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SMAP impressed by 'Alien Jones'

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SMAP will appear with American actor Tommy Lee Jones in the 2013 fall Suntory BOSS coffee campaign.

All members of the group attended a news conference on Sunday to promote the commercials for BOSS Grand Aroma Coffee and two other original coffee brands.

The guys said they were impressed with the 66-year-old Jones, who has made more than 30 commercials and appeared in countless ads and posters for BOSS since 2006. His character — “Alien Jones" - is an extraterrestrial who takes the form of a human being to learn more about life on Earth (in particular, Japan).

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nice post.

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How much you wanna bet Jones has never heard of SMAP?

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smap went from boy-band-wannabes to the most excessively photo-shopped faces in commercials you see everywhere, from trains to toilets. any other coffee but bosss.

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smap went from boy-band-wannabes

Um, they were/are a boy-band, and arguably the most successful ever in Japan. Every other boy band wants to be them.

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Looking forward to a new Boss commercial with Tommy Lee!

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if SMAP never appeared on TV ever again Japan would be a better place

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I love shingo :)

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SMAP advertising a product? Who'd - a thought it!?

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These guys will do just about anything if you put a yen sign in front of them.

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These guys will do just about anything if you put a yen sign in front of them.

Jealous much?

Oh and shame on SMAP for steeping to the low, low depths of appearing in a commercial with a big name movie star. Oh the horrors. I don't know how they sleep at night (but probably with naked women on a top of a big pile of money).

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Um, they were/are a boy-band, and arguably the most successful ever in Japan.

i've heard they are very popular with ladies over 50 (majority).

Every other boy band wants to be them.

i would think that every other boy band wants to be successful, period. this is not the same as wanting to sing off-key live like smapss

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Wow, that's like an insult to Tommy Lee Jones.

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SMAP: Japans most over rated, musically talentless band. just goes to prove dont need to be able to sing or dance to be popular

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smap isn't a band, per se (because usually you would need to be able to singing ability or play an instrument to be considered one). they are just a bunch of 'talents' who were joined together by a production company. why they can still sell records says a lot about japan.

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AKB 48 are better and I bet Tommy Lee would rather have appeared in an ad with them than SMAP.

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I love Kimutaku & all the boys whether SMAP sings off-key or not. They're like a comfortable warm jacket you put on when it gets cold. it's a bit flayed at the edges and slightly discolored, but fits well and looks cool. They do perfect in a coffee commercial with Alien Jones whether the latter have heard of SMAP or not. I'm having that coffee after I see the commercial.

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I love SMAP and I will still buy their album even if it is off key or not. If you are not interested in SMAP, why bother reading this piece of news?

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I'm impressed SMAP are still around. Man they suck! I feel very bad for Tommy Lee. He's too good for these clowns.

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As long as they don't sing, I'm all for it. Enjoy guys.

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what does Tommy Lee Jones think of smap. they are only part of a marketing bandwagon.

why read this news- we feel sorry for Tommy Lee.

the ad would be better off without them in it. makes me sick just thinking about it.

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the short member (sorry forgot his name) while a good TV show host, sings like somebody choking a chicken, youd think after all these years/money hed at least take some singing classes to make his singing voice bearable

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Alien Jones' character is a great fit for Tommy Lee - I agree with SMAP.

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SMAP: Japans most over rated, musically talentless band. just goes to prove dont need to be able to sing or dance to be popular

Isn't what they say about AKB48?

I actually find SMAP quite bland musically, but Shingo is okay in comedies, and that long-haired one was okay in Mr Brain and the Uchuu Senkan Yamato film. The one in Galileo is probably the better actor of them all... but compared to Agent Smith, I mean Tommy Lee Jones they are as plankton around Flipper... I think ¬.¬

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