I’ll Take Two Plastic Parrots

13 Jun

Last night, I was flipping through the channels when I came upon an interesting commercial. It was trying to get people to buy Chatty Patty, a plastic parrot that repeats what it hears.

Notice that it sits on a plastic limb, too.

Notice that it sits on a plastic limb, too.

This was the strangest commercial ever. People were talking into this parrot, and it was saying stuff back to them. This thing offers something to everyone.

For the people who can’t get their kids to clean their rooms, Chatty Patty can tell them to do it.

For the people who have low self-esteem, Chatty Patty can give them compliments.

For the construction worker who wants to whistle to a woman, Chatty Patty can whistle and take the blame.

Chatty Patty is truly a must have for everyone. In fact, if you buy one Chatty Patty, then you can get a second one for free. That’s what everyone needs. Two plastic parrots. However, this two plastic parrot made me think of something.

What happens if you have two of them in a room and you whisper something to one of them? Will one Chatty Patty repeat the other Chatty Patty? And, if the second Chatty Patty mimics the first one does the first one repeat it again?

I really think this would lead to Chatty Patty Infinity. They would say the same thing to each other forever and ever. It could be the torture technique of the future.

12 Responses to “I’ll Take Two Plastic Parrots”

  1. Carl D'Agostino June 14, 2013 at 01:23 #

    Reminds of all those dopey New Yorkers and Jerseyite tourists here in Miami would fall in love with and buy those dopey plastic flamingos for their lawns when got home. Actually they are so tacky they are cool.

    • Rick June 14, 2013 at 02:48 #

      I’ve seen a few pink flamingos in Tennessee. I wonder if anyone ever thought about making them talk.

  2. satanicpanic June 14, 2013 at 03:42 #

    This is something my uncle would have bought us as kids to annoy my parents. I wish I were an uncle.

    • Rick June 14, 2013 at 03:56 #

      I am an uncle, and you just gave me a great idea.

  3. paintlater June 14, 2013 at 06:21 #

    Love that infinity idea, hilarious!

  4. waliordrules June 15, 2013 at 13:32 #

    That’s something I probably would’ve thought of too. Lol.

    • Rick June 15, 2013 at 14:18 #

      It’s a heck of an idea. Thanks for commenting.

      • waliordrules June 15, 2013 at 15:01 #

        No problemo. Thanks for following.

  5. John S June 17, 2013 at 23:56 #

    If you are British and of a certain age, then the Monty Python sketch about the Norwegian Blue parrot, which may or may not be dead, is your reference for parrots. Or the football expression, sick as a parrot, which occurs after a particularly abject defeat. So parrots cannot be taken seriously!

    • Rick June 18, 2013 at 01:42 #

      Where does sick as a parrot come from?

      • John S June 18, 2013 at 06:36 #

        I think a footballer once used the phrase when interviewed after a particularly galling defeat. And then it just entered the parlance, so that you don’t really know where or when it started.

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