Video Parody: ‘Dannon Yogurt With Birth Control on the Bottom’

Check out this video parody from Yahoo Sketchy starring Retta (and some other people who don’t warrant as much mention as RETTA), which mocks television ads geared towards ladies, to hilarious effect:

(I don’t know how to turn off auto-play, so a “more tag” will have to suffice)

It could only be better if they also discussed tampons while twirling in a meadow wearing white pants.

[via AV Club]

[cross-posted at ABLC]

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38 replies
  1. 1
    OmerosPeanut says:

    It’s funny, but can it be switched to not autoplay?

  2. 2
    catperson says:

    Is there a way to turn off the fucking autoplay?

  3. 3
    Kilen says:

    Ugh, an auto-play video on the front page, not hidden under the lede? Not appreciated.

  4. 4
    jeffreyw says:

    Ack! Auto play! Kill! Kill it!

  5. 5
    Anoniminous says:

    I got to 19 seconds before the video tripped my Hurl Now lever.

  6. 6
    Kyle says:

    Hahaha Weird Al….

  7. 7
    Mornington Crescent says:

    Uh oh. An autoplay video when I’m at work. I guess I’ll have to return tomorrow.

  8. 8
    Just Some Fuckhead says:


    Loved the Weird Al cameo at the end.

  9. 9
    Amir Khalid says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead:
    I was sad when Weird Al got the Lasik surgery and shaved his moustache. He doesn’t look like Weird Al anymore.

  10. 10
    MobiusKlein says:

    @Amir Khalid: Weird Al disagrees with you on that.

  11. 11
    Funkula says:

    “Now I’m regular on both my period, and my butt-period!”

  12. 12
    monkeyfister says:

    Do PLEASE kill the auto-play.


  13. 13
    Eli Rabett says:

    Too many damn carbs.

  14. 14
    👽 Martin says:

    tampons while twirling in a meadow wearing white pants.

    I think tampons goes with rollerblading in the park with your poodle. Twirling in a meadow is douche ads, and white pants are for maxipad ads.

  15. 15

    @monkeyfister: i wish i knew how! i tried.

  16. 16
    👽 Martin says:

    Ok, this is awesome:

    The state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats. On Monday, while state Sen. Henry Marsh (D) — a 79-year-old civil rights veteran — was reportedly in Washington to attend President Obama’s second inaugural, GOP senators forced through a mid-term redistricting plan that Democrats say will make it easier for Republicans to gain a majority.

    Just when you thought the GOP couldn’t go any lower, they find a way. Celebrating civil rights and the the inauguration of the president by fucking over the voters! Dying in a fire is too good for these bastards.

  17. 17
    RossInDetroit, Rational Subjectivist says:

    I’m going away now and I will never reload this page again. Frikkin’ autoplay.

  18. 18
  19. 19
    Culture of Truth says:

    I want to try the peach.

  20. 20
    Eric U. says:

    i have a solution to autoplay and walmart ads at work: no sound. I mute the sound at home too, who knows when one of those porn sites might pop up something embarrassing

  21. 21
    👽 Martin says:

    @Eric U.:

    who knows when one of those porn sites might pop up something embarrassing

    Isn’t the whole point of porn sites to pop up something embarrassing?

  22. 22
    Joel says:

    @👽 Martin: Fucking hell. Jesus.

  23. 23
    Joe Buck says:

    Reminds me of the best thing the old Current TV (pre-Olbermann), Sarah Haskins:

  24. 24
    Napoleon says:

    Seriously, on this day this is what you have to post?

  25. 25
    Pinkamena Panic says:

    @Napoleon: Shut your pie-inhaler. Nobody is forcing you to be here or read this post.

  26. 26
    Another Halocene Human says:



  27. 27
    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Another Halocene Human:
    Wow, that takes me back.

  28. 28
    Warren Terra says:

    This is wildly off topic, but I’m thinking ABL might enjoy it:Michelle Obama rolls her eyes as Boehner makes some cheesy joke to the President.

  29. 29
    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    @Napoleon: I posted this vid on FB with the intro, “Welcome to Obama’s America, already in progress.”

    Bam!–instant relevance.

    I’m also, too, all about keeping the sound off at work. One never knows what some Flash or pop-up ad is going to start screaming about when taking a surfing break.

  30. 30
    YellowJournalism says:

    @Warren Terra: That was funnier than the yogurt parody.

    (Like the yogurt parody but thought it went on too long.)

  31. 31
    priscianusjr says:

    I like this commercial. It’s post-everything. Everything, do you hear me? Kind of how I feel. I don’t even know what autoplay is, BTW.

  32. 32
    Groucho48 says:

    This seems like something a right wing site would post to mock those silly, politically correct females with their silly female concerns.

    Why is it posted here?

  33. 33
    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    It’s not women being mocked, it’s modern marketing/advertising that’s the target.

  34. 34
    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    Also, too, having to explain the joke to someone who’s handle appears to be a nod to one of the 20th century’s great purveyors of irreverent wit is a tad – – odd.

  35. 35
    Groucho48 says:

    It would have been moderately funny if it had been 30-60 seconds long, I suppose. Did anyone actually watch and enjoy the whole 3 minutes of it? In that amount of time, my namesake would have gone through 2 skits and a couple dozen ad libs.

    And, mocking companies for their appealing to liberal women by making those liberal women seem like upper-class twits seems a tad counter-productive.

    I don’t know. Just seems weird to me.

  36. 36
    Studly Pantload, the emotionally unavailable unicorn says:

    A bit long, I agree, brevity being the soul of wit, as some guy said. ;o )

    To me the tell is one of the actresses saying something fluffy about the group and appending it with, “according to TV.”

    What I like about our side is we can generally laugh at a few send-ups if any happen by (“Maude” is one of my fave ’70s telly series).

  37. 37
    Groucho48 says:

    I don’t want to make more of my objection than it is. I’ve seen plenty of jokes on or about liberals that I enjoy. But, mocking women’s desire for easy access to birth control just seems off-putting.

  38. 38
    Ecks says:

    Studly is right, it’s not mocking the women at all. It’s hanging a lampshade on a marketing ploy by advertisers that transparently try to be hip and relevant by carefully casting their commercials with women of each race who proceed to have inane conversations about yoghurt and birth control. It’s not particularly subtle or its humor (the opposite really), but it mocks something that is moderately mockable… so hey.

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