Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman

Et tu, Frosty? I guess Tiger Woods isn't the only famous figure who secretly frequented "gentleman's clubs" during the off season and liked to get it on with the ladies, lots and lots of ladies. But Frosty? Sniff. Next thing you know we'll be hearing that Santa's been getting it on with some cute little elf.

Btw, what you are about to see is real (i.e., actual CBS on-air promos). So brace yourselves.

I don't know if I will never be able to watch "Frosty the Snowman" again (or not). Thanks for nothing, CBS.

Seriously, I wonder who the now former employee in CBS's promotions department thought it would be hysterical to jointly promote that tender family classic "Frosty the Snowman" with CBS's raunchy hit show "How I Met Your Mother" -- with an on-air R-rated mashup featuring the voice of Neil Patrick Harris (as "How I Met Your Mother" lothario Barney Stimpson) as Frosty, discussing porn, breasts, and lethal injections.

Slightly O/T: Speaking of Tiger Woods, apparently not a single commercial featuring Tiger has aired -- not on cable, not on network TV -- since November 29. Vedy intehrestink.


Anonymous said...



Dave S. said...

That is an exceptionally good editing/mixing job and I got a big kick out of it. Had some random schlub thrown that on YouTube it would have given Surprised Kitty a run for its money.

Now, why CBS itself did that is beyond me, even if it "confined" distribution to its website. Don't pee on your own snow, man.

Full disclosure: I personally do not like "Frosty" so perhaps that explains my nuanced reaction. Had they done this with "Charlie Brown Christmas" I would be at the front of the mob.

Lizzy said...

Funny! I love Frosty - but still think it's clever. The point might be, "it could be anyone - Tiger Woods was knocked off his pedestal (10 times!). The next scandal could easily involve Frosty (or the Pope, or Tom Hanks, etc.)."

That said, I agree with Dave S. - if we find out Charlie Brown did something inappropriate, it's time to give up on humanity!

What is it with men and sex? Spitzer threw away his ambitious career for paid happy endings. TW will probably lose his family and career. Is it worth it? Haven't these men heard of blow up dolls?

J. said...

Re Charlie Brown, I think it would be great if he finally got a little sumthin' sumthin', especially from that cute little red-headed girl.

@Lizzy: Re your question "What is it with men and sex?" Powerful men, since the dawn of history (and no doubt long before that), have always had mistresses. The more powerful, the more mistresses. To the alpha male goes the females. They just didn't have TMZ and US Weekly and 24-hour cable news to deal with.

EMM said...

I thought it was funny, not family friendly, but funny.

Have no fear...Charlie Brown & Linus grow up in their cartoon wold and end up like Bill Gates (I love the happy little world that is in my head).

Dave S. said...

Lizzy may have misunderstood my point about "A Charlie Brown Christmas," which is that if some CBS apparatchik messed with it I would want said apparatchik's head on a pike. Maybe string some lights on the pike for the holidays while you're at it.

On the other hand "Arrested Development"'s expropriation of some of the music to underscore Michael and George Michael's sad moments was inspired.

TommyMac71 said...

Very Funny... I loved it. I guess I'm evil and I hate children....

J. said...

@TommyMac71: We knew that already. ;-) Very glad to have you back. You've been missed. (And lots of others thought it was funny, too, just too embarrassed to say so in the comments.)