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“If it ain’t Lamar’s, it just ain’t steak!”
Blog Guy, I know you get around. I’ve heard that U.S. celebrities, even superstars, often do TV commercials and endorsements for overseas markets, since they know the ads won’t be shown here. Does this happen a lot?
Yes, much more than you can imagine. Above, here’s a screen grab showing first lady Michelle Obama advertising for Susie’s House of Doilies on a home shopping network over in Indonesia.
Doilies? The first lady? That’s incredible! Does Michelle do other overseas commercials, as well?
You bet. Here’s another one she did, in Germany, for a place called Lamar’s Bavarian Steak Garden.
This is the one where she winks at the camera and says, “If it ain’t Lamar’s, it just ain’t steak!”
This is a real eye-opener for me. I have to say, I’m not too crazy about this level of commercialization from respected luminaries.
Ah. You probably shouldn’t watch late-night television in Honduras, then.
Seeing Hillary Clinton’s infomercial for Ricardo’s Muy Caliente Meat Sauce might push you right over the edge.
Top: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) poses with Ani Yudhoyono, wife of Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as she is taken on a tour of the “Living Traditions Exhibition at Wisma Negara” in Jakarta, November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Sloan/Pool
Left: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama serves steaks to U.S. servicemen and their relatives during her visit at the U.S. airbase in the southwestern German town of Ramstein, November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Left: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a private Georgetown garden in Washington, May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Cliff Owen/Pool