"Wherever I go, there you are. My luck, my fate, my fortune…" my Taco Bell? Saturday Night Live made an "inevitable" parody of Brad Pitt's new Chanel No. 5 ad over the weekend, mocking the perfume brand's mysterious tone.
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In the original ad with Pitt that debuted last week, the actor opened up by talking about a seemingly serious issue: "It's not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on," he announced.
The actor went on to consider the heaviness of the world and other plans and dreams before revealing to the unsuspecting consumer the Chanel No. 5 campaign.
"Inevitable," the actor said. And that's exactly what "Saturday Night Live" seemed to think of an ad parody.
The SNL versions of the ad have a Brad Pitt look-alike pushing things like Taco Bell and tattoo removal by a doctor whose ad is popular across New York City subway lines.
"I'm sorry – is there really no script? 'Cause I've been talking to myself for like two hours straight and I'm starting to sound insane," Taran Killam says, imitating Pitt in one of the spoofs. "What? You want me to sound less coherent? Really? Okay, I can just start making up words? You like that. All right."
The spoof ads came in four parts, similar to that of the actual ones. While the first one mocks the actual Chanel ad, the last three have Pitt pushing obscure items. One promotes Taco Bell's Dorito Taco Loco.
"It's like pouring a bunch of loose meat and cheese into a bag of Doritos," Killam says, in a serious tone. "Which, by the way, is a great way to make a quick meal when you have between eight and 20 children."
Some fans suggested that the spoof ads could be as successful- if not more so- than the real ads.
"This is hilarious. Chanel would be better off using this!!" one user prompted on a People Magazine blog. "Too funny."