While watching television last night in Mexico City, we saw one commercial that really stood out– in a bad way. It ran twice in an hour. The first time, we debated whether Saturday Night Live producers had somehow snuck a fake, joke commercial into Cablevisión’s Mexico programming. The second time, we felt slightly nauseous.
Decide for yourself, readers. Zwan salchichas de pavo (“turkey sausages”): are these worthy of an advertisement overlaid with soothing, classical music, while little nubbins of dirty hot dogs cascade through the air? Have you ever seen a woman eat a fork-full of hot dog that sensually? How realistic is that, anyway? Can you even close an omelet when such large chunks of hot dog are jammed inside it??
Thanks a lot, Zwan, you and your zero-fat-added turkey sausages. Now I will spend our last few weeks in Mexico living with the fear that we might end up at a dinner where the host will have been sufficiently swayed by this advertising to think that it is socially acceptable to serve hot dogs anywhere besides a BBQ attended by young children. Especially hot dog nubbins. Blek.