Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ted Striker for Travel Wisconsin

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ted Striker

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.