Friday, January 13, 2012
Commercials that I love have included Mayhem for Allstate, Eminem for Chrysler and Brisk, Little Richard for Geico, the Android Smartphone crown jewels ad, and the recent Mob Wives promo. Despite my devotion to Family Guy, I wasn’t crazy about the Wheat Thins commercial I just saw that simply copies the show’s famous “Cool Whip” routine — that’s so lazy!
Family Guy characters don’t do a lot of ads, so I hate to see them doing a boring one. The promos for Eminem’s Relapse album a couple of years ago were much funnier: “Are you a gay baby?”
But the ad that I really dislike is for the antidepressant Abilify. In the commercial, “depression” is represented by a blue robe that looks like the skin of Cookie Monster.
After the depressed lady takes the medication, she’s no longer wearing the Cookie Monster robe, but the robe doesn’t take the rejection well, so it stalks her. Here it is sulking nearby while she hangs out with her family.
Who wants to take a drug that lifts your depression but then lets it lurk an arm’s length away from you? I feel like it’s just waiting … waiting to fling itself around the lady again. It’s as sad as seeing Cookie Monster in rehab!
Get me a happier Abilify commercial, stat!
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