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Pitt! Clooney! The “Yes I Am” Guy!

August 26th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 15 Comments

While we were working on our latest Riff of Ocean’s 11, the nagging thought that I had seen the guy who plays obligatory Techno-nerd Livingston Dell before.

livingston dell

Turns out that he was the star of one of Bud Light’s famous early 90’s ad campaigns, the “Yes I Am” guy:

This was a simpler time, when a catch phrase from a beer commercial could truly sweep our nation, including myself, an innocent 14 year old at the time. President Bill Clinton even filmed promos for the NCAA basketball tournament, stating his affirmative intentions to be in attendance at the tourney.

The hated foreign owned company that is Budweiser hasn’t launched a catchphrase into the stratosphere since the deplored “Wazzzzzzup”, but we can all have fond memories of “Yes I Am” and “I Love You Man”.

Tags: RiffTrax · beer

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim on Aug 26, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Let’s not forget the “Budweiser Frogs”.

    “Bud”

    “Weis”

    “Errrrrrrr”

    I had several of the frogs’ radio ads tattooed onto my brain back then while listening to Chiefs’ football games. Only the lobotomy was able to remove them, though that was the start of the drooling and trance-like lapses of consciousness.

  • 2 Mr. Slick on Aug 26, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I thought he was Radar from M.A.S.H.

  • 3 Walter on Aug 26, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    He was on CSI too.

  • 4 Rob T Firefly on Aug 27, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Reeeeal mennn of geeeeniuuuuuus…

  • 5 Ben on Aug 27, 2008 at 5:44 am

    It’s all good to me as long as they keep pumping out those Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” commercials.

  • 6 Smuttynose on Aug 27, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Here’s to you, writes-in-a-blog-all-day-guy…

  • 7 Charlie W on Aug 27, 2008 at 6:03 am

    Are you Mr. Mike Nelson? Yes I am. I love you man.

  • 8 Ben on Aug 27, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I am the “Silent Killer Gas Passer”

  • 9 R.A. Roth on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:56 am

    The Bloodwaters of Dr. Z was actually an early abortive attempt by Budweiser to indelibly smear their product into the public consciousness, like a huge steaming bucket of sargasm scat. Look closely at Dr. Z’s baggy shorts, if you can bear it, and you’ll see a small red logo at the waist band, just below Dr. Z’s pinched horrible pink fleshy midsection. Budweiser sales went up .00001% after the release of TBWODZ. Coincidence? Um, sure.

    Randy

  • 10 RemmieBarrow on Aug 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU GUYS!! I had just gotten rid of all the ear worms and annoying catch phrases in my head then here you go bringing some of the most annoying catch phrases ever. Hope you’re happy!

  • 11 Erin B on Aug 29, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    I LOVE YOU MAAAAN!

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  • 15 jim on Apr 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

    thats not the yes i am guy…..the guy who did those commercials was eddie lemmison