Friday, May 19, 2006

Persuasion

There we were, peacefully watching the season finale of SVU, when we were bombarded yet again with a pharmaceutical commercial.

Pharmaceutical commercials airing during SVU tend to be for one of the following types of medications:

  1. Anti-heartburn (or other digestive ailments);
  2. Sleep aids;
  3. Genital herpes treatments; or
  4. Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra.

I find this all rather amusing. I mean, SVU can be creepy, but it's never upset my stomach, kept me up at night, given me STDs, or prevented me from getting it up. Never mind the fact that I don't have an "it" to get up. Although I can see how post-SVU sex could be a little, um, difficult.

So there was this Viagra commercial about midway through, with this woman seducing her man away from a baseball game.

I guess Viagra makes you less interested in someone else's stick and balls and more interested in your own.

But what would have made this commercial so much better is if it went like this:

MAN
Hey, honey, will you get me a beer?

WOMAN
Get it yourself.

MAN
But it's the bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded! Please?

WOMAN
Okay, whatever.

CUT TO kitchen, where woman is pouring non-alcoholic beer into a glass. She drops a small tablet into the beer and stirs it with a spoon. She walks back to the living room.

WOMAN
Here's your beer, sweetheart.

MAN
[gulping beer] Thanks!

WOMAN
[in a sultry voice] Sure thing.

MAN
[looks down at pants] Baby, this game can wait.


In the actual commercial, the voiceover goes, "They say in life there's room for one great passion... unless you're really clever."

I'm so glad I don't need to deal with erectile dysfunction, much less be clever about it. Outside of blogging, that is.

1 comment:

Chip said...

I remember erectile dysfunction of a different sort in middle school. It annoys me that probably have a narrow window of time in which my reproductive organs work the way I want when I actually need them to.