Molly Erdman (born 1974) is an American actress, author and improvisational comedian. She is most recognizable for her portrayal of Molly the “snarky wife” in Sonic television commercials. Erdman grew up in Dallas and attended Greenhill School (Addison, Texas), she is a graduate of Tufts University, where she received a degree in Drama minoring in Political Science.
She worked with the Tufts improv group Cheap Sox while attending the university. After graduating, she moved to Chicago to work with The Second City, where she appeared in three mainstage revues. She currently lives in LA and writes two blogs devoted to catalog parody, Catalog Living and its spin-off Magazine Living, and in 2012 published the coffee-table book Catalog Living at Its Most Absurd: Decorating Takes (Wicker) Balls.
For the better part of the 21st century, Sonic Drive-In hired the “Two Guys”, a duo who would chitchat about the standards and virtues of the chain’s products. With their in-vehicle shenanigans, the “Two Guys”; T.J. Jagodowski and Peter Grosz proved famous enough to land genuine broadcast appointment and public acknowledgement. However, in 2020, the food chain adopted a new strategy, incorporating a different campaign and a new cast.
Business cycles keep revolving, and there’s no doubt that Sonic is re-directing its marketing initiatives. This has brought about the end of the ‘Sonic Guys’ as the chain’s brand ambassadors.
But why did they get rid of the sonic guys?
The “Two Guys” 1st termination Peter and T.J. were Sonic Drive-In brand ambassadors for six years since 2004. Their marketing tactic was applauded due to the incredible impact it had on potential customers. However, six years later, the duo was relegated by the company in 2010. This move caught the duo unawares, but it was clear that they weren’t ready to depart from their commercial routine. They thus opted to record food ads that were all Sonic themed on YouTube. This move brought about enormous reaction online that the food chain chose to reinstate them back again in 2012.
The 2nd termination by Sonic Drive-In
The two cronies experienced massive success in promoting the chain’s fast-food menu. However, Sonic was looking at a different strategy in 2020. Having used a comical approach to market their food chain, the company decided to incorporate non-scripted ads where real people are featured ordering real food while having real conversations at various Sonic Drive-In locations. Much as the retailer ended its contract with Peter and T.J., its chief marketing officer gave a statement highlighting that the company isn’t completely abandoning the “Two Guys” campaign and will incorporate it in some way.
The duo, however, seems to be on a mission to do new projects. Jagodowski is currently voice acting in the audio comedy Escape from Virtual Island, and Grosz is writing for At Home with Amy Sedaris.
Many people have been questioning, “Who is the actress in the sonic commercial?” Melanie is one of the new faces of Sonic campaigns. She’s also from Chicago and is famous for her mouse-like voice, which has made her popular in the Red Robin commercials.
In addition to being the face of Red Robin, Melanie Paxson is also the “voice of reason” in Gladware ads, and has also done commercials for DayQuil. She acts alongside the kid with glasses in the Sonic commercial who brings out the element of a stubborn lad who wants to eat whatever he likes. Melanie Paxson net worth is $600,000 from her commercial appearances.
Taylor Red is one of the popular sonic commercial actors. She is one of the identical triplet sisters; Nika, Natalie, and Nicole. Taylor composed the girl band whose sound is best described as young, fun, and country.
The Sonic new campaign is centred around the tagline “This is How We Sonic,” and features commercials about four different families’ activities for a day. Her role in the campaign is to bring in a fresh vibe that young people want to associate with.