I would grumble about this commercial and how it proves the truth of all our worst fears about how dead celebrities are exploited in commercials (as seen in that Simpsons Halloween segment where Homer is hired by Madison Avenue to murder stars so that their images can be used to sell products). But on reflection, I’m sure that an Academy Award winner like Edmund Gwenn should consider himself lucky to be seen in a commercial with real celebrities like Donald Trump.
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