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April 25, 2009

Viva la Slanket!

by Kiera Zitelman, Online Editor-in-Chief
As a member of both the "When I grow up, I'm going to be Liz Lemon…blerg" and "The Slanket is far superior to the Snuggie" Facebook groups, I was obviously ecstatic when my love of Slankets (I own a blue one) united with my favorite TV show, "30 Rock," on Thursday. Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey, seizes a Slanket for her own use from the TV studio she runs. She is later seen eating cheese at 4 a.m. while singing, "Workin' on my night cheese…"
The bonds between Slanket lovers are the strongest known to man. <i>Picture courtesy of Slanket.</i>
The bonds between Slanket lovers are the strongest known to man. Picture courtesy of Slanket.

For those uneducated about Slankets (and their obvious superiority to their competitor, Snuggies), let an expert tell you what's up. True, both are blankets with sleeves, hence the clever name. To the untrained eye, they may look the same. And the blanket newbie may question spending $37.99 for a Slanket while the Snuggie is just $19.99. But don't fall into the Snuggie's infomercial trap - Slankets are clearly the best blanket-with-sleeves choice.

Besides the "30 Rock" endorsement, Slankets feature a choice of 11 colors (the Snuggie offers a measly three). The Slanket is sold in Sky Mall, the crème de la crème of catalogs, while the Snuggie relies on infomercials and a lame web site. The Snuggie may try to rope potential Slanket buyers in with the promise of a free reading light, but watch the infomercial closely and you'll notice that the reading light is used in broad daylight. Don't be fooled by the Snuggie's cheap ploy. It's a good thing there's an expert here to help all those chilly Blazers make the right blanket-with-sleeves decision.

And now to counter those who hate all blankets with sleeves: don't dismiss the Slanket and similar products as backwards bathrobes. The Slanket is not just a blanket with sleeves - it's a culture. There is a special bond between Slanket owners (brought together by a common hatred for the infernal Snuggie) that is stronger than simple ties of friendship. And besides, it's not just a backwards bathrobe. It's…larger?

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  • NK on April 25, 2009 at 10:26 PM
    Um... Was this supposed to be considered humor? Or was this a serious endorsement? Well, if it's humor I didn't find it funny; if it was an endorsement, I hardly think promotions of sleeved blankets belong on SilverChips Online.
    • dunno on April 26, 2009 at 5:30 PM
      I think it was a try at humor? glad that this is on blogs rather than humor though...
  • yes! on April 25, 2009 at 10:59 PM
    thank you! the slanket is so much better than the snuggie
    and NK, stop hating obviously you've never seen just how magical the slanket is
  • agree on April 26, 2009 at 9:07 AM
    I agree with NK. This article doesn't belong on SCO.
  • ... on April 26, 2009 at 1:14 PM
    What I got from this was "the slanket is better than the snuggie despite being more expensive because it's been endorsed by some show and it's sold by some posh catalog." Wow. Talk about a waste of an article. Blatant advertisements should be left to business staff, not to the editor-in-chief of the online staff. I'm disappointed. SCO can do a lot better than this.
    • blerg on April 26, 2009 at 10:23 PM
      oh my god, i cant believe people are having such strong reactions to what is obviously a light hearted (and i thought funny) blog. Chill out haters
      good work keira! the slanket rocks
  • go slankets! on April 26, 2009 at 1:35 PM
    shut up haters! the slanket is clearly superior and this was just supposed to be a fun, humorous article - it's a blog guys, lighten up.
  • ... on April 26, 2009 at 9:55 PM
    It's not a matter of which is superior, the slanket or the snuggie. It's that there is a place for everything. This is not the right place for a (imo) pointless blog about inane, impractical reasons to buy one over the other.
  • lemon on April 28, 2009 at 5:42 AM
    forget you guys. I thought this was funny.

    even though I TOTALLY DISAGREE why would you ever spend so much on a slanket when the snuggie is so much cheaper. also you gotta love that super creepy commercial.
  • keirayourock on April 29, 2009 at 9:54 AM
    shut up guys, it was funny. keira, keep it up, the haters don't even know what they're talking about
  • whooo whooooo on April 29, 2009 at 10:13 AM
    silly kiera, the snuggie has pockets therefore it wins
  • Nellie G on April 29, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    Kiera, I think this article is great and totally benificial
  • alumnae3 (View Email) on April 29, 2009 at 5:56 PM
    I dont watch 30Rock but I do know who liz lemon is.

    What is a blerg?

    I've heard of the snuggie & I think it is stupid. I cant believe the mighty O *endorsed it.

    What is a slanket?

    keira I think this is supposed 2 be funny but it wasnt 2 me.

    *oprah. she is bigger than the wizard of Oz.
  • CJ on May 1, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    just enjoy the blog for what it is: a lighthearted celebration of slankets! It's a blog, not an editorial. And a pretty good one at that!
  • woah on May 2, 2009 at 6:41 PM
    People are stupid and way too serious. LONG LIVE THE SLANKET!!
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