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Encyclopedia > Saturday Night Live commercial

The Saturday Night Live commercial is usually a spoof of a real commercial found on television at that time, and is commonly shown after the host's opening monologue. The gag generally replaces the product for sale with something fantastical (or just plain destructive), or alters the characters involved to provide comedy. Fast food, Beer, feminine hygiene products, toys, and automobiles have been frequent targets. On November 5, 2005, there was a clip show of several of these commercials, hosted by Will Ferrell. It has been suggested that Operaman be merged into this article or section. ... A parody advertisement is a fictional advertisement for a non-existent product, either done within another advertisement for an actual product, or done simply as parody of advertisements -- used either as a way of ridiculing or drawing negative attention towards a real advertisement or such a dvertisements subject, or... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, selling more than 133 billion litres (35 billion gallons) per year. ... Feminine hygiene is a general term used to describe products used by women during menstruation, vaginal discharge, and other bodily functions related to the vulva. ... Teddy bear A toy is something to play with, for children, adults or both, or pets. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In television, a clip show is an episode of a series, usually sitcoms, which consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes, generally depicted as a sequence of flashbacks given plausibility by a frame tale. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. ...


List of popular commercials:

Contents


A

  • Action Cats - a parody of action figure toys featuring plastic armor/weapons for live cats
  • Adobe - very unsafe car, with a sticker price of $179; made entirely of clay, it combines German engineering and Mexican know-how
  • AM Ale - An alcoholic beverage for the morning because "you can't wait till afternoon"
  • Amazin Lazer - A consumer grade laser gun for cleaning up yard waste or for use in potential criminal acts.
  • America's Turning Gay - a parody of Dr. Pepper's "Be A Pepper" ad campaign where small-town residents celebrate the sudden realization that they're homosexual.
  • Angora Bouquet - face cleaner that "washes your brain as well as your face"
  • Autumn Fizz - "The Carbonated Douche"

The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of natural clays. ...

B

  • Bathroom Monkey - (performed by Janeane Garofalo), a disposable simian slave that keeps your bathroom clean
  • Bennifer Airways - parody of the long-defunct airline Braniff International Airways
  • Bad Idea jeans - a commercial featuring scenes of people discussing what can be considered "bad ideas" (for example, "Now that I have kids, I feel much better having a gun in the house"). After each scene, white text on a black background reads "BAD IDEA". Each scene also zoomed in on each person wearing said jeans (in a parody of then-current ads for Levi's Dockers pants).
  • Big Brawn Feminine Napkins - large, rough-looking menstruation pads, with a song sung by a 50 foot tall lumberjack Will Ferrell to a regular sized Molly Shannon whose roof he has just torn off of her house to find her in the bathroom and in need. Parodies ads for Brawny paper towels.
  • Big Red - a toy Viking figure that spins around, spraying red liquid from of the horns of a stereotypical viking helmet (absurdist parody of 'water sprinkler' type toys).
  • Budd Light- a parody of the Bud Light "Bring Out Your Best" ad campaign, Robin Williams and Joe Piscopo are two ice hockey players at a faceoff. The pay off comes when Piscopo says, "He ain't so bad. I don't know why my wife ran off with him," the puck is dropped immediately, a fight breaks out, and the voice over begins. The ad ends with Williams and Piscopo sitting on the ice and sharing a beer with gap-toothed smiles.
  • Buh-Weet Sings - (Eddie Murphy) All grown up, Buckwheat from Our Gang has recorded a compilation of songs sung in his own and very personal style, such as "Fee Tines a Mady", "Una Panoonah Banka", "Wookin' Pa Nub" and "Barbah ob Dabil", dedicated to his friend Alfalfa.

Janeane Garofalo Janeane Garofalo (born September 28, 1964 in Newton, New Jersey), is an American stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and radio host on Air America Radio. ... Braniff International Airways was an American pioneering airline that existed from 1928 until 1982. ... 155 mm M198 howitzer USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ... Levis are a brand of riveted denim jeans manufactured by Levi Strauss & Co. ... Dockers is a brand name of Levi Strauss & Co. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. ... Molly Claire Shannon (born September 16, 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is an American actress and writer. ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... Anheuser_Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ... This page refers to the actor and comedian. ... Joe Piscopo (born June 17, 1951, Passaic, New Jersey) is an American comedian, known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A typical faceoff at centre ice A faceoff is the method used to begin play in ice hockey. ... Two standard hockey pucks. ... Billie Buckwheat Thomas in the 1935 Our Gang comedy Teachers Beau. ... A poster for the 1931 Our Gang comedy Love Business featuring depictions of (from left to right): Pete the Pup, Jackie Cooper, and Norman Chubby Chaney. ...

