Friday, September 23, 2011

F'd Ad Fridays: Who wouldn't want to lick a big scoop of Schweddy Balls?

One Million Moms, that's who. This sub-brand of the hateful American Family Association takes issue with Ben & Jerry's newest goofy ice cream flavour:

The ice cream is based on one of latter-day Saturday Night Live's funniest (and most puerile) sketches, starring Alec Baldwin at his deadpan best:

But why watch? The Million Moms are happy to describe it to you in lingering detail:

The name originated from a Saturday Night Live skit featuring Alec Baldwin as Pete Schweddy, owner of a holiday bakery called Season's Eatings. "There are lots of great treats this time of year," Schweddy says. "Zucchini bread, fruitcake, but the thing I most like to bring out at this time of the year are my balls."

He then explains that he sells popcorn balls, cheese balls, rum balls—balls for every taste—and the ball puns proceed for about four minutes. Ben & Jerry's chose to go with fudge-covered rum and malt balls for their flavor. The skit culminates in Baldwin stating that "No one can resist my Schweddy Balls."

Neither can they, obviously. However, they are calling for a boycott of Ben & Jerry until "they refrain from producing another batch with this name or any other offensive names or you will no longer be able to purchase their products."

Their last "offensive" ice cream name, according to the Moms, was "a special edition of Chubby Hubby called Hubby Hubby last year which celebrated gay marriage."

Yes, the ice cream brand is amusingly f'd. But there's nothing funny about the effing AFA.

via BoingBoing

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