Dec 15 2008

Shampoo commercial animations!

Published by at 3:00 am under Sucky TV

Let me try and describe what I’m talking about. You know that part of most shampoo or lotion commercials when you are shown an animation of the product “working” as if it had a mind of its own? Well, it makes me crazy. For example, they will show shampoo floating through your hair looking for damage like a coast guard helicopter searching for survivors of a capsized boat. When these magic balls find dry hair they attach themselves and lovingly fix the problem like shampoo angels.

Does anyone actually believe this is what that cold blob of shampoo is doing on your head? Sadly, I think the answer is yes. I think there are people who really think hand lotion has the ability to seek out cracks in their skin like a police dog searching for drugs. These people are dumb.

However, nothing can rival a kangaroo shooting a bottle of shampoo out of its purple vagina.

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9 comments to “Shampoo commercial animations!”

  1. AngrySaron 15 Dec 2008 at 10:18 am

    Toothpaste ads are the same way. Sort of like “let me prove this crap will make your teeth whiter by this graphic showing the brand name bouncing up and down over a pair of cartoon teeth”. Give me a break.

  2. hodanon 15 Dec 2008 at 10:45 am

    you mean to tell me that those things aren’t real?!
    my life is ruined!* throws self out the window*

  3. Saraon 15 Dec 2008 at 12:34 pm

    OMG I had to watch that comercial 5 times before I realized it was the kangaroo’s pouch, that REALY looked like a va jay jay shot to me to.

    My favorite is the “color matching” makeup that when applied to your face “figures out” (because it can reason)your exact skins tone and color and matches it perfectly!

  4. You Just Made My List!on 15 Dec 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Sara, your makeup example is much better than mine. Damn it!

  5. SanFranon 15 Dec 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I wash my hair…. daily, in fact (unless I’m camping or backpacking or what not).

    There have always been some assortment of shampoo available in just about every shower I’ve stepped into, and I honestly don’t give a shit.. or two shits even, which bottle I grab – wanna know why? I can never tell the difference, aside from the level of stink (I do try to avoid the floral stankin’ ones).

    I also don’t own a comb, probably never have – my hair is ‘styled’ by a combination of a towel, followed by whatever I do next – typically either a bike ride or a drive in a convertible.

    I feel bad for those who subscribe to these animations, be they shampoo, toothpaste or pepto bismol (gotta love the esophageal illustrations).

    Hodan: no need to defenestrate yourself over this. just cut your hair off and send it to

  6. Munchieson 15 Dec 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Those commercials annoy me too!

    The ones that get my husband are the disgusting ones, like the one for toenail fungus where the germs jump underneath a yellowed, cracked toenail and rapidly spread.

    Or the Mucinex one, which I can’t even describe without throwing up a little, so I’ll let you Youtube them for yourself.

  7. You Just Made My List!on 15 Dec 2008 at 3:39 pm

    God yes, the monster under the toenail is unforgivable! BARF!

  8. hodanon 15 Dec 2008 at 4:42 pm

    OK I’m over it 😉 and SanFran, i have been suckered into giving my hair to people who need it last year… I’m keeping my locks this year until the shampoo fairy proofs her existence.

  9. SanFranon 15 Dec 2008 at 6:03 pm

    All, recall the tune from a number of years back by Adam Sandler: At a Medium Pace…

    pay particular attention to the third verse, as it pretty much sums up how I feel about shampoo varietals…