I have no idea when this Headline aired, but it has been used for a Tonight Show promo that I wound up seeing over and over again recently.
I found it on the NBC website. The joke is “here’s an ad for a smoke alarm… with a silencer!” Ha ha.
Now, here’s the question… Is there actually anything funny about a smoke alarm with a silencer? Any of you think that’s amusing?
As a person with a smoke alarm near his kitchen, I am sensitive to the fact that an occasional smoky cooking incident will set of the alarm. These nuisance alarms are really irritating, and I’m thankful that it’s possible to silence the alarm temporarily when I burn some toast. I also believe most smoke alarms these days include a nuisance alarm silence function, some even can be activated by a remote control.
A followup question, if this is simply a stupid joke that makes no sense, why would they feature it on a promo? Is this really the best headline he’s had in the last 6 months? I can forgive a joke that bombs, I cannot forgive shoving it in my face over and over, as though it’s a reason to tune into his show.
*I was catching up with Grimm through On Demand, and fast forward was locked out. They played this promo at least 3 times per episode, so I got to see this ad roughly 50 times over the last month.