C

  • CEO Dreamboats - a magazine with famous businessmen as objects of desire for teenyboppers.
  • Calvin Klein Cream Pies - Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Andy, an annoying jean model who gets hit in the face with a custard pie after one of her shallow, rambling stories.
  • Canis - Cologne for Dogs (parody of a Calvin Klein fragrance ad)
  • The Chameleon XLE - a luxury car on the inside, a dilapidated wreck on the outside, with such features as simulated transmission fluid leak, mismatched hubcaps, coat hanger antenna and a supple, leather and wood interior, to deter the high risk of theft that accompanies luxury cars
  • cheapkids.net - a website dedicated to the sale of shoddy items for babies and toddlers for irresponsible parents
  • Chess for Girls! - a parody of marketing children's toys based on gender. Unrelated to the chess game in general, a chess set in which all the pieces have Barbie doll-style bodies and chess piece heads; comes with accompanying dollhouse, beach wear, minivan, bubble blower, and so on. ("A classic game of strategy and wits...and bubbles!)
  • Chia Head - parody of Chia Pet/Minoxidil ("Not for use in salads!")
  • Citizens For A Better America - Dr. Swen Gazzara (played by one-seasoner Gilbert Gottfried) proves the value of hard work in America by asking Ronald Reagan to personally give him a "hum job".
  • Clerasil (or Clärasil, pronounced with strong German accent), appeared in the SNL Sprocket parody of German pop culture. In this feature, a Young woman uses Clerasil to get her pimples away to get a new boyfriend. The word "pimples" in English is however confused in the sketch with the German word "pimplen" which is a strong German slang word with the same meaning as the English "fuck" (in the sexual sense). In the end of the commercial the speaker says in half-English/half-German that Clärasil will take the pimples/pimplen away - that is it will destroy your sex life.
  • Clovin Hind Jeans - parody of the infamously racy Calvin Klein commercials that featured Brooke Shields
  • Cluckin' Chicken - (Phil Hartman and Adam Sandler as the voice of Clucky) A fast-food restaurant's animated mascot, when asked why he tastes so good, gleefully describes his death, decapitation, disembowelment, flame-broiling, and eventual consumption and defecation by humans.
  • Cold Cock Malt Liquor - Tim Meadows and Ellen Cleghorne enjoy a tall can of this beverage, where with each sip summons a cartoon fist that whacks the drinker upside the head.
  • Colon Blow (Phil Hartman) - parody of high fiber cereals (notably Total), a man is told he'd need 30,000 bowls of his usual cereal to get the fiber of a single bowl of Colon Blow. Also available is Super Colon Blow, fiber content equal to that of 2.5 million bowls of the man's regular cereal. Each time a number is quoted, a pyramid of the same number of bowls appears under the man, rocketing him into the sky.
  • Compulsion - a "Calvin Kleen" disinfectant, mocking "Obsession" perfume and featuring an obsessive compulsive spokesmodel (played by Jan Hooks).
  • Cookie Dough Sport - parody of Gatorade sports drink for athletes who are emotionally distressed and need cookie dough as comfort food
  • Corn Chip Nail Tips - (Tracy Morgan and Maya Rudolph) Parody of "hip" potato chip commercials, featuring corn chips that can be used as fake finger nails.
  • Cracklin' Oat Flakes (Now With Ecstasy) - Will Ferrell wakes up to find that he has ran out of his normal cereal, Cracklin' Oat Flakes. His wife then offers Cracklin' Oat Flakes, now with ecstasy. The commercial continues with a montage of Ferrell rolling on ecstasy (he creeps out his coworkers during a board meeting and makes out with one of the board members [played by Chris Parnell], then runs half-naked through the streets until he's seen in bed with a pacifier in his mouth, playing with a rattle) set to electronica music.
  • Crystal Gravy - parody of the clear cola craze, specifically Crystal Pepsi

