Masturbation and Shave Gel Commercials

While taking in an episode of “Arrested Development” on hulu a couple days ago, an Edge Shave Gel commercial was shown during the first break.  It distracted me so much that I’m not sure I even finished watching the episode.  It features four girls in green bikinis stroking themselves and saying things like “moist lubricant.”  Then they put on new green bikinis and preceed everything they say with words like big, giant, massive, colossal, enormous.  It’s cool how Edge decided to get really blatant with the tried and true message, “If you buy our product these girls will bang you.” 

No, actually, it’s not.  It pissed me off, much like this Twix commercial.   Edge is probably trying to make fun of the “sex sells” standard, but that doesn’t change the fact that these women are getting paid to stroke themselves and make references to sex and penis size, while saying absolutely nothing about shave gel.  

“dclehr” shows exactly why this commercial sucks so much in a YouTube comment: “this commercial made me laugh for a good 5 minutes. The point was to make fun of girls trying to be sexy and sell a product. It served it’s purpose.”   Notice how you can just end that sentence with “The point was to make fun of girls.” 

I can take a joke, but not one that uses women as sex objects to sell their product.  So, that said, take a look:     

I guess I was wrong. Hot girls in bikinis doesn’t always equal a successful commercial. Really a pathetic effort… -crazygolfer333

i had to masterbathe at this it was sweet -alphadog303

3 responses to “Masturbation and Shave Gel Commercials

  1. First off – I agree it’s a bad ad… but nothing should ever, ever stop you from watching “Arrested Development” ever (which ep was it btw?)… Just pretend you’re Sarah Palin and “ignore-the-turkeys”…

    Secondly, this ad appeals to those of the Axe Body Spray mindset… namely guys that don’t shave their face with a sword, like I do…

    C) Is that Christina Milian in the second half of the commericial (at the 0:22 mark)? If it is, she has one heck of an agent that’s as sharp as my humor… NOT

    Lastly, to alphadog303 (how appropriate) – how does one “masterbathe?” I bet that’s what happens when you shower in a Kohler?

  2. Yeah, I meant to comment on alphadog’s obnoxiously fitting user name! I think I’m going to begin using “masterbathe” in my everyday speech, as in, “That guy was definitely wearing Axe. Please excuse me while I masterbathe.”

    Hmm…I think it is Christina Milian. Upon doing some half-hearted research I found this comment on her imdb page that suggests it may be an old commercial: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0587396/board/nest/121655943

    It was season 1, episode 3 of Arrested Development (I’m pretty behind). 🙂

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