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.