Of course, this isn't the only thought I had on the subject.
What other commercial characters would be worth seeing in movies or on tv? The Geico cavemen proved that not all characters transcend all media. Their tv show was horrible. What about Flo the Progressive girl? I try to hate her, but she just doesn't annoy me. As cynical as I am, I rather enjoy her commercials. Don't know how well I'd do watching her for an hour and a half, though.
Then I remembered that I have seen another group of commercial characters in the movies.
Pete and TJ (their real names, I learned tonight) are some of my favorite Sonic drive-in characters. They also appear in the movie Stranger Than Fiction. I like that movie. I think it's so great that they keep that witty banter they do so well in Pete's car as they eat their delicious treats in the Sonic drive in parking area. I can't help but wonder, though, is their appearance in the movie like a product placement? I totally thought of Sonic when I saw them. And I wanted a Diet Cherry Limeade. But, then again, it doesn't take much to make me crave a Diet Cherry Limeade.
Who would you like to see hit the big screen?