An animal shelter in Atlanta specializes in finding homes for cats has become an internet phenomenon this week after a low-budget commercial it produced went viral.
Furkids Animal and Rescue Shelters’ “Kitty Kommercial” stars a man who, in style and humor, resembles Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman or a used-car salesman; he’s dressed in an ill-fitting, mismatched blazer/slacks combo, and he hawks the cats with enough cheesy dad jokes to humiliate an entire bus full of middle schoolers. He’s played by a man who works at a rental property management company, not an actor; his sister, who volunteers at the shelter, suggested him because he’s naturally funny.
“You like black cats, we’ve got the blackest cats you’ve ever seen,” the actor says at one point while standing near a very black cat. “It’s like midnight in the middle of a coffin over here. You like sleepy kitties, we’ve got the sleepiest kitties you’ve ever seen. You don’t like tails, no problem—get a cat without one.”
The video was released on December 23 and eventually made its way to Reddit; since then, it’s been viewed more than 2.7 million times. Huffington Post reports the entire video took just 30 minutes to film and cost just “a couple cans of cat food for the cat stars.”
Watch the video below, and be sure to stick around until the end for the Sarah McLachlan cover.
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