October 17, 2018

Elderly couple became an internet sensation after hilarious commercial bloopers surfaced

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Jack and Sonja Palmer, who have been married for 57 years, won over the internet after their funny commercial bloopers emerged online.

The adorable couple found themselves in the middle of fame once again after the "Saturday Night Live" delivered a hilarious parody of their vintage viral video from 2012.

Jack and Sonja were in a commercial for Dysart's, a Maine-based diner. In the bloopers, the pair can be seen struggling to shoot a line of dialogue.

Jack needed to state "buttery flaky crust" but he just couldn't do it.

Source: YouTube/Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications

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Follow us on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, to learn more and scroll down to watch the bloopers below.

Each time her better half messed up, Sonja became increasingly frustrated and looked like she was going to quit the ad.

At a certain point, Sonja also attempted to deliver the line, but she proved equally incapable of getting them out.

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Kate McKinnon and Will Ferrell parodied Jack and Sonja. Though Sonja thought that McKinnon "looked a little older" than her in the clip, generally the happy couple thought it was incredible.

“They did good as far as I’m concerned. Especially with what they had to work with. Fantastic," Jack said of the parody.

Source: YouTube/Sutherland Weston Marketing Communications

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According to Shared, the eatery was open for business at the time Jack and Sonja were shooting the commercial.

“We were sitting over there by the cash register, and there were waitresses around looking at us,” Sonja said. “It isn’t as easy as people think it is.”

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“I just couldn’t remember my lines,” Jack explained. “A few more minutes, and it would have been murder. Every time I looked over she had that look in her eye.”

“I said, ‘Jack, crispy means the crust is hard. Flaky means it’s nice,” Sonja said.

Ric Tyler, the advertisement's producer, didn't appear to mind that Jack and Sonja couldn't get it together since he already expected about that from the get-go.

Tyler even decided to turn the outtakes into their own video and uploaded it in on YouTube.

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