Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal have made a lot of ads, both for Commercial Kings and for their own web series I Love Local Commercials. So when they met taxidermist Chuck Testa of Ojai Valley Taxidermy in Ojai, CA they knew they could help him get exposure for his business and his love of “bringing animals back to life.” According to Chuck, living on the west coast means zero publicity for his business and he has two options: figure out how attract more business, or move to a place where hunting and mounting animals is a popular hobby. To help Chuck stay in his beloved Ojai, Rhett & Link decide to prove to the locals that Chuck creates the most life-like dead animals around. The dynamic duo set to work. First they got an education in taxidermy from Chuck:
With their new-found understanding of the art of stuffing dead animals, Rhett and Link made this commercial for Ojai Valley Taxidermy:
And then a funny thing happened. Chuck Testa went viral and people started getting pretty creative with the “NOPE!” meme. See for example:
Who knew there were so many amazing uses of Chuck Testa? Congratulations, Chuck, we think you got some of that publicity you were looking for.
“Rhett & Link: Commercial Kings” airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET