If the folks over at SalesGenie.com wanted to include every possible stereotype about the Chinese, they came pretty darn close. The online ad company's million-dollar promo for the 2008 Super Bowl included a pair of pandas, broken English and a struggling bamboo shop. The company's CEO, who wrote the ad himself, later apologized for offending TV viewers and agreed to pull the commercial, even though he said he and his Asian friends had no qualms about it: "People have been making fun of my accent for years. And I love it," Vinod Gupta, who described himself as half-Jewish and half-Indian, told the New York Times. (The company also aired a similarly insulting ad featuring an Indian character during Super Bowl XLII.) He later joked that perhaps the pandas would make a triumphant return — only next time, with Irish accents.
For entertainment purposes, let's use a "small Chinese-type baby," a shitty, stereotypical "Asian accent," then insult their cultural way of eating, make our nationality look superior, and laugh at those silly, culturally inferior people, and sell some Jello!
This 30-second spot features a Quizno's employee named Scott being sexually harassed by a toaster oven. A toaster oven that talks like Barry White. And says things like, "Put it in me," and "Say it sexy," and "I want you to do something" (to which Scott replies, "I'm not doing that again. That burned." Because nothing satisfies one's "cravings" like an erotic Toasty Torpedo sandwich ... Incredibly, this ad is worse than Quizno's short-lived SpongeMonkey pitchman.