June 4, 2010

Frankenstein Gets Relief



The Frankenstein Monster has been a reliable pitchman through the years, “scaring up” business for everything from candy and beer to shoe polish and condoms. In 2003, a very laid-back Monster pushed Osteo Bi-Flex, a pain relief supplement for arthritic, achy joints.

The TV ad featured a brief black and white lab scene in the traditional Universal style. The actor wearing the greenish makeup is David Combs.



With thanks to E. Francis Kohler


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6 comments:

Michael Jones said...

That youtube links to a pretty funny battery commercial with "Howie" & the bride.

Christopher said...

Is that b&W footage from anything?..looks like the real stuff..
LOL..Tai Chi Franky

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Monster Cafe? Has some great stuff of Frankenstein...

Moodizzle said...

Osteo Bi-flex really filmed a commercial with an actor dressed as Frankenstein? That is awesome, but not as swesome as some of the make-up done on the actors in Fangoria’s frightfest.

http://tinyurl.com/2au82np

Belle Dee said...

I remember seeing this commercial on TV ONCE, and I thought it was the coolest commercial ever.
This is the first time I've ever seen the print ad, thanks for sharing.

Bryan said...

When was the last time Hollywood did a decent Frankenstein film, or even a parody of that matter? The entertainment industry should move from Vampires & get on the Frankenstein train. Conan O'Brien has been the only with desire to use Frankenstein in a few bits on Late Night & The Tonight Show. I like how Frightfest has focused on pig monsters & more cannibal flicks. Some of the films are already arriving in 3 days at Blockbuster.