While we’re on commercials, I have a very brief post. For the longest time the following AT&T commercial bugged me for reasons I couldn’t quite pinpoint. I found it somewhat amusing, but that unnameable thing niggled at the back of my mind.
Then came another commercial featuring (I think) the same family. Similar scenario:
And seeing that made me realize what bugged me about the first commercial. Setting aside the fact this is a white, traditional nuclear family being represented, what bothers me about this is how the mother is right … and is basically scoffed at for being logical. First by her son in commercial, and then by her husband and sons in the follow-up ad.
It makes me wonder what AT&T is trying to sell. Obviously, rollover minutes are good, so why is it the person endorsing them is made fun of in their very own commercial? Try as I might, I cannot see anyone producing a commercial in which three women laugh at a man for being practical and logical.
ETA: I fail at embedding vids.
ETA from JK: I got it.