Pineapple Shaped Lamps (PSL) are a sketch comedy group from Wilmington, North Carolina. The group officially banded together in 2010. Since their formation, they have won numerous awards all over the East Coast.
Originally formed to do the shadow cast of “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “Once More With Feeling”, the musical episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and stage adaptations of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. Since then, a strong web presence on their YouTube Channel and creative stage presentations have gained PSL a nationally recognized name.
The video below is an excellently crafted spoof of every drug commercial you’ve ever seen. A quick memory check of past commercials, and you’ll likely remember the transparent sales pitches, the emotionless play on the implications for your life, and the awful side effects they try and zip through.
It follows a couple through the standard cliches of advertisements. The actors have a running commentary of the absurdities present in the commercial. The chemical being advertised is called ‘Drug’.
“Drug may cause brain herpes, blood fire, crotch blockage, crazy legs, eye ball hair, monkey rage and Benjamin Button disease.”
While the spoof stays purposefully vague, it captures and humorously exploits that deep seated irritation I get everything I see a drug commercial. If you liked this, please visit the summary of the Nature Rx commercial. It’s a grass root campaign to get people outside. It’s definitely a must see!