OK, look: we all gotta make a living, I understand that. But this commercial for the family resort Atlantis featuring the Moldy Peaches single "Anyone Else But You" is kind of crazy. The song was made famous by Juno and to many it will remain a delicate and simple love song that Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera) and Juno (Ellen Page) sing to each other. Whenever I hear it I think of things like falling in love with your best friend, teenage crushes, loving someone warts and all, etc. You know what I don't think of? Swimming with dolphins and golfing.
This is the cheesy kicker: The commercial changes the lyrics to better suit a commercial aimed at getting families to go on fun-filled vacations in the Bahamas. For example, in the original song, the first phrase goes like this:
You're a part time lover and a full time friend/The monkey on you're back is the latest trend/I don't see what anyone can see, in anyone else/But you.
And has been changed to the following for the commercial:
Let's go ride a couple of dolphins/Or maybe play tennis or do some golfin/Oh what a wonder/A wonderful world can be.
Sigh. To see the whole thing for yourself and let me know if this breaks your heart a little,