Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thanks Jack

Scene: Evening in a typical suburban living room. Mother is enjoying a glass of wine, watching Extreme Home Makeover with the kids (box of Kleenex poised at the ready on a nearby endtable) while Father is on shift at the firestation.

Kids and dog lay strewn about the floor, cozy in front of a glowing fireplace as the evening wears on and everyone enjoys doing nothing after a very busy weekend.

The programming breaks for commercials.

A Jack in the Box ad comes on the TV. Jack is visiting his aging mother one morning in her kitchen as she clips coupons. He tells her he didn't know she still clipped coupons and they exchange pleasantries over hot cups of coffee. It's a typical scene until the father pokes his head through the doorway and tells his wife she better call the doctor, "It's been more than 4 hours." He says hello to his son and closes the door at which time Jack announces that he'd better leave.

Child #1: Snicker, snicker, snicker.

Mother: Shoots child serious glance with raised eyebrows - a warning that he had better not even go there.

Child #2: What's so funny?

Mother: Evil stink eye in child #1's direction saying, "You better not," with her eyeballs.

Child #2: Whaaaaaat? I don't get it!

Child #1: (In his best and admittedly really good male radio commercial voice) If you experience an erection for more than 4 hours...

Child #2: Laughing his head off.

Mother: Good lord.

Child #3: Still laying under the coffee table completely oblivious to child #1 and child #2's conversation, which is a good thing.

A very good thing. Mother didn't feel like explaining erections to a 6 year old girl.

Mother's Note to Self: Why do these things always happen when father is at work?


Anonymous said...

It's gettin' a little ridiculous isn't it??? I prefer to watch recorded episodes of things with the kids...even (or especially) football these days so we can zip right past the commercials. And we don't watch our favorite sitcoms until after the kids go to bed...

monstergirlee said...

So funny! I love that he used a silly voice too.

Hubs and I usually mute the sound when it goes to commercials so there are commercials that I've been watching for weeks but have never heard the audio, this one came on and I said I wondered about the old guy popping his head in so we listened to it. Pretty riske' for JiTB don't you think? hee-hee loved you story.

KL Crab said...

i did not catch what this commercial really meant until the second time and then I laughed out loud. Then I had to explain it twice to my husband.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear.

JITB does this? Is he a Bonus Jack?


Miller Family said...

That reminds me of the time our nephew, who was 4 at the time, saw a commercial with a beautiful flowing creek and waterfall and the thought the stuff was to make the water clean. Too funny! We hardly have the tv on as well and when we do, we DVR or mute commercials. Sad that you have to see that stuff everywhere!!

carsick said...

OH MY WORD!!!! I can't stop laughing!

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

When Viagra first came out, my kids were teenagers. One night, their dinner conversation was about "what would you wear to go to the ER if you had THAT problem".

They decided if it was raining, you could wear a BIG poncho!

April said...

Glad to see this scene has happened in other homes too!

You know us F-wives, we get our wittiness {& stink eye expertise} from the moments when they're on shift!

Of course, the second time we saw the commercial ~ ALL the boys were here {including the adult older brother} and you know they were all snickering!!

Hang in there girl!

jetcity said...

Maybe it was a good thing your husband wasn't home, I know mine would not have helped the situation! I love how you retell the story, I am snickering because of it!