Hey, remember that Folgers coffee commercial from 2000 starring KISS’ Paul Stanley? No? That’s because it never aired. The ad, featuring aerial acrobatics and Stanley looking like a cross between Fabio and Michael Bolton, has surfaced online. The YouTube poster that uploaded it the ad never aired “because focus groups asked ‘who is the old, creepy guy?’ and the agency pulled it.” That’s completely conjecture, but the ad in and of itself is pretty amazing. Stanley singing “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup” and then disappearing like a magician is priceless. Blabbermouth found an interview from 2000 when Stanley was asked about the ad. He replied:
“Life is strange. I got a call asking if I was interested in singing a Folgers commercial. And, like many other things, I thought, ‘Why not?’ I wasn’t at all concerned with who thinks it is okay or not okay, cool, not cool, rock ‘n’ roll or not. I had a blast doing it, and, like I said, isn’t that what this is all about?”
You had a blast doing it, and we’re having a blast watching it 14 years later – everyone wins!