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Those funny AT&T commercials with a handsome guy trying to interview a group of silly little kids

They're so funny! Just so authentic, the way kids are so silly when they fail to be intentionally funny, and his reactions are the best.

Does anyone know if they're real and improvised, or staged?

by Anonymousreply 7204/12/2013

The funny thing is, those aren't kids, they're full-grown dwarves. They were discovered at a dwarf throwing competition in Walla Walla Washington.

by Anonymousreply 104/02/2013

Who is the actor that plays the interviewer?

by Anonymousreply 304/02/2013

He's a cute guy. But is he really handsome? Used to be a guy had to look like Tom Selleck or Paul Newman to be called handsome. Have things changed that much?

by Anonymousreply 404/02/2013

R2, that kid gets me chuckling everytime the commercial comes on. He's so adorably goofy.

by Anonymousreply 504/02/2013

He's not handsome.

by Anonymousreply 604/02/2013

His name is Beck Bennett. Check out "Fresh Perspectives" on YouTube for lots more.

He's sexy because his timing is good. He really lets the smart kids act like smart kids who are enjoying itself. It's the essence of what we love about kids.

The commercials aren't scripted, aside from the questions. Just edited down a lot.

by Anonymousreply 704/02/2013

I don't like those commercials, OP.

I command you to stop watching them.

by Anonymousreply 804/02/2013

I always enjoy the candy island one.

Kid: "What about a shower? It could be hot fudge!"

Guy: "Oooh!"

And then at the end when the little boy asks, "What about the animals? What would they be made of?" and the Guy responds, "I assume they would be made out of candy?"

I think what really makes the commercials is that the guy is playing it so seriously.

by Anonymousreply 904/02/2013

Lol at r8. As soon as I saw this thread I thought, "Op, you in danger gurl! DL hates these commercials!" But so far no hate.

by Anonymousreply 1004/02/2013

The girl in the werewolf commerical cracks me up. She is either making this up as she goes, or is a good actress.

by Anonymousreply 1104/02/2013

The werewolf girl reminds me so much of my friend in mannerisms, cadence and looks, I wondered if she had a secret daughter.

I am talking about you, JOY!

by Anonymousreply 1204/02/2013

I love those commercials. The "you want MORE you want MORE" little girl always cracks me up. And the werewolf kid.

by Anonymousreply 1304/02/2013

Who the fuck still watches TV commercials?

by Anonymousreply 1404/02/2013

R7 just wants us to google him.

by Anonymousreply 1504/02/2013

I swear the girl who talks about the werewolf wanting to be human is the child of Meredith Scott Lynn who I remember from Forces of Nature. They look so much alike!

by Anonymousreply 1604/02/2013

They're good commercials. The kids are super cute, and the commercial guy is very appealing in a commercial actor way.

by Anonymousreply 1704/02/2013

I don't think he wipes very well

by Anonymousreply 1804/03/2013

I think the two new basketball ones are scripted, especially when he goes for the high fives.

by Anonymousreply 1904/03/2013

I preferred the ones where the guy was trying to rip the kids off (from a few years ago), especially the fat kid.

by Anonymousreply 2004/03/2013

I like the commercials as well . I don't think they're scripted.

by Anonymousreply 2104/03/2013

He's very dry and that is such a turn on for me.

by Anonymousreply 2204/03/2013

The guy was on Dancing with the Stars two seasons ago.

by Anonymousreply 2304/03/2013

I would sniff him and lick him for about 34 minutes

by Anonymousreply 2404/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 2504/03/2013

The actor's delivery is very good. I like the ads because the guy seems either so nonplussed or ill at ease with kids that he reacts to them, aloud, as if the kids were not there -- the sort of mildly smartass commentary one might engage in when standing before a chimpanzee exhibit at the zoo.

by Anonymousreply 2604/03/2013

I don't understand a word that fucking little werewolf girl says!

I think you have to be attuned to tot-speak, and I definitely am not.

by Anonymousreply 2804/03/2013

There's one commercial where he tells a little girl to be quiet because he's listening to someone else that disturbs me a bit.

