In this cynical age of ironic humor, there’s never been a better environment for the appreciation of things that are “good-bad.”
Due to the incredible surplus of “good-bad” or otherwise culturally outdated material that’s floating around out there, “trolling” shitty movies ala Beavis and Butt-head and Mystery Science Theater 3000 has become commonplace among peoples of all ages.
This is not a bad thing, though it does beg the question; when does something cross the line from being “good-bad,” to just plain BAD?
While I honestly have no idea where that line may lie, I do know crap when I see it.
In case you hadn’t guessed from the title of this post, as well as from viewing the actual video itself; this ad for the LOCAL exterminator service StopBuggingMeNow.com, is pretty much the definition of crap.
There, now nobody can say I haven’t done my part to plug a (very likely crappy) local business.
Neither goofy enough, nor cheap enough to be funny in any way, this commercial commits the ultimate commercial sin of being just plain dull.
The hideous combination of poor acting, shitty costumes, an even poorer concept, and an embarrassingly lethargic pace makes this commercial one of the worst I can recall in recent memory.
Don’t get me wrong, from a purely technical standpoint we’ve all seen worse than this.
It’s just that when a commercial has no entertainment value whatsoever, no humor, no message, no point; it forces the viewer to come to terms with the fact that they’ve just had 30 seconds of their motherfuckin’ time pulled out from under them.
Many commercials are annoying.
Many are also entertaining.
But it takes a special breed of crappiness for a commercial to be just plain bad.
Fuck you StopBuggingMeNow commercial. Get off my motherfucking TV.