Bad spot: The "satellite boys" parody ad. As with the "The Ticket Was My Idea" ads, discusssed in this recent article, the writer didn't even bother to change the punch line (babies driving vehicles, horses wearing people clothes, etc.). And where did George, usually a great mimic, come up with that horrid accent? (They should have used the guy who does the intro/outro to Junior's Scattershooting segment. I should know who that is, they were talking about it on the show one day -- Jeremy? Fernando?) I thought George claimed to be a Texan.
Part of the problem here is that the original ad is itself almost unbelievably stupid. Where a cable company gets its signal is of absolutely zero importance to the consumer. If that's what the sponsor (as I sit here writing I have actually forgotten whose ads those are) thinks is its strong point, it must not have much going for it. The Ticket parody, however, isn't a bad concept, since the main point -- that The Ticket's competitors get a lot of their content from satellite feeds from the hated East Coast -- is a good one. They could have had a lot of fun with the "what's next?" part of the ad, but once again the station took a pass on creativity.