Airbnb's existential-crisis ad with the waddling baby didn't lend itself to being taken all that seriously in the first place. Now, a parody is helping it along the path to full ridicule.
A grown man replaces the infant in this clip from digital shop Portal A, which turns the moral musings of the original voiceover into a biting satire of its sales-pitch subtext—and drives home why maybe you shouldn't blindly trust the vacation company's assessment of human nature. No, he's not technically wearing diapers, but he probably should be.
Portal A, makers of Pitch Perfect 2's crowd-sourced fan montage and YouTube's Rewind videos from the past couple of years, shot the new video two days after Airbnb launched its global campaign.
In fact, the shop has been building a channel dedicated to ad parody—other bits so far include a more down-to-earth version of Carnival Cruise's JFK Super Bowl spot, and if you're a sucker for punishment, that older, NSFW play on Dove's Real Beauty Sketches.
Here's the original Airbnb spot: