Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stop Dragging Your Ass Around

The first time I saw this commercial for Stanley Steemer, I went on about a 15-minute laughing jag. I've seen it about a million times since then and it never fails to crack me up. It has nothing to do with the dog's "trick," it's the mother's over-the-top freak-out. Judging by her reaction, I'd expect to see Toby foaming at the mouth and standing on the little boy's chest, preparing to rip out his larynx.



Calm yourself, woman! If your ass was itchy, you'd scratch it by any means necessary too...clean carpet or not.

18 comments:

Les Becker said...

It kind of bothers me more that it doesn't occur to the woman to have poor Toby dewormed (there's worse than dog poop in that carpet, now). Uck.

How does one train a "commercial" dog to drag its ass across the floor? Has Toby NO pride whatsoever?

Dale said...

My name used to be Toby but I got tired of the screaming.

LoraLoo said...

I was wondering the same thing - training a dog to drag his ass across the floor?? LOL

I've never seen that commercial, thanks for the laugh!

Bubs said...

What I find really funny is any commercial that has a reference to poo, and has "steamer" in the title. It's a good thing Stanley Steemer isn't based in Cleveland.

Brent McKee said...

No poo, no worms. Impacted anal glands. NOT a pleasant smell, and the procedure to unimpact them is really foul.

Chris said...

Oh my god! I am dying of laughter! (for the exact reason you mentioned)

Thanks for a nice Monday morning guffaw (and the link)!

Alice said...

haha, i always think the same thing when i see that commercial! and then i think what les becker said, about how perhaps she has other problems besides needing her carpet cleaned. and also HA HA HA bubs :-)

Skylers Dad said...

Can you imagine the cattle call looking for ass draggers in dogs for that commercial? I imagine a whole room of folks with their dogs all dragging their butts around with the proud parents telling them to save it for the audition!

Franki said...

I'm afraid of poo so I would freak out like a freak too. Love that commercial.

cube said...

This commercial is a hoot. Obviously, you never grew up in my house because when our chihuahua performed this trick, my mother would scream like that. And. I might add, a chihuahua's butt is probably a little smaller than Toby's!

Chris said...

It's nice to see a 'steamer' reference without 'Cleveland' preceding it...yikes...

Suzel's Sass said...

She should relax. It could've been her kid dragging butt across the carpet.

Tootsie said...

And I suppose you see nothing wrong with dogs on the furniture either huh?

Beth said...

It's more environmentally correct than wasting toilet paper.

Moxie said...

Yeah, the screaming is a bit overdone. Reminds me of the dog I had with Mr. Ex-Moxie and how she would do the booty scoot after eating some of her chew toys. Not cool.

Lee Ann said...

So funny you would comment on this commercial. I have thought the exact same thing. A little over reacting....it almost seems like he is jumping into a fire and she feels all hope is lost for getting him back.
Have a great week!
~xo
Lee Ann

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That commercial gives ass-dragging a bad name. Now what'll I do for fun?

Distributorcap said...

that commercial is on hundreds of times a day

poor toby must have one sore ass

 

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