Saturday, December 12, 2009

A jaw dropping CBS ad. Not a joke. They really aired this

CBS Cares. This aired on How I Met Your Mother.


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27 comments:

mcp said...

First CBS messes with Frosty and now this. I hate to think what they will do with Kwanzaa.

Alice said...

Ooooookeeeeeeyyyyy

whereimbloggingfrom said...

I'm not sure any woman would take that well.

Tom Quigley said...

What's next for them? A PSA for Passover Prostate screening? ("Why is this exam different from all other exams?")...

DougJ said...

And around Passover men will hear about getting their matzo balls checked. So hilarious.

Michael Hagerty said...

Alright...can we now agree that "they" don't run showbiz and that "they" aren't all on the same page?

Thank you.

olucy said...

I can't believe this ran on CBS.

We all know it belongs on Fox.

Dani, Danisidhe said...

Okay, I know Hannukah gifts are not THAT bad! Seriously: SCHEDULE a medical procedure? They'd have to pay for it at least, surely? Then again, with the American medical system, that might be a valuable gift!

Ernest said...

Just a schmear ... I saw a Christmas version of that ad -- can't remember who the celebrity was -- sometime last week too.

emily said...

Just don't touch my dreidel...

Dave Williams said...

I'll never eat another bagel.

misty said...

I'm sorry, but a pap smear doesn't light up anything for me, much less a menorah...

Anonymous said...

OMG...am I the only one who finds this promotion of a stereotype offensive?!?!?!?

Alex said...

Have you seen the other one in the series where Jack Black is getting a mammogram? Hulu keeps showing me these during commercial breaks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U_JsaCCxwk

Alan Coil said...

"Give your wife the present she will never forgive you for...let me perform her next gynecological exam."

CBS Will Be Hearing From Me said...

What, no Bagel-N-Loxx to go with my schmear? Cheap Jew! Oh. And FYI:Following the schmear is the lubed latex-gloved finger schmear in your rear...whilst you shall be schmeared not once, but twice, as one never knows when a polyp will present in your loved ones colon.
Hey spokeman? Since CBS is ALL about the art of full disclosure, are you circumsized?

Mel said...

Oh my gosh! We saw this "live"! We seriously had to rewind and watch it multiple times because I refused to believe it was for real. We kept waiting for a punch line. And it never came.

maven said...

I'm in shock if this is serious! Shocked and offended.

Baylink said...

At least they picked a spokesman who's actually Jewish. ;-)

I am not, so I'm not entitled to an opinion on this, but I'll ask my staff Jews and see if it squicks them.

I suspect some people simply don't have -- or don't want to admit to, in public -- a sense of humor.

Marc said...

Yea! We saw this and had to watch it again to make sure we were actually seeing what we thought we saw.

VP81955 said...

CBS Cares - Pap Smear/Hanukkah

The very idea sounds like a lame "Saturday Night Live" skit (a phrase that in recent years has become redundant).

Imagine if CBS had suggested this PSA while Fran Drescher was still on air for the network. (That's a reference to her being Jewish, not to her health.)

wv: "tritacq" -- someone looking over notes, trying to figure out what was abbreviated...did Tristan acquire something, or was it an order for three tacquitos?

Melanie said...

They also have one for Christmas. They are memorable and that is hard to do with health ads. Wonder if the Gyno will be parked in the driveway on Christmas Day in a red bow wrapped Lexis???

Anonymous said...

It's like bad taste is okay if the cause is good. Gee, I wonder if Howard Stern could convince the FCC to let him come back to terrestrial radio if he promises to donate fifteen percent of what he could be fined to the charity of their choice?

Anonymous said...

youtube link? this player doesn't work

Ref said...

I can hear the ER doctors now. "Gee, I've never seen a MENORAH shoved up there!"

DAMSAG: What we all have to deal with in our 50's.

Charles H. Bryan said...

And they showed it again the evening of the 14th.

Cringe cringe cringe. Ick.

Blaiser said...

With all due respect to Johnny Mac, You Cannot Be Serious.