It wasn't incredibly rude, but the look on the girl's face said "oh yeah, somebody telling me to shut up again. my contributions aren't as important."

by Anonymousreply 2904/03/2013

R29, that's the I can do two things at once and you can see after he tells her that she has a smirk on her face.

The best kid in a commercial in the recent past was mini-Blake. I always crack up when he asks "Is that your space ship?"

by Anonymousreply 3004/03/2013

I think she handles it quite well, R29.

She was trying to steal the spotlight, but she conceded that it was not hers to take. With a smile.

by Anonymousreply 3104/03/2013

His name is Beck Bennet. I think he's dreamy.

by Anonymousreply 3204/03/2013

The little girl who screams "I am absolutely positive!" with her little hand out is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 3304/03/2013

He does a thing on gay marriage which is lame, due to his crappy ad libbing.

He needs a script at all times, clearly.

by Anonymousreply 3404/03/2013

"I can WAAY-AVE..."

by Anonymousreply 3504/03/2013

You may think they're funny, OP, but my niece auditioned and the results were horrible. I shouldn't post this because of the ongoing litigation, but it just makes me sick how people "love" these horrible commercials.

You didn't know there was a seven-call-back audition system, did you? And for each audition they fed the children sugar - mixed in water because they said the effects would be better - and the taping went on for ten hours. And they wouldn't let the children nap or break when the sugar wore off, they just had them sit around a table with loud music playing until they were considered "ripe" for another round of audition questions.

My niece, who had only done some local Hi-Vee commercials for Wisconsin dairy, couldn't take it. And after the SEVENTH TIME they called her mom, my poor sister, and just said, "She didn't measure up. She's just not cute and smart enough. And she wet her pants, which would piss OSHA off if we hired her." And that was that.

My precious little Nicole, who was my Goddaughter, took her own life that night. She hanged herself with her brother's mike cord. And now I see those commercials and I can hear little Nicky say, "YOU WANT MORE!!!!!" just like that. My sister said she sounded just like that.

So fuck them and fuck anyone who likes these commercials.

by Anonymousreply 3604/03/2013

They're awful and annoying. Ugh. Worst commercials on TV right now. I want to punch the guy AND all the fucking idiot children.

by Anonymousreply 3704/03/2013

If you watch the waving head and hand one (ultra-stupid) you can see the little girl mouthing the lines before/as they're said.

Another girl in another commercial is constantly looking off camera at the crew.

So bad.

by Anonymousreply 3804/03/2013

[quote]The commercials aren't scripted, aside from the questions. Just edited down a lot.

Complete bullshit. See reply above, with the girl MOUTHING THE WORDS THE OTHER KID IS SAYING. You're a gullible idiot.

by Anonymousreply 3904/03/2013

The man in the commercials is hot, he should ditch the kids for one and just slowly spread his cheeks and fart out some cum. Wonder what his ass smells like.

by Anonymousreply 4004/03/2013

I've read that the commercials do have a script, but they pretty much let the kids answer as they wanted.

by Anonymousreply 4104/03/2013

Thank you, R40, for your thoughtful contribution to this thread.

by Anonymousreply 4204/03/2013

Of course they're scripted. These kids are kids are kid actors. I believe in a national campaign, you have to be part of a guild. Actors in national ads are paid a lot of money. Six figures sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 4304/03/2013

They're horrible kid actors. Almost ever kid desperately needs a punch in the face.

by Anonymousreply 4404/03/2013

You're BEYOND LATE, OP. I started a thread on these commercials weeks ago.

Here's one of Beck's Youtube videos where he demonstrates with a ball how he fucks a girl and then he jizzes on himself...

by Anonymousreply 4504/03/2013

I hate watching commercials and usually ignore them but I will admit, I will watch the kid who can shake his hands and head at the same time. I dont know why, but he makes me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 4604/03/2013

He's hilarious, R46.

