May 8, 2015 4:00 pm -

Some time in the past several weeks, a meeting occurred in the offices of the Cleveland Cavaliers that went something like this: “Hey, did you guys see that really funny Dirty Dancing insurance commercial? Here, let me Google it up on my smartphone.”

“We should totally do something like that!”

So far, so good, but then, they decided to make the central gag one in which the woman (now a young, pretty, slightly spastic blonde) goes in for the big move, and the man (now a hipster-bearded, psycho-eyed Cavs fan) is so taken aback by her Chicago Bulls t-shirt that he throws her across the room. Now, if I’m in that meeting, domestic violence might not be the first thing to pop into my head, given the slapstick setup and the source material. You could see how something like that could slip through.

The resulting video, however, appears to have been produced with the added instruction to make sure the domestic violence angle was unmistakable, or as they say in the biz, to hang a lantern on it. Make sure the guy walks away in disgust while we show her writhing in agony on the floor, then finish it off with the bitch learning her lesson. And he only had to tell her once! The video was then played on the scoreboard during Wednesday night’s NBA playoff game between the Cavs and the Bulls…READ MORE

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.