SNL parody of Verizon 4G LTE smartphones
posted by FAUguy / Feb 12, 2012, 1:15 AM
Enter Saturday Night Live. Earlier tonight, SNL did a parody of Verizon Wireless, where an "average Joe" walks into a Verizon store saying they've heard a lot of Verizon's 4G LTE network. The customer service rep (Bill Hader) starts talking about how fast the speeds are and all the different phones that they sell....making it sound as complicated (and funny) as possible. The end of the sketch simply says "Verizon. It's an old person's nightmare".
What do you think?
Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 12, 2012
Should be parody.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 1:23 AM 0
Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011
Stupid parody. Really wasn't clever on funny at all. 4g let is faster then 3g its not compacted at all. And if thats complicated then you probably can't even operate a smartphone so just get a dumb phone. Problem solved.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 1:25 AM 3
Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 26, 2012
Speaking of "complicated", possessive context FUs and autocorrect are a bitch, aren't they? If it's that complicated then you probably can't operate a word processor so typewriter and writing classes are in order. Back to school. Problem solved. It's a skit. On a TV show.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 3:15 AM 2
Posts: 2389; Member since: Feb 14, 2011
Parody: (noun) 1) An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. 2) An imitation or a version of something that falls far short of the real thing; a travesty. Also, another definition: A parody (also called send-up, spoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or make fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation. Just thought I would put those there since you don't seem to understand what a parody is. It doesn't matter if the real thing is simple to understand or not.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 4:19 AM 2
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It can get even more basic than just having a simple phone for those who are speed-challenged - knowing how to plug in the power cable to recharge can be an undertaking in itself. Those itty-bitty little connectors can be their own effort to plug in. I wonder when there will be a skit about plugging in the power cable and the actor gets electrocuted?
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 1:59 AM 0
Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011
It wasn't so much a parody making speeds sound complicated as it was a parody of a sales person who doesn't really know what they're talking about and rolls all of the sales pitches that he was trained on into one, making it hard for the non tech-savvy customer even more confused. As somebody who sells phones and hears things like this from both coworkers and customers, I found it quite clever and funny.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 2:20 AM 7
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The LG vortex is not a 4G phone.. the Enlighten is.. Video sucked.. lol
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 4:14 AM 0
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Ok skit but it almost looks like a marketing scheme. Pay attention to all the brand placement, nice Verizon setup mock store. I could bet you VZW paid them to have this done.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 6:32 AM 5
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
lol.....that was funny and TRUE; it's 'an old person's nightmare'. It's great to see THE BEST NETWORK with THE BEST PHONES (and, Yes the Nexus is among them) get a funny and endearing spoof. DROID RAZR FTW!! Take that Atrociously Throttled & Technically challenged, where's your 4G?? That's right, you're still working on your 2G footprint.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 9:37 AM 2
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Relax guys its just a parady. I go to carrier stores all the time to look at phones and there are always really old people there who dont know what 3G or LTE is norhow tp even unlock a touch screen phone. I found the native american living off a settlement joke to be hilarious.
posted on Feb 12, 2012, 1:23 PM 0
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