Mini-Rumination: Say it Ain’t So, Whoopi

The Curmudgeon was leafing through the coupon inserts in his Sunday paper recently – he loves a bargain – when he noticed a familiar face staring out at him:  Whoopi Goldberg.

Ms. Goldberg was decked out in what appears to be some kind of Egyptian royalty costume – perhaps Queen Tut? – in a one-dollar coupon for “Poise Liners.”  The headline of the ad explains the product:  “Royal Protection Against Light Bladder Leakage (LBL).”  (A quick Google search also found Whoopi in a television commercial for the product.  The Curmudgeon had never seen the commercial – of course, he hasn’t seen a television commercial since 1987, when he purchased his first television set that came with a remote control.  See the commercial here.)

While The Curmudgeon is not among those who poke fun at such products – he can’t imagine people who have such problems finding anything even remotely funny about them – he is certainly not going to restrain himself from poking fun at Ms. Goldberg.

Really, Whoopi?  Dressed like an Egyptian queen to promote female undergarments?  Are you that hard up, is money so tight, that you need to debase yourself and dress like an Egyptian queen or princess or whatever that is to shill for a female protection product – or any product, for that matter?


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  • Scott  On December 30, 2011 at 7:28 am

    The Curmudgeon is missing a LOT of great commercials…some are better than the dreck that’s made possible by these 30-second creations. Give them a chance. TRY IT…YOU’LL LIKE IT!

  • foureyedcurmudgeon  On December 30, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Anyone who makes such good use of “dreck” surely must know what he’s talking about. The Curmudgeon will give it a whirl.

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