Listen up, Americans! Your parents want a word with you in the living room.

We have our US cousins at The Huffington Post to thank for drawing our attention to this hilarious (but near-the-knuckle) spoof Romney campaign ad, which aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday.

In it, 'America's parents' voice their concerns over their offspring's relationship with Barack Obama. "We realise it's exciting that he buys you things like healthcare," the father concedes. However, the mother adds: "But a guy like that just wants one thing - your vote."

Mind you, as amusing as this send-up is, there have been plenty of genuine US political ads that have been just as funny, or even funnier - albeit unintentionally. Just take a look...

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  • Vernon Robinson Goes To The Twilight Zone

    Islamic extremists! Homosexuals! People who kill a million babies a year! You're right, Vern - America <em>is</em> like the Twilight Zone these days.

  • Dan Fanelli - NOT A Racist

    If we didn't laugh, we'd cry.

  • Dale Peterson - Listen Up!

    Thugs and criminals! They don't give a rip! Whatever that is.

  • Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep

    It has A FALLING SHEEP. AWESOME.

  • Christine O'Donnell - NOT A Witch

    Best. Opening line. Ever.

  • Mike Gravel Wants To Be President

    But not before staring at us and then throwing a huge rock into a lake.

  • David Vitter Vs The Mexicans

    Fun fact - Louisana doesn't even share a state border with Mexico!

  • Rick Barber - Slavery

    We're all becoming slaves, says Rick Barber, Tea Party candidate. And to prove it, he ASKS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. And invokes the Holocaust. Nice!

  • Mike Weinstein, Kid Of The '80s

    You think it's going to be <em>Footloose</em>... But it's SO much better than that.

  • John McCain, President Of The Future!

    In 2008, the John McCain camp imagined that Mr McC had solved all of America's problems by the year 2013. Great tactic: he never got voted in, so we'll never know that they were wrong!

  • Adriane Reesey And The Absentee Ballot

    Includes a blooper reel. Fantastic.

  • Bill Richardson - A Not Entirely Convincing Cowboy

    Yes, he really does say "Let's head 'em off at the pass."

  • Charlie Wheelan - The Bright Knight!

    Potential Chicago Congressman - and wannabe Batman.

  • Jim Slattery Attacks Pat Roberts

    Wait - is he? - oh god, he is! Ewwww!