Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Treximet "Talking Heads"

See the commercial here.

Synopsis: Having exhausted their neglected husbands' waning sympathy with their constant complaining, three whiny, self-pitying women seek to dramatize the unending misery of their chronic migraines by removing their own heads in a variety of pain-inducing public settings, before GlaxoSmithKline restores their will to live and cook fancy dinners by providing a new pill to soothe their throbbing, hypersensitive brains.

Thanks to PlayStation, son is unfazed by sight of headless mother

After taking Treximet, headache is gone; enormous hips remain

Message: It's either Treximet or suicide -- or, if you don't read the label carefully, both.

There's no FDA in heaven

Subliminal Message: Decapitation is funny.

I don't think light sensitivity is her biggest problem right now.

Memorable Moment: GSK demonstrates how Treximet works by implanting tiny electronic diodes in the preserved cerebrum of a company janitor who mysteriously disappeared from one of its research facilities a few months ago.

He lived a full life. Well, not really -- but he mopped a lot of floors

Out in space, the Treximet mothership passes Alpha Centauri

Disturbing Aspect: Oh, what the heck -- let's go with the severed heads.

There's room in the basket, but that would be degrading

You wouldn't believe how long she had to wait for a cab.

Tired of being bossed around, Tikisha's body takes revenge

Burning Questions: Do men never get migraines -- or do they just know when to shut up about it? Where did all of the women's necks go when they took off their heads? How much was Jim Carrey paid for his performance as the husband of Migraine Sufferer No. 2?

Jim's training at SeaWorld prepared him for this stunt

"I still won't have people sex with you."

Overall Loathsomeness: 7.4

Mitigating Factor: Future class-action lawsuit will help struggling personal injury lawyers weather the recession.


  1. Also, as this YouTube video points out, Treximet is comprised of two meds available in generic form--one of which is the OTC Aleve. Glaxo's patent of Imitrex expired, so they patented Imitrex + Aleve. Good times. 0_o

  2. I found the most disturbing factor to be the side-effects disclaimer that went on for longer than the info about the tablet itself. Damn that was a long list of things that could mess you up. Anyone who takes this pill is going to have more to worry about than migraines. Although I'm sure there are tablets for the heart attacks and abdominal bleeding. Side-effects may include migraines.

  3. Good point, April--my own neurologist recommended that I just start taking some Aleve with my now-generic Imitrex, a significantly cheaper option.

    Can anyone say health care reform?

  4. Great site, I like the concept!

  5. In Treximet's defense, what side-effect could be worse than cutting off your own head? Clearly these people have nothing to lose.

  6. In Treximet's defense, what side-effect could be worse than cutting off your own head? Clearly these people have nothing to lose.


    Good point. I hate when that happens.

  7. Boo.

    This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated.

    Sorry about that.


    1. That's a shame, because this is one fantastic commercial. As far as we know, the video is no longer available anywhere.


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.