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Nate Dern Becomes 'The Huh? Guy' After AT&T Commercial

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: reddit & adweek
Who is Nate Dern? Well, he's a writer, actor and one of the former finalists on the reality show Beauty and the Geek, but now he's officially known as 'The Huh? Guy' on Reddit.

Nate Dern appeared in this AT&T commercial promoting the BlackBerry Torch 4G. The ad takes a 'The Office'-type spin -- with the standard fluorescent lights, cubicles and disengaged employees -- showing a manager telling his subordinates to continue playing on their phones rather than working. While the ad is amusing and includes funny characters -- you'll chuckle at the 'Mayor Dennis' part -- it is Dern's one measly line "Huh?" that has catapulted him to star status online. Viewers are embracing him as a folk hero, says AdWeek.

It's odd that one little word would garner Nate Dern a virtual celeb, but hey, maybe this guy's time was due (it was his first commercial after three years of auditions). Watch the video and decide for yourself whether the "Huh?" is worth all this attention. Stats for One-Liner Ad Heroes Trending: Older & Chilly
Traction: 556 clicks in 148 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Nate Dern
Related: 94 examples / 72 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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