Gary Busey has carefully crafted a reputation as a lunatic. True, a good part of that might just be his Hollywood persona, but you've got to admit it's entertaining. Someone at Amazon agrees, because they enlisted Mr. Busey's services for one of the first promotions of the new Android-powered FireTV set-top box. In this one-minute spot, Gary Busey talks to a lamp.

Amazon takes the initiative here, using a crazy shouting man to illustrate the fact that the competing Roku set-top boxes don't have voice control. (Unless you use the Android app, which they kind of glossed over. The Moto X would blow Gary's mind.) And I don't think that many people would be able to find cop movies by speaking their own name into FireTV's search.

Still, Amazon has given us a commercial with Gary Busey greeting his own pants. Well done. HTC, you guys should probably take a few notes on celebrity endorsements here.

Source: YouTube

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • turdbogls

    lol.....that was actually pretty good.

  • guyfromtrinidad

    This is a great commercial

  • John Longson

    I don't need a smart box because I don't have a TV, but after seeing Gary Busey, I will buy one of these anyway.

  • Andrew Vrba

    $99 is actually what Gary Busey is going for these days. A Caveat...he won't leave once you buy him...ever. I even tried introducing his only know predator, Nick Nolte. That just made things worse for me. Nothing quite like finding Mr. Nolte rooting around in your toilet, while you're still trying to use it...

  • TylerChappell

    Does anyone else completely die from the look on his face when he rings the bell? lmao

  • Nick V

    This is the best Gary Busey video ever!