Kid’s Dad Plays George Washington In TV Commercial
Happy Presidents Day!
Fresh off his appearance as Ebeneezer Scrooge in Downeast Toyota's Christmas ad, my dad is back on the boob tube, this time portraying George Washington, off to cross the Penobscot!
The only thing funnier than watching the commercial, is teasing him mercilessly about it.
For years my fahter has worked at Downeast Toyota in Brewer, and at some point it occured to them that could use his mop of white hair to their advantage. It all started with him playing George Washington in commericals for Presidents Day, back in 2015. The hysterical part is that my dad is one of those people that everyone in Bangor knows, so once everyone saw it on television, everywhere he went, people would shout out, "Hey George! Are you crossing the Penobscot" which annoyed the hell out of him, but I alaways get a pretty good laugh out of it.
The next logical step was playing Scrooge, which he did in a few years back, then it switched from people yelling "George!" to "Hey Scrooge, what's up?" And yet again, I was entertained.
So when they decided to do the new Christmas ad in 2020, I was approached by Josh Whinery, who is one our sales people here at Townsquare. He sent me a script for the new add, and thought I should do the voice of "The Ghost of Christmas Future" Naturally, I jumped at the chance to do it. I noticed that in my effort to do a scary, ghost type voice, I kinda sound like Don Pardo, who was the announcer on Saturday Night Live for years. Oh well, it was fun. Hope you enjoy it!