A couple of weeks ago, when this flashed on our TV, my family made me rewind the DVR to view it again. Sure enough, it was Ugly Bettyâ€™s Daniel Eric Gold starring in a commercial for McDonald’s dollar menu:
Hey, if youâ€™ll remember, David Blue had a killer Subway commercial.
Gold is really starting to grow on me. I think where his real comedic talent lies is playing it straight while ridiculous things are happening all around him. Sort of like Bob Newhart back in the day. Thereâ€™s no better environment for that kind of comedy than the world of Mode and Meade, and the Suarezes. Throw in a dysfunctional, rich family, and Gold has a, er, goldmine of opportunity to look confused and bemused.
I thought they went overboard in Ugly Betty episode 3.20, Rabbit Test, with Mattâ€™s â€śdisappointedâ€ť look. But, I think Goldâ€™s stint on the show can produce some great comedy, if the producers use him correctly. Just put him in a room with Marc and Amanda and let them go!
Oh, and the commercial is funny â€“ I love the spot of spray tan!