The Indianapolis 500 pre-race promo on ABC was really, truly odd.
It featured a guy taking a bath in a tub filled with milk and, for one, Dale Earnhardt Jr., was uncomfortable and perplexed.
Indy prerace show is really weird.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 25, 2014
Awkward moment when @Amy_Reimann walks into the living room and there’s a gimp playing in a bathtub of milk on the tube. Thanks ABC Sports.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 25, 2014
.@DaleJr I missed it. You’re off the hook.— Amy Reimann (@Amy_Reimann) May 25, 2014
I’m going to say this… I think @ABCNetwork are doing a good job (gimp/milk thing aside)— Marino Franchitti (@MFranchitti) May 25, 2014
So…. ABC is promoting the Indy 500 with a gimp suit… pic.twitter.com/sGWMsHqthK— Indiana_Matt (@Indiana_Matt) May 25, 2014
Let’s hope #NASCAR on FOX doesn’t follow suit tonight with a man in a gimp suit bathing in a bathtub of Coke.— Scott Johnson (@_scottjohnson) May 25, 2014
The promo is odd, all right, but it’s still less creepy than those DirecTV ads with the marionettes.
H/T For the Win for the video