Before They Were Stars: James Franco in a Pizza Hut Commercial

In the 1990s, it seemed to be a prevailing trend to take footage of deceased celebrities and insert them into commercials and when viewed today, the effects in these ads usually look pretty terrible. This commercial happens to feature stock footage of Elvis doing the twist inside a Pizza Hut restaurant. It also happens to feature an unknown James Franco standing in the background, who utters one line of dialogue (“Riiiiight”) after hearing that Elvis has returned from the dead to do the twist at Pizza Hut. Hmmmm, maybe that gratuitous sequence in Spider-Man 3 where James Franco and Kirsten Dunst did the twist was a deliberate homage to this ad.

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