Top 55 Commercial Parodies




30. "Buh-Weet Sings ," SNL

Eddie Murphy: Buckwheat sings classics like "Wookin Pa Nub" and "Fee Tines A Mady."

29. "Morgan Stanley," SNL

He's not her father; he's their Morgan Stanley guy.

28. "Home Stenographer," Chappelle's Show, 2003

Anyone who's been in a relationship knows that winning an argument means mastering one tactic: deny, deny, deny. "I never said I thought you were fat! I never said I think your best friend is hot!" Better pray your partner doesn't have a home stenographer who'll take down your every word in brisk, efficient shorthand. Only the makers of the Wrap-It-Up Box could come up with so useful a product.

27. "Puppy Uppers," SNL, 1976


SNL has a thing for dogs. Maybe it's because it's filmed in New York, where even in freakishly cramped living situations people are willing to carve out a surprising amount of space for a large, hyperactive pet. In this classic, Gilda Radner and Laraine Newman learn how to perk up a listless pooch the pharmaceutical way with Puppy Uppers and Doggie Downers, two products for pets that are remarkably similar to the pills many people use to get through their day.

26. "John Madden for Vagicil," MADtv, 2006

There are three types of impressions people try to do. The bad ones (Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando), the pretty good ones (a category that encompasses most TV sketch shows), and the ones so perfect they're indistinguishable from the person being imitated. Frank Caliendo's John Madden impression falls into this third category and it basically doesn't matter what Caliendo says or does. Usually he's hawking some product in this case, a feminine itch cream with a bluster and incoherence that makes Madden himself the overall parody.






 
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