10 Oddball Celebrity-Endorsed Technologies Throughout the Years

10 Oddball Celebrity-Endorsed Technologies Throughout the Years

Jason Yang
Sep 16, 2013

Does the image of Jean-Claude Van Damme doing the splits across two bags of flour while playing bongos make for a convincing sales pitch for web hosting? Maybe not, but it isn't the first time we've noticed technology companies turn to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg (now Lion), Jerry Seinfeld, and even John Lennon to catch our attention...

Jean-Claude Van Damme does all kinds of wacky for GoDaddy.

Snoop Dogg (now Lion) even changed his name to Snoop Dogggg (in honor of 4G) for the launch of the 4G Samsung Galaxy back in 2011 in this spoof of relationship show, The Love Connection.

Did Oscar winner Nicole Kidman really hawk the Nintendo DS back in 2007?

Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld shop for shoes. Bill even has a Clown Club card featuring his infamous mug shot from his 1977 New Mexico traffic violation.

Lady Gaga's role as Creative Director for Polaroid made for an odd match, although her outrageous outfits do make for great shots.

We actually kinda like Biller Hader in these T-Mobile JUMP tv spots. Who hasn't tried placing their cellphone in rice or cutting their fingers on broken screen glass!

We're not one to regularly disobey Mr. T, but this Flavorwave Oven informercial does kind of make us pity the fool.

What do Shaquille O'Neal and Ben Stein have in common other than millions of dollars and fans around the world? They both were featured in a Comcast commercial, starring as cowboys fighting the good fight.

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) made it feel like John Lennon was endorsing their laptop donation program through voice over and old footage.

Nobody expects a Compaq Computer! So claimed John Cleese as he endorsed these beige boxes of yesteryear.

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