Taco Mayo has a commercial that makes me laugh. TM is a fast-food chain similar to Taco Bell. The commercial displays three of their new, Mexican food products. What is funny is that the voiceover is done with an Irish accent. Why Irish? It reminded me of a joke that Toby told several years ago when my kids were still teen-agers and we lived in NM. I was also reminded of this joke when Laurie mentioned "talk like a pirate day" in one of her comments.
Here is Toby’s story:
Toby came home from work and said he had a joke for us. He then proceeded to tell the joke about Sven, a Swedish Olympian, using a Swedish accent. As Jesse, Bo, and I listened to his joke, we got tickled before he got to the punch line because Toby was telling it with a Spanish accent. I interrupted to ask, "Was this by any chance a Mexican/Swede?" The kids and I were laughing hard by this time. Toby gave us the exasperated look and tried the accented joke again. This time, Bo interrupted and asked, "So, it was a pirate/Swede?" At this point Toby said, "Look, I only know two accents – Spanish and Pirate. Which do you want?" We were rolling on the floor laughing, and he had not even gotten to the punch line. The joke, itself, is cute, but not nearly as funny as Toby telling it in his Pirate or Spanish accents.
Here is the joke:
Sven, an Olympian swimmer, was working out in the weight room. Another Olympian trainer came in to work out, and struck up a conversation. "So are you a pole vaulter?" asked the Olympian. Sven answered, "No, I am not a Pole, and my name is not Vaulter."
Maybe the person doing the voiceover for Taco Mayo did not have a good Spanish accent; so he did his Irish accent. I think the commercial would have worked better with Pirate talk.