Last week, I highlighted the Celebrity Naughty Stool, the only stool available for purchase on the Internet that not only disciplines your children, but also terrifies them with the prospect of turning out like Nick Nolte. Well, this week appears to be no different. Here I was, all set to write about something not-craft-related and meaningful like how much my 1-year-old son loves Adventure Time or how much Call of Duty: Black Ops II is causing me to forget that I have a son, when I stumble upon THIS – The Baby Mop.
This INGENIOUS onesie, offered by BetterThanPants.com, partly inspired by a similar Japanese product (OH, JAPAN!) is also the physical embodiment of a spoof commercial that appeared on Saturday Night Live. Why here it is now!
OH! So when they do it, its funny, but when I do it the cops get called…
So, after I bought 6 of these so I could finally put my freeloading infant to work, it got me thinking about commercials on SNL. The commercial parody on SNL has pretty much always been a reliable old standard. Even in the years (sometimes decades) where the show was more miss than hit, the commercial parodies could usually be depended upon for at least a chuckle or two. So, in honor of the Baby Mop, I now present to you my top 5 SNL commercial parodies that should become actual products for kids!
Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Action Figures
I’m only giving this an honorable mention because I couldn’t actually find video of this commercial online. Finally your kids will have the opportunity to shout out, “YOU’VE GOT AIDS! YOU’RE FIRED!” and have it be in a proper context.
5) – Happy Fun Ball
To be fair, Happy Fun Ball still has less disclaimers than a deck of Pokemon cards.
4) – Litter Critters
I’d sell this along with the Baby Mop.
3) – Chess for Girls
2) – Nerf Crotch Bat
Let’s not even kid ourselves, anything Nerf is already designed to attack your friends’ genitals.
1) – Big Red
There are no words for how baldy I would have (still) wanted this.
What do you think? Are there any other classic SNL commercials you wished were actual products? Would you use your baby to get the impossible dust behind the china hutch? Let us know in the comments below!