Fabio takes on Old Spice guy duties

Jul 21, 2011 at 4:45 p.m. ET

There's a new Old Spice guy in town trying his hand at the awkward comedy that made Isaiah Mustafa a commercial hit!

So long Isaiah Mustafa, it looks like the new Old Spice guy is Fabio! After years of being unable to believe it's not butter, Fabio has gotten a prime gig selling men's deodorant.

Fabio Old Spice commercial

Fabio's famous long locks are featured in the first of Old Spice's new commercials, appropriately titled Hair. While the spot, uploaded on July 14, already has over 215,000 views, the reaction is not all positive. The tally of votes by YouTube users currently stands at 279 likes, 396 dislikes. Ouch!

Critiquing Fabio's Old Spice commercial one commenter wrote, "Gah, I feel like they could do so much more with this!! I get that they're trying to be funny with the awkwardness, but? it's... not the right level of awkwardness to be funny."

Another user summed up many people's thoughts by writing, "These are funnier than? I thought they'd be, but still not as good as the other guy."

No word yet on if Fabio's turn at being the Old Spice guy is a permanent replacement for Isaiah Mustafa, or if this new set of commercials is in addition to "The Man Your Man Can Smell Like" campaign.

Do your prefer Isaiah Mustafa or Fabio's Old Spice commercials?


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