Thursday, July 19, 2007
The Single Greatest, Unfortunate, Appalling, Mindsticking Commercial of All Times
What's truly amazing is just how accurate this commercial portrays married life in the 1970's. Back then wives would indeed spend their days embarking on desultory walks through their own (or others') backyards like wood nymphs on clonazepam, sporadically checking in on children that may or may not be theirs, while their husbands toiled away in offices straight out of an early-era Bergman film.
Moreso, the commercial provides a clear glimpse of exactly what such office life was like back in the "Me Decade." No Internet. No computers. No coworkers. No lighting. Just you and the gnawing, horrifying fear that your wife may one day be abe to pinch more than an inch.
Curiously, Tab filmed a sequel to this very commercial, consisting of a single self-inflicted gunshot and blood silently seeping from a man's head just after he learned his wife had to go and have a second cookie.
So save that faltering relationship of yours and drink Tab. After all, "keeping your shape in shape has it's rewards."