Archive for March, 2009
I came across this hilarious parody of the ShamWow commercial—one actually worth watching. (There are some really lame ShamWow parodies floating around YouTube.) This one features Joey Piscopo (yes, the son of SNL alum Joe Piscopo) playing ShamWow pitchman Vince Offer (birth name: Offer Shlomi). In it, “Vince” struggles with his spiel in a series of outtakes before losing it—Christian Bale-style—on some hapless dude who wanders onto the set.
Among the more brilliant moments is the riff on “Are you talking to me?” from Taxi Driver—here, a meditation on Vince’s infamous line, “Are you following me, camera guy?” He also points out the ridiculousness of the real Vince’s suggestion that “you’re gonna spend 20 dollars a month on paper towels anyway”… because really, who the hell spends that much on paper towels?
I’ve been shamelessly pimping this video in part because I think Joey Piscopo is a talent to watch.