The Original Got Milk Commercial was Directed by Michael Bay

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You might not be old enough to remember the first Got Milk? commercial, but if you do, you know how awesome it is.

A history buff gets the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to win $10,000 if he can answer the question “Who shot Alexander Hamilton in that famous duel?” Unfortunately for him, he’s got a mouthful of peanut butter, a house full of Alex Hamilton artifacts, and no milk to rinse out his mouth. Sounds pretty epic right?

Well, it turns out that the ad’s epicness isn’t too surprising when you consider that Michael Bay directed the masterpiece. Yeah, Michael Bay, of Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and Bad Boys 2. The guy famous for explosions and crazy battle scenes got his start making milk commercials. That’s a win for foodies everywhere. Only one question remains: what director can we convince to make a commercial for Sriracha?

Now, that would be something.

H/T Wiki



Nora Landis-Shack was born to be a foodie. With a classically trained French chef for a father, she’s been exploring new tastes since she was big enough to help chop vegetables for dinner. Pig’s feet, frog’s legs, and tripe are delicious child’s play. Which isn’t to say she doesn’t love a great steak. Because she does. With frites, please.



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  • mike

    Just spit the food out, why is that so tough….

    • Anonymous

      It’s a huge bite out of a mammoth peanut butter sandwich that gets stuck to the roof of his mouth. You can’t just spit that out, which is the whole point of the commercial. He needs MILK to wash it down.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Needs more fiery explosions

    • AJ

      This was before old Mike had “found himself” so to speak. If he redid it now, the fridge would explode when the guy opened it.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the one where the guy who was horrible to people gets hit by a bus and goes to heaven where there’s cake and brownies and cookies everywhere so he gorges himself. He is parched so he goes to the fridge for some cool, refreshing milk and ALL THE CARTONS ARE EMPTY! He’s in hell! And he starts screaming and screaming and screaming. Did Frank Darabont direct that one?