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Two of the unlikeliest gingerbread men you ever did see - VIDEO

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 20th 2007 3:41PM

Norm plays a son who wants a cell phone in this holiday AT&T ad.When you see the names Norm Macdonald and Steve Buscemi, what comes to mind? Perhaps funny or edgy or, in the case of Buscemi, a bit scary looking? I would tend to agree. How about gingerbread men? When you see those names does it elicit a vision of Macdonald and Buscemi as a father-son gingerbread duo? No, I didn't think so.

And yet here they are, in all of their gingerbreadiness, in a holiday commercial for AT&T's GoPhone. In the ad, Macdonald's character wants a cell phone, but all that Buscemi's gingerbread father wants to do is make sure that no one eats anymore of his house this season. In a touching moment the son gets the phone he wants.

Unfortunately, tragedy strikes as we see a human hand breaking off a piece of the gingerbread man's roof, exposing the lovely gingerbread mother in the bathtub. It's probably one of the funnier holiday ads this season (although the Verizon 'Pony' commercial is pretty good) and you can see it after the jump.

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Jeff Goebel

The thing that most amazes me about this ad, is that Norm MacDonald has been the voice spokesman for Bell Cellular and Bell Canada for years... He's the Gordon Beaver of Frank and Gordon, and hearing him talk about cell phones as a gingerbread man was a shock.

Actually... he might be the Frank Beaver.

December 21 2007 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Verizon ad is great but I got tired of it after seeing it run a couple of times. This ad never ceases to get a chuckle out of me. Steve Buscemi is hilarious!!

December 21 2007 at 5:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like the Verizon one better. But this one is funny too.

December 20 2007 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


December 20 2007 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This ad cracks me up.

December 20 2007 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

The Gingerbread Men ad is still the funniest for me, but it's the Setanta ad with sportscaster Des Lynam as Setanta Claus that keeps me coming back for more.

Gee, I can't explain why......


December 20 2007 at 4:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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