Thursday, November 29, 2007
Island of the Misfit Aflac Duck
A very authentic and affectionate parody of the classic Rankin-Bass Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has been produced for the Aflac insurance company, the one with the impatient duck who continually quacks (in the voice of Gilbert Gottfried) the name of Ben Affleck, uh, I mean the name of the insurance company. Word is that the TV commercial was created by Corky Quakenbush and that’s easy to believe—and not just because of Corky's last name. He was the producer of the famous Mad TV Rudolph parodies. You can see the Aflac commercial here.