Outtakes from an Orson Welles wine commercial after he had drunk too much wine


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#2

Previously:


#3

AaaaAaaAaAAAAH the FRENCH. Champaign.


#4

Who knows what bubbly lurks in the heart of men?

The French! The French do! It’s Campaign!

HAHHAHAHAAA!


#5

In all fairness, I do the same thing when I’m sozzled.


#6

Are we sure he isn’t trying slur out “Rosebud?”


#7

Way to bury the lede, guys. That guitar backing is amazing!
Breathed new life into a classic.


#8

Very much an experimental-jazz-feel to it, huh? I find it delightful.


#9

I too was inspired by its angelic effects, indeed.


#10

Hats off to the actor who’s pouring - doesn’t crack one bit. The actress manages to stifle her grin and bend it into a pleasant smile, but you just know there’s a guffaw lurking in there, somewhere…There’s absolutely no way in hell I’d be able to keep a straight face.


#11

I had to look up the pea thing:


#12

That Paul Masson champagne doesn’t pop much when the cork is pulled, eh.

/maybe they didn’t have any money left for a foley guy after paying Orson Welles’s fee.


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#14

In my youth, I thought Orson Welles was simply a famous pitchman (famous enough, perhaps, that he had a cameo in The Muppet Moive). Here’s another one I remember, circa 1981.


#15

Sure, but it’s infinitely funnier when Orson Welles did it. However, in fairness, so is anything he did, sozzled or not.


#16

This triggered a (repressed?) memory; didn’t he also hype a bad German wine called Keller-Geister? With the slogan, “We sell you no wine before you’ve paid for it”?


#17

man, this NEVER gets old


#18

My favorite part is where his brain hasn’t caught up to his mouth yet, and he groans out MHHAAAHAAAAA the French.


#19

I remember the Welles ads; I also recall some wit commenting on their tagline “We will sell no wine before its time”; the comment was “they forgot the apostrophe”


#20

Come to find out, Rosebud is his favorite champagne.