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Monday, December 7, 2009

By Papular Vote...

I cannot thank y'all enough for the many wonderful suggestions you shared last week to add to my Christmas list. Several of them competed for the top spot, but then - THEN - I saw this. And I'm sorry, y'all, but... well... you just can't compete. I'm (ahem) sticking at the top of my list the gift that even Santa can't deliver.

(Watch it. It's only 11 seconds long. I promise you'll die. Although, if I'm honest, you won't actually die. In fact, you're less likely to die if you do, in fact, watch this CBS Cares public service announcement. But you might die from laughter. Or at least chuckle. Or whatever. But just know that this is now at the top of my Christmas list.)



Now someone please tell me the identity of this guy. I'm betting he's a soap opera star. Am I right? Please tell me I'm right. A week's worth of dish washing is riding on this bet.

39 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! I loved that! Though I would be so surprised to receive something like this, I would appreciate it. :)

Andrea said...

I saw that last night during Amazing Race - too funny! I think he's on CSI but I'm not positive.

Love Letters To China said...

I've never seen this PSA before. Actually, I record all the shows I like to watch on our DVR so I'm always fast forwarding through any commercials. I have no idea who he is. I agree with you, he looks like a soap star.

bbmomof2boys said...

Are you serious? Really?? OMG! He's posed (just look at his hands!)...and he said it with a straight face! Ok - yes, I agree that pap smears save lives but "Give her the gift that even Santa can't give her?" I literally spit my coffee out on that and had to clean up my monitor!

Hugs,
Carla

LJ said...

I mean, if he's gonna be the one to give it to me...

Annie said...

Oh my gosh!!! That is NOT on my Christmas list and I am perfectly capable of scheduling my own pap, thank you very much!!! LOL!!!

happygeek said...

A perfectly coiffed dude suggesting a pap smear for Christmas.
Because nothing says I love you like a speculum.

April said...

Long time lurker coming out of the woodwork to tell you the PSA guy used to be on As the World Turns. Not sure if he's on a soap now but definitely was in the past.

LucisMomma said...

The replies are too funny. I HATE going to the doc. DH has no clue why. Because they are so INVASIVE and I hate anyone in my space, much less in my space "down there!" I'd rather have the screen door I requested, thank you very much.

autumnesf said...

Ya know. I think I just might be insulted and would absolutely be paranoid that there was some kind of problem down south that the hubs wasn't telling me about. And then I would rust to schedule his appointment to have his prostate checked. And send him with a fresh set of medical gloves in festive colors.

Elouise82 said...

My husband and I saw this the other night--I looked at him and said "Don't. Even. Think. About. It." And then we both keeled over in gales of laughter at the thought that SOMEONE thought this would be a good idea! "Hey, let's do a PSA suggesting husbands go behind their wives' backs to schedule a painful, invasive procedure that most women get once a year anyway, and then call it a Christmas present! That'll boost the ratings for sure!"

Sheesh.

Desiree' said...

Oh my...and I just love his "wording" "your woman" like she's a cave girl or something. LOL i needed a good laugh today, thanks!!

LaLa said...

Love it..hey, how does he know Santa can't do it..he does have 364 days off since the elves do all the work!!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

The worst part about these things is that my Doc plays soccer with my hubby!

Jill

The Source said...

Chris Beetam. As The World Turns.

I was unhappily unformed by my gyno. in September that EVEN THOUGH I no longer carry any female reproductive organs inside my abdominal cavity, I STILL must come in for a stinking pap smear every dang year. WHY?? I mean, really, WHY?? What's the point? There's nothing in there at all anymore. It's all sealed off, shut down and removed. In my opinion I should be able to just go in, have my boob exam and leave!!

Aunt LoLo said...

I agree with Happy Geek - 'nothing says I love you like a speculum.'

And on that note...I'm off to revise my wishlist!

(You know, Lo Gung had NO IDEA how a pap was performed? I've explained it to him three times, and Each. Time. he gets this horrified look on his face and stops listening right after I say "metal duck bill." HAHAHAHA)

Wanda said...

