I want to punch Tony Sinclair right in the mouth…

…every time I see one of those stupid Tanqueray commercials. Is anyone else as sick of those commercials as I am? It can’t just be me. Who the hell is this guy anyway? I’m not sure if that’s his real name or he’s just an actor I’ve never heard of hired by a booze company I’d never heard of. My wife keeps insisting that it’s D.L. Hughley and I keep having to tell her it’s not and that just makes the commercials that much more annoying to have come on fifteen hundred times during a show. The “bio” for Mr. Sinclair at the Tanqueray website reads as follows:

Tony Sinclair. Socialite extraordinaire, world traveler and the TANQUERAY Gin company’s best find ever. Armed with a witty line and a cocktail shaker, Tony is the master of the mix for TANQUERAY Gin.

Wow. It makes him sound like a complete putz. Does this crap actually sell liquor? Are there really people out there who see this guy shilling booze who think to themselves, “I’m going to buy me some Tanqueray gin just so I can be like socialite extraordinaire Tony Sinclair!” Hell, is he even known by anyone for anything other than those stupid TV commercials?

All I know is I want to slap the shit out of him every time he laughs that ridiculously overwrought laugh of his. I’m assuming I must not be the target audience for that commercial cause it really doesn’t make me want to buy that particular brand of gin.

97 comments

  1. Hahaha, Les!!!  I haven’t seen that ad.  Of course, I haven’t watched much TV lately other than DVDs…  wink  Anyway, Tanqueray is supposed to be one of the more primo gins out there.  Since I’m not really a gin fan, I can’t vouch for that.  I know it is pricier than Beefeater’s (or whatever the hell it is).  I also know that it fluoresces green under a black light- that’s pretty cool!

  2. I’d love nothing more than to see a commercial where Tony is smacked in the mouth with a 2×4 by some drunk who then yells “You wanna Tankaray now?”

    Most likely, the only person Tony appeals to…is Tony himself!

  3. You got my vote…. Punch out that bastard!!!!!

    He is the most vile excuse for a mascot I ever seen. I for one would not buy that drink because oh that ugly bastard on the advertistment.

  4. If that dickface is helping them sell gin, you might as well jump on the bandwagon and reap the benefits.  He is so fucking annoying, but there has to be something you could sell… Like Trojan condoms.  For example social gathering, there is a nice big serving tray of Trojans, and you say, “I’m Hector of Troy, ha ha ha, LET’S FUCK!”

    Yeah, go ahead and punch him…

  5. i was so relieved to see this.  i want to start a class action lawsuit against tanqueray and its distributors.  TS is the UGLIEST SOB on gods green earth.  He could eat corn through a chain link fence and not hit a lnk and still clean the cob.  this guy is pure UGLY!  i dont want to see him harmed but they really shouldnt sicken my stomach with this. oh god is he the ugliest thing.socialite extrordonaire eh?  he looks like a crack head in a suit, really!  damn and the commercial comes on right as im typing this.

  6. He is actually actor Rodney Mason from Philly – The actor does a real good job. What’s annoying is the ad team’s obvious Austin Powers rip off.

  7. Ok, even if her’s an actor, and the ad campaigne is working, I would still like to see a commercial with some slapstick that would make the whole “Tony Sinclaire” bit a little funnier.  Perhaps Tony is eating a Subway Sanwich, and before he can finish stating his name, Jared (the former 400lb pig) takes it from his hands and says, “I’m Jared… are you ready for Subway.”  In the background someone else sees Tony and punches him in the mouth.  Everyone wins.

  8. Re:Tony Sinclair-say what you will but this is top shelf no pun intended and his music is fresh as well…well,ready to Tanqueray!?

  9. Ok, so the comment about how the tony sinclair commercials are overplayed is true.  However, the fact that the stupid evil bastard has never heard of taqueray displays with plenty of clarity that he either has his head in his ass or lives in one of the “fly-over” states…

  10. Apparently the Urkel / Buckwheat on crack doing Austin Powers impersonations is the new look for the socialite extraordinaires in England.

