I loved one of the commercial parodies from Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
The setup is this (actual) commercial about high fructose corn syrup.
The parody features Kristen Wiig (Mom 1) and Nasim Pedrad (Mom 2). If you can, watch it before you read the transcript below:
Mom 1: Wow! You don’t care what the kids eat, huh?
Mom 2: Excuse me?
Mom 1: That has high fructose corn syrup in it.
Mom 2: And…?
Mom 1: Well, you know the things they say about high fructose corn syrup…
Mom 2: Like what?
Mom 1: Well… um…
Mom 2: That it’s made from corn, it’s natural enough, and, like sugar, it’s fine in moderation?
Mom 1: I guess—
Mom 2: You guess what? That you should’ve kept your mouth shut?
Mom 1: I never—
Mom 2: Never what? Never heard of science? You know, this is a real jam for me. Trust scientists or stay-at-home mom Sheila from down the street who’s having wine at 10:00 a.m.
Mom 1: I’m sorry. Let’s just—
Mom 2: Just what? Make a bigger deal out of the corn syrup? At this fun party that I’ve invited you to, even though I didn’t want to, because you say shit like this?
If only that was the response we all gave to mothers who refuse to vaccinate their kids because of some idiotic thing Jenny McCarthy said…