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Bradley Cooper hyping cure-all wonder drug

Ever wonder how Bradley Cooper pulled his career out of a post-Alias death spiral and became a Hollywood star seemingly overnight? Maybe he discovered NZT, the magic drug that makes…

December 9, 2010, 9:04 AM EST

Australian allergy spot pulls wool over eyes

Lots of commercials unravel about halfway through. This one does so intentionally. The star of this Australian spot by Saatchi & Saatchi for Aerius allergy-relief medication is a woman…

August 23, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

People turn to Butt Drugs to feel good again

Rhett & Link continue their series of local commercials with this spot for the Butt Drugs pharmacy of Corydon, Ind. Obviously, with that name, this ad wrote itself.…

March 3, 2010, 2:06 PM EST

Aardman animates series of quirky E.D. ads

Finally, some halfway-decent erectile-dysfunction advertising. Over in the U.K., Levitra marketer Bayer Schering Pharma has unveiled nine animated shorts from Aardman Animations (and Prospero London) that tell the tale of…

October 15, 2009, 11:52 AM EDT

Yaz is sorry but I'm still not sure what about

When the young, attractive woman looked me candidly in the eye, I just knew she was about to tell me about birth control. There was a huge black banner that…

May 21, 2009, 8:44 AM EDT

Tylenol PM wall-sheep will help you drift off

Deutsch is doing some pretty clever projection advertising for Tylenol PM around New York City. The video here, from Flickr users Steve and Sara, shows a…

March 11, 2009, 2:06 PM EDT

Mexican ad for Viagra actually doesn't suck

Viagra commercials are generally awful, particularly the "Viva Viagra" ones with the guys sitting around grinning widely as they play music and sing about their erections. (The best thing about…

February 27, 2009, 5:15 PM EST

No one appreciates a giant sex ad nowadays

The Advanced Medical Institute can't win. Last year, in Australia, its billboards with the headline "Want longer lasting sex?" were nixed because they were deemed inappropriate for children to…

January 8, 2009, 8:05 AM EST

4 out of 5 headless women prefer Treximet

Now and then, the warm and fuzzy world of morning TV gets interrupted by a vision from hell. That's the case with this ad for migraine medication Treximet, now…

November 26, 2008, 11:35 AM EST

Your rooster wants to play in the nighttime

Cryptic ads urging me to "silence my rooster" have been receiving heavy play during the convention coverage. In the 15-second spots from Saatchi & Saatchi, people are woken up by…

August 28, 2008, 10:05 AM EDT