Edd’s MANtra: The worst gift ever

I’ll admit that I don’t watch much TV these days – I’m too busy bloggin’ n’ complain’ – so pardon me if I’m a few months behind.

While I was relaxing in Virginia during vacation, I had plenty of time to get my couch potato on. And at least once an hour I bore witness to the strangest commercial I had ever seen.

What IS this thing called a Snuggie?

For those who haven’t been privileged with seeing the ad, a woman is annoyed that she can’t answer the phone and still be covered up with her blanket at the same time. Keep in mind that said blanket is the size of a washcloth. And she is APPALLED that she had to leave the comfort of her blanket to pick up the phone.

That’s where the Snuggie comes in. The ads describe it as a revolutionary “blanket with sleeves.”

In the hood, we call that a shirt.

Anyway, the commercial talks about how warm the Snuggie is and how cool college kids will look as they roam the halls of their dorm dressed like a monk.

I know it’s Christmas, the time of year when people spend money to buy crap that will just sit in the closest, but who in their right mind thought that buying a grown man a moo-moo was a good idea? It worked for Tyler Perry, but it ain’t working for me.

And here’s the funniest thing – the Snuggie has been around for years! I know plenty of dorks who sported ‘em. Don’t believe me? Check this out:

Orko, He-Man’s mentally-challenged buddy has been rocking one since the 80s. He’s not exactly a fashion icon. He can’t even bear to show his face because of his shame.

And what about those floaty ghost guys from Mortal Kombat 2?

There’s a reason people remember Sub-Zero and not those dudes.

And I KNOW you don’t want your kids dressing like these guys:

So, just say no to the Snuggie this year.

5 Comments

  1. This was funny. I sooo want one! I thought the commercial was ridiculous, but I thought a blanket with sleeves – gotta get that, seriously. haha

  2. I’m sorry, but I want one of these too. Edd, it would be much better than the “hollywood blanket” we’re always dragging around like Linus from the Peanuts. So now you know what to get me for Christmas. If you order now and get rush delivery it will probably make it here by Christmas eve. lol

  3. I won’t have you dressing up like those wack ‘those we do not speak of’ monsters from the Village.

  4. OMG! I have been fussing about this monk blanket thing for months now.

    I’m with Edd on this one. These things are ridiculous. They are all over QVC now!

    I mean if you are cold. put on a freakin hoodie or sweatshirt.

  5. I haven’t seen the commercial, but my first thought is: Why doesn’t this woman get a cordless phone, so she doesn’t have to move at all? Surely, she will not suffer from frostbite if one inch of her wrist is exposed from underneath the blanket.

    My second thought is what merch said: Doesn’t she already have plenty of clothes with sleeves?

    I want to see this now.

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