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John Corbett missed out on "Sex" but he's eatin' good in the neighborhood.
John Corbett missed out on "Sex" but he's eatin' good in the neighborhood.

"Sex and the City" is Aidan-free

At first, I was bummed that John Corbett was not cast in the "Sex and the City" movie. I was a big fan of his role in "Northern Exposure" and as Aidan in the HBO series of "SATC."

And then I heard his voice as the spokesperson for Applebee’s.

It's not that I'm a restaurant snob. Hell, last weekend we ate breakfast at Denny’s. But when I heard Corbett say the Applebee’s menu features "soups, salads and sandwiches,"  I swear he said "SAMwiches." I replayed the commercial again and I was convinced.

In my opinion, "Samwiches" is one of the most annoying mispronunciations of a word in the English language.

Then, while writing my review of the "Sex and the City" film, I found quotes online from Corbett that said he wasn’t in the movie because he was "a big movie star" now and the film couldn’t afford his $20 million-per-movie price tag.

Wash that samwich down with a glass of melk, John.

Talkbacks

Victor Golf | May 29, 2008 at 10:47 a.m. (report)

Only thing worse than calling a sandwich and samwich, are those lame-os who walk around calling a sandwich a "sammy". " Oh, let's go get a sammy!". You're not cool. You sound like a dork, knock it off.

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TV watcha | May 29, 2008 at 8:28 a.m. (report)

The only thing more annoying on TV than Applebee's commercials was Corbett in "Northern Exposure." $20 million! Puh-leez.

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