JG Wentworth And The Ugly Side Of Television

JG Wentworth can help.
JG Wentworth can help.

In my opinion, the most hateful thing on television is the JG Wentworth commercial. One minute I’m watching a cartoon and thinking to myself “this cartoon is funny” or “this cartoon is interesting” or “this cartoon is exciting” or “I wonder what will happen next on this cartoon” when I’m abruptly confronted by a seriously old man in a tie talking about “annuities” and “structured settlements.”

Wait a minute. You see, I was watching a cartoon. I don’t care about structured settlements. I don’t even know what he’s talking about, but I suspect it’s something that old rich people worry about, like bunyons and partials and pasties.

The old man in the tie continues. “Call JG Wentworth today!” No way. I ain’t callin’ no JG Wentworth. That old man just wrecked my afternoon.

Am I being unreasonable? I’m not alone. Here’s a teenager on Youtube who went to all the trouble of producing this dead-on impersonation of the JG Wentworth dude. Seriously, this kid must have seen the commercial a thousand times to get it so right - and the best part is you can tell he hates it just as much as I do.