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At What Point Does This Stop Being Funny?

I really don’t want to cut into our annual virtual Thanksgiving meal (please bring a dish and try mine), but Josh sent me this Siri parody (maybe not appropriate for work unless you keep the sound down low) and asked me a question about it. I’ll tell you my answer after you tell me yours:

Was there a point where it stopped being funny to you or did you laugh until the end? Or did you not laugh at all? In other words, was there a point where you were smiling and then you weren’t smiling? Or was it all funny? Or all not funny?


1 Amie aka MammaLoves { 11.22.11 at 2:28 pm }

Yeah, not funny to start, but the siri responses in the middle were chuckle inducing. I hate continuing stereotypes and violence just isn’t funny to me.

2 brenda { 11.22.11 at 3:06 pm }

Wow. It just made me sad…sorta best represents the spiralling loss of control life can become, with all the demands and work, and debt and responsibility. Unless you hold fast to the one you love….

3 sunflowerchilde (Stacey) { 11.22.11 at 3:29 pm }

I did not find almost any of it funny, although I am in a melancholy mood right now. But I still don’t think I would find most of it to be funny. I agree with Annie, a couple responses in the middle were funny. Barely.

4 {sue} { 11.22.11 at 3:41 pm }

I found it funny until infidelity came up.

5 The Cornfed Feminist { 11.22.11 at 3:57 pm }

I didn’t really think it was funny at all. Maybe the part about the washing machine being more effective, but even that is a low blow. Yikes.

6 Kathryn Jennex { 11.22.11 at 4:21 pm }

I thought it was oh so very sad. I already find our dependence on technology troublesome.

7 Sarah { 11.22.11 at 4:44 pm }

Ew. Not a fan.

8 eunice { 11.22.11 at 5:08 pm }

Hmmmm…. I laughed a little in the beginning. Some of Siri’s responses were funny. Then, it became too real and I just felt sad. It is not funny because I think this is the state of many relationships where communication is not even clear. We don’t appreciate each other and respect is totally missing. Am I taking this too serious? Is it just a commercial? Should I just be able to laught it off? Is just a joke right or is it? Is it a reflection of what it is really going on in our lives? Food for tought…

9 Jo { 11.22.11 at 5:28 pm }

Perhaps it just goes to show how dysfunctional I really am. I found it quite funny.

10 Ana { 11.22.11 at 5:34 pm }

Meh. I didn’t find it funny at all, after the first couple of back&forths, I got the point. And jokes about infidelity & marital troubles aren’t really my thing (the washing machine joke might have been funny in a different venue, they had already lost me way before that)

11 Toni { 11.22.11 at 5:37 pm }

The concept — Siri becoming a mediator between the two parties and changing the answers — was funny but the interaction between the husband and wife was way too intense. Made me a bit uncomfortable. It would have been hilarious if they’d stuck to more of a lighter bickering and didn’t extreme close ups on the mouths. It was like a Dr. Phil episode.

12 Chickenpig { 11.22.11 at 6:13 pm }

It wasn’t as funny as the things my husband makes up for the real commercials. 🙂 I found the phone’s responses funny, but over all it was a little too serious for me.

13 Louisa { 11.22.11 at 6:43 pm }

Oh man I found it really funny (I’m kinda twisted like that) thanks I needed a laugh today!

14 Eggs In A Row { 11.22.11 at 6:45 pm }

It would be funny if it weren’t so true…that phones and technology are really coming in between people, and that people use computers and Facebook etc to communicate rather than human contact.

But that’s just me. Also, it reminded me EXACTLY why we aren’t going to our families for Thanksgiving this year. Because his parents fight and my parents are divorced but are forced together this year for my sister’s baby’s bris.

15 Esperanza { 11.22.11 at 7:03 pm }

I didn’t think that was funny at all. The only times I cracked a (kinda, sorta) half smile was when Siri would do things like pull up anger management of flower arrangements, but never when they were bad mouthing each other.

That was brutal and gross. I didn’t like it at all.

16 Amy { 11.22.11 at 7:03 pm }

I thought Siri’s attempts at mediation were cute, but I think they went a bit too far at the end. I think it would’ve been cuter if they had taken Siri up on her suggestions to end the fight.

17 KnottedFingers { 11.22.11 at 7:55 pm }

I didn’t find it funny. The only parts remotely cute were when Siri tried to mediate and find a place to hide

18 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 11.22.11 at 8:37 pm }

DH and I laughed hilariously. Because we are happy together.

