I stop fast-forwarding the TiVO every time Sprint Nextel's(?) "The Man" airs. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen it. I get a good chuckle out of it every single time:
(Originally posted at Wikipedia.org > The Man > Popular Culture)In a slightly surreal 2005 TV ad, a middle-aged corporate executive is telling a young clerk about how he has a certain cellphone plan that gives him total freedom and that it's his way of "Sticking it to The Man!" The clerk responds, "But, you are The Man!" The Man says, "I know!" The clerk says, "So you're sticking it to yourself?" After a short pause, The Man concedes, "Maybe."
The actors play it so straight, so perfectly. And it's also funny to me that Wikipedia has an entry for "The Man."