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Title: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 08, 2007, 05:51:10 PM
What are some commercials or types of commercials that really irk you?

I myself have one specific commerical, and one type:

Specific commercial: Advertising Stay-On lipstick of some kind, a beautiful woman goes up to some guy and gives him a playful kiss on the cheek, leaving a lip-print. A moment later, instead of resonding to her affections, the prick, with a disgusted look on his face, annoyedly tries to wipe the lipstick off his face. AFRAID SHE SMUDGED YOUR MAKE UP, YOU BITCHY EUNICH?!
CATHARTIC KILLING TIME!
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1207/757848986_18b2c5e2d2_o.jpg)

The more genral variety I hate is the one where people are eating something, and they appear to be having euphoric amounts of fun doing it. Humans don't have that much fun eating frikkin' mac-n'-cheese.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1051/757849010_6277b5116f_o.jpg)

What advertisments drive you crazy?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 05:53:17 PM
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/headon.jpg)
I WON'T EVEN BUY THEIR SH*T NOW!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 05:55:10 PM
What are some commercials or types of commercials that really irk you?

I myself have one specific commerical, and one type:

Specific commercial: Advertising Stay-On lipstick of some kind, a beautiful woman goes up to some guy and gives him a playful kiss on the cheek, leaving a lip-print. A moment later, instead of resonding to her affections, the prick, with a disgusted look on his face, annoyedly tries to wipe the lipstick off his face. AFRAID SHE SMUDGED YOUR MAKE UP, YOU BITCHY EUNICH?!
CATHARTIC KILLING TIME!
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1207/757848986_18b2c5e2d2_o.jpg)

The more genral variety I hate is the one where people are eating something, and they appear to be having euphoric amounts of fun doing it. Humans don't have that much fun eating frikkin' mac-n'-cheese.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1051/757849010_6277b5116f_o.jpg)

What advertisments drive you crazy?
By the way.. Great Sketch work again as always!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 08, 2007, 06:25:24 PM
Great drawings indeed!

The ones that  bother me is when companies have people overly praising how great their product is and how wonderful the company is.

The prime example of this is stupid blockbuster ads when they dropped their late fees.   They had people dropping to their knees with tears in their eyes and praising blockbuster with "thank you, thank you, thank you" like they were thanking the lord for giving their crops rain.   Pompus asses.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 06:32:15 PM
Or Anything that "HI! BILLY MAYS HERE!!" is YELLING at you about ;getting you to buy what ever it is he's YELLING ABOUT THROUGH THE ENTIRE COMMERCIAL!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on July 08, 2007, 06:33:13 PM
Commercials We HATE?


Um, yes.  All of them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on July 08, 2007, 06:38:28 PM
More specifically, the ones that you are a captive audience for like the car commercials and abc family fall lineup ones that they play in the theaters before movies.   

I would however, love to see Geico do one of their 15 second ones with just a guy dressed up as Jesus that says- Jesus Saves... 15% on car insurance by switching to Geico. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 06:40:26 PM
OR
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/Geicodead.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Mr. 420 on July 08, 2007, 06:53:31 PM
Every commercial featuring Jared Fogle
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 08, 2007, 07:54:13 PM
Oh, and all diamond commercials!
"Your woman won't be able to understand your affections unless you buy her an intentionally expensive, price controlled rock mined by near-slave labor."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 07:57:35 PM
OH MAN.. You're Not Kidding!! Anything catering to Women in General!
Goes back to my M.S.D.S. sheet..
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/manvswoman1.gif)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on July 08, 2007, 08:23:42 PM
Oh, and all diamond commercials!
"Your woman won't be able to understand your affections unless you buy her an intentionally expensive, price controlled rock mined by near-slave labor."

You know what that calls for...

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 08, 2007, 08:30:35 PM
Most of you aren't subjected to Billy Fucillo's car commercials. He started in Grand Island (by Niagara Falls and Buffalo), my hometown. I thought that I had escaped him when I left for college. Alas, he has followed me to Rochester. Apparently he has extended his grasp to Florida as well. His commercials basically involve him telling people that his car sales are HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE BUFFALO HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! He has TV commercials, Radio commercials, I even get to see his giant likeness painted on the side of buses. It's a picture of him lying on tope of a giant HUGE. And he has enough money to have his commercial played on every major station for EVERY break.

Watch at your own risk.
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 08:36:27 PM
HUH. Haven't seen him yet, as I'm originally from Buffalo myself.. BUT,
My family & I bailed from Buffalo to the south east after the Blizzard of 77, so I guess he wasn't around back in the 70's.. Or was he??
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 08, 2007, 08:54:56 PM
Guys like him, and Richard Kessler, (our local diamond asshole,) exist forever in both directions.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Mr. 420 on July 08, 2007, 08:57:29 PM
I also hate 99% of the anit-drug / smoking ads....i usually end up lighting one up after everyone one of those damned commercials
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 08, 2007, 09:00:03 PM
Lighting what?!
a Cig, or a J??
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 09, 2007, 07:29:28 AM
HUH. Haven't seen him yet, as I'm originally from Buffalo myself.. BUT,
My family & I bailed from Buffalo to the south east after the Blizzard of 77, so I guess he wasn't around back in the 70's.. Or was he??

Back then he was too busy learning techniques from Satan to be on TV. Although I have to admit, that commercial I found was the tamest commercial I have ever seen. Usually he screams into microphone and jumps up and down. I have abandoned TV so maybe he's less evil.

You know what that calls for...
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I personally hate diamonds and those commercials. If my dad hadn't been in the room when I saw that episode I'm sure that I would have laughed at it... As it was, he laughed and I shuddered.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 07:50:22 AM
OK.. Maybe that's a good thing I haven't seen him.. Yet..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 09:24:07 AM
Do the above the influence PSAs count?


Oh god I saw another priceless one yesterday.

I shall seek it out and post in later but suffice to say it suggests that pot is bad while apparently advocating the use of ether or highly concentrated acid.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 09, 2007, 09:39:55 AM
I second the Billy Fucillo's commercials.  I get it, man; we can save a lot if we buy a crappy car from you.  You're just scaring away the customers by yelling at them like that.

Since I'm on the topic of yelling, I must bring up the Oxy-Clean commercials.  The guy is advertising a cleaning agent, for crying out loud; does he really have to shout like he's trying to be heard over Niagara Falls?  And I can't imagine why he'd be really, really happy about showing us how shiny this stuff can make pennies.  Pennies are useless, anyways.  They're just good for taking up space in your wallet and making tip jars look full.  Why make 'em really shiny?

And anything with a Geico caveman annoys me.  They don't yell in some of the commercials, but they're grating, anyway.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 09, 2007, 09:42:34 AM
Oh, the bears wiping their asses and trying to be cute about it- That's always fun. Yeah, we get it, Bears shit in the woods, a funny phrase modified into a cutesey commercial. Move the hell on.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on July 09, 2007, 09:53:51 AM
I'm sure anyone who watches Comedy Central with any frequency can relate to my hatred of Enzite commercials...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 09:56:33 AM
Oh Yeah.. Enzite, Viagra, etc.
ENOUGH OF THIS ERECTILE DISFUNCTION B.S. ALREADY!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 09, 2007, 11:20:25 AM
And why is it that shampoo commercials are more alluring than commercials for products that are supposed to help you get over erectile dysfunction?  It just seems kind of weird.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 11:27:05 AM
And why is it that shampoo commercials are more alluring than commercials for products that are supposed to help you get over erectile dysfunction?  It just seems kind of weird.

I think it might have to do with that fact that the former feature young women showering while the latter feature portly old men who can't get it up.

I know which I prefer to watch, who's with me?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 09, 2007, 11:36:35 AM
Yeah, I'd rather watch a woman pretend to orgasm to her shampoo to a man insinuate that he has an erection even as he is filmed.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 11:38:02 AM
OOHH YYEEEAAAHH!!! (MMM.. Bomp, Bomp!)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 11:42:31 AM
OOHH YYEEEAAAHH!!! (MMM.. Bomp, Bomp!)

Was that a response to shampoo commercials or a way on introducing the Kool-Aid man?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 11:45:02 AM
The Kool-Aid Jug introducing the Hot, Shampooing Women!!
AWW YEAH.. DAS RIGHT!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 11:51:54 AM
The Kool-Aid Jug introducing the Hot, Shampooing Women!!
AWW YEAH.. DAS RIGHT!!

It'd certainly increase my likelyhood of buying the nasty powdered drinks.

Oh you know an ad that gets right on my pecs? It's for some contraceptive pill and 4 or 5 women are gathered around having a really stilted conversation about periods until one of them chimes in with the pill being advertised. Then another does the side effects spiel with all the natural delivery of "Bill Cosby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapper_Keeper_%28South_Park%29)" in South Park.

At the end she says "I didn't go to medical school for nothing" I want one of the other women to reply "yes you became a medical sales rep".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 11:56:56 AM
The Kool-Aid Jug introducing the Hot, Shampooing Women!!
AWW YEAH.. DAS RIGHT!!

It'd certainly increase my likelyhood of buying the nasty powdered drinks.

Oh you know an ad that gets right on my pecs? It's for some contraceptive pill and 4 or 5 women are gathered around having a really stilted conversation about periods until one of them chimes in with the pill being advertised. Then another does the side effects spiel with all the natural delivery of "Bill Cosby" in South Park.

At the end she says "I didn't go to medical school for nothing" I want one of the other women to reply "yes you became a medical sales rep".
UUGH!! The combination of a woman's period, and Kool aid in the same conversation just gave me a Bad Visual just now..  :gouge:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 12:00:22 PM
UUGH!! The combination of a woman's period, and Kool aid in the same conversation just gave me a Bad Visual just now..

Aww but it would increase the nutrient content of Kicking Kiwi-Lime massively (well, the Iron content at least).
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 12:01:41 PM
YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE A SICK PUPPY!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: HeartPoundinVeinsCloggin on July 09, 2007, 12:02:24 PM
Quote
Oh you know an ad that gets right on my pecs? It's for some contraceptive pill and 4 or 5 women are gathered around having a really stilted conversation about periods until one of them chimes in with the pill being advertised. Then another does the side effects spiel with all the natural delivery of "Bill Cosby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapper_Keeper_%28South_Park%29)" in South Park.

At the end she says "I didn't go to medical school for nothing" I want one of the other women to reply "yes you became a medical sales rep".

Ah yes, those Yaz commercials. Did you know that's what women really talk about when they go to trendy rooftop parties? You think you just caught her eye and she's telling her friends you're cute? No, she's really just explaining the side effects and possible drug interactions of the latest, hippest contraceptive to her captivated and supportive friends.


There's another commercial out for something where there's a bunch of people yawning. They all make this kind of groaning, whiny sound as they yawn. No idea what the product is. It makes me want to kill so I turn it off in a flash.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on July 09, 2007, 12:02:41 PM
The Kool-Aid Jug introducing the Hot, Shampooing Women!!
AWW YEAH.. DAS RIGHT!!
I envision Kool-Aid Man bursting through the wall with a hot, naked shampooing woman in each arm. Instead of his Captain N-Megaman voice, though, he lets out a smooth Barry White. "Ohhhh YEAH!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 12:05:10 PM
YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE A SICK PUPPY!!

But not as sick as I would be after drinking Kickin' Haemwi-lime ;D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 12:07:51 PM
True..True..
My stomach is still 'churning' a little on that one..
I NEED SOME MORE TEQUILA MEDICINE!! QUICK!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 09, 2007, 01:16:03 PM
As much as I hate Dane Cook... I think he sums up my feelings about the Koolaid commercial.
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 01:19:17 PM
As much as I hate Dane Cook... I think he sums up my feelings about the Koolaid commercial.
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F'N CLASSIC!!! Never saw that before till now!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 09, 2007, 01:30:18 PM
Quote
Oh you know an ad that gets right on my pecs? It's for some contraceptive pill and 4 or 5 women are gathered around having a really stilted conversation about periods until one of them chimes in with the pill being advertised. Then another does the side effects spiel with all the natural delivery of "Bill Cosby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapper_Keeper_%28South_Park%29)" in South Park.

At the end she says "I didn't go to medical school for nothing" I want one of the other women to reply "yes you became a medical sales rep".

Ah yes, those Yaz commercials. Did you know that's what women really talk about when they go to trendy rooftop parties? You think you just caught her eye and she's telling her friends you're cute? No, she's really just explaining the side effects and possible drug interactions of the latest, hippest contraceptive to her captivated and supportive friends.

I must have seen that 20 times yesterday.   Seemed perfect plausible to me..... I am sure that is how women behave.   It just have to be.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: HeartPoundinVeinsCloggin on July 09, 2007, 01:58:07 PM
Nope, sorry. That conversation has never happened in real life. Ever.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2007, 02:17:30 PM
Ok here it is the latest shite "above the influence" ad

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"Don't worry Fido, I ain't smoking weed; once I started making psilocybin mushroom omelets for breakfast I cut that right out"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 09, 2007, 02:22:47 PM
Oh for goodness sake. ARE THEY EVEN TRYING ANYMORE?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tyrant on July 09, 2007, 02:23:16 PM
  I hate commercials about birth control of any sort. Usually they're the sort that makes it look like life is so much better when you're on the pill. You know the type. The woman is running around living it up in some fantasy world with no taxes or screaming kids (naturally, since it's birth control!) and she's with an unbelievable hunk who's romancing her off the floor. Almost like those weird perfume and cologne ads of folks running up and down beaches.

  I also hate tampon ads. According to them, we must need the things to be absorbant enough to clean up oil spills in the Gulf if necessary.

  AND I hate those Girls Gone Wild ads. I'm sure I'm gender biased on this one, but if I hear that stupid tropical metal drum music one more time.....

  I do like really, really bad and low quality local commericals, though. They're so awesome.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 09, 2007, 02:33:44 PM
We males watch tampon ads, trying to discern their meaning.
"So.... wings are good, on... 'heavy flow' days? Blue liquid? Is that 'heavy flow?' What does dancing have to do with this?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 09, 2007, 02:35:23 PM
Well.. I can go for the Girls Gone Wild commercials, even with the tropical music..
Reminds me of my recent cruise vacation a few weeks ago..
AHH!! HAPPY THOUGHTS!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 09, 2007, 02:42:00 PM
I also hate 99% of the anit-drug / smoking ads....i usually end up lighting one up after everyone one of those damned commercials

Yeah, those "truth" ads are so friggin' annoying. As if young children just fall down and die from smoking.

Whatever.   ::)


Also, those MasterCard commercials got annoying after the 5,000th time. We get it. Enough with the damn priceless crap!!   :angry:

Finally, those ridiculous Axe Body Spray ads that now have more "bomb chicka wow wow".
Every time I see one, I want to break stuff. Kodiak MAD!!! KODIAK SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 09, 2007, 03:50:59 PM
And the fracked up credit card commercial where people pay for their item by just running in front of a scanner and it instantly processes your sale and you are not a fraking IDIOT by using cash.   You fraked up CASH using idiot!

* makes note to steal credit cards as there is no longer an ID check needed *    (yeah, RIGHT)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 10, 2007, 07:58:56 AM
Also, basically all the commericals for male hair dye. There, they try to convince people that grey hair looks terrible on men, claiming that you'll be passed over for promotions and hideous to the opposite sex.

"Because nothing is more distinguished than glossy, plastic-looking hair!"

"...except, you know, grey hair."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tyrant on July 10, 2007, 10:55:12 AM
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Finally, those ridiculous Axe Body Spray ads that now have more "bomb chicka wow wow".
Every time I see one, I want to break stuff. Kodiak MAD!!! KODIAK SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  I hate the ones that show women throwing themselves on to any man who has used the body spray (I've smelled it, and I don't recall ever jumping on a guy wearing it. I prefer Old Spice, anyway). How many stupid teenage boys have taken this seriously and doused themselves in the stuff, I wonder. I'm amazed lawsuits haven't been dished out for false advertising.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 10, 2007, 11:10:22 AM
Finally, those ridiculous Axe Body Spray ads that now have more "bomb chicka wow wow".
Every time I see one, I want to break stuff. Kodiak MAD!!! KODIAK SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  I hate the ones that show women throwing themselves on to any man who has used the body spray (I've smelled it, and I don't recall ever jumping on a guy wearing it. I prefer Old Spice, anyway). How many stupid teenage boys have taken this seriously and doused themselves in the stuff, I wonder. I'm amazed lawsuits haven't been dished out for false advertising.
My brother uses Axe. It doesn't smell bad necessarily... but the whole damn house smells like it, it has the longest ?smell life? of any product I have ever encountered. Damn stuff gives me headaches though.

The debt consolidation commercials always bugged me. There's one with a guy saying "I'm in debt up to my eyeballs!" Here's my new house, my new car, "somebody help me!" Grinning like an idiot all the while. I would have to say that splurging on the giant house, grill, SUV, and riding mower would have been a better choice than using credit cards to buy expensive shit. Maybe I'm just old fashioned.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 11:15:41 AM
Yeah really.. Those Damn 'Get out of Debt Quick' commercials are just Legal Scams..
They Never tell you the Real Solution to getting out of debt.. STOP SPENDING!!
But We're Americans; we just Can't do that right now.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Shinigami on July 10, 2007, 02:39:09 PM
Don't forget <jingle>freecreditreport.com</jingle>.  Not only are the commercials ass annoying, but the entire thing is a scam by the credit reporting companies to circumvent the federal mandate that everyone gets a free credit report each year.  Simply confuse everyone that the site has something to do with the federal mandate and get them to sign up for a rather expensive subscription service.  The site even uses tricks to hide the small print.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 02:47:21 PM
YUP!! Das Rite!!
It's a 'subliminal' scam!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Mr. 420 on July 10, 2007, 03:36:07 PM
Lighting what?!
a Cig, or a J??

Either or...but usually a few bong hits followed by a post blazed ciggy
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 03:37:19 PM
FFAAARR OOUUT MAAAN...........................
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 10, 2007, 03:39:22 PM
Don't forget <jingle>freecreditreport.com</jingle>.  Not only are the commercials ass annoying, but the entire thing is a scam by the credit reporting companies to circumvent the federal mandate that everyone gets a free credit report each year.  Simply confuse everyone that the site has something to do with the federal mandate and get them to sign up for a rather expensive subscription service.  The site even uses tricks to hide the small print.

indeed, that is the biggest rip-off.   Wow, my "free" credit report comes with a 3 year enrollment of "triple advantage" for only $100.   VAT a deal.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 10, 2007, 04:39:13 PM
Not only that but, by going to that site and getting credit reports, you're actually screwing up your credit. It looks bad if you have a lot of credit reports... Bastards.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: lapager1 on July 10, 2007, 05:21:34 PM
R-tarded commercials:

How about those Toyota commercials where some tool stands in front of the camera wearing a white shirt with the toyota website on it. Then he says something like, "I wish I knew where I could get a great deal on a great car," while he is pointing to his shirt. I wish someone would walk by and stick a fork in his pupils.

Then there are the home security systems ones. Whenever the alarm goes off, the husband is cowering in the corner with the children while the wife proudly answering the phone and says that the thieves have gone. Talk about a commercial made for women...

Any Subway commercial.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on July 10, 2007, 09:03:15 PM

  I do like really, really bad and low quality local commericals, though. They're so awesome.

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They play these non-stop....i kid you not!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 09:04:37 PM
SWEEET!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Mr. 420 on July 10, 2007, 09:08:47 PM
I despise the damned annoying vitamin water commercials the ones that have comments like "try waking up in bed with your boss, try it"

yeah, well here is my message to you vitamin water "try eating a fistful of your own feces, try it"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 09:13:38 PM
WHOMP! Der It Iz..
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/shit.gif)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Principal_Skin-trade on July 10, 2007, 09:27:07 PM
I'm sure this has probably been mentioned before... but I HATE THOSE DAMN GEICO COMMERCIALS!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on July 10, 2007, 10:13:51 PM
As a man, I am deeply, profoundly offended by Hardee's (or Carl's Jr., depending on what part of the country you're in) commercials.  It's one thing when Dave Barry pokes good-natured fun at how idiotic guys can be sometimes.  But the Hardee's commercials are just flat-out insulting!  They basically make it seem like guys are just dumb, lazy scumbags who lack even the basic motor skills needed to open one of those twisty ties on a bread bag.

Taco Bell commercials annoy me to no end, as well.  I've laughed more at episodes of Will & Grace than I have at Taco Bell commercials.  (And Will & Grace has maybe elicited a single chuckle from me during the entire time it was on.)

I also hate those commecials you see on G4 and Spike TV for schools that supposedly teach you how to make video games.  They're always like "Hey, how would YOU like to play video games... and get PAID for it?"  Whoever makes those commercials obviously knows nothing about how video games are made, or what playing a video game consists of, or how actual human beings interact with each other.

And when are commercial writers going to learn that no real human being uses the full product name in normal conversation?

"Hey Bob, I have a headache."
"Well, why don't you try some of this Extra Strength Dammitoltohell With Added Vitamin A?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on July 10, 2007, 10:15:53 PM
I also hate those commecials you see on G4 and Spike TV for schools that supposedly teach you how to make video games.  They're always like "Hey, how would YOU like to play video games... and get PAID for it?"  Whoever makes those commercials obviously knows nothing about how video games are made, or what playing a video game consists of, or how actual human beings interact with each other.

Those are priceless. They don't mention the hours upon hours of being hunched over writing code or searching in vain for the cause of that bug that makes the game freeze.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 10, 2007, 10:21:12 PM
Speaking of headache commercials..
i Remember those 'Anacin 3' Commercials..
"I've Got a Headache THIS BIG! Well, Take 3: No, Anacin 3"
That Commercial wasn't on for all that long.. HMM.. I Wonder Why?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cibernético II on July 10, 2007, 11:38:41 PM
Beginning 1993 the Chigaoland area was infested by this commercial and things have never been the same since

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then there was a sequel, starring Chicago radio personality Mancow

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and to bring the Eagle Man trilogy to a close was perhaps most unwatchable commercial ever

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The original one left me with my jaw dropped the first time I saw it. It became a local icon. The second one was more funny on purpose. Mancow was hot at the time, I really liked him in the mid 90s, but later he became a tasteless, self-righteous maniac. And the third one, well that just killed it. For all I know it killed Eagle Insurance as well.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on July 10, 2007, 11:45:54 PM
Zap, sir, I believe the majesty of Eagleman is best in Espanol.....


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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on July 11, 2007, 09:03:58 AM
You know that any business that creates a commercial that features a guy in a bird costume looking like he's about to take a dump has to be desperate.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 11, 2007, 09:08:01 AM
Ha, I'd have to agree about the Spanish one being far better... It's interesting that they figured out in the middle one that it's female eagles that lay eggs. I must say it puts an even stranger twist on the commercials when eagle man went from being an egg-laying man to a woman, back to an egg laying man again.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on July 11, 2007, 10:23:05 AM
Which raises the question... if a male eagle lays eggs on the roof of a barn, which side do they roll down?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 22, 2007, 07:25:51 AM
Personally I hat all the Anti-Drug and Anti-smoking commercials. Especially those ones that look like a 4 year old drew and animated them. Ugh. I don't care if someone smokes, I personally don't. If someone wants to smoke that is their choice. The anit-drug ones simply need better commercials.

Also hate Subway and Taco Bell commercials. Taco Bell needs the Chihuahua again.. Hardee's are also god awful (as was the food last time I ate there). Makes men look like pigs.. or idiots. Cheese paper? Ugh.

I too laugh at the "Make video games!!" commercials. About as realistic as the movie Hackers.

 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 22, 2007, 07:33:43 AM
"Can you believe we get paid to do this?"

What, pretend you design video games for a living, you unconvincing 5th string actors?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on July 22, 2007, 09:44:06 AM
"Can you believe we get paid to do this?"

What, pretend you design video games for a living, you unconvincing 5th string actors?

Haha - you beat me to that quote.

Friends of mine in art school would joke about that commercial :

"Do you like to draaaaw?  We'll shend you this informashional packet.. "


And it just shows people coloring in shit and vitual paint-by-numbers kind of artwork.  It was so bad!  You were supposed to trace a turtle or pirate and send it in to see "if you qualify for art education"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 22, 2007, 10:44:03 AM
Wait, are you saying that all my turtle and pirate drawings will NOT make me a world famous artists?    But I LIKE drawing Binky.

I hate those CHEF TONY HERE (cuz he yells) and they show this meatball sawing a can in half with his crappy knives, then he cuts a frozen fish and a tomato.

He has a chef hat on, so he MUST be a chef.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 22, 2007, 10:55:24 AM
Speaking of local commercials....

There's a car dealership here in S. Fla that shows the owner and his wife with pictures of the dealership behind them....

And the wife is always wearing this weird-ass, kind-of 1960's Sunday Church hat even though she's wearing basically a casual blouse and slacks/jeans....

It's kind of Stepford Wife-ish and unnerving.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 22, 2007, 11:04:26 AM
Wait, are you saying that all my turtle and pirate drawings will NOT make me a world famous artists?    But I LIKE drawing Binky.

I hate those CHEF TONY HERE (cuz he yells) and they show this meatball sawing a can in half with his crappy knives, then he cuts a frozen fish and a tomato.

He has a chef hat on, so he MUST be a chef.
Yeah.. He must be a chef alright.. :D :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 22, 2007, 11:13:29 AM
There are some local St. Louis commercials for "Dirt Cheap Liquor and Cigs".   REALLY, that is the name of the place.  And you have to love their catch phrase "We are the last refuge for the persecuted smoker."

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Really, who would be caught dead drinking "Dirt Cheap" brand beer.   Now THAT will get you the ladies.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 22, 2007, 11:17:25 AM
Really, who would be caught dead drinking "Dirt Cheap" brand beer.   Now THAT will get you the ladies.
   

Yeah, but those kind of ladies will give you something...     ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 22, 2007, 11:19:27 AM
Really, who would be caught dead drinking "Dirt Cheap" brand beer.   Now THAT will get you the ladies.
   

Yeah, but those kind of ladies will give you something...     ;)

Yes, yes they will.

(http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/nwfla/images/design/marsh_crabs_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 22, 2007, 11:46:16 AM
"Can you believe we get paid to do this?"

What, pretend you design video games for a living, you unconvincing 5th string actors?

Haha - you beat me to that quote.

Friends of mine in art school would joke about that commercial :

"Do you like to draaaaw?  We'll shend you this informashional packet.. "


And it just shows people coloring in shit and vitual paint-by-numbers kind of artwork.  It was so bad!  You were supposed to trace a turtle or pirate and send it in to see "if you qualify for art education"

Anyone have the Mr Show companion book, I love the ad for one of their tapings
Quote
Can you draw "The Captain"?

inept scrawl that is vaguely sea captain like

No? Well then, fuck you! You are a worthless piece of garbage. Not only are you devoid of talent but you are probably empty of all human emotion.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on July 22, 2007, 12:17:16 PM
Anyone have the Mr Show companion book, I love the ad for one of their tapings
Quote
Can you draw "The Captain"?

inept scrawl that is vaguely sea captain like

No? Well then, fuck you! You are a worthless piece of garbage. Not only are you devoid of talent but you are probably empty of all human emotion.

Haha - awesome quote - that show was such a trip.

"He had a 6 inch taint... he was a star, I tell ya.."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on July 22, 2007, 01:46:03 PM

Haha - awesome quote - that show was such a trip.

"He had a 6 inch taint... he was a star, I tell ya.."

"Its INSANE, this guy's Taint!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on July 26, 2007, 05:31:50 PM
Here's my responses to a lot of the one's mentioned so far in this thread.

The anti-smoking ads make me want to start smoking out of spite.  And the thing that pisses me off the most is the letters jumbled together at the end of all the new ones (when spelled out it says "What the fucks up?"  That's great, let's stop kids from smoking while encouraging them to swear. 

The Debit Card ones that get pissed at people using cash.  There is no way that credit cards are faster than cash.  The commercial forgets to show..(please select language...card type...dialing....processing.... please ask cashier to select payment type...enter PIN number............declined... please select another form of payment.)  Wow, buying a cup of coffee is way more involved than it used to be. 

The anti-marijuana ad that pissed me off the most was the one where they said 25% of teenagers dead from auto accidents had marijuana in their systems and then says "I guess it's more dangerous than we thought."  They forget to mention that marijuana doesn't leave your system for weeks, unlike alcohol.  It can still be found in your blood waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay after you are no longer high.  Now I've never smoked weed or done any drugs (seriously) but propoganda ads like these make me side with the hippies (and that saddens me because most of them stink.) 

And I don't care how many carbs are in anything.  Shut the hell up. 


