Billy the Kid and his Pantene Pro V

Wwt_david_artGuns and girls may mix in R. Kelly videos, but they make for lousy ad buys.

Last week, David Carradine took over for little brother Keith on the History Channel’s Wild West Tech program, with an entertainingly violent look at how six-gun technology tamed the frontier and kept the population down. During one of the commercial pods, up pops a spot for Pantene shampoo, complete with emaciated model swinging absolutely lovely hair and batting big eyes at the camera.

Lovely commercial. But surely its placement wasn't intentional. (It must have been a make-good or something.) If a woman were watching that show, she probably doesn’t shave, let alone bathe.

--Posted by Jack Feuer

Photo: Ben Glass

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