Lil Nas X and America's popular Western cowboy had a hilarious dance-off over a bag of Doritos and the internet is loving it.
When 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X released a new version of "Old Town Road", nobody guessed how popular this song would become. A new ad for Doritos Cool Ranch for the Super Bowl 2020, featured the young rapper and 75-year-old Sam Elliott, America's popular cowboy. Together they have an old-fashioned Western dance-off instead of a quick draw over a bag of Doritos' updated flavor according to Country Living.
Sam Elliot and Lil Nas? And Billy Ray?!? That’s my kind of commercial pic.twitter.com/TafjGkKW9m— Viggo Krejberg (@VKrejberg) February 3, 2020
In the ad, we see Nas X riding through a dusty town called 'Cool Ranch'. He is dressed in all-black on a dark horse with speakers on either side of the saddle. When he arrives, Elliott challenges him for a duel over a bag of Doritos. Rather than getting his gun out, the two decide to have a dance-off as Nas X's popular track plays in the background.
The Sam Elliot commercial was the best because I love him. He’s old enough to be my father, but 😍😍. Also Harrison Ford. And Sir Ian McKellan. And Patrick Stewart. Liam Neeson, Denzel Washington, Kevin Costner, Sir Sean Connery...— Princess Snide (@princess_snide) February 3, 2020
Do I... do I have daddy issues?? 😳
In response, Elliott gives his famous mustache wave. In return, Nas X shows off his impeccable footwork. As the video progresses, we see hip hop moves from the youngster, which Elliott counteracts with some awe-inspiring bends, classic line dancing and slapping himself on the backside.
Ask and y'all shall receive (or search Sam Elliott Mustache on IG Story GIFs). pic.twitter.com/qDRBCAP7Gb— Doritos (@Doritos) February 3, 2020
Next, Nas X and his steed do a dance move together. When Elliott looks to his horse to respond to, the horse comically denies him the opportunity. Defeated, he tips his hat to Nas X who walks away with the bag of Doritos in hand.
Omg I laughed so hard!!! 😂😂😂😂LOVED that commerical, I think it may have been my favorite!! 😂😂— Vicki Phinney (@PhinneyVicki) February 3, 2020
While Elliott's career has spanned over five decades, he is better known to the younger audience for his performance in the 2018's A Star Is Born remake. He played Bradley Cooper's older brother and earned his first-ever Oscar nomination. Interestingly enough, this Super Bowl ad for Doritos is his first SuperBowl commercial in over 40 years and it's amazing.
Tweet #1 Feb 2, 2020— 12041Mountain (@12041Mountain) February 3, 2020
Watching Superbowl, and will never get over the Lil' Nas and Sam Elliot commercial. Iconic. pic.twitter.com/cDatkTdgjR
In a conversation with Adweek, Elliott said, "I was a little concerned about having to dance at this point in my life. I used loved to dance, I’ve always been athletic but, you know, at 75 things slow down... I wasn’t worried about opening my mouth and talking, but the dancing was a challenge." Elliott was introduced to Nas X's music by his daughter and also mentioned that it was a pleasure to work with the young man.
Good night everybody, it’s not ever going to get better than Sam Elliott’s mustache dance. Good luck to both teams. I’m out! 🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/eEAQuuTLjr— Kevin Casey (@kcasey395) February 3, 2020
He said, "I found him a pretty solid kid. He worked hard. He’d never been in front of a camera on the film set before, and he was up to the challenge. And he couldn’t have been nicer to be around."