John Travolta recreates iconic Pulp Fiction dance as Santa Claus in hilarious ad just months after wife Kelly’s death

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JOHN Travolta recreated his iconic dance scene in Pulp Fiction in a hilarious Christmas advert.

The actor, 66, dressed up as Santa Claus and twisted away with Mrs Claus in a Capital One commercial.


John Travolta recreated his Pulp Fiction dance in a Christmas ad [/caption]

In the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction, John‘s character, hitman Vincent Vega threw some shapes with Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace.

The duo started off twisting before branching off into some sillier moves in the scene, which has been cemented in pop culture history.

John – who lost his wife Kelly in July – paid ode to the moment as he reunited with his Pulp Fiction costar Samuel L Jackson in an ad for banking company, Capital One.

The YouTube clip kicks off with John – kitted out in full Santa suit and beard – online shopping for Christmas gifts for his “elves”.


He twisted away with Uma Thurman in the iconic scene in the 1994 movie[/caption]


John played Santa Claus in a Capital One ad [/caption]


He dances to Chuck Berry in the commercial [/caption]

Suddenly, Samuel pops up on John’s laptop on a video call, exclaiming: “Hold your reindeers, Santa!”

“Woah, what’s up?” John asks, before Samuel explains the joys of shopping with Capital One.

Thanks to Samuel’s advice, he saves “a bazillion dollars” on his “145370000” basket items.

“So, that get me off the naughty list,” Samuel asks, in a wry nod to his character’s endless swearing in Pulp Fiction.


John reunites with his Pulp Fiction costar Samuel L Jackson in the ad[/caption]


Samuel helps John with his online shopping [/caption]

“Are you off the naughty words?” John asks, to which Samuel replies unconvincingly: “Yes…”

“Ho, ho, ho, I don’t think so!” John shoots back.

“Why you got to make it so hard?” a wounded Samuel responds, before John ends the call.

Samuel made another subtle nod to Quentin Tarantino’s hit film by wearing a T-shirt that reads “Happy Holidays With Cheese,” in reference to the famous quote “Royal with cheese.”

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It comes after the tragic death of John’s wife, Kelly [/caption]

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She died in July of breast cancer [/caption]

The ad ends with John dancing with Mrs Claus (Dana Daurey) to the tune of Chuck Berry’s “Run Run Rudolph.” In the movie, Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” was used.

John has endured a tough few months recently, as his wife of 19 years, Kelly, died in July of breast cancer.

The Grease actor announced her death in an Instagram post, writing: “It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”

He later shared a video of himself dancing with his daughter Ella, 20, to honor of Kelly.

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They have three children together [/caption]

John wrote in the caption: “My daughter @ella.travolta and I dancing in memory of momma. One of Kelly’s favorite things, dancing with me.”

Earlier this month, he celebrated Kelly’s birthday by sharing a photo of the couple on their wedding day, as well as a picture of his parents tying the knot.

John captioned the touching tribute: “Happy Birthday hon!

“I found this photo of my mom and dad‘s wedding. It was nice to see ours alongside theirs. All my love, John.”

Back in 2009, John and Kelly tragically lost their 16-year-old autistic son, Jett, while on a family vacation to the Bahamas.

He died after hitting his head in a bathtub, which caused him to have a seizure.

The pair later welcomed son Benjamin, nine, in 2010.

After losing Kelly, John’s nephew Sam passed away in September at his home in Wisconsin.

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