Thursday, April 24, 2008

Things Girls Can Do

I am currently annoyed by a commercial that seems to be playing zillions of times a day on E! It's ruining my constant influx of True Hollywood Story and Chelsea Lately episodes. The commercial in question is for Nutrisystem and it features the notoriously annoying Jillian Barberie.

In this Nutrisystem commercial, Jillian proclaims her love of the pre-packaged diet foods and happily notes that she lost 40 pounds. She probably could have lost another 15 by taking out the huge faux boobies, but I digress. This is somehow supposed to be a sports-themed commercial, although I don't think Jillian Barberie and sports go together very well aside from the fact that she may have been in a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue once. She waxes poetic about how she, unlike most girls, is into sports. Right, Jillian. You're the only woman on the planet who loves football. Insert giant, dramatic eye-roll here.

At one point in the commercial, a football comes flying in, slowly, from off-screen. Jillian catches the football, looks impressed with herself, and then puts the final nail in the coffin for this commercial. "What girl can do that?" she asks. What girl can catch a football that is tossed gently to her by a production assistant that is standing a few feet away? Oh, not many, Jillian, I'm sure. My 6 year-old can do it, but she's an anomaly.

6 comments:

Breakfast at Charly's said...

She used to do the useless weather report for Fox's NFL Pregame show. She stood there, told you the weather and Howie Long understandably rolled his eyes at the nonsense. That's the loose connection to football that she has. She was fired. Poor thing.

Breakfast at Charly's said...

P.S. Your blog is on Pacific Time, dude.

Susan said...

What is she "famous" for anyway? She seriously buggs.

Anonymous said...

Her boobs are real. She just had a baby, that's why they're big.

Janet said...

I don't believe for one second that her boobs are real.

Nuh-uh.

H said...

A recent pregnancy does not explain why she has looked like she has basketballs bolted to her chest for years now.