If you’ve seen these series of Tempur-Pedic commercials on TV, I hope you agree on just how obnoxious they are. The people on here continuously pound us with “Ask me what it’s like…” questions so that they can flaunt the fact that they get amazing sleep due to their ability to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury bed.
Warning: If you are easily offended, don’t normally watch Saturday Night Live and therefore don’t jive with that kind of humor, or don’t like me already, maybe reading the following idea for my SNL skit will not be a good idea.
The skit will open up with all the same questions, but as the commercial goes on, there will be depressing scenes of poor people from all over the world, the homeless, the handicapped, etc. all asking the questions that the Tempur-Pedic customers want people to ask them.
Just imagine a homeless man in a tent, huddled on the floor asking “What’s it like to get the best night’s sleep every night?” and a Tempur-Pedic customer going “It was worth every penny! Too bad when my parents visit they have to sleep on my Sealy California King mattress in the guest house.”
It’s depressing, I know. Do I have the right to mock wealthy people as a person from a middle-class family? Probably not. But the point I am trying to make is that this commercial is a prime example of how privileged many of us are, and how this bed is just stupid.
If you own one, I don’t care. I’m sure you’re making wonderful use of it. Just don’t ask me, to ask you, how you slept. I will literally kill you. I sleep on a twin mattress previously owned by three people.
This is Amy Hu signing off for January 20th, 2012.