Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Another "Dads should be neither seen nor heard" commercial provided by Family-Friendly KFC
Dad the chinless, clueless wonder notices a flock of younger people (appropriately gender-and-ethnicity mixed for television, of course) squatting on his porch eating KFC and makes an hi-LARIOUS attempt to actually communicate with them in a language they might understand.
Naturally, he fails miserably and makes himself look like an even bigger fool than the smirking young people already thought he was. He fails primarily because he tries to use a few "cool" words he thought he heard people their age use while scrolling channels, but of course he can't because he's another really stupid Dad. So they just ignore him, snigger among themselves and just wish he would just go away and stop being stupid Dad right in front of them.
Dad DOES go away, because he thinks that Kids These Days are eating the bones of their Original Recipe ("old school") chicken and that Carol needs to get out of the shower and hear about this Right Now. This just makes the kids happier in their silent contempt for Dad, the Walking Punchline who never, ever fails to deliver. Yay Dad, you used to shame me in front of my friends with your cluelessness, now they accept that you are an old moron and are funny in so many ways, thank you for your brief attempts to be a part of my life which always end in hysterical failure!
And by the way, it's not at all surprising that the kids who decided to go to KFC and then hang out on Dad's porch didn't even consider bringing Dad or Carol any chicken- why would they do that? They'd probably insist on sitting out there on the porch boring them with their lame attempts to belong, and that's funny for a while but it does get old. The best thing about Parents on TV is that they generally understand that their role is to just provide things like phones and tablets and tvs and places to sit, say something really dumb but often reasonably snarkworthy now and then, and exit the stage. Dad can come back when it's time to clean up after the kids, and he'll be called when the next cable upgrade is required, but until then- just fuck off, ok, Dad?