    The ONLY thing missing from “you wouldn’t put a Donkey in the Kentuckey Derby would you?”, and that gawd awful chuckle is him saying “O-TAY”  right afterwards.

    Besides with that character I might as well put a Donkey in the Derby and why not, Tanguray has an Ass pimping their product.

  11. Buckwheat on crack> Ha ha!! Finally, a site that hates this butt ugly fuck. I wish he would smash himself in the face for his embarrising claim to fame and put US out of our misery. Maybe it would improve his looks. I have actually read sites that freaking LOVE this guy. Can you believe that?? They think he is handsome too. Good Lord!Makes me want to puke.Otay!

  12. This guy is a fruity loser who needs to be snuffed. I’d like to see him drink too much of his green-bottled bathtub gin, stagger into the street and right under a fucking cab. Good bye, you gap-toothed reject.

  13. Isnt Tanqueray the drink that the sailer who crashed the Exon Valdez in Alaska long time back? O-Tay to Tanqueray? No! It seems to me that these musical types will will sink down and do some TV ads to make some money. As Les stated “Who the hell is this guy?” This must mean that his music career isnt working out to well. I never heard of him and most people I talk to dont know to much either. (even the ones who like rap) Socialite extraordinaire? Seems to me that is some one who tries to hard.

  14. I don’t drink, but if I did I would drink Tanqueray because of Tony. Any piece of poor white trash that gets this upset about an actor making commercials is either too lazy or stupid to hit the mute button on his remote. Or maybe the ignorant bubba is jealous because Tony Sinclair could buy and sell him a hundred times over. He’s laughing all the way to the bank. Good for you Tony.

  15. If my being annoyed with him is enough to get you to drink the liquor he’s shilling then that doesn’t exactly paint you in a much better light.

  16. I stumbled across this because I did a Google search on that asshole to see if he was actually somehow famous and to further boil my blood so that if I ever run across him on the street I can kick him in the fucking throat without hesitating.

    Thanks for the service.

  17. Tony Sinclair is a distant cousin of the Pillsbury Dough Boy, from Aunt Jemima’s side of the family.

  18. I think Tony Sinclair is the HOTTEST thing I have EVER SEEN.  I’m 5’8” natural blonde/green eyes with 3 degrees.  I wish he were a real person!  He’s my fantasy man!  OOOOHHH….just thinking about those gap teeth make me hot.

    Yeah, I am serious!

  19. I think Tony gives less than a fuck what poor, white, trailer park trash thinks of his commercials while he’s on t.v., with the big bank account.  Wonder who’d like to see commercials of rednecks swilling beer in front of the t.v. in their crummy trailers, yelling YEE-HAWWW!!!!!!!! why does it bother you so much, it’s a fucking, fictional character for a commercial!  Get a life assholes!!!!

  20. OMG!! this is the best page ive ever seen seriously. i found this page trying to find out who TS was and i still dont know what he is. is he an actor and a rap singer? for real that commercial is fuckin scary. that guy really is the ugliest thing ive ever seen. les, i like the comebacks u make to the loseridiots that comment against this page…ur so funny and if the loseridiots dont like what u and the rest of the world say about TS then they shouldnt be here right? lolol i love this page im showing it to every one of my friends! ur my freakin hero

  21. I couldn’t agree more. Who is this bitch and why do we care? Some self-proclaimed playboy of gin? ok….. Anyways, love the article

  22. YEA I THOUGHT THIS GUY WAS SOME SORT OF CELEB BUT HOLY SHIT IT TURNS OUT HES JUST SOME RETARD, I FUCKING KNEW IT. THATS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS IVE FOUND OUT IN AWHILE; RIGHT NEXT TO THE FACT THAT PARIS HILTON IS NOT THE BIGGEST WHORE IN THE WORLD “MR. SLAVE” IS.

