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Robert Downey, Jr. Shows Off His Nuts

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 10, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 10, 2010 |

Aw, damn, RDJ. I can’t hate on you. Sure, Due Date wasn’t that great, and maybe it’d be nice to see you take a break from the franchise flicks (Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man) and do something more modest and low scale, something more akin to Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, especially since BBC/PBS — of all organizations — has reduced your Sherlock Holmes to trifling rubble. But you’re RDJ. You get all the slack in the world, at least until you do a sequel to The Shaggy Dog, and then I’m afraid we have to toss you into a pile of cocaine and make you snort your way out.

Until then, however, I can let the corporate shilling pass because, damnit, even when you’re a peanut — and here you’re the peanut, Mr. Peanut — you’re too goddamn charming to resist. Indeed, Downey, Jr. is the new voice of the old Planters mascot. This was, in fact, the inspiration for yesterday’s Seriously Random List, although after hearing Morgan Freeman’s Olympics commercial I got a little misty and failed to mention it.

Anyway, check out this new Planters’ spot. You’re going to want to resist it, but you won’t be able to.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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