Monday, February 18, 2013

SNL Consumer Probe

The images below are links to the famous Saturday Night Live "Consumer Probe" skit. Candace Bergen, playing a consumer reporter interviews Irwin Mainway (DanAkroyd) of Mainway Toys as he hawks his infamous band of dangerous products including, famously, the "Bag o' Glass."

Consumer Reporter: So, you don't feel that this product is dangerous?

Irwin Mainway: No! Look, we put a label on every bag that says, "Kid! Be careful - broken glass!" I mean, we sell a lot of products in the "Bag O'" line.. like Bag O' Glass, Bag O' Nails, Bag O' Bugs, Bag O' Vipers, Bag O' Sulfuric Acid. They're decent toys, you know what I mean?

It's a great way to introduce a product liability segment in  your Legal Environment class.

I can almost hear Emily Litella query: "What's all this fuss about "pro-duck liability?" "Oh, never mind."

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Other videos for introducing product liability may be found at earlier posts: here and here.

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