May 3, 2013

"Hi, as a man I must ask why you have lied to us for all these years."

Richard Neill writes on Facebook, addressing Bodyform, a manufacturer of sanitary napkins.
As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month that the female gets to enjoy so many things ,I felt a little jealous. I mean bike riding , rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn't I get to enjoy this time of joy and 'blue water' and wings !! Dam my penis!! Then I got a girlfriend, was so happy and couldn't wait for this joyous adventurous time of the month to happen .....you lied !! There was no joy, no extreme sports, no blue water spilling over wings and no rocking soundtrack oh no no no. Instead I had to fight against every male urge I had to resist screaming wooaaahhhhh bodddyyyyyyfooorrrmmm bodyformed for youuuuuuu as my lady changed from the loving, gentle, normal skin coloured lady to the little girl from the exorcist with added venom and extra 360 degree head spin. Thanks for setting me up for a fall bodyform, you crafty bugger.
Bodyform responded (this was last October, but I'd never noticed it before):

17 comments:

Lauderdale Vet said...

That was funny.

sydney said...

The blood coursing from our uteri like a crimson landslide.

Ha!

edutcher said...

Too bad she can't be POTUS.

A sense of humor and a brain.

(and she don't look bad, n'ither)

PS I am so glad I never had to sit through that kind of commercial as a kid.

All we had to worry about was Brand X and the Over-Sudsing Problem.

SteveR said...

Hopefully Richard won't have a similar experience with Cialis

bwebster said...

Saw this video when it first came out and felt it was brilliant. I particularly like her drinking from the pitcher of blue water at the start, since that's the color of fluid almost always used in FH commercials.

Methadras said...

like it

Patrick said...

Don't tell Meg Lanker.

ampersand said...

Sounds like a put up job.

A very old joke, Two hillbillies have a $1.50 between them and don't know what to spend it on. They seperate and go looking. When they meet up again,one of them has purchased a box of Tampex. The other one, incredulous, asks why in the hell he did that. The first one points to the box and say see,It says we can go bike riding,water skiing,etc,etc,

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Sexy woman with a sexy accent. Yummy.

William said...

The small touches were elegantly done: The spotless white blouse, the blue water, the calm, even tone and especially the small sculpture of the rampant dragon poised to rip flesh were all nicely observed.

kentuckyliz said...

What was the ringtone song? It sounds like "bloody" something.

U2 "Sunday Bloody Sunday" would be a good one too.

Sam L. said...

I'ma greatly amused.

Richard Dolan said...

The ads are, far and away, the most inventive stuff on TV. There should be a setting that just records the ads while deleting all the dreary programming in between.

Kirk Parker said...

Awesome!

Kirk Parker said...

"--you forgot horse-riding, Richard--"

ROFL!!!

Astro said...

Ahh yes, the good old days.
The upside to the wife's period was that she was always extra frisky the couple days before and the couple days afterward. And no condom needed.

EMD said...

Timely, Althouse. Timely.