Contact Us

You’ve Got to Watch SNL’s Fake New Balance Commerical

NBC

Even after all of these years, SNL does fake commercials better than everyone else. However, last night’s New Balance commercial parody is the cream of the crop — it’s hard to remember the last time the show made a fake ad that was this funny and spot-on. Check it out below.

The scene is based on an incredibly specific and bizarre observation that pays off in spades: New Balance athletic shoes are never worn by athletes, but rather by middle aged, overweight guys who never run or exercise. Ever. Host Zach Galifianakis leads a trio of hefty guys, who talk about how much they love their New Balance shoes despite the fact that they never use them for their intended purpose. Along the way, they get tired walking up stairs, carry around extra shirts for when they get too sweaty and have dispiriting visits to the doctor’s office.

Although the joke could easily have been “Haha! Fat people!”, the scene never directly makes fun of anyone’s weight. Instead, it goes after the very concept of marketing running shoes, since not everyone who buys them will actually use them to run. On top of that, the cast’s overly chipper attitude about the whole thing is just hilarious.

Best of B102.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b1027.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B102.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B102.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.