Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Outer space

Haven't seen Wink Martindale for a while, but he's now achieved a bit of commercial fame. A KFC commercial, to be exact.

Wink passes in a blink (sorry for the rhyme) so you have to be awake. The commercial itself is kind of sappy, a parody of JFK's "we're going to the moon" announcement from the '60s. The video has earned a lot of dislikes on YouTube and many less than glowing comments. "Dumbest f---ing advertising ever" is a typically elegant remark.

At least one alert commenter notes Wink's brief presence, so it's nice that some people out there remember him. The Winkster is well into his eighties now, and the last show he hosted was GSN's very forgettable Instant Recall in 2010. He did make a cameo appearance on The Chase in 2014, and that currently stands as his last recorded brush with our little genre.

Wink has his own YouTube channel, though it hasn't been updated for a while. There are some interesting game show oldies scattered among other videos.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for plugging Winks YouTube channel. There are some great gems in there! I have certainly missed his updates, however happy to hear that he is doing alright!

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