Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Happy Holidays from Virgin

Well, Virgin is at it again! Actually -- I'm not sure if they were at it before, but being that they are British, they get to do things a little dodgier. Spotted their latest Virgin Mobile commercial last night, and here's the play-by-play.

Okay, so it looks like we have an Old Navy thing going on here. Oh, look -- there are minorities manning the phones. It's a multi-denominational telethon, hence the very old Christmafestivahannukah reference....

Oh, how cute. It's an old cowboy Buddhist guy. CUTE! CUTE!

Oh, my. Hindu Santa guy. Oh, funny Indian accent. I like the way he says "tickle" -- cute. It's like Apu from The Simpsons, kind of.

Oh, no they didn't. Okay, creepy. Oh, this is creepy. That's a really gay elf. Like creepy in a '70s Uncle Pete at the family trip to the zoo creepy. I'm really not identifying with this gay elf. Should I? I mean, my community gets so little representation on TV. Should I identify with the elf more than boring Will on Will & Grace? Oh, Hermie didn't become a dentist, he moved to San Fran and opened a salon! Oh, my soul hurts.

Mommy. Mommy. Hold me.
>> Virgin Chrismahanukwanzakah
And yes, I think the ads are funny and I can take a joke.


Anonymous said...

These ads are absolutely hilarious. It's funny that they are prophetizing all-inclusiveness by being offensive to everyone. In the end, they are the most realistic holiday ads out there. Afterall, we are all just monkeys. OK, maybe just a smidgen.

Fish Drink Water said...

I must agree with you. One of those things you laugh at and then say to yourself, "Should I have just laughed?"