Watching Hot Tub Time Machine on Comedy Central Sunday night was interesting mostly because of the ridiculous commercials that came on during the breaks. Among the ads I didn’t love were a nonsensical Dunkin Donuts focus group commercial featuring two guys dressed like Howard Hughes that played four times, an incredibly monstrous ad for this ball of a time dolphin bubble* counting tool — I mean toy, and THIS ONE (below) — for skin tag removal, which was absolutely scrumptious.
The ad starts off innocuously enough, making me think it was a normal wart removal product, but the number of times they focused in on the hydra-looking protrusions made me think that skin tags were an STD. By the end of the commercial, I felt like I’d just watched a mandatory high school sex-ed video, complete with sound effects — UGGHHH’s and EWWW’s. “Your body is GROSS!” (DG says the skin tags looked like they were about to bud, hop off and turn into a completely separate organism we’d have to kill with holy water.)
If you can make it through the first 20 seconds of this commercial, you get an A+. If you can make it through the entire 1:50, you’re an American hero and/or possibly still in high school taking sex ed. And if you actually need this product, sorry…but let me know if it actually works…in 3-8 weeks. I am pretty curious.
**I probably will buy Wen, despite Chaz Dean’s creepy eyes. Are they creepier than the skin tags? Is it just his hair…colors?