So the Reinwald challenged me to figure something out…
I noticed some time ago while watching the following commercial that there’s something goofy about it:
If you watch the whole thing, you’ll notice that when they show the wide shot at the end, the cab driver is not the same guy who is shown singing along inside the cab. He’s dressed the same, but is a scrawny little dude who is not singing along, unlike the boisterous, Weislike fella who is featured. Reinwald says he figured out why they have two different drivers. Here’s my take:
1. As you can see from the following video, the commercial was filmed (as such things tend to be) with the cab on a trailer, not being driven at all.
2. This leads me to believe that one of two things happened: either the guy who was hired to play the cab driver could not drive and was only hired for his otherwordly acting and singing skill, or, since it was filmed in NYC with a real NYC cab, there’s some sort of regulation about who is allowed to drive cabs and they had to employ a secondary stunt cabbie to drive the cab for the one shot where it is actually being driven.
That’s what I’ve got…whatchoo got?