Man does 60 things in 60-second ad for DVR

This amusing DDB spot shows how the MySky DVR turns New Zealand husbands into the biggest wussies on the planet. (In contrast, DVRs make Aussies behave like dim blokes—dimmer than they already are, I mean.) The ad suggests “60 things in 60 seconds your husband could do instead of watching TV,” because now he can record shows to watch later. Welcome to 2005 technology, New Zealand! Our emasculated hero’s activities include cooking, cleaning, helping with the housework, exercising, taking bullfighting lessons, unclogging the sink, washing the dog (with a hose), washing the cat (with his tongue), massaging his wife’s feet and brushing and braiding her hair. Whoa, is this dude whipped! The funniest segments show him shaving his chest and back. Nair’s more effective—not that I’d know from experience. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my wife’s calling. *whip cracks*

@DaveGian David Gianatasio is a longtime contributor to Adweek, where he has been a writer and editor for two decades. Previously serving as Adweek's New England bureau chief and web editor, he remains based in Boston.