You gotta love TiVo. It allows you to do all sorts of incredible things. Most people use the device to skip commercials. I sometimes use it to slow them down so I can watch them frame-by-frame, trying to figure out if I really saw what I thought I just saw.
For instance, it's rare to see religious expression of any kind in advertisements for mainstream products, which is why I was surprised to see a mezuzah prominently featured in a commercial for Netflix. A frame-by-frame TiVo analysis confirmed it.
When a Netflix member comes home to find the anthropomorphic embodiment of a romance film waiting for her in one of their latest commercials, one can clearly see a mezuzah in the doorway as she enters.
Was that on purpose? Or just something that nobody noticed when they rented the location for the shoot?
Does Netflix really want to be your Shabbos Goy? (Probably not... their shipping centers are closed on Saturdays.) Or are they simply being overzealous in their attempt to literally convert those who rent from Blockbuster?
We can't say for sure, but one thing is certain: they didn't film this one at Mel Gibson's house.