Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Never mind a V8- I'm sure this guy coulda found a much better person to spend his life with
It's not just that this woman keeps hitting her husband (the caption says "Husband and Wife," though I must say this looks a lot more like Abusive Controlling Girlfriend and Boyfriend With Severe Self-Esteem Issues than Husband and Wife,) on the head whenever he eats something other than vegetables. It's really more the very satisfied look on her face while she does it.
This woman isn't disgusted at her guy's dietary choices (he seems to be living his life according to the Atkin's playbook- I don't recommend it, but jeesh, it IS his life, isn't it?) She seems to look forward to being there when they are exhibited, so she can engage in her favorite hobby- whacking him on the head to cartoon sound effects.
And the guy doesn't seem to mind either- "I don't care how many times you do that, I don't like V8 juice." (Sidebar here: Is drinking V8 juice really what this woman wants the guy to do? She doesn't care if he gets absolutely no soluble fiber in his diet, as long as he consumes some vitamins now and then? Considering that she's eating all these greens, you'd think she'd recognize that V8 juice is just an adult version of Pediasure- something that spoiled idiots guzzle down because ewwww actual veggies are so yucky and gross and Not-Meat.) He also seems to be saying "I don't care how many times you do that, I'm not going to walk away or even suggest that if you do it one more time, thinking it's cute, funny or in any way appropriate, this marriage is over." He's perfectly willing to be disciplined by MommyWife if it means he can keep stuffing his colon with yummy dead animals swimming in their own grease. Personally, I don't think she's anywhere near cute enough to tolerate, but to each his own....
Oh, and I'd like to echo what a few YouTube posters have mentioned in the comments section (this rarely happens.) Can you imagine if these two people switched places, and the ad featured a man repeatedly hitting a woman because he doesn't approve of her eating habits? Me Neither. But guys being slapped around by women is still seen as somehow innocent, harmless fun in TV Land. Go figure.