Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Man From Kleenex

Here we have the Man - the Very Little Man, in fact - From K.L.E.E.N.E.X. (Keep Levitating Each and Every Napkin, Even the Xtras).

He is just like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - only smaller. And the espionage he's concerned with is that of small children who keep dropping their paper napkins at lunchtime and making their moms irritated.

This lady is all flustered about a paper napkin - yet when a strange miniature man bursts into her kitchen unannounced - from goodness knows where - who already seems to know about her napkin issues! - she's OK with that. Why? What is going on here?

Also I thought that the stereotypical butler was supposed to be British. But I guess Jeeves took one look at the paper napkins and made some polite yet pointed excuse as to why he couldn't possibly endorse them.

And as for the Kleenex napkins not falling off your lap? Try standing up, lady. You might think differently then.

7 comments:

vanilla said...

No, wait. That little guy's voice register would have to start two ocataves above middle C.

Tori Lennox said...

Huh. They "cling like cloth", do they? Then why do I have trouble keeping CLOTH napkins on my lap??? I wonder if Shorty has an answer for THAT?

Lidian said...

vanilla - A lot of things do not add up...

Tori - Shorty prefers not to answer any more questions! He has to go bother some other households now.

ManOverBoard.com said...

The little guy looks like Hugh Beamount the actor who played the Beavers father. Hard to tell thou. I love the demonstration on how the Kleenex stayed right on her lap after all that shaking going on, LOL

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Just so you know, I have decided to file a lawsuit against Kleenex for this commercial!

How *dare* they not use a Brit in the role of butler?! Don't they realise that in order to eat, British actors *depend* on work from the USA as obsequious butlers?

I'm horrified, truly horrified!

Lidian said...

ManOverBoard - Hey, you're right, he does!

Richard - I am horrified, too. I would give a lot to see a miniature Stephen-Fry-as-Jeeves in this role.

Bill said...

They cling like cloth was one of those slogans that never really caught on, did it?