I HATE that Swiffer commercial with Morty, and the wife
Can't relate. We don't all have Jewish elders. They annoy me.
I think they're kind of cute but I can't help wondering which one croaks first.
I like it to for its humor and the positive portrayal of two older people...that happen to be married.
How can you tell he's Jewish? I didn't see his dick, did you?
No Gentile man has ever been called "Morty," r3.
Agree with OP
They say they are married for 44 years, yet they look they are in their eighties. Second marriage maybe?
What about Morty Sahl, r4?
Hate the ads, too.
I always think of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry's parents repeatedly dodge dinner invitations from George's parents, finally explaining, "Frankly, we don't like the Costanzas. They're exhausting."
Morty and his wife are exhausting.
I think it is cute.
Morty fucks her up the ass.
Yes, it's their second marriage. I think he used to be a pharmacist.
Mort ≠ Morty
And besides he Canookian. Different rules.
They say their last name is Kaufman.
That is a Jewish name.
I love the commercials. They are sweet together.
Also agree with OP.
I generally hate all commercials but I find them endearing. And who gives a shit about relating to them? Does every ad have to show someone from every race/religion/creed/gender so nobody feels left out?
Swiffer's attempt to boost their sales specifically among elderly East Coast non-Gentiles is annoyingly odd.
We don't use Swiffer in NYC. We have cleaning people, you peasants.
They are so much better than the last ads with out dated objects hooking up to 70's ballads.
I only wish my parents were like Morty and his wife. They seem rather independent for their age.
I can barely spend 5 minutes with my nutzoid parents without losing my mind! They constantly scream at each other, even when I call, there is yelling going on. When they aren't complaining non-stop about all the ailments, which they caused themselves, it's more arguing and complaining about nothing.
I can't remember the last time I had a normal conversation with either of them. I used to be close to my mom. My parents are closer to George Costanza's parents than Morty and his wife.
R8, you are WRONG re Morty and his wife, there is no comparison with George's parents, the Costanza's WERE exhausting and not really all that funny, they were mentally very exhausting! Audiences laughed at them not with them.
I think it's hilarious how my father complains about the Costanza's when he is exactly like George's loud, always screaming, father. I think Jerry Stiller is brilliant, but the character is bonkers and utterly annoying, he played a variation of that character on "King of Queens".
Morty and his wife seem like fun, like they'd have a lot of cool old NYC stories to tell. You are clueless R8.
Guess you have to be around some non-religious old New York liberal Jews to understand what I'm talking about, most of them are interesting fun people. I'm not Jewish but grew up in mixed neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. I also had some Jewish aunts and uncles, they were smart, funny and interesting people.
Jews don't age well, traditionally. The man and woman in that commercial are only 27 years old.
I think the commercial is really cute.
They appear to be affluent enough to hire a cleaning lady once or twice a week.
Years ago, there was a Jewish comedian named Morty Gunty . . . a Merv Griffin Show regular.
Yeah, my in laws are like the Costanzas. The husband is a big baby who yells all the time about nothing. He is waited on hand and foot by his wife. He doesn't make a bed, never cooked a meal, doesn't even make his own coffee. All of his life, females have cooked for him, cleaned for him, bought his clothes for him and acquiesced to him so he won't throw a tantrum
When he goes into the hospital, they have to get the nursing supervisor in to tell him to write a letter to the hospital administrators if he's so unhappy with the care, not scream at the nurses who have no power to buy new curtains, make the overhead operator shut up, make the dietary department food trucks quieter, make the food better, serve the food at different times, hire more staff, get separate heating and cooling units for each patient cubicle, etc.
And like Frank Costanza, he thinks he is an unsung genius. Like all of his ideas for how to make hospitals run better (as listed above) -- why don't people listen to him? He has it all figured out. Just hire more staff, buy new blinds and curtains, make the food trucks quieter, serve better food at different times, give everybody their medication once a day instead of three times a day, put little air conditioner/heaters next to each bed that the patient can adjust himself and all the problems hospitals face would be solved! Why is everybody else such an idiot that they don't listen to him?
I'd much rather have Morty and Helen Seinfeld. or Morty and Lee Kaufman.
It's infuriating to me. Not all Jewish-Americans talk like they're out of a Philip Roth novel.. My family (Jewish) grew up in Pennsylvania, cultured, highly educated, and not religiously inclined - though we went to Temple on Sundays. My parents and their cousins ( as well as my since deceased grandparents) have/had no Jewish "accent", no hideous Marc Chagall paintings and don't give a rats ass about Israel. Also, thy look fabulous for their age (80s.) it's all about social class not ethnicity. Never met Jew who spoke Yiddish until I moved to Ny.
Thanks to DL and google, I now know who Marc Chagall was.
r25 your parents didn't speak Yiddish but I will GUARANTEE you that your grandparents spoke Yiddish, don't fucking bs me.
