Conan O’Brien appears to be the first late-night host to spoof Brad Pitt’s new commercial for Chanel No. 5.
And why not? This new spot — said to be the first time in the history of the legendary perfume brand that a man has been used as a spokesman — has Brad, in black-and-white, standing and speaking directly into a camera saying things such as: “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on. The world turns and we turn with it … [etc.]”
To be as generous as possible toward the people who created this spot, the purpose of this “ad copy” seems a little bit muddled, as it never really addresses the benefits of the product. On the spoof seen on “Conan” earlier this week (which you can watch, above), Pitt’s ramblings are labeled as “nonsensical.”
This ad is so ripe for satire that we suspect it would have been covered even more fully on the late-night shows this week if three of them weren’t taking the week off — “Leno,” “Letterman” and “Fallon.”