1.21.2013

What the Hell is that AT&T Commercial Kid Talking About?

There's a famous A,T, and T commercial out right now where man in a suit is having brunch with a bunch of tiny children in a kindergarten class asking them if bigger is better. Normally this type of activity warrants a call to the police department, but for some reason it's a perfectly acceptable premise for a commercial these days.

In one of these ads they talk about installing a flat screen television in a treehouse and this one kid goes off on a tangent about how "You would have to hold the wire and in the position that you would have to hold the wire you wouldn't be able to see the TV". What I've been trying to figure out is what the hell that even means. I would venture to guess this child has no experience as a trained electrician and yet he's railing on about wiring issues like he's President Obama's Secretary of Energy. Judging from the other commercials I wouldn't be surprised if A,T, and T was drugging these kids.

If what that boy was saying made sense and I'm wrong about this please let me know. I don't want to be right in this type of situation. I just think it's sickening how these confused children are being exploited by a phone company. You know they're going to look back on this some day and be embarrassed, maybe even haunted by the nonsense they're saying in these ads. Companies should either let adults sell their crap or virtually manipulate children like the E*Trade Baby. Using real kids is just wrong.

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  1. I just saw a new one, where a little girl repeats herself "More is better" in various ways and it's HIGHLY disturbing.

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  2. The kid talking about the wire is talking about a wire to pick up channels, like the old bunny ear antennas

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  3. Love, love, love these commercials!!! Not disturbing at all! Adorable! If any child is expected to respond any other way at that age, shame on you who thinks so! That's disturbing.

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    1. Mommi, I agree. Their cynicism is disgusting

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  4. just stupid

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  5. mommi0103...it is disturbing that American kid's are that stupid; even more disturbing is the man is even more so. Shame on you for thinking this is adorable.

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    1. So, as a mom of one of those "stupid" kids in the commercial, you obviously know nothing about child psychology. Those kids were in no way exploited. They had a lovely day at a children's museum where shooting took place, and they got to have fun "hypothesizing" different theories on topics. They are little and REAL. Why would they be embarrassed at all by their child like responses later on when they are, in fact children now.

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    2. Bless your heart if one of those kids belong to you.

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  6. So, as a mom of one of those "stupid" kids in the commercial, you obviously know nothing about child psychology. Those kids were in no way exploited. They had a lovely day at a children's museum where shooting took place, and they got to have fun "hypothesizing" different theories on topics. They are little and REAL. Why would they be embarrassed at all by their child like responses later on when they are, in fact children now.

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    1. Those kids are ACTORS ..... and the commercials are AWFUL ..

      they say ... We're AT&T and we think our customers a idiot children ..

      that seems to be the current trend in many commercials

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    2. If I had AT&T anything I would cancel it because I hate those stupid commercials. The breathless girl in the red headband should stop talking and catch her breath. I mute it and will be glad when AT&T realizes how stupid those commercials really are.

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  7. I thought you had to stop "holding the wire" when the Government mandated the switch to Digital TV (so they could auction off the excess bandwidth). Antennas went out of style long before this kid was created, proving these commercials are all staged and hokey. At least it's better than a kid that can shake his head and wave his hand at the same time - obviously a future Ivy League graduate.

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