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Save the Peloton Ad Lady from Her Horrible Husband

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | December 2, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | December 2, 2019 |


I’d never heard of Peloton before today because I live in the streaming era and never see commercials unless they are so bad that they end up on Twitter. So when I saw this tweet earlier, I got excited because I legit thought a new season of Black Mirror was upon us. It made sense because they usually debut around the holidays.

Watching that commercial did not disabuse me of the notion that a new Black Mirror season would soon premiere. It looks like a teaser to a very good episode. I would watch that episode about a gaslighting husband who gave his wife a stationary bike as a metaphor for their marriage. As it turns out, however, that is a real ad, and only the music has been changed. Here’s the terrifying original ad for Peloton:

Do not adjust your computers. That is a real ad.

Also, I have heard that song a million times, but I have never in my life heard of its singer, Tal Bachman, who it turns out is the son of Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive fame, which is the basis for one of the best band names ever, Kathleen Turner Overdrive, the Jack Black fictional band in High Fidelity.

The Internet obviously took issue with it, specifically with any husband who might give his wife one of these machines.

Of course, in the midst of Twitter’s brief and fleeting obsession with the Peloton ad, George and Kellyanne Conway got into it on Twitter, so the two Twitter trending moments merged into a super moment.

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