SNL this week did a pretty good parody of Black Friday madness with this madcap fake ad for “Mega-Mart.” “Your shopping gorge can only be stopped by one thing: boxes! So everyone in our Mega-Mart 12 minute frenzy will get a free boxcutter at the door!”
It starts off looking like a normal ad, then progressively heightens as the store adds more and more bonus gamechangers, prizes, and contents that endanger customer’s lives.
What makes it really special, and disturbing, is that it used actual footage of stampedes and tramplelings inside Walmart during Black Fridays from years past. Shop till you drop!