Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stop the Presses!! There's a Generic Slanket!!

Ok, so ever since my friend Kathy did a post on the hilariously insane stuff in the Skymall magazine (you know, the one you find in airplanes), I have been really wanting a Slanket. I would use this thing constantly. Reading, holding the baby, blogging, driving around in my car when I leave my coat at my in-laws, you name it.

But I feel a little guilty asking for a gift that's a glorified blanket costing over $40 that was featured in Skymall AND QVC. That's like a double warning to me screaming that no one actually needs this product. Plus it's SOLD OUT until after Christmas. I was devastated. Until I found...the Snuggie! A Slanket knock-off! Christmas could be saved! Only $14.95!

Be sure to watch for a dog that looks exactly like Phoebe at the minute mark.

14 comments:

Mare said...

Beth, I can't wait to read the blog you write about the baseball, football, or other outdoors sporting event that you and your husband attend wearing the snuggie and high-fiving together over your child seated perfectly in the middle. Maybe they will let you post on their site, www.getsnuggie.com.

These commercials never cease to entertain me. Sherri...can't you help these people?

I do love the snuggie though...

wv: ressis
I wasn't going to by myself a Christmas gift...but when I saw the free booklight that came with the snuggie...I just couldn't ressis!

Helen said...

It looks every bit as monktastic as the slanket!

Sherri said...

YAY! I can comment again!!!!

I don't know what to say, it's been so long!

katdish said...

I'm just amazed at the caliber of actors they have for this commerical. They almost had me convinced that it's perfectly normal to appear in public wearing a human slipcover. And eating popcorn in the snuggie? Monkalicious! Mid nineties latin dance craze? The Monk-a-ray-na (Heeeeey! Monk-a-ray-na!)

Yeah, my daughter wants a blue one. I'll let her spend her Christmas money from Grandma and Papa for that one.

Lisa Joy said...

Every time I see this commercial (it airs a lot during early morning news shows, right alongside advertisements for Viagra and The Villages -- hmm...who do you think they're targeting?), I think of SCL and your "security slanket" comments. Genius! :)

Helen said...

The Monkarayna! I think we did that as a liturgical dance in the Catholic High School I went to..........kidding! But now I can't get the picture out of my head of a bunch of teenage girls dressed like pastel monks (monkies? monkettes?) line dance down the aisle during the offeratory. Oh if only they weren't shaking what the good Lord gave them at the end of each stanza while holding their butts!

wv sminkhou- the name of the dance step that finishes of the monkarayna

Beth said...

Wow, Lisa. I've never seen this commercial on TV! I found it on someone else's blog when I googled Slanket.

And by the way...I introduced you all to Rob when he commented....but I never introduced Lisa! She is Rob's brother's wife. So...also my cousin, who I sadly led to a life of SCL addiction like the rest of us. :)

Beth said...

If someone gets me a snuggie or a slanket I will videotape myself doing the Monkarayna...and as long as Frank helps me learn how to put it on YouTube....I will post it. Go ahead. Call my bluff. I dare you.

Helen said...

What do you say ladies, should we chip in. I do want the monkarayna do be done in a sanctified place like a Church or something. You know, out of respect for monks...

Amy said...

You are kidding me with the "I've never seen a Snuggie commercial." Where exactly is this fabled land you live in where you have to Google Slanket to find out about Snuggie? Paul loves/hates the Snuggie commercials for the simple fact that they make it look completely normal to wear the thing at a football game. Home, he can handle. Public, blows his mind.
However, just the other night, I was freezing, so I was covered with a big afghan. I was also trying to read, and realized that my right hand and wrist were freezing for having to come out from under the covers to turn the pages. I told Paul, "You know what? I think I need a Snuggie." He rolled his eyes and promised to never sleep with me again.
Okay, well, he rolled his eyes. He doesn't make promises that would make his head explode after five minutes.

katdish said...

Oh Sha-ZA-YAM! I'm all over that like a pastel slanket on your "Price is Right" watching grandmother! What color do you want? Don't worry, I have your address from when I didn't send you a CD. Maybe everyone should get a snuggie. Except for me, of course. I've got a reputation to think about. And it's probably too hot in Nigeria for Mare to get any real use out of one. I wonder if they make a "slankini"?

The only thing I'm going have to insist upon is that you also do an interpretive dance to MC Hammer's "Cain't Touch This!" That's totally worth $14.95 plus shipping and handling!

Who says money can't buy happiness? *sigh!*

(I am NOT kidding.)

Beth said...

Amy,
It's the land of no cable television. Three networks (sometimes, when Fox38 decides to work) and fuzzy PBS. At least we get Back Yard Leisure commercials!! (That's the local commercial Amy is in, along with her husband and her daughter, who is the cutest little girl EVER.)

And are you people saying the slanket is for old people, er, I mean seniors? Ooooo....Price is Right and a slanket/snuggie. Good idea, Kathy! But that show just isn't the same since that young rascal in the funny glasses took over. Wait a minute, where's my glasses? Help! I've fallen and I can't get up! Clap on. Clap off. Maybe I'm really 129 instead of 29.

And Kathy, you send me a snuggie and I will do the monkarayna, an interpretive dance to "Can't Touch This" and I will throw in the version of the Hamster Dance that Frank and I choreographed for free.

Rob said...

So, this must be like a fleece mumu.

katdish said...

"fleece mumu"...

Rob, I like you already!