Stella Artois "Easy Rider" commercial
Character: Nerdy Bertie
Fashion statement: Those round-framed glasses from Medics
pop up again and the first appearance of that oh-so-sexy Wingfield
As Drowned Rat wet look
Deathless dialogue: Actually, the only dialogue... Mijn thuis
is waar m'n Stella staat.
Originally made and aired sometime in 1994, the commercial for
Belgian lager Stella Artois resurfaced again on Belgian TV in 1997.
Of course, eager fans taped it and soon copies of the ad were wending
their way across Europe and North America. Vicki, an especially
diligent fan and sometime reader of this webpage, managed to contact
the TV station that aired the ad and secure a copy of it from the
station's master tape.
Peter's character in the commercial has been nicknamed "Bertie"
by fans since Bert is a common Belgian name. The language in the
ad is Flemish, one of Belgium's two official languages (the other
is French). Peter actually spoke Flemish when filming the ad but
apparently his pronunciation wasn't good enough to satisfy the powers
that be, so the one line he uttered was dubbed in the aired version
of the commercial.