Watch: NFL's Baker Mayfield 'plays' bassoon in hilarious new ad
We don’t usually share videos of commercials, but they don’t typically show an NFL star playing bassoon — even as a joke.
A new Facebook ad for Hulu shows Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield doing an interview with a sideline reporter. In the 15-second clip, she asks if he knows about the streaming service’s live sports and other features, and he replies, “Absolutely.”
She then says, “And are you secretly a concert-level bassoonist?”
“You tell me,” he replies.
Then he rips off a fancy run on the unwieldy woodwind instrument — a performance that was dubbed, of course, by a professional musician. Watch now:
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Even though he’s not really playing, at least more viewers unfamiliar with bassoons know about the instrument now. That includes Mayfield, who later posted a funny outtake in which he actually tried to play the bassoon on Twitter: