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Lavern08
10-21-2014, 11:52 PM
After watching the Trivago commercial, I told Mr. Hunny, "That guy gives me the Heebie-Jeebies - He's so skeezy looking," and he just rolled his eyes and said "You're a crazy woman." :poke:

Well, I went online the other day and found out that I'm not alone - There are tons of comments from people (especially women) who think he's creepy and looks as though he just rolled outta bed with a very bad hangover.

What say you?

cray
10-22-2014, 12:00 AM
wait.
haggis is the trivago guy?

Undercover
10-22-2014, 12:02 AM
I've often wondered why they picked that actor to do those commercials. EVERY time it's on, I'm scratching my head thinking, why him? My husband just tells me maybe he owns part of Trivago or something. Why else would they pick him? WHY??? lol

Lavern08
10-22-2014, 12:03 AM
See? That was my first thought too - Maybe he owns the company?

mirandashell
10-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Which Trivago commercial? The one in Berlin with the bearded guy?

Ketzel
10-22-2014, 12:10 AM
I agree! I think the whole presentation is odd, but his voice is especially creepy. I think the ad is going for cool-casual-sexy but this guy comes across as borderline in every way. I think if I spotted him in the hallway of a hotel I was staying in, I'd double lock the door and call security!

Mirandashell - No, it's the sort-of-blondish guy with the shirt open at the neck just a little too wide. He seems to be their spokesman.

Lavern08
10-22-2014, 12:15 AM
... I think if I spotted him in the hallway of a hotel I was staying in, I'd double lock the door and call security!

LOL - There were a ton of comments along those lines, Ketzel. Most said they'd never stay at a hotel he recommended. :D

Undercover
10-22-2014, 12:25 AM
Yeah, it's bad for business when they have a sleazy guy representing them.

Expedia here I come. lol

mirandashell
10-22-2014, 12:25 AM
Mirandashell - No, it's the sort-of-blondish guy with the shirt open at the neck just a little too wide. He seems to be their spokesman.

Ah. I don't think we get that advert here.

Wilde_at_heart
10-22-2014, 02:47 AM
After watching the Trivago commercial, I told Mr. Hunny, "That guy gives me the Heebie-Jeebies - He's so skeezy looking," and he just rolled his eyes and said "You're a crazy woman." :poke:

Well, I went online the other day and found out that I'm not alone - There are tons of comments from people (especially women) who think he's creepy and looks as though he just rolled outta bed with a very bad hangover.

What say you?

And in desperate need of a shave.

Lavern08
11-05-2014, 01:11 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/04/travel/trivago-guy-new-look/index.html

Chumplet
11-05-2014, 01:22 AM
My thought every time I see that commercial is, "WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GET THAT MAN AN IRON!"

Wilde_at_heart
11-05-2014, 03:40 AM
He still hasn't shaved. Five o'clock shadow is one thing, but that beard is verging on flop-house level of scruff.

T Robinson
11-05-2014, 04:42 AM
After watching the Trivago commercial, I told Mr. Hunny, "That guy gives me the Heebie-Jeebies - He's so skeezy looking," and he just rolled his eyes and said "You're a crazy woman." :poke:

Well, I went online the other day and found out that I'm not alone - There are tons of comments from people (especially women) who think he's creepy and looks as though he just rolled outta bed with a very bad hangover.

What say you?

You are subliminally responding to the fact he is actually an alien species. There is a term....oh yeah, xenophobia (fear of weird strangeness). there is a lot of it going around.

Channy
11-05-2014, 07:52 AM
He always kind of reminded me as a low budget version of Sam Marlott from True Blood, but my boyfriend was always creeped out about him. Soon as I told him about the thread, he wouldn't stop "I told you so! It's not just me!"

BenPanced
11-05-2014, 07:55 AM
What the hell's a Trivago?
Does it come from a different planet or a parallel dimension or something?
No. Srsly. It sounds like something somebody crapped out to fill space in an episode of Doctor Who or the TV revival of Star Trek that was turned into Star Trek: The Motionless Picture, a.k.a. Star Trek: The Motion Sickness.
How can you tell it's male?

Chris P
11-05-2014, 08:05 AM
*Shrugs* I don't watch TV, so I had to YouTube it. Honestly, I think they tried too hard to make him look casual and hip. Had they used a 23-year-old in the same clothes, hair, and shave-neediness nobody would think twice.

Stlight
11-05-2014, 09:19 AM
I have yet to see any guy who, IMHO looks good with the 'aliens attacked my razor so it only sorta kinda worked' look.


Please note that I'm of an age that is fond of male facial hair - beards, moustaches, mutton chops - the whole Victorian spread. But not the scruff that also reminds me of a guy's first attempt at a beard.

Amy_D
11-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Not sure if someone posted this already?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIIxvtxdSGc

Lavern08
11-05-2014, 06:30 PM
:roll:

iLion
11-19-2014, 09:37 PM
It seems that Trivago, whatever that is, is getting a lot of air time here. :D Just sayin'! :D

Hey! Maybe Lavern works for them!! Aha!! Pretty sneaky Lavern. But well done.

iLion
11-19-2014, 09:41 PM
Okay AmyD... THAT was funny! :D

Ken
11-20-2014, 03:49 AM
you've frightened me, considerably

Lavern08
11-20-2014, 06:36 PM
It seems that Trivago, whatever that is, is getting a lot of air time here. :D Just sayin'! :D

Hey! Maybe Lavern works for them!! Aha!! Pretty sneaky Lavern. But well done.

or...

Perhaps iLion works for them - I mean seriously, he's the one who resurrected a month-old thread.

Just sayin' ;)

Ketzel
12-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Looks like Trivago has gotten at least some of the message about their skeevy spokesman. First, they re-did the ad so that he was wearing a more buttoned up shirt, and had his hair combed down flat. And now, I just saw an ad where he's had his hair cut short, he's wearing a plain blue t-shirt and black-washed jeans and the scruff, while still present, has been dialed back a bit. And he's still creepy as hell, to me. It's the voice, I guess.

Ladyxkaa
12-10-2014, 11:16 PM
he creeps me out too, lavern. ugh...I know they're trying to go for sexy, like ketzel said, but it just comes off as creepy and odd. I'm with ketzel on double locking the door.