Q: What do Dodgeball and Planters have in common?

A: One terrifying, icky, unibrowed female.

Left: “Fran” of the Purple Cobras in Dodgeball
Right: The new “starlet” in Planters Peanuts commercials

Four years late on the craze, last night I finally watched that movie Dodgeball. Though the movie was about as entertaining as I anticipated, the plot wasn’t much like I expected. I just figured Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller were professional dodgeballers in some sort of dodgeball league. I had no idea that the premise was Vaughn’s character playing dodgeball in order to use the prize money in order to save his bankrupting gym. (Which now that I think about it, isn’t this the same as Happy Gilmore, where Adam Sandler’s character takes up golf in order to win enough money to save his grandma’s house from foreclosure?)

Regardless, Vaughn plays dodgeball for a team called Average Joe’s (also the name of his gym) and Ben Stiller heads the rival gym’s team, the Purple Cobras. The Purple Cobras are saturated with testosterone-injected males and one exceedingly frightening and masculine-looking female named Fran.

I couldn’t help but notice that this scary woman looked surprisingly familiar. Finally I figured out the resemblance. She looks just like the gross creature that is presented on the new Planters Peanuts commercials. Originally aired during the Super Bowl, this commercial also utilizes a gross, irksome unibrowed woman.

If you want to throw up in your mouth a little, check the Planters girl out here:

Decent commercial, but EWWW.

So question of the hour… was the Planters commercial inspired by Dodgeball or is it merely a revolting coincidence?

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