I just found my new Saturday morning activity. (By ‘morning’ I mean from the time I begin mixing my hangover cocktail of coffee and Excedrin, until about 2:30pm.) My new activity is Watching Bad Local Commercials on Youtube. Bad local commercials usually have one or all of the following qualities:
- Dead eyes
- Visually unappealing film quality
- Echoing words (ex. “No Money Down -Down -Down -Down”)
- Awkward physical movements (ex. the wavering point of a finger)
- Use of 1980s special effects (ex. The Mirror Effect)
These ones had me laughing.
“They-fuh-leh tellmeboutoneeyehundedtoosellhomes” Oh, and WHY ARE WE STANDING IN FRONT OF THESE BATHING SUITS??
It’s more fun if you replace the word “model” with “bitch”:
At 0:52 she’s laughing at the silly ghost that just flew by.
These guys on Youtube share my fixation with all things local-commercial, plus they’re hilarious. I messaged them telling them that I would Internet-stalk them until I met them this summer (they live in North Carolina, which is where I’ll be for my internship).
I think it’s genius that they love local commercials enough to make bad local commercials for real businesses. Because that’s what it’s all about. Paying it forward. Coming full circle. Keeping the faith. Clicheing the phrase.