Directors David and Jerry Zucker are from Wisconsin and they’ve shot some TV spots for Travel Wisconsin. The first one featured Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson in a Wizard of Oz parody. In the newest commercial, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ted Striker are back.
You’ll remember them from the Zuckers’ movie, Airplane!
They’re looking a little old these days, but Airplane! came out 34 years ago. Time will do that to a person.
The spot encourages people to visit Wisconsin in the summer. And originally hailing from Wisconsin myself, I can tell you that’s a hell of an idea. The summers are awesome.
Stay the hell away in the wintertime, though.