Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Man From Glad

I found an old commercial for Glad bags on YouTube today, that is remarkable for at least two reasons.

First, it showcases early Andrea Martin. For the uninitiated, Andrea was kind of the Amy Poehler of her day - only much more likable and versatile. In fact, if I were to compile a list of the funniest women ever on television, Andrea would certainly be "Top 5". Of course, this is just a Glad bag commercial, so she pretty much sticks to playing the stereotypical interrupting wife - so very popular in the 1970's.

Second, this commercial features the Man from Glad - a bizarre mascot/spokesperson for the Glad corporation. The Man from Glad was so darned white (hair, clothes, skin) - he bordered on albinism, and yet notice how the couple that has inexplicably invited this Adam Android-type for dinner are totally OK with his bizarre appearance and insistence on talking at length about Glad products. And does the husband actually say "Well, Man from Glad....." at 0:07?

Please watch.