Even MSNBC Is Laughing Hysterically at Pajama Boy

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

When even the twits on MSNBC are laughing at you you’ve got a real problem.

The panelists of MSNBC’s Morning Joe had a good laugh Thursday at the expense of “Pajama Boy,” the bizarre Obamacare ad attempting to drive conversations toward Obamacare over the holidays.

Described as a “hipster-ish model” by co-host Mika Brzezinski, the appearance of the bespectacled, sideways-glancing, cocoa-drinking, onesie-wearing manchild drew guffaws from Joe Scarborough, and the rest could hardly get through their comments without laughing themselves.

When Brzezinski said it was an attempt to get young people to sign up, Scarborough replied, “That ain’t how you do it.”

The Rich Lowry column they reference is here.

Pajama Boy’s place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America.

He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. “Wear pajamas,” the ad reads. “Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.”

And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas—a zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaid—and drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties, sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement.

Pajama Boy is about as threatening as Michael Cera and so nerdy he could guest-host on an unwatched MSNBC show. He is probably reading The Bell Jar and looking forward to a hearty Christmas meal of stuffed tofurkey. If he has anything to say about it, Obamacare enrollments will spike in the next few weeks in Williamsburg and Ann Arbor.

Perhaps the goal of OFA was to create a readily mockable image to draw attention to its message, in which case Pajama Boy was a brilliantly successful troll. The right immediately Photoshopped him into the Mandela funeral selfie and emblazoned his photo with derisive lines like, “Hey girl, I live with my parents,” and, “How did you know I went to Oberlin?”

Two days and Pajama Boy is a legend. Heckuva job, Obama!


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13 Responses to “Even MSNBC Is Laughing Hysterically at Pajama Boy”

  1. glenn on 19/19/13 at 11:46 am

    the wolf said

    “This is how the Obama administration sees young people–as infantilized doofuses.”

    I’m thinking this is how they see all of us. Especially the 58 million people who voted for Barry. Sadly they may be right.

  2. jetty on 19/19/13 at 11:50 am

    The Right laughed at “Life of Julia”, as well the commercial by that tubby, homely looking girl (I don’t know her name, and am not going to waste 5 seconds trying to find it). Yet Team Obama didn’t care; he knew who he needed to reach in order to win. Same thing here. As pathetic as it looks to most people, Team Obama knows it has to push the needle just a little bit in order for ObamaCare to be locked into the federal bureaucracy forever. Seriously, we keep laughing at Obama, and he just keeps winning.

  3. Neo on 19/19/13 at 11:52 am

    “Pajama Boy” seems to look a lot like a slimed down version of SNL asexual character “Pat”

  4. SteveO on 19/19/13 at 12:10 pm

    I believe “Jetty” is correct. Males who voted for Obama look like Pajama Boy (notice I didn’t say, “men”). The women who voted for Obama are like “Julia.” Both genders of Obama voters are afraid of independence. They want to be “taken care of.”

  5. Funeral Guy on 19/19/13 at 10:37 pm

    “Mommmmmeeeeeee!!!! Why did you put me in a onsie? I told you I had to make my morning boom-boom!”