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Topic: Parody

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…

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…

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…

72andSunny Wins Seventh Generation, Breaks Scathing Ad About Carefree Millennials

Try living for more than the moment, says Bobble

Here's a fun send-up of live-for-the-moment advertising aimed at millennials. 72andSunny just picked up the ad account of Seventh Generation, the environmentally minded cleaning, paper and personal care products company. And…

Here's Why Quiznos Marketing Has Become All About the Pitch-Perfect Parody Video

Latest installment burns Burning Man

Over the last year and a half, Quiznos and its agency Windowseat have mastered the art of the perfect parody. They started with a mash-up of buzzy television shows House of…

Ad of the Day: This Woman's Heartbreaking Makeup Tutorials Double as Powerful PSAs

Reshma's beauty tips

This isn't the kind of makeup tutorial you see every day. In this compelling video by Ogilvy & Mather, a young vlogger named Reshma neatly walks viewers through the process of…

Throwback Thursday: When Lassie Modeled Mink

The fur-on-fur Blackglama spoof from the pages of Dogue magazine

Fashion mavens growled when they saw this 1986 ad gracing the pages of Dogue magazine. Wait, not Vogue? No, Dogue. Published as a spoof of the famous fashion glossy by…

Ad of the Day: Doritos Loves Fake Ads This Time of Year, but Will Hate This One

'Crash the Super Bowl' crashed again

It's supposed to be Doritos' time to shine. But this year, everyone seems to be crashing the brand's "Crash the Super Bowl" contest. First, Newcastle Brown Ale piggybacked on the competition…

With Nearly 3 Billion Views, the Enigmatic 'DisneyCollector' Fascinates Children on YouTube

Unboxing videos go massively viral

This week's most viewed Web series video isn't a song, dance, skit or prank. It's a simple unboxing video of the Play Dough Sparkle set featuring the Disney Princesses, uploaded…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 23-30

Father Time's time runs out, bodega goods bust a move and NBA stars dribble holiday cheer

This week, "Ebenezer" Snoop learns a lesson from his (puff, puff) Christmas past, Canon inspires extreme photography and Honda knows you're really dreading spending time with your psycho family this holiday…

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