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...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Count Joe Greene among those happy to see the Steelers move to change their approach on offense. "If it doesn't feel good, you have to change it and, basically, it wasn't feeling good," Greene said Friday. "It wasn't feeling good in '09, and it wasn't feeling good in 2011."
One of the most iconic Super Bowl commercials of all-time has to be former Pittsburgh Steelers Joe Greene's Coke commercial.
Well, the folks over Downy decided to do a parody of it featuring actress Amy Sedaris:
One of the most respected Steelers players of all time is Mean Joe Greene. He’s been there for 4 Super BOwl wins and has seen just about everything you can possibly see in the NFL during his playing and coaching career. When he speaks, people tend to stop and listen. Greene has been on the Steelers staff since 2004 as a special assistant in the personnel dept. He’s involved many...
Downy is planning to run a commercial during the Super Bowl that is sure to bring a smile to every Steeler fans face, even if our beloved team isn’t in the game this coming weekend. It’s a parody off the original 1979 Coke commercial with Steelers Hall of Famer Mean Joe Greene. I think [...]
INDIANAPOLIS -- Three decades after his Coke commercial won advertising's version of the Oscar, Joe Greene and his No. 75 Steelers jersey make a comeback in another Super Bowl spot on television. The new commercial relies heavily on the old one, only the Coke bottle has been replaced by a container of Downy Unstopables laundry product.
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