A Calvin Klein advertisement featuring Natalia Vodianova Calvin Klein (born November 19, 1942) is a well-known American fashion designer. ... Genera Bradypodion Calumma Chamaeleo Furcifer Brookesia Rhampholeon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best known lizard families. ... Chess is an abstract strategy board game and mental sport for two players. ... Barbie, the worlds most well-known and best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ... Chia Pets are a brand of collectible animal figurines manufactured and originated by the San Francisco, California based company Joseph Enterprises, Inc. ... Minoxidil is a vasodilator and originally was exclusively used as an oral drug (Loniten®) to treat high blood pressure. ... Sprockets was a fictional television talk show created by actor, writer and comedian Mike Myers for the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. ... A Calvin Klein advertisement featuring Natalia Vodianova Calvin Klein (born November 19, 1942) is a well-known American fashion designer. ... Brooke Shields on the cover of Marie Claire (2000). ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian // Biography Philip Edward Hartmann was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Rupert and Doris Hartmann; the family was of German Catholic descent. ... Sandler at Cannes 2002 Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and musician (he sings, and plays the guitar). ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian // Biography Philip Edward Hartmann was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Rupert and Doris Hartmann; the family was of German Catholic descent. ... Total is a breakfast cereal made by General Mills. ... Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell. ... For other things named OCD, see OCD (disambiguation). ... Gatorade Xtra Gatorade is a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... Tracy Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an actor most known for being a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2003. ... Maya Rudolph (born July 27, 1972 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American actress and currently a cast member of NBCs Saturday Night Live and the daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton. ... Saratoga chips A potato chip or crisp is a slim slice of a potato deep fried or baked until crisp. ... This article discusses the anatomical nail. ... MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of large amounts... Crystal Pepsi was a colorless, caffeine-free soft drink that was made by PepsiCo from 1992 to 1993 in the United States, Canada and for a short amount of time in Australia. ...

D

  • Dallas: The Home Game - Charles Rocket pitches a home board game for dysfunctional families who can now act out their arguments the same way the Ewings do on the 1980's drama "Dallas"
  • Digital Watch - Digital watch with lots of buttons. Too many buttons/options for one person to manipulate. Person wearing the watch had to ask people to help push buttons. "It's like asking someone for the time" was the catch phrase.
  • Dillon/Edwards Investments - a conservative financial company advertises in a deadpan tone that they are finally on the internet, with the only web address left by the time they got around to it: "clownpenis.fart".
  • Dissing Your Dog - Will Ferrell sells a dog training video for passive aggressive dog owners.
  • Donald Trump's House of Wings - Donald Trump's own chicken wing restaurant, featuring Donald Trump as himself, Horatio Sanz as David Crosby, and four cast members (Seth Meyers, Kenan Thompson, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph) as singing employees in chicken costumes.
  • Dr. Porkenheimer's Boner Juice - parody of erectile dysfunction treatments. Incidentally, the commercial is either edited out completely or re-edited when rerun on NBC and E!; the originally aired version was more graphic, ending on a shot of Rob Riggle with an enormous erection.
  • Dyson Toilet - Parody of Dyson vacuum cleaner ads

John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. ... Passive-aggressive personality disorder is a personality disorder whereby someone displays a pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance in interpersonal or occupational situations. ... Donald John Trump, Sr. ... Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis for satisfactory sexual intercourse regardless of the capability of ejaculation. ... Rob Riggle Robert A. Riggle, Jr. ... Dyson might mean: Freeman Dyson or one of his relatives: Freeman Dyson, physicist, or the Dyson Sphere named after him; George Dyson (1883-1964), English composer, father of Freeman Dyson Esther Dyson, consultant and philosopher in emerging digital technology, child of Freeman Dyson George Dyson, science historian, child of Freeman...

