Synopsis: While something that an overworked sound editor considered to be an exotic Asian melody plays evocatively in the background, an all-American doofus on a Korean Air flight from San Francisco to Seoul tries to describe his back pain to a fluently English-speaking stewardess as if she resides on another planet.
“Dramatization” notice cautions unsuspecting viewers that, while it appears real, portrayal of airline passenger pushing flight attendant call button is a dangerous fantasy
Professional stuntman – do not attempt.
Steve can no longer endure the unrelenting agony of sitting in a plush, cushioned seat while others provide for his every need
Fortunately, he can still use his index finger to point to a patronizing illustration of his discomfort
Same drawing also explains plan to stab man sleeping with his wife
Flight attendant’s perfect English, Southern California accent, and understanding demeanor aren’t enough to convince him that she can comprehend simple four-letter words
Play the clip – she sounds like Erin Andrews.
“I have pain … PAIN …”
Steve defensively brandishes his water bottle in case things go south
“Where I come from, white people need constant medication to deal with imaginary problems.“
“I knew I shouldn’t have tried to lift up that tray table …”
In addition to unprescribed aspirin, KAL flight attendants always keep plenty of emergency tongue depressors on hand
What’s Korean for “helpless idiot” ?
Good enough for the Nazis – good enough for you
Computer animation shows what Steve would look like if he was made entirely of olive oil
Bayer Back & Body targets shameful pain centers with sweet breath of enchanted dragon that will live for a thousand years
In just minutes, pain is banished to Land of Wind and Ghosts
For most effective relief, take while naked, staring directly at the sun
WARNING: may cause loss of forearms
“Need any help with that, jackass?”
“Thank you so much for sharing your mysterious Oriental wisdom about name-brand pain relievers.”
“Hey – do you people still call corn ‘maize’” ?
“What an amazing and totally inoffensive cross-cultural experience this has been.”