My Peter Pan Complex

Apparently, last night the Smoker’s Helpline television campaign started to air on the local CBC.  It’s the campaign where I portray a 7 foot tall cigarette.
I know it started yesterday because today I received (so far) 4 separate comments from people (3 of them relative strangers) saying they saw it last night.  That’s the power of advertising, right there.

While I do like the ads, like what I do in them, and enjoy the comments, I do have an apprehension about them due to my experiences after a certain series of Peter Pan ads aired almost 2 decades ago.  Even now, I still get the occasional comment from people reminding me that I was in fact the guy in those Peter Pan ads.


  1. Since we moved away in 83, I’ve never seen the infamous Peter Pan commercials. I’ll just have to use my imagination….which may be worse for you I think….


  2. I must confess I was one of those people who once said something snarky regarding those Peter Pan commercials. And I have regretted it ever since. I mean – it was the Peter Pan Restaurant!
    I am serious when I say that I have long felt horrible about being mean about those commercials. Good lord – we’ve all done things , presumably for money, which were not up to our own artistic standards. And it was only a commercial. There are far far worse commercials out there, dude.
    I am hoping that apology does make sense. Because it is sincere.


  3. I saw the new cigarette ones for the first time yesterday. Very funny. Way better than those horrible green devil ones. I say this as a smoker.


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