One thing we've talked about in regards to Lo Speziale is the fact that the apothecary in the show is a big news junkie, so the team has been kicking some ideas around on how to show this throughout the opera. TV leads to talk of ads, of course, which in Breaking Bad terms leads to a "Better Call Saul" ad. If you're not familiar with the show, here's what I'm talking about:
Hilarious right? And of course everyone in America recognizes this as the parody of the local business ad that routinely runs in their area. In my hometown this was the ad that everyone recognizes:
It doesn't get any better than Becky Queen of Carpet. I remember one year at Halloween we ran into some kids dressed up as Becky and Wanda out trick or treating. They scored massive amounts of candy.
In college it was this ad:
Downer downer downer! Where you always get a free onion! (I've never understood that.)
In the comments section post YOUR hometown TV ad! You might just win something...