Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A(n Unwelcome) Blast from the Past

Remember that commercial for HeadOn, the topical headache product you "apply directly to your forehead"? Of course you do. It was a TV sensation of sorts, an annoying, low budget, inescapable spot interrupting Wheel of Fortune with a penetrating message that created the sort of throbbing pain the product itself was intended to relieve. No wonder we were all running to the store shelves for our own bottle.

Immediately spoof-able, it was only a matter of time before a commercial parody ended up as a paid advertisement on cable TV. Here's the ad I saw last weekend.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I think that's actually more annoying than the original. I HATE the Head On commercials, but I did appreciate that the company could make fun of it's own bad ads with new ones.