The latest comedienne to toss her hat into the lady commercial parody ring is none other than Comedy Central darling Amy Schumer. On Inside Amy Schumer , she introduces SandraGel, a cream for women with low estrogen. How can you tell you have low estrogen? If you're experiencing symptoms like not freaking out when you see a strange text on your boyfriend's cellphone, telling stories that are short and to the point, and getting in arguments without bringing up stuff from years ago. You know, lady stuff. And of course, the cream only works by being rubbed into your hands and arms in an exaggerated fashion. No, it's not for the commercial, that's how it works because science.
Advertising money is made off the backs of women. After all, there are so many products that women are told they must buy: hair products, makeup, clothes, skincare, the wonderful category known as "feminine" care, the list is almost endless. It's only natural, then, that many commercial parodies would be for women — the jokes that can be made about douches are infinite. And fortunately, there are a great number of hilarious female comedians who can get down the warm, yet clinical intonation of the friendly commercial narrators. Check it out:
Inside Amy Schumer, "SandraGel"
So great. But how does Schumer's commercial compare to other lady commercial parodies? After all, Saturday Night Live has a plethora of them, and while most other sketch shows haven't lasted as long as SNL, some have still managed to get in on the lady commercial parody game. Here are some of the best:
Saturday Night Live, "Woomba"
This is around the time that the Roomba is introduced. Like the Roomba, the Woomba is an automatic cleaner... just for your vagina. But the commercial quickly goes south as the Woomba gains a life of its own. The best part is that the commercial contains the stock image of a woman in flowy, white clothing running through a field... and then you realize she's running because she's being chased by a Woomba.
Rating: 8 out of 10 women using the word "freshness" in a douching commercial
Saturday Night Live, "Coin Slot"
This commercial perfectly spoofs a specific type of marketing: teen girl skincare. The giggling girls, the nonsensical dancing, the explanatory graphic. And of course, this product can only be used for one place on your body: the top of your butt crack. Totally cool!
Rating: 5 out of 10 gymnasts wearing "sport" tampons
In Living Color, "Fashion Tampons"
Hate that walk to the bathroom when you're on your period? Fashion Tampons provide a solution: make them a part of your outfit! Functional, absorbent, and fashionable. Is it weird that I kind of want this?
Rating: 6 out of 10 hairflips in a shampoo commercial
Saturday Night Live, "Mom Jeans"
One of the most unforgettable Saturday Night Live sketches of all time. They perfectly capture the aesthetic of the '90s mom: the unflattering, pleated pants, the applique vest, the short haircut. The fact that people wear mom jeans as a fashion statement now only makes the joke better.
Rating: 9 out of 10 of the microwave pizza rolls a mom in a commercial just made for her kids
Keep these commercials coming, Schumer. There's never enough.
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