It's been 16 years since Pets.com's sock puppet graced us with a starring role in a Super Bowl commercial. That didn't work out so well.
Though what seemed like all of Twitter live-hated NBC's broadcast of the Peter Pan stage play, starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, it was still better than a typical Tuesday over at NBC, where the network hauled in some 2.9 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 demo (for a 2.3 rating) and 9 million watchers total.
Allison Williams has traded in the long tresses and glam style she flaunts on HBO’s Girls for the boyish charm of Peter Pan, NBC’s second installment of live TV theater, and today we have evidence to prove it.
As an actor, Christopher Walken can effortlessly stretch from insanely intense to intensely insane. The cooler end of his range comes into play in these darkly stylish spots by Copenhagen ad agency &Co. and director Martin Werner for Danish clothier Jack & Jones. "Made From Cool" is the theme, and Walken portrays a weird tailor who goes about his clothes-making chores in strange, presumably supernatural fashion on impressive sets that recall Anton Furst's neo-Gothic vision of Gotham City. Check out the sheep's look of shear terror about eight seconds into the first spot below. Its expression seems to say: Holy crap, it's Christopher Walken! Though famed for his voice, Walken doesn't utter a word. Perhaps he sewed his mouth shut by mistake. The Oscar winner's silence ratchets up the tension and enhances the hypnotic atmosphere. This dude's piercing, otherworldly gaze is just sick. My pants aren't ready? Whatever! Just get outta my head, freaky tailor!