Oh. My. God. Piglets in pajamas. With twitchy curly tails while they dream little piglet dreams. And kittens in pajamas! Asleep! On their backs! With their paws in the air! I don’t know how anyone can ever be depressed with such wonderful things in the world. The only thing cuter than baby humans are baby animals. Because they’re furrier. And the only way to up their cute appeal is to hoist a pair of PJs on them, pop a Benadryl under their tongues, and grab a camera. I have never been so grateful to live in New York as I was when I first saw this commercial.
In this fast-paced world, it takes a lot to get my attention. So here’s a memo to all ad-driven companies out there: Do you know what will always, and I mean always, grab my eye? Kittens. And not just kittens, but kittens…in pajamas…who are dreaming. So thank you, Sweet Millions, for releasing what has to be the cutest television spot of all time. Now, an admission: I have no idea what the commercial is trying to get across. Nor do I really know what Sweet Millions is, because as soon as I start watching this 30-second spot, I transform into a 6-year-old pigtailed little girl who’s squealing like she was just gifted a mini-pony. (Kidding. I know Sweet Millions is a lottery game, and this might be encouraging young kids to gamble, but I just feel more encouraged to buy 15 cats and dress them up!)
[From Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch]
I made so many embarrassing noises while watching this. I think this should be everyone’s go-to video for when they’re having a bad day. Or just a blah day. Sleepy poufy-tailed kittens in blue pajamas could lead to world peace. I once read that no one can ever be anxious when they look at a sleeping kitten. And yesterday I happened to stumble upon the website Dreaming of Kittens. All kittens. All sleeping. All the time.
But in case bunnies and carnivals are more your speed, the New York lottery has you covered. Bunnies in teacups, their big ‘ol fuzzy feet in the air. Bunnies riding the Tunnel of Love! Bunnies delicately licking an ice cream cone! And best of all, bunnies playing bumper cars! Now to be fair, these rabbits all look a little confused. It very much reinforces the Disapproving Rabbits notion. But they’re good sports, and it’s an excellent way to start your weekend.
I just blew my exclamation point quota for the whole month. Worth it!!!