July 15th, 2010
04:10 PM ET
If you haven’t figured it out yet, one of the best way to get a shirtless video response from Isaiah Mustafa – who, for better or worse, is now known as the “Old Spice guy” – is to address him on Twitter.
And he’s not just paying attention to the regular folk who can’t get close to him now that he’s Emmy-nominated and all – Mustafa has also gotten into a flirty back-and-forth with actress Alyssa Milano.
After Milano tweeted, “GENIUS. Shirtless Old Spice guy replies on Twitter w/ hilarious personalized videos,” noting that her husband is aware that she has a crush on Mustafa – and has taken to wearing Old Spice deodorant – the actor responded wearing his now trademark towel in the bathroom we now all know and love.
Mustafa’s response, which in summary called her tenure on “Who’s the Boss?” the truly genius move, caused Milano to tweet, “my coffee went up my nose.” Mustafa responded again, still in his towel: "Lucky for you, Alyssa, I’m certified in nose CPR.”
Perhaps for Milano, lifeguard humor sounds kinda like flirting. When she asked if Old Spice guy was, in fact, flirting, Mustafa informed her that he wasn’t, just like he wasn’t sending her “fragrantly fragrant” flowers and a “handwritten note from my heart to your doorstep, via my bare feet running over the California mountains.”
Interestingly, he actually did - and Milano took pictures to prove it.
This back-and-forth ended with Old Spice Guy telling Milano on video, “At this point it’s probably obvious to you as it is to me that we are in a long-term committed relationship. And in order for our love-filled trust explosion to continue and prosper, the next step is wildly obvious. To you. Because you’re a woman. So tell me what to do next.”
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