Six-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady has made a fair share of Hollywood cameos throughout his career on television shows and movies. Brady’s made appearances on “Family Guy,” “Entourage,” “Entourage the Movie” and “Ted 2.”
His latest cameo was on Paul Rudd’s new Netflix show “Living with Yourself,” which stirred a little bit of controversy between Brady and the media over New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s recent legal troubles.
What appeared to be a reach from sports journalists who intentionally tried to stir a controversy, Tom Brady is beginning to realize the creators of “Living with Yourself” were the ones who threw him under the bus because they knew exactly what they were doing by casting him.
Paul Rudd stars in the new Netflix show “Living with Yourself,” where the prolific actor plays two versions of the same character, Miles, because one of them is a clone of the other. It’s in the vain of Michael Keaton in “Multiplicity” or Ewan McGregor in Michael Bay’s “The Island.”
The show opens with Miles, who is in desperate need of a serious change in his life, notices one of his co-worker’s has become a completely different person recently – for the better. Miles asks him his secret and the co-worker reveals that he went to a really expensive spa that specializes in DNA therapy.
Miles drains his bank account and rolls up to the spa in the middle of a crappy strip mall. He’s having second thoughts but then Tom Brady walks out of the spa with a big grin on his face.
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 19, 2019
The joke is obviously that Tom Brady has done this “DNA treatment” six times, which is the exact number of Super Bowls he’s won in his career, meaning every time he wins, he visits this spa. And he just won one earlier this year so the timing makes sense.
That’s what it looks like on the surface.
But many have noted that it’s a spa in a rundown strip mall and when he exits with the big grin, it’s reminiscent of someone reasoning a “happy ending.”
That, of course, could be construed that Brady was making fun of Patriots owner Robert Kraft who was infamously charged for prostitution at a spa in Florida earlier this year.
At first, Brady was annoyed by the questions he received following the show’s premiere last Friday.
Just look at his understandable frustration:
Tom Brady….not happy!pic.twitter.com/w5H0fWCQkw
— Surf & Turf Podcast (@surfandturfpod) October 19, 2019
But maybe that joke from writer/show creator Timothy Greenberg and duo directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was actually the main objective. It seems now that Brady had no idea how it looked.
On his weekly appearance on “The Greg Hill Show” Brady seemed to be prepared to give the answer he should’ve give initially.
He said, “I appreciate you asking, and I answered it last week, and I think it’s about publicity. I think the particular show got a lot of publicity, and I’m not gonna give them any more than what they’ve already gotten. Everyone knows how I feel about Mr. Kraft and he’s been one of the most important people in my life. We have a relationship that is incredibly important to me. He’s been a part of the biggest moments of my life and a lot of the biggest decisions in my life and I have nothing but true love and respect for him. He does so much to help people out in our community and other communities, and it’s just a real blessing to have in my life. To play for him for 20 year has really been a dream come true.”
The quote “I think the particular show got a lot of publicity, and I’m not gonna give them any more…” proves he’s regretful of taking the cameo.
Brady doesn’t refer to the show by name. That’s the dead giveaway that he’s realized he was set up.