By now you’ve probably seen the new DirecTV ad, starring everyone’s favorite Russian billionaire and everyone’s favorite-er mini giraffe. Of course, the original “Opulence, I has it” spot was the rarest of commercials: an ad that aired several times every NFL Sunday without driving me into irrational fits of hatred. The new edition (video below) isn’t quite as charming (for starters, there aren’t dogs playing poker), but it does have a guy lifting gold weights, sexy women, and the pygmy giraffe running on a treadmill while watching giraffes running in the wild on a flatscreen TV. Yup, that’ll do.
By the way, I met the opulence guy when I was down in Dallas for Super Bowl stuff. I was starstruck.
I was kinda sad that he has a British accent in real life, though. I think he should be in character any time he puts that turtleneck on.