[quote]Philip Roth novel.
I was just in the Julie Harris thread and thought about Claire Bloom because they were in The Haunting together.
I pop into this thread and Claire Blooms's ex-husband name's appears.
R25, I thought Jews went to Temple on Saturdays?
[quote]They appear to be affluent enough to hire a cleaning lady once or twice a week.
Huh? Affluent?!! They have a nice house, it doesn't seem modernized, but it's nice. My parents have a nice house in Queens, which they bought for a song. My parents are hardly affluent.
My relatives, who left Brooklyn in the 60s, bought their LI homes for outrageously low prices: $15,000, $20,000 and $25,000.
Morty and the Mrs. appear to be formerly from Brooklyn or Queens, they probably moved to Long Island, or New Jersey, in the late 50s early 60s.
This was very typical of many Jewish and Italian families. They moved to suburbs for more space and to get away from the gritty and rough areas of Brooklyn and Queens, remember there was no gentrification going on in Brooklyn and Queens in the 50s and 60s!
25 Traded his Chagalls for Goyas
Oy, I find them terribly annoying. But I'm not going to mention anything about dying in a grease fire because I'll be branded an anti-Semite.
The best part is when he says, "I make dirt."
She made sure she got knocked up so he'd have to marry her (she didn't even know why she wanted to be married but all the goyls at temple were doing it and let's face it, at 28 she wasn't getting any younger) and after her initial shock and disappointment at the sight of his erect penis, which she'd hoped was merely flaccid, she stuck it out for the sake of the kids.
(she'll have 5 years to enjoy life after he croaks)
I agree with the OP. Annoying commercial and idiotic and condescending.
And the things Morty says are ridiculous.
It's insulting that Morty says he never cleans, as if that is women's work only.
And she is insulting too with her subservient demeanor and pretending that everything Morty says is cute or meaningful.
Morty has luscious cocksucking lips.
[quote]Jews don't age well, traditionally.
Why? Is it the food?
R37, you're horrid.
And I keep loling.
Thats one filthy house, did you see the dirt that swiffter got off of the floor.
Not Jewish. They are german. Older germans are so annoying. Grew up in Germany so I know all too well.
German? Should have them selling oven cleaner.
25 is no Jew. Jews don't go to temple on Sunday. Feh!
[quote]Can't relate. We don't all have Jewish elders.
Seriously? "WASP'ie [sic] Wayne"?
We also don't all have WASPy elders. Some even have non-white elders!
[quote]They annoy me.
Because you're anti-semitic. Also: who fucking cares?
All Swiffer commercials are very sexist. They always imply that only women swiff and only show women doing it.
I love the commercial. And get u r25.
my god, thank you!!! every other thread i found online was praising this couple and how they are just oh soo cutee..but i swear, i cannot stand these commercials!!!!! yeah ill just let my elderly wife climb up a step ladder and simply say "be careful babe" from 5 feet away..be a man morty! you climb up there!
They seem like a really nice couple. There is a star in the window so I guess one of their 6 kids is active military. Hope they live a long time. I hate swiffer though.
I can not STAND that stupid commercial. Every time I hear it I want to throw the heaviest object at the fricking tv! They are the worst NAGGING couple. And to show her falling off the stool would be the GREATEST commercial ever!!!! Why in the hell would you show an old lady climbing on a stool? What asses. They are making all old people think it is ok to climb on stools? Can't wait till they are sued for "SWIFFERGATE!"
[quote] We don't use Swiffer in NYC. We have cleaning people, you peasants.
Yes,as if you NEED a maid to clean your 400 sq foot palaces.
I swiffered my anus just yesterday
I think they are cute. I like it when he calls her babe.
I think that this is the most decent commercial in this day. Not like all other commercials where sex and vulgar nuendos sells hamburgers, cars, and movies.
Leave Morty Alone!!!!
[quote]Not Jewish. They are german. Older germans are so annoying. Grew up in Germany so I know all too well.
You couldn't find a more stereotypical Jewish couple than these two.
So what is in the "cleaning solution" of Swiffer's that it picks up so much dirt? Battery acid?
They're definitely Jewish. They live in Valley Stream on Long Island. Newsday did an article on them.
[quote] She made sure she got knocked up so he'd have to marry her
It's a second marriage for both of them after both were widowed.
[quote] There is a star in the window so I guess one of their 6 kids is active military.
They're 90 and 91 years old. Their "kids" are retirement age.
They're very sweet, anyone who. "Hates" them is a fucking anti-Semite so go fuck yourselves..
They only married in their late 40s, so it's probably not the first marriage for either of them.
Have you seen the latest commercial where Morty says he likes to get rimmed, but his wife is terrible at it? He said she should swiffer his asshole.
