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    Posted: 17 Jun 2009 at 10:14pm
The video can be seen on the website here http://www.epiduo.com/

To start out, WTF is this kid doing camping in the acne aisle just because he can't choose a medication? Just sit at home on your freaking laptop and do some research. The pharmacist walks over and tells him to get a life. He whines back "I'm tryyyying". This is the WORST acting in teenage commercial actors history, not to mention the most annoying delivery of a line ever. He sounds like he's trying to fight back laughter, even he knows this ad is laughable. The pharmasist tells him acne is a medical condition and he needs to talk to his doctor. The kid delivers another terrible line (if you can call it that), he goes "ohhhh!" His "acne" problem consists of some carefully placed fake acne, maybe 3-4 small zits tops.

Just like every other acne ad, the people with "problem" acne they show usually have very very mild acne, and in the case of the ad, its just fake make up acne. When they show him rubbing the gel on a zit, it's perfectly round, red, with a little raised center. How fake can you get? It looks like a mini nipple on his cheek.  This kid could probably fix his "acne" problem with a little clearasil. Apparently most of this epiduo gel is the same stuff in clearasil, benzoil peroxide.

I know acne is a medical condition, but if you only have a few zits (who doesn't when your a teen, I'm 21 and I still get zits) I don't think it's cause for a doctor, even if your current prevention method fails to prevent this very mild acne. People with pizza faces and no relief, now THAT'S who they need to show as someone in need of prescription acne meds, not a kid who looks like he's never had real acne grace his perfect skin in his entire life.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hootman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2009 at 11:17pm
Hey, I'm 57 and will get a zit occasionally.  I wear it proud.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2009 at 12:24am

Have I mentioned the little one on my hip that I popped in the shower?  Even in the shower, I could hear it pop!

I had bad acne as a teen.  The people in these ads (like Jessica Simpson in her Proactiv commercial) have nothing to complain about.
 
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That's some bad acting!   They can't be serious?  Maybe a skit on mad TV or SNL mocking these type of ads?
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Haha I was just thinking about the sheer idiocy of this commercial.  You're a teen.  It's called acne.  Deal with it.   I don't think it's worth camping out in acne aisle for.  It really bugs me during the close-up, though, how fake and ridiculous the zits looked.
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i went to high school with this kid. hes a complete tool. he's always had that horrible acting skill, best suited for broadway musicals about pre-teens coming out of the closet. and no, hes never had a zit, EVER. i completely agree that this is one of the worst commercials ive ever seen, and when i saw it the first time and saw who it was, i laughed my ass off
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote specialkt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jul 2009 at 3:48am
anything in the pharmacy aisle for severe acne is way too harsh anyway. i used ot have severe acne and all of these stupid ads annoy me.
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Originally posted by foxtrot8709 foxtrot8709 wrote:

i went to high school with this kid. hes a complete tool. he's always had that horrible acting skill, best suited for broadway musicals about pre-teens coming out of the closet. and no, hes never had a zit, EVER. i completely agree that this is one of the worst commercials ive ever seen, and when i saw it the first time and saw who it was, i laughed my ass off


Wow thanks for the insight, I totally called it!
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Yeah, he needs to stop camping out in the acne aisle so he can get to his life of camping out in front of the ticket window.
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This ad is irritating. You do not need a damn prescription medication that prolly costs a ton to help your acne. Yes, the main ingredient in it is Benzoyl Peroxide. A VERY good acne treatment. You can buy products in the store that are nothing but 2.5% BP. I had started breaking out pretty badly (I never really had an acne issue) when I started a particular medication. I did some research and seriously, all you need is some storebrand old fashioned orange dial soap, some BP 2.5% and a non-pore clogging facial moisturizer. Simple steps. Wash, dry, slather on the BP, let dry and put on the lotion. 2x a day. My acne is under control pretty well now.

Anyway, I find the end of the commercial irritating when he is chatting it up with those chicks who appear SO enthralled. Angry
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Anyone ever see "Not Another Teen Movie?"

This is that creepy guy with the bag floating around his head all the time.
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Originally posted by thatsmypie thatsmypie wrote:

Anyone ever see "Not Another Teen Movie?"

This is that creepy guy with the bag floating around his head all the time.


