Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Maybe I Should See If SkyDad Already Wrote About This On The "Fire That Agency" Blog

Have any of you seen the new commercial for "Yaz" birth control pills?* I have to admit, I just don't get it.

Near as I can tell, the commercial says that if you take "Yaz," you'll smile and laugh a lot and be very happy while you:

* fall backwards into a bathtub while wearing your jeans and laughing hysterically, and later start blowing bubbles with a bubble wand;
* impulsively cut your long hair so you can have bangs, laughing as your locks fall to your lap and then smugly admiring yourself in the mirror;
* laugh while changing clothes in the back of a car while an unidentified male drives you down the street;
* laugh while painting the wall in your living room, which has a very high ceiling (so you need a big stepladder), a bright tangerine color; and
* laugh while carrying a dressmaker's mannequin (the kind with no legs, arms, or head -just a body) wearing a farily awful dress into some sort of weird huge open space with your girlfriend, set it down on a raised platform, and stand around laughing and admiring it.

What is the meaning of this? Do these people have to drink half a gallon of wine while taking these pills to achieve this level of apparent drunken stupidity, or do the pills themselves help achieve this effect?

Or, in plain English, WTF?

Then again, I haven't laughed that much in months. Maybe I should get me some of those "happy drugs"....?


* I looked for it on Youtube but didn't find it. You can view it on the U.S. Yaz site (although I can't promise they'll keep this particular ad rather than replacing it with another sometime soon) by clicking here and then selecting the "Yaz - as seen on TV" button, on the left side of the screen, second from the bottom. Enjoy!


SkylersDad said...

I have not seen this piece of cinematic excellence!

Away I go to clicky...

SkylersDad said...

Blood clots, stroke or heart attack doesn't seem to be much to worry about as long as I can laugh and giggle and not get knocked up!

Quilter422 said...

they're probably in league with P&G. you know, the "have a happy period" group.

Silliyak said...

Sounds like a nice counterpoint to the recent "The FDA says we have to tell you this may cause your face to fall off and your toes to reverse order" ads.

Kim Ayres said...

Reminds me a bit of all those tampon ads where once a month women around the world suddenly start simming, rock climbing and rollerblading en masse

Cora said...

Yeeeaaaahhh, I'm not buying into that. Pffft!

Charm City Barfly said...

Maybe the commercial is accurate because Yaz contains a small dose of Ecstasy? That may explain all the laughing.