Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Joe Namath on TV

How strange to see Joe Namath doing a commercial for Medicare Coverage Helpline. He claims to have called and discovered that he is eligible for dental and prescription coverage, private home aides, and rides to medical appointments.

I’m not sure which scenario is worse to contemplate: that Joe Namath needs these benefits, or that he’s willing to say that he does to make some money. O television!

comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Joe Namath! What a character and remember him from his talk show and commercials with Farrah.

He was a fun talk host back in the day. One of the episodes had Howard Cosell on it who was unbelievable.

Those were the days of talk tv!

Is it sad that he is now doing those commercials or just a sign of the times of using celebrities that that crowd would connect with?

Kirsten

Michael Leddy said...

I’d say both sad and a sign of the times. But wait: Joe Namath had a talk show? I have to look that up.

Diane Schirf said...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211817/

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Diane. The list of guests — he had Dick Cavett on!

I watched a little bit of a clip with Peggy Fleming on YouTube — a real time capsule, for better or worse.