“Heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea!”

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January 15, 2004, 5:58 PM

I saw today what could best be described as the strangest and most off-the-wall commercial ever made. It’s for Pepto Bismol.

Already you know where this is going.

As you know, Pepto Bismol is the “pink stuff” that you take for various gastrointestinal ailments. So the single singer on the commercial is saying, “Heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea!” like it’s something fun to have. Meanwhile, the people on the screen are grabbing their chests (for heartburn), then their mouths (upset stomach), their stomachs (for indigestion), and then their butts (diarrhea).

I have not laughed so hard over a commercial in a long time. And the way they were grabbing their various body parts, it looked like they were doing a very strange dance. The diarrhea dance, we could call it.

Or maybe not. Still, I am quite amused.

Web site: Pepto Bismol... what else?

Song: "Heartburn, upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea!"

Quote: Need I say more?

Categories: Television