“Emotional Support” Blobfish…

I’m not unsympathetic to the idea of Emotional Support Animals, although some people have pressed the limits of what may be considered such an animal, and where it may be appropriate to take them.  As a case in point we have a Credit Karma commercial where a female passenger on an airline notices a male in the same seat row sporting a blobfish on his lap, who he introduces as Harold, an emotional support animal that he enlisted when his credit rating caused damage to his self-concept.  The woman advises the man that he can gain tips on improving his credit rating from Credit Karma, a thought which so excites the man that he accidentally drops Harold on the aircraft floor.  “He’ll be all right,” reassures the man.  “He’s a bottom feeder!

Now blobfish are real, a deep sea creature found in waters 2,000 to 3,900 feet deep off mainland Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.  A few years back, they were voted “the Ugliest Animal in the World.”  Blobfish are easier on the eyes if you see them in their natural habitat, since the appearance that people associate with them is caused by decompression damage as the specimens are brought to the surface.  So be kind to the blobfish, as you’re not seeing them at their best.  Harold could certainly not live out of water, even while he appears to move slightly during the commercial.

Sadly, no one claims blobfish as their spirit animal.  These guys just can’t seem to get a break.  And when it comes to emotional support animals, I’m inseparable from my inner fox

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5 Comments on ““Emotional Support” Blobfish…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I’m sure Harold was just an animatronic replica of a blobfish. A replica almost _too_ well made! But, a replica, just the same. If nothing else, we didn’t have to hear a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator go: “How did that ugly-butt fish get on this mother-loving plane?”

    I don’t know, Samuel. But, I do know one thing. You still ain’t gettin’ me to tell you what’s in my wallet!

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Blobfish on a plane! There’s gotta be a bad Syfy Channel movie there! Maybe along the lines of an old William Shatner “Twilight Zone” episode, “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet…”

      Shatner: “There’s a blobfish out there on the wing, I tell ‘ya!”
      Attendant: “Even if there was, it couldn’t hurt you.”
      Shatner: “I know, but it’s so damn ugly!”
      (Blobfish presses against the outside of Shat’s window)
      Shatner: “Aieee!” (Overacts, freaking out…)


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  4. Pam Says:

    I love it! Mr. Blobby is great!


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