Highly paid creative advertising experts have come up with an idea for an ad that is sure to knock your funny bone right out of joint: the Eliot Spitzer scandal! Remember that mess with the governor, and the hooker? Now it's fodder for ads! These people are quick, you have to give them that! Politico got hold of the following casting call for a new hotel commercial; what do you get when a Caucasian man, a Caucasian woman, an African-American male, and a British guy walk into a hotel? Hilarity!:
[ELIOT SPITZER LOOK-A-LIKE] An Eliot Spitzer look-a-like and a sound-a-like (not necessarily be the same person.) Caucasian man in his 40s. Slight baldness, receding hairline. Also, we will not be showing the actor's face and will be seeing him more in profile and silhouetted.
[YOUNG WOMAN] Caucasian, 20s a pretty brunette, long hair, nice figure. Again, we won't be showing her face and will be seeing her more in profile and silhouetted.
[DAVID PATTERSON LOOK-A-LIKE] African-American male in 40s. Again, no face and will be seeing him more in profile and silhouetted.
[BRITISH GUY] A guy with a British accent that could do a turn as an on-camera spokesman. The idea being that, because he is British, he would say, 'G'morning Guv'nor!' He would need to be likable and funny in his performance.
[FBI GUYS] A couple FBI guys. 25 to 50 years old. The idea being that two guys are sitting in a van outside the hotel and, while watching Spitzer, comment on the hotel amenities.