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Video: Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino on Japanese Cooking Show

To promote the film Inglourious Basterds (released back in August), Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino went on the Japanese cooking show Bistro SMAP. The Iron Chef-like segment, which is part of the variety show SMAPxSMAP, involves two chef teams competing to cook the best meal for the celebrity guest judges. Though the host speaks Japanese the whole time, there are select subtitles and we get to hear Pitt and Tarantino's responses in English. They banter about how great Japanese anime is ("I have to buy another suitcase just to fit all my DVDs, toys, and other junk," said Tarantino) and food in general ("I can barely put together a bowl of cereal," said Pitt). In between answers, Tarantino neurotically... More

In Videos: A Tribute to Dr. Fredric J. Baur, Pringles Can Inventor

In honor of the invention the recently deceased Dr. Fredric J. Baur was most proud of, we submit a handful of Pringles commercials for your approval. From a 1973 spot that introduces the "newfangled" potato chip to a bewildered nation to a Weird Science meets Pretty In Pink meets Revenge of the Nerds commercial from the '80s. There's also the SoCal-styled Pringles ad that Brad Pitt makes an early appearance in. And, so, so sugoi, a Japanese Pringles commercial that introduces "Funky Soy Sauce" flavor chips. Grab a couple Pringles, make a duck mouth, and watch with us after the jump.... More

In Videos: Food Commercials of the '80s, Celebrity Edition

Editor's note: This week, it's, like, omigawd, totally '80s for our daily In Videos segment. Big hair, breakdancing, and before-they-were-big celebrity commercial appearances to the max. So kick back your fat-laced high tops and take a chill pill. —The Serious Eats Team Before they became famous enough to not appear in food commercials, Brad Pitt, Jason Alexander, and Matt LeBlanc appeared in...food commercials. It was the 80s—times were tough. After the jump, watch Pitt scarf down Pringles, Alexander dance for a McDLT (yeah, it's old, but it's a classic), and LeBlanc illustrate the superior thickness of Heinz ketchup.... More

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