Alltel commerical a blatant copy of old Chris Farley SNL sketch

I wish I had found an online clip of the actual Alltel commercial I’m speaking of. It’s the recent one where the chubby guy with curly hair portraying Verizon (his name is actually Michael Busch) goes on about why people aren’t buying cell service from him.  He uses air quotes as he comes up with a lot of exaggerated examples, including one something like, “So my mother didn’t love me.”

It’s a rip-off of this classic Chris Farley sketch!

Now sure – most comedy builds off previous works. But this is just copying – it’s not anything new. Even worse, I think, is that it’s not even funny.

3 thoughts on “Alltel commerical a blatant copy of old Chris Farley SNL sketch

  1. I thought the exact same thing the first time I saw the commercial. Repeat viewings pissed me off so much I thought I would complain somewhere online, but I see you beat me to it!

  2. i totally agree, the stupid fat dude in the commercial comes nowhere near the great chris farley. its disgusting, im sure chris is offended.

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