Lil Poundcake, the doll that protects you from HPV!

If you find dolls creepy, you probably won’t want to watch the commercial parody that Saturday Night Live ran this weekend. Because this doll has syringes in her hands.

It’s Lil Poundcake! She smells like frosting, her hair really grows, and she administers Gardasil, the vaccine that protects you from cervical cancer!

Am I the only one who hopes that after they wrapped shooting on this ad, they sent the dolls to Michele Bachmann’s campaign headquarters?

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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  • toongrrl

    Wow I bet Michelle Bachmann will squeal over this!

  • Ariel

    Hey wait a minute. I missed something here. Why would Michelle Bachmann like this a bunch? And what does anyone know about HPV shots. My ob/gyn keeps pressuring me to get the shots whenever I go in there, I’m starting to not care and just be like ‘Okay, w/e stick me with the needle so you can shut up.’ But I also kept hearing it was gonna mess me up if I got them from a few people. I’d really love some informed information on this subject. (I don’t trust many sites and none that I do have anything on HPV.)

  • billy williams

    HAHAHA!-i saw this on snl a few nights ago- HILARIOUS!!!