How did I end up in a Taco Bell commercial?

imageBy now, I’m sure most of you have seen the new Taco Bell commercials promoting its new “Mystery Menu Item,” which will be reviled revealed during the Super Bowl. In these commercials, sports stars like James Harden and other celebrities are given a plain green box representing the new item, but aren’t told what the item is.

Or whether the green box is actually edible.

But if you’re a gambler by nature, you can pre-order the mystery item and get one Super Bowl Sunday, a day before it’s available to the general public on Feb. 8. Yes, that’s a full 24 hours before others in your area will get their first taste of the Meaty Cinnabon Wrap!

Or Double-Decker Mexi-Fries-a-rrito.

Or Chicken Twisty Supreme.

The point is, no one really knows WHAT it will be. But considering the release of the Waffle Taco last year, we can all agree that anything is possible. Which could explain how I somehow ended up as part of the promotion. The full 37-second commercial will premier tomorrow morning at Long Awkward Pause. In the meantime, here’s a quick mini preview…


See you tomorrow, if my nose isn’t broken…




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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

15 thoughts on “How did I end up in a Taco Bell commercial?”

  1. Ha! Very cute. I love Taco Bell, it’s my favorite. Probably a good thing the closest one is some 50 miles away or I’d be in real trouble. I’ll take the Double-Decker Mexi-Fries-a-rrito or a Chicken Twisty Supreme. Wait,… doesn’t all the food pretty much just taste like Taco Bell?

  2. every item has the 7 basic ingredients, with a new shape or layers, friend, baked, paddled, or twisted. with a new name and new box. i look forward to it with glee.

  3. I think I know why you got picked for this… your head is exactly like a mystery box from Taco Bell… we are fairly certain that there is some sort of meat inside… but it might be slightly spoiled and will probably make us sick… but we want it anyway.

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