There’s only one Christopher Walken but if you want to stand out like the legendary actor, you’ll need two things: colorful socks and a Kia Optima. Christopher explains how you can get some ‘pizzazz’ your life with a very funny Super Bowl commercial. Click to watch.
It’s a safe bet that Christopher Walken, 72, is the kind of man who has never owned a pair of beige socks in his life. The star of The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone and countless other movies is known for stealing the spotlight. Now, Christopher has declared war on blending into the background with a brand new Super Bowl commercial.
The ad, which will air during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, starts off with a pretty groan-inducing pun. A man named Richard is asked to check the “walk-in closet” for his missing beige socks and — surprise, surprise — he finds it’s a “Walken Closet” instead. Then, Christopher launches into a trademark Walken-speech.
“There are two types of people in the world: those who are content to blend in,” Christopher says, comparing these mild-mannered individuals to beige socks. “And there are those who expect more,” he says, before raising a fist wrapped up in a polka-dot sock! “They’re exciting. They have pizzazz.”
With a snap of his fingers, Christopher turns the “walken closet” into a garage. He leads the man to the new Kia Optima. “It’s like the world’s most exciting pair of socks,” Christopher says, “but it’s a mid-sized sedan.” They go for a test drive and this incredibly weird but wonderful commercial ends the only way possible: with a Christopher Walken sock puppet!
“There are a few special moments in one’s career. Those times when you find yourself in an interesting place, making something you never thought possible, with someone you never thought you’d meet,” said Colin Jeffrey, chief creative officer for David&Goliath, the company that made the ad, according to Ad Age. “Being in a closet with Christopher Walken and 600 pairs of beige slacks was definitely one of those moments.”
Kia had released a teaser for the ad, but they just could not keep all this Walken goodness to themselves. Christopher may have already driven ahead of the pack of all the other Super Bowl car commercials. He’s up against a herd of sheep singing Queen, Serena Williams slamming hurtful labels and Ryan Reynolds introducing the world to Ryanville, USA.
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