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Topic: Parody

SNL's Funny Super Bowl Skit for Totino's Suddenly Turned Into Something Way Creepier

'What's happening to my hungry guys?!'

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…

This Video Takedown of Cola Marketing Will Make You Rethink That 'Ice-Cold Bottle of Candy'

Mmm, wet sugar with bubbles

Sure, we all know soda is far from healthy. But sometimes it's worth reminding ourselves how odd it is  that we frequently refresh our thirst with watered-down, bubbly syrup. In its…

A Ground Beef Company Just Made This Random but Pretty Hilarious 'Like a Girl' Parody

Feeling boxed in by your burger options?

P&G's Always scored a smash hit with "Like A Girl." Now, that women's empowerment campaign has a new parody—about the expectations society puts on hamburgers. Ground meat purveyor Schweid & Sons…

Patriots Fan Parody Blames Deflategate, Refs, Illuminati for Ending Super Bowl Run

NBC Sports spoof rubs salt in the AFC wound

It's been a rough couple of days for fans of the New England Patriots. The defending Super Bowl champions were denied a return trip to the Big Game with a heart-breaking…

10 Terribly Misguided Old Drug Ads Revised With Modern Medical Information

But are we really any safer today?

Imagine peppy 19th and early 20th century ads for over-the-counter drug products containing cocaine and heroin, rewritten with today's medical knowledge. DrugAbuse.com, a resource for addiction treatment, did just that,…

Hoverboards Are Explosive, but Not in a Good Way, in SNL's Fake Ad

Fun enough to light Grandpa on fire

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…

The Story Behind 'Instagram Husband,' the Year's Most Out-of-Nowhere Viral Hit

'It felt universal, so I knew we had something'

A week ago, Jeff Houghton was a local late-night TV personality in Springfield, Missouri. Today he's a viral video star. What happened in between was "Instagram Husband," a low-budget but perfectly presented…

That Uncomfortable Brother-Sister Ad for Folgers Gets Even Creepier in Parody Extended Version

'We sent you to West Africa for a reason!'

When Folgers created its 2009 ad about a brother and sister's touching reunion, the brand certainly didn't mean for it to become an anthem for incest. But something about the meaningful…

Do These 'Instagram Husbands' Remind You of Any Poor Bastards in Your Life?

'I'm basically a human selfie stick'

The life of an Instagram star might seem stylish and elegant, but what about the poor sidekick left holding the camera like some off-screen putz? A new video called "Instagram Husband"…

South Park Sets Its Sights on Advertising Yet Again, Blasting Branded Content and Targeted Ads

The kids learn anything (or anyone) could be an ad

Trey Parker and Matt Stone hysterically satirized ad blocking and sponsored content during the Nov. 18 episode of South Park, but it turns out the show creators still had plenty…

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