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Socially Stressed? Ask Your Doctor About 'Not Having Kids' Freedom and regret, all in one dose of parody advertising

Since everyone I know is getting married and having children (and making sure Facebook stays informed about every step of those processes), this ad for a fake drug called Not…

February 6, 2014, 10:21 AM EST

SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

Monistat Is Sorry (not Sorry) for Making Wearers of 'Granny Panties' Feel Bad Fake apology, plus a hilarious talk show

Monistat used "granny panties" in a recent ad as a metaphor for how women feel when they have a yeast infection. Now, though, after supposed complaints from the granny-panty-wearing community,…

August 29, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Anacin Maker Working on 'Bananacin,' Which Might Just Keep You Alive Forever World's oldest man approved

It may not be the fountain of youth, but it could keep you from death's door—pretty much indefinitely. Anacin maker Insight Pharmaceuticals sprang into action this week upon hearing that the…

July 30, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

Depression Hurts. Tacos Loaded With Beef and Cheese Can Help The world's most delicious antidepressant

The medicinal benefits of tacos are explained in this parody of antidepressant medication ads, which is a pretty clever piece of work (although trust me, beef sweats are no laughing…

March 29, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

Advertising's Cutest New Mascot Is Not Ready to Accept Your Love Fluzone hedgehog is good at hiding out online

Fluzone, a flu vaccine being marketed by Sanofi Pasteur, is trying to harness some of Geico's cute-animal-mascot mojo with a hedgehog who decides to get his quills trimmed to match…

September 10, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

'Help I'm Nauseous Is Not Deviled Egg Flavored' This and other pertinent facts from a pharma press release

Help Remedies is always amusing. The pharma boutique, known for its strange and compelling advertising, can liven up even the most tedious of media communications—the new-product press release. "Help I'm…

May 2, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

Ad Uses World Trade Center as Metaphor for Bad Knees Few details available on pharma reference to 9/11

Yet another international ad referencing 9/11 surfaced (with few details) this weekend after a Reddit user posted it under the headline, "Pre-9/11 ad is strangely predictive." As Copyranter notes, it's…

August 22, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

Benadryl's Masks Campaign Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The creep factor runs high in this memorably disturbing Benadryl print campaign by JWT London. It's kind of surprising that a drug purveyor would attempt such an overtly trippy campaign.…

May 18, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

Man Gets Wiener-Whipped by Corn Dog in Tums Ad

Sex sells. But a suggestive antacid commercial is something I never saw coming. This sophomoric Tums spot from ad agency Grey shows a doofus at a carnival getting attacked by…

May 17, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

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