I found it amusing, and then was more amused when it became the focus of the Grantland NFL podcast discussion the next day. Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays took their skills at over-analyzing football and used them to raise a bunch of questions about the ad:
- Does the woman doing the dancing have friends? She seems to always dance alone?
- Is she the sister of the various men getting married?
- What is her relationship to the boy?
Anyhow, her ad has gone kind of viral leading to tweets like this:
We've diagrammed the moves @alicewetterlund used to win the dance floor in @SouthwestAir ad http://t.co/YAOqNagWnD pic.twitter.com/UZjmNfUSMp
— Guy Code (@MTV2GuyCode) November 7, 2014
The thing is that this is truly how @alicewetterlund dances at weddings, bless her http://t.co/Ks9q5Vurj5
— Emily Gould (@EmilyGould) October 27, 2014
This all makes me miss both Southwest Airlines (they have the most amusing flight attendants) and American TV ads. We tend to get the same Canadian Tire commercial over and over again up here, so I have more appreciation of the American ads that amuse.