The Oy Vey Quote of the Week: Acorn Stairlifts
Nothing like another insane commercial about old people
By Kenny Herzog Oct 1, 2009 12:22PM
Welcome to the inaugural edition of a new weekly feature I'll be curating here on TV Buzz. I would have liked to title it the What The F**k Quote of the Week, but then I'd be overseeing a recurring item whose headline is littered with visually distractingly asterisks. So I shall instead invoke a Yiddish lament that was more commonplace in my childhood than schoolyard bullying and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and present to you, oh loyal readers, the very first Oy Vey Quote of the Week.
Typically, my selection will come from any number of obvious targets for televised buffoonery, whether its a local news-anchor gaffe or Audrina Patridge being, well, Audrina Patridge. Basically, any isolated moment that stops you in your channel-surfing tracks and makes you say to yourself, "How does this pass through the cortexes of a person's brain, nevermind the watching eyes of several producers and network higher-ups?"
So without further exposition, The Oy Vey Quote of the Week belongs to... (drum-machine roll and Auto-Tune clamor please)... the condensed info-ad for motorized mobility aid Acorn Stairlifts, which raises the oft-overlooked concern that, "It's difficult when a home full of memories is no longer safe because of stairs."
Which could have easily doubled as the tagline for Uwe Boll's latest horror movie or what Johnny Thunders had in mind when he wrote "You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory."
The above clip, sadly, isn't the source of the aforementioned quote (just when you thought the Internet had it all at your fingertips), but it provides us with a pretty nifty runner-up, when a weary-looking old man (must have been all the prune juice and apricots at catering) observes that an Acorn Stairlift "is definitely more affordable than moving." Whether he's referring to uprooting residencies or the literal act of motor function is anyone's guess.