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Friday, May 31, 2013

Casting True Yankees Fans: Wall Street Guys, The Working Man, Hipsters

The Empire takes many forms…

A tipster who has access to these sorts of things passed along a casting call today for an AT&T commercial saluting the fine career of Mariano Rivera. (Mo, if you’re reading, we apologize for spoiling the surprise.) The memo explains exactly who is a true Yankee fan, by central casting’s lights. They wrote, “We are ONLY looking for REAL YANKEE fans.”

So who, exactly, are these “REAL YANKEE fans”?

  1. Wall Street types, men and women of all ethnicities, who will be on the stock market floor. Ages 25 -40 mainly, but a couple of great faces in their 50’s, the guys who are on the stock exchange floor lifers. GREAT faces, confident.. And REAL Yankee fans!!!!

  2 - Blue collar workers, again, only Yankee fans - ages 22-65. All ethnicities, great faces of the working man. Guys who look like hard hat guys, and roofers, and building maintenance guys, construction workers, and elevator repair guys, and a/c repairmen types.

  Looking for Real Mechanics that work at a garage. We will come to you!!!!

  Looking for a little league team age 12-15 preferable ethnically diverse and we will come to you.

  We would like to film the Little League team and Mechanics tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday

  3 - Street musicians - all sorts of music and peeps, but really cool- from rockers to string bands, to violins, to accordion players, to something really unique.

  4 - College students - 18-24, real. Want only Yankee fans. All types and looks. Great faces and all ethnicities. Would love a bunch of real kids who go to Columbia University so please note that if you go to school there.

  5 NYC hip scene. Think Williamsburg to Union Square- all sorts of great hip faces.

  6 - Great old guy Chess player types. Think Seymour Cassell meets Scatman Crothers

Gamingboy Posted: May 31, 2013 at 03:16 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: advertising, yankees

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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:17 PM (#4457258)
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4457259)
Summary: All real Americans.
   3. Bug Selig Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:22 PM (#4457261)
Does "All ethnicities" mean there will be an Eskimo?
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:22 PM (#4457262)
   5. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:36 PM (#4457267)
This commercial will make me want to switch to AT&T for all my needs in whatever AT&T does now. Is it tacos? Fax machines? Music and peeps?
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4457273)
Music and peeps: "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail."
   7. JLAC is engulfed in a harmless burst of flame Posted: May 31, 2013 at 07:49 PM (#4457308)
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 31, 2013 at 07:50 PM (#4457310)
So I gather they may want the faces to be great.
   9. Steve Treder Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4457322)
Thus, The Good Face need not apply.
   10. He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:14 PM (#4457335)
Frankly, I was expecting #1 to be #7.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4457343)
Yeah, no. 7 is the canonical Yankee Fan douche image. I think the fat guy in the second row is YR.
   12. alkeiper Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:58 PM (#4457383)
Why not just hire Seymour Cassel?
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:29 PM (#4457425)
I think of YR as more of an Ebenezer Scrooge or Andrew Mellon-type figure.
   14. gehrig97 Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM (#4457490)
Paul O'Neill had an interesting take on this on a recent Yankees broadcast. The gist was that patience is a virtue at the plate, but unless you're someone like Wade Boggs or an equally talented hitter (Votto, Edgar fall into this category; Bonds is in his own universe) too much patience can hurt you, as pitchers quickly find out that they can pour it in early in the count and get ahead 0-1, 0-2 without fear. His point was, no one is a good hitter if they're always behind in the count. Some aggression --controlled aggression-- keeps pitchers honest. O'neill practiced what he preached --at least until his bat slowed at the end of his run.
   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:22 PM (#4457558)
Yeah, no. 7 is the canonical Yankee Fan douche image. I think the fat guy in the second row is YR.


I hate to dispel your misconceptions but I can assure you the beloved Yankee Redneck is both trim in the waist and cute in the face.

I think of YR as more of an Ebenezer Scrooge or Andrew Mellon-type figure.


I'm like a young Monty Burns, right down to the firm, proud buttocks!
   16. Srul Itza Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4457562)
TMI
   17. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM (#4457568)
the guys who are on the stock exchange floor lifers


that's like four guys nowadays.
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:44 PM (#4457572)
"We're looking for stereotypes from the late 1950s through early 1980s. And bohemians. Not the bohemians of the 50s and 60s, those guys can be current."
   19. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: June 01, 2013 at 12:16 AM (#4457586)
Frankly, I was expecting #1 to be #7.

Sorry, CoB. I was looking for that gif but found the other one first and the pressure was on to be FIRST in the thread.
   20. Charlie O Posted: June 01, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4457709)
Looking for a little league team age 12-15 preferable ethnically diverse and we will come to you.


I'm not sure how diverse it can be with them tilting it so heavily toward the Taiwanese, Cubans, and Dominicans.
   21. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: June 01, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4457722)
That picture of that kid in post-4 is photoshopped. The kid did give the finger but he was rooting for a Dutch soccer team, Feyenord, at the time.

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