This Fake Bean-Bag Onesie Is Going Viral
This is genius!
As someone who hates the cold but lives in a state that freezes frequently, I like to think of myself as a bit of a comfort-wear connoisseur. So we here at Simplemost were thrilled when we thought we had stumbled upon the latest in lazy fashion: the Bean Bag Onesie.
The Bean Bag Onesie is — well, basically, it’s a onesie with a bean bag for a butt. That’s right. All the warmth of a blanket, all the convenience of a snuggie, and all the seating options of that bean bag chair from your freshman dorm.
Amazing, right? Well, unfortunately, it’s not real. That’s right. It’s all part of an elaborate April Fool’s prank by the retailer, ThinkGeek!
The company began selling these onesies online for a cool $90 earlier this month, and it really got people’s attention. And how could it not?! Just look at the wacky photos!
ThinkGeek created this funny promotional video, which attempts to convince customers to get one “because standing is for suckers.”
The company also created an entire listing on their website for the so-called product, marketing the item as a way to always be able to sit down when you need to. In the listing, it suggests using these onesis when waiting in line for things like your driver’s license renewal at the DMV or a celebrity meet-and-greet. Or maybe even tickets to “Avengers: Endgame,” we’re guessing.
“We’ve given the most comfortable clothing option a huge upgrade … or trunkgrade,” ThinkGeek’s website product description reads. “Introducing the new ThinkGeek exclusive Bean Bag Onesie. Now you can sit wherever you want. It solves all of life’s most uncomfortable dilemmas.”
The company even went so far as to specify that the Bean Bag Onesie only comes in one color at the moment, known as “Gumby Green,” but to let them know on social media if you want more colors.
In the product description, it also mentions that this item is a “ThinkGeek Exclusive” that will “Solve all of your problems … or at least all of your seating related ones.”
It also describes the item as made of the materials, “Cotton, filled with cotton and polyester fiber mix and polystyrene balls.”
And yes, posts about the supposedly “new” product circulated on social media. Clearly, ThinkGeek knows how to commit to a prank!
As you’ll note, this announcement went up on April 1, aka April Fool’s Day: