The tragic dénoument
of the first and only TV commercial
for Connect Four
, in which the aristotelian eiron
figure of the sister
outwits the stumbling, churlish alazon
embodied by her brother. TV Guide
honored this spot with a place on its list of the Top 10 commercials of all time.
Sure, it starts out innocently enough, leading you in with classic marketspeak like:
It takes a steady hand and nerves of steel to outwit your siblings in the "vertical checkers" game of Connect Four
But two seconds later there are checkers
all over the floor and little Susie
is busting her brother's chops!
It's all the poor guy can do to say "Pretty sneaky sis!
" before running off to start some fires
is probably a registered trademark
, Inc., but with commercials this bad they should lose it to the public domain
. And since Hasbro
is currently trading at just over 10 and a quarter, they probably don't have the cash
to come after punks
like me. So fuck