Trying out a new feature called “THIS IS WHY MARKETING IS BROKEN” each Wednesday.
The Groupon Kidz Club has the worst cast of characters ever, but none so terrible as E-M@le, the notorious rich kid of the bunch, who is “going viral in 2012.” If you thought “Wheels” (or whatever his name was from the Burger King Kids Club of the 1990’s) was bad, feast your eyes on the rest of this merry band of misfits; featuring a girl with glasses named “Glasses”, a kid who likes croissants aptly named “Roll” and a trashcan full of garbage that, get this, goes by “Pyles.” As if adding a ‘y’ makes it okay. I guess they’ve given up hope that kids under 12 can have deep love for characters that don’t insult their intelligence. I mean, who wants smart kids when you can love a SWARM OF BEES?
Well, I wish I could stay but I have to run. The mid-nineties called and they’re demanding Groupon give them back their pathetic attempt at illustrating what future gadgets will look like.
I’m starting a new weekly feature here on OO: remembering TGIF on Fridays. This primetime block of shows that ran on ABC from 1988 to 2005 shaped the hearts of kids and families across the nation.
This week: Bronson Pinchot, better known as Balki Bartokomous from Mypos, says he WILL do a “Perfect Strangers” reunion. He says he and co-star Mark Linn-Baker, who played Chicago-dwelling distant cousin Larry Appleton, remain close, but there is one condition on his doing a reunion: he has to be able to lose the weight so he can fit into Balki’s clothes! Read more at People by clicking the source link above.
Who would you like to see on “Remembering TGIF?” Let me know in your notes and in the ask box. Happy Friday everyone and remember: “don’t be ridiculous!”