REMEMBERING THE 2000 SAG COMMERCIAL ACTORS STRIKE
If you are anything like me, then every so often – when the winter wind blows clean and fresh from the north – you are overcome by nolstagia for the halcyon days of the 2000 Screen Actors Guild Commercial Actors Strike.
Ah, those halcyon days! – when men selling things on television had to do without actors because actors who acted in television commercials wanted more money for their labor, but the major studios wouldn’t give them more money. And so they went on strike.
Commercials got made and were broadcast without professional acting, and sometimes the results were simply wonderful.
The Discovery Channel used accounting and technical employees to act in a series of commercials that have since become legend, the first of which I feature below.
AHHH!!! THE ATMOSPHERE!!!! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!
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