Commercial: Internet Explorer 8 (2009)
Syfy and Lifetime channel-alum Dean Cain has long been dispatched from the Hollywood scene since his day as Superman on the ABC sitcom Lois & Clark. Yet Microsoft recognized his acting skills (and low asking price) and made him the pitchman for its Internet Explorer 8 web browser. After shelling out all that dough for the Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld commercials, we're guessing Microsoft wanted something more low-profile. Well, mission accomplished—we're sure no one remembers this commercial.