It was inevitable that it would happen so why did it take so long? What? A Michael Avenatti parody.
The reason for the inevitability of the Avenatti parody commercial created by Tom Elliott, the founder of Grabien Media is that Avenatti has been so ubiquitous on television. NewsBusters on June 15 reported that Michael Avenatti made 173 television interview appearances since just March 7 of this year. Add in his appearances since June and Avenatti must have reached a total of over 200 and still counting.
Therefore in the interests of historical accuracy permit your humble correspondent to pose a question to you: Does the following Avenatti & Avenatti law firm parody TV commercial count towards his official appearance total or will we need to put an asterisk by it?
What makes this especially funny are the scrolling highlights of Avenatti & Avenatti services next to the spokesman. Here are some of my favorites:
All serious injuries!
Wrongful interview cancellation
(Driving While Googling Yourself)
The parody commercial is so dead on that Tom Elliott, out the kindness of his heart, even offered it to Michael Avenatti free of charge:
Hey @MichaelAvenatti — I made this commercial that you can use if you want.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 2, 2018
One service not mentioned in the Avenatti & Avenatti commercial is enabling the confirmation of embattled nominees to the Supreme Court. Such an Avenatti service was covered by CNN on October 6 in "Democrats say Avenatti undercut their case against Kavanaugh."
Senate Democrats believed they had Brett Kavanaugh on the ropes.
Christine Blasey Ford had just revealed her identity and was prepared to testify in public, detailing her allegations that Kavanaugh had tried to sexual assault her more than three decades ago. On top of that, a New Yorker article had just revealed that a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, was accusing Kavanaugh of exposing his genitals to her while they were college students.
Then came Michael Avenatti.
Uh-oh. Was Brett Kavanaugh Avenatti's secret client? If so, he did a great job of helping to get him confirmed:
A host of Democratic senators and senior aides told CNN that the allegations from Avenatti's client gave the GOP an opening to conflate -- and dismiss -- all the allegations in one broad brush.
"Well you know at some point there were a lot of folks coming forward making all sorts of accusations," said Sen. Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, when asked about the allegations raised by Avenatti and his client. "It turns it into a circus atmosphere and certainly that's not where we should be."
"Democrats and the country would have been better off if Mr. Avenatti spent his time on his Iowa vanity project rather than meddling in Supreme Court fights," a senior Senate Democratic aide fumed, referring to Avenatti toying with the idea of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. "His involvement set us back, absolutely."
And besides breathing new life into stale lawyer jokes, Avenatti will soon be providing lots more parody material while attempting to become the 2020 Designated Mondale of the Democrats.