Brad’s Chanel ad gets spoofed

Friday, 26 October 2012

We’ve all heard about Brad Pitt being the first male ambassador for the iconic Chanel No.5 fragrance. His TV spots have been, somewhat, well, let’s call them weird. Last week it got the SNL treatment…

You haven’t truly arrived until Saturday Night Live parodies you. So congrats, Chanel – your bonkers new Chanel No. 5 campaign with Brad Pitt has officially entered the zeitgeist. It’s positively zeitgeist-y!

And props to SNL’s Taran Killam for completely nailing Pitt’s stoner cadence, scraggly beard, and the inscrutable script. ‘I’m starting to sound insane… You want me to sound less coherent? Really… Chanel No. 5. Inunderstandable.’

Even international news networks covered the parody:

If you haven’t yet seen the real ads, here they are…

‘No.5 Forever feminine’

Written by Anne-Marie Guarnieri, this article originally appeared on

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. ricebunny

    I still find it interesting why they used a man as their ambassador

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    The ad is overly rehearsed and lame!! No feeling whatsoever!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    What a good choice!!! Brad is such an eyecandy

    7 years ago •

  1. mel

    I love Brad, but would really have preferred a female ambassador :(

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Oh no Brad, rather stick with movies!

    7 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Congrats to Brad for becoming the first male ambassador for Chanel No.5

    7 years ago •

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