The Old Spice Guy, who goes by the name Isaiah Mustafa in real life, is a household name by now. Even if not everyone might know his real name, just say Old Spice Guy and you’ll be understood faster than you can say, well, Isaiah Mustafa.
His recent gimmick of replying to voice mail and Twitter requests propelled him to higher heights. With the likes of Kevin Rose and Gizmodo joining the fray – and receiving their very own video replies – it is not a surprise. This particular video perplexes me a bit though.
A guy named Johannes S. Beals, who is a producer and director from California, has been pondering on how he would propose to his girlfriend. Apparently, he’s had the ring for four months, but hadn’t figured out how to pop the question. So when he heard about the Old Spice Guy (via Alyssa Milano’s Twitter), he decided to send his own message:
@Jsbeals wrote “@OldSpice Can U Ask my girlfriend to marry me? Her name is Angela A. Hutt-Chamberlin #Johannes S. #Beals”
This is the result:
Guess what? They’re getting married. I guess you just can’t say no to the Old Spice Guy!
So what’s the source of my discomfort? The whole idea is pretty cool AND funny. After all, how many people can say they had the Old Spice Guy deliver their marriage proposal? If I were the girl, though, I would have liked to hear the words straight from the horse’s mouth. As hot as Mustafa may be, it’s not him who wants to marry me (theoretically speaking). Or am I being nitpicky?