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March 11th, 2006

I Hate That Family

You know the commercial with the daughter sitting next to her father on the couch where she asks him, “Daddy, why do you fold your peanut butter sandwich over like that?” and he says, “Because that’s how my dad used to do it” and then the little girl does it?

I hate that family. I want to knock the girl on her arse and take out the guy’s knees with a tire iron. And then I would smear peanut butter all over them and let loose peanut butter eating fire ants.

I don’t like scripted sentimentality in my commercials, thank you.

Posted in Consumer Commentary

FROM: COD [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday March 11, 2006 -- 8:42:46 am
//I don't like scripted sentimentality in my commercials//

As opposed to honest, heartfelt sentimentality in your commercials?

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday March 11, 2006 -- 8:47:59 am
Are you allergic to peanuts or something??

FROM: Monica
DATE: Saturday March 11, 2006 -- 4:53:49 pm
that is an irritating commercial, if only momentarily.

Commercial writing generally sucks now though. Like that guy in the AOL commercial, who's stretching his quad and says "don't want to pull a hammy!"

And did you ever notice that almost EVERY adult in a commercial is wearing a wedding ring? Like we can't trust those unmarried people! no way!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday March 12, 2006 -- 10:45:30 am
Monica: And did you ever notice that almost EVERY adult in a commercial is wearing a wedding ring? Like we can't trust those unmarried people! no way!

This is true even moreso for women in commercials (and a large number of TV shows) - it's like Where's Waldo? for unringed fingers. In fact, I can't recall the last TV commercial featuring a woman's hand that didn't include a wedding ring on it. Those darn Unmarrieds!

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday March 13, 2006 -- 9:33:41 am
Best Ping ever!

When the little girls says "That's silly," I want to grab her by the hair (doesn't she have cutesy braids?) twirl her around about ten times and release to let her go flying through the picture window.

But that's just me. I thought I was weird for feeling this way about that commercial. I hardly react to any commercial, but there's something about that one!

It's nice to know I'm not alone in my desire to violently abuse the peanut butter Dad and daughter.

Hey Fatass Dad! Did you ever think now might be a good time to lay off the peanut butter sandwiches between meals?

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Monday March 13, 2006 -- 9:35:13 am
I would love to see an SNL skit doing just that, tire iron to the knees on Dad and pitching the girl through the window. It would be awesome.

FROM: Leslie
DATE: Wednesday March 15, 2006 -- 5:58:03 pm
The real question is...Why are they making sandwiches on the COUCH! Gah, I would unleash hell on my husband and child if I caught them doing THAT!

DATE: Saturday March 25, 2006 -- 2:19:07 pm
May I digress for a momemet? With all the families on TV commercials to hate, I'm surprised this one escaped the PINGs notice (unless I missed it):

That redheaded kid, who must be stoopid (that was intentional), is walking though the kitchen shaking the 2 liter of carbonated orange pop, which subsequently explodes all over his mother. He gets a look on his face like he crapped his pants as his mother dripping from head to toe in liquid sugar yells 'Billy!". Then, unexpectedly, because only a mindless L.A.-advertising exec could think this one up, the mom says "This works much better" then sprays the kid with the faucet hose. This begins an impetuous 'super-fun' water and additional sticky-pop fight in the kitchen followed by scenes of, get a load of this garbage- MOM's HANDS CLEANING UP THE MESS using whatever paper towels they are advertising. Lady, something tells me you'll be doing Billy's laundry and cleaning his room when he's 30 years old and still living at home. I want to see little Billy's small, delicate child-hands scrubbing dried on orange-pop residue off the cabinets, the light fixtures, the floor, the counter, the chairs...basically EVERYTHING, because if that went down in my house growing up, I'll be on my little boney knees cleaning up the mess while mom de-loused the high fructose corn syrup stuck in her hair. Geez. I wonder how may kids saw that commercial and in their little, not fully developed minds, thought that they would do the same thing to their mothers while she's trying to cook yet another thankless dinner? I'm so glad that commercial is still not in rotation...I just get so angry thinking about it.

So, who you rather see covered in peanut butter fire-eating ants? Braids or Billy?

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