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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…

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…

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"…

A Navy Crew Recreated the Force Awakens Trailer on an Aircraft Carrier, and It's Most Impressive

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower brings us 'Sea Wars'

Using everything from state-of-the-art fighter jets to a charismatic mop bucket, the crew of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has pulled off quite an homage with its version of a…

If You're Not Targeting Unborn Babies With Your Advertising, You've Already Lost

Taxi and BBDO can explain

If you're still obsessed with millennials, you've way behind the curve. Taxi Canada and BBDO Toronto both explain that you need to walk back to the very beginnings of life—newborns, fetuses,…

John St.'s Latest Merciless Satire Just Destroys the Dove Style of Marketing to Women

'If she's crying, she's buying'

The trend toward female empowerment ads—or so-called "femvertising"—has been largely celebrated both within and outside the ad industry, with brands like Dove and Always earning plaudits and prizes for their…

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