Thursday, October 30, 2008

Why are they showing commercials for Green Bags on Nickelodeon?

How do I know that they running commercials for Green Bags on Nickelodeon? Well, besides watching the occasional episode of iCarly (what?), THIS was the conversation between my 7-year old son and his 7-year old friend when I tried to serve them carrots that were a little dehydrated for dinner tonight.

Friend: Um, no thanks.

Son: Yeah, mom, you should have gotten Green Bags. They keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to 30 days.

Friend: Yeah!

Son: Over 40 million Green Bags have already been sold.

Friend: Oh, more than that.

Why are they running commercials for a product that will keep fruits and vegetables fresh on a channel that targets consumers who wouldn't TOUCH a fruit or vegetable unless it was drenched in chocolate or ranch dressing? Oh, and consumers that don't HAVE ANY MONEY?!

Oh, and while I'm on commercials, what's with the One-A-Day Teen spot where the boy gets stuff in his vitamins for his muscles and the girl gets stuff in her vitamins for her skin? Seriously? Is that where we are in 2008? I keep waiting to see her sucker punch him right in the masculine symbol and say "I've been taking yours! Loser!"

1 comment:

Only the Half of It said...

Maybe the commercials for moms who will overhear them. At least it's something healthy and not something like Kix!