Church Street, Dublin 7.
Via Coors Light
Today, Coors Light have paid tribute to the legend that is The Guy Who Slipped On The Ice on RTÉ News on 8th January 2010 by erecting a plaque in commemoration at the site of the infamous slip.
Footage of the report by John Kilraine showed the man slip and fall on the ice-cold pavement while holding a bag that came tumbling down with him.
There has been speculation as to who the non-intentional stunt man is for years, but the weather that brought him to our attention has repeated appeals for his identity over the past ten years bringing nothing but snowy silence.
Feel free to let us know who you think The Guy Who Slipped On The Ice is…
Conor McIntyre, Senior Brand Manager, Coors Light said:
“There are a few key moments on Irish television that are memorable enough to talk about again and again. We felt this deserved a resurgence. We’ve recently completed The Rockies Awards, rewarding victories in life, big and small and we thought this lad definitely deserved some recognition for making it on to RTÉ News, ten years ago today!”
Plaque picture: Conor McCabe
Previously: The Guy Who Slipped On Ice: The Documentary
funny. pity that it’s been done as an extended branding exercise by a beer.
Surely permission required?
Probably will hope it’s gone viral before taken down.
Fr. Pat Noise will be spinning in his fictitious watery grave.
how many times was ‘viral’ mentioned in this pitch?
Answers on back of a beermat
THIS SHOULD NOT BE COMMEMORATED
You’ve been RIC-rolled!!!
Hope they get a littering fine.
One of the camera men recently posted on twitter that it was an Asian man and that he was fine afterwards.
I imagine that they just stuck it on with gaffa tape for the photo and then took it off again.
…will be easy to check – wall of St. Michan’s church.
‘Your memory lives on’?
But he’s not dead. His mate made a film about him and it was posted here.
I think this country has gone tribute-mad lately…
Where was it that Theresa Mannion presented that infamous weather clip, asking for a friend selling raincoats.
Salthill, Galway… On the prom, I think
8th Jan? Ten years ago today? I know it’s just a day in the difference but, really?
we are a sad excuse of a country, something stupid on the news ten years ago warrants a plaque. thersa mannion being out in the rain is still gas 5 years later, potholes still quoting Fr. Ted, a pox on all your houses
thats it im off to right a new sitcom, with new catchphrases, so overweight weirdos will have a new black tshirt with the main characters face on it and catchphrase underneath it to wear with their jeans and pointy black shoes, on days when not wearing their black tshirts with wolves on them.
zip up your mickey
He was a force for change in a very different Ireland. Really allowed people to talk about their own lives.
Still not drinking your crappy beer
You wouldn’t be long getting frostbit™
Should be easy to trace given the location and the outfit!
I hope Coors Light don’t get into legal trouble for capitalising on his image!
The man did a follow up mockumentary about his struggles after slipping on the ice
Indeed. It’s the gag that keeps on giving, like Des Bishop’s immersion heater.
my ex bought me tickets to des bishop in vicar st for Christmas many moons ago. I never ever liked him and told her this. She told me he was gas. He wasn’t
He’s a sound fella and I would absolutely gird his loins, but no, I still don’t find him that funny myself
Coors need to fupp off. A promotion to sell more booze. How about a video of Coors drinkers falling into their cars? Admittedly as Corrs is 4.2% wee-wee it might take some time…
Wonder why this did not trigger a compo culture claim or image usage claim… yet….