December 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
In order to write this post, I have to publicly admit that I watch How I Met Your Mother. Which I do, & proudly (at least, until these last two seasons, which haven’t been so up-to-par, but aw, Jason Segel, who could stay mad at you?). Still, I’m a loyal viewer of those few shows I loyally view. & it was while watching the most recent episode of H.I.M.Y.M. that I saw this:
I was puzzled, so I researched, which is helpful to do when puzzled. & bingo-voila-jackpot! CBS is hard at work not leaving anybody out:
At first, I thought this PSA was a joke. The more I saw it—the Christmas version aired four times while I watched the episode online—the more I was inclined to believe it takes itself seriously. Turns out, both versions are for real. Hilarious, but for real.
CBS, I think, may have the best of intentions, but really?
Unless you have your lady’s special calendar handy—you know, the one with the skull & crossbones drawn on it every 28 days or so—you shouldn’t be scheduling anyone’s pap smear. (& I’m not talking about the virus-turns-people-into-(arguably)-zombies flick.) Couldn’t you just remind her to schedule it herself?
& everyone knows all Christians are gorgeous blonds & all Jews sound like Gilbert Godfried, but why O why, CBS, do you have to rub it in? It’s the holidays, for Christ’s sake. Just let us play with our menorahs, which we fill every year with lighter fluid & then dance around yodeling & making menorah-related puns as it bursts into flame.
Just the same, it would be kind of awesome if Santa could deliver the gift of a pap smear, something I never would’ve considered if I hadn’t seen this PSA. Thanks, CBS, for allowing me to imagine the possibilities.
Next year’s CBScares campaign features “A Colonoscopy for Thanksgiving,” starring Michael Douglas. &, to be sure everyone is covered, “A Colonoscopy for Canadian Thanksgiving,” starring Alan Thicke.
(I have to say, I’ve written an inordinate amount of junk about Jewish-stuff of late. It doesn’t go unnoticed. I’ll stop soon. I promise.)