Always on the cutting edge, Saturday Night Live returns with another gay-themed ad following its 1991 Schmitt's Gay Beer
Homocil focuses on the unhappy parents of obviously gay male children, who can't run right, who like to bake creme brulee, make sequined dresses and perform as a male cheerleader.
It starts off with what looks like an ad about depression, with a blue-tinged picture of a man sadly staring out the window, with the narrator asking, "Do you suffer from inexplicable anxiety? Are you confused an upset? Do you have an overwhelming feeling that you've done something wrong? You can't control whether he is or isn't" -- an image of the man's son twirling a baton fades by -- "But you can control how it affects you. Homocil can provide relief from Parental Anxiety Disorder."
Then, text flashes by saying, "Not all parents experience Parental Anxiety Disorder. If you feel you are at risk, contact your physician."
Then a boy runs by, girlishly holding a ball and waving at his mom in the bleacher seats. The narrator continues, "If you obsess about things you can't change...If you're unable to cope with unforeseen developments..." -- as a father walks into his boy's room, the child proudly shows off a sequined top he made, asking "Isn't it fabulous?"
"If you avoid prolonged contact with your children due to these anxieties...when taken regularly, Homocil reduces parental anxiety. Homocil, until you come around. Because it's your problem, not theirs."