Mr. Shucks, the delightful corn husk mascot of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, really wants to win this year’s Minor League Mascot Mania. So Mr. Shucks filmed a promo video to curry favor with the voters. Problem is he completely STOLE(*) the idea from the already iconic Nike #RE2PECT ad for Derek Jeter, right down to the hat-tipping. This is almost a shot-for-shot rip off.
C’mon Mr. Shucks, you’re better than that, man.
Oh who am I kidding? If we can’t laugh at a giant corn husk with a creepy grinning baseball for a head parodying a reverent (if overwrought) Derek Jeter commercial, then comedy and humor on the Internet are truly dead.
(*) I STOLE this idea from CRM, so fair’s fair.