Friday, February 5, 2010

Meet the ‘lint-licker’ lady

If you thought me frivolous for showcasing a daggone chewing gum commercial on this blog, hang on... I’m not done.

For one thing, the “lint-licker” ad has been hailed far and wide across the internets. Last May, the PopEater blog declared: “This Orbit commercial is one of the funniest things we’ve ever seen.”

On first viewing (mere weeks ago), I tripped out on “Pickle you, kumquat!” But now, it’s all about “You lint-licker!” – about as perfect a moment of comic acting as you will find in any medium.

I had to find out more about that actress.

Her name is Jesse Copano. Actually, that’s her married name. She’s also known as Jesse Meriwether.

I would’ve bet money that Jesse had an improv background... like Stephanie Courtney from those Progressive Insurance spots. That doesn’t appear to be the case, though. She got her start doing plays in New Orleans.

Jesse Copano is doing well for herself as a commercial actress. (Movie blogger Joe Blevins calls her “the Meryl Streep of TV commercials.”) But I hope bigger things are in store for her.

Below are two of her other spots. Matter fact, these are the first two jobs Ms. Copano got after moving to Los Angeles.

9 comments:

'Drea said...

I like both commercials.

Lint-licker has interesting facial symmetry -- kind of (visually) reminds me of Anna Deavere Smith.

uglyblackjohn said...

She's kinda' homely.

that dude said...

she funny

Anonymous said...

Great eyes.

Undercover Black Man said...

UBJ, I don't know about homely. Definitely peculiar. Like a cross between Karen Carpenter and a cheap French oil painting.

She makes it work, though.

bklyn6 said...

I saw her in an M&Ms commercial today. She plays a cashier. I've seen the commercial before, but never paid too much attention.

*Tanyetta* said...

lint- licker! giggle, giggle, snort :-)

Fritz said...

she's nerdy cute...

U2Kitteh said...

HA! Thank you for posting this! I LOVE this commercial especially Jesse's line..."you lint licker!" (neck wobble)

It's a little weird to know her name now, but I bet she'd be glad one less person who only knows her as the "cootie queen -lint licker" girl!