We are in the third week of a relentless attack on the very sanctity and safety of our homes. No, the wildfires in California have died down. There are no hurricanes threatening the east coast, nor tornadoes in the heartland.
I'm talking about the attack of the killer bees: Those annoying "Bee Movie Juniors" popping up in NBC prime time programming every night for the past three weeks, buzzing us incessantly in the comfort of our homes. And if you include Jerry Seinfeld's appearance on the season premiere of 30 Rock on October 4, it's four weeks. FOUR. WEEKS. One month of promos for an animated movie. Add to that, in the past few days, an equally relentless onslaught of McDonald's Bee Movie Happy Meal ads, plus commercials for the actual movie showing actual animated footage which, actually, is something missing from all of these stupid "Bee Movie Junior" things stinging us nightly on NBC.
I love Jerry Seinfeld. But we're at a point when even Seinfeld would make fun of these things in his act or on his eponymous TV show, if it were still on. Jerry...we all know you don't need the money. Go home. Play with the kids. Drive one of your 8 gazillion cars around the block a few hundred times, because I got to tell you, man...if you put this much effort into flogging an animated cartoon movie that features only your voice, I can't wait to see what you'll do when you actually star in a live-action film. I think all of us, men and women alike, will be offered our choice of sex with your wife or cash money, just to make sure we go see that damn movie, if and when it happens.
Bee Movie is in theaters this Friday, November 2.