Dr Mumbo

Koalas, lasagnes and fake infomercials

Dr Mumbo enjoys a good advertorial and a good sleep so an ad for Slumbertech’s new mattress on Nine’s Today Extra was an opportunity too good to pass up. Entertaining and relaxing. Praise be.

For a mere $7,500 or 72 bi-weekly $104 payments, Slumbertech’s Tony was offering a mattress featuring his Steel Pressure Regulating Neo Gravitational Support System that was like “going to bed on a giant lasagne”. Dr Mumbo was excited and already reaching for his credit card.

As Tony’s – and Dr Mumbo’s – excitement rose, the game was given away as Tony broke down and revealed he couldn’t afford the mattress.

It turned out Tony was comedian Sam Simmons and the ad was a spoof created by Koala mattresses. The five-layer, $7,500 mattress turned out to be nothing but a dream.

Like Tony, Dr Mumbo is going to have a lie down.


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