A poll was taken on this site in July 2000 – when Michael’s shampoo advert originally aired. The question asked was: “Do you find Michael’s shampoo advert embarassing?”
It seemed that a significant majority weren’t too keen on Schuey’s role as a shampoo salesman. Someone else obviously agreed, as the ads only ran for a short time before being pulled from TV! The Times reported that Schuey had demanded his real voice be reinstated on the advert, replacing the one with the dubbed false German accent.