How to seem shallow and sleazy in less than 30 seconds

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2008/01/12 10:01 -05:00, original URI:

So if you watch television you have probably seen it -- it is one if those commercials.

You can watch it here or here:

Now the script for this commercial is quite inspiring:

Well I married my dreamgirl
I married my dreamgirl
But she didn’t tell me her credit was bad
So now instead of living in a pleasant suburb
We’re living in the basement at her mom and dad’s
No we can’t get a loan for a respectable home
Just because my girl defaulted on some old credit card
If we had gone to free credit report dot com
I’d be a happy bachelor with a dog and a yard

And people think that I am cynical about love?

This guy is sorry he didn't run a credit check on his "dreamgirl" because it kept him away from dumping her, since she is now blocking his happy bachelorhood with his yard and his dog.

I really hope people aren't quite this lame in the real world....


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# Leo Davidson on 12 Jan 2008 11:13 AM:

This is an annoying trend in advertising which happens over here in the UK as well.

Advertisers often portray their products as so great that the people in their advertisements will harm/neglect their friends and loved ones in favour of obtaining or using whatever is being sold.

# T on 13 Jan 2008 2:49 PM:


... you know that we don't limit your cynicism to Love ...

but it's part of your charm ... and we love you (anyway) ;~}

# Michael S. Kaplan on 13 Jan 2008 5:24 PM:

Boy that must be a small club (too small to get jackets for, at least).

Now of course I could fantasize about that 'T' standing for Téa Leoni and that she is a [secret] regular reader of this Blog, but of course I know it a much more conventional 'T'. :-)

# Chris Szurgot on 14 Jan 2008 3:51 PM:

I think most of their ads are cute, but yeah, that's pretty shallow. Makes me think of those Geico commercials where the person says they've got good news (usually to someone in trouble) "I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance"

Now that I think about it, that would be illegal (looking up someone else's credit...)

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