Wednesday, January 24, 2018
More Sexist Garbage from McDonald's.
Look everybody, it's Episode 17,897 in televison advertising's longest-running show, "Stupid, Helpless Dad Doesn't Know What To Do With Children Because After All that's Wimmin's Work." Hil-ARIOUS!!
See, Doofus Dad inexplicably finds himself actually taking care of a group of children, presumably including several who share his DNA, because Mommy inexplicably is away for the evening. Why on Earth is Mommy away? And on a Sleepover night? Wait, did I just answer my own question?
Anyway, Dad sure as hell isn't going to maybe kill himself and everyone in that house by attempting to prepare a meal. It's easy to imagine that somewhere between taking out the bowls and opening the box of Cheerios he'd set fire to the kitchen. Stupid Dad!
Instead, Dad goes off to McDonald's to blow $20 or so on Happy Meals (totally worth it) and feels the need to let the cashier know he has no idea how he's going to survive the night attempting to be a parent, which is being "totally over his head" because after all, he's a guy and what do guys know about taking care of kids?
He carries the food back to the kids and gets Mommy on the phone to clarify- oh, he's expected to take care of these kids all night? He didn't know that. He and Mommy don't do a lot of talking. Or, Mommy is sick of Daddy suddenly absenting himself every time there's a sleepover. Chalk up another win for Mommy!
I'm sure everyone finds this hokey, insulting nonsense totally funny and charming. Nothing like reinforcing retrograde ideas about gender roles, right McDonald's? Meanwhile, I'm sure the other parents have no idea that Dad was left in charge of these doomed kids. Frankly I wonder if they'll survive the trip back to the car.