Bot-Written Olive Garden Commercial Goes Viral

I may find this particularly funny because of the fact that I work in advertising, but its appeal on social media seems to be universal, so I wanted to share it with you.

Bot-Written Olive Garden Commercial

New York writer and comedian Keaton Patti, whose clients include Funny or Die, The Onion and Comedy Central shared a script for the oft-mocked chain restaurant The Olive Garden on twitter today.

First, an actual Olive Garden commercial for a frame of reference:

This morning Patti tweeted: “I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials and then asked it to write an Olive Garden commercial of its own. Here is the first page..”

and attached the following:
Bot-Written Olive Garden Commercial

Filled with such gems as “warm and deafted” pasta nachos, Gluten Classico and Secret Soup, the spot wraps up with an inarguable tagline, “Olive Garden. When You’re Here, You’re Here.” I can’t stop laughing.

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