E

  • Ed McMahon's School of Laughing - a school that trains people who want to make money by performing on laugh tracks.
  • Eddie Murphy--Good Samaritan - promo for a TV show about former SNL castmember Eddie Murphy (played by fellow black castmember, Tim Meadows) helping out transvestite prostitutes (parodying the incident where Murphy was pulled over by police for helping a transvestite prostitute)
  • EternaRest Coffin Mattresses - padding that outlasts the corpse in caskets
  • Eych! - "Eych! It's the only hairball remover that cats ask for, by name." A spoof of Meow Mix, but instead the cats cough in an exceedingly funny way.
  • Excedrin RT- Queen Latifah plays a businesswoman who takes an aspirin to combat headaches brought on by interns asking questions about the stereotypical behavior of black people.

Ed McMahon During One of Johnny Carsons Monologues on the Tonight Show Ed McMahon (born Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. ... Eddie Murphy (born Edward Regan Murphy on April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Meow Mix is a popular variety of cat food, the classic TV commercial jingle of which is well known as part of American popular culture, notably referenced in the original Austin Powers film. ... Latifah on the cover of her 1999 autobiography Also see the Arab singer Latifa Queen Latifah (born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970) is a Grammy-winning American rapper/singer and Academy Award-nominated actress. ...

F

  • First Citiwide Change Bank - bank which specializes in making change. Profits based on volume. A parody of late 1980s "talking head" bank advertisements

Talking head is slang for interview footage shot in a locked down medium shot of the subjects head and shoulders. ...

G

  • Galactic Prophylactic - Prophylactics made with a steel core for extra durability. Parodied the Ron Popeil infomercials.
  • Gary Busey Motorcycle Helmet - following Gary Busey's near-fatal helmetless motorcycle crash, featured Phil Hartman as Busey endorsing a new line of protective headgear. On top of the helmet, the ad featured an enormous foam rubber "helmet protector," and mentioned a "helmet protector protector" which was too large to be shown.
  • Gaystrogen - a parody of the Estroven hormone drug about a drug for men over 45 suffering from "queer loss."
  • Grayson Moorhead Securities - lampoons brokerage companies projecting a competent, trustworthy, ethical image, although the company representative being interviewed is anything but.

This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Ronald M. Popeil (born May 3, 1935 in New York City) is a multi-millionaire inventor, well-known for his company Ronco ([1]). His television sales techniques might be considered the origin of infomercials. ... Gary Busey William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Phil Hartman (Birthname: Philip Edward Hartmann) (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998) was a Canadian-born American graphic artist, writer, actor, voice artist, and comedian // Biography Philip Edward Hartmann was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Rupert and Doris Hartmann; the family was of German Catholic descent. ...

H

  • Handi-Off - A topical treatment used for removal of excess fingers. ("Also try new 'Toe-Riffic' for toes!")
  • Happy Fun Ball - a seemingly simplistic children's toy with numerous disclaimers for absurdly dangerous health hazards. "Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball."
  • Harley's Bristol Cream - a parody of Harvey's Bristol Cream, in which Gilda Radner gets progressively drunk on the product and begins shouting out of her apartment window at passersby, trolling for dates.
  • Have A Nice Day - a trailer for a horror movie where smiley faces haunt potential murder victims.
  • Hedley and Wyche: The British Toothpaste - spoofs the popular belief that the British have bad teeth, by showing them using a toothpaste sweetened with sugar. Mike Myers starred in this commercial and later recycled the joke in Austin Powers.
  • Heil Hits - a spoken-word album featuring Adolf Hitler's speeches
  • Hey, You - a perfume for women in search of a one-night stand.
  • Hell (A Message From The Almighty)- parody of 1980s Michelob commercials where Jon Lovitz, Randy Quaid, Damon Wayans, Anthony Michael Hall and others are shown celebrating their latest conquest in the business world and living the good life until the end of the commercial where they all burn in Hell for living empty, overly ambitious lives.
  • Helmsley Spook House - Leona Helmsley creates a haunted house with the same style, class, and obedient workers as her hotels.
  • HiberNol - parody of NyQuil ads featuring a cold medicine designed to knock a person out for the entire cold and flu season
  • Holding Your Own Boobs Magazine - commercial for magazine featuring male and female celebrities cupping their breasts. Features Sarah Michelle Gellar (who was really topless) and Will Ferrell
  • Home Security Decoy - mannequins posing as criminals already breaking into a house to trick real thieves into thinking its already being robbed.
  • Homocil - a special drug that helps reduce the stress of parents with homosexual children. "Because it's your problem, not theirs."
  • Huggies Thong - useless diapers, parodying parents who are concerned with the fashions their toddlers wear.

