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Verizon has to change its ad on account of people not having a sense of humor

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dixiehack, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member


    The line about "he's not my real uncle, but he doesn't owe me money so he's a keeper." has been snipped out of the most recent airings.
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    how is that line offensive?
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That's the best line in the entire commercial.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    It's actually the reason I sort of consider you like an uncle, Spnited!
  5. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    a lot of deadbeat uncles out there.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Gave Horizon points for non-PC chuzpah.

    Time to deduct.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    That made me laugh.
  8. DirtyDeeds

    DirtyDeeds Guest

    Seriously. What is the deal with that? I don't see the problem.
    EDIT: OK, I read the link, and it seems it stereotypes Italians. Really? I didn't see that at all. Just took it that the guy has a large family with a lot of hangers-on.
  9. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    I thought this thread was going to be about deaf people rallying against the "Can you hear me now?" phrase.
  10. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    Anybody else notice how the Verizon guy has quietly disappeared from the pack of dorks on the Alltel commercials since Verizon bought them out?
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Re: Verizon has to change its ad on account of people not having a sense of humo

    Better than a molester uncle [/Chris Rock].
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'm Italian, and I thought it was harmless. I didn't even think about it as a nationality thing. I figured, "Gee, this guy has a lot of friends."

    How silly of me.
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