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That douche in the commercial needs to be punched in the face.   I can't stand the little pretty boy whining about his two zits.    Like anyone needs expensive prescription drugs for two tiny zits that can barely be seen.    Get over yourself!!   
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I HATED the perfect popular prissy pricks in high school who never got a single zit the entire time!!! Angry Especially since I had a minimum of five on my face on any given day. Sometimes it was so many that certain pics of me as a teen look like I have dirt smudged on my face.

My zits aren't caused by a "medical condition" either--I just have really oily skin. I just buy jars of Sea Breeze face pads at Wal Mart and use one roughly every hour and always after eating. I still get the occasional zit or two but nowhere near enough to run screaming to TV about having adult acne. My friends sometimes joke about me constantly rubbing my face with the pads but it's a small price to pay for avoiding a breakout. It's kinda become my trademark among them now LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hezadancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2009 at 5:08am
I may not have been paying attention before, but it seems they have put "actor portrayal" at random points in the ad. No sh*t actor portrayal, his acting is bad, that's the gripe. It's painfully obvious it's an actor portrayal.
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So where did this little gay kid go to school.  Harvey Milk High?  It's a wonder he doesn't completely queen out with those two girls at the end of the commercial.  He has to be a little more careful with this flaming hand movements or the two girls will catch on to his gayness. 
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Originally posted by capcentre capcentre wrote:

So where did this little gay kid go to school.  Harvey Milk High?  It's a wonder he doesn't completely queen out with those two girls at the end of the commercial.  He has to be a little more careful with this flaming hand movements or the two girls will catch on to his gayness. 


cuz we all know being homosexual is the crime of the century
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I kind of like acne scars.

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Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Hey, I'm 57 and will get a zit occasionally.  I wear it proud.  


Yeeeaaa....but teenagers look at things a liiiitttle differently! Wink
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Originally posted by capcentre capcentre wrote:

So where did this little gay kid go to school.  Harvey Milk High?  It's a wonder he doesn't completely queen out with those two girls at the end of the commercial.  He has to be a little more careful with this flaming hand movements or the two girls will catch on to his gayness. 


You beat me to it!!!! I get such a kick out of the kid hanging out with the girls at the end. It's so obvious that he's gay, why would he be trying to impress the girls? Or maybe.....it's NOT the girls he's trying to impress! Wink

Either way, I don't think he would be interested in those girls sexually, so maybe this ad is targeted to gay people (which there's nothing wrong with that). I just would have thought to sell their product, they would have played up the boy/girl relationship a little more to get straight guys to buy their stuff.



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I hope no one hates on me, but I love this commercial.
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Originally posted by FebrezeneedstoSTFU FebrezeneedstoSTFU wrote:

I hope no one hates on me, but I love this commercial.
 
I request you to explain what exactly you like about it. (no, honestly! I'm intrigued!)
 
My beef with it is the announcer. I have a problem with adults making poor attempts to talk in a way to "relate with the young people of today." You see it in the preteen-aimed magazines written by thirty-something women, and to me it seems like that's what the writers and (painfully) obviously tried to do.
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This ad plays at practically every commercial break on The N (yeah, I watch Degrassi...don't laugh at me). It's gotten to the point where when I hear that announcer say "Day 87...", I scramble for the remote. The same with those ultra long and boring Proactiv ads.
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Originally posted by DolFan 316 DolFan 316 wrote:

I HATED the perfect popular prissy pricks in high school who never got a single zit the entire time!!! Angry Especially since I had a minimum of five on my face on any given day. Sometimes it was so many that certain pics of me as a teen look like I have dirt smudged on my face.

My zits aren't caused by a "medical condition" either--I just have really oily skin. I just buy jars of Sea Breeze face pads at Wal Mart and use one roughly every hour and always after eating. I still get the occasional zit or two but nowhere near enough to run screaming to TV about having adult acne. My friends sometimes joke about me constantly rubbing my face with the pads but it's a small price to pay for avoiding a breakout. It's kinda become my trademark among them now LOL
 
I never had acne, but I was unpopular anyway. Oh, well.
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Confused"...and THAT's how Tyler came to his senses...sort of"
Pluuueeaze!!!
THAT kid is as bright as a box of rocks.
...and he's running around 'pitching a tent' in GROCERY STORES?!
I'm thinking he needs to head over to the 'men's products' isle, to pick up some shaving cream and a cheap razor. He's reaching puberty; he's getting whiskers on his fist.

 

 
 
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This commercial is so annoying!  From the background music which sounds like it's from a 50's sitcom, to that loser kid.  Tyler overacts big time and I'm not even going to get started on that stupid hat he's wearing....bleck!
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