When Netflix announced that it was raising its prices by up to 60%, a lot of people went ballistic. The official Netflix blog was quickly besieged with negative comments. Customers threatened to quit in droves. In short, people were acting like a stranger just slapped their child.
The comedy-minded folks at Funny or Die obviously picked up on that reaction. A new video starring Jason Alexander (of "Seinfeld" fame) addresses the price hike in an over-the-top spoof that resembles a Red Cross plea for donations.
"For a mere six dollars a month," Alexander remarks, "you can help them keep their current Netflix plans." The video focuses on several sad souls who can no longer afford the monthly fees. One heartbroken customer is "so upset, she can barely get out of bed to attend her advanced Pilates workshop."
Such tragedy, but there is hope! For just dollars a month, Alexander gravely intones, "you can help an upper-middle-class American keep their access to DVDs and streaming."
You can check out the video below. We imagine it's probably a pretty big hit around Netflix HQ.
- Jason Alexander