07/09/2012 09:24 BST | Updated 31/01/2013 20:32 GMT

Mitt Romney Anti-Gay Marriage Ad Is Unintentionally Hilarious (VIDEO)

During one of our tireless YouTube trawls to uncover the funniest clips from around the globe, we stumbled across this little 30-second gem, entitled New Morning. And then we sat back and waited for the punchline - but it never came...

We initially thought the video had been made by the same team who gave us Acorn Antiques. But it turns out this is a completely genuine ad, paid for by the Campaign For American Values PAC, in support of Mitt Romney's US presidential campaign. And the more we watch it, the funnier it gets.

"Hey honey, how are you?" says an apparently startled husband (possibly played by Louis Walsh's long-lost brother) as he turns round to see his wife scowling into a newspaper at the kitchen counter, roughly 3ft away from where he's been standing.

But the woman doesn't have time to question her husband's slightly unnerving lack of awareness. She's got more to worry about. If we're understanding her correctly, Barack Obama's coming round to foist a couple of gay newlyweds on them. In fact, that could be them coming up the drive right now...

Sadly - or brilliantly, depending on your point of view - this isn't the only funny-slash-bizarre political ad to have come out of the US over the years. There are loads of them out there...

Bonkers American Political Adverts

Oh, and if you want to watch a final bit of fun, why not enjoy Mitt Romney's awkward encounter with a Vietnam veteran over the thorny issue of gay marriage?