“Don’t Sell Your Hair to A Wig Shop” – Direct TV Ads Killing

Jamie Reidy shares his opinion on the latest commercial in a hilarious ad campaign.

Just when I thought they couldn’t get any funnier, the DirectTV “Bad Decisions” spots did. Maybe it’s my baldness that makes me laugh hardest at the “wig shop” one, I dunno.

But it’s highly humorous.


Big GMP shout out to the advertising team at Grey New York, led by chief creative officer Tor Myhren, executive creative director Dan Kelleher, associate creative directors Doug Fallon and Steve Fogel, agency executive producers Andrew Chinich and Lindsay Myers.

The Charlie Sheen one has over 700K views on youtube and the “Don’t Wake Up in A Roadside Ditch” one has over 450K.

What’s your favorite?


About Jamie Reidy

Jamie Reidy is a former U.S. Army officer turned little blue pill pusher turned author. His first book "Hard Sell: The Evolution of A Viagra Salesman"
served as the basis for the movie "Love and Other Drugs" starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Jamie is currently writing his new book, "Game On: One Fanatic's Fantastic, Foolish and Futile Attempt to Attend 365 Sporting Events in 365 Days." He discovered his latest story featured on Good Men Project - "Hope Shoots and Scores" - on Day 39 of his crazy journey.


  1. hay glad you like the commercial im the guy in the wig shop buying the hair. my good buddy and excellent musician Chet Dion is the main guy. check out my other commercials on my youtube page and let me know what you think. my latest is the GEICO DRACULA.

  2. What makes this spot so great is the excellent acting he is doing. Subtle, but you see every emotion, without him saying a word. Just outstanding work.

  3. Jamie Reidy says:

    Yeah, Andy, I don’t have any numbers. And I don’t know how long those take, either.

    I’d love to see that they had a big sales spike, just like Dos Equis did post-Most Interesting Man spots.

    • Andy Wilson says:

      I love the Dos Equis campaign – a brilliant throw back to Oglilvy’s “The man in the hathaway shirt” campaign back in the 50’s

  4. I have serious doubts that these commercials have produced TRACKABLE results.
    Know about any specific numbers?

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