As many of you know, the E*Trade baby stepped into the spotlight (and our hearts) during last year’s Super Bowl. Since then, he’s appeared in many different commercials for the online stock trader and we have to admit, he’s one cool kid. We’d totally hang out with him. We might not get into any good bars, but it’s all good.
Anyhow, SpotBowl reached out to the folks at E*Trade and asked for an interview with the web-surfin’ infant and, as luck would have it, the little dude was able to spare a few minutes of time to answer some of our questions. We’re pretty sure no one has ever interviewed the E*Trade baby before, so a big thanks goes out to them for giving us this rare opportunity.
SPOTBOWL: Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us. We know you’re probably pretty busy.
E*TRADE BABY: Look, I can always squeeze in an interview as long as I know there’s a fat stack of benjamins waiting on the other side.
SB: We feel bad having to ask this, but what’s your name?
EB: That’s the thing. I could tell you. But then I’d have to … well, you know how that goes.
SB: Another year, another Super Bowl commercial. What’s that whole process like?
EB: It’s a bit like childbirth, really. I should know, I just went through it.
SB: Being in the Super Bowl has made you one of the most famous babies in America. How’s that working out for you?
EB: I gotta be honest, fame isn’t easy. You got dudes trying to jack your style. Paparazzi in your grill all day.
SB: You probably get recognized a lot. A lot of autographs and pictures, right?
EB: Yes, but my eyes are sensitive to bright lights, so I encourage my fans not to use a flash.
SB: Any advice for other babies out there who might want to break into the acting business?
EB: Don’t study method acting. It can be very difficult and you have to drag up a lot of demons from your past. But the truth is, I’m not an actor. I’m an investor who digs filming myself on my webcam.
SB: Shifting gears to an inevitable topic: How are you weathering this whole “down economy” thing?
EB: For me, I just keep moving and shaking. And on days when the Dow’s down triple digits, I just escape to the studio and write song lyrics.
SB: Where are you watching the Super Bowl? You partying down in Tampa?
EB: There’s this dude I grew up with – he’s throwing sort of a small house party. Should be pretty mellow.
SB: Hey, we know your time is valuable. You’ve probably got a nap to take, but we just wanted to thank you for hanging out with us. It’s been fun.
EB: The nap comment seems a bit unwarranted. I’ve got surprising stamina.