Ricardo Montalban died today. He lived a long, full life, reaching a hearty 88 years on earth. He was in many movies (such as Star Trek II, where he played KHAAAAANNNN!!!), starred in Fantasy Island with the adorable little Tattoo, was a pitchman for Chrysler (where he used his considerable pipes and accent to make us all desire “Soft Corinthian Leather…”), and a dutiful husband who was married for 63 years.
But, in this blogger’s humble opinion, Montalban reached his peak with this 1975 Chrysler Cordoba commercial. Not only is it the famous “soft Corinthian leather” spot, but since it was made in the 70′s so it has a soundtrack that rivals any classic porn movie and the car has a tagline that is utterly laughable by today’s standards. See if you can catch it at the end:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIL3fbGbU2o[/youtube]
Rest in Piece, from your admirers at Sodblog, Mr. Montalban.