Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup…

Or how one itsy bitsy opinion led to my (short-lived) career as a pitchman.

Yes, the following video is me shamelessly shilling for the Bradley Ogden Burger (AKA The Best Burger in Vegas). And no, I didn’t get paid a nickel for doing the commercial. I did it because I believe in the excellence of the product (as does our buddy Alan Richman), and because uber-pr-dude Ken Langdon asked me to.

The following are snaps of the production in progress, followed by the finished product to be aired on the Caesars Palace in-room television network.

And before you say it, ELV is quite aware that he has a face made for radio, and a body that should be covered in as much 120’s wool as possible. We also realize that Affleck and Damon aren’t exactly losing sleep over having Richman and Curtas as their competition.

FYI: the Travolta-meets-Tom Wolfe-duds are from Hong Kong, the shirt is from Thomas Pink, and the tie is Zegna….and I paid for them too. The staff at ELV will take any and all requests for: cameos, starring roles, its own reality show, autobiographical details and autographs as received –¬†as soon as she learns to speak English.

The Commercial (6MB — right click to save-as for a faster download)

KLAS TV Channel 8 (CBS) Restaurant(s) of the Week – Bargain Time!

Yes food fans, it’s that time of the week again. Time for your weekly dose of The Man in the White Suit.

This week we feature more incredible summer bargains among our plethora of big-hitter Strip restaurants.

All of these deals (at Fiamma, Fleur de Lys and Craftsteak) represent about 50% off regular pricing, and are good through the first week of September. So eat out early and often….and tell ’em Channel 8 (and ELV) sent you!