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Snuggie Commercial Attempts to Extend Fad by Doing the Macarena!

In late 2008 and 2009, the Snuggie blanket with sleeves was all the rage. The infomercial aired constantly on TV. Comedians cracked Snuggie jokes and parody videos appeared online. Dogs got their own Snuggie and so did kids. Sports teams sponsored Snuggie days at the park. Several knock-off Snuggie products tried to cash in on the trend. There were even Snuggie pub crawls, where young hipsters got smashed while draped in blankets with sleeves.

But by 2010, the Snuggie phenomenon was played out. So how does a 2009 fad restore its former glory? By dancing the Macarena, of course.

This pathetic attempt at reviving a 2009 fad by associating it with an even more decrepit 1996 fad has to be one of the lamest and saddest attempts at relevancy since Vince Offer did an Eminem commercial.

In addition to the Macarena song and dance, the new Snuggie infomercial makes reference to several other fads such as tie-dye and peace symbols (which peaked in 1968) and hula hoops (which peaked in the 1950s). The whole thing reminds me of a middle-aged person who tries to “relate to the youth” by using hip expressions—and just ends up looking more like an old fogey than ever.

As the kids say, FAIL!

Comments

  • 9 Responses to “Snuggie Commercial Attempts to Extend Fad by Doing the Macarena!”

  • It could have been worse. They could have used the Van McCoy song “The Hustle” and replaced the lyrics with “Wear a Snuggie” and “Wear it.”

    Actually, wait, no… this is worse. This is far worse.

    Comment by Jeremy @ We Took The Bait on August 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm

  • LOLOLOLOLOLOL.

    I own a Snuggie, and they’re actually pretty warm.

    You’re hysterical when you ‘review’ these products. The commercials are ridiculous, and I always wonder how you find these things.

    One thing you should do, it the Potty Putter. It’s basically a piece of green carpeting with a hole in it so you can ‘improve your strokes’

    Comment by Lee-Lee o3o on August 11, 2010 at 7:41 am

  • Wait, was that a skull-and-crossbones snuggie? And an “XXL”, college sport looking snuggie?

    It’s a little late to be trying to expand into the untapped male market, isn’t it?

    Comment by Tim on August 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  • In reference to my previous comment, the product is also for the toilet.

    I just finished an infomercial for the AHH Bra. It’s ridiculous The announcer sounds like a drag queen, which made me laugh hystericallly.

    Comment by Lee-Lee o3o on August 11, 2010 at 6:53 pm

  • This acutally makes me kind of sad. There’s a sort of “how the mighty have fallen” vibe to the whole thing.

    Comment by Thomas on August 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm

  • When they start filming them at a McDonald’s at 5:00 in the morning drinking coffee and wearing their high school letterman jackets and reliving the “glory days” of the state championship playoffs, then we’ll REALLY need to be worried about them acting like the elderly trying to desperately cling to their youth.

    Comment by Caleb on August 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

  • Peace signs and tye-dye are the latest fad for teenagers today. So you really don’t know what you are talking about when you say that fad is over??

    Comment by sarah on September 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  • what are the lyrics?!?!?!

    Comment by SnuggieLUV on November 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm

  • *headdesk*

    Comment by Daniel B. on August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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