If someone invented a device that would allow you to instantly provide a rebutal to commercials for all the world to see, I think television would actually be watchible to me. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on July 26, 2007, 05:35:24 PM
Oh and one other thing about the cheaply made local car lot commercials.  One of the local dealers has taken to include his severly autistic kid in his commercials saying Spencer wanted to be in a commercial.  In the mean time Spencer pretty much just stares at the floor and drools.  I don't think he wanted to be in the commercials at all,  I think the father wants you to feel bad for his family and hopefully he'll sell more cars. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 26, 2007, 05:43:00 PM
Oh and one other thing about the cheaply made local car lot commercials.  One of the local dealers has taken to include his severly autistic kid in his commercials saying Spencer wanted to be in a commercial.  In the mean time Spencer pretty much just stares at the floor and drools.  I don't think he wanted to be in the commercials at all,  I think the father wants you to feel bad for his family and hopefully he'll sell more cars. 

Wow, that IS low.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kzinistzerg on July 26, 2007, 06:09:33 PM
Oh, man, Utica car commercials. All time low of commercials, ever. Like it's not bad enough it's a yelling dude, in front of beat up ol' crappy cars. No, he's trying to sell these things.

Hey idiot, your audience doesn't have enough between them to buy a single car and at least 75% are too old and blind to see the damn TV

Everyone in Utica, NY, is either retired, dead, going to be dead within ten minutes, or is actively trying to move out of the area.


Ahhh, crappy commercials. As for the girls gone wild commercials, they bothered me (though their choice of placement was hilarious) until I saw the Sklar Brother's sketch on them. Then I spent the rest of the time laughing.

Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though. He's going to go his ENTIRE life with that stigma.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on July 27, 2007, 07:46:08 AM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 28, 2007, 10:17:41 AM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.
Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."

Oh god.  I'm always skeeved out when I hear that.  If I were a guy I wouldn't wait for the 4 hour mark, I'd be running down to the nearest hospital screaming after an hour.  It can really harm the capillaries and you'll never get it up again.  It makes me wonder how many guys this has happened to before they put a warning in the commercials   :(
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on July 28, 2007, 10:54:27 AM
There is a play on the health warnings in the middle of this very funny Sudden Death song about medications, Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad is the Voice Over Guy.

http://www.thefump.com/embedded_player.swf?fumpID=87
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 28, 2007, 11:09:28 AM
I read in "Sex, Lies, and DNA" that using Viagra and other such things can actually cover up symptoms that would normally serve to tell of a greater problem.

But yeah, I can't help but chortle at the 4 Hour Erection thing. Not really taking it seriously, I know.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2007, 11:15:12 AM
I'm not sure if this yould make for a good commercial or not.. ???
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2007, 11:47:41 AM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Sting is probably wondering why anyone would fuss over that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 28, 2007, 12:00:27 PM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Sting is probably wondering why anyone would fuss over that.

So....all sex involves an erection?    ::)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 28, 2007, 12:03:55 PM
Well, it is a big part of it, generally. You can work around it, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, as I understand it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2007, 12:15:04 PM

So....all sex involves an erection?    ::)

In Texas, it involves one, and only one erection.   ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2007, 12:16:15 PM
M'kay..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 28, 2007, 12:20:48 PM
Sting is probably wondering why anyone would fuss over that.

So....all sex involves an erection?    ::)

No, but 4 hours wouldn't phase Sting because Tantric Sex does involve an erection but simply not doing anything with it for 8 hours after penetration, apparently. Slip it in and stay put.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on July 28, 2007, 01:57:05 PM
No, but 4 hours wouldn't phase Sting because Tantric Sex does involve an erection but simply not doing anything with it for 8 hours after penetration, apparently. Slip it in and stay put.

so wHat do you do while you're waiting....read a book?  clip your nails?  do your taxes?!  ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 28, 2007, 03:58:10 PM
I mean, EIGHT hours?!    That is a bit much...... come one now Sting.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 28, 2007, 07:37:17 PM
I think you hum "Om" or something. Junkyard, I know your out there, care to fill us in on the finer points of Tantric Hinduism?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 28, 2007, 07:49:09 PM
I really haven't gotten to that yet. I only read one religious book at a time, and I'm presently trying to get through the Bible.

But a tip for tantric texts: IF YOU WANT SOME REAL TRUTH, DON'T JUST SKIP TO THE GOOD PARTS AND PICTURES.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 28, 2007, 07:51:52 PM
Bugger. Ah well essentially what your do for the eight hours I imagine is regulated you breathing and concentrate on some meditative focal point and not the sensations of Trudi Styler around little Sting. :D

Which version of the bible are you reading?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on July 28, 2007, 07:54:06 PM
But EIGHT HOURS?!  if youre not gonna get the job done in about an hour, your just wasting the poor girl's time......
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 28, 2007, 07:56:32 PM
Well, you'd at least have a convenient place to hang things from for a few hours.

(I am a lesser person for that; this I understand.)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 28, 2007, 08:36:08 PM
Well, you'd at least have a convenient place to hang things from for a few hours.

(I am a lesser person for that; this I understand.)

Yeah, but think of all the walls, door jams and table corners you'd run into....

EDIT:  Back to commercials to hate....those DirecTV commercials that are movie characters stopping in midscene to pitch the dish.  Aliens being the lastest one.

Not that they're badly done - just the opposite.  But when you think what it must have cost them to get the rights to the movies and pay the actors - Shatner, Jessica Simpson & Sigourney Weaver, just to name a few - imagine how much of your DirecTV bill is paying for that!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 29, 2007, 05:10:56 AM
Oh, one I was just commenting on: Horror commercials. These seem most prevalent before movies, for some reason. Just these disturbing advertisements. One I saw was something about "getting cubed" or some such thing, and had a commercial where some mad scientist is giving people square heads. Another, which I saw before Sunshine, had goblins killing and eating people to sell cars. WHAT THE HELL? Are you trying to sell me stuff by making me feel sick to my stomach before my movie? Screw you, advertisers. Stop trying to be clever and just try to sell, a**whipes.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on July 29, 2007, 03:32:15 PM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Or gag, as the case may be...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on July 29, 2007, 03:41:06 PM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Or gag, as the case may be...

Touche
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on July 29, 2007, 03:47:07 PM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Or gag, as the case may be...

Well I guess it depends what you are doing with the penis really.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on July 29, 2007, 04:00:59 PM
Those viagra/viagra derivative commercials also annoy me. I do feel sad for the guy featured in them though.

Doesn't it make you want to vomit when the voice over says "If you experience an erection lasting longer than 4 hours..."


Or gag, as the case may be...

Well I guess it depends what you are doing with the penis really.

Well, unless I missed a memo, there are only actually 2 things that you CAN do with it. Everything else is just semantics. ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: googergieger on July 30, 2007, 02:58:38 PM
wow this talk is unnecessary and offensive.

you guys are such huge trolls.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on July 30, 2007, 03:26:53 PM
Well, unless I missed a memo, there are only actually 2 things that you CAN do with it. Everything else is just semantics. ;)

That DOES depend on how creative you are, but it really is a limited piece of flesh overall. I can use my feet to open doors, but.... yeah, not going to explore this line of thought any further.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on July 30, 2007, 03:43:03 PM
Well, unless I missed a memo, there are only actually 2 things that you CAN do with it. Everything else is just semantics. ;)

That DOES depend on how creative you are, but it really is a limited piece of flesh overall. I can use my feet to open doors, but.... yeah, not going to explore this line of thought any further.

Makes a handy towel rack in a pinch. :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2007, 03:43:36 PM
Well, unless I missed a memo, there are only actually 2 things that you CAN do with it. Everything else is just semantics. ;)

There's a third if you want Cynthia Albritton's opinion.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2007, 05:03:36 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned but....

I'm watching The Godfather on Bravo again and they keep showing this commercial for a perfume with Sarah Jessica "Why the long face?" Parker....the long version of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqxf7sSVXj8).....

Yeah, I want a scent that makes me turn into a scary, emaciated harpy who goes around in ugly prom dresses kicking out store windows.

It's what I aspire to.   ::)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2007, 05:06:32 PM
Ah but it's not by Sarah Jessica Parker, it's by ZHer-rah Yessicah Par-keur  :o
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2007, 05:30:44 PM
Ah but it's not by Sarah Jessica Parker, it's by ZHer-rah Yessicah Par-keur  :o

Seriously though....she looks like she's been doing crystal meth for a week.

And I lived in a homeless shelter for an extended period of time....I know what that looks like.   :speechless:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 04, 2007, 07:11:11 PM
I've found a new one: anything that mentions Bratz.

Plus those shaving commercials that are like, "if you use this razor, not only will you suddenly get paid a million dollars and play sports,  but women will fling themselves at your feet, then forcibly take off your clothes!"

And that beer commercial with the "wide mouth" can openings- do you HAVE to glug your beer? does it taste SO bad that you must have the least time of it in your mouth? isn't drinking it supposed to be enjoyable, not something you just want to get over with?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2007, 07:16:33 PM
And that beer commercial with the "wide mouth" can openings- do you HAVE to glug your beer? does it taste SO bad that you must have the least time of it in your mouth? isn't drinking it supposed to be enjoyable, not something you just want to get over with?

You mean the point of beer isn't just to get as drunk as you possibly can in the shortest amount of time possible?   ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2007, 07:21:11 PM
I hate those commercials for the "Work at home institute" that yell "12theawahi.com" 99 times and keep mentioning "LEGIT" work at home opportunities.   Oh, LEGIT.....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 04, 2007, 07:32:05 PM
And that beer commercial with the "wide mouth" can openings- do you HAVE to glug your beer? does it taste SO bad that you must have the least time of it in your mouth? isn't drinking it supposed to be enjoyable, not something you just want to get over with?


You mean the point of beer isn't just to get as drunk as you possibly can in the shortest amount of time possible?   ;)

That's what vodka is for.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on August 04, 2007, 07:33:30 PM
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/DrunkAstronauts13.jpg).
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 04, 2007, 08:42:56 PM
Anyone have the Mr Show companion book, I love the ad for one of their tapings
Quote
Can you draw "The Captain"?

inept scrawl that is vaguely sea captain like

No? Well then, fuck you! You are a worthless piece of garbage. Not only are you devoid of talent but you are probably empty of all human emotion.

Haha - awesome quote - that show was such a trip.

"He had a 6 inch taint... he was a star, I tell ya.."

Speakin of Mr. Show, the Cock Ring Warehouse (or whatever it was called) commercial always made me think of the Dirt Cheap commercials.  ("Any cock'll doooooooooooooooooooo!!!)  Made me wonder if one of the writers was from St. Louis or lived there at some point.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: viewtifulsteve on August 09, 2007, 07:01:37 PM
i cant stand that commercial for the new FX show damages.  with that woman who says "ever since i was a little girl i always dreamed that i would die a horrible, excruciatingly painful death."  man i bet the neighbors wouldnt let their kids near that highly disturbed girl.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 09, 2007, 07:03:58 PM
So it's like a show featuring a grown up Emily the Strange?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 09, 2007, 07:19:26 PM
I really hate any commercial that has an overly joyous attitude to it. The old McDonald's commercials from the '80s and early '90s with their inane choir of people who sound like they're heralding the second coming of Christ singing things like "NO BONES! MCRIIIIIBS!!!!" are good examples.

Skittles commercials.

And has anyone else noticed that ads for dental care products seem to have stopped featuring men in them entirely quite recently? I haven't seen a guy in a toothbrush commercial in a year. Does someone in charge of these things think that men don't brush their teeth or use mouthwash?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tyrant on August 09, 2007, 07:54:24 PM
Skittles commercials.


 Those disturb me. Specially the one with the guy and his moving beard that helps him eat Skittles. Did ANYONE understand what the hell that was about?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 09, 2007, 08:04:52 PM
Skittles commercials.


 Those disturb me. Specially the one with the guy and his moving beard that helps him eat Skittles. Did ANYONE understand what the hell that was about?

Their slogan is "Taste the Rainbow" trippy imagery is hardly out of keeping ;)

"Smell the Colors" was the one they were going to go with at first.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: viewtifulsteve on August 09, 2007, 08:18:54 PM

 Those disturb me. Specially the one with the guy and his moving beard that helps him eat Skittles. Did ANYONE understand what the hell that was about?
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Yeah.  That was weird.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on August 13, 2007, 08:17:15 PM
How about those commercials for cleaning or cooking gadgets that show women clumsily and despairingly operating their antiquated kitchen stuff? Apparently dustpans are just this insanly complicated hassle.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 13, 2007, 08:32:14 PM
Aren't they?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on August 13, 2007, 08:35:18 PM
Yes, but I deal with them with quiet and grace, not floppy gestures and mime- like expressions.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 13, 2007, 08:40:49 PM
All commercials for gadgets that simplify processes we didn't know were difficult have women like that. Always in black and white, always angrily fumbling with something basic like they're recovering from a stroke.

"Why deal with complicated _____? Look at that mess! *woman manages to hurt herself in an implausible way* Ouch! Introducing the -lame catchy name-!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Shaggy on August 13, 2007, 08:45:24 PM
First off, I hate any commercials shown before a movie. I know marketing people probably think that it was the best idea ever to do such a thing but if I wanted to watch commercials I have a TV at home for that.

Lawyer commercials - they practically are on there begging people to get into car accidents or other things and they always have the dumbest catch phrases.

Commercial for those vocational colleges that get you degrees in things like nursing assistance. There is one here locally for a place called Everest College where they almost are swearing at you for sitting on the couch and not calling them RIGHT NOW. I want to watch the program I tuned into, not watch some dork talk about how pissed off he is that I'm not picking up the phone right now. "Why arrncha pickin' up da phone, itz not that hard, geez man". Apparently it's too hard for the writer of these commercials to put something intelligent and non-insulting together or to get an actor that wasn't the director's drunk brother.

Sony's PS3 ads are also pretty lame, I haven't seen one that would actually convince me to put down $500-$600 for the thing (of course there aren't many games on it that would do that same thing for me either at this point). Then again most ads for games are lame these days, it's more about showing off their system logo that someone blended up on Photoshop in five minutes than it is about showing off the actual game.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 13, 2007, 08:58:01 PM
Yeah, that showing commercials before the movie honks me off, too.  I seriously thought about copying that letter addressing the problem from A Year At The Movies, but the problem is no one else seems to be concerned about it (judging from how many people actually laugh at those stupid Fandango commercials), so it probably would not do any good.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on August 13, 2007, 09:16:28 PM
Our local theater chain, Marcus Cinemas, used to do this big musical montage before the movie started, but after the previews. Now they do a short musical thing before the previews, but after the commercials, (Where they invite us to enjoy some previews of coming attractions,) as well as the post- preview musical thing. RRRRRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 13, 2007, 09:18:31 PM
>sigh< I've just been given the order to start putting commercials at the front of our movies. Sorry, guys.  :(
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on August 16, 2007, 08:42:37 PM
Don't know if they've been brought up yet but I really hate the commercials for Sonic with the two idiots in the cars trying to be witty. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Jackster on August 16, 2007, 09:27:18 PM
This is Bob.

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Bob is doing well.

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Very well indeed.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on August 17, 2007, 12:37:58 AM
Ahhhh! Enzyte! The bane of anyone who tries to watch Comedy Central at any time at all.  Each commercial break is required to have at least one, often 2 commercials for Enzyte...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 17, 2007, 10:39:26 AM
Ahhhh! Enzyte! The bane of anyone who tries to watch Comedy Central at any time at all.  Each commercial break is required to have at least one, often 2 commercials for Enzyte...

Tells you something about who they think are watching that channel....

Like all the 900 numbers and "chat line" advertised on SpikeTV.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 17, 2007, 10:54:54 AM
All commercials for gadgets that simplify processes we didn't know were difficult have women like that. Always in black and white, always angrily fumbling with something basic like they're recovering from a stroke.

"Why deal with complicated _____? Look at that mess! *woman manages to hurt herself in an implausible way* Ouch! Introducing the -lame catchy name-!"

The ones I hate/love are for those Time Life CD collections. They always have the same format;

Hasbeen Singer Dude, nevergonnabe Chick and a host of assorted boomers waffling on about how this song or that takes them back.

My particular favorite is the one featuring Jerry Butler (I think the collection is called Solid Gold Soul or something like that.) As he reads the same script, with minor tweaks to fit his particular genre, as Kenny Rogers did for his commercial he occasionally looks at the camera as if to beg 'don't hate me for doing this, don't hate the Iceman. I have bill to pay"

And remember you could spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours just trying to find these songs, except you'd be certifiably insane if you did that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 17, 2007, 10:32:15 PM
Ahhhh! Enzyte! The bane of anyone who tries to watch Comedy Central at any time at all.  Each commercial break is required to have at least one, often 2 commercials for Enzyte...

Tells you something about who they think are watching that channel....

Like all the 900 numbers and "chat line" advertised on SpikeTV.

G4 is worse, trust me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 20, 2007, 04:58:08 PM
A cereal commercial dredged up an old hate of mine: commercials where people start to bang on things in the scenery to a lame rythm and make a lame little tune out of it.

Like

*Crunch* *Crunch*..... *Crunch* *Crunch* "Mmmmm!"... *Crunch* *Crunch* *Clang* *Bash* "Mmmm!"

It's repetative, annoying, awkward and sad. Just stop it and pay someone to write a goddamn jingle.

There's also a commercial that comes on around here late at night for a guy-on-guy phone dating service. The commercial has different guy stereotypes (the nerd, the swinger, the jock who looks exactly like Big McLargehuge) swinging their hips and shuffling their feet and trying very hard to look their soft-core porniest. It's not so much annoying as it is funny.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on August 21, 2007, 11:26:26 AM
A cereal commercial dredged up an old hate of mine: commercials where people start to bang on things in the scenery to a lame rythm and make a lame little tune out of it.

Like

*Crunch* *Crunch*..... *Crunch* *Crunch* "Mmmmm!"... *Crunch* *Crunch* *Clang* *Bash* "Mmmm!"

It's repetative, annoying, awkward and sad. Just stop it and pay someone to write a goddamn jingle.

I wish the ad agencies would quit thinking this kind of stuff is clever, 'cause it's not. It hasn't been clever since the idea was first though up.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 21, 2007, 03:31:08 PM
I hate the Cheerios commercials with the little kids talking to their parents or grandparents or other adults about how Cheerios "lowers your cholesterol".  Whatever.  It started with that one with the little kid waking up his parents at an ungodly hour of the morning to give them some Cheerios and guilt, saying "You guys need to take some cholesterol off of you."  His parents, tired but amused, accept his offer of cereal and dietary assessment, despite his being four years old and likely having no medical training.  If I'd pulled something like that on my parents, they probably would have said, and rightly so, "You don't even know what cholesterol is.  Let us worry about that.  Now go back to bed, dammit!"

Another one involves another supposedly adorable young lad lying on (presumably) his father's stomach with his ear to his father's chest, saying "I hear something!  'B'thump, b'thump, b'thump!'", using an allegedly cute onomatopoeia.  His father explains "That's my heart talking to you."  I'm no cardiologist, but I'd say that if your heart ever starts talking to you, that's a fairly bad sign.  But the son, unaware of his father's mild dementia, becomes impatient and asks, "Does it ever say anything else?"  Then later in the commercial, the son notes to his father "I hear 'glorp, glorp'."  To which his father replies, "That's my stomach."  And the son asks, incredulously, "Your stomach talks too?" which the father confirms.  Now clearly the father is well beyond any help that Cheerios, or even something as potent as Frosted Cheerios can provide.  But maybe there's still hope for the son.

Of course the one that they've been showing at EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK FOR EVERY SINGLE SHOW ON TELEVISION FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS is the one with the tow-headed young boy wearing diving goggles and a cape of some sort over his pajamas, obviously pretending to be some unnamed superhero, running past his grandfather before coming back and asking what is going on.  The grandfather reveals that he is preparing for a test.  When asked what subject, the grandfather replies "Cholesterol". 

Maybe these commercials wouldn't annoy me so much if they didn't show them, as previously stated, during EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK FOR EVERY SINGLE SHOW ON TELEVISION!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 21, 2007, 03:41:01 PM
Of course the one that they've been showing at EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK FOR EVERY SINGLE SHOW ON TELEVISION FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS is the one with the tow-headed young boy wearing diving goggles and a cape of some sort over his pajamas, obviously pretending to be some unnamed superhero, running past his grandfather before coming back and asking what is going on.  The grandfather reveals that he is preparing for a test.  When asked what subject, the grandfather replies "Cholesterol". 

Oh, that one. Toe-headed is a good description, by the way. He looks like a baby Donald Rumsfeld.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 21, 2007, 04:00:41 PM
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More specifically, the ones that you are a captive audience for like the car commercials and abc family fall lineup ones that they play in the theaters before movies.

Because I just paid ten *&^% dollars to see a movie-- all that's missing is competence and a commercial.

Hatred of commercials in general?  Rally's (Or Checker's, depending on your location in this great land of ours):

"You gotta EAT.  What are ya DOIN'?" 

Changin' the CHANNEL.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 21, 2007, 04:31:18 PM
Of course the one that they've been showing at EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK FOR EVERY SINGLE SHOW ON TELEVISION FOR THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS is the one with the tow-headed young boy wearing diving goggles and a cape of some sort over his pajamas, obviously pretending to be some unnamed superhero, running past his grandfather before coming back and asking what is going on.  The grandfather reveals that he is preparing for a test.  When asked what subject, the grandfather replies "Cholesterol". 

Oh, that one. Toe-headed is a good description, by the way. He looks like a baby Donald Rumsfeld.



Although, if I may echo our good friend Sir Michael Of Nelson, I would like to say good for him for wearing protective eyewear.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 21, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
Tow-headed:  Means a blonde person, usually a kid, after the Middle English word for "flax," which is kinda pale.

I (heart) being an English major.  You can annoy people almost as easily as your company's computer guy, who fixes your computer and is gonna make fun of you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 21, 2007, 08:30:25 PM
For the record, his head actually is lumpy and toe-shaped. And English majors are somewhere between mosquitoes and hangnails on the great list of life's annoyances.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 21, 2007, 09:51:16 PM
Awesome.  My work here is done.  Always nice to be appreciated.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 21, 2007, 10:09:21 PM
Okay, I would like to retract my earlier "tow-headed" comment, and replace it with "scrappy", which will of course make everyone immediately think of "Scrappy-Doo", the most universally reviled cartoon character in all of history.  So thank you very much, LadyKenobi for bringing up such unpleasant memories.  That's right, the blame lies solely with you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 22, 2007, 04:41:31 AM
Rally's (Or Checker's, depending on your location in this great land of ours):

"You gotta EAT. " 


Yup. But I don't gotta eat that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cosmic Muse on August 22, 2007, 07:19:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI01aaLI_eY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s681cyAlFhM
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 22, 2007, 07:21:11 AM
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So thank you very much, LadyKenobi for bringing up such unpleasant memories.  That's right, the blame lies solely with you.

Outstanding.  Once again?  Work here-- done.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: YoohooRiffer on August 22, 2007, 10:48:16 AM
I am one who generally despises most cell phone commericals that attempt at humor.  Nevertheless I  must say that quite enjoy this commercial for T mobile:

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ObscureGamer on August 22, 2007, 10:58:20 AM
Has anyone already mentioned the Skittles one with the old man having his nipples hooked up to a milking machine, and some bald guy is
drinking the geezer's tit-milk?  I hate that commercial because it's disgusting.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 22, 2007, 11:07:06 AM
Has anyone already mentioned the Skittles one with the old man having his nipples hooked up to a milking machine, and some bald guy is
drinking the geezer's tit-milk?  I hate that commercial because it's disgusting.

Nasty nasty nasty!   *blech*  I hate that commercial.  It makes me not want to come within 50 feet of a Skittles bag.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 22, 2007, 12:01:52 PM
If we may veer into radio commercials--  almost all of them sound like "Pizza Guy" from City Slickers and I can't bear to listen.  But I actually turn up the volume if I happen upon a "Real Men of Genius" ad.  Those are hilarious.

The Verizon commercial makes me want to smack the little brother.  And the dad.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2007, 12:07:02 PM
OK the radio commercials i hate (there could be complimentary TV ones which I've not seen) are for Outback Stagehouse.

Stupid wispy voices which sound no more Australian than any of the others. If I were a baddie on 24 I'd not need to have Keefer (why did his parents name him after drinkable yogurt?) Sutherland use batons or the like to get me to confess, he'd just have to play the Outback radio spots on a loop.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on August 22, 2007, 02:23:58 PM
OK the radio commercials i hate (there could be complimentary TV ones which I've not seen) are for Outback Stagehouse.

Stupid wispy voices which sound no more Australian than any of the others. If I were a baddie on 24 I'd not need to have Keefer (why did his parents name him after drinkable yogurt?) Sutherland use batons or the like to get me to confess, he'd just have to play the Outback radio spots on a loop.

or even worse, they put a New Zelander in one of the commercials, thinking us idiotic Americans wouldn't know the difference

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2007, 02:36:52 PM
See but at least that's Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords so he's a little entertaining.

Ah Christ on a Bike there is a TV version of the radio ad

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 22, 2007, 02:41:51 PM
Has anyone already mentioned the Skittles one with the old man having his nipples hooked up to a milking machine, and some bald guy is
drinking the geezer's tit-milk?  I hate that commercial because it's disgusting.

Apparently, I owe my DVR more thanks than I realized, because I have yet to see this commercial.  >shudder<
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ObscureGamer on August 22, 2007, 05:04:58 PM
Has anyone already mentioned the Skittles one with the old man having his nipples hooked up to a milking machine, and some bald guy is
drinking the geezer's tit-milk?  I hate that commercial because it's disgusting.

Apparently, I owe my DVR more thanks than I realized, because I have yet to see this commercial.  >shudder<

Sorry, you're no longer safe.

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on August 22, 2007, 05:25:05 PM
How... did that Skittles ad get approved in any way, shape, or form?  I mean, it might be cute if there were cows eating the Skittles, but... ew.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 22, 2007, 05:32:49 PM
Sorry, you're no longer safe.

God Almighty that's disgusting.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ObscureGamer on August 22, 2007, 06:33:37 PM
Sorry, you're no longer safe.

God Almighty that's disgusting.

Sour Skittles - the only snack with the flavor that's freshly squeezed from your grandfather's nipples!   :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ortega on August 22, 2007, 09:14:19 PM
Ah Christ on a Bike ..........................................
That has to be the most creative use of swearing ive seen in a long time!  :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ChrisHanel on August 22, 2007, 09:23:15 PM
See but at least that's Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords so he's a little entertaining.

Ah Christ on a Bike there is a TV version of the radio ad

Crap, I started nodding along with the song.

//runs to iTunes to find something else to block it from getting stuck in his head
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kyo on August 23, 2007, 01:45:03 PM
I hate any commercial that has a Beatles song in it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cosmic Muse on August 24, 2007, 05:26:18 AM
Has anyone already mentioned the Skittles one with the old man having his nipples hooked up to a milking machine, and some bald guy is
drinking the geezer's tit-milk?  I hate that commercial because it's disgusting.

Apparently, I owe my DVR more thanks than I realized, because I have yet to see this commercial.  >shudder<

Sorry, you're no longer safe.

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The hell? What ad agency came up with this idea? And just who is that washed up actor portraying the guy getting milked? I swear I've seen him in some 70's TV programs as a heavy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 24, 2007, 05:24:45 PM
Those lame Vytrorin ads that say your high cholestrol is the fault of your genes.    Then they show a plate of food and some idiot that is supposed to look like that food with sappy music playing.

"Your high blood pressure could from spaghetti, or your aunt getty".

 :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 24, 2007, 07:14:26 PM
Remember the commercials for some heartburn medication thing where they would have some schmoe telling a story about how he was either sitting on a bus or an airplane or waiting on an elevator when he got a sudden attack of heartburn and some guy next to him hands him some medicine and tells him to take it, and then the schmoe tells him thanks and states his intention to see a doctor about the problem, and the other guy says: "You just did"?  (That's right, that whole thing was one question.  Deal with it.)

Those commercials made me want to smack somebody.  I wrote a parody of one once.  It was for a product I made up called Taquitos AntacidTM, which is pretty much what it sounds like: antacid in taquito form.

NARRATOR:  I was waiting in the office of my personal physician when last night's pizza party came back to haunt me...

(Shot of Narrator clutching his chest and wincing with pain.)

NARRATOR:  Heartburn... big time.  Then a man in a white lab coat with a stethoscope came in---

(Shot of the same)

NARRATOR:  ...and told me to take these. 

(Close-up of box of Taquitos AntacidTM.)

NARRATOR:  "Thanks," I said.  "You know I really ought to see a doctor about this."  And he said, "You just did."

VOICEOVER GUY:  Taquitos AntacidTM is the antacid most prescribed by leading doctors, but it is not for everyone.  Some common side-effects are drowsiness, headache, stomach ache, back ache, severe rash, boils, athlete's foot, tennis elbow, writer's block, dutch elm disease, rockin' pneumonia, and boogie woogie influenza.   Do not take Taquitos AntacidTM if you are nursing, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, have ever been pregnant, have ever known someone who was pregnant, or can correctly spell the word pregnant.  Ask your doctor about Taquitos AntacidTM today.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on August 25, 2007, 01:44:15 PM
Those lame Vytrorin ads that say your high cholestrol is the fault of your genes.    Then they show a plate of food and some idiot that is supposed to look like that food with sappy music playing.

