Man On The Street

Television
30 seconds

by Leo L. Schwab
9410.11


Notes

This is a direct and shameless ripoff of an ad for MGA televisions, seen roughly ten years sgo.


Exterior day. Busy urban city street. WORKER wearing hardhat is jackhammering the street. Well-dressed INTERVIEWER enters view.
Interviewer
(over jackhammer) Excuse me, sir? Sir? (jackhammer stops) What do you do for a living?
Worker
(dripping sarcasm) I'm a brainsurgeon.
Cut to wider shot of INTERVIEWER with WORKER. In the foreground is a table holding several (three?) objects each covered with a black cloth. Attending to these objects is a stereotypically scantily-clad female ASSISTANT.
Interviewer
Well, we'd like you to help us illustrate a point by choosing the interactive entertainment system you like most.
Worker
(pointing) That one.
Interviewer
(to camera, oblivious) ...Proving that you don't need to be an electronics engineering wizard to know our system is best.
Worker
(impatiently pointing) That one!
ASSISTANT removes veil from chosen machine.
Worker
(squinting, reading slowly) Three - dee - oh.
Interviewer
That's correct.
Worker
(confused) "Three do?"
Interviewer
Er, the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. The most advanced interactive home entertainment system in the known universe.
Worker
What's the heck's a Three-do?
Fade to black.

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