The Happy Fun Ball was the subject of a parody advertisement on Saturday Night Live, originally aired on NBC on February 16, 1991. ... Mike Myers as Austin Powers in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Michelob is the trade name of a family of beers produced by the Anheuser-Busch brewery. ... Jon Lovitz Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is an actor best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. ... Randy Quaid Randall Rudy Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor. ... Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle alongside Tisha Campbell-Martin on My Wife and Kids. ... Anthony Michael Hall Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall (born April 14, 1968 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts) is a U.S. movie actor who became famous playing a nerd in several successful, teenage Brat Pack films of the 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...

I

  • Infiniti Toilets - Mike Myers doing 2 toilet ads (same style as the Infiniti J-30 commercials). The toilets advertised have such features as a slide-in cupholder and a non-stick coating.

J

  • Jamitol - Spoof of Geritol in which a husband extols the virtues of the multivitamin that's kept his wife working to the point of exhaustion. ("My wife. I think I'll stuff her.")
  • Jewess Jeans - brand of jeans Gilda Radner models; no one has to be Jewish to wear them, "but it couldn't hurt." Parodies Jordache Jeans commercials.
  • Jiffy Express - when it had to be there yesterday, they'll back-date packages and simulate shipping delays.
  • Jiffy Pop Air Bag - eat popcorn while you're waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Plays on familiarity with Jiffy Pop popcorn.
  • Jogger Motel - "Joggers jog in, but they don't jog out." Plays on familiarity with the Roach Motel.

Gilda Radners Live From New York LP cover Gilda Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... Jordache is a brand of designer jeans that started in 1978 by the Nakash brothers in New York. ... Jiffy Pop is a popcorn product currently owned by ConAgra Foods. ... Roach Motel is a term used to describe a device designed to catch cockroaches. ...

K

  • K-Put Price-Is-Rite Stamp Gun - A price-stamp gun that allows one to freely alter the prices of various goods (particularly groceries) in their own favor.
  • Kannon AE-1 - A camera "so simple, even Stevie Wonder can use it."
  • KCF Shredders - Lampoons fast food industry's marketing to kids, in this case with cole slaw.

← Stevie Wonder is the stage name of Steveland Morris (born May 13, 1950 as Steveland Judkins[1]), an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and social activist. ...

L

  • Lemon Glow - an ex-biker chick tells the audience about her drugs-and-sex days while cleaning her middle class house
  • Little Chocolate Donuts ("The Donuts of Champions") - endorsed by "decathlon champion John Belushi" - a parody of Wheaties' Bruce Jenner ads.
  • LooseBear - a laxative that makes you dream you're being chased by a hungry bear, thus "scaring you sh*tless."
  • The Love Toilet - Victoria Jackson & Kevin Nealon share the most intimate moment of them all... The commercial featured side by side toilets placed so that the seated users faced each other. "Because when you're in love, even five minutes apart can seem like an eternity."
  • The Lung Brush - used every night by heavy smoker Chris Farley to remove quarts of tar from his lungs before going to bed with wife Victoria Jackson. "Did you forget to brush?"
  • Lux - The car for crazy people. Parody of car commercials that featured Will Ferrell playing a crazy man. The car was designed by such people as Abraham Lincoln and featured an in-console sink for compulsive hand-washing, along with enough trunk space to hold copious vials of one's own urine. Also featured the jingle: "There's a radio in my fingernail...CAR!!"

John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American actor and comedian most notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers. ... Early Wheaties Cereal Box Wheaties, a wheat and bran mixture baked into flakes, is a breakfast cereal introduced in 1924 and marketed by the General Mills cereal company of Golden Valley, Minnesota. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Genera Ailuropoda Ailurus Helarctos Melursus Ursus Tremarctos Arctodus (extinct) A bear is a large mammal in the family Ursidae of the order Carnivora. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... Kevin Nealon hosting Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian born in Madison, Wisconsin . ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, impressionist, and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ...

