Franchot as 'The Most Interesting Man in Maryland'

The Baltimore Sun

Would you like to meet the most interesting man in Maryland?  Apparently, it's Comptroller Peter Franchot.

Franchot this week released a spoof of the popular Dos Equis' beer commercials as promotion for Maryland's unclaimed property website. More than $980 million is waiting to be claimed by Marylanders, and newspaper inserts will soon start advertising $80 million of them.

While the original Dos Equis commercials feature a James Bond-style character as the Most Interesting Man in the world, Franchot's video features himself as a tax-paying, illegal-cigarette-nabbing finder of lost property. 

In sepia tones and backed by salsa music, Franchot urges Marylanders to "stay thrifty my friends."

Another of his other one-liners: "I don't always lose property, but when I do, I prefer to search at"

Franchot's office said last year, he his took on an "Indiana Franchot" persona to reconnect Marylanders with lost property. 

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