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Topic: William Shatner Medicare bad edit
Posted By: CaptainErnie
Subject: William Shatner Medicare bad edit
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 3:24pm


As if the deluge of these insane commercials wasn't bad enough, pay close attention at about the 1 minute mark. When ole Bill is listing the three ways, when he gets to three, there's a bad edit so it sounds like he's saying three twice

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 4:03pm

Maybe it was a joke?

Notice that when he says "three" the first time, he's holding up four fingers. Then he catches himself, pushes one finger back down, and says "three" the second time.

Maybe the whole thing was a mistake and they chose not to refilm it. But I think it might be a reference to the Vulcan salute:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8125515/Star-Treks-William-Shatner-reveals-struggles-perform-iconic-Vulcan-salute.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8125515/Star-Treks-William-Shatner-reveals-struggles-perform-iconic-Vulcan-salute.html





Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 5:23pm
I think Shatner (or "The Shat" as I have just now decided to start calling him), ad libbed the four finger thing and they liked it, so they kept it.

Possibly the same thing occurred with Jimmy "J.J." Walker and his "MUNN-NEEE" tag line.

I think they like these former celebrities ad-libbing things that differentiate their ad from all the others in order to make it less likely for people to just tune them out.


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Posted By: radioandnascarfan
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 7:15pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


Maybe it was a joke?

Notice that when he says "three" the first time, he's holding up four fingers. Then he catches himself, pushes one finger back down, and says "three" the second time.

Maybe the whole thing was a mistake and they chose not to refilm it. But I think it might be a reference to the Vulcan salute:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8125515/Star-Treks-William-Shatner-reveals-struggles-perform-iconic-Vulcan-salute.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8125515/Star-Treks-William-Shatner-reveals-struggles-perform-iconic-Vulcan-salute.html




That's what I believe too. He said three twice because he put up a 4th finger and corrected himself after.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 8:45pm

I have trouble doing the Vulcan salute (🖖). I can do it, but I have to work at it a bit. I heard years ago that not everyone can do it, similar to the ability to curl one's tongue.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2022 at 12:32am
I can do it, but it's easier with my right hand than with my left. 🖖

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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2022 at 6:58am
Quote Maybe it was a joke?

Notice that when he says "three" the first time, he's holding up four fingers. Then he catches himself, pushes one finger back down, and says "three" the second time.


I bet there's an outtake somewhere where he pushed down three of the fingers, leaving a particular one up... 


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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2022 at 9:57pm
I can't properly do the Vulcan 🖖 Salute either. I always thought there was something wrong with my hand that prevented me from doing it properly. It's nice to know that other people can't do the Vulcan 🖖 Salute either. 😀

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Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 05 Aug 2022 at 6:59am
That don't impress the ladies.  But the Vulcan Butt Pinch does... 


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