M

  • McIntosh Jr. The Power to crush the other kids - an elementary school cafeteria parody of the early Macintosh computer ads.
  • McIntosh Post-It Notes (sic) - parody of the Apple Newton MessagePad. Also plays on familiarity with Post-It Notes.
  • Meat Wagon Action Set - A model racing set with crash-and-burn action, and an ambulance; a product of Mainway.
  • MeHarmony.com - a 2000s parody of eHarmony; a matchmaking website for people who are only interested in themselves. Testimonies given by various SNL cast members in normal appearance and in drag. Ends with announcement of a second service "coming soon:" HeHarmony.com, a gay matchmaking site.
  • Mel's Char Palace - a steakhouse in Paramus, New Jersey where you select your own cuts, portions, and even the cow.
  • Mentl - movie promo about a mentally unstable Barbra Streisand (played by Joe Piscopo)
  • Mercury Mistress - A car so sexy, you'll just want to have sex with it. The car features a rubber vagina behind its license plate. This sketch was cut in reruns because of its content.
  • Metrocard - A credit card commercial starring Roseanne Barr as a sassy customer service representative and Phil Hartman as a distraught business traveler. "Yeah, like I've got nothing better to do than to sit around and listen to him bitch!" Parodied a series of Citibank credit card ads telling a customer's story from the point of view of both customer and service representative.
  • Michael Jordan Feminine Hygiene Products, Michael Jordan X-Rated Video Library. Played on familiarity of popular athlete Michael Jordan as a wholesome pitchman for products (shown in the monologue on the episode hosted by Michael Jordan).
  • MMMPH! - A trivia board game, where the only clue allowed is muffled shouting.
  • Mohawk Master - Dan Aykroyd pitches shearing device that gives you the perfect mohawk
  • Mom Jeans - They fit Mom just the way she likes it! ("She'll love the 9-inch zipper and casual front pleats!") Fictitiously sold at JCPenney.
  • Mommy Beer - beer packaged in baby bottles
  • More Duets That Prove That I Am The Best Singer In The World -- Celine Dion (played by Ana Gasteyer) releases album where she sings duets with today's hottest music stars and ends up stealing their thunder.

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N

  • Navy Adventure - Instead of training and missions, this spot featured the soldiers doing other things, such as cleaning toilets, peeling potatoes, and doing laundry. "It's not just a job; it's $96.78 a week."
  • Nerf Crotchbats - parody of Nerf seemingly running out of ideas for new products. Also advertised is "Nerf Nerf", a formless plasmatic blob of Nerf foam material.
  • Network Battle of the T's & A's - parody both of 1970s television specials featuring stars from the three major American TV networks (Battle of the Network Stars) and of the trend of "T & A" ("tits and ass") programming featuring suggestively clad women
  • Neutrogena Coin Slot Moisturizer - parody of various Neutrogena ads for specialized moisturizing products. Featured host Lindsay Lohan and feature player Kristen Wiig as young women in low-rise jeans. Premise is that since new fashions leave your coin slot exposed to sun and wind, a special moisturizer is required to keep it soft and smooth.
  • New Shimmer - Gilda Radner and Dan Aykroyd play a couple having an argument over whether New Shimmer is a floor wax or a dessert topping, then Chevy Chase (as a product demonstrator) steps in and states that "New Shimmer is a floor wax AND a dessert topping!"
  • Nicotrel - a parody of "quit smoking" products featuring The Rock as ex-Army soldier Nick Cotrell who beats up a wimpy husband (played by Chris Parnell) to get him to quit smoking.
  • Nikey Turkey - featuring Chris Rock, this parody offers a good Thanksgiving solution to a small turkey for a large party: pump it up. Plays on familiarity with a then-popular athletic shoe from Nike with a pump feature.

