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Fisher-Price assures parents: No, that 'Happy Hour Playset' you've seen online isn't real

Are the surly bartender and two rambling drunks sold separately?

A fake ad for a Fisher-Price "Happy Hour Playset" β€” featuring a tiny bar, stools and fake beer bottles β€” angered some parents who spotted it online and didn't realize it was a joke.

A Photoshop design of the toddler saloon was created by Adam Padilla, the owner of a New York City-based branding agency and father to a 2-year-old girl.

Whom wants this for Xmas? 😭🎁

A photo posted by Adam The Creator (@adam.the.creator) on

The photo of the playset where everyone knows your name included a boy nursing a beer and a bartender resembling a toddler version of Coach from "Cheers."

It went viral after being shared on Facebook by comedian Amiri King, resulting in complaints to Fisher-Price from those thinking it was a real product.

The furor caused Fisher-Price to reply to those complaining on Twitter with a statement saying, "Please know that this product is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price."

With Christmas approaching, Fisher-Price spoofs have been popular lately. Over the weekend, "Saturday Night Live" aired a parody commercial for the fake product called "Wells for Boys."

In the skit, the plastic wishing wells, part of the toy company's "Sensitive Boy Line," are made for boys to lean on and daydream.

"In the last few weeks some comical, yet fictional, Fisher-Price products have been introduced β€” perhaps the result of adult writers, designers and comedians that were Fisher-Price kids themselves," the company said in a statement to TODAY.

"As a premiere childhood development company focused on helping families get the best possible start in life, we take our role in developing toys and products very seriously, but can appreciate the recent product-development suggestions as obvious love of the brand."

Follow TODAY.com writer Scott Stump on Twitter.

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