Wilson seals the deal for Taco Bell
Wednesday, Oct. 5
SAN FRANCISCO — Even if you think Brian Wilson became more of a celebrity and less of a ballplayer in 2011, his new commercial probably will still make you laugh.
Wilson is featured on Taco Bell’s latest advertisement, which will air Thursday during the Tigers-Yankees Division Series telecast. It will continue to air through the postseason on the networks airing League Championship and World Series games.
A publicity release said that Wilson’s spot is a follow-up to last year’s commercial with Yankees close Mariano Rivera and manager Joe Girardi, in which Girardi has to call in Rivera to finish a customer’s XXL Chalupa because it’s too big.
What’s unintentionally funny is that the health-conscious Wilson probably wouldn’t eat Taco Bell products if he had a choice. But one must cash in on one’s fame while it remains possible to do so.
— Chris Haft