Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Weebles wobble theme song remix

As kids, we were all lied to on a daily basis. By our teachers, by our family, and by our peers in childhood. Toy commercials lie too. Toys never look as cool as they do in the commercials. Slinky commercials? Yea, they lie. I have never once seen a Slinky do what it was intended to do. All you could do was juggle it or wear it on your arms like you were a robot. You might say, "Yea that's cause you didn't have a staircase growing up." That's not the point. They shouldn't make a toy just for kids with staircases. It's not fair. If you are rich enough for a second story don't buy a cheap ass Slinky for your kid, you can do better than that.

It's not a toy, it's a jagged piece of metal.

There is one constant though. One toy always performed just how it was advertised and did it splendidly. It is the Weeble. You see kids, Weebles wobble but they don't fall down. Trust me I've tried, but that Weeble just kept on wobbling like a champ. It was something you can depend on.

Weebles have been playroom staples since they were introduced in the 70s. They didn't have to be hip or try. They were Weebles damnit. That's what I thought anyway. It was a few months ago and I was watching Cartoon Network (they have some good shows i.e. Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Chowder, and Adventure Time). It was the usual unassuming commercials. The kind they usually play on kids shows or Saturday mornings (One Saturday Morning was the best. Sidenote: You ever notice Disney Channel doesn't have any actual commercials?). McDonalds commercials, Nerf guns, and the usual suspects. Then I heard it, the Weeble jingle we've all grown up with. It was different though. It was in autotune.

Why on God's beautiful green Earth did they feel the need to update the Weebles jingle? And worse yet, they tried to make it hip. They tried to make it hip with the biggest plague on music since white people started rapping. Whichever marketing guy came up with this should be slaughtered. Kids don't care if it's autotuned, they just want to play with a toy that will never tip over. But marketing people don't care about that. All they care about is murdering tradition. It saddens me. Oh well, I guess I shouldn't be too mad. To be honest, I didn't really grow up with Weebles that much, I only had two of them. What I had growing up was a bitchin' pirate ship and castle playset.

1 comment:

  1. i love it ! who ever you are i agree with and you are awesome thank you! weebles wobble but they don't fall down the idea is to be a weeble sure life will make you wobble but don't ever fall down