Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 11:28:18 -0700

From: David Harnick-Shapiro david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BUCKAROO.ICS.UCI.EDU

Subject: Re: Cigarette brands. Help, please!

On Wed, 5 Apr 1995 11:42, Larry Horn writes:

I was wondering about Death brand cigs too; perhaps the tobacco

companies are taking a new tack on pre-empting false advertising

lawsuits. But I like that airlines company as well. It reminds

me of the routine Monty Python used to have (or some other

group--does anyone recall it?) that played off the old "With a

name like Smuckers it HAS to be good", creating e.g. Vomit brand

canned ham or Dead Cat brand aerosol (those weren't the original

examples, but should give you the idea): "With a name like ____,

it has to be absolutely fanTAStic!"

It was one of Saturday Night Live's fake ads. (Early years; I think

Garrett Morris was in it.) Voice-overs took turns, each trying to be

more disgusting than the others. They were all one-liners, until the

final one, which ran something like:

"Forty nuns and orphans."

"What's so disgusting about that?"

"That's what the rats ate."

(*That* should get us off our food obsession for a while!)


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