Have you seen the Saturday Night Live video for JJ Casuals? It’s hilarious. Andy Samberg plays the part of mellow pop-folk singer Jack Johnson. Jack likes to keep it “super casual” so he goes barefoot most of the time, but there are some places where you can’t go barefoot so he came up with JJ Casuals:
“shoes that look like feet.” Funny stuff, but meant to be funny.
I’ve been sick at home the last few days, catching up on old magazines and I came across what can only be described as JJ Formals:
“shoes that look like feet” with a heel. I guess these are for when you want to be barefoot, but can’t go “super casual”. These shoes are made by Alexander McQueen and retail for $1,865. When I saw them, I started laughing, but the funniest part is that they are not meant to be a joke.
Sometimes reality is it’s own parody.
(Updated with video 2/12/2014)
Last time I checked the video for JJ Casuals wasn’t available, but here’s the transcript:
Jack Johnson: Hi! I’m mellow pop-folk singer Jack Johnson. I like to keep it super casual. That’s why I always go barefoot. But sometimes there are places you can’t go without shoes.
[ cut to Husband and Wife at restaurant ]
Husband: Table for two, please.
[ Maitre’D looks down and sees barefeet ]
Maitre’D: I’m sorry, sir…we can not serve you without shoes.
[ Husband looks at wife looking suprised ]
[ cut back to Jack Johnson ]
Jack Johnson: That’s why I invented a new kind of shoe for the laid back lifestyle. [ he holds up a pair of JJ Casuals ] JJ Casuals.
[ sings ]
“Keep it casual, whatever. Keep it natural, with shoes that look like feet. Things get hectic but don’t sweat it. Keep it JJ Casuals. Mmm mmm, do you like to keep it mellow? Can you dig it? Shoes that look like feet.”
[ Husband and Wife go back to restaurant ]
Maitre’D: I’ve told you, we cannot serve you without shoes.
Wife: But he is wearing shoes.
[ Maitre’D looks down ]
Maitre’D: Oh, JJ Casuals. My apologies, sir. Right this way.
Jack Johnson V/O: [ sings ]”JJ Casuals.Shoes that look like feet.”