Watch Tom Waits pitch dog food in this real TV commercial for Purina

In 1981, the great singer, songwriter, and poet Tom Waits pitched for Purina dog food. Why?

 "I was down on my luck," Waits was quoted as saying in Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. "And I've always liked dogs." 

Good for him for getting that green when he needed it!

Of course years later, Waits won a $2.6 million lawsuit against Frito-Lay for impersonating his voice in a radio commercial.

image (cropped): publicity photo (Public Domain)