of Mean Joe Greene and Super Bowl commercials, I think of him chugging a Coke, and throwing his jersey to a young child. I am absolutely, positively never going to recognize him as “the guy in the Downy commercial.” Furthermore, why would Downy decide to use him in a commercial? I’m willing to bet that the percentage of men watching the game that also buy fabric softener is low, and that the percentage of women who are watching the game and buy fabric softener and ALSO recognize Joe Greene is low. It would be like having Joy Behar in a commercial for Advance Auto Parts.
The commercial will air on the pregame show between 5:30 and 6:00. And for those of you that like your nostalgia, here’s the original Mean Joe Greene Super Bowl commercial…
[h/t: Huffington Post]