Originally Posted by Idnar7
Former Senator/actor Fred Thompson doing ads for reverse mortgages. That's a hoot!
Those just crack me up! The way he tosses 'Jesse' a coin, and 'Jesse' hands him his morning paper (or whatever it is) w/o asking. Like that adds some sort of legitimacy to the sales pitch?
Do the ad creators really think this is effective? Is there some subset of the population that would say "Oh, that nice man has a really good relationship with the guy at the news stand - I think I will buy whatever he is selling!". Really?