VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Marvel at a bizarre Czech hand cream advertisement from the 1990s

Czech television was full of rather unusual adverts in the 10 years after communism – one of which showed the multi-purpose use of a hand cream. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 01.03.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 01.03.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

The 1990s in Czechia were a surreal time for many. Following decades of communist rule, this decade ushered in a time when commercial ventures were combined with unregulated creativity to provide often bizarre spectacles.

We take you back to the weird and wonderful ‘90s with a televised advertisement for hand cream from 1997. 

Although a seemingly innocuous product – Indulona – the video displays a household using the hand cream for pretty much anything: applied as icing for a cake, used as toothpaste, and serving as suntan lotion.

The video even suggestively ends with a raunchy scene between husband and wife in a shower – suggesting even more uses for the cream.

Leoš Suchařípa, a famous Czech actor known for his role in “Skrivánci na niti” (Larks on a thread), provides a voiceover of the surreal 30-second video. 

If you’d like to see some more eccentric 1990s Czech television advertisements, take a look here.

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