But here's something else. I've been watching a lot of TV during the day, enough so that I am starting to know by heart when the Bernie Mac reruns are on, and when is a good time during the day for a nap, and I've been re-watching shows I've seen a hundred times; Friends, Sex and the City, and Gilmore Girls. Gilmore Girls is on the Disney channel, twice a day, and yesterday I saw a commercial on there that I couldn't believe.
Two bears, red bears, presumably a daddy bear and son bear, are playing football. The son bear is the guy who sticks his butt in the air to hike the ball to the guy standing behind him (my husband tells me this is called the Center.) He bends over, and there are little white flakes all over his bright red bear butt. Turns out, these are the Charmin bears, like the toilet paper, and this commercial is to advise people that if you buy Charmin toilet paper rather than another brand, you will have fewer pieces of toilet paper stick to your butt after you wipe. They then show a scientific looking experiment involving two brands of toilet paper wiping up some moisture side by side, and, wouldn't you know, the other brand leaves a bunch of toilet paper dingleberries behind. Is this really a problem for anyone? I have never had this kind of complaint about toilet paper. I've had other complaints, like its too scratchy, or too thin, but never about toilet paper disintegrating on contact. At the end of the commercial, after the son bear has wiped his big red butt with the right toilet paper, he sticks his butt in the air for the football game, and no longer has little flecks of TP on his tush.
What the hell is this? Seriously? And they're cartoon bears on the Disney channel!