Friday, November 21, 2014

A familiar face from Seinfeld appears in the new Nest commercial - Creative Excellence Fridays

Google bought Nest as a way to diversify beyond search engine dominance.  And they're going to make sure this product catches on like, well, Google.  The new television commercial, just in time for the brutal winter upon us, features a familiar face from the past. You may remember Richard Herd more for his appearances as Wilhelm when George Costanza was working for the Yankees in the 90's show, Seinfeld. Screenshot 2014-11-21 11.02.02 Helm was and is a seasoned actor. He hardly struck me as the cranky grandfather retired in the rocking chair type, but that's acting right? Of course last January George and Jerry connected at the familiar Tom's diner to chair a sandwich and promote Crackle is the website that sponsored Seinfeld's highly popular "Comedians in Cars getting Coffee" . Michael Richards has made a career out of playing variations of Kramer, and he's made millions smile with his physical comedy. In 1993 he made querky campy in this Clorets commercial. For the over 40 set the Seinfeld era still holds a special place. The last episode aired over 16 years ago, but Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm has carried on the tradition of comedy coming from real conversations and uncomfortable situations. [caption id="attachment_382" align="aligncenter" width="676"]Larry Davids Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry Davids Curb Your Enthusiasm[/caption] Long live awkward.

With over 30 years experience, Tim McLarty  currently works out of Toronto Canada as a writer/voice performer, producer and media strategist producing advertising and entertainment content.

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