And definitely spontaneous.

by Anonymousreply 4704/03/2013

Commercials utilizing children are pornography, pure and simple, and beneath contempt.

by Anonymousreply 4804/03/2013

I need to smell his ass.

by Anonymousreply 4904/03/2013

I think part of the reason why the commercials work is that the kids, whether they're acting or not, are just being kids and being silly as opposed to some other commercials where they act like miniaturized adults.

by Anonymousreply 5004/04/2013

They're being stupid and annoying. Every single one of those kids needs to get punched in the face. Hard.

But the 'werewolf girl' is the most insufferable by far.

by Anonymousreply 5104/05/2013

They are not acting from a script, you idiots. No kid actor could be that good.

by Anonymousreply 5204/05/2013

R52, I'll repeat slower so you can understand. Watch the "doing to things...wave my head and hand" one again. Watch the blonde girl. She MOUTHS THE WORDS the other kid is saying.

If you don't think it's rehearsed and scripted, you're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 5304/05/2013

I'd like Beck Bennett to cum inside me quite fiercely.

by Anonymousreply 5404/05/2013

I don't like these commercials, but I am enjoying all the talk of this man's ripe ass. Is his foreskin tight?

by Anonymousreply 5504/05/2013

I think the commercials are funny but they're a complete failure at branding. If OP hadn't mentioned AT&T in his post I wouldn't remember what company or product was being advertised.

by Anonymousreply 5604/05/2013

yes, no branding awareness. If AT&T hadn't been written in the thread headline I'd know the commercials but would have no idea what company they are for.

The one that bugs the hell out of me is the kid flapping his hands and shaking his head. More is better, two is better than one. Oh really? Like a barium enema and a colonoscopy?Or income taxes and property taxes? A fender bender and a traffic ticket? Math and science homework?

by Anonymousreply 5704/05/2013

His ass probably smells like vinegar and Europe.

by Anonymousreply 5804/05/2013

His anus smells like Sweat and Irish Spring

by Anonymousreply 5904/06/2013

The commercials are a rip off of some bank adds that aired a few years ago. This guy would ask kids if they wanted A, and he would give them B. The kids would be upset and a narrator said something like "Even a kid knows when a promise isn't being kept, and so should you..."

by Anonymousreply 6004/06/2013

[quote]I'll repeat slower so you can understand. Watch the "doing to things...wave my head and hand" one again. Watch the blonde girl. She MOUTHS THE WORDS the other kid is saying. If you don't think it's rehearsed and scripted, you're an idiot.

I've rewound and re-watched this a hundred times now on my DVR and don't see her mouthing other people's lines. You're crazy.

by Anonymousreply 6104/11/2013

Frau Thread

by Anonymousreply 6204/11/2013

R61 is blind

by Anonymousreply 6304/11/2013

His anus smells like Tide!!

by Anonymousreply 6404/11/2013

When the guys stands up to high five the basketball players you can see how fat he is. That killed any sense of attraction.

by Anonymousreply 6504/11/2013

He's not fat. If you look at the video posted at R45, you can see that he's stocky. There is a difference.

by Anonymousreply 6604/11/2013

If the guy would lose 30 pounds of fat he could get rid of that stockiness.

by Anonymousreply 6704/11/2013

If he lost 30 lbs he'd look sickly.

by Anonymousreply 6804/11/2013

That girl was not mouthing other people's lines. She was excited and waiting for him to finish so she can blurt out her thought but she was so rudely shut down by the moderator. I hope she isn't scarred for life.

by Anonymousreply 6904/12/2013

I like the commercial where the cool black guy asks the girl if she believes everything she sees on the internet and she introduces him to the big ugly douche who's convinced her, he's a french model.

by Anonymousreply 7004/12/2013

R70, are you lost?

by Anonymousreply 7104/12/2013

r53, you're half-correct: each commercial DID have a script and the producers shot the exchanges, as scripted. But they ALSO let Beck and the kids ad lib and shot all of those exchanges, as well.

The final commercials are a mix of scripted and non-scripted moments. As you note, sometimes you can tell which shot is which.

by Anonymousreply 7204/12/2013
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