Barf Alert: ‘The Music Academy’

(Thanks to Susan for the tip)

This is the most obnoxious commercial I’ve seen in years. Something about financial planning seems to inspire ad men to their very worst efforts.

Here we have the teenage daughter playing the cello but ohnotoobad, she can’t go to the music academy because it’s too expensive and they ain’t got a pot or a window–that’s why Mommmm drives that crummy old car that stalls all the time. But unbeknownst to Little Miss Cello, Mommm has gone to Principal.com for her financial planning, and they’ve got it covered. We get to go to the dreadfully expensive music academy after all.

“I still have this car so you can afford to go,” Mommm explains. Heartstring time. They dive into each other’s arms.

Uh… where’s Daddy?

Shut up! Get out of here, Mr. Man, we don’t want you around! We don’t need you! Principal.com has got us covered. (Is Principal.com all women?)

Ah, well–is there any sacrifice too great to make for Higher Education?

Thousands of ’em, I’d say.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “Barf Alert: ‘The Music Academy’

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    When I first got married we didn’t have a decent car for decades so we could afford to give our daughter better opportunities (like a Christian school education). New cars are nice but so expensive. Years later because of faithfulness to God’s law we all now have nice cars.

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  • unknowable2

    I drive cars whose insured value is affected by how much gas is in the tank. 🙂 I can afford better, but I don’t want to spend that much on a depreciating asset. I hope to buy one more new car, when I retire and am no longer commuting.

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