Joe Isuzu

to get instant updates about 'Joe Isuzu' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Joe Isuzu was a fictional spokesman used in a series of television advertisements for Isuzu cars and trucks. Created by the ad agency Della Femina, Travisano, and Partners, the segments aired on American television in 1986-90, reaching their zenith in 1987 after the character was featured during Super Bowl XXI. Played by actor David Leisure (Empty Nest), Joe Isuzu was a pathological liar who made outrageous and overinflated claims about Isuzu’s cars. (One commercial even cast him as the Boy who Cried Wolf.) The campaign was resurrected briefly in 1999 and continued until 2001 to promote several cars such as the Isuzu Axiom.Famous quotes:
  • “You have my word on it.”
  • “If I’m lying, may lightning hit my mother.” (“Good luck, Mom!” appears on screen.)
  • “It has more seats than the Astrodome!”
  • “Hi, I’m Joe Isuzu and I used my new Isuzu pickup truck to carry a 2,000 pound cheeseburger.”
  • “The Isuzu Impulse: faster than a speeding——well, you know.”


The character became a fixture in American popular culture. In 1988 Michael Dukakis, in a debate with George H. W. Bush during that year's United States presidential election, said, "If Bush keeps it up, he's going to be the Joe Isuzu of American politics."

Notes

Joe Isuzu may have had a "twin sister" Joanne (actor David Leisure dressed in a dress,...
Read More

No feeds found

All
Posting your question. Please wait!...


No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Zid
Zid
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from