"Your high blood pressure could from spaghetti, or your aunt getty".

I hated that commercial, specifically because of the aunt getty thing... you can't GET genes from your aunt. If you are getting genes from your aunt, she's your damn mom, and your dad is a cheating bastard. ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 26, 2007, 04:19:01 PM
Those lame Vytrorin ads that say your high cholestrol is the fault of your genes.    Then they show a plate of food and some idiot that is supposed to look like that food with sappy music playing.

"Your high blood pressure could from spaghetti, or your aunt getty".

I hated that commercial, because it specifically because of the aunt getty thing... you can't GET genes from your aunt. If you are getting genes from your aunt, she's your damn mom, and your dad is a cheating bastard. ;)

Haha, never thought of that.   Maybe Vytorin is meant for inbred people with high cholestrial?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 27, 2007, 05:23:26 AM
See I hater medication ads in general but I'm not sure if it's the ads themselves or the pharmaceutical companies that I've realty peeved at.

I just heard an ad for Viagra where they informed the listener "Even if you've only had a problem (i.e. impotence) a couple of times it could still be ED"

Oh wait so if the little man hasn't performed on the odd occasion I should start a drug regimen. Makes perfect sense to me.

Oh and I saw one for an athma medication: "I had to use my inhaler twice a week until I used Name of Drug blotted from memory by tickedoffedness"

So let's get this straight, instead of using an inhaler twice a week you think it's better to inhale a steroid twice a day, everyday? Gah!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cibernético II on August 28, 2007, 06:09:44 PM
Chirst on a cracker! Is anyone else getting this goddamned HughesNet commercial on their TV once every 13 seconds?

The one with the red headed lady in the green shirt? What the hell is hughesnet? And where the hell did they get billions of dollars to pay for all that air time?


The only other commercial that comes on just as often is for Vonage. With that really annoying song. They must be insane. If I see anything with the word Vonage on it, I'm going to spit on it and kick it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on August 28, 2007, 08:20:41 PM
See I hater medication ads in general but I'm not sure if it's the ads themselves or the pharmaceutical companies that I've realty peeved at.

I just heard an ad for Viagra where they informed the listener "Even if you've only had a problem (i.e. impotence) a couple of times it could still be ED"

Oh wait so if the little man hasn't performed on the odd occasion I should start a drug regimen. Makes perfect sense to me.

Oh and I saw one for an athma medication: "I had to use my inhaler twice a week until I used Name of Drug blotted from memory by tickedoffedness"

So let's get this straight, instead of using an inhaler twice a week you think it's better to inhale a steroid twice a day, everyday? Gah!

I also love how they then say that you may still need your inhaler.

"Take this drug, and never use an inhaler again! Note: inhaler may still be required."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 05:14:45 AM
Gaaar  :angry: I hate those commercials where some non-descript company says you can make $5,000 a week selling some non-descript product from some non-descript location. 

"You just need a computer, and a little desire!"

These people are obviously standing in front of green screens which project a big pool, or kids running, or a big house behind them.  Boo.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2007, 05:19:07 AM
Oh yes the ones where you "don't even need to store products in your home"

So I'm selling things I never have inventory of to people I never see . I think the South Sea Bubble  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_sea_bubble) went a little like that didn't it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 05:25:12 AM
Oh yes the ones where you "don't even need to store products in your home"

So I'm selling things I never have inventory of to people I never see . I think the South Sea Bubble  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_sea_bubble) went a little like that didn't it?

Ah, it's like that weird movie Boiler Room!  The SSB thing is interesting, I assume the same term is used for the 1990s bubble economy in Japan.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2007, 05:40:09 AM
Yep an Economic Bubble is when there is a sudden rash of speculation with expected huge returns. And they're always completely without substance. And for the most part they are really detrimental to economic health.

By now people should be aware that if it looks too good to be true it's not true, but we fall for it time and time again.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ad/The_Way_to_Grow_Poor%2C_The_Way_to_Grow_Rich_--_Currier_%26_Ives_1875.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 05:48:38 AM
^^^^

I wouldn't be surprised if people gave themselves tuberculosis or syphilis - look at what a fun time they're having up there.  Hard work sucks.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2007, 05:51:43 AM
I love how Jamie Farr as Robin Hood is causing all the mischief.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 05:52:22 AM
I love how Jamie Farr as Robin Hood is causing all the mischief.


Haha he always does.  :clap:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tyrant on August 29, 2007, 10:10:41 AM

  There's a new shoe commercial that makes me want to bash my own head in with a hammer. I forget the actual shoe brand but it shows some guy from the legs down running with him singing Flight of the Valkyries out of tune (Da dada da da, da dada da da, ect). I think it's the singing that's getting to me. I tried imagining the dude running to Eye of the Tiger and it worked much better in my head.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on August 29, 2007, 10:38:26 AM
Ok I have one now, I work nights, which means I mostly see terrible cheap ads on TV.

The current trend is the cellphone porn txt services
Imagine in one of those faux husky smoker voices which these type of ads seem to think is sexy.
"looking for nasty girls? text Nasty to 2929. More interested in Teens? Text Teens to 2929 to find out what makes them happy, want a date right away, then text Speed to 2929"

Unfortunately that's almost word for word since I've heard it so many times.

Now one commercial break had 5 of these ads from 2 different companies! if there hadn't been an ad for Hot Gossip chat service which is barely a step up in content, it would have solid porno-txt ads.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on August 29, 2007, 11:49:17 AM
Those things are quite the racket. I used to work for Sprint PCS and I'd get calls all the time from people who had texted whatever to wherever and didn't read the microscopic 2-paragraph fine-print that says every text is $2.99 and then they get texted HOURLY with mindless text-spam. I saw charges in the hundreds. :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2007, 11:53:03 AM
Those things are quite the racket. I used to work for Sprint PCS and I'd get calls all the time from people who had texted whatever to wherever and didn't read the microscopic 2-paragraph fine-print that says every text is $2.99 and then they get texted HOURLY with mindless text-spam. I saw charges in the hundreds. :^)

The frustrated libido is a terrible thing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on August 29, 2007, 11:58:28 AM
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 12:37:45 PM
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.

Can you imagine the filthy fat guys that are actually responding to these texts?  I mean, the commercials should just say "Real girls not guarenteed".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 29, 2007, 01:12:09 PM
I hate the recent string of car commercials narrated by Kelsey Grammar with the acapella group singing the word "duh" to the tune of Also Sprach Zarathustra or the Dragnet theme or whatever other piece of music they've licensed.  The singing is annoying, for one thing, but also have we really sunk so low as a society that Kelsey Grammar needs to do car commercials and crappy Fox sitcoms to support himself?  It makes me shudder to think what's going to happen a few years down the line when House goes off the air and Hugh Laurie needs work.  Though I guess he could just go back to Britain and find a project with some dignity over there.  And does anyone else wonder why Fox, who was one of the pioneers of the non-laugh-track/non-studio-audience sitcom (what with Malcolm In The Middle and Arrested Development) is going back to the traditional, predictable, formula-based laugh-track/studio-audience sitcom?  Assuming the show lasts past the third episode, how long do you think it's going to be before they just start recycling plots from Mary Tyler Moore or NewsRadio or Murphy Brown?  Okay, rant over.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 01:16:15 PM
Unfortunately, for shows that are too smart for their own good like Arrested Development, audiences don't go for it in big numbers.  It's over in 3 seasons just like the Adam West Batman show, the original Star Trek and other shows that have big followings after cancellation.  It's a shame Fox is going back to crap, but to their credit, they did push Arrested Development pretty hard - the execs liked it a great deal, apparently.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on August 29, 2007, 01:35:22 PM
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.

Can you imagine the filthy fat guys that are actually responding to these texts?  I mean, the commercials should just say "Real girls not guarenteed".

Well as a filthy fat guy I have plenty of other things to spend my money on first, so I do have trouble imagining who would use it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on August 29, 2007, 01:39:44 PM
Yeah there is usually half a screen of tiny text towards the end of the ad detailing the charges and the minimum number of texts you'll get.

This is slightly newer than the plain 'texting hot girls' ads, which made me laugh, 'how would you know, it's probably just randomly generated text from a server'.

Can you imagine the filthy fat guys that are actually responding to these texts?  I mean, the commercials should just say "Real girls not guarenteed".

Well as a filthy fat guy I have plenty of other things to spend my money on first, so I do have trouble imagining who would use it.

Wait, wait, I just want to clarify that I meant instead of randomly generated texting that it's a guy in a basement responding to the guys that buy these services.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on August 29, 2007, 01:54:38 PM
It's cool.  ;D

Another thing that I have wondered is that they are usually more expensive than actually calling a regular sex chat line, for a text message. Just a weird service, that is clearly finding a market.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 29, 2007, 02:36:56 PM
I will answer that with a simple, three-word sentence that explains all odd or counterintuitive behavior that you'll find among human beings:

"People are stupid."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 29, 2007, 04:32:25 PM
Another thing that I have wondered is that they are usually more expensive than actually calling a regular sex chat line, for a text message. Just a weird service, that is clearly finding a market.

Verily I tell ye; The frustrated libido is a terrible thing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 30, 2007, 01:49:16 PM
There's a new set of Volkswagen commercials that make me want to strangle something cute just out of spite. The general theme is someone cold or distant has a flash of compassion upon spending time pawing at a Jetta or a Beetle. Example: A car thief is shuffling down a line of parked cars next to a park trying the doors to see if any are open; he finds a saccharine little Beetle who's doors are not only unlocked but has the keys tucked up in the sun visor. He takes advantage of the breathtakingly stupid woman who left the car like that and drives off (he really deserves it), but after tooling around town in a little montage, the cutey-poo aura of the VW makes his heart go all squishy and he returns the car where he found it. The clueless woman struts back to her car and drives off while the thief stands there smiling like a Scientologist who's thetan level went up 50 points.

-pulls the legs off a butterfly to purge the cute from his system-

VW commercials have always been self-rightous and irritating (except for the "unpimp ze auto" ones), but this is rediculous.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 30, 2007, 02:03:58 PM
But doesn't that car thief look like Hugh Laurie's younger lumpier brother?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kzinistzerg on August 30, 2007, 06:34:28 PM
Yes, yes he does. I knew his face was familiar.

Maybe we should get Dis to crack down on him.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 04, 2007, 08:28:55 PM
Oh, I got another one- A good reason not to live in Commercial Land-
Relationships can end quite easily. Just buy the wrong damn mayo.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on September 05, 2007, 12:35:21 AM
Have we mentioned the commercials where the dumb kids spill Kool Aid all over the kitchen, and the mom just smiles a "kids will be kids" kind of smile and shakes her head and cleans it up without question.  Without yelling "FOR GOD'S SAKE!!! WHY THE HELL CAN'T YOU DAMN KIDS BE MORE CAREFUL?!!  AS IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO DO AROUND THIS HOUSE, NOW I GOTTA CLEAN THIS GODDAMN MESS UP!!!  YOU ARE ALL GROUNDED! YOU HEAR ME?  GROUNDED!!!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on September 05, 2007, 01:01:02 AM
Have we mentioned the commercials where the dumb kids spill Kool Aid all over the kitchen, and the mom just smiles a "kids will be kids" kind of smile and shakes her head and cleans it up without question.  Without yelling "FOR GOD'S SAKE!!! WHY THE HELL CAN'T YOU DAMN KIDS BE MORE CAREFUL?!!  AS IF I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO DO AROUND THIS HOUSE, NOW I GOTTA CLEAN THIS GODDAMN MESS UP!!!  YOU ARE ALL GROUNDED! YOU HEAR ME?  GROUNDED!!!"

I want a line of commercials where the parents just go to town, yelling at  their uncontrolable kids. Kool-Aid: All the calories in that sugar have to go somewhere!  :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 07, 2007, 01:28:10 PM
How about all these goddamn Clorox and whatever other bleaching disinfecting antibacterial sanitizing products? The ones with the houswife obsessively disinfecting EVERYthing ANYone touches. It's a little montage of the various uses of the product, but it gives the powerful impression that this is a psychotic woman who follows her children around the house spraying and wiping every single surface she can reach: behind the toilet, all the doorknobs, the countertop, the dog toys, the armrests on chairs, the cutlery.... After the commercials I don't so much think to myself "that's a practical, useful product" as I do "this woman needs medication".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 07, 2007, 01:58:27 PM
After the commercials I don't so much think to myself "that's a practical, useful product" as I do "this woman needs medication".

As will her kids due to their lack of a robust immune system that excessive cleaning engenders.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 07, 2007, 02:01:23 PM
I'd love to see her kids- in- plastic- bubbles trying to get out the door to go to school, but she stops them to give them a quick dusting...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 07, 2007, 02:04:51 PM
As will her kids due to their lack of a robust immune system that excessive cleaning engenders.

That's exactly why I just wash my hands and wipe down the counter after cooking a meal instead of disinfecting everything in the house like I have a hypoimmune disorder. No one drops dead from a horrible disease they caught off their fucking doorknobs, so all these clowns are doing is training bacteria how to handle bleach...

I'd love to see her kids- in- plastic- bubbles trying to get out the door to go to school, but she stops them to give them a quick dusting...

It'd be more in the style of the commercials to have the mother scurrying along spraying and wiping everything with bleach before the kid touches it. Doorknob, sidewalk, bus railing, seats, other kids on the bus...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 07, 2007, 02:11:13 PM
That's why it creeps me the hell out to see antibacterial chemicals in every fecking thing. You know, for the most part, bacteria are our friends. Oh and let your kids play in the dirt and have pets in the house too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 07, 2007, 02:16:01 PM
I guess we can take comfort in the fact that more than likely, the "antibacterials" in everything don't really work. They're probably to bacteria as citronella is to mosquitoes.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 07, 2007, 02:20:19 PM

It'd be more in the style of the commercials to have the mother scurrying along spraying and wiping everything with bleach before the kid touches it. Doorknob, sidewalk, bus railing, seats, other kids on the bus...

"... really excited about this new school! The buses here seem bigger than the ones-"
"Uh oh, this is Jamie's stop. Cover your eyes!"
"What? And who's that woman with the spray bo- AAAIIIEEEE!!  My eyes! They burn!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 08, 2007, 09:59:36 AM
That's why it creeps me the hell out to see antibacterial chemicals in every fecking thing. You know, for the most part, bacteria are our friends. Oh and let your kids play in the dirt and have pets in the house too.

I think it's all a plot by the Martians to get rid of the bacteria that would otherwise kill them when they invade....

 ;)

How about the disgusting Oreo Cookie Pizza?

Well, anything from Domino's is disgusting.

And full of bacteria.   ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 08, 2007, 10:27:16 AM
How about the disgusting Oreo Cookie Pizza?

Well, anything from Domino's is disgusting.

And full of bacteria.   ;)

So... we should let our kids eat the shit from Domino's anyway, to build up their immunity?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 08, 2007, 10:39:54 AM
Um, you can only build up so much resistance. Domino's Pizza is like Mercury. It just collects in the system.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 08, 2007, 10:51:54 AM
Just imagining taking a huge, crunchy bite out of a pile of sugar-covered, semistale oreo cookies is enough to put my off my chitlins for a week.

And I'm sick of this "it's funny because it's uncomfortable and awkward" trend that's crawled out of hell recently.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on September 08, 2007, 02:55:47 PM
Just imagining taking a huge, crunchy bite out of a pile of sugar-covered, semistale oreo cookies is enough to put my off my chitlins for a week.

And I'm sick of this "it's funny because it's uncomfortable and awkward" trend that's crawled out of hell recently.

Does that explain the one KFC commercial where the teenage kid wants to eat at his friend's house, so he calls his mom, but she doesn't believe that he's going to be eating dinner at his friend's house for some unknown reason, so he hands the phone to his friend's mom who says "Carol?  Yes, that's right.  We're all having dinner.  Together." in a supposedly reassuring manner?  Is that commercial supposed to be funny somehow?  Because I can't figure out why anyone would want to depict a family tiff in a commercial.  Perhaps if they could have provided some backstory, so we could find out why the teenager's mother is dubious at his wanting to have dinner at his friend's house.  Perhaps there's some unspoken class conflict.  Maybe the friend's family is upper-middle class and his family is lower-middle class.  Perhaps the teenager has a history of sneaking off to do things he shouldn't while claiming to be at a friend's house.  Who knows?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 08, 2007, 03:35:37 PM
Just imagining taking a huge, crunchy bite out of a pile of sugar-covered, semistale oreo cookies is enough to put my off my chitlins for a week.

And I'm sick of this "it's funny because it's uncomfortable and awkward" trend that's crawled out of hell recently.

Does that explain the one KFC commercial where the teenage kid wants to eat at his friend's house, so he calls his mom, but she doesn't believe that he's going to be eating dinner at his friend's house for some unknown reason, so he hands the phone to his friend's mom who says "Carol?  Yes, that's right.  We're all having dinner.  Together." in a supposedly reassuring manner?  Is that commercial supposed to be funny somehow?  Because I can't figure out why anyone would want to depict a family tiff in a commercial.  Perhaps if they could have provided some backstory, so we could find out why the teenager's mother is dubious at his wanting to have dinner at his friend's house.  Perhaps there's some unspoken class conflict.  Maybe the friend's family is upper-middle class and his family is lower-middle class.  Perhaps the teenager has a history of sneaking off to do things he shouldn't while claiming to be at a friend's house.  Who knows?

Maybe they were going for "This is a kid that won't sit down to dinner with the family.  But if you serve KFC, he'll actually sit at a table and eat with you."

I've never seen the one you're talking about so I don't know for certain.  But that sounds likely.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on September 08, 2007, 05:48:36 PM
I'm really uncomfortable with the Clearasil commercials lately.

"And here she is... naked in the bath!"  (looking at baby photos)

(15 year old girl turns to boyfriend)
"You should see me now....  oh yeah."


AHHH!!!!  No no no, too young!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 08, 2007, 06:52:36 PM
I'm really uncomfortable with the Clearasil commercials lately.

"And here she is... naked in the bath!"  (looking at baby photos)

(15 year old girl turns to boyfriend)
"You should see me now....  oh yeah."


AHHH!!!!  No no no, too young!!

Wait she's 15?

I thought Kudos to the girl for shutting up the annoying mother.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 08, 2007, 06:56:03 PM
I must be extremely lucky....or I know when to turn away and mute at the right time.

I never see most of this stuff!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 09, 2007, 09:42:28 PM
Maybe they were going for "This is a kid that won't sit down to dinner with the family.  But if you serve KFC, he'll actually sit at a table and eat with you."

Wow, do people REALLY have trouble with this in real life? I always just kind of assumed this was a TV show cliche. When I was growing up, if you didn't sit at the table, you didn't eat. That's pretty much how it is now in my own house, too. There are no books, TV, or gameboys at the dinner table - everyone sits down and eats as a family.

And to contribute to the topic at hand:

I hate the commercials where you are shown a painfully unlikely scene (say, a man goes to wash his car with a pressure washer, and strips all the paint off of it), and the voiceover guy says, "Does this ever happen to you?" Um... no, because it's stupid and fucking impossible.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 12, 2007, 06:04:17 AM
Maybe they were going for "This is a kid that won't sit down to dinner with the family.  But if you serve KFC, he'll actually sit at a table and eat with you."

Wow, do people REALLY have trouble with this in real life? I always just kind of assumed this was a TV show cliche. When I was growing up, if you didn't sit at the table, you didn't eat. That's pretty much how it is now in my own house, too. There are no books, TV, or gameboys at the dinner table - everyone sits down and eats as a family.

And to contribute to the topic at hand:

I hate the commercials where you are shown a painfully unlikely scene (say, a man goes to wash his car with a pressure washer, and strips all the paint off of it), and the voiceover guy says, "Does this ever happen to you?" Um... no, because it's stupid and fucking impossible.

You just gave me a great idea for a commercial.

A guy opens his fridge only to be attacked by dozens of snakes.  He falls over the couch and suddenly the snakes turn too ooze.  He gets up and looks around the room while panting.  Suddenly two subway trains coming from opposite directions burst through his wall and shoot past him.  He is holding his ears and crying when suddenly he opens them and he's in a subway, standing between the two sets of tracks.  Then he looks t the people about and they start meowing, quietly at first, and then very loudly.

Voiceover: has this ever happened to you?

Then seek help from the Dr. Orfield's mental health clinic.  We put the Dr. back in Dr. Orfield's mental health clinic.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 12, 2007, 07:48:35 AM
Maybe they were going for "This is a kid that won't sit down to dinner with the family.  But if you serve KFC, he'll actually sit at a table and eat with you."

Wow, do people REALLY have trouble with this in real life? I always just kind of assumed this was a TV show cliche. When I was growing up, if you didn't sit at the table, you didn't eat. That's pretty much how it is now in my own house, too. There are no books, TV, or gameboys at the dinner table - everyone sits down and eats as a family.

And to contribute to the topic at hand:

I hate the commercials where you are shown a painfully unlikely scene (say, a man goes to wash his car with a pressure washer, and strips all the paint off of it), and the voiceover guy says, "Does this ever happen to you?" Um... no, because it's stupid and fucking impossible.

You just gave me a great idea for a commercial.

A guy opens his fridge only to be attacked by dozens of snakes.  He falls over the couch and suddenly the snakes turn too ooze.  He gets up and looks around the room while panting.  Suddenly two subway trains coming from opposite directions burst through his wall and shoot past him.  He is holding his ears and crying when suddenly he opens them and he's in a subway, standing between the two sets of tracks.  Then he looks t the people about and they start meowing, quietly at first, and then very loudly.

Voiceover: has this ever happened to you?

Then seek help from the Dr. Orfield's mental health clinic.  We put the Dr. back in Dr. Orfield's mental health clinic.

hahah, that would be awesome. I would totally have my brother committed to that clinic after seeing their commercial. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2007, 10:41:11 AM
OK. Sub-Lime-inal advertising anyone? :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 12, 2007, 10:47:41 AM
OK. Sub-Lime-inal advertising anyone? :^)

Oh yeah the makers of that (I forget the name of the product) can sod right off.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on September 12, 2007, 10:48:59 AM
They should change the slogan at the end to "Sprite: Now with WAY more drugs!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 12, 2007, 10:51:35 AM
Sprite, OK yes that would make sense.

Honestly sometimes I cannot for the life of me remember what a commercial is supposed to be pushing. So that's a glowing assessment of the agency's skill isn't it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 12, 2007, 12:25:26 PM
Sprite, OK yes that would make sense.

Honestly sometimes I cannot for the life of me remember what a commercial is supposed to be pushing. So that's a glowing assessment of the agency's skill isn't it?

That's the net effect of every single car commercial ever on me.

Couldn't tell you a damn thing about the car they were trying to push... not even the company the car comes from.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 13, 2007, 08:35:33 PM
Couldn't tell you a damn thing about the car they were trying to push... not even the company the car comes from.

5 seconds worth of commercial could replace 75% of car commercials ever.

VO: "-company name-: Cars are nice."


Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on September 13, 2007, 10:55:47 PM
One thing I've always wondered -- do they really need to make commercials for feminine hygeine products?  I mean, can't we take it as read that women will buy those things whether they see a commercial for it or not? 

And remember those Gatorade commercials where they showed athletes in the heat middle of playing their sport of choice, and they were sweating more than a southern Missourian on a hot day (which is quite a lot, as I'm sure Tarantulas would back me up on), and their sweat was the color of (presumably) whatever flavor of gatorade they were drinking?  I'm no expert on metabolism or whatever process the body uses to produce sweat, but I would tend to think that if sweat turns orange or green or purple, that's a pretty bad sign, and you're in serious need of medical assistance.  And any liquid that would cause your sweat to change colors would not be something I'd want to drink.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on September 14, 2007, 04:27:50 PM
One thing I've always wondered -- do they really need to make commercials for feminine hygeine products?  I mean, can't we take it as read that women will buy those things whether they see a commercial for it or not? 

God I know - it's like bottled water; you already know it exists somewhere in the world so there's no need to shout about it. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 14, 2007, 04:36:24 PM
One thing I've always wondered -- do they really need to make commercials for feminine hygeine products?  I mean, can't we take it as read that women will buy those things whether they see a commercial for it or not? 

God I know - it's like bottled water; you already know it exists somewhere in the world so there's no need to shout about it. 

More fundamentally, electricity suppliers advertise as well. Am I going to decide to not have electricity or something?

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 14, 2007, 04:41:40 PM
I guess you could use a generator or something.
Analogy:
"Here at the Milwaukee Water Treatment Facility, we take pride in delivering cool, clean water right to your home. Please, next time you need to take a shower, try Milwaukee Tap Water, where our motto is:
You have no other choice, really."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on September 14, 2007, 05:45:01 PM
For that matter, isn't the world aware enough of McDonalds?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 14, 2007, 07:10:09 PM
For that matter, isn't the world aware enough of McDonalds?

Yes, but are we sick of them enough? Their commercials make me sick, what with the cheesy, pseudo-hip attitude. The new one with the mood ring is so stupid and sappy that I was actually offended and yelled at the TV the first time I saw it. 

Also, I may stop watching TV altogether until they either stop playing commercials for LA Ink or cancel the show. I feel like I'm having an aneurism every time I here the leading woman's pretentious, sleazy voice purring out some self-absorbed bullshit.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 14, 2007, 07:29:05 PM
For that matter, isn't the world aware enough of McDonalds?

Yes but I choose to eat their crappy burgers (or I don't as the case may, nay certainly, be) I can't very well choose to go with another mains electricity or municipal water supplier. Though if you could it'd be cool.

"You don't want Detroit water, that's nasty, try the cool taste of Oscoda Water, mm-mm-mmmmm that's good water!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 14, 2007, 07:42:05 PM
Maybe they're worried about hippies convincing people to put solar panels on their rooves and such. Although if that were true we'd be seeing commercials for things like water wheels and home composting kits competing with electric companies.

"For less than one tenth the price of those other guys, you too can power your home with your very own Ronco AquaSpin! Call now and we'll not only send you a bunch of wooden planks and a bucket of nails, but we'll DOUBLE your order absolutely free! Power generated by Ronco AquaSpin does not equal power provided my commercial energy suppliers and requires a source of moving water to operate."
(http://www.jochenlueg.freeuk.com/jpegs/wheel.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on September 14, 2007, 07:48:09 PM
McDonalds commercials alone are a good 20% of the reason I stopped watching TV.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 14, 2007, 08:43:36 PM
For that matter, isn't the world aware enough of McDonalds?

Yes, but are we sick of them enough? Their commercials make me sick, what with the cheesy, pseudo-hip attitude. The new one with the mood ring is so stupid and sappy that I was actually offended and yelled at the TV the first time I saw it. 

Also, I may stop watching TV altogether until they either stop playing commercials for LA Ink or cancel the show. I feel like I'm having an aneurism every time I here the leading woman's pretentious, sleazy voice purring out some self-absorbed bullshit.

Get a TiVo.

Or, if you don't live in the U.S. or are otherwise not afraid of copyright laws, use Miro. ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on September 14, 2007, 11:00:13 PM
You don't see the police or fire departments advertising, either.  That'd be pretty sweet.

"When your home is burning to the ground, you want the professional efforts of Fire Station Number 14.  Our experts are ready to deal with all of your firefighting needs, including homes, businesses, and brushfires.  When it comes to rescuing cats from trees, you don't want some big, impersonal corporation treating you like a number.  At Fire Station 14, the firefighters are your friends and neighbors.  They're the people who drive your kids to school.  They're the people who watched your pets when you were on vacation.  They're the people who lend you their tools when your car breaks down.  Come to Fire Station 14, where care is our engine."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 15, 2007, 06:27:14 AM
Anyone familiar with the Discworld books knows about the Ankh-Morpork city guilds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilds_of_Ankh-Morpork).

There used to be a Firefighters Guild but they were disbanded after the members took it upon themselves to lurk outside peoples houses and loudly state "ooh look at that thatch, that'd go up in a second with one spark, know what I mean?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on September 15, 2007, 06:47:05 AM
If I remember I will try and see if the Fire Service commerical from the IT Crowd is on Youtube after I get home..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on September 15, 2007, 01:52:21 PM
Anyone familiar with the Discworld books knows about the Ankh-Morpork city guilds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guilds_of_Ankh-Morpork).

There used to be a Firefighters Guild but they were disbanded after the members took it upon themselves to lurk outside peoples houses and loudly state "ooh look at that thatch, that'd go up in a second with one spark, know what I mean?"

In retrospect, it was a fatal mistake to pay people based on the number of fires they put out. The citizens of Ankh-Morpork have very... direct ideas about income. I mean, why wait for the fires to happen naturally when you can, as it were, cut out the middle man?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 20, 2007, 10:00:29 AM
Okay, here's a general trend: Advertisments that taunt certain people, for no good reason.

Case in point: Digiorno Pizzas. They have something on the box that says "Delivery Guy- You're history!"

Well, speaking on behalf of all pizza delivery guys:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/1656527399_4aa68d2acd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on October 20, 2007, 03:10:55 PM
I hate the DiGiorno's commercials where the people ask "Who delivered?"

No one says that.  No one.  It's not a thing people say.  It's just a flimsy pretext to get the characters to say "It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on October 20, 2007, 04:09:53 PM
DiGiorno's is nasty stuff anyway, no one is ever going to think it was delivered by anyone.  Hell, I'll take a Tombstone over that crap.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on October 20, 2007, 06:00:59 PM
I hate the DiGiorno's commercials where the people ask "Who delivered?"

No one says that.  No one.  It's not a thing people say.  It's just a flimsy pretext to get the characters to say "It's not delivery, it's DiGiorno!"

The only situation in which I could imagine someone saying "Who delivered?" would occur a short while after eating a pizza.  :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 20, 2007, 09:50:59 PM
In Canada, Kraft calls the pizza Delicio instead of DiGiorno, but they have the EXACT same retarded, fucked up commercial. Go figure.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mrbasehart on October 21, 2007, 06:49:20 AM
Perhaps not the right thread to put it in, but there's an ad that I really LIKE showing at out cinema at the moment.  It's clever and humourous and not remotely sexy.

And whaddya know, it's on Youtube!


[yt=425,350]SEPPKcuqJAE[/yt]
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 21, 2007, 07:57:43 AM
That's cute, but is it wrong that I don't find feel there needs to be more to life than that?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2007, 08:01:03 AM
The ad's trying to tell you you need to add vitamin J to your life.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 21, 2007, 08:09:29 AM
Jesus?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2007, 08:09:57 AM
You are correct sir!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 21, 2007, 08:11:08 AM
But... they had Jesus. There were crosses on their caskets, and they got married in a church.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2007, 08:12:43 AM
Not good enough heathen! ;)

Here's what it was advertising:

The Alpha Course (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_course)

[yt=425,350]sEoSyg_KzSI[/yt]
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mrbasehart on October 21, 2007, 08:30:20 AM
I didn't really care about what it was advertising, it was just advertised in a cool way.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 21, 2007, 08:35:48 AM
And I agree.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on October 21, 2007, 09:30:42 AM
And now the youtube video has been pulled.

TEASE.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2007, 11:06:59 AM
Oh no it is a cute ad. I was just providing the further info mostly for Junkyard's benefit.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mrbasehart on October 21, 2007, 11:52:49 AM
Oh no it is a cute ad. I was just providing the further info mostly for Junkyard's benefit.

Yeah, it's nice to see something a little different when I'm forced to watch 12 or 13 sets of adverts at work.  There's a Pepsi Max advert that I've grown to loathe, which basically implies that if you buy Pepsi Max, you and your friend can have a threesome with Eva Longoria:

[yt=425,350]mDlsxfbQHsM[/yt]

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 21, 2007, 11:55:17 AM
What's the deal with commercials like that, that make ABSOLUTELY no sense? I mean, how do they even get the green light for production? Doesn't ANYBODY in the editing department stop and say "What the fuck are we trying to say here?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on October 21, 2007, 12:04:19 PM
Doesn't ANYBODY in the editing department stop and say "What the fuck are we trying to say here?"

Good Lord I hope not.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mrbasehart on October 21, 2007, 12:16:23 PM
What's the deal with commercials like that, that make ABSOLUTELY no sense? I mean, how do they even get the green light for production? Doesn't ANYBODY in the editing department stop and say "What the fuck are we trying to say here?"

I've seen it about 50 times, and yet I still have no idea how it's meant to be advertising Pepsi.  Car adverts are the same.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on October 21, 2007, 12:46:50 PM
Yeah I must admit that one made no sense to me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2007, 02:00:46 PM
There's a Pepsi Max advert that I've grown to loathe, which basically implies that if you buy Pepsi Max, you and your friend can have a threesome with Eva Longoria

Eww even more reason not to drink the vile tasting filth.

And what were the subtitles? This has to be for the South Korean or Japanese market surely.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mrbasehart on October 21, 2007, 02:25:14 PM
There's a Pepsi Max advert that I've grown to loathe, which basically implies that if you buy Pepsi Max, you and your friend can have a threesome with Eva Longoria

Eww even more reason not to drink the vile tasting filth.

And what were the subtitles? This has to be for the South Korean or Japanese market surely.

It was the first video I linked from Youtube, but it's exactly the same one that plays in every single screen, on every single film in our cinema.  It's actually marginally better than some of the other Pepsi Max adverts we've had...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on October 21, 2007, 02:34:59 PM
Here's what I learned from the ad:

1) Eva Longoria is still outacted by inanimate objects, including CGI cans of Pepsi.
 
2)...

Yeah, that's about it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 21, 2007, 02:39:59 PM
In France they show breasts in commercials on a regular basis. America should just stop kidding itself and let the advertisers show whatever the hell they want. We're basically doing a really shitty job of insinuating the same stuff as they do in France, just minus any actual payoff for sitting through the commercial. :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: OTC316 on October 21, 2007, 05:17:58 PM
I hated those Old Navy ads with the old broad, the stupid dog, morgan fairchild, and George & Weezy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 21, 2007, 08:52:08 PM
I hated those Old Navy ads with the old broad, the stupid dog, morgan fairchild...

But you repeat yourself.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: OTC316 on October 22, 2007, 03:59:16 PM
I hated those Old Navy ads with the old broad, the stupid dog, morgan fairchild...

But you repeat yourself.
:)
another one i hate is every single little mini-ad that every single tv show runs at the bottom of the screen that completely distracts you from the show your actually interested in. That's why i usually wait until a show hits dvd, so i can watch it the way god intended.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 22, 2007, 07:27:03 PM
The absolute worst part of those these days is that 9 times out of 10, they will ACTIVELY obscure important subtitles in shows where the dialogue is not always English (HEROES!!!!!!!!). The networks need to grow a fucking brain and either monitor when that screen shit pops up and don't do it when there is important stuff happening at the bottom of the screen, or move either it or the subtitles somewhere else to accomodate.

I'd pay big money to the first company that designed a TV capable of filtering out the various video track feeds that come through the signal, so you could get rid of all the screen emblems and shit forever. ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on October 22, 2007, 07:51:27 PM
Shades of the Comedy Central logo covering Crow....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 22, 2007, 07:59:24 PM
I hated those Old Navy ads with the old broad, the stupid dog, morgan fairchild...

But you repeat yourself.
:)
another one i hate is every single little mini-ad that every single tv show runs at the bottom of the screen that completely distracts you from the show your actually interested in. That's why i usually wait until a show hits dvd, so i can watch it the way god intended.

Oh absolutely. TNT used to play this one for The Closer. Crime scene tape would shoot across the bottom of the screen, Kyra Sedgwick's puckered, bitter little face would crawl in from the corner and she'd shine a flashlight directly at the screen causing a lense flare effect to white it out for a second.

(http://www.advocate.com/uploadedImages/advocate/editorial/current_issue_stories/988/KYRA_SEDGWICK.jpg)

Now that's a face that'll put you off your chitlins.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on October 22, 2007, 08:48:35 PM
I liked the gag in the Simspons Movie where one of those ads runs across the bottom of the screen, and at the end it says "That's right, we even advertise during movies now."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 23, 2007, 05:40:42 AM
(http://www.advocate.com/uploadedImages/advocate/editorial/current_issue_stories/988/KYRA_SEDGWICK.jpg)
Now that's a face that'll put you off your chitlins.

But certainly not one to make you confess to any crime, I hate that show because I cannot believe anyone would ever confess to her even if it was to a library fine.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on October 23, 2007, 05:43:10 AM
Shades of the Comedy Central logo covering Crow....

I vaguely remember noticing Sci-Fi moving their little Saturn logo to the opposite side of the screen when they ran MST, thus leaving Crow uncovered.  I'm I making this up in my head?  If I'm not, then we can at least say that channel did something right for the show, even if it was too little and short lived.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on October 23, 2007, 07:18:34 AM
They did move it-- after MUCH screaming from the MSTies.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 23, 2007, 03:05:12 PM
Ok here is a long term hated ad of mine. I actually do like the product, I'd never make a trifle without it.

[yt=425,350]6C5eD-orgQs[/yt]

I want the Barkeep to say "Girlfriend, who are you trying to impress? Hello! I'm gay!"

However the parody version :

[yt=425,350]NoZJ3Vxsoso[/yt]

is pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on October 23, 2007, 03:48:18 PM
Reminds me of some commercials I had to put on the computer at the radio station.  It was for a wine called "Corbett Canyon".  (Not sure if it's any relation to Bill, but if it is, moderators, could you ask Mike to punch him really hard on the arm for me?)  The commercials all involved smartass preppy upper-middle-class types talking to each other about how good Corbett Canyon is.  They were so disgusting and obnoxious.  The worst part is when the people would say the name of the wine, they would repeat it as though they were trying to do an echo effect despite having never heard an actual echo themselves, and all they had to go by were what other people had told them echoes sound like.  So they'd say "Corbett Canyon canyon canyon" and then laugh that pretentious laugh that only preppy upper-middle-class-types can laugh.  God, I wanted to punch something after hearing those commercials.

P.S. Seriously, if Bill Corbett is in any way responsible for those commercials or the wine they endorse, have Mike give him a good kick in the shins.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 23, 2007, 04:19:44 PM
Oh god yes I hate those bloody commercials, I want a home invasion to occur mid way through.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on October 23, 2007, 06:51:40 PM
I haven't thought about those commercials in YEARS!  Thanks for the reminder-- not.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: DarthSeaBass on October 24, 2007, 02:04:04 AM
I don't know if people outside the uk are aware of them but the sheilas wheels car insurance ads make me want to stab my eyes/ tear my ears off in annoyance.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 24, 2007, 04:06:15 AM
I don't know if people outside the uk are aware of them but the sheilas wheels car insurance ads make me want to stab my eyes/ tear my ears off in annoyance.

Are any of them on YouTube? Sharing the pain eases the suffering... or at least spreads it around a little bit.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: DarthSeaBass on October 24, 2007, 11:33:39 AM
Here you go but be warned i will not be responsible for any neurological conditions caused by it.  :gouge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKaQRIXPNw
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 24, 2007, 12:11:10 PM
Here you go but be warned i will not be responsible for any neurological conditions caused by it.  :gouge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKaQRIXPNw

Fair enough, let me just see h.... OH DEAR GOD, NO!!!!!!  :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 24, 2007, 12:16:19 PM
Well now I can't wait to get home and click on that link.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 24, 2007, 12:17:00 PM
Well now I can't wait to get home and click on that link.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on October 24, 2007, 12:20:54 PM
You know the guy from Cube who got sprayed in the face with acid? It had a similar effect...

IT BUUUUUUUUUURRRNNNSSS!!!  :gouge: :gouge: :gouge:

Although, technically, I guess it would be more like the guy from Cube Zero who got dumped in the hypersonic trap. I think my eardrums burst... :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on October 24, 2007, 12:52:10 PM
I dunno, I think it's kinda funny.  Though I could see how it could get annoying if they played it during every single commercial break, as networks are wont to do with annoying commercials.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on October 24, 2007, 02:24:17 PM
Meh, annoying song ads don't seem to bother me anymore, I just tune them out.  it's the horribly acted trying to be funny and failing ads that get to me, like the Hidey Honda ads I used to see back in Dayton (not sure of the spelling and can't find any on YT) or the Rocky's Auto ads we get here in the Denver area featuring "Shagman" "Fake Cop" and "is she supposed to the their 'hot chick'?  whatever"

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 24, 2007, 02:45:06 PM
Ok so I'm home and...

Here you go but be warned i will not be responsible for any neurological conditions caused by it.  :gouge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrKaQRIXPNw

Oh well it could have been worse but it's certainly horrible. That's not Super Girlie is it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: DarthSeaBass on October 25, 2007, 01:28:56 AM
I dunno, I think it's kinda funny.  Though I could see how it could get annoying if they played it during every single commercial break, as networks are wont to do with annoying commercials.

Oh they do and certain shows on abc1 have taken to been sponsored by them as well exponentially increasing the annoyance factor
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Shannihilator on November 13, 2007, 11:44:03 AM
just about every boost mobile ad in existance but especially the one with the shrill annoying "health nut" on the phone bitching about her latte.
those yoplait ads with the two ugly chicks talking about how sour chocolate yogurt is zen wrapped in karma wrapped in chocolate good.
i'm thiiiiiiiiinking of a number, or those new freecreditreport.com commercials without the effeminate guy exploding in his pants about having a super high credit score.
any enzyte ad ever.
and girls gone wild is just a given. the commercials have made me hate the sound of steel drums for life.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on November 13, 2007, 11:57:31 AM
I hate any radio adds that employ the same "Wacky FM dj" that you here between songs trying to play a character.  "Say Sharon my computer seems to be running slow today."  Sharon "It's funny you should mention that ..."

And on the topic of radio commercials the On-Star radio adds are awful.  Instead of instilling a confidence in their product, they are pretty much telling me that everyone who has On-star is a complete idiot or a whiny little bitch. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on November 13, 2007, 02:19:52 PM
and girls gone wild is just a given. the commercials have made me hate the sound of steel drums for life.

It takes a lot to make boobs annoying, but those commercials certainly do the trick.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 13, 2007, 02:23:51 PM
and girls gone wild is just a given. the commercials have made me hate the sound of steel drums for life.

It takes a lot to make boobs annoying, but those commercials certainly do the trick.

What kills me are the annoying "challenges" that the camera persons face, like trying to get the raunchiest footage, as if these drunken strip-fests are the most risqué things ever.
 

::)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on November 13, 2007, 02:36:21 PM
I'm definitely getting sick of the Head-on ad.  I want to apply a sledgehammer directly to the forehead of the person who made that commercial.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 18, 2007, 09:13:45 PM
Well, it's probably because it's close to Christmas, but all the jewlery companies are playing their sappy commercials with great frequency now. They bug the living hell out of me.

*unthreatening looking domestic man opens little box*
Man: Here honey, here's my last three paychecks. We'll have to eat at Burger King for a few months, but isn't it shiny?

Woman: Aww thanks honey. I deserve this.

I have a special deep, black hatred for Jared Jewelers commercials. They consist entirely of people repeating in awed tones "He went to Jared!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 19, 2007, 05:12:46 AM
Plus Jared is really crappy and boring.

My missus got antique jewelry from Iago in Stratford and in fact still does.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: darthtron on November 19, 2007, 06:57:55 AM

Want to know what jewelry ads annoy me the most: Those from Kay Jewelers,
Quote
Every Kiss begins with K(ay)

and then i want to yell back at the TV and every kiss ends with s and theres an s before that and and an I before that!!!

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 19, 2007, 07:05:42 AM

Want to know what jewelry ads annoy me the most: Those from Kay Jewelers,
Quote
Every Kiss begins with K(ay)

and then i want to yell back at the TV and every kiss ends with s and theres an s before that and and an I before that!!!


Those jewelry commercials mean two things:

1. Women are shallow. They require expensive gifts like jewelry to make them love you.

2. Men have tons of money. Seeing as how every kiss begins with a piece of jewelry, we obviously have plenty of money and choose to show our love by lavishing expensive gifts upon our women.
 

>:(
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 19, 2007, 07:11:48 AM
Oh yeah there is a radio ad for, again the company alludes me, but it's a jewelers in which a woman is talking to her husband/boyfriend and saying "you know honey if I wanted to get you a set of wrenches I'd go to a wrench expert, you should go to a diamond expert"

Christ on a pogo stick, Wrenches = Diamonds in our crazy battle of the sexes world ::)

So blokie has to settle for a set of tools that cost what at most $60.00 while wifie gets a shard of sparkly rock that costs multiple times that. Hmm not offensive to both genders at all.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on November 19, 2007, 11:15:20 AM
I hate the Kmart ads with the anthropomorphic blue light.  Part of that, I suppose, is because of the fact that I'm working there now, and every 10 minutes we hear an ad from the blue light over the store PA.

People just don't put the thought into mascots that they used to.  The Trix Rabbit had personality.  So did the Jolly Green Giant.  And Ronald McDonald.  Now mascots are pretty much just listing what their product or service does.  There's no heart! 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on November 19, 2007, 12:25:50 PM
"Diamonds:  That'll shut her up."

-Ron White
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 19, 2007, 12:37:30 PM
"Diamonds:  That'll shut her up."

-Ron White

... or Family Guy's take:

"Diamonds: She'll pretty much have too..."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on November 19, 2007, 02:43:04 PM
"Diamonds:  That'll shut her up."

-Ron White

... or Family Guy's take:

"Diamonds: She'll pretty much have too..."

When the animation shows her kind of kneeling down and then cuts away - I was laughing to hard to be shocked and horrified.

I don't like that either - that women want diamonds and all that junk.  Honestly, that's the last gift I'd ever want to receive.  I don't know if they carry any kind of symbolic romanticism or anything, but they are way too expensive - and frankly don't mean very much except "I paid a shit-load of money for these so don't f$@#ing lose them."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on November 19, 2007, 02:49:01 PM
Really. I don't know if I could live with the guilt if someone bought me something that expensive and useless.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on November 19, 2007, 02:50:11 PM
Not to mention the all too common link between diamond trafficking and terrorism.  Isn't THAT romantic?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: erika_lk on November 19, 2007, 03:00:01 PM
Agreed, definitely not on my list of gifts, or any of the females I know, really. 

However, the potential future resale value can be quite high, so..   :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BathTub on November 19, 2007, 03:22:00 PM
Is it true that the whole diamond wedding ring is a fairly recently 'created tradition' by DeBeers? Or is that an Urban Legend?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on November 19, 2007, 06:29:57 PM
I'm not sure when it started, but diamonds in wedding and engagement rings are a somewhat modern thing.  I've seen a lot of old wedding rings that are diamond-less.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 19, 2007, 06:35:51 PM
Yeah I had a look and couldn't find a definitive answer to your question Bathtub but certainly DeBeers benefits from the trend.

Wedding rings started out being made from Iron.

At some point I should take a pic of my wifes engagement ring which is mostly sapphires in a band that looks not unlike Geordi LaForge's Visor, only , you know, elegant and pretty.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on November 19, 2007, 08:11:20 PM
Obi-Wan gave me an engagement ring with a single sapphire, which thrilled me, because that meant we would actually be able to eat for the first five years of our marriage.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Jinto on November 19, 2007, 08:44:39 PM
Is it true that the whole diamond wedding ring is a fairly recently 'created tradition' by DeBeers? Or is that an Urban Legend?

Here's a 1982 article on the subject of diamonds that I ran across somewhere or another...:

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/198202/diamond (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/198202/diamond)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: darthtron on November 20, 2007, 05:31:55 AM
okay, okay

lets get back to topic at hand: Commercials We HATE  :clap:  :grr:  :clap:  :grr:  :grr:  :clap:  :clap:

you what Commercial i hate the ones for master card taking about something being priceless and for everything else there is master card

particularly the new one this holiday season where the guy gives his girlfriend/wife a brown paperback and and a box of tissues before he reviled the cars. I would have smacked  my husband/boyfriend if it were me, if he gave me a brown paperback and and a box of tissues for xmas. Thus not giving him an immediate chance to revile the cars
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2007, 05:47:03 AM
Actually many a car commercial irks me because they show people giving the gift of a car. Now, unless you're Elvis or Oprah,nobody pays for a car outright there are always payments.

Somebody presents me with a car, I'm socking them, "You bastard! What makes you think I can afford the payments on this piece of shit?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: darthtron on November 20, 2007, 05:59:17 AM
Actually many a car commercial irks me because they show people giving the gift of a car. Now, unless you're Elvis or Oprah,nobody pays for a car outright there are always payments.

Somebody presents me with a car, I'm socking them, "You bastard! What makes you think I can afford the payments on this piece of shit?"

here  :clap: here :clap: oh and bill gates would likely outright pay for a car!!!

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2007, 06:05:05 AM
Yes Gates too, but even a bunch of super wealthy people will want to avoid dropping several thou (and it will be several judging by the type of cars that use the irksome ads) on a car. That's how they stay super wealthy :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on November 20, 2007, 06:17:29 AM
Quote
Now, unless you're Elvis or Oprah,nobody pays for a car outright there are always payments.

Do you mean the taxes?  Because actually some non-uber-wealthy people do pay cash for a car to avoid the interest on the payments-- they just save and save until they can afford it.  And maybe that big bow on the car means that the giver is taking care of  the payments.  I would hope so, anyway :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2007, 06:23:09 AM
Quote
Now, unless you're Elvis or Oprah,nobody pays for a car outright there are always payments.
Do you mean the taxes?  Because actually some non-uber-wealthy people do pay cash for a car to avoid the interest on the payments-- they just save and save until they can afford it. 

Yes, but that's hardly the implication of the ad is it? The idea given is that dude/dudette has simply walked into the dealership and plonked down the readdies.

And maybe that big bow on the car means that the giver is taking care of the payments.  I would hope so, anyway :)

I'm still socking the bastard: "Wow! Saddling me with a whole set of new insurance paperwork to fill out , god I love you ::)"

I don't take too kindly to big presents overmuch. :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on November 20, 2007, 03:06:17 PM
I don't take too kindly to big presents overmuch. :D

Well!  I was going to buy you a private plane, but now I shan't.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 20, 2007, 03:07:02 PM
Good, I'd have to fill out paperwork with the FAA  :angry:

 :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on November 20, 2007, 03:42:33 PM
Do you mean the taxes?  Because actually some non-uber-wealthy people do pay cash for a car to avoid the interest on the payments-- they just save and save until they can afford it.  And maybe that big bow on the car means that the giver is taking care of  the payments.  I would hope so, anyway :)


A friend of mine did that!  I was like... "Oooh that's why you were so cheap these past few years" ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 30, 2007, 11:32:37 AM
Any add for Esurance.

Why would I buy car insurance from someone just becouse they have cute cartoon?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on November 30, 2007, 11:41:43 AM
Any add for Esurance.

Why would I buy car insurance from someone just becouse they have cute cartoon?!

A sentiment shared by quite a few in this forum.  :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 02:32:54 PM
The Verizon Christmas commercial....

With these three spoiled brats standing in the backyard of one of the home of one of them and they're talking about the pony that she got....

And this snotty little recipient is clearly not happy.  Standing there all bitchy with her arms crossed, Coveting the phones that the other two got....

Yeah, she's way too old for a pony.  These girls must be at least 15.   That age you get them a horse if you're going that route.  So, Stupid Parents.

But then they keep showing the pony, tied to the dog house.  It keeps gnawing at the roof of the dog house and snorting and complaining.

This is meant to make the pony appear to be mean.  My first reaction is "HOW ABOUT FEEDING IT, YOU STUPID T**TS!  Maybe, try to make friends with it instead of just staring at it?  It could be as disgusted with the situation as you are..."

The last lines are "Does he bite?"......"Yeah!"

Well, duh!   At that point, I want to bite them too!

Making an animal look bad and a bunch of kids that you want to smack upside the head with an axe....really puts me into the Christmas Spirit.   ::)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 02, 2007, 02:38:15 PM
Wow, I'm glad I haven't seen that commercial yet.  Hopefully I can get through the season without it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 02:42:39 PM
Wow, I'm glad I haven't seen that commercial yet.  Hopefully I can get through the season without it.

I think I'm seeing your share all today....

(BTW, why is it that digital cable never freezes up during the commercials....only the shows?   :angry:)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 02, 2007, 02:57:09 PM
Same reason they don't do weather-interruptions during commercials. :)

But, I thought the picture freezing up was something they couldn't control....

You mean they've been lying?   :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on December 02, 2007, 03:27:23 PM
... duh. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on December 02, 2007, 07:59:21 PM
Those fawning "He frackin went to Jarad" commercials are getting more numerous and more cloying.   Can we ban them?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on December 02, 2007, 08:06:05 PM
Wow, I'm glad I haven't seen that commercial yet.  Hopefully I can get through the season without it.

I think I'm seeing your share all today....

(BTW, why is it that digital cable never freezes up during the commercials....only the shows?   :angry:)

And this is why I was very glad to have a DVR when I had digital cable.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 02, 2007, 09:43:36 PM
Okay, the commercials they play over the intercom at my place of work (Kmart) are getting increasingly annoying.  Today, they started playing these commercials that are supposedly from real Kmart employees.  I guess they're supposed to fool you into thinking that they're from employees that actually work at the Kmart you're shopping in.  Of course, if that were true, you'd think I would have met one of them by now.

Anyway, the commercials featuring the female "employees" are the most annoying, because they all begin the exact same way, with no variation.  They all start out by saying, "Happy Holidays.  My name is (name of female employee here), and I work in the (name of department she works in here) department, and I just wanted to take a moment to personally tell you about some of the great deals we have going on in the (repeat name of department she works in here) department..."

The worst one, though, is the one from the guy in charge of candy and the seasonal department.  For him, they apparently decided that the best approach is to try to intimidate people into buying candy.  I mean, he never says so, but you can tell that his basic message is "Buy some goddamn candy, or I will come to your house and I will pick up your dog and rip his legs off."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 03, 2007, 05:15:37 AM
The worst one, though, is the one from the guy in charge of candy and the seasonal department.  For him, they apparently decided that the best approach is to try to intimidate people into buying candy.  I mean, he never says so, but you can tell that his basic message is "Buy some goddamn candy, or I will come to your house and I will pick up your dog and rip his legs off."

Are you freaking serious?!?!?!?!

I never go to KMart (sorry, got tired of only one register in the whole store being open) but if I heard that I'd raise hell just before I left and never came back....

Don't they think kids are in the store?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on December 03, 2007, 05:33:30 AM
I haven't seen any commercials for it, but they're using Family Guy to advertise sandwiches at Subway.
On one poster, you have Jared's gly face representing the Subway Diet, and on the other you have Peter Griffin, the representitive of unhealthy fat white American men everywhere.
?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: darthtron on December 03, 2007, 08:22:10 AM
I haven't seen any commercials for it, but they're using Family Guy to advertise sandwiches at Subway.
On one poster, you have Jared's gly face representing the Subway Diet, and on the other you have Peter Griffin, the representitive of unhealthy fat white American men everywhere.
?

what is  up with that???

Do they want to advertise/advocate good health or not???

Come on SubWay make up you mind!!!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: darthtron on December 03, 2007, 08:55:32 AM
No, they want to make people eat their sandwiches.  If that means contradictory "messages," I think they're fin with that. :)

sad isn't, it
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 03, 2007, 05:40:16 PM
It's called "Covering all your bases"...

Probably found out that a good number of people ID Subway with "healthy" and "diet".  That people who don't care (like guys) go to Quiznos or something instead.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MikeKz on December 03, 2007, 05:53:35 PM
I hate the commercials for the Visa Check Card.  I don't like the whole "assembly line" style of consumerism that is depicted in those commercials.  It's everyone in some sort of synchronization, getting something and quickly paying for it by merely swiping their Visa check card.  Then, someone decides to pay with cash, and suddenly the whole system is interrupted. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 03, 2007, 05:58:29 PM
I hate the commercials for the Visa Check Card.  I don't like the whole "assembly line" style of consumerism that is depicted in those commercials.  It's everyone in some sort of synchronization, getting something and quickly paying for it by merely swiping their Visa check card.  Then, someone decides to pay with cash, and suddenly the whole system is interrupted.

Yeah...the whole Humanity-as-Automaton thing in those creep me out, too.

And the underlying Elitist message....that only people who wear out their credit cards belong out in public.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2007, 06:18:34 PM
Plus it's bollocks credit cards are never less hassle than cash for the shop. If the shop is small enough it's a bleeding bind to have to pay the monthy processing/equipment rental fee.

Oh and in that one set in N'awlins where the non card carrying offender is the big wealthy jessie type, cut that crap out right now: Admittedly in this day and age it would be surprising to find anyone without a credit card but an effete east coast/old southern money* patrician?


* because I'm not entirely sure which rich white stereotype they're going for there.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 03, 2007, 06:25:47 PM
Oh and in that one set in N'awlins where the non card carrying offender is the big wealthy jessie type, cut that crap out right now: Admittedly in this day and age it would be surprising to find anyone without a credit card but an effete east coast/old southern money* patrician?

* because I'm not entirely sure which rich white stereotype they're going for there.

I think it's a swing at "old fashion thinking"   ::)

And you site the problem it is for the stores....

Seriously watch those commercials where all these people have to do it swipe the card once (yeah, that always happens  ::)), never wait for the connection to their main computer to verify the card and the amount and then they never sign!

If life was like that, I guess they'd have a bit of a point...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2007, 06:29:31 PM
See that might work in England, but I don't think anywhere makes Chip and Pin work in the US.

Of course I speak as somebody who left England before C&P was rolled out and only has US credit cards so I might have entirely the wrong impression of how that works.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on December 03, 2007, 06:43:27 PM
Ditto on the credit card commercials.  You don't need to pay 22% interest on a cup of fuckin coffee. 

