It’s an ad campaign that has already provided a lot of laughs – using cranky celebrities like Betty White, Roseanne Barr, Richard Lewis and Aretha Franklin to promote the salutary effects of snacking on a Snickers bar.
The new spot, which premiered on this week’s MTV Movie Awards, is the funniest yet (see clip below).
It involves two guys trying to chat up a couple of girls at a party. The small talk doesn’t go very well, because one of the guys is acting and sounding a lot like Joe Pesci. In fact his diatribe recalls Pesci’s classic confrontation in Goodfellas: “Funny how? Do I amuse you?”
Oh wait, that is Joe Pesci! No one mixes querulous and menacing quite like him.