AEP has begun airing a television commercial that portrays the company as a cute, little, pig-tailed cherub selling lemonade who is cheated by by a mean, old guy in a business suit (representing FirstEnergy). If FirstEnergy is allowed to supply electricity at lower rates, "thousands of jobs would be destroyed!" Honestly, fellas, you make me laugh! Watch AEP's commercial here.
According to the article in The Dispatch, Doug Colafella, spokesman for Akron-based FirstEnergy, said his company is not planning any response ads at this time. Awww.... c'mon, li'l CoalFella, you're not going to take that lying down, are you? Don't you want to air your own commercials showing little miss pig-tails removing her mask to reveal a mafia boss who crosses the street and demands that Mr. FirstEnergy Suit pay up for selling lemonade on "her" corner? You've even got in-house talent so you wouldn't have to pay actors. I would suggest any of the characters on this web page for the part, especially the one at the top of the page -- would he make the perfect "godfather," or what?
Don't get discouraged, li'l CoalFella, you can do it!
Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant
But he's got high hopes, he's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
Sing it with me, li'l CoalFella! I'm sure you can dig up a real winner if you just put your mind to it!