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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote strifeknot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 2013 at 8:38pm
This guy definitely looks like he belongs in a beer commercial. I do appreciate when people are cast against type, and don't necessarily think he's a bad choice to pitch a service like this.

What's grating about the commercial is the the computer graphics moving all over the screen, and the actor pretend to interact with them. That's a tiresome trend that needs to die. It isn't even effective, since it just looks confusing and doesn't give any sense of what the site's actual interface is like.
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Originally posted by indorolando indorolando wrote:

So... I came across this thread, because I also think it's a really weird commercial.... I even registered for this site just to post a reply..... It sounds like he has a REALLY WEIRD accent... Not as if he's actually from another country, but as if he WANTS to sound like he's from another country... it sounds like he's trying to sound like Antonio Banderas or some sh*t when he says "Trivago" ... f**king pisses me off


EXACTLY THIS!!!! What is wrong with you, JUST SAY IT THE WAY IT IS SPELLED WIERD HUNG OVER DOOD.


Is it TRIVAGO OR CHIVAGO OR SHIVAGO WTF IS IT GO AWAY I DONT CARE..

ANGRY << Kthxbye
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote strifeknot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 5:31am
Uh, yeah, he is from another country, actually. Germany. He has a hint of an accent. It's not a big deal. Calm the fug down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JamesPOV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 2013 at 10:07pm
Who dressed this guy?  He doesn't even have a belt on.  The guy makes me NOT want to use Trivago. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moochamoocha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2013 at 5:14am
This guy DOES look like they recruited him right off the street while on a three day bender. Why should I use a service that some dirty guy is hawking?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote SJames Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 2013 at 11:16am
Originally posted by caki1963 caki1963 wrote:

totally agree!

Did you just reply to, and agree with, yourself? LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Batbrat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 8:00pm
I agree. Wondering wth was up with their choice of spokesman is how I found CIH. He might be seen as sexy in some places, but he looks like that guy... that rumpled, hung over guy heading back out to the club to hit on girls half his age. Definitely not the type of person I want to picture when I'm shopping for clean, safe lodging while I travel!
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I thought that about his voice, too, until I learned that he is originally from Houston, Texas but has lived in Germany for the last 10 years. Maybe after speaking German for so long it's affected the way he sounds speaking English now.

He's almost 50 so I think he could have benefited from a different stylist. Not that guys that age are old (far from it) but his jeans are rumpled, his shirt is non-descript and he needs a shave (the stubble look is not attractive on him). And yes, button up your shirt more.
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Originally posted by indorolando indorolando wrote:

So... I came across this thread, because I also think it's a really weird commercial.... I even registered for this site just to post a reply..... It sounds like he has a REALLY WEIRD accent... Not as if he's actually from another country, but as if he WANTS to sound like he's from another country... it sounds like he's trying to sound like Antonio Banderas or some sh*t when he says "Trivago" ... f**king pisses me off


He's originally from Houston, Texas but has lived in Germany for the last 10 years. That might account for the unusual accent while speaking English now.
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What's up with the Trivago guy? He looks like he just rolled out of bed after a night at the bars trying to pick up ladies?

What's up with the disheveled look? This looks more like those late night dating infomercials.
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That's why I registered too! :) Makes me wonder what the execs are like with this company if they couldn't even see that this guys wasn't the best spokesperson to represent the company. I'm even wondering if this guy started the company? I mean what ad agency would use a guys like this unless he's the actual founder?
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Yes, it drives me crazy! Looks like he pulled his clothes out of the hamper, and unless they shot every commercial in one sitting, it appears to be his uniform. Unkempt, nondescript, slovenly, everything you want in a spokesman...
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Disheveled raggamuffin, blech
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Originally posted by Zaleygirl Zaleygirl wrote:

I hate everything about this guy. His ill fitting unbuttoned shirt that doesn't actually "match" the terrible jeans he's wearing. Not to mention he has an oddly long torso and short legs. He is unshaven and his teeth look grey. His skin is an unusual pallor and his fingernails are dirty. I could go on but I'm actually getting myself angry thinking about how gross he is.


It's like he stepped out of a Vonage commercial Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Amy414 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2013 at 8:53pm
Oh good God. He sounds like Johnny Depp with that pretentious faux accent (and looks homeless like him too).
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That trivago guy is an avatar.
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This is an older guy who is trying to be hip.  Once your beard turns gray, the 3 day stubble does not work.  It makes you look like a wine o.  I have the same issues that others here have, but my biggest issue, which no one else has mentioned, is the skinny jeans.  Totally wrong for someone his age.  If they had cleaned him up and dressed him in more age appropriate clothing, this commercial may have been OK. 
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 I've found the guy in the commercial pretty strange, even a bit disturbing, and don't quite understand the ad agency's choice.  He has this odd casual dress and three-day stubble, which doesn't work for me at all in promoting the Trivago service, especially with the kind of '70s style shirt unbuttoned in that kind of sleazy playboy hipster way. And equally strange is the restrained vocal delivery as he's saying the lines.  He seems a bit doped up or hung over, as if he can barely manage to get through the series of lines he's to speak.  All in all, one of the weirdest commercial presentations I've seen.  I was pretty sure this actor was the same guy who plays a role on "Mad Men," but when I looked him up there was no mention of a connection with that series.  
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Originally posted by JasperGretsch JasperGretsch wrote:


Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by JasperGretsch JasperGretsch wrote:

Something about this guy's voice bugs me and I don't know what it is. 
ConfusedWould it help if he spoke that English lingo?


No I'm talking about the one that the OP is talking about. This one: 




Every time I see this commercial I think "No thank you, I tend to only take advice from guys that own a razor and take showers before getting dressed."
"Did somebody say 'HOG-RIDERRRR'?!!"
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I would not have said "homeless" but ever since I saw this the first time, I did think he looked very rough around the edges. Not that he should look model-like but he could do with a little work. He needs a haircut, not because his hair is too long, but somebody gave him a terrible haircut with one particularly ill-cut lump among several!
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Tim Williams. He's 47, born in Houston, TX, has lived in Germany for 10 years. I don't hear any accent. He's only 5'9", so he's just got a weird build, very long torso, for that height. Shirt should be buttoned, but I don't think he looks all that bad.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Feb 2014 at 2:20pm

Originally posted by Stacy Stacy wrote:

I don't hear any accent. 

I hear an accent.  It's slight, and I can't place it.


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When you say accent, do you mean American regional, or a foreign one? Maybe it's just that he started out in Houston?

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Originally posted by Stacy Stacy wrote:

When you say accent, do you mean American regional, or a foreign one? Maybe it's just that he started out in Houston?


No, it's not a Texas accent.  Can't really place it.  At 22 seconds (video on previous page), when he says "With two clicks, select", it just sounds odd.  Nothing major, though.


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VAGO in Spanish means  = Lazy Man (NO LIE)

TRI means = Three

Which is quite fitting because the man appears to be dirty, in need of a bath, and a shave = times three. Perhaps this was a play on words on tongue in cheek they chose this name.  All I know is that as a frequent traveler, watching a man who looks dirty and rumpled and awkward makes me want to run far away from that site.   This commercial alone makes me choose someone else -- Tripadvisor, Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz, Kayak, you name it, anything but the triple lazy man site = Tri VAGO.

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