'Fix-It Felix Jr.,' 'TurboMan,' 'Conan the Librarian' and More of the Best Fake Ads in Movies

'Fix-It Felix Jr.,' 'TurboMan,' 'Conan the Librarian' and More of the Best Fake Ads in Movies

Nov 06, 2014

Lest you think movies aren’t an advertiser’s dream, here’s a new supercut from our pals at Screen Junkies that features some of the funniest ads for fake products. Yes, only in movieland can you buy "Alpa Chino's Booty Sweat Energy Drink" — or the caffeinated beverage from Chino’s distant cousin, "Dunkaccino." (We'll never let you live that one down, Al Pacino.)

As technology improved, the phony advert seemed to become a popular gag in cinema. But maybe we have "Weird Al" Yankovic to thank. His 1989 film UHF featured some hilarious fake commercials for stuff like Plots 'R Us Mortuary Service, Gandhi II, Conan the Librarian and Spatula City. The fictional ad is usually humorous, but sometimes it can be cruel — as in the case of that spoofy Hoverboard commercial à la Back to the Future II and III. In any case, watch this supercut and attempt to wish some of these products to life. And in case your movie-addled brain can’t remember where all these fake ads come from, here’s a list in order of appearance:

RoboCop (1987), Goodfellas, Wreck-It Ralph, Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Jack and Jill, Jingle All the Way, Toy Story, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Serenity, Ghostbusters, Happy Gilmore, Batman (1989), Lost in Translation, Anchorman 2, Prometheus, Tropic Thunder, Punch-Drunk Love, Donnie Darko, Requiem for a Dream, Talladega Nights, The Running Man, Tommy Boy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Truman Show, UHF, Westworld, The Wolf of Wall Street, Total Recall, Beetlejuice, Coming to America, Dodgeball, Halloween III, I Robot, RoboCop 2, Starship Troopers





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