Written by Jalapenoman

Monday, 13 October 2008

"They're here!" That's right, they are here. People complaining about the use of a scene from the 1982 movie Poltergeist in a Direct TV commercial.

The scene features the late Heather O'Rourke sitting in front of a television set in her parents' bedroom, uttering her familiar line. From the bed, a new Craig T. Nelson tries to sell people on the satellite service.

The controversy, which escalated to people picketing the offices of Direct TV in several cities, may deal with the fact that several of the cast died prematurely. Heather O'Rourke, who played the little blonde girl, died of a heart attack and intestinal problems at the age of 12. Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was murdered by an ex-boyfriend at the age of 22.

The biggest problem for Direct TV, however, may not be the living protestors. Ghosts were seen to be flying in and out of the headquarters building, with lightning flashes appearing to come from inside. A large Stay Puff Marshmallow Man was also seen jumping up and down in the parking lot and green slime was witnessed coming from under a lunch room door (though this may have been normal).

At present, the Satellite company has not revealed who they will turn to for a solution: the Ghostbusters or the dimunitive Zelda Rubenstien (Tangina) from the Poltergeist movies.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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