Friday, September 14, 2018

More fun with Humira!



(Again, I'm apologizing for the poor quality of a Humira ad.  Sorry-  I don't know why Humira isn't putting official versions of their ads on YouTube, but I am grateful to the people who are recording them and putting them up even if the sound and picture quality is pretty bad.)

So this almost ridiculously diverse band (seriously- there's another woman, a black guy on drums, and an Asian guy.  Please) is deeply concerned because they are all set up at the Annual Oshkosh Pumpkin Fest and their lead singer is once again in the bathroom.  Oh noes, all the thirtysomething white people with terminal bad taste will be so dissapointed if she doesn't show!

Oh, but phew- she DOES show, because she talked to her doctor about her bowel issues and he recommended Humira.  Now she can do what she's being paid to do- wave at the crowd, jump up and down, and (I guess) sing a song now and again.

When the show is over, the hot, sticky band climbs into their RV to look at pictures on their phones of...well, I have no idea what.  Maybe they are reading reviews of their performance?  Checking replies to their resumes from Monster.com?

Then it's off to another gig at an abandoned old theater.  The show is set for 10 PM- so this band has concerts in the middle of the day at county fairs AND at run-down old movie houses at 10 PM.  And the evening gig is "sold out?"  Well, I guess that's not hard when your venue only seats 25 (I mean, come on- it looks like they are playing in someone's living room.)

All of this is in the service of selling us a drug which as near as I can tell helps calm overactive bladders, I guess.

31 comments:

  1. I always find commercials with fake musicians incredibly annoying. What's worse is the vocalist lip-syncing to a supposed song with only one discernible lyric, "Aah." Thank you, for our encore, our hit song, "Aaaaaahh!"

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    1. OMG I just read your remark & I don't think I ever laughed so hard in my life. FUNNY!!! y ribs are hurting & my eyes are watering. LMAO LMAO

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    2. Me too...so hilarious. Ah ahhhhhh ah ah ahhhhhh ah

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    3. Doesn't anyone question this medicine? Psoriasis, crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, did I forget anything?

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    4. If my insurance covers it, I'm very likely to be injecting this stuff into my bloodstream regularly in the near future.

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    5. I like the commercial,of the fake musicians and I haven't laughed so hard in a crazy while , Thanks "Unknown" Aaaaaahh, funny stuff.lol and it hurts.😀

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  2. That is the El Rey in Los Angeles. It is very much a real venue. Also, my band has a "chick" and an Asian guy.

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    1. So,,,,, you're missing a black guy?

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    2. So funny. That could be the lamest band in history. I play in a band and we are not diverse. Just a bunch of overweight, overage rockers, who could use Humira.

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  3. Actually the drug is for Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which can lead to severe abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.

    It's not for overactive bladder, maybe before writing a review about a commercial for a drug you should research what the drug is for so you don't look like an idiot.

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    1. Not a whole lot going on in your life these days?

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    2. jjf- when some anonymous anal-retentive starts out a post with ''actually...'' and parrots the brand's claims, you don't have to ask what his/her/its life is like. it wants to bask in the sort of mind-rot that the geniuses you targeted have been hired to provide. all these fraud boyband/multiculti/jibjab-style song and dance campaigns accomplish is to deduct IQ points from their target audience and add more degrees C. to the national rage-o-meter. people need to know who these propogandizers for
      big pharma are, where and when their ideas conferences are being held, and how much of the drug's final price is being
      paid to them by the unknowns who seem to prefer the thrill of being ''included'' to the suspicion they've been Had. if I heard a physician recommend this Big Brand garbage i'd inquire why he thought so little of humanity before finding another pcp. now go ahead and ask what MY life is like mfers

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    3. the drug is actually for a wide range of symptoms including psorasis and arthritis, which is what I will be taking it for starting next week.

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    4. Not an argument about the drug and what good it does. It's an argument about how stupid the band is aaahhh ah ah aaaaahhhh. Asian guy with the fake hair and hat is particularly annoying

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  4. I feel your pain, guy. Not like my Crohn's pain, but I hate this commercial, as well.

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  5. Pretty bloody awful commercial.

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  6. Whoever wrote this is an asshole. Yeah the commercial is rather cheesy, but you obviously don't know the agony of Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. And consider yourself fortunate because it's not for the weak. It almost killed me more than once. Sounds like the strong take the hardships you can't tolerate. And I'm fine with that.

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  7. You sound ignorant. For real though, if you ever want to know what diseases like Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis can do to a human body and the living hell the sufferers endure then let me know. I'll be happy to tell you what it did to me as a teenager and the effects and PTSD I continue to live with 20 years later.

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    1. Hello just curious? Have you ever tried Medical Marjuana? It is widely prescribed and no side effects!!! None!!! It works!!!

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    2. I kept hoping my doctor would prescribe it, but he won't. So Humira it is for my arthritis, starting in the next few weeks.

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  8. So you guys think I am attacking the people who have this illness, and not the stupid commercial? Seriously?

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  9. He is poking fun at the fake band.
    Relax!

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  10. The disease sucks for those afflicted yes. But watching a bunch of nothing actors pretending to be musicians and obviously have zero musical talent sucks too. Every time that ad comes on it make me want to do an Elvis number on my TV.

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  11. man the article and most of the comments on this page.... Google give me the last 4 minutes of my life back. The medicine's for intestinal stuff and R Arthritis I think, not an obscure med, and the theater looks fine to me. otherwise some cute points in the article sure, whatever, the cleverness isn't blowing my mind but hey, fine... and a mess here in the comments, sheesh

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  12. At least one person noticed the same thing I noticed, she doesn't sing. She just stands at the microphone with her mouth open. Like someone else commented, "the vocalist lip-syncing to a supposed song with only one discernible lyric, "Aah."

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  13. Who is the fake lead singer. she's also in an education connection dorm room commericial . Need her name. She's hot!

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  14. It's just actors that were hired to do a commercial. I'd say by all this reaction the drug company got its money's worth.

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    1. If the goal was to get comments on an obscure blog with very few followers and not actual customers, I'm sure you're right.

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  15. Another thing that annoys me about this commercial and by the way I have Crohn's also and I still hate this commercial anyway... Why don't the band members know where she is? Don't they know she's in the bathroom pooping and playing Candy crush? Where are they looking at each other and disbelief.

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    1. And you'd think the other female would go look for her instead of just standing their looking quizzical- if anyone can check the bathroom, it's her.

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