Yo yo, tax man

Marketplace Staff Feb 13, 2007

SCOTT JAGOW: Yo, marketing people, can you explain something to me?

The company that makes TurboTax software is using . . . Vanilla Ice as a spokesman?

VANILLA ICE: What’s up y’all, this is Vanilla Ice, welcome to The Tax Rap. We’re givin’ away lotsa cash to the lucky winner of a homemade rap demo about taxes.

The company, Intuit, says nothing goes together better than rappin’ and taxes, but this is what’s been submitted so far:

MALE ENTRANT #1: . . . and I can do our taxes, no need for accountant access . . .

FEMALE ENTRANT #1: Tell me, how do I deduct? What? How much do I owe? Who can help me put these numbers straight in a row? Uh-huh, uh-huh

MALE ENTRANT #2: April 15 is the dreaded date . . .

OK, alright, stop, stop. . . I can’t take it any more, I can’t take it.

I’m Scott Jagow in Los Angeles. Thanks for listening.

[ Music, Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby”: Yo man let’s get outta here. Word to your motha . . . ]

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