Saturday, May 23, 2009
In the last “Olfactorama,” I wrote about artist Francesco Vezzoli’s installation concerning the launch of a fake perfume, “Greed.” Two commenters with better memories than mine mentioned that there have been other “Saturday Night Live” parodies besides the Gilda Radner “Hey You” that I dug up, and so off I went to fetch them.
It appears that these high-strung tycoons are a little bit, um, sensitive when it comes to this sort of thing! There was one SNL parody of the early Brooke Shields/Calvin Klein involving a cream pie and a face, but I couldn’t retrieve the clip -- anywhere -- and so can only assume that there was some legal involvement. (If anybody else finds it, please let me know, eh?)
But I did catch “Canis,” from 1992, and here it is, courtesy of our friends (I hope) at the Internet Movie Database.
That is one happy dog, and who doesn’t love a happy dog?
It turns out that doggie perfumes named after fragrances designed for humans have caused a bit of trouble, specifically one called “Timmy Holedigger” which Tommy Hilfiger did not think was funny at all. He even sued. Guess what: Timmy won!
Just goes to show ya: sometimes even the biggest dogs can be brought to, um, heel.
photo used under license from Dreamstime.com.