By now you’ve probably seen the Saturday Night Live spoof which – stop, you’re killin’ me! – makes fun of adult collectors of toys for…get this…not opening their toys, and not being married! I know; it’s hard to believe such edgy satire could make it to network TV.
…until you realize that in 40 seconds, an ACTUAL commercial nailed it better, and skewered collectors harder. And I’m not just saying that because it finally allowed a TV Star Wars nerd to be married and have a kid, yet still be dorky.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist