Category Archives: Product Stories

Gorillaz, the Yodelling Pickle and Archie McPhee

The popular rock band Gorillaz used our Yodelling Pickle sound on an album. We said it was fine if they gave it away to their fan club, but if they sold it on an album we’d have to talk again. They decided to sell it without talking to us. So, we made a commercial with [...]

What does Nai think of Bacon Toothpaste?

Episode 3 of the second season of Funny or Not Funny features our toothpastes. Keep watching at the end for a special outtake.

Free Rubber Chicken for April Fools Day!

Instead of tricking you with fake products on April Fools Day, we have decided to treat you to a FREE RUBBER CHICKEN! That means that the first 100 customers at our retail store on April 1st will get a free rubber chicken. It also means that anyone who orders on mcphee.com from 6PM on March [...]

Season 2 of Funny or Not Funny With Nai!

Nai has worked here almost since the company started and he has lots of opinions about what we sell. To film this, we put Gibson and Nai in a room together with a box of products and let Nai judge their level of humor. There are no gray areas. They are either funny or not [...]

Creepy Horse Mask Helmet

The cult of the Creepy Horse Mask is spreading! I passed this gentlemen on his scooter yesterday in Seattle.

That Horse Ain’t Right

We are proud to present CreepyHorseMask.com, our attempt to try and record some of the incredible impact the Creepy Horse Mask has had on the world. If you have pictures or video of the creepy horse mask being used in a creepy or artistic way, leave a comment below.

Creation of the Unicorn Code

There were no cameras present when the Magna Carta was written. There was no visual documentation of the authorial process behind the Declaration of Independence or the good ol’ US Constitution. So, we knew we had to take a picture of the moment of creation of what may become the most important document known to [...]

Developing The Inflatable Cat

I know the first comments on this post are going to be that we made the wrong choice, but let me explain why we did what we did. Our first impulse when we had the idea for Cat-In-A-Can was that it should just be a photorealistic cat printed on an inflatable body. A staff member volunteered [...]

Calculator Watch Infomercial

A commercial from the time when there was NOTHING more awesome than a calculator watch. The secret 21st function is AMAZING! Click here for our calculator watch, which doesn’t have the same functions as the watch in the commercial, but is even CHEAPER!

He She Jem Doll, Do You Remember?

The He She dolls were an actual factory mistake. See, there was this cartoon show called Jem about an imaginary pop star and she wore crazy clothes. When they went to make the action figure they accidentally put a male head on the body. We can’t be positive, but the one in the picture above [...]