And I'm gonna say any company who changes the lyrics to an annoying Christmas carol to sell there product is on my shit list.  Garmin I'm looking at you. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2007, 11:08:19 PM
To be fair, those commercials are for debit cards, not credit cards, thus no interest (unless you're an idiot and end up with overdrafts and massive fees) but also to be fair, I've always hated those ads for the message they're sending.  Okay so I like paying with cash, don't give me the freaking stinkeye, wait in line like a good little automaton and like it!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 04, 2007, 05:36:27 AM
: Admittedly in this day and age it would be surprising to find anyone without a credit card but an effete east coast/old southern money* patrician?


You know, in my life time (22 years) 3 noteworthy things have yet to happen:

1. I've never been stung by a bee
2. I've never bought anything from Starbucks, I've only used their ladies room
3. I don't have a credit card

My boyfriend is on me right now to sign up for one so I can start paying off my student loans in 6 months but I really don't want to.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 04, 2007, 05:46:30 AM
hm

1: Me neither (wasps sure and other nasty things but never a bee)
2. I've been given free things from Starbucks but I've never given them money
3. Your boyf is correct. a credit card is a very useful thing to have as long as you use it sensibly.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 05:47:24 AM
: Admittedly in this day and age it would be surprising to find anyone without a credit card but an effete east coast/old southern money* patrician?


You know, in my life time (22 years) 3 noteworthy things have yet to happen:

1. I've never been stung by a bee
2. I've never bought anything from Starbucks, I've only used their ladies room
3. I don't have a credit card

Three things we have in common (although I've never been in a Starbucks ladies room).

And I just wish I was 22.   :'(
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 04, 2007, 05:50:16 AM
3. Your boyf is correct. a credit card is a very useful thing to have as long as you use it sensibly.

Okay, I have a debit card with my checking account.  And those are worth having.

Amazing the stuff you can get cheaper - or just plain can't find in stores - with one of those online.

I wouldn't have half my DVD collection without Deep Discount's Semi-Annual 20% off sales and some of their "Buy 2 get One Free" sales....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 04, 2007, 05:54:22 AM
I haven't seen any commercials for it, but they're using Family Guy to advertise sandwiches at Subway.
On one poster, you have Jared's gly face representing the Subway Diet, and on the other you have Peter Griffin, the representitive of unhealthy fat white American men everywhere.
?

This commercial has also led me to believe that Family Guy isn't funny if it can't be offensive.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 04, 2007, 06:02:01 AM
3. Your boyf is correct. a credit card is a very useful thing to have as long as you use it sensibly.

Okay, I have a debit card with my checking account.  And those are worth having.

Yeah, I do have a debit card linked to my checking and a separate savings, but I think I'm going to have to get a credit card and pay off small things to build some good standing.

Know what commercials I HATE?!  High fashion commercials for perfume, like Calvin Klein or Deisel or whatever - everyone stands around all wispy and not talking, enjoying their loveliness, and I assume how good everyone smells.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 04, 2007, 06:05:29 AM
What I hate are the commercials that you have to wait until the very end to find out what they're even selling, and it still doesn't make sense.  I saw one that was a still frame of a garage band with text on the screen talking about their "career" in music and how they'd never been paid for a gig or whatever.  The ad was for Converse shoes.  WTF?

Converse, the official shoe of loser transient musicians.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ChrisHanel on December 04, 2007, 06:07:27 AM
Oh yeah, I just saw that one. I was playing the game of trying to guess what the commerical was for. I kept waiting for the title card, "They were killed by a drunk driver who was leaving their show."

"Don't drink and drive."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 04, 2007, 12:01:35 PM
OK anyone out there with Yahoo mail seen the same annoying ad I have?

It's for some computer game or other but it features a hefty girl in jodhpurs and riding jacket and a crop (you know ad people not every equestrian woman is a Gorg, most as utterly smoking). Anyway she berates you about some sort of video game but the really annoying thing is i cannot get the damn thing to go without logging out. I don't mind there being ads but ones that I cannot switch off and which obscure the screen annoy the living crap out of me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 04, 2007, 04:14:15 PM
What I hate are the commercials that you have to wait until the very end to find out what they're even selling, and it still doesn't make sense.  I saw one that was a still frame of a garage band with text on the screen talking about their "career" in music and how they'd never been paid for a gig or whatever.  The ad was for Converse shoes.  WTF?

Converse, the official shoe of loser transient musicians.

That's cuz Converses are, like totally indie and people who where them because a commercial tells them they're indie aren't fake at all.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on December 04, 2007, 05:07:43 PM
I hate ANY commercial that changes the words of a song.  One Elvis classic was ruined for me forever by some pet food company.

Love me tender
Love me sweet
Feed me Tender Chunks...


Now that I'm reading that as an adult, its doubly disturbing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on December 04, 2007, 05:25:11 PM
She's got legs! She knows how to use them. Sheer(R) Energy legs...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 04, 2007, 11:48:51 PM
Every single smokeshop add I hear on the radio does that, they're always playing around with some stupid song, sung badly, but made about pipes and glass and detox tea.  Oi.

Why don't they just be honest.  Open a smokeshop called "We can sell you everything but the pot"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 05, 2007, 05:11:47 AM
Every single smokeshop add I hear on the radio does that, they're always playing around with some stupid song, sung badly, but made about pipes and glass and detox tea.  Oi.

Why don't they just be honest.  Open a smokeshop called "We can sell you everything but the pot"

They can actually advertise where you live?

Here (in Facist Fort Lauderdale) they keep a VERY low profile.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 05, 2007, 05:44:06 AM
Every single smokeshop add I hear on the radio does that, they're always playing around with some stupid song, sung badly, but made about pipes and glass and detox tea.  Oi.

Why don't they just be honest.  Open a smokeshop called "We can sell you everything but the pot"

They can actually advertise where you live?

Here (in Facist Fort Lauderdale) they keep a VERY low profile.

Haha, I once saw a great stand up act from Matt Besser, 1/3rd of Upright Citizens Brigade.  He was talking about how the whole "FOR TOBACCO USE ONLY" sign is completely ridiculous, because they openly sell bongs and whatnot.  They might as well put signs in gun shops that say "NOT FOR MURDER". Haha :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 05, 2007, 06:29:33 PM
Every single smokeshop add I hear on the radio does that, they're always playing around with some stupid song, sung badly, but made about pipes and glass and detox tea.  Oi.

Why don't they just be honest.  Open a smokeshop called "We can sell you everything but the pot"

They can actually advertise where you live?

Here (in Facist Fort Lauderdale) they keep a VERY low profile.

So far I've lived in near Dayton Ohio and near Denver Colorado, and in both you'd get radio ads for smokeshops.  Never TV, but tons of repetitive annoying radio ads.  The funniest ones were back in Dayton though, for a place called Dream Merchant, which were low-key ads with a guy named Nolan who obviously got stoned out of his mind every time he recorded.

Shoot, there's one morning show here in Denver that has a "5am salute" where the DJ takes a call, they have the caller take a hit off his bong held up to the phone (being careful not to say what's in it) then they send the guy a free cd or something.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 05, 2007, 06:51:03 PM
Every single smokeshop add I hear on the radio does that, they're always playing around with some stupid song, sung badly, but made about pipes and glass and detox tea.  Oi.

Why don't they just be honest.  Open a smokeshop called "We can sell you everything but the pot"

They can actually advertise where you live?

Here (in Facist Fort Lauderdale) they keep a VERY low profile.

So far I've lived in near Dayton Ohio and near Denver Colorado, and in both you'd get radio ads for smokeshops.  Never TV, but tons of repetitive annoying radio ads.  The funniest ones were back in Dayton though, for a place called Dream Merchant, which were low-key ads with a guy named Nolan who obviously got stoned out of his mind every time he recorded.

Shoot, there's one morning show here in Denver that has a "5am salute" where the DJ takes a call, they have the caller take a hit off his bong held up to the phone (being careful not to say what's in it) then they send the guy a free cd or something.

Amazing.

I mean, I've heard someone call up an entertaiment talk show and take a bong hit....

But that was back before Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake did the stupidest thing ever and the radio as well as the TV stations started running scared.

Before then, the ones here used to play Pink Floyd's "Money" uncensored.  Now they've even cut out the "Bull" part of that line...   :grr:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 07, 2007, 10:23:28 AM
Commercials for the Planet Earth series are really starting to wear thin. They consist of rediculously dramatic orchestral music over picturesque scenes of natural environments and wildlife, and once or twice they're pretty impressive... at about the 15th time you see it in any given day, however, it gets underwhelming and really, really repetative. If they'd gone with slightly less dramatic music it might have more milage.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 07, 2007, 02:12:20 PM
Commercials for the Planet Earth series are really starting to wear thin. They consist of rediculously dramatic orchestral music over picturesque scenes of natural environments and wildlife, and once or twice they're pretty impressive... at about the 15th time you see it in any given day, however, it gets underwhelming and really, really repetative. If they'd gone with slightly less dramatic music it might have more milage.

Haha the environment is kinda boring isn't it?

 "Nature smells!" - Final Sacrifice
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: scottrkrv on December 09, 2007, 12:27:39 AM
Ok...

Why are you people watching commericials you do not like?

I either...

1) swicth the channel when one comes on
2)watch DVDs
3) go to the bathroom/kitchen/turn off the TV and go to bed
4) go out into the real world.

Complaining about commericials you don't have to watch is like complaining about....
damn...
complaining about stupid shit you don't have to watch.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2007, 05:19:13 AM
Because we can derive a little bit of amusement by pouring derision on said commercials.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on December 09, 2007, 05:58:27 AM
I hate the commercials for COX Cable that we get here in Las Vegas.  I moved from the East Coast and I'm used to companies like Comcast who never felt the need for mascots.  'It's the cable company, deal with it'.  That should be the slogan.  But Cox apparently wanted to put a personal face on things so they came up with a mascot which is... a cartoon white guy wearing a blue shirt.  A very average looking white guy at that.  Nothing comical about him apart from the fact that his hair is a little pointy.   He looks a little like a character from The Sims.  I don't know if he has a name but it's probably 'Bob' or 'Joe'.  Seriously, why bother with a mascot if you're not going to make him funny?  You're that afraid of offending someone?  And again, this is from a company named COX.  Think of all the offensive possibilities they passed up!  I was also disappointed to learn that their pay per view service is just called On Demand and not the much more suggestive COX On Demand.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on December 09, 2007, 06:11:09 AM
I'm not sure I want to know what you want COX's mascot to be.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 09, 2007, 01:13:41 PM
I'm not sure I want to know what you want COX's mascot to be.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/KiAdi2.jpg/200px-KiAdi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2007, 01:48:35 PM
Or perhaps after he retires from being Michigan's Attorney General, Mike Cox could do the job
(http://www.michigan.gov/images/AG_Cox_133828_7.jpg)

Oddly enough in his first election for the job, his opponent was Garry Peters so the electorate had to ask themselves "Cox or Peters?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on December 09, 2007, 02:01:18 PM
Mike Cox vs Garry Peters vs Elotta Bhuttz vs Phil "Action" Batch vs Jessie Dirtypillows vs....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: valeyard on December 11, 2007, 07:00:10 PM
Commercials that have NO BUSINESS being on, when they know damn well kids will be watching.  I don't need my kids being advertised for the Victoria's secret fashion show during their cartoons.

My kids do not need to see commericials for Desperate Housewives during a football game.  (The bastards know damn well kids watch football games.  They just don't care)

My kids do NOT need to see racy commercials for Friends and who they are sleeping with this week, (and just because it''s a syndicated re-run does not mean the commercials should run during kid viewing hours)

My kids do not need to see the commericial of the guy with the big creepy smile, because he has an "enhanced male" from whatever that product is. 

So, don't give me no crap about "if you don't like what's on tv just change the channel."  You can't avoid it, because the commercials are just as bad if not worse than the shows. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 11, 2007, 07:22:23 PM
Hey, I didn't know Laura Ingram was on the Riff board ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MikeKz on December 11, 2007, 08:16:44 PM
I hate commercials for wiener medicine.  Whether it's "natural" herbal supplements or fancy pills from a drug company, they're all nasty.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LadyKenobi on December 11, 2007, 08:37:30 PM
Agreed, particularly when watching a show with members of the opposite sex WHO HAPPEN TO BE YOUR IN-LAWS.  There's no-- repeat no-- graceful way around it.  You just avoid eye contact until the game comes back on.  Augh.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on December 11, 2007, 09:03:33 PM
I hate commercials that never get around to telling you what they're advertising.

I remember one commercial showed a pill rotating in front of a blue-sky background, and it said "Here's <name that sounds like the three-headed dictator of Ganimede>, a purple pill that may interest you. Ask your doctor about <medication name>."

So I was like

WHAT?!

What does the bloody thing do? What if I do ask my doctor and he says "what do you want it for?", and I'm just standing there, feeling like a moron?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on December 11, 2007, 11:52:53 PM
It's to build suspense. You have to ask your doctor to find out! :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 12, 2007, 06:24:51 AM
On the subject of medicinal advertising, I hate the fact that all these drug commercials make it seem as though life cannot be lived without the use of their drug, and that if you do take it, you'll feel better than you've ever felt in your life!

Then they read through the astoundingly long and scary list of dangerous side-effects (every drug has 'em), and makes me wonder if any drug will ever be devoid of life-threatening side-effects.


Oh, and "Restless Legs Syndrome" is an absolute joke. One visit to a qualified Chiropractor will fix that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on December 12, 2007, 07:12:07 AM
I hate commercials that never get around to telling you what they're advertising.

I remember one commercial showed a pill rotating in front of a blue-sky background, and it said "Here's <name that sounds like the three-headed dictator of Ganimede>, a purple pill that may interest you. Ask your doctor about <medication name>."

So I was like

WHAT?!

What does the bloody thing do? What if I do ask my doctor and he says "what do you want it for?", and I'm just standing there, feeling like a moron?

Then they read through the astoundingly long and scary list of dangerous side-effects (every drug has 'em), and makes me wonder if any drug will ever be devoid of life-threatening side-effects.

That's why they don't tell you what the drug does.  If they tell you what the drug does then they have to tell you what the side effects are.  Some companies decide that their side effects are just so horrible that it would be better if they didn't tell you what the drug actually does just so that they don't have to tell you the numerous ways it will kill you. 

I can't even image what sort of awful things those pills do. "May cause tongue to blacken and fall off, dissolve liver in two days, or cause blood to spout from your anus."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on December 12, 2007, 07:19:38 AM
I can't even image what sort of awful things those pills do. "May cause tongue to blacken and fall off, dissolve liver in two days, or cause blood to spout from your anus."

And that's just what it's supposed to do!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on December 12, 2007, 07:25:38 AM
And that's just what it's supposed to do!

Exactly. That's the antidepressant pill. When blood is spurting from your orifices, you're too concerned to be sad! And your tongue has fallen out so you can't annoy other people with your whines!

HUZZAH!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: valeyard on December 12, 2007, 08:20:28 AM
Hey, I didn't know Laura Ingram was on the Riff board ;)

Thanks for the compliment!   ;D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on December 12, 2007, 09:18:19 AM
Hey, I didn't know Laura Ingram was on the Riff board ;)

Thanks for the compliment!   ;D

Well, I try   :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 12, 2007, 01:21:21 PM
qualified Chiropractor

OXYMORON ALERT!

Underqualified Opinionator?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on December 12, 2007, 01:40:12 PM
Redundant.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Beverly on December 12, 2007, 05:27:42 PM
LOL, my husband and I just don't talk about chiropractors or we will get in a HUGE fight!  Once he helped me out of some boots and immediately bent back my feet at this very painful angle, on the theory that feet "need to be cracked" after being in boots.  It might work for some people, but the whole chiropractor thing doesn't add up for me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on December 12, 2007, 08:58:10 PM
qualified Chiropractor

OXYMORON ALERT!

Damn you for beating me to it, Imrahil! Damn you TO HELL!
Title: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: Zardoz! on December 13, 2007, 01:47:13 AM
There's this commercial for this new type of credit card that has several minor variations of the same theme.

There's a business, and a lot of "cool", "smart" types, all good looking, well dressed, "hip" types are shopping in it to a musical tune, and they're all using this new credit card that they just swipe and go, do ID, no confirmation, just swipe and go.

Then along come they guy who sticks out like a neon cockroach in a peanut dish. He's either older, or balding, on not well dressed, whatever. He's obviously not "cool".

He comes up to the register and, horror or horrors!, pays with cash(!), or a regular check. Well, this just ruins everyone's day, it's just so uncool.

Everyone gives mr. uncool looks of bare tolerance, if not disdain, and he scurries off to get out of the cool people's sight lest he be subject to more contempt.

So the message is that "cool" people use this new card and "uncool" people use cash or checks.

Some people may see nothing wrong with this commercial. After all, the form of tapeworm known as advertisers have been using the "Cool people use our stuff! Nerds don't!" meme for decades, but I find there are some future possibilities with this ad that I find disturbing.

What if this is just the first step in an assault on cash? Cash is pretty nice, you know. It's hard to trace, hard to control, hard to pin down. If you pay with cash the government and corporations can't trace you very easily if they don;t have the serial numbers of your money, which is unlikely if you don't rob a bank.

I bet the government and corporations just hate cash and would like to see it eliminated. Imagine a society with no cash. You can't spend one red cent without a card of some type being swiped thru a reader linked to the computer net. In other words, you can't spend a red cent without "them" knowing where you are, what you bought and when you bought it.

I think that sucks, personally. I think they know too much as is. But of course they won't be happy until you can't fart without there being an automatic environmental impact report being filed and, probably, being subject to an environmental tax for the harm to the ozone you did.

So these new commercials try to make cash out as something "cool" people don't use. (Of course people who don't want to pay more fees to spend their own money may not use it either, but that's being intelligent, and they don't want people to be intelligent, intelligent people are harder to control. They want people to be worried about being "Cool" because cool people are easier to control. They do whatever they're told is cool.)

So eventually we get some places that only take the new system, they won't take cash or checks. It'll be places that "cool" people go, like starbuck's, at first. They'll claim it saves time and money, not having to lug cash to the back every day and instead just making everything digital.

Then, as the new system spreads like a metastasizing tumor, some places will impose a surcharge for using cash. "Well, we do have to have someone come and take it to the bank, after all, and have a safe to store it in, so it's only fair that you pay the surcharge for using it." I could see walmart doing that sometime in a decade or so...

A few of us, like me, will reject the new system to our dying breaths as we do not want the fucking system to know where, how and when we spend every cent we have so that the government can control us and the corporations can target us for computer customized advertising (Brainwashing).

I'm sure eventually they'll get around to the final phase of the war on cash, and the war on the privacy and freedom from monitoring and surveillance it makes possible. They'll finally claim that "Terrorists use cash to buy things to do bad things with because it's untraceable!" and "Anyone who doesn't want the government to be able to track how he spends every penny is a terrorist or a terrorist sympathizer!" 

Then, of course, in the holy name of NINE....ONE....ONE!!! or whatever reichstag fire they've cooked up by then, they'll make it illegal to use cash without a federally government approved ID scanned into a network that tracks how, where and when you spend every last cent you make. Sure, it'll be expensive, but you'll be the ones paying for it. Sure, it'll drive small businesses under, but that's what corporate america wants.

Next time you see an ad for one of these new credit card systems that makes it look so cool and smart to use them instead of that old, slow, dorky cash, think about what it means when you use a card like that, and where it can lead to.

Today, using things like these new wonder cards is a choice. I want to encourage as many people as possible not to use them, so it will remain a choice. If enough people get suckered into using them, the rest of us might not have a choice later on.
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: Ortega on December 13, 2007, 02:13:07 AM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: doggans on December 13, 2007, 03:27:06 AM
Yeeeeeeaaaaaah, speaking as a former cashier (aren't we all, really?), I can safely say that I hated it when people payed with credit cards, unless it was for a really large order. Slowed everything way down.

I'm reminded of the Dave Barry column where he suggests an "annoyance charge" for credit card users, based on how many people are behind you in line and similar factors.
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: Tripe on December 13, 2007, 06:09:35 AM
Ahem (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,4255.msg177140.html#msg177140)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: AmandaGal on December 13, 2007, 06:31:36 AM
I hate the pharmaceutical ads too.  People actually do ask their doctor or pharmacist about them and a lot of doctors cave in and give them what they "demand."  The hell? He went to medical school for 4 years, did as many years of a residency and probably has been in practice for a while and you're telling him what to give you?

If they don't do it, patients think they're bad doctors and go elsewhere. I actually had one guy pick up a prescription and when he saw the drug was just under $10, he demanded me switch him to something better.  Something better? Funny, all the lit says that this one is just as good as the "repacked" $120 one, but no, he ended up on a fancy-schmancy name brand.  It's what he wanted.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 13, 2007, 07:28:21 AM
Chiropractors are as reliable and logical as astrologers.

Unfortunately, that is somewhat true, unless you go to a Chiropractor who practices the method called "Gonstead". It is far more accurate and requires much more study than any other form of Chiropractic, and I can personally attest to its quality.
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: Zardoz! on December 13, 2007, 07:53:27 PM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 13, 2007, 08:01:05 PM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?

That's why I never shop at those stores that insist on you having a "store card" to get their sale prices.  They make note of everything you buy.

I even heard a woman interviewed by George Nori who said that manufacturers were working with stores to have chips put into the soles of shoes that can be traced with sensors in floors of stores and malls that can track where people go and in what order.   I take a lot of what I hear on there with a grain of salt but more and more of what she talked about when it comes to surveillance has come true.
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: RoninFox on December 14, 2007, 04:19:26 AM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?

That's why I never shop at those stores that insist on you having a "store card" to get their sale prices.  They make note of everything you buy.

I even heard a woman interviewed by George Nori who said that manufacturers were working with stores to have chips put into the soles of shoes that can be traced with sensors in floors of stores and malls that can track where people go and in what order.   I take a lot of what I hear on there with a grain of salt but more and more of what she talked about when it comes to surveillance has come true.

That's one reason when I do go to Safeway (which does have those discount cards) I use the card the cashier gave me, that was really just out of a box full of lost cards.   :D  Otherwise I'd never want to use it.  So now nothing I do traces to me, and I'm making their info about the original owner incorrect.  If anyone asks there I'm "Mr. Beeson"
Title: Re: A commercial that really disturbs me, and it should disturb you...
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 14, 2007, 06:09:28 AM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?

That's why I never shop at those stores that insist on you having a "store card" to get their sale prices.  They make note of everything you buy.

I even heard a woman interviewed by George Nori who said that manufacturers were working with stores to have chips put into the soles of shoes that can be traced with sensors in floors of stores and malls that can track where people go and in what order.   I take a lot of what I hear on there with a grain of salt but more and more of what she talked about when it comes to surveillance has come true.

Too much paranoia for me!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: AmandaGal on December 14, 2007, 09:49:35 AM
Is what you're buying at the grocery store really interesting enough for the CIA to be monitoring it?

If so, remind me not to be your neighbor.  I'm not in to house explosions. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 14, 2007, 09:53:31 AM
I hate all those video game adds that don't show you any videos of the game being played,they just show some people acting weird and then at the very end they tell you the add was for a video game.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Minnesota on December 14, 2007, 10:11:03 AM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?

That's why I never shop at those stores that insist on you having a "store card" to get their sale prices.  They make note of everything you buy.

I even heard a woman interviewed by George Nori who said that manufacturers were working with stores to have chips put into the soles of shoes that can be traced with sensors in floors of stores and malls that can track where people go and in what order.   I take a lot of what I hear on there with a grain of salt but more and more of what she talked about when it comes to surveillance has come true.

Too much paranoia for me!!

'just because you're paranoid, don't mean their not after you ;)

Spy budget, at $43.5 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN3020622720071030
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ranika on December 14, 2007, 10:32:28 AM
Any ad for food that offers only vague platitudes about how good it is but won't tell me the exact composition of the food. Insurance commercials cause they scare the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 15, 2007, 03:02:31 PM
'just because you're paranoid, don't mean their not after you ;)

Spy budget, at $43.5 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN3020622720071030

Add to that the increase in spending on shredding services used by this current Administration....

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/12/bush-secret-shredding-soars.php (http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/12/bush-secret-shredding-soars.php)

Oh...sorry...I forgot.   I'm not suppose to bring up anything political.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 01, 2008, 03:25:17 PM
Anyone seen a stupid insurance ad telling everyone to "get in the pool"?  Man that thing is stupid, annoying, and long....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on January 02, 2008, 11:38:44 AM
Anyone seen the commercial... I think it's for American Airlines, where this guy and girl are gossiping about a co-worker who got promoted ahead of them?  And they make absolutely no effort to connect anything the people are saying to American Airlines.  It just shows these two people badmouthing their co-worker, then it shows the American Airlines logo.  What the hell?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 02, 2008, 01:51:36 PM
I'm pretty sure American Airline's previous slogan was "Want to get away?" as in "want to hop on a plane and temporarily escsape your nightmare existance?". If they assume that everyone in America has memorized that fact, maybe they just cut the part where they say their slogan out and skipped right to their logo to try and look edgy and modern.

As predicted, ads for jewelers and diamond-hawkers have dried up completely now that Christmas is over. There aren't enough sneers in the world to show my contempt for their industry.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on January 02, 2008, 02:56:47 PM
I think Southwest (not AA) is probably working on some sort of lame story arc....... like we are supposed to care about the sales man on performance enhancers (e.g. Southwest).

The "wanna get away" ads were great.    I loved the one with the woman snooping in the medicine cabinet and the shelves fall out.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on January 02, 2008, 03:26:20 PM
I liked it better when Southwest just focussed on the animals they paint on their planes for a quick joke before they brought up prices.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on January 03, 2008, 11:12:03 AM
How about the ads from the local Ambulance chasers.  In Wisconsin we have Habish, Habish and Rottier.  I see at least 4 adds a day on various cable channels.  If I ever need a lawyer, I don't think I'll be picking one that airs there commercials during the 3 am re-run of Sportscenter. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on January 03, 2008, 01:43:27 PM
I think its hilarious that I can see the same bad lawyer commercial in three different states, just with a different firm name at the end.  The one I'm thinking of has a couple execs in a room talking about some kind of injury case against them.  They're shot in black and white, so you know they're EVIL!  One of them asks the other who's representing the victim.  In Ohio when I watched it, the camera cut away from evil exec one who answered "JIM GIESENFELD!!"  *Dramatic chord* the camera would then cut back to evil exec one as evil exec two said back "Jim Giesenfeld?  Lets settle this one."  So the last half of the ad, you never saw the mouth moving of the actor currently speaking.  This is because they sold this ad to as many lawyers in different areas as possible, and they just dub in a new name when needed.   ;D

I've also seen lawyers that can turn into CGI tigers and "The Strong Arm" who can pound his name into steel with his bare fist.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 03, 2008, 06:17:22 PM
If I ever need a lawyer, I don't think I'll be picking one that airs there commercials during the 3 am re-run of Sportscenter.

Most people with jobs can't stay up and watch 3am reruns of anything....   So, the possiblity that these are people that are home because they can't work.  Meaning they might need an ambulance chaser  a lawyer.

That's why - if you're ever been home sick and tune past "Jerry Springer" - they're advertising the Medical Transcription/DeVry-type schools because they have a big audience of the unemployed.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on January 03, 2008, 06:25:38 PM
Yeah, I work nights and so I see tv at 11:00pm and 1am on my breaks.  Job training and sex lines and not much else being advertised.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on January 04, 2008, 03:08:37 PM
Reminds me of some commercials I had to put on the computer at the radio station.  It was for a wine called "Corbett Canyon".  (Not sure if it's any relation to Bill, but if it is, moderators, could you ask Mike to punch him really hard on the arm for me?)  The commercials all involved smartass preppy upper-middle-class types talking to each other about how good Corbett Canyon is.  They were so disgusting and obnoxious.  The worst part is when the people would say the name of the wine, they would repeat it as though they were trying to do an echo effect despite having never heard an actual echo themselves, and all they had to go by were what other people had told them echoes sound like.  So they'd say "Corbett Canyon canyon canyon" and then laugh that pretentious laugh that only preppy upper-middle-class-types can laugh.  God, I wanted to punch something after hearing those commercials.

P.S. Seriously, if Bill Corbett is in any way responsible for those commercials or the wine they endorse, have Mike give him a good kick in the shins.
I remember the radio commercials as being even worse.  Since they couldn't show you the product, they resorted to repeatedly reusing the gag of having the last name of the company echo over and over, ad nauseum (canyon... canyon...anyon... on...)  about 3 or 4 times in a 30 second spot...

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Now, unless you're Elvis or Oprah,nobody pays for a car outright there are always payments.

Do you mean the taxes?  Because actually some non-uber-wealthy people do pay cash for a car to avoid the interest on the payments-- they just save and save until they can afford it.  And maybe that big bow on the car means that the giver is taking care of  the payments.  I would hope so, anyway :)

Don't forget the auto unions ,either.  Back in '76 my parents bought a brand new Chrysler Cordoba, which at that time was considered a mid-sized luxury car.  The sticker price was $5,000...

Any add for Esurance.

Why would I buy car insurance from someone just becouse they have cute cartoon?!

A sentiment shared by quite a few in this forum.  :)
I just wish they'd stay off their ever present soapbox about 'mother earth'  When it's just a scam to sell more insurance, 'cause logicaly, if you took it to heart and carpooled and such, their would be fewer cars n the road, and by extension, fewer people needing car insurance, and less profits for them. The One commercial with the mad scientist and the Erin clones was alright, but the one I really hate is the one that harps about CO2 emissions.  If they at least pretended to care enough about the environment to do a little research, I wouldn't mind so much, it's just that they're being so transparent about it.  As far as the threat of CO2...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/131232/global_warming_carbon_dioxide_and_methane.html (http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/131232/global_warming_carbon_dioxide_and_methane.html)
(I apologize, as I have posted this before in a previous rant)

Quote
"Another interesting fact to digest: .036% of the atmosphere is carbon dioxide. To paraphrase: Of 100,000 molecules in the atmosphere, only 36 of them are carbon dioxide. Can you really believe that these 36 carbon dioxide molecules among 99,964 are the source of most of our problems?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 04, 2008, 03:43:35 PM
Ok how about those "You Heard us first on radio" travesties.

My particular most loathed is the one featuring Alicia Keys. You know for a girl who's apparently is quite bright, she has no idea where to put emphasis to make a point.

"Before you knew my over night success was seven years in the making!"

WTF? I think you meant

"Before you knew my over night success was seven years in the making!"

ya dumb ivory tinkling broad.

The Madonna one is also fecking irksome, she didn't invent MTV, the man whose mum invented Liquid Paper did.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on January 04, 2008, 03:45:59 PM
this is the credit card companies line of b.s.  Most stores pefer cash instead of checks and credit cards.  What most people don't understand is that stores that do have a handy-dandy swipe and pay, or some kind of card-swipe terminal, have to pay a licensing fee and equipment rental to have it in their stores, which is really more for the consumer than the store.  Don't freak out.  Like i said, this is the CREDIT CARD telling you its hip and cool and faster to use their scanning card, neglecting the fact that most stores ask for a photo I.D. when you pay with a card, regardless wheter or not its "swipe and pay"and if its a Credit card and not a debit card, they also make you sign a recipet to put on file, so the illusion crumbles when reality sets in.  It will be a long time before we become a cashless society.

The fact that i hear a whole multitude of people from all walks of life start to bitch about those commercials, gives me a bit of optimism.

I still bet that the government, especially the one we have now, would love to get rid of that icky old untraceable cash and replace it with something that let them know how, when and where you spent every last cent.

You think they give half a fuck what effect it would have on the public?

That's why I never shop at those stores that insist on you having a "store card" to get their sale prices.  They make note of everything you buy.

I even heard a woman interviewed by George Nori who said that manufacturers were working with stores to have chips put into the soles of shoes that can be traced with sensors in floors of stores and malls that can track where people go and in what order.   I take a lot of what I hear on there with a grain of salt but more and more of what she talked about when it comes to surveillance has come true.

Too much paranoia for me!!
seconded.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on January 04, 2008, 03:55:49 PM
'just because you're paranoid, don't mean their not after you ;)

Spy budget, at $43.5 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN3020622720071030

Add to that the increase in spending on shredding services used by this current Administration....

http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/12/bush-secret-shredding-soars.php (http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/12/bush-secret-shredding-soars.php)

Oh...sorry...I forgot.   I'm not suppose to bring up anything political.
Um, one question, if  this is*shhh* secret*shhh* shredding, how is it that we can believe these numbers are accurate?  I mean the story itself, admits that that the organization tracking these expenditures is 'spanking new'' (their words, not mine)  I mean for example:

1.) How can they give a reasonable representation of shredding expenditures that took place before they existed?

2.) Since anyone who believes this invariably also believes that all politicians are liars, how can they assume that any administration, past or present, is giving them the actual *shhh* secret *shhh* shreddding?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 04, 2008, 06:19:10 PM
I hate this blond, wild-eyed woman in these new Nutrasystem spots!  Got nothing to do with jealousy....she's just SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!!!!!

And I don't believe she was fat anymore than most of these people on these modern weight loss spots.  It's too easy to photoshop these pics.

The Madonna one is also fecking irksome, she didn't invent MTV, the man whose mum invented Liquid Paper did.

Don't get me wrong.....you gotta love Papa Nez.  But he learned 90% of what he knows about TV and video from Rafelson and the other guys while working on "The Monkees".

I mean, the little musical bits seperate from the plots to feature songs from their albums....you could say those were the genesis of MTV.  First one I remember that was a real "music video" was the one where the other three were chasing Peter through the catwalks in the studio...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 04, 2008, 06:59:08 PM
I hate this blond, wild-eyed woman in these new Nutrasystem spots!  Got nothing to do with jealousy....she's just SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!!!!!

And I don't believe she was fat anymore than most of these people on these modern weight loss spots.  It's too easy to photoshop these pics.

Is she the one who says "I'm not a model, I just happen to look like one"?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 04, 2008, 07:06:01 PM
I hate this blond, wild-eyed woman in these new Nutrasystem spots!  Got nothing to do with jealousy....she's just SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!!!!!

And I don't believe she was fat anymore than most of these people on these modern weight loss spots.  It's too easy to photoshop these pics.

Is she the one who says "I'm not a model, I just happen to look like one"?

Yes....  That's the one. >:D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on January 04, 2008, 07:08:30 PM
Didn't know models had crunchy bleached blonde hair and eyes far enough apart to drive a semi between, but I'll be sure to remember that in the future.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 04, 2008, 07:35:58 PM
The Madonna one is also fecking irksome, she didn't invent MTV, the man whose mum invented Liquid Paper did.

Don't get me wrong.....you gotta love Papa Nez.  But he learned 90% of what he knows about TV and video from Rafelson and the other guys while working on "The Monkees".

I mean, the little musical bits seperate from the plots to feature songs from their albums....you could say those were the genesis of MTV.  First one I remember that was a real "music video" was the one where the other three were chasing Peter through the catwalks in the studio...

Oh yes I know but he still has a better claim than Bay City's finest. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 05, 2008, 04:20:22 PM
The Madonna one is also fecking irksome, she didn't invent MTV, the man whose mum invented Liquid Paper did.

Don't get me wrong.....you gotta love Papa Nez.  But he learned 90% of what he knows about TV and video from Rafelson and the other guys while working on "The Monkees".

I mean, the little musical bits seperate from the plots to feature songs from their albums....you could say those were the genesis of MTV.  First one I remember that was a real "music video" was the one where the other three were chasing Peter through the catwalks in the studio...

Oh yes I know but he still has a better claim than Bay City's finest. :)
Do you mean Madonna?  Cuz I wouldn't call her anything's finest.

She stole her look from Monroe, her only good songs were because of Stephen Bray's input and the only two times she came even close to "acting" was when she played sluts and users (Desperately Seeking Susan, A League of Their Own) so it wasn't much of a stretch.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 05, 2008, 04:26:07 PM
Have any of you seem the new mountain Dew add where they talk about how the planet is now run by Evil Mega corperations,so you should drink MD to strike a blow for freedom?

Last time I checked Mountain Dew was made by the Pepsi company,one of the largest companies on earth!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 05, 2008, 04:29:31 PM
Have any of you seem the new mountain Dew add where they talk about how the planet is now run by Evil Mega corperations,so you should drink MD to strike a blow for freedom?

Last time I checked Mountain Dew was made by the Pepsi company,one of the largest companies on earth!!

Well, they would know then, wouldn't they?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on January 05, 2008, 04:30:27 PM
yeah, but Pepsi is the GOOD Mega Corporation, they're fighting to bring down the wicked Coke Empire.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 05, 2008, 04:37:46 PM
yeah, but Pepsi is the GOOD Mega Corporation, they're fighting to bring down the wicked Coke Empire.

Yeah, right.

And you gotta love these products that pitch themselves as "Be a rebel by doing exactly what (we tell you) everyone else does!" - which is use our stuff.   >:(
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on January 05, 2008, 10:31:13 PM
I want to be a rebel, just like everyone else.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on January 07, 2008, 01:29:48 PM
I think if you want to be a true non-conformist, you should dress like a yuppie and play easy-listening music.  No one would expect it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 07, 2008, 01:35:15 PM
I have not laughed this hard in days.

I just got the image in my head of an army of yeppie rebels roaming the streets.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 07, 2008, 06:50:12 PM
"I'm so bohemian, like you"  -  The Dandy Warhols

As I went out one evenin' down Columbus Avenue
All the sushi bars were shuttered, dark cantinas too
And I stood there in the darkness,as an empty cab rolled by
Then all at once I heard the sound of yuppies in the sky

Then the herd came down Columbus, for as far as I could see
All the men were wearing Polo, and the women wore Esprit
Each yuppie had a Walkman and as each one passed me by
I saw their sad expressions and I heard their mournful cry

Chorus:
Condos for sale, condos to buy, yuppies in the sky

Each one was wearing running shoes upon the ghostly deck
And each one had a cotton sweater wrapped around the neck
They all held out their credit cards and tried in vain to buy
But not a store was open to the yuppies in the sky.

(Chorus)

(The yuppie-i-o)
I've seen them in commercials sailin' boats and playin' ball
Pourin' beer for one another cryin', "Why not have it all?"
Now I saw the ghostly progress as the winds around me blew
Till I, I felt the urge to purchase a BMW

(Chorus)

All the salad bars were empty, all the Quiche Lorraine was gone
I heard the yuppies crying as they vanished in the dawn
Calling brand names to each other, as they faded from my view
They'll be networking forever down Columbus Avenue
(Move those mini-vans out!)


- "Yuppies In the Sky" by Tom Paxton
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: OTC316 on January 09, 2008, 09:24:42 PM
just thought of another one. Those c-a-l-l-a-t-t commercials with David Arquette. Those commercials came straight from Satan's bottom. He wore that crappy sweatshirt with the big touch-tone buttons on it, yelling "dial down the center!". I wanted to go up to him and dial down the center of his chest with a goddamn brick.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on January 10, 2008, 02:30:32 PM
Pretty much any of the "D-List celeb surprises you and tells you to dial a number" ads were puke inducing for me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on January 10, 2008, 05:40:10 PM
I hate this blond, wild-eyed woman in these new Nutrasystem spots!  Got nothing to do with jealousy....she's just SO FREAKING ANNOYING!!!!!!

And I don't believe she was fat anymore than most of these people on these modern weight loss spots.  It's too easy to photoshop these pics.

They don't photoshop the pics.  They look for people who normally did a ton of exercise who got bigger do to being laid up in the hospital from traffic accidents or surgeries.  Then when they are able they resume their normal workout schedules and lose the wait.  The weight loss companies pay them to just eat there food so they can claim responsibility for the weight loss.  No wonder it's "Results not typical." 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: stansimpson on January 18, 2008, 08:21:50 AM
There's 30 pages here so somebody may have mentioned this, but I'd say ANY commercial (aside from movie previews) that plays before a movie.  Be sure to tell your kids, "Back in my day (i.e. 10 years ago), there didn't used to be commercials before our movies."  Funny how full-circle things are becoming.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on January 22, 2008, 03:55:53 PM
There is this lame McDonald's commercial where a bunch of annoying stock brokers are complaining about the dollar, some other nob comes in and tells them about his $1 cheese burger then the other nobs start saying how strong the dollar is.   Then one blonde nob asks the hamburger eating nob how he is fixed for fries.   The other nob says fine.    Then a third nob says "that's cold".    The the blonde nob smiles smuggly and says something like "yeah, just checking".

WTF was so funny about asking how he was fixed for fries????????
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on January 22, 2008, 07:45:33 PM
Wow... that's one of the least effective McDonald's commercials I've seen (heard of) in a while.

I like the one where the guy w/o a double cheeseburger tells the guy with a double cheeseburger that it's better as two separate cheeseburgers, and offers to show him. When cheeseburger guy hands it over, the guy takes it and starts eating it. The 2nd guy says "I thought you were going to turn it into two cheeseburgers?" and the first guy says "That was a trick." Cute.

Or the one about English muffins... that was cute too. Not funny, not clever, not make-me-go-buy-a-hamburger... but cute.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on January 22, 2008, 07:51:01 PM
the alltel commercials really get on my bad side
I just hate them so much!!!!!
(http://www.diangy.com/filemanager/files/Pictures/GART%20-%20Alltel%20Alice.jpg) :grr:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 22, 2008, 07:57:30 PM
Ok is this just a Michigan thing. Smug Tart Comcast Ads

Some smug bint talking about how good Comscast's ohsoshittyinefficientandmercurialChristonabikehowIHATETHEMHATETHEMHATETHEM, I'm sorry Comcast's Services are. At the end of the ads I simply want to see some business news come on and tell me their stock has taken a nose dive.

I couldn't find the ads anywhere so I'm going to guess they're a MI thing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Chaos on January 22, 2008, 09:41:30 PM
Wow, Alltel still exists? I used to work for them about 12 or 13 years ago (through a 3rd party call center). Considering their business practices, I thought they would have gone under by now. :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zardoz! on January 24, 2008, 10:12:28 AM
Those new capital one commercials with the "create your own card" thing being done in ridiculous fashion are getting on my nerves...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 04, 2008, 08:48:37 PM
The one with the heart jumping out of the girls chest to quit her job, it's creepy and disgusting, glad I wasn't eating when it came on...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: stansimpson on February 04, 2008, 08:57:05 PM
The Etrade baby from the SuperBowl commercial.  It's not that I hate it as much as I hate the people that A.) Thought it was an original and brilliant idea, and B.) Found it not just funny but the funniest commercial ever.  As if "Look Who's Talking 17," Roger Rabbit's Baby Herman character, and Quizno's SuperBowl commercial never existed.  Check out the Funny Pictures thread for my feelings on this.  To the people who enjoyed the commercial, I hafta ask:  Will you laugh EVERY time a baby talks like an adult?

I can't tell the friggin difference!!!!  :angry:
Quizno's
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E*trade
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 29, 2008, 09:45:05 PM
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The most frustratingly stupid thing I've seen on TV in several months. It's like a perfect storm of bullshit.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 29, 2008, 09:49:37 PM
I can't wait for that tree to die because of all the oil and coolant leaking into the soil from the pile of cars these douchebags left there.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: almightyspaz on May 31, 2008, 03:25:58 PM
Gotta say, my most hated commercial has got to be the Six Flags ads. You know the one, Goes a little something like this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LU2yt6wOoK0

We get it, old people dancing are funny. Move on. I'd rather watch the 'help me, I've fallen and can't get up' woman than this crap. And the music. Yeah, lets bring back cheesy 90's dance music. Not
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on May 31, 2008, 08:49:01 PM
Those always creeped me out.  I think because the version I saw didn't have any narration, so the old guy's intentions were not clear upfront.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 01, 2008, 10:16:10 AM
I love those commercials, but then I like to party  :rimshot:  ;D --> :D --> :) --> :( --> :-[ --> :speechless: --> :gouge:
                                                                                                             

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 01, 2008, 10:21:29 AM
I hate the Sonic commercials. Incredibly stupid conversations from people who are the worst actors on the planet..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on June 01, 2008, 12:18:26 PM
I hate those stupid freecreditreport.com commercials.  Everytime I see one I want to punch the singer right in the face
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 01, 2008, 02:02:00 PM
The stupid ass fracking Taco Bell commerical with the two numb-nuts "rapping" about the 89 cent value menu and the HILARIOUS joke is that one of them forgot his wallet.   OMG, how fracking funny!!!

 :angry: :angry: :angry:

When your crappy fast food chain features this instead of saying how good the food is, you are a crap shack.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on June 01, 2008, 02:43:03 PM
I hate those Priceline.com commercials. D@&$ YOU for giving Shatner work!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on June 02, 2008, 07:57:38 AM
I hate those Priceline.com commercials. D@&$ YOU for giving Shatner work!

That's not funny, dude.
 
;)

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on June 02, 2008, 06:38:50 PM
cialis and viagra commercials.  Espicialy the viva viagra ones.  I hate those.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 02, 2008, 06:42:10 PM
There's a radio ad that just annoys me and I know it shouldn't. It's for Visa business, a bunch of people are talking saying "the world calls us small business owners" "but really there's nothing small about us"

Well yes tools, the "small" there is a descriptive of the businesses you own, not your importance or stature. I hope all your fictitious businesses all fold due to your inability to understand simple English.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: GLaDOS on June 04, 2008, 08:17:46 AM
I'm sick of that commercial for breath mints, or gum or something and they play this obnoxious song "kiss me again stu-stu-stu-stu-stu-stu-stu-stutterennnnnn!!!!"   Ack, that sets my ears on fire!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2008, 09:55:49 AM
I hate those Priceline.com commercials. D@&$ YOU for giving Shatner work!

How can you hate Shatner?

That's like hating Adam West or Roger Moore.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Wheaty Petestraw on June 04, 2008, 09:57:26 PM

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I hate everything about this video:
the black guy steals the dollar from the guy's couch
the blonde girl is air-headed and laughs at something that's not even funny. in fact, her whole attitude throughout the commercial sucks.
"life tastes better with KFC!" (more like "how to harden your arteries!")
the fact that it's KFC to begin with
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Queen Shadowrama on June 04, 2008, 11:16:16 PM
I really dislike those Volkswagen "Safe Happens" commercials. What idiot thought this would be a good method to sell a car? "Let's take our product and put it in a mundane, everyday situation, and then scare the crap out of our potential buyers by putting it in a horrible car accident!" Sure the people survived cause the car is so safe or whatever, but I personally don't want to visualize awful situations like that. Showing a car crashing is scary, and it certainly doesn't make me want to buy it...

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But the kind of commercials I hate the most are townie commercials. Y'know, the ones that only play in your area and are made by crappy local businesses. They get their friends who can't act to do some stupid song or say lines in the dumbest way imaginable. It just makes me say, wow, if you can't afford a decent camera and actors for your commercial, your product is likely crap and I will never, ever buy anything from you. This car dealership is what I see every day in Maryland, and I want to punch the TV when I see them!

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Ugh.


Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 05, 2008, 10:19:52 AM
Well, if that's the kind of commercial you have to deal with on a daily basis where you live, I can understand you disliking local commercials.  I myself sometimes find local commercials can have a certain charm to them.  At least local commercials are usually fairly straightforward and easy to understand.  And sometimes, if they're done right, they can actually be quite clever.  There's a series of commercials in my area that I wish I could find on youtube featuring "The Continuing Saga Of Darryl & Darlene".  Basically it's about this oblivious redneck and his smart, disaster-prone wife.  Basically the plot of each commercial is Darlene notices something wrong with their house, such as the plumbing, mentions it to Darryl and suggests they look for alternate housing, Darryl either tries unsuccessfully to fix, downplays the seriousness of, or outright denies the existance of the problem, and disaster befalls poor Darlene.  Then the announcer talks about the mobile home dealer who these commercials are for  This, without exaggeration, is probably what a script for a Darryl & Darlene ad looks like.

ANNOUNCER:  (Over title card) And now the Continuing Saga of Darryl & Darlene!
DARLENE:  Darryl, the plumbing is broken.  We need a new house.
DARRYL:  Don't worry, woman.  It'll cost less if I fix it.  (Hits pipe with sledgehammer.  Pipe comes off, and Darlene is splashed with water, getting her
                   all wet.)
DARLENE:  Dar-ryl!!!

Yes it's cheesy, but intentionally so.  And that's what makes it so brilliant.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on June 05, 2008, 03:57:12 PM
Those lame-ass CreditReport.com commercials.


HATE HATE HAAATE  :angry:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on June 05, 2008, 10:30:25 PM
Those lame-ass CreditReport.com commercials.


HATE HATE HAAATE  :angry:

Allow me to accentuate your pain:  "F-R-E-E, that spells FREE. CreditReport.com, baybeeeee!!"

 ;D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 06, 2008, 02:48:55 AM
Anything with John Madden as the spokesman.  I've hated Tinactin and Ace Hardware commercials with him in them since I was little.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 05:22:14 AM
Those lame-ass CreditReport.com commercials.


HATE HATE HAAATE  :angry:

Allow me to accentuate your pain:  "F-R-E-E, that spells FREE. CreditReport.com, baybeeeee!!"

 ;D

Did you see their ads on your T-V?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 06, 2008, 09:55:23 AM
Also did you think about going but were too lazy?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on June 06, 2008, 10:24:55 AM
Also did you think about going but were too lazy?
Those lame-ass CreditReport.com commercials.


HATE HATE HAAATE  :angry:

Allow me to accentuate your pain:  "F-R-E-E, that spells FREE. CreditReport.com, baybeeeee!!"

 ;D

Did you see their ads on your T-V?

You're all killing me!!  Gaaaah!   [dying]
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 06, 2008, 11:25:07 AM
instead of rolling fly and looking phat are you rolling off the lot in a used sub compact?

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2008, 11:29:09 AM
And you know, that sort of thing leads to one's posse being laughed at.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on June 06, 2008, 11:31:41 AM
But the kind of commercials I hate the most are townie commercials. Y'know, the ones that only play in your area and are made by crappy local businesses. They get their friends who can't act to do some stupid song or say lines in the dumbest way imaginable. It just makes me say, wow, if you can't afford a decent camera and actors for your commercial, your product is likely crap and I will never, ever buy anything from you. This car dealership is what I see every day in Maryland, and I want to punch the TV when I see them!

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Ugh.



What the.. ???

What the Hell are they sellin?! Rides or Gold Grills?! :-X
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 06, 2008, 12:35:43 PM
But the kind of commercials I hate the most are townie commercials. Y'know, the ones that only play in your area and are made by crappy local businesses. They get their friends who can't act to do some stupid song or say lines in the dumbest way imaginable. It just makes me say, wow, if you can't afford a decent camera and actors for your commercial, your product is likely crap and I will never, ever buy anything from you. This car dealership is what I see every day in Maryland, and I want to punch the TV when I see them!

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Ugh.



What the.. ???

What the Hell are they sellin?! Rides or Gold Grills?! :-X

But it IS an impressive collection of pro athlete talent.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 07, 2008, 01:31:54 AM
But the kind of commercials I hate the most are townie commercials. Y'know, the ones that only play in your area and are made by crappy local businesses. They get their friends who can't act to do some stupid song or say lines in the dumbest way imaginable. It just makes me say, wow, if you can't afford a decent camera and actors for your commercial, your product is likely crap and I will never, ever buy anything from you. This car dealership is what I see every day in Maryland, and I want to punch the TV when I see them!

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Ugh.



What the.. ???

What the Hell are they sellin?! Rides or Gold Grills?! :-X

But it IS an impressive collection of pro athlete talent.

Yeah, they should cut the number of athletes in half and put the other into actual production costs.  Might even out a little.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 07, 2008, 03:57:53 AM
instead of rolling fly and looking phat are you rolling off the lot in a used sub compact?



oh god yes, I hate those commercials just as bad as the alltel ones

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on June 07, 2008, 05:00:02 AM
The thing that I hate most about that particular credit report commercial is the idiot face he makes at the end. That smirk and head-bob makes me want to go on a smashing rampage of Godzilla proportions.

Anything with John Madden as the spokesman.  I've hated Tinactin and Ace Hardware commercials with him in them since I was little.

Ah, but the Mad TV John Madden commercials are damn funny.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on July 21, 2008, 05:08:01 PM
I hate the new Burger King commercials.  The ones for that steakhouse burger?  God, those are irritating.  Especially the fact that they keep using the word "arrogant" over and over in them.  I want to get the person that wrote those commercials a thesaurus, make them look up synonyms for arrogant, and then hit them repeatedly over the head with it.  Also, I have to question the wisdom of using such a harsh word in a commercial for a product in the first place.  Is "arrogant" really a word that Burger King wants in any way associated with their food?  It would only be slightly less effective than using the slogan "EAT AT BURGER KING, YOU WORTHLESS MORONS!!!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 22, 2008, 08:52:58 AM
The newest Listerine commercials, with the people's ugly mugs filling the screen and sloshing imaginary Listerine through their mouths. Something is said, like "how do YOU do Listerine?" And the people show off just how they slosh the stuff in their own personal way, as if that means anything to anyone but the Listerine Marketing Department. They finish up with their big mouths open going "ahh!!"

Get your UGLY FACE out of mine!!  :angry:  And shut that GAPING MAW!! I'm not a dentist!!  :grr:

UPDATE:

Oh.
My.
God.

Listerine is now allowing users to upload videos of how they rinse.

What a shocking waste of bandwidth. Funny how there's only one video so far.   ::)

http://www.listerine.com/reveal-your-rinse.jsp
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on July 22, 2008, 09:37:33 AM
Can't find a video, but the JC Penney Breakfast Club ad with the New Found Glory cover of "Don't You Forget About Me" makes me stabby.  The girl in the pink Nirvana shirt just seals it.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 22, 2008, 09:41:07 AM
Oh yeah, they showed that in the theatre just before The Dark Knight.

Me and a bloke along the row came to the same observation around the same time "In the Breakfast Club, they do all this stuff after indulging in some naughty illegality"

At the end of the ad I called out, "J C Penny, now selling clothes made from pure Hemp!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 22, 2008, 10:51:43 AM
I work at the home office of JCPenney in Plano, Texas.

I wondered myself just where they were going with the new spot. I thought it was funny that every kid in the spot probably had no idea what they were emulating, because they were not even born when The Breakfast Club was released...

But yeah, I also hate the fact that they're selling a Nirvana t-shirt to young girls, even though Nirvana sang songs like "Rape Me" and "I hate myself and I want to die"...

Not good marketing, in my book, but they are trying to cater to the young hip crowd.

JCPenney's not your mother's department store anymore.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: acoletterose on July 25, 2008, 08:46:45 AM

But yeah, I also hate the fact that they're selling a Nirvana t-shirt to young girls, even though Nirvana sang songs like "Rape Me" and "I hate myself and I want to die"...

See now... I actually thought that was hilarious. But I am rather twisted soooo...  :-\



I hate the McDonald's commercials they have out now thanking whoever invented the new sandwich. The main thing that annoys me about it is that the people in the commercial are grovelling at the feet of whoever created this new masterful sandwich when all it is is chicken on a roll with lettuce. It's not like it's a masterpiece with 20 ingredients that create some heavenly taste. They basically glorify their uncreative and less than tasty sandwich. It's nothing new with McDonald's, but this particular sandwich hype seems to be even more obnoxious than usual.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on July 27, 2008, 12:53:45 AM
God I am sooo sick of those "freecreditreport.com" commercials, I agree with the guy who said the smirking headbob at the end makes his blood boil, and they're even getting worse now with the idea that you shouldn't get married without  the approval of the corporate overlords at freecreditreport.com or you won't be able to get a good house.

I mean, HTF does HER bad credit keep HIM from being able to buy a house? And if it does, then why don't they seperate, he gets the new house and after getting it they remarry?

The commercial basically says that good credit is more important than, say, love for deciding who to marry, and that just boils me.  Now corporate approval is more important that marrying someone you love, for frak's sake!

Also I'm so sick of "the singing loser" in general it makes me want to barf. This guy seems to blame everyone else for his problems, and then sings about what a loser he is and how it's the fault of an identity thief.

Hey, singing loser! I got a song for YOU! Here's how it goes:

We're all sick of hearing, so sick of hearing 'bout what a loser you are.
We're tired of hearing you can't get a decent job or a good ca-ar.
Why don't you shut your damn mouth, just shut your damn mouth,
get a shotgun, stick it under your chin and blow your loser head off?
Smith and wesson 12 guage, baby!"     (Last line sung to the tune of "freecreditreport.com baby" complete with smirk and headbob.)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on July 27, 2008, 12:56:48 AM
I hate the new Burger King commercials.  The ones for that steakhouse burger?  God, those are irritating.  Especially the fact that they keep using the word "arrogant" over and over in them.

Seriously.

I'd like to see one where a guy's eating a steakhouse burger and some dick asks him what he did to deserve it, and the guy says "Who the hell are you that I have to justify what I'm eating to, asshole?!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 27, 2008, 04:14:49 AM
God I am sooo sick of those "freecreditreport.com" commercials, I agree with the guy who said the smirking headbob at the end makes his blood boil, and they're even getting worse now with the idea that you shouldn't get married without  the approval of the corporate overlords at freecreditreport.com or you won't be able to get a good house.

I mean, HTF does HER bad credit keep HIM from being able to buy a house? And if it does, then why don't they seperate, he gets the new house and after getting it they remarry?

The commercial basically says that good credit is more important than, say, love for deciding who to marry, and that just boils me.  Now corporate approval is more important that marrying someone you love, for frak's sake!

Also I'm so sick of "the singing loser" in general it makes me want to barf. This guy seems to blame everyone else for his problems, and then sings about what a loser he is and how it's the fault of an identity thief.

Hey, singing loser! I got a song for YOU! Here's how it goes:

We're all sick of hearing, so sick of hearing 'bout what a loser you are.
We're tired of hearing you can't get a decent job or a good ca-ar.
Why don't you shut your damn mouth, just shut your damn mouth,
get a shotgun, stick it under your chin and blow your loser head off?
Smith and wesson 12 guage, baby!"     (Last line sung to the tune of "freecreditreport.com baby" complete with smirk and headbob.)

The one that really get's me of those is he goes to buy a new car and leaves with a beat up subcompact and he is whining about it. Uh why did you buy it in the first place?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 02, 2008, 09:58:18 AM
Can't find a video, but the JC Penney Breakfast Club ad with the New Found Glory cover of "Don't You Forget About Me" makes me stabby.  The girl in the pink Nirvana shirt just seals it.



I think it's cute. Maybe the fact that I only see it in movie theatres helps.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on August 02, 2008, 10:23:52 PM
Some other commercials I hate are the ones where they attack the "individualized credit cards" with personalized pictures on them.

The first one has a guy trying to board a plane with a credit card with kittens on it, only to be seized and whisked away by security, apparelty to be given an anal probe by some big black guy. (BTW, isn't that a little racist, playing on white fears?) They don't show the guy missing his flight, being harassed and suing the airline and the airport later when he finds it was all over his credit card's picture.

The other one has this american with, I admit, a silly looking credit card and these incredibly arrogant germans sneering at it, mocking him in german with their big toothed smiles, then walking off, mocking him in german but with pleasant sounding voices. meanwhile the guy is portrayed as so dumb he doesn't even get what happened, and a "smart" woman pays for the dinner with her "looks like everyone else's" card.

I really got steamed at that commercial. I even yelled at the TV the second time I saw it with my own riff:"Hey, klaus, frau blucha! You's prefer a holographic swastika on it maybe?!" (Ok, low blow but the arrogance of those germans with their huge toothed demeaning smiles just got to me...)

Individuality is being wiped out in american society in favor of the corporate culture of conformity and compliance. I favor anything that allows a trace of individuality to exist. I support these cards and might get one if my company makes them available. If someone doesn't like it, they can bite me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 02, 2008, 10:43:16 PM
God I am sooo sick of those "freecreditreport.com" commercials, I agree with the guy who said the smirking headbob at the end makes his blood boil, and they're even getting worse now with the idea that you shouldn't get married without  the approval of the corporate overlords at freecreditreport.com or you won't be able to get a good house.

I mean, HTF does HER bad credit keep HIM from being able to buy a house? And if it does, then why don't they seperate, he gets the new house and after getting it they remarry?

The commercial basically says that good credit is more important than, say, love for deciding who to marry, and that just boils me.  Now corporate approval is more important that marrying someone you love, for frak's sake!


Also he sings the song in front of his new wife while she is washing his clothes?!

What an Asshole!!

I will tell you something my mom and Dad had to live in my grandparents house the first years they were married and they are now going on 25 years of being married and they are still in love and I have never heard them fight once.

Money isn't everything.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 03, 2008, 05:53:34 AM
Actually on that point, why does Bad Credit mean you have to work at Long John Silvers?

I understand the other ads, vaguely, bad credit can indeed mean you won't be able to finance a car or get a workable mortgage (though, as you pointed out, the mortgage doesn't have to be a joint one) but I'm not sure how bad credit forces one to take a job as a gimmick heavy fish supper joint.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 03, 2008, 06:00:42 AM

I really got steamed at that commercial. I even yelled at the TV the second time I saw it with my own riff:"Hey, klaus, frau blucha! You's prefer a holographic swastika on it maybe?!" (Ok, low blow but the arrogance of those germans with their huge toothed demeaning smiles just got to me...)


Ha-ha, I was thinking the same thing the first time I saw it too
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on August 03, 2008, 07:04:33 AM

I really got steamed at that commercial. I even yelled at the TV the second time I saw it with my own riff:"Hey, klaus, frau blucha! You's prefer a holographic swastika on it maybe?!" (Ok, low blow but the arrogance of those germans with their huge toothed demeaning smiles just got to me...)


Ha-ha, I was thinking the same thing the first time I saw it too

I knew it was crappy to make nazi cracks at germans just because they annoy you, but thhey were just so...smug and arrogant it overloaded me, glad to see I wasn't the only one there.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 03, 2008, 07:10:46 AM

I really got steamed at that commercial. I even yelled at the TV the second time I saw it with my own riff:"Hey, klaus, frau blucha! You's prefer a holographic swastika on it maybe?!" (Ok, low blow but the arrogance of those germans with their huge toothed demeaning smiles just got to me...)


Ha-ha, I was thinking the same thing the first time I saw it too

I knew it was crappy to make nazi cracks at germans just because they annoy you, but thhey were just so...smug and arrogant it overloaded me, glad to see I wasn't the only one there.

Hey, I'm half German and the douchebag level of Eva and Klaus in that ad bothered me too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 03, 2008, 07:14:36 AM
Actually on that point, why does Bad Credit mean you have to work at Long John Silvers?

I understand the other ads, vaguely, bad credit can indeed mean you won't be able to finance a car or get a workable mortgage (though, as you pointed out, the mortgage doesn't have to be a joint one) but I'm not sure how bad credit forces one to take a job as a gimmick heavy fish supper joint.

yeah last time I check employers didn't check your credit report so why did he have to take that job?

Do people with bad credit get kicked out of high school ?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: stansimpson on August 03, 2008, 02:12:00 PM
That Pizza Hut commercial advertising those chocolate dunkers is awful.  :grr:  The lady has the worst fake French accent I've ever heard, on tv or real life.  I'm pretty sure there's footage on some editor's floor covered in takes of customers laughing at either that lady's accent, the smugness of "In yo' face, it's Pizza Hut, sucker!" or both.  Btw, I googled "chocolate dunkers french" to see which chain was selling them; the 4th entry is Commercials I Hate Forums.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 03, 2008, 03:52:07 PM
I hate that Hardee's commercial with the "Fake Restaurant, 'Real' People" thing.  I'm supposed to believe that they somehow went to the trouble of creating an entire fictional restaurant just to fake people into thinking they're getting food from somewhere other than Hardee's and then, surprise surprise, the food is actually from Hardee's.  Then the customer smiles and everyone applauds.  Assuming that yes, Hardee's commercial producers have so much money and time on their hands that they can fabricate a simulated restaurant in order to fool people, how many people would they have to go through to get the reaction of delighted surprise that they're looking for?  It brings to mind the SNL sketch where Chris Farley is in a hidden camera commercial for, I think, General Foods International Coffee, and he starts angrily attacking the waiter saying "You bastard!  You lied to me!"  And why are the other patrons clapping when the victim finds out his food was from Hardee's?  Are they all in on it?  It seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to just to fool one person at a time into thinking they're getting food from a quality restaurant when really Hardee's was the one that made it.  All the more reason NOT to eat at Hardee's.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 03, 2008, 06:20:53 PM
I hate that Hardee's commercial with the "Fake Restaurant, 'Real' People" thing.  I'm supposed to believe that they somehow went to the trouble of creating an entire fictional restaurant just to fake people into thinking they're getting food from somewhere other than Hardee's and then, surprise surprise, the food is actually from Hardee's.  Then the customer smiles and everyone applauds.  Assuming that yes, Hardee's commercial producers have so much money and time on their hands that they can fabricate a simulated restaurant in order to fool people, how many people would they have to go through to get the reaction of delighted surprise that they're looking for?  It brings to mind the SNL sketch where Chris Farley is in a hidden camera commercial for, I think, General Foods International Coffee, and he starts angrily attacking the waiter saying "You bastard!  You lied to me!"  And why are the other patrons clapping when the victim finds out his food was from Hardee's?  Are they all in on it?  It seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to just to fool one person at a time into thinking they're getting food from a quality restaurant when really Hardee's was the one that made it.  All the more reason NOT to eat at Hardee's.
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That Pizza Hut commercial advertising those chocolate dunkers is awful.  Arrr!  The lady has the worst fake French accent I've ever heard, on tv or real life.  I'm pretty sure there's footage on some editor's floor covered in takes of customers laughing at either that lady's accent, the smugness of "In yo' face, it's Pizza Hut, sucker!" or both.  Btw, I googled "chocolate dunkers french" to see which chain was selling them; the 4th entry is Commercials I Hate Forums.
Agreed on both of these. I hate the 'ha ha we fooled you..' type commercials. I'm hating the fake ones too or the ones they expect you to go to a website to see the rest of the 'story'. I'm talking about the ones for the phone with the fake movie trailers and the "Find out what Happens next!" ones.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 03, 2008, 06:27:55 PM
Some other commercials I hate are the ones where they attack the "individualized credit cards" with personalized pictures on them.

The first one has a guy trying to board a plane with a credit card with kittens on it, only to be seized and whisked away by security, apparelty to be given an anal probe by some big black guy. (BTW, isn't that a little racist, playing on white fears?) They don't show the guy missing his flight, being harassed and suing the airline and the airport later when he finds it was all over his credit card's picture.

The other one has this american with, I admit, a silly looking credit card and these incredibly arrogant germans sneering at it, mocking him in german with their big toothed smiles, then walking off, mocking him in german but with pleasant sounding voices. meanwhile the guy is portrayed as so dumb he doesn't even get what happened, and a "smart" woman pays for the dinner with her "looks like everyone else's" card.

I really got steamed at that commercial. I even yelled at the TV the second time I saw it with my own riff:"Hey, klaus, frau blucha! You's prefer a holographic swastika on it maybe?!" (Ok, low blow but the arrogance of those germans with their huge toothed demeaning smiles just got to me...)

Individuality is being wiped out in american society in favor of the corporate culture of conformity and compliance. I favor anything that allows a trace of individuality to exist. I support these cards and might get one if my company makes them available. If someone doesn't like it, they can bite me.

I kinda like the personalized card commercials ("WAR KITTENS???" :D) But the one with the smug Germans I kinda see. Yes they are dicks in it, but look at it like this. You are trying to close a major deal. You are paying for lunch and use a card with Mickey Mouse on it to pay. This is your business credit card. On a personal card iti s fine, but not when conducting serious business

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I mean, HTF does HER bad credit keep HIM from being able to buy a house? And if it does, then why don't they seperate, he gets the new house and after getting it they remarry?
I think when you marry someone with bad credit it hurts your credit score. I don't know.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 06:04:48 AM
If two people jointly apply for something that requires a credit history (in that case a mortgage) and one of them has bad credit then their score can adversely effect the aggregate score and potential scupper the whole deal.

I've always had good credit both here in the US and back in England. However when Ann and I bought our condo, just after we were married, I had only just moved to the states permanently and therefore had zero credit history. When it comes to credit scores zero history is almost like having bad credit so Ann was the only person on the mortgage.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2008, 06:34:37 AM
I hate those stupid pizza hut ads where they "invited sophisticated new yorkers who know their pasta" to a fake restaurant.   They show these smiling boobs going "oh, this is great" as they shovel in the pizza hut pasta in their pie holes.

Um, I've had the pizza hut pasta before, and while not half bad, only a dimwit with no taste buds would think it came from a restaurant.  How stupid do they think we are?    And more importantly, where did they unearth these new yorkers from anyway?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 06:39:28 AM
Yep my thoughts too, unless the only pasta they know is the Mostacolli served at banquet halls there is no way you'd mistake Pizza Hut pasta for the sort sold in high dining establishments.

I mean it's OK and it's certainly not a chore to eat it but it's sort of stodgy and simple in flavour. Which is great from time to time but hardly the same as really good pasta.

Oh an ad I hate right now is for some Anti Alzheimer's drug (once again with a list of possible side effects that make just living with Alzheimer's seem like a pleasent alternative) in which you see some pleasent old buffer getting his grand daughters name wrong and then his wife looks thunderstruck, the scene freezes and the word in BIG UNFRIENDLY LETTERS declares "Alzheimer's I waiting" like it's leaning menacingly against the wall across the road playing with a switchblade.

I know fear sells possibly better than sex but really, Old Folks have enough to deal with could we maybe not shill pills to them with such stupid scare tactics.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 04, 2008, 07:51:20 AM

Oh an ad I hate right now is for some Anti Alzheimer's drug (once again with a list of possible side effects that make just living with Alzheimer's seem like a pleasant alternative) in which you see some pleasant old buffer getting his grand daughters name wrong and then his wife looks thunderstruck, the scene freezes and the word in BIG UNFRIENDLY LETTERS declares "Alzheimer's I waiting" like it's leaning menacingly against the wall across the road playing with a switchblade.

Love the horrified look on her face.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Keroppi20 on August 04, 2008, 10:44:40 AM
The "Shamwow" commercial is intolerable!  :grr:  I never thought I would see the day when I longed for a product to be pitched by Billy Mayes instead... 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2008, 10:47:19 AM
The "Shamwow" commercial is intolerable!  :grr:  I never thought I would see the day when I longed for a product to be pitched by Billy Mayes instead... 

You dont like the fake Bowery Boy?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 10:47:53 AM
Oh that one presented by the bloke with the headset, like some refugee from the Rythm Nation tour.

Actually I think Billy Mayes' beard is made from Shamwows.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Keroppi20 on August 04, 2008, 10:51:35 AM

Actually I think Billy Mayes' beard is made from Shamwows.
:clap:  :D

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 04, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
Vince is not amused by all the hate

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 11:06:00 AM
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Dude! Are you gonna stand around sobbing like a chick or are you gonna help me mop up all this blood?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on August 04, 2008, 11:18:09 AM
I hate that Hardee's commercial with the "Fake Restaurant, 'Real' People" thing.  I'm supposed to believe that they somehow went to the trouble of creating an entire fictional restaurant just to fake people into thinking they're getting food from somewhere other than Hardee's and then, surprise surprise, the food is actually from Hardee's.  Then the customer smiles and everyone applauds.  Assuming that yes, Hardee's commercial producers have so much money and time on their hands that they can fabricate a simulated restaurant in order to fool people, how many people would they have to go through to get the reaction of delighted surprise that they're looking for?  It brings to mind the SNL sketch where Chris Farley is in a hidden camera commercial for, I think, General Foods International Coffee, and he starts angrily attacking the waiter saying "You bastard!  You lied to me!"  And why are the other patrons clapping when the victim finds out his food was from Hardee's?  Are they all in on it?  It seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to just to fool one person at a time into thinking they're getting food from a quality restaurant when really Hardee's was the one that made it.  All the more reason NOT to eat at Hardee's.

More proof that the Fake Restaurant is like- FAKE...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UarU0SQS54

Where I come from, it's Carl's Jr. That means we're to believe they set up TWO fake restaurants for the sake of regional branding. :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 11:21:49 AM
Judging by the roll on one of those customers necks I'd suggest laying off the burgers, be they $14 or $6 for a while :speechless:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 04, 2008, 07:08:47 PM
Have you seen the new freecriditreport.com at where he can't buy a Bike now?!

Who uses credit to buy a bike and how do you get credit that bad with out knowing about it?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 07:12:20 PM
What, a push bike?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 04, 2008, 07:15:04 PM
Yeah it's a normal bike like i used to ride when i was a kid.

He had to get a broken down used one because he didn't have the credit to get a new one.

A new bike only costs about $130 where I live?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2008, 07:18:06 PM
Yeah I mean iIcan get a relatively workable Trek for under a grand, i don't need to finance it or anything like that.

Is he getting it from a Mob Bike shop or something?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 04, 2008, 07:20:48 PM
Is it just me or are the songs getting worse with each add?

The latest one is just awful IMO.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on August 04, 2008, 10:33:33 PM
OK, so people here beat me to bustong on the latest singing loser commercial. (Hey, maybe his wife took the car when she dumped him for singing about how he wished he hadn't married her...)

But you know something that's even worse about these commercials than the singing loses and his constant whining?

The fact they insult our intelligence.

They make it out to be "free" and even call it "freecreditreport.com baby" but then they state that offer applies to enrollment in triple advantage.

So, they tell us it's free, then tell us we have to enroll in  (pay for) the triple advantage program, WTF that is.

It's really insulting to the intelligence.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 05, 2008, 08:58:58 AM
Yeah i am surprised they are allowed to call it that,there is nothing free about it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 05, 2008, 09:18:00 AM
Actually on that point, why does Bad Credit mean you have to work at Long John Silvers?

I understand the other ads, vaguely, bad credit can indeed mean you won't be able to finance a car or get a workable mortgage (though, as you pointed out, the mortgage doesn't have to be a joint one) but I'm not sure how bad credit forces one to take a job as a gimmick heavy fish supper joint.

yeah last time I check employers didn't check your credit report so why did he have to take that job?

Actually, some employers do check your credit before hiring you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 05, 2008, 09:21:24 AM

I kinda like the personalized card commercials ("WAR KITTENS???" :D)

I want an animated .gif of the guy saying that.  :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 05, 2008, 09:23:59 AM
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Dude! Are you gonna stand around sobbing like a chick or are you gonna help me mop up all this blood?

If I had been drinking milk when I read that, I would be DEAD now. Please be more careful in the future.   ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 05, 2008, 11:39:27 AM

I kinda like the personalized card commercials ("WAR KITTENS???" :D)

I want an animated .gif of the guy saying that.  :)

(http://www.tucos.net/images/warkittehsshump_sm.jpg)

<--- Lookie what I found!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tron on August 05, 2008, 02:33:29 PM
Another couple of commercials that are getting under my skin involve phone companies.

First there's those vonage adawith the vonage woman coming in and just pushing the phone company guy off the screen. Ok, sometimes I get POed at big companies because they become arrogant, but that doesn't mean I like a small company coming in an ad that just overflows with smug arrogance. I mean, seriously, that commercial portrays vonage as so smug and arrogant I wouldn't touch the company with someone else's hands.

Then there's the ad with the guy getting his feet stuck in cement and tries to call for help, only to be told by a guy in a little vehicle that everyone else is using "the network" so his service is useless, and doesn't even offer to help. It's like "Oh, you picked another phone company so XXXX you, you're not....One of us, one of us, one of us."

So, the network customers are programmed to make life crappy for non users? Maybe subliminal messages pumped in over their phones while they're talking on them? "Non network users are evil, they must be shunned, harassed, cast out!"

I could do without either commercial. The arrogance of the vonage commercials turns me off, the "people who don't use our service are doomed!" message of the networkcommercial annoys me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 05, 2008, 06:43:10 PM

I kinda like the personalized card commercials ("WAR KITTENS???" :D)

I want an animated .gif of the guy saying that.  :)

(http://www.tucos.net/images/warkittehsshump_sm.jpg)

<--- Lookie what I found!

Rattrap FTW!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 12, 2008, 06:27:45 AM
Anyone seen those home loan adds that they make look just like a news break to fool old people in to think they are getting some emergency piece of information and that they will lose their house if they don't call the number of the screen?

What gets me is they end each add by saying stay tuned to this station for more up dates!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on August 12, 2008, 07:09:54 AM
Anyone seen those home loan adds that they make look just like a news break to fool old people in to think they are getting some emergency piece of information and that they will lose their house if they don't call the number of the screen?

What gets me is they end each add by saying stay tuned to this station for more up dates!!

That reminds me of the radio ad playing in the local market. There's some kind of home foreclosures in the area that can get you a great deal on a home, but they say "due to the volume of calls, persons with the last name A through M can call now, but the rest have to wait". I still have not heard the follow-up ad that says "customers N through Z can go ahead and call now."

Whatever.  ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 12, 2008, 07:55:24 AM
I am just surprised there isn't a law that says you can't make your adds look like news updates.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 12, 2008, 06:22:45 PM
There probably is, but the ad companies found a loophole.  Like how it's illegal to advertise any contest where you have to pay something to enter that isn't the state lottery, but they can still advertise casinos, because casinos have other forms of entertainment besides gambling.

One cheesy one that I've been seeing a lot lately is for some cell phone company with supposedly really low international rates and an announcer asks rhetorically if you could call anyone in the world, who would you call, and this woman with a very fake-sounding british accent says "I'd call my sister!  In London!  She's my best friend!", and some woman who looks Indian, but could well be from Sri Lanka or someplace like that and we'd never know says she'd call her mother in India, and a latino dude says he'd call his best friend in some Latin American city.  And then, at the end of the commercial, the "British" woman is talking on the phone, presumably to her sister in London, who also happens to be her best friend, and says "Guess what?!  I'M ENGAGED!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 13, 2008, 03:54:41 AM
I am not sure just who Taco Bell is trying to market too, but the commercials showing a bunch of corporate frack ups explaining why their company is losing money and their bosses are mesmerized by the cheesey crunch wraps and they dont notice anything except for the CGI cheese.

Also, if you have to CGI your food to make it look good, you have a shitty product.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 13, 2008, 05:32:13 AM
I was just about to bust on the CGI food but you beat me too it.

That phone add makes me laugh every time.

If she didn't find a phone company with low rates was she even going to invite her sister and best friend to the wedding?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 13, 2008, 12:54:17 PM
I thought it was illegal to use special effects on the actual product you were advertising...did the rules change?

I am wondering the same question.    But it is Taco Bell, so maybe since it is not actual food, they can get away with it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 13, 2008, 09:23:44 PM
Are you sure it's CGI?  Could you put up a screenshot so we could see?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 14, 2008, 05:06:04 AM
I wasn't sure what you were talking about until I saw the ad again, yeah I hope those cheese strands are special effects (not sure about CGI, they look just like common or garden tinted latex) because if not, dear god!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 14, 2008, 06:52:40 AM
Has anyone seen the Wal-Mart add where the mother HAS to buy her grade school aged son a Laptop?

Why should you have to buy a $600 Laptop for grade school?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 14, 2008, 07:29:33 AM
Are you sure it's CGI?  Could you put up a screenshot so we could see?

This is sort of how the product is supposed to look like, but in the ads, the cheese strands are large thick ropes that extend over a foot.

Clearly CGI and/or fake.

(http://www.hungry-girl.com/sectionimg/3300beefymelt.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 14, 2008, 09:10:52 AM
yeah whatever happened to paper and pens?!

I bet the reason why so many kids don't finish school is because their parents couldn't afford to buy them a $600 computer each school year so they were forced to drop out!!

Why do you need a computer to learn?!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 14, 2008, 09:28:46 AM
The rest of us are paying taxes for this stuff the least the kids could do is pay attention.

That add just makes me mad every time i see it.

I also hate the add that shows all the girls happy and getting along just because they are all wearing clothes from Wal-Mart.

Teenage girls will always find something to be mad about it doesn't matter how much money you spend on clothes for them.

So both of Wal-Mart's back to school adds suck.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on August 14, 2008, 09:49:36 AM


Why do you need a computer to learn?!!

You don't. You need a computer to screw around on facebook and play freecell instead of paying attention to your teacher.  Same with cellphones.  They're not learning tools, they're toys to distract you from the "boring" education you're supposed to be getting.

HEY!!! I so do NOT play freecell in class... It's too weird
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 14, 2008, 12:08:01 PM


Why do you need a computer to learn?!!

You don't. You need a computer to screw around on facebook and play freecell instead of paying attention to your teacher.  Same with cellphones.  They're not learning tools, they're toys to distract you from the "boring" education you're supposed to be getting.

Much as I resent that opinion, I have to admit that if I had had a laptop in school, that's totally what I'd use it for.  That, or typing dumb stories that no one would ever see.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 19, 2008, 07:55:58 AM
Could I nominate a trailer I hate?

There's this Richard Gere, er Diane Lane (perhaps, she sort of looks like a tortoise in this so I'm not sure) film comming out and the trailer has be put in front of lots of films I've seen recently.

In it Gere is some sort of doctor or other and he's staying at a hotel or boarding house run by the tortoise lady. Naturally Tortoise has a sassy black friend and hasn't been shagged for a good long while, well here comes Rich and he'll sensitively give her a good seeing too.

OK the thing is there is an audience for this, i know it, but it's not the same one that goes to the films I'm seen. If I am watching Tell No One, I don't want to see some story Lifetime might have rejected writ large.

Oh and the same goes for the film featuring Mrs Will Smith, Willess Grace and the collection of balloons that used to be Meg Ryan's Face, not sure what the movies called but the title working title was evidently Sassy Magnolias
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 19, 2008, 05:33:37 PM
Nights In Rodanthe. Can't say I'm dying to catch that one.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 19, 2008, 05:41:57 PM
That annoying commercial they showed before the Dark Knight about these kids that go chasing after the Bat-signal, then they get jumped by some street toughs, only to be saved by someone we presume is Batman, even though we never see his face... er, cowl, except in footage spliced in from the movie.  Not only is the dialogue extremely cheesy, but they couldn't get some stunt guy to dress up in the Batman costume?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 19, 2008, 07:49:35 PM
Yeah those two sucked but i did like the cell phone add that had the family spending their first day in Gotham City.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Keroppi20 on August 19, 2008, 09:04:09 PM
Yeah those two sucked but i did like the cell phone add that had the family spending their first day in Gotham City.
"Daddy, what's 'Fear Toxin'?"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 19, 2008, 09:07:31 PM
Some Joker blew up the minivan.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on August 22, 2008, 01:25:48 AM

While we're on shitty bat-commercials, that Pizza Hut one drives me crazy.

It's actually Dominos.  I run one and we had to deal with at least 10 people a week telling us to watch out for the Joker.  Ugh.  Like the Joker gives a shit about that dumb bitches car.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 01, 2008, 06:54:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/XaPauEyi3mM&hl=en&fs=1

I wonder how many douchebags saw this commercial and ran out and bought one of those stupid fucking things without realizing they just bought a goddamned loofah - a personal hygiene device no less feminine than a tampon.

(http://www.jilljordan.com/catalog/images/Loofah%2012.jpg)

It's funny in a kind of way that makes me want to beat someone's face into a bloody mess.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 01, 2008, 07:01:01 PM
Well you know the core demo for Axe, 12-year-olds, are easily influenced.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: pstokely on September 01, 2008, 11:00:49 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9210964736921898687&ei=UNa8SPrEPI2q_AGI_sSlDQ&q=neil%27s+finance+plaza

<embed id="VideoPlayback" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=9210964736921898687&hl=en&fs=true" style="width:400px;height:326px" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> </embed>
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on September 02, 2008, 06:25:34 AM
Well you know the core demo for Axe, 12-year-olds, are easily influenced.

Don't forget, Jersey douchebags as well. :)

Wait, you mean it DOESNT come with hot models wanting to buff my under carriage?    Well hurmph   :angry:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: king4wd on September 02, 2008, 09:04:04 AM
  A commercial I loathe features a woman walking around a city, looking for the flimsiest of reasons to fling her arms up exposing her armpits. Ostensibly this is to demonstrate how her anti-perspirant protects the rest of the city from her bodily funk. However, jumping in front of a police car tucked in an alley while feigning surrender is not the best idea. Similarly she hails a cab in an area that looks suspiciously like mid-town Manhattan and then after the poor hack finally fights his way curbside she tells him never mind, she'll walk while swinging her arms over her head in some whacky, Jimmy Page influenced pose. I don't know if we're allowed to mention specific brand names, so I'll keep this one a SECRET.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on September 02, 2008, 09:07:46 AM
Oh no do meantion the brand. The reason it's often not mentioned here is that despite the way the ads stick in the memory for good or ill, few of us seem to be able to remember what they are advertising. So that's effective then  :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on September 02, 2008, 11:39:00 AM
I know that commercial.  And you're right, it's annoying.  I don't know about anyone else, but if I were that cab driver, I'd want to run that lady over for wasting my time.  I mean, in the time it took me to pull over for her, I could have found someone who actually wanted my services.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on September 02, 2008, 03:06:49 PM
One radio ad I hate is for this Sadler Sales training. This guy supposedly will teach you sales tips on how to close deals, get clients, etc. He gives mild tips on the radio such as present your problems up front instead of trying to avoid them when asked, etc. The big problem is this guy's speaking is very very dull. How do you expect people to buy your product when you are as dull as watching paint dry! It about puts me to sleep and I'm driving!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on September 06, 2008, 08:56:06 AM
Wow, the new Microsoft Vista commericals with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates in a discount shoe store in the mall are embarassingly bad.   

Very unfunny and I feel bad for them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 19, 2008, 01:10:48 PM
The commercial put out by wecansolveit.org, that talks about refueling America with clean, renewable fuels and not foreign oil (or even domestic, for that matter.)

I'm not against the message, I'm against the imagery. They show a whole bunch of people staring into the camera with stern, disapproving looks, as if that's actually going to change the minds of those in power who can make things happen. It's only going to anger them more. I just want to slap the faces of those annoying people who are essentially bitching and moaning, demanding change. F you!! grrrrr  :grr:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on September 19, 2008, 08:55:08 PM
Heard one for Match.com that kinda irked me.

