What would Peggy Olson say about this?
This Excedrin ad with Elisabeth Moss was reportedly filmed in 2005, two years before "Mad Men" came on the air and about a year before her final appearance on "The West Wing." And it remains in pretty steady rotation on the air, which I can't help thinking is peculiar every time I see it.
Moss is certainly a fine person to have sell your product and her brief performance is convincing, but the ad is so clearly dated that it now exudes for Excedrin a kind of cheapness. Plus, it's not exactly "Elisabeth Moss for Excedrin" — it's Moss playing the kind of commercial part you take when you're a young adult actress not exactly sure when your next big role is coming.
I suppose I should be surprised this sort of thing doesn't happen more often, given how many actors of all statures have ancient ads in the footnotes of their resumes. But this one still seems a rarity. Anyway, Elisabeth, I hope that migraine finally went away.