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  • Old Glory Insurance - a parody of shameless insurance companies. Sam Waterston, in a deadpan performance, touts the advantages of the only life insurance company to provide full coverage against the leading killer of the elderly: robot attacks.
  • Only Bangkok - parody of Las Vegas's "What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas" commercials shown in three parts. In part one, a businessman (played by Seth Meyers) calls his friend for the number of a Dutch man who can help him remove a Thai hooker who ended up dead after he had sex with her. In part two, Ben Affleck (playing himself) sells his wife (played by Amy Poehler) to two burly mob members after losing a bet during a Russian Roulette match. In the final one, Seth's businessman character is back and on the phone with the Dutch man about the removal of a dead prostitute, but this time, the prostitute is a male. Also joining the businessman is Ben Affleck in a pink robe, earrings, and wearing make-up (who asks the Dutch man [played by Darrell Hammond] if he's interested in buying panda meat) and a paranoid Kelly Ripa (in a cameo appearance) wielding a meat cleaver and egging the businessman to cut the prostitute up and put the remains in a bag.
  • Oops I Crapped My Pants - a brand of adult diaper, a parody of Depends, and a play on the use of statements as product names (e.g. "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter").

Sam Waterston as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law & Order Samuel A. Sam Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an Oscar nominated American actor noted particularly for his portrayal of Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order. ... Deadpan is a form of comedic delivery in which something humourous is said or done by a person, while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ... A robot is an electro-mechanical device that can perform autonomous or preprogrammed tasks. ... From the word depend. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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  • The Paradox - two automotive design teams produced two completely opposite cars (e.g., one was the most expensive car ever, the other the cheapest; one was the safest, the other designed to throw flaming victims hundreds of feet in a crash). In the end the two were combined to create The Paradox.
  • Pennzoil - endorsed by poet Maya Angelou (impersonated by David Alan Grier).
  • Petchow Rat Poison - parody of misleading labels, Hank Petchow's brand of rat poison looks like dog food, is packaged in a 25 lb. bag with "PETCHOW" in large print, has a large photo of Petchow's dog, and the words "rat poison" in very fine print.
  • The Platinum Mach 14 - A razor with 14 blades. A parody of the increased number of blades on razors, when the Gillette Mach3 was released. Since then, Schick has released a 4 bladed razor (The "Quattro"), and Gillette has released a 5+1-bladed razor (The "Fusion"). Neither of these has had the retail success of the Mach3 to date.
  • Pre-Chewed Charlie's - a steakhouse for people with dentures, where the waiters come to your table, and pre-chew your food for you. This parody satirized a small chain of restaurants near Times Square in New York City called Beefsteak Charlie's.
  • Puppy Uppers and Doggie Downers - Gilda Radner complains to Laraine Newman that her dog, Sparky, has no energy, so Newman recommends Puppy Uppers. Later, when the dog is hyperactive (and quite a bit smaller) Radner complains that "Sparky's perked up a little too much," so Newman recommends dosing him with Doggie Downers.
  • Pussy Whip - the first dessert topping for cats (This was a sponsor of Weekend Update rather than an actual commercial.) Plays on the insult "pussy whipped" and the use of "Whip" in whipped-cream product names.

Maya Angelou Maya Angelou (born April 4, 1928) is an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. ... David Alan Grier (born at 11:55 PM on June 30, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American comedian most famous for starring in television shows such as the Emmy Award winning In Living Color (1990–1994), Premium Blend (2001), Life with Bonnie (2002-2004) and DAG (2000–2001). ... Global Gillette is a business unit of Procter & Gamble. ... The Gillette Mach3, introduced in 1998, was the first mass-produced three-bladed manual razor. ... Schick may mean any of the following: Schick test, named after Béla Schick. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Gilda Radners Live From New York LP cover Gilda Radner (28 June 1946 – 20 May 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known for her five years as part of the original cast of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live. ... Laraine Newman (born March 2, 1952) is an American comedian and actress, from Los Angeles, California. ... Chevy Chase, the original anchor of Weekend Update (1975-76). ... The Barrison Sisters lift their dresses to show a live kitten, a double entendre of pussy. For the village, see Pussy, France. ...

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  • RAD 3000 - a smoke detector that plays songs of the 80's
  • ReaganCo. - Charles Rocket shows how you can show your patriotism by way of Ronald Reagan wallpaper and bathroom tiles.
  • Royal Deluxe II - 1970s Car commercial parody that showed the smoothness of the car's ride by having a rabbi perform a circumcision in the backseat while driving forty miles per hour on a bumpy road.
  • Rubik's Grenade (1982) - rubik's cube parody; "Maybe the last puzzle you'll never solve."

