Friday, 5 June 2015

Entourage's Johnny Drama Repping Johnnie Walker on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Once in a blue moon the universe drops something amazing in my lap.  This is one of those rare instances.  One of my favourite TV characters of all time promoting one of the greatest beverages of all time.  This hilarious new Johnnie Walker ad features Kevin Dillon (aka Johnny Chase aka Johnny Drama) appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live and announcing that he is the "face of Johnnie Walker".  Be sure and watch the whole thing to the end and, more importantly, be sure to drop what ever your doing and head out to see the long-awaited Entourage movie which is now in theatres.  

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dillon a couple of years ago and we chatted about his character over a bottle of Highland Park (there was no Blue Label anywhere in sight, unfortunately) and had a few laughs.  Can't say enough about what a great dude he was.  Kind of like his character but more intelligent and less cocky. 

Crazy Horse Bar.  Ottawa, Ontario

Johnny Walker definitely did their homework when deciding which character would be great for their brand promotion.  Here's proof.  The clip below is a scene from Entourage which aired back in August of 2010 and features Drama pledging his loyalty to Blue Label way back then.

BONUS SIGHTING!  Here's another scotch sighting from an Entourage episode which aired exactly one year later.  This one finds a very intoxicated Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) diving to the bottom of a bottle of Chivas while his life is going down the toilet.  It is worth watching if for no other reason than he drops the F-bomb 7 times in 24 seconds.  Enjoy!

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