For some kids, typical toys just don't cut it. There isn't a section of Fisher-Price's website dedicated to introspective children who are, as Saturday Night Live puts it, "just sort of waiting for adulthood." The latest faux ad from the show Donald Trump loves to hate is a wonderfully weird look at how Fisher-Price might pitch a toy line for sensitive boys.
Donald Trump was quick to complain about Saturday's episode of SNL. "It is a totally one-sided, biased show—nothing funny at all," he wrote early Sunday on Twitter. And sure, it had plenty of Trump bashing, as Alec Baldwin returned as the president-elect and, among other things, Googled "What is ISIS?" But the fake commercial below might have at least put a small smirk on Trump's face, as it mocked progressives by imagining a city-size bubble they could live in—to close themselves off along with all of their "open-minded" friends.
Given Saturday Night Live's love of fake ads, it was only a matter of time before it tackled Apple's "1984." So what did they do with the spot that transformed Super Bowl advertising? They took on the tyranny of futuristic toilet design—as seen in DDB's recent ads for Kohler. While it isn't quite a shot-for-shot remake of the Chiat/Day ad, the two-minute spoof does feature several hallmarks from Ridley Scott's original. There's a prison-like vibe, drab colors, a line of people marching into a room where they sit in front of a screen listening to a dictator, and the episode's host, in this case Benedict Cumberbatch, enters with a sledgehammer. Plus, said dictator is wearing Steve Jobs-style glasses, just to make sure you get the reference. It's worth noting that this spot, even though it mentions Kohler, isn't part of SNL's planned sponsored content.
About 30 seconds into Saturday Night Live's fake ad for Chonk—a clothing store that pitches its apparel as the key to your inner goddess—it dawns on the ad's stars, including Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata, that this isn't what they signed up for. Chonk doesn't seem to be pitching the empowering narrative they thought they'd be a part of. Nope. In fact, the narrator uses her soothing voice to get away with saying some pretty shitty things.
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Donald Trump might not be inclined to host Saturday Night Live again anytime soon. Four months, almost to the day, after his much-hyped hosting gig, the NBC comedy show this weekend ripped into the Republican presidential candidate with a blistering mock campaign ad featuring endorsements from everyday "supporters"—who seem normal at first, but turn out to be hiding a few secrets.
During last night's pre-Super Bowl episode, Saturday Night Live again skewered big-game advertising. Vanessa Bayer reprised her bored-housewife role in a Totino's spoof. But this time, well, it wasn't just a Totino's spoof.
Nostalgic 1990s aesthetics guide this SNL parody ad for hoverboards, which are more like those dorky Segway/unicycle hybrids you see tech guys riding sometimes instead of Marty McFly-style boards. Which is just as well, because they randomly catch fire and explode, and sometimes accelerate to 80 mph with no warning.