Oh for the love of Pete (in this case, YouTube commenter Pete, who does not like this advertisement). Finally, some retailer (in this case, Kohl's) is attempting to market its Black Friday sales through Rebecca Black's Friday. It was only a matter of time.
As you can see in the video below, some Rebecca Black sort-of lookalike, actress Julie Mann, manages to belt out an even more annoying version of the song than the original. Impressive!
It's Black Friday! Black Friday! Gotta go to Kohl's on Black Friday! she sings, while pushing older women out of the way and stealing other people's clothes.
But probably the worst part comes at the end of the video, when Mann sings, Can't get this darn song out of my head! You know, because the song is so annoying, but you have to listen to an adaption of it for 30 seconds.
She also seems to have a recurring battle in the commercial with an older woman who just cannot win. Mann shoves her out of the way going into the store, and then she beats the older woman -- who just looks exasperated -- to the cash register.
Of course, this could either be a really good idea or a really bad one as it pertains to Kohl's. On one hand, Can't get this darn song out of my head!
And shoppers, who won't be able to get the darn song out of their head, will probably just go to Kohl's at midnight for more than 500 early-bird specials, to shove people out of their way while singing the real version of Friday, making other shoppers so much more gleeful when they get that last nice knit sweater. Ha! You didn't get it, you Friday-singing person!
Or it could be just a terrible idea, and some of the comments and reactions to Kohl's official YouTube video suggest that. The video currently has 451 dislikes and 166 likes, and the dislikes outweigh the likes in the comments as well.
They're just great. What if they held a Black Friday sale and nobody came, asks GuyEndore, who probably won't come. And then there's the condescending, Even Rebecca Black was able to rhyme with 'Friday,' from Westonius, alluding to a point in Kohl's song during which Mann cannot think of a word that rhymes with Friday.
Watch the video below. More or less likely to go to Kohl's now, or does it not matter?