I've always been a pretty emotional person. I cry over the news and Hallmark cards. I can remember the first commercial that made me cry. It was an AT&T commercial set to Elton John's Rocket Man. A husband on a business trip makes a date (via fax sent from a plane) to talk to his wife. It killed me. I was a mess whenever that commercial came on.
Well, now I have a new commercial that makes me an emotional wreck. I don't even think it airs on TV. The company airs teaser ads on TV and you have to go to youtube to see the full commercial. Want to see it? Well, let's start at the very beginning.
Now, the first time I watched that, I was in tears. After seeing it a few more times, I have some comments.
-That is the most cheesy commercial I've ever seen and I love it.
-I'm pretty sure the dad is the guy from Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
-I don't understand why the sister's boyfriend wears a polartech vest through Thanksgiving dinner.
-The children don't seem to be allowed in the dining room for dinner.
-The cat doesn't really seem to like any of them all that much.
-Is the guy an architect? What man draws out plans for a cat condo that precisely?
-Did he feed that cat out of Baccarat?
Now, there's a whole series of online-only videos that show the couple registering and planning a honeymoon (with product placements). The final video came out last week.
It's so damn cheesy, but I still tear up over it. I hate product placements, the bridal party full of models, and the fact that the cat sleeps on a cushion made out of Imperial Trellis. But I love this dumb commercial. Even Bruce Boxleitner (I had to look up his name) is kind of charming.
What do you think? Have I totally lost it?