Thursday, October 27, 2011
Late Night Comedians Lampoon Cain Ad That Already Seems Like a Joke
While talking heads puzzled and puzzled over what on earth the slow-smile Herman Cain/chief of staff blowing smoking ad was trying to accomplish, late night comedians have taken great joy in mocking it.
Stephen Colbert did the best parody on Comedy Central of not just the eight-second smile bit, but had his staff do a series of “dangerous” things in phony Cain ads. I have a soft spot for Colbert's version of the elongated smile.
Over on The Late Show with David Letterman, he and his crack staff likewise took a stab at re-imagining Cain’s ad, throwing a smoking baby into the mix.
Conan O’Brien also made sport of the unorthodox commercial and had his staff do edgy things just before Cain’s drawn out smile appeared on the screen.
Cain certainly is getting a lot of free mileage out of his freaky web-based spot. Smoke 'em if you got 'em.