Friday, December 2, 2016
The Dramatic Twist at the end of this Commercial.....
....is when you realize that it's for dog food. And that it's not an SNL skit or some other form of brilliant snark.
Nope. The big buildup- the woman either being thrown out of the house or breaking up with her significant other or whatever that is, her quest for a hotel which takes pets (which fails on the first night, requiring her to sleep in the car,) her driving for what seems to be hundreds of miles, her finally finding a pet-friendly hotel after having a bitter, fruitless conversation with (presumably) her significant other which ends with her dropping the phone (and she's using a payphone, which I guess is supposed to be even more dramatic, besides marking her as the only adult in the United States under the age of forty who doesn't have a cell phone).....concludes with her opening a can of Cesar dog food and feeding it to her bestest friend. Two minutes of this. Two minutes of my life I'll never get back because I was curious enough to see how this ended up, at the end of which I was half-convinced it was going to be a pitch for the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints because it sure looked like that. But it's a dog food ad. A dog food ad which is really, really ripe for parody for anyone who wants to take a crack at it. Won't be me, but someone just has to.
And by the way, "Road Trip?" Really? This woman acts as if she is fleeing an abusive relationship and except for her dog, her whole life is going to hell in a handbasket. That's what Cesar calls a "road trip?"