SNL: Introducing Lil Poundcake, The HPV Vaccine-Wielding Doll

HPV isn't funny.

Well, actually, turns out it can be. Here's Saturday Night Live's answer to the HPV vaccine controversy: a baby doll who smells like frosting called Lil Poundcake, with blond hair that grows and a hidden needle to administer injections to girls under 10. "Side effects include fever and nausea," chirps the Lil Poundcake jingle, which also reminds moms to dispose of Lil Poundcake in the local hospital biohazard bin after use. "The only thing you're gonna get infected with — is fun!!"

(Hat tip to Martha Bebinger, who apparently stays up later than the rest of us.)

This program aired on October 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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