  23. you definetly got my vote kil the bastard hes fucken annoying and insignifcant who the hell cares who he is , hes comin out like we are supposed to know who he is. i hate those commercials. and damn hes ugly as hell

  24. why does everyone think just white folk hate this guy?  everyone i have talked to black and white think the same thing.  WHO THE HELL IS THIS BLACK DUMB ASS THINK HE IS?  we need a life this man is a bum who got his 3 seconds now get him the hell out.

  25. Ok, so he’s not the greatest thing since apple pie, BUT the music that is played in the background of the commercial where the man is over filling his plate with shrimp, Does anyone know the name of this song, or where to find out???

  26. I can’t believe anyone doesn’t just LOVE Tony Sinclair.  I love him!  I truly do!  My favorite commercial is the iceberg one from like 3 years ago.“Did you know there’s over 1 billion ice cubes in one of those?  Anyone thinking what I’m thinking?”

    I also love the Christmas one with the bartender ‘playing’ the martini glasses.  “That’s an instrument I’d like to pick up RIGHT NOW.”

    I don’t drink, but if I did, I’d be “Ready to Tanqueray!”

    Tony Sinclair is sooooo HOT!

  27. HEY!! WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE?!!
    I notice A LOT of fucking racist comments in here.

    Look, I hate the fucking loser twice as much as all of you, for everything from his Paul Lynn meets Austin Powers personality, that HIDEOUS chipmunk-like gap in his teeth and that death gurgle of a laugh that makes you want to lop his head off with a dull axe.

    But to start throwing out crackhead and Buckwheat and Aunt Jemima and all that racist shit?

    You unevolved. hominid, registered members of Stormfront.org, redneck motherfuckers need to just pull out the white sheets, uncork the moonshine, lube up your sisters, summon the Grand Wizard, break out the mayonnaise sandwiches and crystal meth cuz it’s gonna be a hot time in the old trailer park tonight!

    Jesus H. Christ.. in a few days it’ll be 2007 and you’ve stil got your head stuck up your ass about race. Hope you’re not Christians, cuz you’re savior is “one of the Mud people”.
    Won’t that be a hoot to behold. I’d love to see that day. All the flag waving and music playing and cross burnings and fanfare for the Savior…. When the clouds part and an Arab/Semitic dude comes off the cloud chariot, I’d pay money to see your faces.

  28. So your racist comments are ok? I agree with keeping out the demography and racism, but you contradict yourself with that post. Whatever race you are (and i dont really care) those comments are uncalled for. My earlier comment about racism only bad if you’re white was two sided. What does it say about a white person if they are racist. OR What does it say about a black person who thinks that being racist doesnt apply to them…..

  29. The commercial is dope. The funniest thing is that all the racist people can’t spell!
    What is a “poarch” monkey? Guess they wouldn’t know, because there is no porch to their trailer! Anyway, Tony Sinclair is a pimp!

  30. Actually, I didn’t know what a ‘porch monkey’ was – either – and not because it was misspelled.  But, I figured it out!  Guess, I didn’t hang out enough with those racists in that all-white town my parents moved to and I grew up in, huh?  Maybe that racist can spell……give them benefit of the doubt. Perhaps ‘poarch’ is a typo???  I mean, it’s not like they typed ‘munkee’ or anything.

    By the way, James680, “trailer trash” isn’t a racist remark.  “Trailer Trash” is a socioeconomic group.  I suppose you get that since your referred to ‘demographics’.  Racism is not liking someone simply because of their skin color.

    PREJUDICE is not liking someone for their socioeconomic status, educational level (or lack thereof), religion or ethnicity.  EVERYBODY has prejudices, on some level.  EVERYBODY!  The important thing is to recognize it and be tolerant.  I like pets, and one of my brothers doesn’t.  That’s a prejudice.  My brother likes to smoke and I have asthma.  That’s a prejudice. On some remote level, anyway.  The point is:  I am white and from a redneck, trailer-trash town.  I wasn’t raised racist and I am not one.  I sure as hell can’t stand redneck trailer trash, either!  Doesn’t make me a racist and doesn’t make “The Judge” one either!

