HOWZIT! Virat Kohli's Pimple Cream Ad Is Absolutely Spot On
This might be the greatest product endorsement of all time.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is in a pimple cream ad. Yes he really is, and we've already watched it at least 237 times, because this is not only the greatest pimple cream ad ever, but quite possibly the best thing.
Wait, now we're at 238 times.
You know when you were a teenager and you squeezed a big gooey zit and it was painful but it also felt amazing?
This ad. No word of a lie, it makes you feel exactly like that.
Let's start with the magnificent music. The intro sounds REMARKABLY SIMILAR to the Kenny Loggins song 'Danger Zone' from 1986 classic film 'Top Gun'.
Then there are the opening lyrics. Oh yes.
"Walking like a dude... feeling all cool... you've got the look... you're gonna rule..."
There's the perfectly imperfect lip synching. Milli Vanilli, you guys were amateurs.
There are more lyrics. So many more beautiful lyrics.
"Paint the town red 'cos Virat says so... but before you step out Dear bro.."
We love how the other guy in the ad -- who for the record is Indian wicket keeper Rishabh Pant -- says he'll do whatever Virat says. Paint the town red? If dear bro Virat wants it, so it shall be done.
Seriously we can't stop watching this thing -- 242.
And the then the chorus. "That pimple's gotta go, gotta go, gotta go." We've been singing this catchy refrain all day. This will be your fate soon too .
There are so many more things we could mention as we watch the ad for the 243rd, 244th and 245th time.
There is the excellent pronunciation of the brand "Himalaya" -- Indians accentuate the second syllable, not the third as we do. So it's "Hi-MA-laya", not "Hima-LAY-a". People, we've been doing this wrong for years.
We love the dancing at the end, we love the hairstyles, we love the clothes, we love the fake pimple on Pant's otherwise unblemished cheeks, and we love the fact that the product appears to contain extracts from the neem, or Indian lilac tree.
Lastly, we love the fact that no Australian batting legend would EVER do anything like this. Oh wait.