Desmond And THe Tutus Infomercial – Too Far?

728-400-1Some people who have seen Desmond And The Tutus’ infomercial promoting their new album Mnusic think it’s shot in bad taste and is a poor attempt at marketing this band. But I’m not one of them.

The infomercial features a bullshit cure-all doctor who could have literally stepped off one of those dodgey pamphlets they hand out at traffic lights and is packed to the max with awesome.

People who want to be mermaids, failed attempts at slicing tomatoes, fucking rats that eat your feet and a narrative that makes absolutely no sense at all are just some of the things that make this video amazing.

For the rest, you’re gonna have to hit the play button below. Eeeaaasssyyyyy does it…



It’s like everything that’s painfully shit about infomercials rolled into 3 minutes and 50 seconds of a waking nightmare I once had after 5 tabs of acid.

That last shot in particular is definitely a winner.

I’ll try get my filthy mitts on that album to review it for you guys. In the meantime, follow Desmond And The Tutus on Twitter (@desmondandtutus) and share that video with everyone you know.

Easy peasy.


6 Responses to “Desmond And THe Tutus Infomercial – Too Far?”

  1. 1 dp
    March 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm


    That video was trying to be funny and faux-tacky. But it just looks like they couldn’t have been bothered to try put ANY effort into it whatsoever. It’s like they picked up some hungover hipster from off the streets at 4am and told him to produce a promo for them. This, my good man, is a definite fail.

    • March 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I don’t know how to argue against that Mr D. I think that’s the first time you’ve ever called something I’ve posted a fail.
      I… feel kinda… empty inside…

  2. 3 dp
    March 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Ah, slick. You’ll cope.

  3. 4 Seerower
    March 28, 2012 at 3:27 am

    If they stuck to the single theme of the East African herbalist of the year “doctor” and stuck with the bad green-screen/powerpoint presentation look then I could have seen the humour in it.

    As it stands, it looks like they had one good idea which gave them 1 minute of video but they were charging for 4 minutes of video so they just filled it with whatever (little) came to mind. Somebody needs to edit it back into a 1 minute video.

    A few posts back you referred to a study which showed that moderate alcohol intake boosts creativity. This video is what happens when “creative types” don’t observe moderation…

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