“I’m not anybody’s judge; I don’t know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it.” -Wilford Brimley
I’ve got a lot of respect for the creativity that goes on over the internet, ever since the original Winnie-the-Pooh and Spirit of Christmas videos I saw way back in the 1990s. But unlike the corporatized Harlem Shake, there’s a classic from more than seven years ago that keeps spawning new videos: Wilford Brimley’s commercials!
As I’ve told you before, I remember these commercials from back from my Price-Is-Right-watching days, where I would learn about various fiber products, adjustable beds, mobility-enhancing scooters, nicotine patches and gums, cholesterol medications, denture creams, and of course, diabetes testing supplies.
While diabetes is no laughing matter, the original Liberty Medical campaign — coupled with Brimley’s unique pronunciation of diabetes — made for this goldmine back in January of 2006, with a little creativity.
But what’s made this my favorite is the sheer number of excellent, quality videos that have continued in the same vein as the original. A few years ago, I showed you the — embarrassingly catchy — diabetes dance mix, which was my favorite at the time.