And now, your moment of yen

Tommy Lee Jones shills a coffee-like drink on Japan TV.


Kl
May 11, 2006 5:25PM (UTC)

We love Japanese TV ads that feature Western stars, not just because (yes, sure) they remind us of Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation," but because they force us to supply our own storylines. Here, I'm fairly sure Tommy Lee Jones plays a wrongfully convicted killer sent away to prison who must prove his mettle -- fast! -- to his fellow inmates before they take a gruesome revenge on him for all of his roles as cops, wardens and federal agents. But with one limber move, they realize he's actually a former Olympic pommel horse champion from Bulgaria, and reward him with a black-market treasure: Boss coffee drink!

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