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What’s Wrong With This Video

July 14, 2017

Hey, it’s Friday! It’s July. We should play a game, but before we do, let me give you some context.

Last week, Mrs. Fussy came across this ad on YouTube and showed it to me. And there was one moment that I was absolutely horrified. Yes, there are a lot of things that are wrong with this picture. But one really takes the cake.

What I’m wondering is if you can find it. Just to make sure it wasn’t just me, I showed the video below to a few of my friends in the lake house. And one found it almost immediately. Granted, it took her a second viewing.

But once you see it, you can’t unsee it. Which isn’t to say you have to look hard for it at all. The offending action is clear and in plain sight.

For those who don’t want to be exposed to commercial messages on the FLB, I’m embedding the video after the jump.

Okay. Now, if you think you saw it, put your answer in the comments below. There are no prizes today. I’m still behind on fulfillment for those who have already won things in the past. All that you get is the thrill of victory.

I’ll share my answer in Monday’s post.

29 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2017 7:35 am

    Lots of weirdness here, but the “parmesan” in a can is pretty egregious.

  2. MikeH permalink
    July 14, 2017 9:04 am

    Used a dry measuring cup to measure a liquid

    • July 14, 2017 12:42 pm

      That made me cringe

      • July 14, 2017 1:15 pm

        I do it sometimes and I’m a “professional”

      • July 14, 2017 1:23 pm

        Well ok.. yeah I do it too but I don’t advertise it.

      • July 19, 2017 10:28 pm

        Jen, I have been worrying that you might think that my comment was directed at you so I’m back here saying that I didn’t mean that you shouldn’t advertise using the dry measure cup.. it was meant to be a slam on Amazon’s marketing Dept.

  3. Dora Swan permalink
    July 14, 2017 9:40 am

    I wouldn’t recommend putting already cooked shrimp into a saute pan for the dish. It’ll end up way too rubbery. But, the pink color IS more aesthetically pleasing than grey color of raw shrimp for marketing purposes. Also, agreeing with the parm comment.

  4. Jenny permalink
    July 14, 2017 10:18 am

    My guess is also the cooked shrimp, especially if it is the first thing to go in.

  5. Kerosena permalink
    July 14, 2017 10:48 am

    She puts the prepared hot food on the table before the guests even arrive.

    Also, this couple doesn’t look happy to me. They’re never shown interacting with each other, only the device. There are no smiles or emotion between them.

  6. July 14, 2017 12:05 pm

    Agreeing the precooked shrimp is out of place. And if it were raw as the recipe probably called for, the mushrooms should be sauteed before it is added.

    Also agree the couple has a relationship issue, probably because of his drinking problem. She uses one measly cup (8 ounces, I think) to drown the shrimp, and he immediately has to order another bottle.

    But at least they’ve got Real-Lime® for their gin rickeys!

  7. Rachel Mabb permalink
    July 14, 2017 12:54 pm

    Is it that the main ingredients in “Champagne Shrimp” don’t list Champagne?

    Is it that she used a nasty bag of pre cooked shrimp? (And all the other ingredients were “prefab”?)

    Is it that she had no idea how many ounces were in a CUP?

    Or is it just the obnoxiously blatant lazy consumerism?

    • Rachel Mabb permalink
      July 14, 2017 12:56 pm

      I meant “doesn’t” oops

  8. July 14, 2017 1:18 pm

    Ooh ooh ooh, I know! I know!
    It’s a commercial, not real life.

  9. PrincesMegE permalink
    July 14, 2017 1:27 pm

    Is it that she only got 7 items and it cost her 47 dollars??

  10. July 14, 2017 1:37 pm

    Or perhaps it’s that the recipe calls for tomatoes and she also scans a tomato sauce jar to add to her list.

  11. EPT permalink
    July 14, 2017 1:59 pm

    I would have to say using cooked shrimp. Plus shrimp and Parmesan cheese is a bit iffy. Maybe minor but cooked shrimp in the frig not the freezer. But honestly I’m not a shrimp person, just don’t care for them.

  12. EPT permalink
    July 14, 2017 2:07 pm

    On the other hand she scanned what appeared to be an almost empty bottle of water, doesn’t fit in.

  13. Deedee permalink
    July 14, 2017 3:07 pm

    The green can of “parm” is an epic fail, but there was also precooked shrimp that went in the pan before anything else and white wine measured in a dry measuring cup (oh, and where was the champagne for the champagne shrimp?)

  14. Ryan H permalink
    July 14, 2017 3:24 pm

    Knowing Dan, it must be cooking the cooked shrimp. Although the first thing I thought of was, “Why don’t you just finish drinking the damn water out of that stupid water bottle?”

  15. Jack C. permalink
    July 14, 2017 3:30 pm

    I’m going with the ReaLime. Could also be the shrimp, but that ReaLime stuff is atrocious.

  16. July 14, 2017 4:25 pm

    Ok, I watched again and am confident the “you can’t unsee this” moment is the cooked shrimp being plopped into the dry pan over high heat.

  17. enough already! permalink
    July 14, 2017 9:11 pm

    Some think cheese on seafood is a no no.

    • EPT permalink
      July 15, 2017 7:52 am

      On second thought, seafood and cheese could work, a nice filet with a mornay sauce. My issue is I don’t like shrimp, maybe because their farmed, in faraway places and the flavor is gone. However, an interesting topic would be how we have “bred” the flavor out of food. Pork has no fat , is dry and pretty much tasteless, same with chicken. You can get good beef at ridiculous prices.

      Hey FLB,, maybe take this one on, where has the flavor in food gone?

  18. Maggie permalink
    July 15, 2017 12:18 am

    tomato in fridge

  19. July 15, 2017 8:06 am

    Parmesan does not come in a green carton! Sawdust does!

  20. ericscheirerstott permalink
    July 15, 2017 5:02 pm

    the Real Lime bottle too!

  21. enough already! permalink
    July 15, 2017 10:45 pm

    Stainless steel won’t hold a magnet.


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