Friday, April 01, 2011

The Pickle Thingie

It is with a modicum of certainty that I say everyone has a commercial that makes their skin crawl. Right now mine is a Big Mac radio spot that is literally called the Pickle Thief.

Every time I hear the guy start his little tirade about her being a pickle thief and maybe he should rethink their whole relationship I begin screaming, “Run girlfriend, run.” I know you’re thinking, “Cele, change the channel.” But you have to remember I’m a DJ I can’t change the channel, I can’t turn off the radio, and worse, I can’t open the Mic and scream, “Run, girlfriend, run” (in all truth that is what I am dying to do – but, like my job. A lot.)

I write commercials, I know that comedy sells, but who at their ad agency thought, “Oh, let’s do a commercial where a young man berates his date for STEALING the “Big Mac” altering pickle,” who? Not only did they think this would sell burgers, but they then sold the concept to someone who said, “Great, run with it.” (Well okay that is kind of an assumption, but when I write a commercial, I have to get customer approval before it runs.) Honestly, if they start selling their Angus Bacon Cheeseburgers that way the whole face and make up of my Fast Food Fridays will change.

Having been in an abusive relationship or three, attempting to sell me products with a self important brat heaving around his caveman tactics is friggin stupid. If you’re already married to a person who throws fits you learn how to deal, but if you find out about the abusive tantrums or worse before the I Do's (because really you shouldn't have)… run run run – do not pass go, don’t stop for cash – hie thee to safety. And you certainly don’t buy his hamburgers.



Psamanthe said...

WOW!! 3 days in a row...?

I apparently have never heard your new fav commercial..But then, I never listen to the radio.

I hate hot pickles... but that's beside the point.. They're talking pickles when selling a Big Mac? Ummm the WHOLE point to a Big Mac is THE MAC SAUCE.... DUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHH!

How stupid can they be?

Psamanthe said...

"Two all beef patties, SPECIAL SAUCE, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun..."

See.. pickles were almost at the end.

Jen said...

Aaaaa! There was a series of "Got milk" commercials back in the mid-90s that were so disturbing I had to leave the room if one came on. I won't reiterate any of them because they disturb me to this day. But I totally understand.