So Verizon has a new commercial. Here it is.
It's funny, it's clever, what an original idea!
BUT OH WAIT. NO IT ISN'T AT ALL. Because SNL did the exact same thing in the early 90s. And they did it WAY BETTER.
Check out the SNL version featuring David Spade, Phil Hartman and Mike Meyers
They couldn't even come up with a new sport! Really? Basketball. Again.
Verizon didn't even try to make the idea their own. They just straight up copied it. So much so, that I thought they were doing it on purpose and they'd offer a little homage at the end. But... nope. They just let everyone believe it was original.
So, I have brought it upon myself to share the news that Verizon is the worst and they can't come up with original ideas so they steal them from sketch comedy shows. From people who aren't professional advertisers, just a bunch of writers making "mock-u-commercials" (copyright, Hannah 2012) to get some laughs.
What I'm trying to say is... Verizon, you're on my list.
Companies that have ruined themselves in my eyes because of terrible marketing