Dentist Puts Himself in 'Star Wars' for Wonderfully Cheesy Ad
How's this for making a root canal seem more fun?
An Arkansas dentist named Dr. Abernathy used some special editing to put himself in the Death Star trench run from 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope. And, like Luke Skywalker, he didn't need his instruments to get the job done.
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That's because Abernathy was using some new laser treatment called PIPS to complete his task.
"You may all have the Force. But I have PIPS," he said during the classic awards ceremony after his victory.
Jimmy Kimmel highlighted the ad on his ABC program Wednesday, noting the footage was unauthorized and saying with a laugh, "I think there's a very good chance this dental office will soon be hearing from a lawyer's office."
A big difference between Abernathy and Luke? The Hawaiian shirt.
by Alex Weprin