Since the creation of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s, one of the signatures of the show has been its commercial parodies. From subtle to outrageous, silly to realistic, SNL has always been able to poke fun at the folks o... more »n Madison Avenue with a variety of products not actually for sale. Now you can enjoy your favorite commercial parodies that have aired over the past 30 years all on one DVD and hosted by funny man Will Ferrell. Watch classics like "Little Chocolate Donuts," "Happy Fun Ball," "Mom Jeans," "Colon Blow," "Taco Town," "Love Toilet," "Oops I Crapped My Pants" or "Bassomatic" again and again.« less
Mrs L A R. from HAMMOND, LA Reviewed on 8/8/2009...
One thing SNL has done consistently well over the years is the commerial parody. You'll chuckle at these witty gems from cast regulars and guest celebrities. Sure to brighten your day. Recommended.
Where are all the classics?
Brian J. Sleeman | Marquette, MI USA | 05/30/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Swill, Schmitt's Gay, and countless others from the 70s through early 90s are inexplicably missing. You do get "Happy Fun Ball," "Hibernol," "Oops I Crapped My Pants" and overall a satisfying watch. However I could've done without the Will Ferrell host sketches and the overabundance of parodies from the last few years. Overall if you're a fan of their parodies, you need this, if for nothing other than Sam Waterston of Law & Order fame selling robot attack insurance to seniors. Hopefully a second volume will come out and rectify the lack of the old classics."
Could Have Been Better
S. Strasser | Wichita, Kansas | 06/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As mentioned by other reviewers, this collection could have been better, and in my opinion really shouldn't be called a "Best Of" collection due to the inclusion of a fair number of mediocre parodies.
Missing are several of my favorites including Jane Curtain's "Quarry" Breakfast Cereal, Shimmer Floor Wax/Dessert Topping, and Mel's CharBroil Palace (although that one is on the Dan Aykroyd DVD).
To be fair, many classics are included including John Belushi's Donuts ad(Also included on the John Belushi DVD), Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat Sings ad, and Gilda Radner's "Hey You" cologne ad(Also included on the Gilda Radner DVD). Could have been MUCH better if this is all they are releasing, but as stated by another reviewer, perhaps they are considering a volume 2.
The exclusion of Shimmer is enough to drop a star on it's own! That was definitely the best of the ads.
If you're an SNL fan, it'll be a must have anyway just to see these again. For everyone else, you might wanna wait for the "REALLY Best of Golden Age of Commerical Parodies Set" DVD that I'm betting is in the works."
Good, but missing too many classics
Disco | Twin Cities, MN | 08/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a good compilation with a lot of great commercial parodies. Some of my favourites are the Bassomatic, Bad Idea Jeans, Colon Blow and Robot Insurance.
But it's too heavy on the newer skits. I'd say at least half of them come from 1995 and newer, when the show started to turn. The Jessica Simpson "Tuna of the Dirt" is funny at first, but goes on way too long and becomes very tedious. There were however some great newer ones I'd never seen like Mom Jeans, Gaystrogen and Eych.
What makes this worse is that way too many classics are missing. There's no Yard-a-Pult (one of my favourites), Crystal Gravy, Swill, Quarry, or Schmitt's Gay Beer. You'll get no Adobe (the first car to break the $200 barrier!), Chameleon, Shimmer, or Hell (the beer commercial with Anthony Michael Hall). It's also missing Wilson Trap Doors, the anti-bacterial meat product, and the home headache test.
Worst of all are the short skits with Will Farrell. At first they're not a big deal, but they become annoying by the end.
All in all, they did a fair job, but I think a second volume with more classics should be made."
Some missing, but still very good.
E. Thuemmel | MI, USA | 06/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This set is being criticized for what it's missing more than for what it has. It's still pretty darn good. This collection was broadcast on SNL in the fall of 2005, with a few notable exceptions. I'm not sure where "Schmitt's Gay," "Trump's House of Wings," "McCain Sings Streisand," "Huggies Thongs" or "Smoke Alarm 3000" went, but they were replaced instead with commercials like "Hibernol," Tylenol BM," "Black Eyed Peas," "Tuna of the Dirt," "Mary Kate & Ashley Perfume," "Nikey Turkey," and "The Love Toilet," to name a few. But did we need to see "Taco Town" and "Baby Toupees" one more time?
Yes, it's heavy on the Will Farrell and after eras. You will find precious few that are pre-1990. Didn't Dana Carvey do any commercials at all? Jon Lovitz, where are you? The only four commercials from the 70's are "Bass-o-matic," "Hey You," "Little Chocolate Donuts," and the "79 Roadster." Still, overall, what's is on here will make you laugh a lot! I'm hoping for a second volume, but for now what's here is funny stuff."
Should be called commercials from the 2000s
Beth | St. Louis, MO USA | 01/07/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I absolutely LOVED SNL Goes Commercial, which aired in the late 80s/early 90s. So, I figured this would be similar, but with DVD quality. Boy, was I wrong. As others have said, the majority of the commercials are from the last 10 years or so. All the brilliant commercials of the 70s and 80s are missing. The ones that are included from that time are not ones that I'd term "best of." What a disappointment. I'll stick to my VHS of "SNL Goes Commercial.""