19 Lollipopgoldstein { 11.22.11 at 8:48 pm }

I was smiling when it started, and then I stopped smiling when he called her his “bitch wife.” We had (notice the past tense) some friends who always fought in front of us. It was so uncomfortable to be around that we stopped hanging out with them. Watching that video was like that.

The Needlers on SNL walked the same line: . The Needlers were just this side of funny. That video above stepped over the line to where the fighting was no longer needling… it was drawing huge quantities of blood.

Josh and I really didn’t know what to make of it when we saw it this afternoon.

20 teri { 11.22.11 at 9:06 pm }

I thought it was hysterical…and reading through the comments it looks like I might be alone in that opinion! *ducks* 🙂

21 Magpie { 11.22.11 at 10:22 pm }

Not funny. I stopped about 60% in; I was done.

22 Tigger { 11.22.11 at 10:37 pm }

I don’t think it was funny at ALL. I feel bad for poor Siri – “is this my fault? Please don’t make me.” It’s the same feelings kids get when their parents fight in front of them or use them as a go-between. (You are, of course, talking to a girl whose parents weren’t allowed to fight in front of her because she’d get really upset and beg them to stop.”

23 Hope { 11.23.11 at 12:27 am }

Okay, I wasn’t smiling at the beginning, I started smiling when I realized how the husband and wife were using siri to talk to each other, then I stopped smiling at the point when they started talking about how he said he’d respect her decision to stay home. After that, it just made me feel awful to keep watching, but I did.

24 April { 11.23.11 at 1:03 am }

I thought it was funny. Not hysterically funny, but I giggled. Hubby lol’d.

And as much as it could have hit home, I’m pretty darn proud of myself that the only thing I took from it was ‘hm, woulda been nice if we could have gotten it all out there like that so quickly.’ Who would have thought that a realization that healing has really begun could come from such a source?

25 Steadfast Warrior { 11.23.11 at 4:15 am }

Okay, so I was smirking a little here and there, and the Siri’s response were at times funny, but overall I didn’t find the situation funny at all. Communication can get muddled up enough as it is with our various forms of technology, so when an interactive piece of technology removes the necessary interaction, the joke is over. Now if the Siri could give counselling advice, maybe it’d be more funny…

26 cattiz j { 11.23.11 at 4:26 am }

Nah, not funny, just uncomfortable to watch.

27 Elizabeth { 11.23.11 at 5:29 am }

it just made me sad, first the evocation of how children get caught in the middle (“searching for a place to hide…”) and then the sadness of a couple who has “everything” in material terms but not the emotional resources to process their conflicts and pain together, directly, with love.

28 JustHeather { 11.23.11 at 7:13 am }

That just made me uncomfortable. Like others, I thought Siri’s responses were sort of cute and smart, but really the whole thing just put me off. Maybe it is too much reality, not for myself, but what I can see for others.

29 Roccie { 11.23.11 at 10:12 am }

I get mad about EVERYTHING but I thought it was pretty funny.

30 Jen { 11.23.11 at 10:30 am }

I guess it was supposed to be funny, but I thought it was just really stupid. (Shrugging)

31 Shelli { 11.23.11 at 10:38 am }

I cracked up at the whole thing. Because it’s over the top, and not realistic. And I’m secure in my marriage. If any of the above were not true, I’d have felt differently…

32 Erica { 11.23.11 at 12:58 pm }

I was hopeful until the first “bitch wife” mention, at which point I gave up on thinking it might get funny. I found some of Siri’s responses funny, but then I started feeling sorry for her.

33 pork chop { 11.23.11 at 5:04 pm }

Yeah, I didn’t really enjoy it. Not at all funny. I love harsh humor, but I didn’t see the humor, just harshness.

34 theportofindecision { 11.23.11 at 7:01 pm }

It wasn’t really funny, in fact it gave me that awkward feeling when you see other people fight in front of you, until the end with the “Say goodbye to the iPhone.” But I think it could have been a LOT more funny if they’d dropped the rancor and had two people bickering good-naturedly about petty stuff. A sibling-to-sibling bickering, say. That was way too intense and full of nasty stereotypes to be funny.

35 Orodemniades { 11.24.11 at 12:18 am }

Er, I thought it was hilarious?

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