Modern medicine has the cure for almost anything that can ail the human being. Hell, drug company researchers work tirelessly around the clock to invent new disorders they can make pills for. This post is about a radio ad that occasionally airs on the station I listen to. It’s a post I could have a dandy time ripping apart bit by bit with my usual brand of sarcasm, but honestly, it’s such a softball that all I can do is offer it up and allow you to make your own jokes….
Commercials for prescription drugs can be quite hilarious, because they are required by law to list all of the possible side effects of the drug. I’ve had fun with this before (ESN fun fact: that is my last comic strip which did NOT feature a cameo by Buster).
Without further adieu, here is the radio ad for a prescription drug called “NuVigil”, which is supposed to treat people suffering from “shift work disorder” who have trouble sleeping due to the weird hours they work. I found it on YouTube paired together with this absolutely hilarious animation someone added to it that makes it so funny, you might need to take a suppository for incontinence beforehand. Behold this masterpiece modern miracle of medicine!
And I swear to God this radio ad is real!!!!
Hahaha! Beyond brilliant!! I’ve been in advertising forever and this is one for the hall of fame for sure. Wish I’d done it!!
It definitely is! There is no way the people who released that ad couldn’t have seen how comically ridiculous it was. I sometimes wonder if it was really on the up and up….
Well, i do find it hard to believe they got approval. Here in Canada it is doubtful it would be approved. But who cares, really. I just love it, even if it is nothing more than a spoof.
Holy shit, that made me laugh so hard!!
So hard that you won’t be able to go to sleep? Perhaps NuVigil is right for you!
I’m not so sure, that rash looked nasty as all get out. 😉
No one will notice it when you are covered in hives…. 😉
Yes, don’t forget forget the hallucinations and ice cream binges on the kitchen floor!
Those are definitely the benefits!
Love the animation from some really creative people! Gotta love that trouble sleeping is one of the side effects. . . geez. . . And since I work as a medical transcriptionist for hospitals, thanks for introducing me to the spelling of the generic – armodafinil – sounds like an armadillo that got in a fight with a squirrel! I used to work in a clinic with drug pushers, er, pharmaceutical reps, who gave even us lowly clerks gourmet catered luncheons back in the day, but I hear that is not allowed anymore. Apparently Big Pharma spends 19 times more on advertising that drug research (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/09/pharmaceutical-companies-marketing_n_1760380.html). That’s a lot of bored people sitting around in a room making up ads that could appear on SNL.
I had always thought they were saying “NuVigil, or modafinil….” No armadillos were harmed in the production of this drug, but several were run over by sleepy drivers on NuVigil….
All medication adverts should be done like this… at least you would be entertained while listening to the bs, lol,
Yes… can’t wait to see the animated stick figure version of a Viagra commercial!
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LOL! I’d see many references to that in other blog posts, but never went to look at it! Thanks for making me see what was behind the fuzzy curtain!
That was too funny!! I agree with “leilainparadise”: all medication advertisements should be like this one!
Laughter is the best medicine, and it doesn’t require a prescription! The only side effects are tears and incontinence…. 😉
Oh my God! Do they seriously think any one would want that after watching that? Geeze!
LOL. : )
LOL, the video is a gag…. but the audio ad is 100% real! It is so self defeating, I’m surprised anyone would dare ask their doctor about NuVigil….