I hate the elderly generally
I adore this couple and their commercials. I googled them and found out : They were both widowed when they met in their 40s. Lee is now 91 and Morty is 92.
He's a retired pharmacist and she's a retired teacher. They met when she was teaching Morty's son. Even though they are retired they each have volunteer jobs.
The commercials were taped in their home with no script. They live in a suburb of NYC and go into the city frequently for plays, dancing and the opera.
"They're very sweet, anyone who. "Hates" them is a fucking anti-Semite so go fuck yourselves.."
I like Lee and Morty. Interesting that they are improvising in those commercials.
There is one commercial that annoys the hell out of me these days. I was going to post it, but it has, thankfully, escaped my mind.
What is the "Wow" about R67?
The AntiSemitism of the op is shocking.
[quote] I'm not Jewish but grew up in mixed neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. I also had some Jewish aunts and uncles, they were smart, funny and interesting people.
How come, if you're not Jewish, you had 'some Jewish aunts and uncles' ?
[quote]My family (Jewish) grew up in Pennsylvania, cultured, highly educated, and not religiously inclined - though we went to Temple on Sundays.
I thought the Jewish sabbath was on Saturdays and how can you have not been religiously inclined if you went to temple every week?
We too had a very Jewish characterisation series of commercials for the 'phone company in England back in the late 80s. They were pretty ghastly, but extremely popular with the British public.
Swiffer has said that these are their most popular commercials ever.
I hope they do another batch of them with Morty and Lee. They need to hurry up with them being 92/91 yrs old though.
I would have never guessed they were that old.
Jews are exhausting, even in 30 second spurts.
Those fucking people are sooooooooo annoying. This is like the only place where other people actually think that instead of just babbling over how "cute" they are. Those two remind me of these two old teachers I had in high school and were old and they were pretty much like that and they got WAY on my nerves that these commercials just make me cringe thinking about that old couple.
You know when one of them croaks the other won't be far behind.
They are insufferable. And I happen to love the Jews.
I like it. It's sweet.
Thank God I found this site...I just hate everything
about these commercials - I think they are INSULTING to elderly people! It's cringe-worthy watching her going up that ladder- that; along with the dialogue, is absolutely ghastly.
One of my favorite commercials. I like the interplay between the two. My parents weren't Jews but they acted just like these two.
My husband and I love that commercial. What is wrong with people today. You can't just watch something and laugh. They are warm and cute. I'm Jewish and I know so many people Jewish and non Jewish that are like them. It's a refreshing commercial with no violence or sex. Just two older people still in love.
I adore Morty and Leah.
I want Swiffer to do another round of commercials with them. They're in their 90s so Swiffer needs to hurry up.
Yeah I think they're cute too
They're not cute. They have stacks of magazines or something on a chair in their tiny abode, which is very trashy.
They reinforce the worst of Jewish stereotypes.
I don't get the one where she says that she was living in a fool's paradise about how dirty the floor was and he says: "oh boy!" and she says: "there you go, Morty just summed it up!"
What the fuck did Morty sum up? Does that make sense to anyone?
Are they related to Jeremy and his parents?
I was devastated to find out they're not really a couple, just actors playing a role.
That commercial explains the Holocaust.
See you soon r89
You are wrong. They are not actors. They met after both lost their first spouses to death.
Leah was the school teacher to Morty's son. Morty was a pharmacist. They shot these commercials with no script. They just filmed them as they ad libbed.
jews don't believe in that r90
Who cares if they are Jewish Muslim or Atheist Christ sakes they are adorable. They are a second marriage couple and parents of the producers assistant of the swifter commercial (I googled. Them because they are cute)and no damm commercial can convince me to buy their product if I don't want it.
He says. HE doesn't clean.
They are trying too hard to be cute.
I try to turn them off before the "dancing"
Otherwise they are a lovely couple .
You hate these commercials because you cant relate to people from a rapidly vanishing generation who were taught to treat each other with respect and dignity.People are drawn to these sweet people because theres real LOVE there,something I fear you shallow,superficial 20 somethings will never know.When people like this are gone,something beautiful will die off with them.
I love them and they're cute.
I hate them too. Every time I see those commercials where it's a struggle for them just to mop the floor I think, "Shouldn't they be in a home?"
I make dirt.
i miss those "wash your dirty balls" Ax commercials. Fuck the floors queens! Wash yo dirty balls!!!!
I LOVE the Swiffer commercials with Lee and Morty
and I love them. All the negative comments are so --- disgustingly negative! Btw, I'm a youthful (so I'm told) nearly 90-year-old and far from senile.
I absolutely loathe Lee and Morty. Every time that those commercials come on the television, a little vomit comes up my throat and into my mouth.
Once you get past the cute, older couple (gag!), all I see is a very annoying, spot-on, stereo-type. Ugggghhhh.