Sign In

SNL Dreams Up a Hilarious New Use for Jos. A. Bank Suits

There's no stain too tough for a Jos. A. Bank suit.
Published
snl suit

Saturday Night Live has dreamed up a new use for all those BOGO suit offers from menswear retailer Jos. A. Bank. In a hilarious mock advertisement, SNL touts these suits as a cheap alternative to paper towels.

The perky mom in this parody ad (cast member Vanessa Bayer) describes the Jos. A. Bank suits as "absorbent and affordable." Citing the retailer's popular "buy one, get three free" suit offer, she crows that she can get "four suits for the price of a modest dinner," and not feel bad about throwing them away when they're soiled by pet stains, bacon grease, and more.

View the whole SNL sketch below:

Reader, what did you think of SNL's jabs at Jos. A. Bank's notorious promotions? Let us know in the comments below!

Features Writer

Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
You might also like
4 comments
dealnews-Lindsay
@01100001 I wondered about that too, but I think they took the joke to its natural conclusion, which was an assumption that anything they're giving away in mass quantities like that can't be of good quality. For what it's worth, I know many people who happily buy and wear Jos. A. Bank. You just shouldn't pay full price for them, EVER.
just me
I got the 3 suit-thing from them... so far so good. I won't be sleeping in them so I don't need whale-p3nis material here. Just get me through a meeting looking decent and I'll keep the cash for more important things.
01100001
Are Jos. A Banks suits really that poor of quality? I had gotten a nice Jos. Banks suit jacket at Goodwill for $5 and it was my partner's favorite until he got the arm torn on something sharp. I've used it since then to protect framed paintings during moves.
A person with questions
...really? That wasn't funny at all...
Leave a comment! or Register