That stupid commercial with the weak father and the obnoxious kids is back. (you’re probably wondering just which of the stupid commercials with the weak father and the obnoxious kids I’m talking about).
It’s a minivan commercial and Dad built his boys a treehouse, He’s sweaty and tired and is excited to tell them about all the features he included to make their life fun. (how many of our dads actually built us treehouses?)
The children ask if there are leather seats and a DVD player in the treehouse and since the dad didn’t offer his two spoiled brat children these luxuries they decide to continue playing in his auto.
I want the commercial to continue to a better resolution. I want Dad to try to start his car and find that his battery is dead since the littlt demons had to have the DVD player on all day. I want him to call the boys little unappreciative monsters and send them to their rooms. I want him to lock his car doors and forbid them from ever getting in his car.
I don’t understand why the average guy isn’t up in arms based on his portrayal in television commercials. In most commercials either the children or mom have to save the day since dad is just too _________ (naive, gullible, stupid, lazy, ignorant, rash, silly, inept or goofy) to handle the situation. Example: Most of the Sonic burger commercials – the wife knows all – the husband is just stupid.
When did the male of our species become this sad sack? Why do we allow this? Our impressionable children are learning that all men are just plain dumb. We have enough goofy guys in real life (eg: GWB) and we don’t need commercial breaks adding to the poor impression of men.