NBC’s Parks & Rec is on its final season, so its writers are trying to wring the last brilliant drops of social and political satire they can from their jokes. Apparently, two of the show’s most recent clips—faux-advertisements for the show’s fictitious Paunch Burger and an Exxon-Chipotle merger—were a little too potent.
A stoned Redditor took to the site yesterday to explain how an innocent wake-and-bake turned into his briefly falling out with the burrito-and-taco titan, Chipotle.
For some stupid reason I was pissed. Hell, Chipotle just took an item off the menu because of the way they were treating animals, how could they possibly justify teaming up with a company who is destroying the planet?!
So I wrote this to Chipotle: “I’m amazed with your company, you pull pork from the shelves because pigs aren’t treated properly, which is awesome!
Now you’ve teamed up Exxon, a company who is destroying the planet and laughing about it as they run away from their responsibilities to the environment.
Your food is delicious, your moral compass is fucking disgusting.”
Of course, the Redditor realized upon returning from his/her kush cloud that what he had just watched was really just a well-made Parks & Rec spoof (check it out for yourself above); however, it also allowed the chain to respond:
Thanks for your support of our stance on the carnitas shortage!
From the Fellowship of the Foil, A”
The Redditor then continued the correspondence to call out his/her mistake:
To which Chipotle concluded:
Your friend in the burrito business, A.”
Touche, Chipotle, touche.