Friday, June 05, 2009

The "Extended" Life of a Commercial

We all decided to watch some movies last night. We started with "Legally Blonde" (I & II) and then we saw that "The Color Purple" was next. We decided to watch that too. It had been a while since I had seen any of these movies. Yeah, let's all kick back, relax and watch them.

Suddenly during "Blonde" we started getting annoyed at all the Quiznos commercials for their "torpedo" sandwich or whatever that thing is. We started making comments. But when it came to the other overly played commercial, we all started to loose control. Over and over we say a commercial for "male enhancement". Enough all ready. Traci got so annoyed that she muted that commercial and started playing one of the "Joe Boxer" commercials on her laptop. Then we started wondering how many times this thing would be repeated. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) we did not think to count how many times the "enhancing" commercial was on during the first two movies. So then we decided that since "The Color Purple" was a 3 1/2 hour movie we would count them. 15 times that commercial for male enhancement was on during the movie. Talk about extended coverage!

This soon became a running joke. Then we began to wonder how much this company paid for the airtime? Did the extended play get more sales? Do people really buy that stuff? Does it really work?

Then I was told that my son Pat actually ordered a "free sample" of them. Ok, TMI. Of course he did this as a joke. Uh, ok. His big reason was so he could throw them away along some highway near where he lives. Isn't that littering?


cube said...

Those commercials are one of the worst things ever shown on TV. I don't care which ones they are, they are all awful. Thank God for the mute button!!!!!

Anonymous said...

why the hell would i order that?? not to mention you posting that i did???