Or does the current DirectTV ad (below) that spoofs the film Poltergeist just seem wrong. Most of us know that Heather O'Rourke, the little girl in the film, died rather suddenly and tragically just six years after the film was made. Using her image to sell a product 20 years after he death just seems a bit callous and cold to me.
Here...take a few seconds to watch the video:
Does Craig T. Nelson really need the money that much that he was fine with signing off on a commercial making fun of a ghost film starring his dead co-star? I know Coach has been off the air for a while and Blades of Glory was just plain embarrassing, but this just feels wrong on so many levels. Or is the creepiest part of these commercials the CGI that makes the stars like Nelson look like they did over 25 years ago?
So far the stable of ads from DirectTV have run the gamut from slightly funny to desperately over-reaching. Now they have included offensive and stupid. Good job, kids!