They’ve gotten pretty bad, however. I couldn’t find the audio, but the newest one starts out with Baldwin at the end of what’s implied to be a great story. “…and when the shuttlecock landed we were champions!” Baldwin says. After that gem, he goes on to describe the delicious meals he and his friend have ordered. As if Baldwin’s half-hearted acting wasn’t bad enough, the commercial reveals that Bonefish is now featuring wine from the band Train. It’s called…Drops of Jupiter. “Drops of Jupiter,” Baldwin says. “More like Drops of heaven!” That’s all well and good, but I’m still waiting for Carlos Santana's champagne.
Perhaps Train and Alec joined forces to show other celebrities exactly where the line is when it comes to selling out.
Maybe if they weren’t just radio commercials, Baldwin would have delivered something better, like the tour-de-force performances in both the Capitol One and Hulu commercials below.
To cleanse your pallet, in case you’re about to sample some Drops of Jupiter or something, here’s Baldwin’s awesome performance from Glengarry Glen Ross.