Something’s Awfully Familiar About This…

Posted: March 21, 2012 by J. Marcus in Television
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Anyone check out the new Verizon 4G LTE commercial?  It’s actually kind of clever:

But when I was watching it, a wave of déjà vu came over me.  Like I had seen it before.  I scoured the dark recesses of my mind and suddenly it hit me!

 

MY GOD!  I had seen it over a decade ago on Saturday Night Live!!!

Now you don’t generally see writing credits in television commercials.  When you see a commercial that is a direct callback to something you’ve seen before, there’s usually an Easter egg of some sort that lets you know that the two are connected (a cameo or something to that effect).  Here I couldn’t find one (though that’s hardly definitive), so I wonder if the ad company actually spoke to Lorne Michaels or any of the writers at SNL to get permission to do this.

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