Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Here's Something That Disturbs Me

I'm sure most of you have seen the Valtrex commercial where a bunch of twenty-and-thrity-somethings proclaim "I have genital herpes!" It's kind of hard to miss, since it plays all the time. Well, at least on Comedy Central (the network we watch most in the Griffin house).

Anyway, there's a guy in the Valtrex commercial who has made it his business to make sure the general public knows that he has genital herpes. He's about 40 or so and is featured with his wife/girlfriend/mistress/mom/dominatrix. He's got brown hair and has a really strage, square head. There's something weird about that guy, for sure.

But the even weird-er thing is that at least 75% of the time, the Valtrex commercial is followed by this Snickers commercial. The guy playing the guitar is the dude with the herpes! It's true!

It always messes with my head - seeing the guy tell the world that he's "got genital herpes" while he snuggles with a female (who may or may not have the herpes, too), only to then see and hear him sing a song to a dude in a rug store! He wants to help the guy "enjoy that Snickers".

The only thing I can think is that I don't want Herpes Dude to be that close to me - with his leg up on my desk - singing about chocolate and caramel when in the back of my mind all I can hear is him saying "I've got genital herpes".

Does this creep anyone else out, or am I just a weird-o?

10 comments:

Lex Ham Rand said...

Yes! It creeps me out, too.

BUT....

Poor actor. He needs a job, signs up to do commercials. He could have gone to law school, but NO, dammit, he is going to be an actor. He gets one callback, no TWO CALLBACKS!! Two paychecks!! He's Valtrex guy AND Snickers guy!!

He's just an actor. He didn't mean to creep you out. He didn't do the ad buy so that the commercials would follow each other in lockstep.

One day he'll be a BIG STAR! But for now he's herpes guy, candy bar guy, and probably next week, constipation guy or erectile dysfunction guy.

Honey Bunny said...

heh. i know he's just an actor. look at tony hale. he used to do tostitos or velveeta commercials before arrested development!

i can handle constipation guy, but i'm really sick of all the erectile dysfunction guys out there...

cat said...

1)I agree it creeps me out too.
2)I agree WAY too many erectile dysfunction commercials out there!
3)I also agree he is just an actor, but you can pick and choose which commercials to do, and going on National TV saying you have herpes is NOT something I would EVER do no matter how much I was going to be paid!!!!!

4) HAVE A GOOD DAY ALL!

Lucas said...

HB - LOL!!! ;)

Julie Du. said...

OMG that is so funny!! (Even though I don't watch TV anymore.)

Something dirty said...

I never noticed that was the same guy in both commercials!

But I find the Snickers commercial creepy in another way... can't put my finger on it.

Honey Bunny said...

oh yeah, the snickers commercial is also creepy. maybe this guy is supposed to creep us out on purpose? at any rate, both commercials freak me out .

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, your google ads on top were for herpes medicine when I checked your blog today.

cat said...

But, we remember them and talk about them, so maybe that is the point of the creepy guy doing the commercials so we talk about them!

Jess said...

i think it's safe to say that herpes is an alright thing to be afraid of.


...Snickers, on the other hand, are an alright thing to EAT.