Alaska Commercial: Cisco Oliver or Billy Robinson?

Honestly, John’s previous ‘best import’ post drove me crazy since I was determined to put pictures alongside the names, substituting Team Logos if I couldn’t find any. Unfortunately for Billy Robinson, who played for Mariwasa, I couldn’t find even that so I susbstituted white space (ngek).

Anyway, when John ‘Da Walking Basketball Encyclopedia’ Dacanay mentioned he was in that ancient Alaska commercial, I just had to YouTube and guess what, I FOUND IT:

Doesn’t it bring a smile to your face? A commenter said the kid was Wilfred Uytengsu himself, President and COO of Alaska Milk Corp., which, if I have the chance, I will try to confirm.

So John made a boo boo there, as from the start of the video it already mentions Cisco Oliver. But no matter. It’s a great post anyway, probably our best post ever. The kind of post that you can make a whole new blog about. I decided to post this erratum of sorts afer eagle eyed commenter Atty De Guzman commented the same observation.

And here’s Willy Miller’s newer version for good measure:

and finally, an Aaron Carter version with Shaq from 2005, just so this post will turn out on Google when someone searches for ‘little kids beating bigger guys at basketball’. Who knows, right?

4 thoughts on “Alaska Commercial: Cisco Oliver or Billy Robinson?”

  1. HAHAHA. you’re right Gary and John Andrew! It’s Cisco Oliver indeed. Must have mixed it up. What do you expect, its three decades ago! I salute you John Andrew… you have an incredible memory.

  2. ok lang yan. I’m not even sure I uploaded the right pics per import. For all I know kung sino sino lang ang pinaglalagay ko dun 😀

  3. The import in the commercial is Cisco Oliver, who played for the Noritake/Mariwasa franchise. In the very first PBA game, he should have been the first one to score the basket and not Joy Dionisio. But he was called for a travelling or stepping out violation. I don’t remember the exact violation.
    The little kid in the commercial is not Wilfred Uytengsu but an older brother.

  4. The import in the commercial is Cisco Oliver while the little kid is Wilfred Uytengsu’s older brother.

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