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S

The "Schmitt's Gay" commercial spoofed macho-themed ads used by beer companies.
The "Schmitt's Gay" commercial spoofed macho-themed ads used by beer companies.
  • Schmitt's Gay - (Chris Farley & Adam Sandler) Spoofs beer companies targeting specific demographics. Two gay guys are housesitting and are discouraged at the dirty condition of the house's pool. When the water is turned on, however, it magically transforms into a clean pool filled with attractive, and apparently gay, men (the song "Beautiful Girls" plays in the original version, but most versions redub the music with generic rock guitar riffs).
  • Shimmer - See New Shimmer
  • Spud Beer - Made from potatoes. The beer that made Boise famous!
  • Steve Martin's All-Natural Penis Beauty Cream - a parody of the celebrity infomercial boom.
  • Stop-A-Nut - Protect yourself from muggers and the homeless by wearing an enormous (yet supposedly comfortable) metal suit.
  • Sub Shack - a parody of the Subway Jared Fogle ad-campaign, with customers to the fast food restaurant gaining weight rather than losing it.
  • Super Bass-O-Matic '76 and Super Bat-O-Matic '77 - parody of Ronco ads featuring Dan Aykroyd pureeing fish (and bats) in a blender.
  • Swiffer Sleepers - parody of Swiffer ads with children's blanket sleepers designed to pick up dust and dirt as they crawl
  • Swill - (Bill Murray) putrid mineral water "dredged from the bottom of Lake Erie".

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  • Taco Town - a restaurant that is a parody of Taco Bell, advertising a new taco with layer after layer of outer crust, finished with a Chicago-style pizza and blueberry pancake and "deep fried to perfection." Andy Samberg says of the product, "Pizza? Now that's what I call a taco!" In the original broadcast, a glitch caused the Wilson Bros. Funeral Home bumper graphic to appear during the sketch. without the Funeral Home graphic
  • "That's Not Yogurt" - (Victoria Jackson and Kevin Nealon) Spoof of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". After eating, couple becomes very concerned about what the mysterious product actually IS, but coy announcer won't tell them. From the makers of "Those Aren't Olives".
  • Three-Legged Jeans - Similar to Levi's. And hey, no dumber than acid-washed. Features the catchphrase, "Finally! We're Three!"
  • Tortumatic - The ultimate way to show others that you can take pain. Charles Rocket demonstrates it, getting punched repeatedly by a number of boxing gloves, and slamming his hand with a mallet.
  • Tressant Suprème - Kelly Ripa spoofed the ubiquitous hair coloring ads in which she has appeared. In this skit, Ripa prefers Tressant Suprème because it contains "just a little bit of crack cocaine," thus explaining her stereotypical "peppy" persona.
  • Triple Track razor - the closing line, delivered long before any such product actually existed, was "because you'll believe anything"
  • Tryopenin - The arthritis medication in the bottle that was virtually impossible to open.
  • Turlington's Lower Back Tattoo Remover - A product that, "when applied once, every hour, for 72 straight hours," slowly burns away unwanted lower back tattoos. "That tingling means it's working!" Tagline: "Because it won't be cool forever..."

Taco Bell is a fast-food restaurant chain which is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... Deep dish from Carmens Pizzeria of Evanston Chicago-style pizza is a very specific variety of pizza. ... Andy Samberg (born August 18th,1978 in Berkeley, California), also known as Ardy, is a stand-up comic and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... Kevin Nealon hosting Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Ripa in a promotional photo for Hope & Faith Kelly Maria Ripa (born October 2, 1970 in Stratford, New Jersey) is an American actress of Italian and Irish descent. ... Cocaine is a crystalline alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...

U

Uncle Jemima with his Pure Mash Liquor
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Uncle Jemima with his Pure Mash Liquor

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W

  • Wilson Trap Doors - office trap doors that effectively drop unwanted employees
  • Woomba - a self-operating electronic feminine hygiene product that knows when women should use it, whether they want to or not, a parody of the Roomba automatic vacuum system.

First generation Roomba Roomba is a robotic vacuum cleaner made and sold by iRobot. ...

Y

  • Yard-a-Pult - A product to launch unwanted trash/deceased pets/etc over your fence rather than disposing of them.

 
 

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