If you’re about my age you probably remember the SNL commercial parody about ‘Bad Idea Jeans’ (not to be confused with their follow-up ‘Mom Jeans‘ – perfect for Mother’s Day). Recently, Verizon has released an ad that blatantly rips off the SNL skit, perhaps to be cool. For me, it was just annoying. Though I like some of their suggested bad ideas – tooth whitening with household bleach, for example – but most of it is just bad. It’s nowhere near the original, and it comes off a bit sad. Real life imitates art.
interestingly when I click on the Bad Idea Jeans video it is presented by AT&T. fo real.
The Original Bad Idea Jeans comercial from SNL http://www.hulu.com/embed/MmOePtaaBvnGXtXvyLxsnw
The recent copy cat ad from Verizon