Cal Worthington and his famed "dog" Spot are back on the airwaves with a TV spot backing 5th Assembly District hopeful Larry Miles.
Clad in a powder blue suit and a cowboy hat, the 89-year-old "car-sales king" laments that special interests "trying to take over the State Capitol... sound a lot like my dog Spot over here," as the screen jumps to a clip of a tiger mauling a man in a yellow truck.
"Larry knows that what's good for the people is good for the state," Worthington says, standing in front of a green-screened backdrop of the Capitol.
Worthington's long-running "My Dog Spot" commercials prompted the Television Bureau of Advertising to call him "probably the best-known car dealer pitchman in television history." The signature ads, which feature a variety of exotic animals standing in as "Spot," have graced the airwaves since 1971.
Miles, standing in front of a crowd that clearly knows the meaning of "spirit fingers," also makes a cameo, re-purposing one of Worthington's other famous lines.
"I'll help get California working again or I'll eat a bug," Miles quips.
Worthington lives in Orland, which is represented by the 2nd Assembly District. But even if he did live in the 5th Assembly District, he couldn't vote in the Democratic primary for his "good friend Larry Miles," who represented his auto dealerships as general counsel. Worthington is registered with the conservative American Independent Party.
Watch the clip below: