Monday, November 30, 2009

NO THANK YOU VERY MUCH

I just saw a television commercial advising men to schedule the women in their lives a pap smear for Christmas. Now I’m not expecting much in the way of a gift from MHS this year but if I find an appointment card under the tree, someone is in the doghouse.

Seriously? What were the powers that be at CBS thinking when they produced this commercial?

Now that I’ve given it some thought, this was a brilliant idea. Of course no one is actually going to schedule a pap smear for a Christmas gift Lord help us, no one is stupid enough to do that, right? but the pure absurdity of the commercial will get people talking. Pap smears do save lives. Have you had yours this year? or your Prostate exam? Mammogram?

Oh and the guy in the commercial is so darn cute, I just might have to accept any gift he offered. Oh CRAP! Did I say that out loud?

25 comments:

Mrs. K said...

I'll tell you this: if my husband gives that gift to me this christmas, he won't be getting any all year.

:)

otin said...

Why do all medical tests sound so disgusting?? Pap smear? They need to come up with a better name than that!

good public service reminder on your part!

injaynesworld said...

This poor son-of-bitch actor. One day when he's accepting his Oscar, this is what's going to be running on YouTube.

Brian Miller said...

it is the gift that keeps on giving you know...if i get a procto exam under the tree now...i am going to so...

smiles4u said...

Seriously? LOL

Fragrant Liar said...

Not even that cute guy could deliver me a pap smear. My guy better not be trying to get me one either. I take care of my own health. Why in hell would I need a guy to take charge of my health for me?!?! That's absurd.

rxBambi said...

Well thank goodness I had my pap last month so I don't have to worry about hubby getting me one for Christmas. Whew...

Jan said...

I think every husband should get this for his wife this holiday season.

If he has a death wish.

Ace said...

I will reciprocate with a colonoscopy. Very goofy public service idea.

blueviolet said...

Give her the gift that even Santa can't deliver?

I noticed that Santa threw a ho ho ho in there at the end. Perhaps that is the real target audience..the ho's.

Linda said...

Yea, great PSA. Weird delivery. And if ELPH gives me an appointment to have another man look at my cooter I'll kill him.

midlife slices said...

Doesn't everyone have a pap smear or mammogram on their Christmas wish list? That cute guy WILL be doing the service, right? I'm writing my letter to Santa right now. :)

Erin P said...

I think it's ridiculous. Flat out stupid commercial. Maybe for some women who don't want to have their cervix too long (or their lives, for that matter) it might be a discussion starter, but I would think by now any woman with a brain would know enough to get the dang Pap smear done!

Erin P said...

Sorry, couldn't help myself, for otin: it's Pap smear after a poor doctor named Papanicolaou who invented it. Can you imagine having that name all your life?

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I can't believe that was on TV. And coming from a man, no less. Like my husband would even know what that was. Oh, no! Probably most husband's don't and then they'll think it's good and they're wife will like it and make the appointments and think how smart they are. Scaring myself here. Someone pull that ad.

only a movie said...

Seriously? I thought that PSA would do better as a Saturday Night Live commercial. Then it would make sense.

Absurd.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Twenty-four did a post on this the other day too. It's a very weird way to advertise an important test. Not sure I'm digging it. Of course, I haven't seen it and the reportedly cute guy yet...

Arkansas Patti said...

I am still laughing. I would accept that only if he would accept my prostate exam gift.
Come on, do the deed but not in lieu of a Christmas present.

The Lone Star Queen said...

I'll make sure to add one of those to my Christmas wish list right under root canal.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I think they should get a hot actress to do a commercial for prostrate exams for Christmas gifts...

Gaston Studio said...

I've seen this commercial and at the time thought like Fragrant said, I don't need anyone to help remind me but there are many out there who do... so, good idea, not so sure, cute guy, definitely!

Heather said...

I finally had a good pap-smear for the first time in my life a few years back. I am not going to jinx it by getting another.

He won't let me set up tests for him, so I better not find out he set on up for me!

tera said...

I saw that too, and thought it was wa-a-a-a-ay too bizarre. Shouldn't he have a nurse present in the commercial?

I used to have this Jewish friend, Jerry Schmear. His bowling partner was a guy named Greg Papp. Of course their team was Papp-Schmear. Not a joke. Killed me every time!

Tony Letts said...

oops - now the smear's in the post!

manker said...

methinks the "guy " thing would probably be more of a deterrent... than anything else..

not exactly a gift i'd expect under my tree :)
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