AT&T Commercial “Baguette Mystery” Solved

Lindsay Robertson | March 26, 2009 - 11:38 am

Videogum friend Amy Blair is annoyed at the unrealistic number of loaves of French bread in the mom’s car in the ubiquitous “Dad takes picture of daughter’s teddy bear while on business trip” AT&T commercial. This bothered me too, until probably my 100th viewing, which coincidentally occurred last night. Can you solve the mystery of the baguettes?:

I guess it’s pretty obvious from the screencap, but not the commercial: they’re bars, as in “More bars in more places.” (Other things in the commercial are also bars.) This has been Videogum Commercial Highlights For Children Puzzle. Next week’s puzzle: why is the chick from the Progressive commercials also in EVERY OTHER COMMERCIAL for the past three years? She must be as rich as Bill Gates!