Yes, the lunacy surrounding the still-missing Bronx Zoo Cobra has reached a new level.
While this 20-inch, pencil-thin Egyptian cobra continues to revel/starve in the sweet arms of freedom, the world has decided to elevate anthropomorphism to new levels of hilarity in his/her name. The @BronxZoosCobra twitter account now has close to 200,000 followers. The official Bronx Zoo twitter has just under 9,000. If this is a giant marketing ploy, as some have suggested, it’s absolute genius.
Yesterday, SKYY Vodka offered the cobra a $10,000 endorsement deal to attend the launch of its new fruit-flavored spirit next month in Las Vegas. Today, there’s a Facebook campaign underway to get the cobra to host SNL. SSSSeriously. If Betty White can do it, how about the cobra?
“Do you think the cobra would want to a redux of King Tut with Steve Martin?,” writes one commenter.
Currently, there are about 3,000 people that would love to see this happen – and probably 14 SNL cast members who would whole-heartedly disagree.