August 4, 2012
In at least three of them, the televisions are placed in truly stupid places. The palm has to go to the TV in the ad with the ever-increasing party (who invites people to someone else’s party, anyway? Isn’t that rude?), which winds up with a crowd dancing around and the set right next to a pool, where it could be easily knocked in.
ISTM the same problem exists with the ad with the girl attempting to blow up a water toy (“We didn’t have that….nosirreebob!” ”Who’s Bob?”), though perhaps not quite as close.
Then there’s the ad with the TV in the garage, right under the basketball net. What lunatic places a TV right where a basketball is likely to hit it?
Mind, I enjoy the one with the boy and his grandfather. Putting it out on the porch is utterly reasonable – and what I plan to do with mine once fall arrives! – and the interaction between the two is charming (“Granddad, kids today have it so good.” ”I’m tryin’ to tell you…”)