Kid’s Dad Plays Scrooge In A Christmas TV Commercial
Maybe that is where I got it from?
Well, the holiday season is in full swing, and once again, my dad is playing Ebenezer Scrooge of "A Christmas Carol" fame, in a new television ad, with a little help from a certain morning show host...me!
For years my father has worked at Downeast Toyota in Brewer, and at some point, it occurred to them that could use his mop of white hair to their advantage. It all started with him playing George Washington in commercials 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 always get a pretty good laugh out of it.
The next logical step was playing Scrooge, which he did in two advertisements last year, and 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 one this year, I was approached by Josh Whinery, who is one our salespeople here at Townsquare. He sent me a script for the new ad, 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, and I hope you all have a great holiday season!