The first time I heard the William Tell Overature (or Lone Ranger theme) during a commercial break when I left the room, I quickly came back to see the product advertised was a plastic parakeet that sings, moves its tail and has a motion sensor. It is advertised as a "perfect pet" for people who don't like a mess or who otherwise cannot have a pet. At first I was shocked, saying how sad as a grandma and then a little girl were cooing and talking to the inanimate object perched on their finger. Oddly enough though (and after they said get two for the price of one just paying additional handling) I thought of a few people who might get a laugh and others who might enjoy it. To be honest I thought it would be fun to put one on my patio (especially with the motion sensor) to see how birds, my cat and guests reacted.
What do you think of this modern day "pet rock"?