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Last month, Budweiser remade its 1999 “Whassup?” commercial, this time with stars including Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union—and video chats instead of phone calls.
It was Budweiser’s attempt to make the classic ad relevant for today, with a reminder for people to check in on friends while they’re stuck at home.
TD Bank is also getting in on the remake action with an ad that, while far from “Whassup?” levels of fame, has performed particularly well for the company since it first aired in early 2019, according to its head of brand Arianna Lewko.