[Ads-l] Captain Obvious

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 6 12:03:13 EDT 2021


And currently popularized in the hotels.com commercials by the (appropriately uniformed) Captain Obvious played by Brendan Moynihan, e.g.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQyOttaZIhM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJLBPAbjFUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhcH0c469F8


If he looks familiar, it may be because Moynihan had previously appeared in commercials for Stove Top stuffing before he acquired his commission (and beard):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvHMg2-1btw

LH


> On Jul 6, 2021, at 11:43 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Discussed:
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> https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-origin-of-the-expression-%E2%80%9CCaptain-Obvious%E2%80%9D
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> JL
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