Jim Carrey slotted back into graphic symbol as his iconic character Chip Douglas, from 1996 flick The Cable Guy, in i of many star-studded Super Bowl advertising cameos.
The Super Basin is known for playing host to a feast of cheesy, nostalgic and cringe celebrity cameos in its advert slots, which are some of the nigh expensive to run in the world.
Actor Carrey featured in the full advertising for Verizon as Bit last nighttime, leaving some fans calling for a sequel.
The commercial was teased prior to the sporting effect of the twelvemonth, with Carrey bringing back his character to promote Verizon’s 5G network.
The advert sees him try to sell some cable to a potential customer before he’s mesmerised by the wireless 5G connexion offered by the company.
Carrey’s character promises to return to the household before long, which could be a hint at more to come from Cablevision Guy in the future.
Fans were loving Chip’due south return, with some left wanting a sequel.
Ane wrote on Twitter: ‘Please requite us a new Cable Guy movie. Please. @JimCarrey.’
‘Wow. That Halftime Show followed by a new Jim Carrey as Cablevision Guy commercial. I’k dorsum in 90s and I’m thrilled well-nigh information technology,’ said a fan.
‘After 26 years it’s then refreshing to encounter how this character comes back so easily! makes me desire a “the cablevision guy two” even more than,’ shared a viewer.
Another added: ‘The Lebron commercial was dope. And Jim Carrey as Cable Guy again?!! Dope! #SuperBowl.’
The one-act-thriller stars the A-Lister as an eccentric cablevision installer who grew up with the television every bit his just babysitter.
This causes him to develop a lifelong obsession with television, before manipulating character Steven (Matthew Broderick) into being friends with him.
He goes on to develop a dangerous obsession with Steven later on he rejects him, with disastrous consequences.
Andrew McKechnie, who is the Verizon CCO and SV, told Adweek just how excited the actor was to reprise his character.
He said: ‘Carrey was pretty psyched to do this and felt like this was the correct time — you tin’t get a improve moment than the Super Bowl to do something similar this.
‘Hopefully, when the viewers meet it, it volition feel like a great story both from a cultural standpoint and, in terms of 25 years afterward, what The Cable Guy ultimately represents.’
The star shared an extended cutting of the commercial on his Twitter business relationship, with the caption: ‘For your consideration…the extended cut…get comfortable Gen Z…this is 90 whole seconds! :^P.’
Other stars to feature in Super Bowl ads included Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Coolidge, who appeared in a bizarre Uber Eats commercial.
Meanwhile, Scarlett Johannson and her husband Colin Jost starred in a viral Alexa ad, and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Salma Hayek as Greek Gods in some other.
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