Ad of the Day: United Healthcare Reminds Us Why Dirty Dancing Is Best Left to the Pros

Might not be the time of your life

We've all been there—the opening chords of "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack begin to play, and there's only one appropriate thing to do.

Whether you're at a wedding, birthday party or '80s throwback night, there'll be at least one couple or set of drunk besties who clear the dance floor and attempt their best Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey impression. Oh, and spolier—it rarely ends well.

Well, the latest 60-second spot from United Healthcare and agency Leo Burnett features this familiar construct in the form of a cautionary tale about a couple trying to replicate the famous scene. It's also promoting the insurer's Virtual Doctor service, among other features.

So, take a look … and take this as a warning for next time you try to channel your inner dirty dancer.


Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett
Chief Creative Officer: Susan Credle
Executive Creative Director: Jeanie Caggiano
Creative Directors: Vince Cook, Colin Selikow
Copywriter: Jeanie Caggiano
Art Director: Amanda Butts
Executive Producer: Mary Cheney
Account Directors: Leslie Meredith, Jason Reno
Account Supervisor: Thy Barnes
Account Manager: Sarah Smith
Planning Director: Denise Fedewa
Strategy Director: Sue Broverman
Legal: Carla Michelotti, Barbara Dent, Michael Sirota, Andrew Block
Clearance: Tracy Scimeca
Business Manager: Elevna Dowd
Talent Manger: Sara Anderson
Creative Resource Manager: Kevin Brown
Music Supervisor: Chris Clark
Music Producer: Jocelyn Brown
Production Company: Furlined
Directors: Will Speck, Josh Gordon
Visual Effects: The Mill
Editing: Whitehouse Post
Editor: Matthew Wood
Director of Photography: Jo Willems