These days, seeing Asian Americans on commercials is not that unusual, but two things struck me about this commercial from Dave and Busters. First, the goofy fun from actress Donna Park really made me laugh. Second, it’s interesting how a commercial that was so clearly made before the COVID-19 pandemic can be adapted for use. I was surprised that they would air an ad like this.
I have many fond memories of parties and other events at Dave and Busters, so it saw that ad with somewhat mixed feelings. I am happy that they are still in business, but I am not sure sure I would go inside to one of their arcades. Most of the California branches are closed, but some are still open (tagged with a blue location marker).