"Saturday Night Live" skewered Jos. A. Bank this weekend, suggesting that the Carroll County-based company's suits are a cheap alternative to paper towels.
"I spend a lot of my time cleaning up messes, so I need something that's absorbant and affordable. So what do I reach for? A suit from Jos. A. Bank," "SNL" player Vanessa Bayer says, playing a suburban supermom straight out of a Bounty commercial. "With their innovative buy-one-get-three-free pricing, a suit from Jos. A. Bank is effectively cheaper than paper towels."
Bayer goes to list all the potential uses for the suits, including kindling, cleaning up pet stains and even diapers. At one point, a smiling Bayer lights up a pair of suits in a fireplace, and they instantly erupt into flames.
Bank must have been a tempting target for the sketch show since the suit maker has been in the news for months, engaged in a protracted takeover battle with Houston-based rival Men's Warehouse. Men's Warehouse finally acquired Bank for $1.8 billion earlier this month.