Aretha Franklin Films Snickers Ad In Mich.
Jon Jordon Has The Scoop
POSTED: Monday, February 22, 2010
UPDATED: 8:58 am EST February 22, 2010
(They want me to do a Snickers ad….with Cher?)
DETROIT — The brilliant new Snickers commercial starring our own Aretha Franklin was shot right here in Metro Detroit at Studio Center in Farmington Hills.
The 30-second spot features four young men packed into a vintage Volvo traveling somewhere seemingly way out West.
The long car ride and hunger pangs overtake passenger “Jeff”, who cops a “diva attitude” about it all, and as a result, has morphed into The Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
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Aretha is hysterically funny portraying herself at her sassiest. No sooner than Jeff’s ‘tude is tempered by a Snickers bar, another griping passenger turns around from the front passenger seat to reveal himself as…Liza Minelli!
Liza also came into town to film her cameo. The green screen technology utilized by Studio Center is so flawless that one would never suspect that all involved didn’t have to suffer through a grueling location shoot in the middle of the Mohave Desert.
What the public doesn’t know, is that a third diva was actually filmed and was on tap as a possible Liza replacementâ€¦. None other than Patti Labelle.
This begs the question: who really has achieved true pop culture diva status and who has not? The qualifications are subjective for sure, but nonetheless unquestionable in my mind. Here’s my take:
-Anybody who has ever appeared on American Idol