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Sci-Fi Waiter impersonating Doctor Who, your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by Kevin, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Funny

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  2. Creepy

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  3. Creative

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  4. Not Funny

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  5. Would have to be there to decide.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    Recently I came across an article on The Consumerist about a waiter at an Olive Garden (Italian restaurant chain in the US) who impersonates Doctor Who in order to get a response from his customers. According to him not only did his customers recognize the quotes but he saw an increase in sales and a possible date out of it.

    Now, don't get me wrong as my friends & family know I am a big self-admitted geek who is known to make references to all times various books, movies, & TV but those references are usually in context to what is going on and usually around people who would get the references. Having a waiter acting like the person describes would be, to me at least, more creepy than funny while trying to have dinner.

    Reading the waiters description of his "experiment" I can't help but think that he his exaggerating just a bit. Unless the restaurant happened to be near Comic-Con I tend to doubt that not only were that many customers familiar with Doctor Who but familiar with it enough to recognize quotes & allusions to it.

    Here's a link to the guys Tumblr account and his original post. http://strangeronbakerstreet.tumblr...rtain-doctor-who-phrases-and-how-olive-garden

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