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09 June 2008 @ 12:39 pm
The Top 50 Commercial Parodies  
While some of them aren't my sense of humor, there's also a lot of good stuff here. I'd probably skip right to the twenties, but you still don't want to miss some of these.

http://www.nerve.com/dispatches/nerveeditors/50GreatestCommercialParodies/01/

FYI, the vast vast majority have full video of the commercials...

Personal recommendations include #29 (Calvin Kleen's Compulsion), #13 (Happy Fun Ball) and #7 (Citywide Change Bank)

The top two are no real surprise, but notably absent in the list is the Adobe and Shimmer...
 
 
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Rev. Otanaotana on June 9th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Haha, these are great! Shame NBC have removed some of them already. :(
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on June 10th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I tried to find somewhere, even through NBC, to link to Adobe and Shimmer, but they were nowhere to be found...
Matthew B. Tepper: Ducklings awwwasimovberlioz on June 10th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
I notice that "all time" only goes back 32 years. Soupy Sales used to do hilarious commercial sendups on his TV show back in the 1950s. And Jack Benny's radio show ran, at least as far back as 1944, a series of mock commercials for "Symmmmmpathy Soothing Syrup."

Of the present listed bunch, I gotta give a big thumbs-up to "Robot Insurance," "Bass-O-Matic," "Jewess Jeans," "Puppy Uppers/Doggie Downers," and, oh, I suppose also "Happy Fun Ball." I guess "Mangled Baby Ducks" doesn't count because it wasn't in a fake commercial per se, but a catchline tossed out in a pitch meeting in a sketch about an advertising conference.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on June 10th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Well, it's the generation that made the list, you know? I didn't know about the Soupy Sales or Jack Benny ones, but I wish I did.

I considered adding the robot insurance to the suggested list, but thought three items rolled better...
postrophe on June 11th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
Hope I can see these before they get yanked... (must wait for a bandwidth day...)