Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ad-nalysis Sunday: BYU Old Spice Spoof

This video was posted THREE days ago and already has nearly ONE MILLION views.

BYU stands for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. It just happens to be where my hubby went to school. Go Cougars!

BYU is also a religious school, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That's why the "celestial sandwich" comment is HI-LARIOUS!

Did you notice there's a man lying on the ground with a sideways plant at 0:16-0:19?

The actor is a BYU student named Stephen Jones. He's also a member of a campus comedy troope. Watch some of his standup on YouTube. He's super funny!

The commercial is REALLY well shot. The quality is amazing! It was produced by the Multimedia Production unit at the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Good for them. It looks so professional!

My fav line?
"Did you know that 8 out of 5 dentists say that studying in the library is 6-bagillion times more effective than studying in your shower?"
I laughed out loud when I watched it the first, second, even the third time around. The sentence makes sense until you analyze it and realize it makes absolutely NO sense!

And of course "I'm on a cart!" is pretty great too.

Makes you want to go to the library, doesn't it!


  1. I hadn't noticed the guy still laying on the ground, lol--funny

  2. As you probably saw on my facebook page--I LOVED this. Mostly because I loved the originals, but I was very pleased to see what a quality spoof this was too. And I didn't see the guy on the ground either!

  3. Oh my gosh... I haven't seen that! Hilarious... and very well produced! Props to BYU (I may have to post it on my blog).

  4. FANTASTIC I LOVE this so much.... and am ashamed to say how many times I watched it :) too funny!

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"