OH. MY. SOUL....and maybe yours too. That can't be! (And who was the genius who thought up that campaign?)

Unbelievable.

Mama King said...

Can't type...laughing to hard!

Marla said...

O~M~G. HAHAHAHA. And maybe he suggests a mammogram as a stocking stuffer? Holy crap, that is too funny.

Holly said...

okay, to the person who said "if he's going to give it to me..."
eeeeeuuuuwww! LOL
I do not want young-ish cute doctors tending to such matters.
I prefer MY Gyn. She is about my age and understands how we HATE such procedures!
Seriously though, how much dough do you think he made off that one?
Wow.
Well there you have it TM.
Your Christmas can be complete this year! :)

Sherri said...

This has to be a joke. Right?

I told my ob-gyn last month that pap smears ought to be required only after so many "uses"......as in NOT necessary for me in my present stage of life! haha

LaLa said...

OH, and what is my hubby suppose to do...all my OB/GYN and ask if they sell gift certificates??

Magi said...

I saw this the other day. My first thought was to wonder how many takes it took for him to do this with a straight face.

Suzy said...

What sort of bet do you think he lost to have to do this commercial/PSA? And I'm really thinking my husband, who is capable of giving me the wrong thing over and over again with slight variations trying to get it right, better not even consider it for a moment. Or for my birthday right after Christmas. OR it may be his last one. Ever.

Kristi said...

Wow ~ there are no words...

jen@odbt said...

Yeah. Like that's on top of every woman's list. It almost has an SNL feel to it. They can't be serious, or are they?

mumma to many said...

Ok here is the NZ perspective on Pap Smears well worth a watch!
http://www.nsu.govt.nz/Current-NSU-Programmes/3128.asp
Or http://www.nsu.govt.nz/Film_Files/NCSP/NCSP_the_table_NSU_16by9_withcrop.mp4
The highest rate for Cervical cancer in NZ is in Pacific and Maori woman.

We only have Pap/smear tests done here every 3 years unless something abnormal is found and as for your man on the commercial no way I would go with him!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

ShackelMom said...

All I can say is that guy must have been out of work for a long time and was willing to take anything! As for the ad, ridiculous! Ack!

Staci said...

Another lurker coming out to say, that you may want to watch the Hanukkah one. It gets better. : )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4jbmAJ44Po&feature=related

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG....that is so funny!! Yeah, I bet it took him quite a few times to get through that without busting out. Would love to see the outtakes on that one!!

I hope you win the bet:)

xo,

Lisa

Briana's Mom said...

If my husband scheduled a pap smear for me with my gynecologist's office as a Christmas gift, I would be scheduling him an appointment at a proctologist's office to have my foot removed from his rear end.

Alece said...

i just about lost my stuff! oh my DANG.

how the heck "give the gift santa can't even give" made it all the way to final take is beyond me!

and the hannukah one??? "shmear"?!?! REALLY!?!?

so wrong. but so dang funny.

Blue said...

I totally assumed this was a fake PSA someone posted on YouTube! It's ACTUALLY AIRING??

Is there a woman out there who won't get herself to a gyn but would go if her man scheduled an appointment for her? And do they make gift cards for that? An awkward Hallmark moment.

Patty O. said...

OK, I snorted when I saw this. Too, too funny. I wonder how many takes it took to get this down, because seriously, how is everyone not laughing )all the cameramen, the actor, etc.?

a little leprechaun said...

Ok, now that is funny! And I shouldn't have watched that in front of my husband! I hope he didn't get any ideas! LOL

Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh, if my man dared......

;)

Melodie Monberg said...

Is this a joke? How could he take himself seriously? Oh my. That was a find!

CC said...

bwhahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1happymommy said...

His name is Chris Beetem and he is a soap opera actor ("One Life to Live" and "As the World Turns"). Seriously, my husband better not give this as a gift! So who wins the week of dishes? :)
Cathleen