By Rob Beschizza at 10:10 am Thu, Apr 22, 2010
Needs voiceover: “Has this ever happened to you?”
SNL had a great commercial where the “wrong way” is taken to the most ridiculous extreme:
This only confirms my suspicion that middle class suburban life is pure comical misery.
These folks are a bit clumsy. I better remember to not invite them over when I’m painting.
Hilarious. Even more so with the BennyHillification.
THIS is what BoingBoing needs more of.
@ :56 … if she wasn’t wearing a bra then there wouldn’t be a problem.
And anyone who owns a purse dog shouldn’t be driving a high-load Canyonaro.
There’s got to be a better way!
this raises some important questions:
1) why is it funner bennyhillified?
2) what is the gadget that keeps your boobs from popping out?
Awesome! I have a special love for these poor people who are unable to live a normal life cracking eggs and stepping over hoses like the rest of us. Thank goodness late night TV infomercials are there to come to their aid :)
Fun game: how many distinct actors/actresses are there? Alternatively: Which actor/actress appears in the most of them?
I’m fascinated by the idea of there being an entire underground world of actors and actresses who appear over and over again as extras in video or still ads.
It’s a wonder us humans have made it into the 21st century!
The Bennyhillified version is fantastic. Thank you!
Now I want to see what the product solutions are!
The only one missing is the lady to tried to fix her HANGING curtains with a full size sewing machine!
I’ve always been a fan of the “has this ever happened to YOU” type stuff. These are people you’d never want to invite to a party.
Someone should’ve warned me that I’d be listening to a Beatles travesty.
I’m thinking that those are the same people that left the restroom such a mess at the truck stop.
Oh, the neurotic distress of suburban life…
Even funnier is to try to imagine what outlandish gizmo they suggest for every one of these situations (it’s quite difficult actually!):
“Wondering how to keep pesky hamburger patties from slipping out of their bun?? You need the new and improved Super-Burger-Mighty-Gripper(tm)!!…”
Funny, but I think they missed a chance to make it even better: the video should have ended with clips of everyone smiling and using the gadgets that solved all their problems.
And here’s what happens after these actors leave the set…
Notice how it’s all the same people who have trouble with everything. Man their houses must be full of as-seen-on-tv junk.
Awesome. I’m going to meditate on this video EVERY DAY.
Good as is. Outstanding after Hillification.
Thank-you Red Leatherman. Thank-you. I needed that.
The trade name for these type of parts is “Fumblefingers” as in, “I just booked a Fumblefingers audition for that new paint roller thing.”
At least, it should be.
I see you’ve already foisted the household opinion on this subject.
I’m still of the belief that somewhere there is an specific specialty agent who represents a small pool of incredibly uncoordinated and incompetent actors who they source for these films. I’d love to see the outtakes where they director is yelling at the actor for appearing “too competent” and “not moronic enough”.
Pure ridiculousness, with one exception: who is giving all these tiny children huge gallon jugs of milk?
Everything Is Terrible! has a better collection called “Infomercial Hell”…
Great video, soon to be taken down due to a music copyright claim, no doubt. Sigh.
It should be called “A Tribute to Gross Incompetence (While Playing the Game of Life)”.
As someone who is competent in nearly all things householdal, I find these depictions insulting – until you compile them all into a single, hilarious (thanks to Hillification) montage.
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