The state of Texas has bestowed upon this country many cultural delights: SXSW, phenomenal barbecue, and most importantly, Gary Busey. The man has the greatest set of teeth in history (they're perfect to Photoshop on sharks), and he's decided to use them to give back to the great state of his birth by starring alongside a guinea pig in a series of local Kia commercials.
These ads, which can only be described as "low-budget, high art" (or high farts, take your pick), can easily be perceived as embarrassing. But it's Gary "Sober stands for Son of a Bitch Everything's Real" Busey, and a not a respected actor who's won oodles of fancy acting awards, so the campy television spots are oddly charming. Rainbow seizures and all.
Still, not everyone is blessed with Busey's unique brand of crackisma. So when other celebs attempt to serve up equally horrific platters of visual cheese, they fail. And we giggle.
So, have you laughed today? If not, peruse our picks for the most embarrassing celebrity commercials of all time. Self-respect not included.
If you are American and have two functioning eyeballs, chances are
that you're familiar with at least one of the 348,032,483,209 products
Ms. Mole has endorsed: Pepsi, Maybelline, ugly furniture.
But have you ever seen her Porcari Sweat ad? No? It's possibly more
humiliating than marrying a dude who's forever associated with having
pervy fun-times with domesticated rodents. So, unleash your inner
asshole and give the following video a mouse, or rather, a gerbil click.
We pity the fool who don't buy a Flavorwave Turbo.
Nothing says die-hard, gun-slinging, macho manliness like singing
into a wine cooler bottle. NOTHING. Well, unless he had done it with his
Brenda Walsh! Is this what you intended when you abandoned your life
in Beverly Hills to pursue a career as a serious thespian in London? Is
it? And claiming that you're on the set of anything but a reality show,
a night-cam porn shot by your ex-husband, or a low budget commercial
for a company that created this kind of theme song is about as awkward as wearing the same exact prom dress as Kelly Taylor to the prom.
We're not sure what's more offensive -- the fact that the woman
who wrote a book as funny as Bossypants could deliver such a truly
horrific joke, the hair, or that vest? We're going with the vest.
Seems the former coach for UM doesn't have much of a 'Cane after all.
Poor Hulk. He's been through a lot of public embarrassment. His wife
leaves him and hooks up with a kid fresh out of high school, his son
had a stint in the slammer, and Brooke Hogan is his spawn. But singing
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the days of the week in your underwear in a magical cloud land where the
only inhabitants are a baby head and an AC unit? That's about as
embarrassing as marrying your own daughter.