When a business films a commercial, they hope to encourage people to visit them and spend money at their establishment. That’s what Dysart’s Restaurant in Bangor, Maine intended to do. However, filming did not go as planned.
One of the two amateur actors, an older gentleman, named Jack Palmer, could not remember the “buttery, flaky crust” line. His co-star, his wife of 57 years, Sonja, could not hide her annoyance at her husband’s blundering. Later, she explained that the restaurant was busy at the time and it was very distracting.
Then something unexpected happened—the outtakes of the commercial were shared online, and people couldn’t get enough of the hilarious couple! It seems that Jack’s blunders and Sonja’s expressions of frustration struck a chord with viewers. The restaurant got more business because of it, and now Jack and Sonja are minor celebrities.
“People say we’re famous, and I don’t like that. We’re just ordinary people,” said Jack. “Kids come up to me and say ‘Baked in a buttery, flaky crust’ and then say ‘Ha, I got it!’ I say it in my sleep now. And I still screw it up.”
“Hundreds of people have come up to us,” said Sonja. “Some folks from Arizona called in to order a chicken pie, and they said it because of us… What amazes me the most is teenagers. I met four boys in their 20s here, and they come up to me and asked if they could have their picture taken with me. I thought they were kidding, but they said ‘No ma’am, you’re so popular. We really want to have our picture taken with you.’ I couldn’t believe it.”
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