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May the Force be With Him
June 13, 2012 6:48 AM   Subscribe

In 2011, Max Page starred in an infamous Super Bowl ad. Today, Max will be checking into Children's Hospital LA to fight another battle.

Excuse me, I have something in my eye...
posted by snapped (30 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
....Now I want to make every room in my house have a different rule too.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:50 AM on June 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Infamous?
posted by rocket88 at 6:52 AM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


rocket88: As in, he's so famous, he's IN famous. Kind of like El Guapo in 'The Three Amigos.'
posted by Saxon Kane at 6:55 AM on June 13, 2012 [8 favorites]


Infamous?

I think he means "more than famous."
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:57 AM on June 13, 2012


Beat me to it, Saxon.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:57 AM on June 13, 2012


Jesus Christ. I completely regret this post.
posted by snapped at 6:58 AM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Sorry, snapped, I just thought there was some controversy I didn't know about. Didn't mean to derail.
posted by rocket88 at 7:02 AM on June 13, 2012


Aww, snapped, don't.

Actually, my brain segfaulted and I was seriously expecting a violent and cheesy Max Payne commercial. This was much better.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:02 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ahhh, poor little guy. Hope his surgery goes well!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:19 AM on June 13, 2012


That's still one of the best commercials ever.
posted by jscalzi at 7:21 AM on June 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


I think he means "more than famous."

For a moment there I had hopes that the kid had actually figured out how to force-choke somebody.
posted by mhoye at 7:23 AM on June 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


I have something in my eyes...
posted by muddgirl at 7:28 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


May the force be with you, little guy.
posted by vitabellosi at 7:30 AM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Note: do not read on public transport unless you are wearing sunglasses.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:40 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sounds like a great little kid. The special rules and secret codes sound really fun.

I think it's dust, muddgirl. I seem to have some in mine too.
posted by ODiV at 7:43 AM on June 13, 2012


I think MeFi's own asavage might be able to help the kid trick out his Explode Zone. And then he can help me, because EXPLODE ZONE!
posted by schoolgirl report at 7:53 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Roger that twinbrook8! It's dusty alasudden on this train..
posted by roboton666 at 8:18 AM on June 13, 2012


I hope he makes a complete recovery and comes home soon.
posted by Kevin Street at 8:25 AM on June 13, 2012


I'm sorry I missed the original commercial; it's great. I also think Max is a brave, centered kid and love how his family is dealing with the challenges of his health.

Watching his behavior in the commercial reminds me of my 14-month-old granddaughter. She spends all her time trying to figure out how things work. She fiddles with iPods and iPhones, wiping madly to see what she can make them do, then holds them up to her ear and repeats loudly "Hi, Hi!" while exiting the room briskly (as she's seen her parents do many times). She also picks up remotes and tries to figure out whether they are remotes or phones. The small ones she misidentifies as phones (see behavior above).

On her last visit to our house, I gave her my garage-door opener fob from my key chain while we were in the back yard. She saw the buttons and started pressing them and pointing it toward the garage (she must have seen me do this before). Her reaction when the garage door started to open looked just like Little Darth's in the commercial.
posted by Mental Wimp at 8:36 AM on June 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


That's still one of the best commercials ever.
This.
Though, I don't remember seeing the full version. All you ever see now is a truncated version, that leaves out some key bits, especially the mom-and-sandwich gag, which is really priceless.

Hope the little guy gets through this successfully and goes on to a long and healthy life.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:39 AM on June 13, 2012


Thorzdad: the link to the ad in the OP has the full commercial, including the sandwich gag.
posted by mephron at 9:52 AM on June 13, 2012


I think this boy has inspired me to Fun Up our new apartment for the summer.

Also, where's my hankie?
posted by bilabial at 9:54 AM on June 13, 2012


I hope it all goes well for him. He did a really great job in that commercial; it's one of my favorites.
posted by KillaSeal at 10:36 AM on June 13, 2012


Incidentally, now I'm imagining a Three Amigos remake in a few years with Max as El Guapo. He does have pretty good comedic timing.
posted by ODiV at 10:54 AM on June 13, 2012


Boy, he look's just like Mark Hamill, doesn't he?
posted by themanwho at 11:18 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought it meant infamous in the sense that though not a great commercial it was still far more entertaining then the last 3 live action Star Wars movies combined.
posted by juiceCake at 5:52 PM on June 13, 2012


Metafilter: Jesus Christ. I completely regret this post.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:24 PM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


snapped - did you know you can ask the mods to edit your post, if you like? To change 'infamous' to viral or whatever.
posted by muddgirl at 6:56 PM on June 13, 2012


‘Little Darth Vader’ recovering after open-heart surgery. 7-year-old actor is in intensive care following successful procedure
posted by homunculus at 2:13 PM on June 16, 2012


'Little Darth Vader' released from hospital after heart surgery
posted by homunculus at 12:08 PM on June 19, 2012


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