…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.