If you haven’t seen it yet, you probably will soon.
The other day while I was watching college football on TV, I was surprised to see former Hawaii coach Norm Chow show up on a commercial.
And it’s hilarious. Intentionally hilarious.
In it, Chow thanks ALTRES Staffing for helping him to “job search smarter, not harder,” and get back on his feet after being fired by the University of Hawaii.
“Because of them I found a better fitting job,” Chow says, smiling into the camera as he runs a flower shop. His friendly tone to the camera is interspersed by loud “coaching” of florists who look suspiciously like football players.
It was a great idea by someone, and kudos to Chow for being willing to poke fun at himself.
The commercial is done very well, and Chow plays his part perfectly. Maybe those years near Hollywood at USC rubbed off on him. He seemed more comfortable acting in this 30-second spot than he did coaching on the UH sideline.