    Merry Christmas (yeah, I am a Christian – and I am somewhat prejudiced against other religions) Happy Channukah (Jesus is a Jew and the Jews are God’s Chosen People.) (Oh, yeah, I read the Bible – all of it – not just the parts I liked).  Or, have a Happy whatever you celebrate!

  31. holy fuck, i feel the love for myself coming back to notice there are other folks who think this tony sinclair is funniest punch bag around. They already make sucky ads here in US , but this one beats them all. Atleast its provoking even if in a bad kind of way.

  32. damn i hate the fukin guy becuase the commercial is annoying but not becuase of his race if it were a white guy or puerto rican like myself id still hate him becuase the commercial is annoying he sucks punch him out but as for these racest pigs posting crap please put your name and number if you got the cohones to back your mouth .

  33. I like and drink Tanqueray… it is first rate gin.  I enjoyed the commercials because they were fresh and offbeat and promoted a product I already liked.  After watching them a few times they faded into the woodwork, as all repetitive commercials do. 

    What I find really amazing is the bile and invective directed toward an actor playing a part… what does it say about the mental state of one who would employ violence against a character in an ad?  Its one thing to dislike the message sent and the method of its transmission, and it is quite another to wish to harm the paid representative of the sender of the message.  My primary analysis on the responses Mr. Bastard has received is that everyone condoning the destruction of Mr. Sinclaire is extremely Tanqueray-bottle green with envy that there is someone with Mr. Sinclaire’s looks and verbal acuity that is living the life of, well, Mr. Sinclaire…I suppose class envy can make those masked by the internet tell us how they really feel.

  34. sb writes…

    What I find really amazing is the bile and invective directed toward an actor playing a part… what does it say about the mental state of one who would employ violence against a character in an ad?

    As the person who wrote the entry in question I’ll be happy to answer this for you: It says I find these commercials and the character portrayed in them very, very annoying.

    Its one thing to dislike the message sent and the method of its transmission, and it is quite another to wish to harm the paid representative of the sender of the message.

    It’s also another thing to judge someone off of one blog entry. You’ll note that I said I wanted to punch him right in the mouth, not that I actually would if I had the opportunity. The irony is that I’m probably the last person in the world who would actually follow through on such a desire. He’d probably kick my ass if I tried it.

    My primary analysis on the responses Mr. Bastard has received is that everyone condoning the destruction of Mr. Sinclaire is extremely Tanqueray-bottle green with envy that there is someone with Mr. Sinclaire’s looks and verbal acuity that is living the life of, well, Mr. Sinclaire…I suppose class envy can make those masked by the internet tell us how they really feel.

    Your primary analysis is wrong. Envy is the last thing I’m feeling when I see those commercials. The character portrayed causes a violently negative emotional reaction so I described it in violent terms, but the last thing I’d want to be is anything like him. As for his “verbal acuity,” well, that actually made me laugh out loud.

    You go drink your cheap gin if you must, but leave the psychoanalyzing to the professionals.

  35. SB: What I find really amazing is the bile and invective directed toward an actor playing a part…

    Find a dictionary and look up the word hyperbole.

    Les: You go drink your cheap gin if you must,

    While I agree with everything else you’ve said in the thread, Les, I have to object to this one. Tanqueray is not cheap.

  36. KPatrickGlover – you got it right on point.
    Seriously, where are we heading to when people start blaming actors for their behavior when in character?

  37. I think we could be headed to better actors if we blame an actor whos character is just as bad as the actor themself. Mr. Sinclaire’s verbal acuity is just an accent. Thats it. BTW- Tanqueray is definitely not cheap, it just tastes that way.

  38. benny:KPatrickGlover – you got it right on point.
    Seriously, where are we heading to when people start blaming actors for their behavior when in character?

    Uh, I think you misunderstand me. I wasn’t agreeing with the original poster. I was pointing out that the poster was an idiot for not recognizing that previous posts were just hyperbole and not a serious threat on the actor’s life.

    Sorry if that was too subtle for you…..

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