Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Smoking Meat Loaf Spot is Sexy Hot Shill for GoPhone

Does anyone else think the Meat Loaf GoPhone commerical is smoke'n? Not talking about the sparks and fire effects, nah. I mean the way it literally oozes sex appeal.

How some suit took a sizzle and pop classic and mutated it and its primary crooner into shills for cell phones, I'll never know.

There's the Meat, back from career hell and sounding like the way I remember. We used to rock out to this song during air guitar jams in the dorm. Even in his younger days, Meat Loaf was never the kind of rocker who inspired girls to swoon. But his music marks a period in time when practically everyone had some kind of twisted experience tied to Dashboard Light.

For some reason, this longer version of the commercial never seems to make it on the air. Maybe if AT & T sold more GoPhones, they could could afford the cost of the extra half minute.

Is it just me? Or is the son character kinda hot?

Caught the shorter incarnation of "Paradise By the GoPhone Light" during last night's American Idol Gives Back. It was then I remembered how Idol almost single-handedly revived the Meat's career by pairing him with Katherine McPhee. He must have some connections to a producer or Simon because his performance was less than spectacular.

I figured old Meat's second shot came and went which is sometimes just as well. Sometimes, it's best not to mess with memories. But never underestimate the power of an aging rock star. With this commercial, the Meat is back. It'll be fun to see how it all plays out.

But not so fun to accidentally find Ms. McPhee later trashing the rock icon as if he's some kind of joke. Okay, we get it, his talent has seen better days. But even on his worst day, the Meat is a whole lot classier than this dizzle.

"And like, he comes in like, and he’s like, like this frumpy older man, and like just the sweetest guy in the world, but I was like, this looks like, like one of my best friends’ dads, like..."

Talk much? Like give me like a break.

Where does she get off making the Meat into some kind of Ashton Kutcher punk? What has she done that's been notable?

Well, let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the morning.