Thursday, March 11, 2010

WTF

Seriously. Has the whole world gone crazy?

Check out this Barbie commercial I saw this morning:


I just don't know what to say.

Kudos, I guess, for rhyming "number 1 or number 2" with "puppy pee...puppy poo"...

Annnnnd.....do we all remember Barbie's dog "Tanner" from a few years back?












Yeah. "Tanner".

"Tanner" "ate" his "food" (brown Tic Tac-esque pellets), then you pressed his tail and he pooped them out.

All well and good, except that the "poop" doubled as the "food" and well- I just don't think it's a good message to send to the kids.

So I guess my point, Mattel, is:
More with the fashion, less with the crapping.

26 comments:

Melanie said...

Yeah I cringe everytime I see the peeing dog commercial! My kids go nuts and they 'want that'. Um No!

single mommy said...

oh let them have it........what is the BFD? we had that tic tac pooping dog. bit of a choking habit for my now 6 yr old at the time.
p.s. u are so dang funny (i say dang in honor of my 6yr old who says that word frequently) she also calls her dad (my ex husband) trick ass instead of jack ass. pinky swear she didnt get it from me ..........

anyway-- thanks for all the laughs. in the words of my other kid (10 yr old girl) U ROCK ! ;)

single mommy said...

did i say habit---- i mean hazard. i think i was thinking of my bad habit of cursing in front of my kids.......even tho i just pinky swore (---swore!) that i didnt call her dad a jack ass

Melissa ♥ Spoiled Mommy said...

Oh my goodness, I JUST tweeted about this not too long ago...I mean FOR REAL!!! And the fact they play it 500+ times a day, DOESNT HELP!!
They did the same thing with the Baby Alive Oopsie Poopsie doll...that unfortunately, I HAVE!!

Aleta said...

OMG, that was just AWFUL! And I never knew about Tanner. I mean... geezzzz.. What will they do next, have a Barbie that does number 1 and 2 too???

Vanessa Rogers said...

What has the world come to?

♥ Kathy said...

Wait until they decide to teach our girls about periods... It could happen! Can you imagine?! I can and it's scary!!

Henley on the Horn said...

You are too doggone funny. I guess am too now that I had such a good pun!

Nuke Girl said...

Omg, how ridiculous! I had no idea Barbie had fallen so far off her pedestal these days. She's like those washed-up, used-to-be-the-hot-shizz actors and supermodels that are now stuck doing toothpaste and Depends commercials...

April said...

I am afraid to see what they will think of next ... Tampon Barbie, maybe? Eww! Although, if that is next, you heard it from me first - I should definitely get some sort of kudos money from Mattel!
Come check out my very first vlog, but please no laughing! LOL!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

OMG I have never seen that before! SICK!

Lindy said...

I find that picture of the dog pooping very disturbing yet I can't see to look away.

to the Beat of Five Drums said...

What's next? Flight Attendant Barbie ... she passes out barf bags to passengers, and cleans up after the ones who "miss" the bag! woo hoo! Fun kids!

3 Peanuts said...

I am with ya..how can that be FUN?

kate said...

I think that my favorite part of the commercial is where the kid makes the dog do a nice hump-y motion before the dog squirts stuff all over the place. Now, if THAT'S not teaching them some kind of valuable life lesson, then I don't know what will.

Julia said...

The disturbing thing is that these toys most likely went through several rounds of focus groups with consumers. Who are these people saying "Yes! I'd buy that for my kid!"
Scary world.

Former Fat Chick said...

wait! So know kids can pretend the walk and clean up after fake pets, while you the MOM actually have to clean up after the REAL pets the begged for and SWORE up and down they would : walk, feed and clean up their #1 & #2...wow!

AmyLK said...

If only it were that easy to train a pup!

Bar-b said...

I haven't seen it (until now) but it was the last thing to complete Barbie's marketable acts. Incredible. How will they top that? Well, I guess I can think of a few things. oh, and maybe more than a few.

Stephanie Graham said...

wow.

kelliebean said...

Huh.

And to think everyone was all up in arms a few years ago about the "Math is hard" Barbie. We've come a long way. Or not.

Susie Q said...

Oh, Lord, girl - you really do crack me up! Usually I'm trying not to laugh hard when I'm reading - hubby is sleeping or talking to his boss on the phone! Anyways, thanks for the belly laughs!

The Mayor said...

Pee pads, seriously?

If you're going to instruct a kid how to potty train a dog shouldn't they learn to take it outside?

liz said...

You write great tag lines. Mattel should hire you in their marketing department.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Thank god my kids are past Barbies. God help the little children.

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