Here's Your (Inevitable) Rep. Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin Apology Ad Parody

Starring Creed From 'The Office' (!)

By Published on .

Last Tuesday, in a post about Republican Congressman Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin's apology ad, I bemoaned the fact that "Saturday Night Live" is on summer break, because the surreal spot is so ripe for parody. Well, Funny Or Die to the rescue! To purveyors of online video, of course, TV seasons don't matter -- though Funny Or Die did seem to time the weekend release of this video to help cue up this week's Republican convention in Tampa. In an inspired bit of casting, the parody spot stars Creed Bratton (who plays the character Creed on "The Office"). Even more inspired: The parody spot uses some of the language from Rep. Akin's original spot verbatim.

GET IN THE LOOP: Want to be the first to find out about an upcoming Social TV event from Advertising Age? Send me an email with "Social TV Early Bird" in the subject line. I'll send you details as soon as they're finalized, along with an exclusive discount code.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. Follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

In this article:
Most Popular