On this episode of “If I were the director…”

by statia on January 27, 2011

When the hubs and  I are watching TV and a commercial comes on, often, the commercials are so god damned ridiculous, that he often has a retort, and it usually starts with “If I were the director…”  At which point, I roll my eyes and brace myself for the lameness that usually comes out of his mouth.  Because it usually has a porn spin on it, and really?  Porn?  It gets old, I’m telling you.

And as an aside, seriously?  Is it just me, or is marketing these days just total shit.  I’ve convinced myself, that if I were ever to return to college, I’d pick marketing, because I’m guessing it’s an easy A with all of the bad commercials that are out there.   It would be a toss up between that and meteorologist, because that’s a profession where you can be wrong, and still keep your job. I’m not saying that because they totally incorrectly forecasted the “mostly rain” that’s now gracing the area in the form of a foot of snow.   I’m not even the slightest bit pissed off about it.

Moving on.

So the other night, we were sitting in bed, watching whatever, and this Manwich commercial comes on:

The hubs looks at me, just after the corn said “Hey, you’re supposed to be a vegetable!” and says, “If I were the director, she would have said, “Yeah, but I haven’t fallen down the stairs yet.” And I have to admit, I lost it, because politically correct or no, it was a pretty funny quip. I couldn’t even roll my eyes at that one.


Faith January 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm


As an aside: have school presentations about health and stuff gotten so advanced that costumes look like the ones in that commercial now? If so, just add another notch to the “how I was gyped when I was that age” category. We had paper mache and cardboard boxes, yo. No fair.

river January 30, 2011 at 4:25 am

Oh, that WAS funny!
There are some cringeworthy commercials out there for sure.

jenG February 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oh, I would SO want to do meteorology. The Capital Weather Gang down here has completely redeemed forecasting in my view by being wicked transparent and, usually, pretty on target. Plus, I’m a giant weather nerd.

As for commercials, I avoided the Super Bowl (invisible clause in my divorce decree: I never *have* to watch football again), but I heard a handful of friends say, “Based on that, I’m boycotting X brand!!!” I’m pretty sure you’re on to something. ;)

Selena February 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

The only thing I hate more than the crap commercials is the crap commercials for kids. They sell shit (Pillow Pets and Zoo Pals come to mind) by making horrible commercials with annoying songs so that the parents buy the item for their kids just to shut them up.

And I believe that meteorologists have suddenly gotten the memo that the news has to fill people with fear so they have started blowing everything out of proportion. I cannot WAIT until we get the “Glenn Beck” of Meteorology and he cries every time there is a thunderstorm.

Old School/New School Mom February 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

HAHA! That’s great!

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