My first reaction to the :30 version during the game was "That was great! But did they really pull all of those people together?" So much '80s was crammed into the spot that it just didn't seem they actually got all of those people and some had to be body doubles. After seeing the full one minute version (including the Slimer ending, LOVE IT!) it appears that save for Michael J. Fox actually being inside the Teen Wolf costume and the real Devo, pretty much everyone is legit! The ad is actually the beginning of a series of ads, but before we get into that, check out this behind the scenes look at the making of "The Phone Call."
Wow, Radio Shack went all out didn't they? And that's just the start! Upon finding the behind the scenes video, I discovered four more commercials with some of the individual characters. First, to promote the new 3D printer available in stores, Radio Shack uses Jason from the Friday the 13th series in this spot titled "Jason and the 3D printer."
The next spot titled "ALF's cell phone" features our favorite furry alien trying to play music on his old brick phone. The employee then proceeds to show ALF the features of the new smartphone.
The next spot features Radio Shack's EL Wire technology and Cliff Clavin. The employee helps Cliff to become the first neon postal worker while still managing to get attacked by a small dog and give us one of his famous historical facts.
The final ad of the series features WWF legends Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter learning about Activity Tracker technology. While the employee explains how it works, the pair engage in some wrestling activities of their own.
Also check out these Behind the Scenes tweets:
— Dee Snider (@deesnider) February 3, 2014
@RadioShack commercial was fun to film,everyone from the 80's has to dress like they looked back then,I just showed up,nothing's changed. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 3, 2014
Did you get your tix to @HulkHogan's gun show? I got a front row seat, brother! pic.twitter.com/qqTOEYSDlF— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) February 3, 2014