It’s a Pillow. It’s a Pet. It’s a Pillow Pet!…and Other Annoying Commercial Jingles

There are just some advertising jingles that you can’t stand…but can’t manage to get out of you head! The most recent example for me is the infomercial for Pillow Pets™, which includes the annoying but indelible chant, “It’s a pillow. It’s a pet. It’s a Pillow Pet!” Watch the commercial for yourself, but note that you have been warned:

PillowPets are stuffed animals that double as a pillow when you open them up. I do not know any children who use Pillow Pets, but I would imagine that a toddler would get attached to the “pet”, insist in dragging the thing everywhere and getting it filthy in the process, and then refuse to sleep unless he could lay his head on his favorite “pillow.”

The part of the commercial at 0:07-0:10 looks like the “pets ” are being forced to spread eagle against a wall by a law enforcement officer.

The other advertising jingle that has been haunting me lately is not a TV commercial but a radio ad for BullFrog Sunblock. The words of the jingle are just “BullFrog Sunblock. BullFrog Sunblock.” But the word “BullFrog” is sung in a deep bass (in an attempt to mimic the croaking of a bull frog) and in contrast the word “Sunblock” is sung in a high pitch. This spot plays incessantly on the radio but I was not able to find a copy of it online.


  • 9 Responses to “It’s a Pillow. It’s a Pet. It’s a Pillow Pet!…and Other Annoying Commercial Jingles”

  • That jingle is so annoying! That commercial plays on Qubo nonstop! I saw some Pillow Pets at kiosk at a mall. They are pretty small.

    Comment by pikapal on June 22, 2010 at 1:40 am

  • Does anyone know the Notes on Piano for the little Jingle?

    Comment by Sam on July 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm


    Comment by Ali on October 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm

  • that commercial has been stuck in my head for weeks! i recently bought one and they aren’t that bad.

    Comment by Mischa on November 3, 2010 at 3:46 pm


    Comment by Bill on December 1, 2010 at 12:15 pm


    Comment by Anonsf on December 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

  • They now even make Pillow Pets mini beanie animals…. I’m still trying to figure out what they’re pillows for because theyre roughly the size of a beanie baby (maybe a little larger)

    Comment by Globalastro on July 5, 2011 at 6:50 am

  • Pillow Pets are AWESOME!! The jingle isnt even THAT bad. But the Blankid Buddy is TERRIBLE

    Comment by Bo on July 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

  • pillow pets are honestly the best pillows! there like a pillow. But it’s a literal pet. There great. But it’s not an actual pet. You can just tell your kids it is.

    Comment by ur moms house on February 23, 2017 at 7:34 am