Waste Your Saturday With 50 Funny Commercial Parodies

Nerve.com has assembled a list of 50 fake commercials for everything from Tylenol BM (you’ll sleep right through your bodily functions!) to the Woomba (it cleans your noony!). There’s even some that don’t involve body parts, like Lily Tomlin’s increasingly agitated housewife hawking “G-r-r-r Detergent” in 1975. Our favorite recent commercial parody that didn’t make the list is probably the Jamie Lee Curtis commercial for Activia, because you can never get enough of women eating yogurt.

“The 50 Greatest Commercial Parodies of All Time” [Nerve.com via Neatorama]


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  1. timmus says:

    I’ve never been able to understand why NBC keeps freaking out over SNL clips on YouTube. Some of them are already gone.

  2. huadpe says:

    @timmus: It’s a marketshare thing. Pretty much, NBC wants people to use their video site instead, so they try to keep their content on there only. It’s not an insane strategy, but has major drawbacks.

    They have enough content to attract some users, but because it’s closed, they won’t have enough to bring people there to browse.

    They might do better to make it open-content, but then they lose the ‘brand’ they’re trying to promote.

    It’s a bit of a tough spot for them, but I don’t think going hard after youtube videos is the best strategy for them. It just pisses people off and makes them less likely to seek out your content in the future.

  3. ByeBye says:

    @timmus: I can never understand why anyone thinks SNL is funny.

  4. @huadpe: I think I would be more resistant to constant attempts to make the Internet more like TV.

  5. timmus says:

    @TheManator: My primitive mind can’t grasp these concepts of SNL being funny, either. But there is one thing I do know – when a man like my client slips and falls on a sidewalk in front of a public library, then he is entitled to no less than two million dollars.

  6. richcreamerybutter says:

    The “women eating yogurt” commercial genre makes me unreasonably violent.

  7. ElizabethD says:

    Old-school SNL (70s-mid 80s) = WIN

    Later SNL = FAIL.

    Only us fogeys can remember when SNL was actually funny, and consistently so.

  8. Cliff_Donner says:

    No SCTV clips there. Certainly Andrea Martin’s “Connie Franklin” tops Gilda Radner’s “Patti Caldwell.”

    Stop slapping my face please.

  9. robotprom says:

    what! No Bathroom Monkey?

  10. ByeBye says:

    @ElizabethD: Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, David Spade, Tim Meadows (before tina fey came along),Mike Myers, Will Ferrel, Darrel Hammond (still the funniest cast member on SNL) aren’t funny?

    I can understand the current stuff, especially Amy “What the hell does Will Arnett see in her” Poheler is not funny, plus Sandler or Fallon weren’t funny, but really?!?

    If this is a double post, sorry. This damn no edit thing…

  11. humphrmi says:

    @TheManator: There were moments of sheer genius a few years ago, in the Phil Hartman and Chris Farley eras, interspersed amongst hours of snooze-fest. Since then it’s been like taking a Nytol.

  12. beavis88 says:

    @humphrmi: You mean a Hibernol.

  13. humphrmi says:

    @beavis88: +1 Funny. I stand corrected.

  14. Opie says:

    Awww. I was expecting to see “Stay Free Peenie Pads.”

    You try shaking it off. You try wringing it out. But you still end up with “Ring around the Peenie.”

  15. iEddie says:

    Need to meet the quota, indeed. How is this consumer-related?

  16. ByeBye says:

    @beavis88: No question friend!

  17. Chris Walters says:

    @iEddie: Oh shut up. It’s a bunch of commercial parodies. Marketing. Advertising. Purchasing things. Being a consumer. And it’s Saturday. And I wanted to put something fun online. And you’re no fun and should know better than to read any of these sorts of posts, obviously. Sheesh.

  18. Chris Walters says:

    @iEddie: +click the last link about women eating yogurt for an editorial commentary on yogurt advertising to a very specific demographic. It’s almost completely devoid of humor and might suit your needs better.

  19. Archavious says:

    No Cherokee Hair Tampons?

  20. evslin says:

    The robot insurance commercial was hilarious.

  21. GamblesAC2 says:

    awww what and no coochie clamps?

  22. GamblesAC2 says:

    woops forgot the url

    + Watch video

  23. humphrmi says:

    @GamblesAC2: That was odd, in a scary sort of way. I’m not saying off-topic; no sir, perfect comment for this post. Just very … strange.

  24. radio1 says:

    Wow. Great memories.

    Makes me think how funny SNL can be. Miss Belushi, Farley, Radner and Hartman even more now.

    I do wish they had one of my favs up– Zingo: It’s a desert topping and floor wax… I think it was Laraine and Chevy in that one…

  25. LosOsosdeChicago says:

    Best waste of my Saturday ever.

    The Uncle Jemima ad makes me pine for the Brian Fellows skit. That goat has crazy eyes!

  26. Parting says:

    Boo! It’s for USA’s IP addresses only :(

  27. GamblesAC2 says:

    @humphrmi: okay then you leave me no choice then to sick the gay energy drink on you.

    + Watch video

  28. rdm says:

    Still missing any John-John Mackey clip. Argh…

  29. edjusted says:

    The scary thing is, I just read an article about a REAL couple’s toilet a week ago that was almost EXACTLY like the “love toilet”…

  30. BSAKat says:

    What, no Homocil?

    “Homocil, because it’s your problem, not thiers.”

  31. no.no.notorious says:

    @TheManator: it’s hit or miss. lately it’s been a miss. for the last 10 years

  32. theblackdog says:

    Blocked at work under the “Sex” category, but there was no Japanese Police Officer picture :-(