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Ryan Reynolds welcomes “godd*****d national treasure” LeVar Burton as new gin spokesperson


(NOTE LANGUAGE) Just a day after he lobbied for the Reading Rainbow veteran’s guest-hosting job on Jeopardy! to be a “permanent gig,” Ryan Reynolds has tapped LeVar Burton as the newest spokesperson for Reynolds’ Aviation Gin. 

It’s part of what the Deadpool star and entrepreneur calls his “LeVar for literally everything campaign.”

“Everybody’s been saying how great LeVar Burton is,” Reynolds says to camera, “So I’ve decided to have him step in for me as a spokesman for Aviation Gin. LeVar?” 

The next shot shows Burton, smartly dressed, sitting in a poolside chair as comforting cello music plays and he smoothly delivers a plug for the spirit. 

“Now that man is a godd*****d national treasure,” an impressed Reynolds declares.  Then, after the shot goes to black, Reynolds can be heard saying, “He’s probably too good for us.”

Burton, also unseen, then replies: “What do you mean too good!?”

The two banter back and forth in the black before we see Burton back at the pool, declaring, “This isn’t gonna work out, Ryan.” 

The ad, released Thursday evening, already had more than a quarter million views on YouTube by Friday morning. 

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