This fake Rosetta Stone commercial depicted many older men wanting to learn Thai so they could travel to Thailand... "for a thing." In other words: to take advantage of that country's sex trade industry.
“I can take a joke,” said then-New York Governor David Paterson, who was mocked for being blind. “But only 37 percent of disabled people are working and I’m afraid that that kind of third-grade humor certainly adds to this atmosphere. Let’s just say I don’t think it helped.”
The sketch was also criticized by the National Federation of the Blind, who called it “absolutely wrong.”