People are stupid and have done just that. Kids see this and think, hey that looks like fun, lets go get one and chase someone with it. Keep in mind, kids can learn to fly these things a lot quicker than we can, and they lack common sense and can do exactly what is shown and someone will get hurt. Parents today are just as dumb, and wouldn't give two thoughts of getting kids an rc Helicopter and thinking its a TOY.
Lets face it, people are stupid, and commercials such as this prove it. It's one thing to have something like road runner cartoons, its a cartoon, once kids realize that what happens in a cartoon isn't real, and that happens really fast when they get smacked with a frying pan and it hurts and doesn't leave a face print, the cartoon is just a cartoon. However, they see real people doing something with a what they will perceive as a toy, and they are more than likely going to try to repeat it.
As Daveopam said, it just will make us look bad. I feel it is detrimental to our hobby. Then again, those who mock it, can I chase you with my heli? Bet it will hurt like hell when it slams into your head. Those blades may be made of thin wood, but believe me, at the speed they spin at, they will leave a mark!
The producers probably thought it was cute, but in reality it is just dangerous.