An email came in from Danny Sullivan with some ideas based on Little Britain, a popular sketch comedy show in the UK. Apparently one of the better-known sketches revolves around a man and his girlfriend and the man’s relationship with his mother. During the girlfriend’s first trip home to meet his family, he ends up asking his mother for “bitty.” After awhile, she finally gives in and starts to nurse him right there in the living room. The sketch is hysterical in that odd, British sort of way, and apparently the British get a big kick out of “bitty.”
Now, I do watch Little Britain, and I did creep into that exalted group of extended breastfeeders just before Small self weaned, but I’m not sure about this tactic. First off, ‘bitty’ as a term means nothing much to me, and secondly, I’m not sure the sketch does anything to break down barriers. Or is this just me not understanding marketing yet again? Thoughts in the usual place.
Oh, and it’s nice to be home 🙂