The girl is talking about she's been a vegetarian her whole life. She was once offered $50 to try a hot wing. But she refused because "I'm not going to sacrifice my morals for money" by eating meat. Ugh. This is why I hate most vegetarians. They have a self righteous attitude  and superiority complex because they don't eat meat. 'I've never ate the flesh of an animals so like I'm a better person than you are...' Yeah well I never ate a rutabega and you don't hear me making a big deal out of it.

I look at it like this. You can't hear the screams of a carrot. They say eating animals is cruel? At least we kill the animal before they cook em. Aren't veggies and stuff still barely alive when you take it home from the market? Think about veggies like this: A carrot is laying around nice and comfy in the dirt when suddenly it is yanked from the ground. Or an ear of corn is sitting on it's stalk when it is chopped up from under it till all is left is the ear of corn. Many a plan has part of it ripped off or chopped off. Then while the veggie is still clinging to life it is cut diced and cooked. Sometimes fried alive, over baked in an over, boiled, ripped. If the veggies were animals PETA would be protesting in the streets. Don't think you are superior because you don't eat animals. You just can't hear the silent screams of your salad as you go at it like a psycho killer in a teen slasher film.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 21, 2008, 04:24:36 AM
Isn't Match.com the site that is against eharmony.com for denying to match homosexual people?

If so, then this could be a subtle retaliation, showing that people have different orientations, some that are different than the majority, but still deserve to be respected and accepted.

If not, then it's just some annoying vegetarian who just can't stand the fact that humans are primates, and primates are omnivores. You go ahead and refuse to eat the flesh of an animal. You go ahead and refuse the vital protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that fish provides. You go ahead and refuse the vitamins that meat and poultry provide.

And if it's a question of someone refusing meat because they were shocked and appalled at the method of killing animals for consumption, you needn't worry. The industry is becoming more humane every day. And let's face it, many animals in the wild get their bodies ripped into shreds by the predators that eat them in order to survive. So don't feel too sorry for them. It's the circle of life, Simba. Deal with it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: stansimpson on September 25, 2008, 07:10:06 PM
I look at it like this. You can't hear the screams of a carrot. They say eating animals is cruel? At least we kill the animal before they cook em. Aren't veggies and stuff still barely alive when you take it home from the market? Think about veggies like this: A carrot is laying around nice and comfy in the dirt when suddenly it is yanked from the ground. Or an ear of corn is sitting on it's stalk when it is chopped up from under it till all is left is the ear of corn. Many a plan has part of it ripped off or chopped off. Then while the veggie is still clinging to life it is cut diced and cooked. Sometimes fried alive, over baked in an over, boiled, ripped. If the veggies were animals PETA would be protesting in the streets. Don't think you are superior because you don't eat animals. You just can't hear the silent screams of your salad as you go at it like a psycho killer in a teen slasher film.
“If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.” --Jack Handy
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
Have you seen the Windows adds where they trick people into using Windows by telling them thay are using windows and then the people act shocked at the end when they are told for a second time that it is Windows.

How many kinds of stupid is that?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 25, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
Keep an eye out on Tv that is the new windows hidden camera add.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 07, 2008, 02:15:03 PM
The one that irritates me to no end now is Toyota's Saved by Zero ad. UGH! I now hate that song. After hearing nothing but that one damn line I can't listen to it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doc Steve on October 07, 2008, 02:28:06 PM
All I know is that anyone who can't tell a PepsiCon product like Pizza Hut's pasta from the real thing needs to be educated, toute suite
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 07, 2008, 02:54:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/gpr23q_rdCk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doc Steve on October 07, 2008, 03:33:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/gpr23q_rdCk&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1


Now THAT's what I'm talkin' about!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 07, 2008, 08:22:55 PM
Have you seen the Windows adds where they trick people into using Windows by telling them thay are using windows and then the people act shocked at the end when they are told for a second time that it is Windows.

Why do I feel like I'm walking on a Möbius strip?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 07, 2008, 09:00:20 PM
I can't stand Political mud-slinging commercials. I don't care which side it is, it makes them look like children. Honestly, if a candidate refused to do them as part of his campaign he would instantly have my vote.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on October 08, 2008, 07:11:21 AM
I hate the new "Women are getting pregnant for German engineering in whatever the hell that minivan is" campaign. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 08, 2008, 07:13:53 AM
I can't stand Political mud-slinging commercials. I don't care which side it is, it makes them look like children. Honestly, if a candidate refused to do them as part of his campaign he would instantly have my vote.

no kidding. And it is finger pointing like that person is a complete saint. "My opponent is spreading lies. Don't listen to him. HE is just being a doody head. I can turn lead to gold. Vote for me. I approve this message.." That is all I ever hear during those things.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ImOscardotcom on October 09, 2008, 02:07:06 AM
I just saw the commercial for this:

http://www.getsnuggie.com/ (http://www.getsnuggie.com/)

To be honest, I'm not sure the emotion coursing through me right now is hate. More like complete and utter stupefaction.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 09, 2008, 05:02:22 AM
Well first off, it looks like something from The Handmaid's Tale

Secondly, when I first read the website address I thought it said Get Snuggle and I imagined a tough as nails Northern England set Gangster drama featuring a fabric softener shilling bear.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 20, 2008, 10:25:18 PM
Those goddamn "Frank TV" commercials drive me NUTS.  Note to Frank: If you want to be an impressionist who can do multiple impressions, try not to be such a fatass. 

It's the chunky hands that are distracting...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 21, 2008, 10:21:31 AM
Those goddamn "Frank TV" commercials drive me NUTS.  Note to Frank: If you want to be an impressionist who can do multiple impressions, try not to be such a fatass. 

It's the chunky hands that are distracting...

It's clever in stand-up, as a TV show it's just ridiculous. There's only so many impressions that the guy can do, you know?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on October 21, 2008, 10:39:12 AM
I just saw the commercial for this:

http://www.getsnuggie.com/ (http://www.getsnuggie.com/)

To be honest, I'm not sure the emotion coursing through me right now is hate. More like complete and utter stupefaction.

"The Snuggie:   For those too stupid to know how to use a blanket"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 21, 2008, 11:51:57 AM
I just saw the commercial for this:

http://www.getsnuggie.com/ (http://www.getsnuggie.com/)

To be honest, I'm not sure the emotion coursing through me right now is hate. More like complete and utter stupefaction.

Finally!!!  All those hours spent every morning trying to get my arms untrapped from the blankets are over!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on October 21, 2008, 12:22:52 PM
I just saw the commercial for this:

http://www.getsnuggie.com/ (http://www.getsnuggie.com/)

To be honest, I'm not sure the emotion coursing through me right now is hate. More like complete and utter stupefaction.

Finally!!!  All those hours spent every morning trying to get my arms untrapped from the blankets are over!!!

The Snuggie! Brought to you by the Wizards from Harry Potter!

I hope that the voice over woman was paid well.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on October 30, 2008, 10:35:08 PM
Not necessarily a commercial I hate but the most random radio add ever.

It started out as an informational announcement about Trick or Treating safety and then went "Parent's before releasing your monsters on the neighborhood why not stop by (whatever resturant it was)."  Then and this is almost exactly what it said.  "Speaking of Spooky, don't let the econic analysts on Wall street scare you, come down to (such and such Credit union) where you can still get that home morgage at last years rates." 

Talk about confusing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on October 31, 2008, 03:34:49 AM
Ah, another in the non-ending string of Taco Bell pain.

The one with the 4 guys in a steakhouse and their smug friend comes in and says smugly "I am not a steak guy anymore fellas".   Then some poor valet guy (who he probably tipped a $1) hands him a shitty taco bell burrito and he says even more smuggly, "I'm a triple steak guy".

I wanted a mad gunman with an uzi to take them all out.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2008, 05:37:59 AM
And doesn't that burrito look like a turd rolled in vomit wrapped in a depend?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on October 31, 2008, 05:40:14 AM
And doesn't that burrito look like a turd rolled in vomit wrapped in a depend?
GRAPHIC!! :gouge:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2008, 05:43:06 AM
That's what it looks like. I mean TB food often looks horrid in the ads but this one is one of the vilest looking things I've seen.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on October 31, 2008, 05:44:46 AM
That's what it looks like. I mean TB food often looks horrid in the ads but this one is one of the vilest looking things I've seen.
Maybe your Taco Bell needs a visit from the DHEC :speechless:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2008, 05:47:16 AM
I talking about the one in the ad.

Also is that really steak they use, or is it merely cow meat of some sort?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on October 31, 2008, 05:50:20 AM
Also is that really steak they use, or is it merely cow meat of some sort?
What ever it is, it's Greasy as Hell! :scared:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2008, 05:50:59 AM
Ah, so bull meat then  ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on October 31, 2008, 05:52:13 AM
Ah, so bull meat then  ;)
Uh.. Could be :-X
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on October 31, 2008, 06:21:25 AM
Not necessarily a commercial I hate but the most random radio add ever.

It started out as an informational announcement about Trick or Treating safety and then went "Parent's before releasing your monsters on the neighborhood why not stop by (whatever resturant it was)."  Then and this is almost exactly what it said.  "Speaking of Spooky, don't let the econic analysts on Wall street scare you, come down to (such and such Credit union) where you can still get that home morgage at last years rates." 

Talk about confusing.

I think the economic analysts on Wall Street scared them, and three groups thought they should save money by pooling together on one radio spot.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 31, 2008, 07:44:39 AM
Not necessarily a commercial I hate but the most random radio add ever.

It started out as an informational announcement about Trick or Treating safety and then went "Parent's before releasing your monsters on the neighborhood why not stop by (whatever resturant it was)."  Then and this is almost exactly what it said.  "Speaking of Spooky, don't let the econic analysts on Wall street scare you, come down to (such and such Credit union) where you can still get that home morgage at last years rates." 

Talk about confusing.

Haven't had anything quite like that but have had two that kinda irritated me..

First is for a haunted house. Back in Sept. when they first started running the radio ads it talked about it featuring "The Joker!". Well I guess they ran into legal trouble of using that name so they now have the same ad but replace "The Joker!" with "The Stalker!". They don't even try to hide it is a rip off joker. They talk about the smile carved into his face and bad make up. Ugh.

Another is using the political season as its theme. It is for a place that does printing for sports uniforms and such. They have panel discussion show called The O-Rileme (Rile me) Factor. They business is liberal with its designs and conservative with its prices, etc. And it basically nothing but bickering between both political factions. The one you constantly hear is one woman saying "Are ya nuts? You conservatives just want to gaff..'" Then the host says he is going to give the president of the company "who is completely unbiased" the last word. "Well I am a little biased" she says. As if there wasn't enough reason to hate election time.

Also I start muting my radio at EVERY political ad.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on October 31, 2008, 07:45:17 AM
I hate it when fast food joints compare their offerings to anything in a real restaurant. Their food is so processed and engineered, it doesn't even resemble real food...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 31, 2008, 08:31:42 AM
I've come to the realization that I prefer that to "real food."  I hate courses made up of "simple" items.  Here's a chicken breast--why season it? It's DELICIOUS.  Here are some boiled green beans. DELICIOUS.  Here is a boiled potato. DELICIOUS.

What a simple, delicious meal!

You know what? Fuck you. PUt them in a pot pie or casserole or something and season the shit out of it and i'll eat it.

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Well said.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on October 31, 2008, 11:43:46 AM
There are these new Glade commercials with this horse-faced freak of a housewife lighting a scented candle and trying to pass it off to her clutch of cackling friends as some kind of French... thing. I think I screamed the first time I saw them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 31, 2008, 02:29:25 PM
And the banshee laughter of the friends makes me cringe.

Also places like Wendy's claiming to NOT be fast food. Um yes you are fast food.

One that I kinda hate right now is the KFC $10 challenge. Can you buy all the ingredients to make fried chicken for less than $10. Well you kind of can. The flour & stuff you use more of it later so technically while you are paying $XX.XX for it initially you are not going to use the entire bag. Same with the oil and spices. with measuring and a lot of math and shopping in bulk you will probably be less than $10 and can make more later with the bulk items.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on November 08, 2008, 11:09:01 PM
There's a radio commercial where this guy says "You know how when you go to a store and you want the best stuff, you ask what they have in the back?"

As a retail employee, I can tell you that the stuff in "the back" is of the same quality as the stuff out on the sales floor.  And if someone asks what we have in the back, it's not because they think it's better than what we have out on the sales floor.  It's usually because we don't seem to have any more of the item they're looking for on the sales floor, so they want us to check the stockroom to see if we have any back there.  Which we usually don't.  And in our store, "the back" is also where we put damaged and defective items.  So, in fact, some of our worst items are in the back.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on November 09, 2008, 05:23:59 AM
Yeah when I hear that ad I think "why yes of course I do, because this s 1947 and rationing is still going on" ::)

I radio commercial I dispise is actually a script that is constantly reused for various products and services, I've hear the same script used for steel buildings, language tapes and diet pills. I expect to keep hearing it. It goes like this:

Telephone Operator: Hello welcome to company, where you can description of product or service howe can I help you?
Idiotic Everyman/woman Caller: Yeah, what's the catch?
TO: Excuse me?
IEC: The catch, repeats the claims about product or service, so what's the catch?
TO: Oh there's no catch, slightly more detail but mostly another rehash of claim, oh but there is one thing...
IEC: Ah the catch!
TO: Claim of an additional benefit
IEC: Exclamation of wonderment at this last claim.

So why do I hate it so much, aside for the fact that it's overused? it's the last part; nobody prefaces a claim about a benefit with "oh but there is one thing" that is how you preface a detriment. I mean the ad company was going to shop this around to as many clients as possible it seems, they couldn't take the time to actually write the thing more effectively?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 02, 2008, 08:20:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/TubjfUFhecg&hl=en&fs=1

Pretentious c-c-c-c-combo breaker!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on December 02, 2008, 08:22:26 PM
Yeah, I'm ready to buy it, Just to Recycle It! :deadhorse:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on December 02, 2008, 11:57:21 PM
Well you'll need to recycle it next Christmas when they release the NEW New Macbook. :^)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on December 03, 2008, 05:00:23 AM
Well you'll need to recycle it next Christmas when they release the NEW New Macbook. :^)
oohhh yeaaahh... :o
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 03, 2008, 05:07:03 AM
I'm sick of the Anti-smoking one where they squeeze the gunk out of the artery of a smoker.. disgusting.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2008, 09:32:51 AM
But it sounds like it looks cool! Do you have a link? :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 03, 2008, 09:36:03 AM
I'm sick of all the anit-piracy adds at the start of dvds.

The funny thing is the only way to skip them is if you make a pirated copy,so i do that to every dvd that has one of those stupid adds.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2008, 09:39:41 AM
Yeah, they're getting to much aren't they

http://www.youtube.com/v/-yNugFfLyxA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 03, 2008, 09:51:28 AM
That was the dumbest thing i have seen on the internet that wasn't posted by Issac.

Hollywood really needs to get their heads out of there asses.
\
What gets me is that Hollywood is up in arms over movie piracy because 'It's against the law!" but half the people in Hollywood use drugs.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2008, 09:52:47 AM
You do realize it was a joke right?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on December 03, 2008, 10:03:22 AM
What I hate is the new Pizza Hut ad for the giant ball of dough they call the "Panormous" pizza.

In the add, various people are passing along a very shaky looking CGI pizza box.   Why CGI looking?    Did they film the commercial and then change the name of the pizza so they had to put CGI on the box to change the logo?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on December 03, 2008, 04:49:44 PM
I'm not a big fan of Christmas music in the first place but any ad that does a parody of a Christmas Carol is on my shit list. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2008, 05:21:32 PM
I think I've mentioned it before but man i hate those ads that suggest you give a car as a present.

The hell? Either you're buying it out right (highly unlikely) or you're saddling the recipient with a huge payment, yeah thanks there, what was the number of that divorce lawyer?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 03, 2008, 05:35:27 PM
I think I've mentioned it before but man i hate those ads that suggest you give a car as a present.

The hell? Either you're buying it out right (highly unlikely) or you're saddling the recipient with a huge payment, yeah thanks there, what was the number of that divorce lawyer?
Or you buy it, and make the payments. It isn't far fetched. My dad bought my mom a new car one year.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 03, 2008, 05:37:43 PM
It's a fucking stupid gift.

Anyone did that for me I'd have them return it on Boxing Day. Mind you I don't take gifts all that well at the best of times :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: saltwrench on December 03, 2008, 06:01:19 PM
Yeah, if you're going to saddle some one with an payment, it should be a boat or motorcycle payment!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 03, 2008, 09:11:01 PM
So, American here. What in the world is Boxing Day, anyway? I completely understand Guy Fawkes day, but so far no one has suceeded in explaining just what the hell Boxing Day is all about.

Is it the day when you fight with sales people to return the gifts you hate? If so then we need to adopt it!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 03, 2008, 10:11:25 PM
Boxing day is kinda like leftover christmas sentiment for going back to work.  Giving gifts to employees and coworkers and so forth usually in plain boxes, thus boxing day.  At least that's the explation I got.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 04, 2008, 05:27:06 AM
That's almost it: Essentially people would make little clay boxes (kind of like Piggy banks only not whimsically shaped like a piggy) which were put out in the run up to Christmas so people could show their appreciation for the work done throughout the year. The day after Christmas the boxes would be opened (well smashed) and the money would be divvied up. So Boxing Day = Christmas Bonus Day really :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 04, 2008, 11:13:45 AM
So, basically a clay tip jar.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 04, 2008, 11:15:47 AM
Yep. St Stephen's is the day it gets opened on.

Thank god it's not called Stoning Day, god knows what folk etymologies would ensue.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 06, 2008, 04:43:48 AM
I hate those damned stupid Honey Bunches of Oats commercials that show a group of idiots driving around the country in an RV, showing people the "magic" of a freakin' BREAKFAST CEREAL!!! At one point, two of them are stacking up some mini boxes of the cereal in a pyramid, then laugh when they fall down. This is a joyous occasion?? Honestly, these people have no life whatsoever, if they find so much joy in a food product. They only smile because they are paid handsomely for it. If they ACTUALLY were so damned excited about a breakfast cereal, and ACTUALLY drove around the country to tell America about it without getting paid, well, I'd believe they were puppets of Satan.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on December 06, 2008, 04:46:34 AM
That's almost it: Essentially people would make little clay boxes (kind of like Piggy banks only not whimsically shaped like a piggy) which were put out in the run up to Christmas so people could show their appreciation for the work done throughout the year. The day after Christmas the boxes would be opened (well smashed) and the money would be divvied up. So Boxing Day = Christmas Bonus Day really :)

Well at least I knew it involved employees and didn't have to do with beating each other up.   ;D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 06, 2008, 05:48:52 AM
That's almost it: Essentially people would make little clay boxes (kind of like Piggy banks only not whimsically shaped like a piggy) which were put out in the run up to Christmas so people could show their appreciation for the work done throughout the year. The day after Christmas the boxes would be opened (well smashed) and the money would be divvied up. So Boxing Day = Christmas Bonus Day really :)

Well at least I knew it involved employees and didn't have to do with beating each other up.   ;D

Depends on how the funds are divvied up I suppose....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on December 07, 2008, 12:05:53 AM
Anybody scene the new Clean Coal ad talking about the impressive clean coal technology with that guy yelling in the desert.  I couldn't tell if it was for or against clean coal until the text at the end.  And even then I was surprised that it was against it by the way the thing was put together.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 07, 2008, 09:09:34 AM
One commercial that always pissed me off were those uber-creepy and disturbing Charmin Bear commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/v/vBNcQgkXEWE&hl=en&fs=1

It doesn't make me think about soft, sturdy toilet paper. It makes me think about bear crap.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 07, 2008, 09:15:48 AM
I hate any adds that show kids flipping out over how cool food is,No kid has ever done that!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on December 07, 2008, 09:16:20 AM
Thank goodness the bear now has a clean ass.    Thank you Charmin.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 07, 2008, 09:17:39 AM
Thank goodness the bear now has a clean ass.    Thank you Charmin.

A clean ass that sparkles like a vampire.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 07, 2008, 09:28:04 AM
Well at least they didn't feature a dog dragging its ass on the carpet...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 07, 2008, 11:26:11 AM
Could be worse:

http://www.youtube.com/v/TEERynU6cOI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 07, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
Could be worse:

http://www.youtube.com/v/TEERynU6cOI&hl=en&fs=1


:clap: That's hilarious! took me a second to get the joke but then it became hilarious!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 07, 2008, 04:29:26 PM
I can definitely see how that would be annoying after seeing it more than once.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 08, 2008, 05:41:42 AM
Must be tough for an Advertising firm to come up with subtle ways to sell toilet paper without becoming disgusting...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: saltwrench on December 09, 2008, 12:12:23 PM
Yes apparently the only thing harder to find subtlety for is maxi pads...have you seen the one where the water tower explodes?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 09, 2008, 12:56:02 PM
Nope, but I'd say the regular ones do enough damage. I can't remember the last time I went to the bathroom and saw blue, but I guess that's what I'm supposed to see. I'm a freak!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2008, 12:58:30 PM
Yep you're definitely miswired; it should be blue and completely fluid.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 09, 2008, 12:59:46 PM
A really pretty blue, too. They make periods seem so nice :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2008, 01:00:57 PM
Aww but it's the special mark of womanhood, of course it's nice ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Steve-O on December 09, 2008, 01:45:48 PM
A really pretty blue, too. They make periods seem so nice :D

Indeed, the blue period is the source of some of Picasso's most popular works.

That is what we were talking about, isn't it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 09, 2008, 01:47:56 PM
Is that worse than the fact that if the commercials are to be believed, Gatorade will make your sweat turn bright green?  (Or any number of other colors?)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 09, 2008, 01:49:22 PM
Is that worse than the fact that if the commercials are to be believed, Gatorade will make your sweat turn bright green?  (Or any number of other colors?)

If that were true I would drink it every day.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Steve-O on December 09, 2008, 01:49:35 PM
Is that worse than the fact that if the commercials are to be believed, Gatorade will make your sweat turn bright green?  (Or any number of other colors?)

There are far, far worse things to be concerned about with the marketing of Gatorade: http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2006/03/gatorade-conspiracy.html
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 09, 2008, 02:06:28 PM
Wow so I'm not the only one who sees that. Phew!

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 09, 2008, 09:02:16 PM
That was the dumbest thing i have seen on the internet that wasn't posted by Issac me.

Hollywood really needs to get their heads out of there asses.
\
What gets me is that Hollywood is up in arms over movie piracy because 'It's against the law!" but half the people in Hollywood use drugs.

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 09, 2008, 09:08:47 PM
So he's using A again.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 09, 2008, 09:35:20 PM
A, B and F...couldn't fit the rest of your traits into that post, Doctor Who?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 09, 2008, 09:38:10 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

He has now wrecked three threads.  I tip my had to him,he is the king of trolldom.

I may have to add another letter for this.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 09, 2008, 09:41:26 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

He has now wrecked three threads.  I tip my had to him,he is the king of trolldom.

I may have to add another letter for this.

C and...

N): Attempts to delude himself into thinking that he is not the troll
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 09, 2008, 09:46:03 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

I can't help it.

Last time i checked I wasn't the one who kept taking things into unrelated threads for reasons that only the insane can understand.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 10, 2008, 02:42:17 AM
That's it, idiot-boy. You talk too much.

http://www.youtube.com/v/H3I2FafMSjg&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ImOscardotcom on December 10, 2008, 03:58:30 AM
Okay, if llamas are reserved for Taufiq2u, what topic shoud we discuss whenever Isaac posts?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 10, 2008, 04:16:58 AM
Okay, if llamas are reserved for Taufiq2u, what topic shoud we discuss whenever Isaac posts?

You saw what happened to Doctor. Do you really want to go down that road?

*Prepares industrial-strength fist.*
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 10, 2008, 05:16:28 AM
H
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 10, 2008, 06:40:02 AM
H

"won't acknowledge the fact that his joke just isn't funny"

Yep, that is correct.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 10, 2008, 06:41:24 AM
G

So there's a radio ad at the moment that I don't exactly hate but rather I'm more sort of weirded out by.

I think it's for select quote, maybe, anyway it has some presenter bloke who introduces the thing and a representative from the company in question. They then have a conversation about the services offered by the company. Only they have near identical voices, so it sounds like two different personalities of the same individual are having a chin wag. It's just bizarre.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on December 10, 2008, 06:44:24 AM
G

No, "H".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 10, 2008, 06:48:24 AM
G

I mean if one is going to do an ad for a non visual medium one really needs to differentiate the participants in the ad.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doc Steve on December 10, 2008, 12:49:30 PM
What complete and utter moron thought that the handful of people who will actually willingly consume chicken McNuggets would also sit still for being labelled "Nugnutts."  Everyone has standards, man... 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 10, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
Unless they go about with horribly unconvincing English accents.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 10, 2008, 01:24:31 PM
What complete and utter moron thought that the handful of people who will actually willingly consume chicken McNuggets would also sit still for being labelled "Nugnutts."  Everyone has standards, man... 

or that some guy thinks they make great kabobs... on what planet might i ask?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doc Steve on December 10, 2008, 01:59:36 PM
What complete and utter moron thought that the handful of people who will actually willingly consume chicken McNuggets would also sit still for being labelled "Nugnutts."  Everyone has standards, man... 

or that some guy thinks they make great kabobs... on what planet might i ask?

Thanks, I wanted to go there, but it was too painful. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on December 10, 2008, 02:04:01 PM
McDonald's attempts to be hip make me ashamed to be a human being.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 10, 2008, 05:39:29 PM
What about the one where the young guy comes down and the grandma has the chicken biscuit from McDonalds and he thinks she made it till he see's the bag. First off he comes in and she takes off an apron and serves him it on a plate. Then she packs up to go. Only then when he sees the bag does he realize she didn't make it.

Ok so let me get this straight. She get's up early, goes out buys a crappy breakfast sandwich, drives home, unwraps it puts it on a plate,Puts on an apron, teenage/twenty-ish grandson comes in, she serves it, removes the arpon, and packs up to leave.. Who the hell picks up their McD's takes it home, puts it on a plate, then gets up and leaves?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 10, 2008, 08:01:59 PM
This is nice and juicy (pun intended)

http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=11030748&ch=4226720&src=news (http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=3906861&cl=11030748&ch=4226720&src=news)

And an amazing new level of bastard is born.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 10, 2008, 09:24:33 PM
G

So there's a radio ad at the moment that I don't exactly hate but rather I'm more sort of weirded out by.

I think it's for select quote, maybe, anyway it has some presenter bloke who introduces the thing and a representative from the company in question. They then have a conversation about the services offered by the company. Only they have near identical voices, so it sounds like two different personalities of the same individual are having a chin wag. It's just bizarre.

We have ads that play over the P.A. at Kmart with similarly indistinguishible actresses.  And I'm really giving them the benefit of the doubt by assuming it's actually two separate actresses, and not one actress doing a terrible job of sounding like two different people.  At least the Mr. Bluelight ads haven't made me have a psychotic episode this year yet.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 11, 2008, 06:46:47 AM
Why is he even in their adds,They don't do the blue light sales any more.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on December 11, 2008, 09:07:08 AM
You know those radio commercials where two people with annoying voices yammer back and forth?

I invented those. :highfive:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 11, 2008, 09:59:28 AM
*punches Thrifty*
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 11, 2008, 08:03:23 PM
I think it's safe to assume that unless something drastic changes, I will continue to loathe any and all Hardee's commercials that ever come out.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: saltwrench on December 11, 2008, 08:15:34 PM
I think it's safe to assume that unless something drastic changes, I will continue to loathe any and all Hardee's commercials that ever come out.

But tell me that you don't like haveing one of their burgers, commercials bad but burgers good.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 11, 2008, 08:23:50 PM
I think it's safe to assume that unless something drastic changes, I will continue to loathe any and all Hardee's commercials that ever come out.

But tell me that you don't like haveing one of their burgers, commercials bad but burgers good.

Well, I wouldn't spit one out if I found out I was eating one.  But I almost never intentionally seek them out.  Maybe once or twice within the last year.  I just don't believe in spending money on a product whose advertising annoys me.  Because if I do, that will lead them to continue to believe that annoying advertising is effective, and therefore make their advertisements more annoying. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: saltwrench on December 11, 2008, 08:35:24 PM
I think it's safe to assume that unless something drastic changes, I will continue to loathe any and all Hardee's commercials that ever come out.

But tell me that you don't like haveing one of their burgers, commercials bad but burgers good.

Well, I wouldn't spit one out if I found out I was eating one.  But I almost never intentionally seek them out.  Maybe once or twice within the last year.  I just don't believe in spending money on a product whose advertising annoys me.  Because if I do, that will lead them to continue to believe that annoying advertising is effective, and therefore make their advertisements more annoying. 
I actually do the same thing.  In theory, anyway.  Generally if the place's ads annoy me I don't like it anyway (Sonic, Wal-Mart, etc.).  Particularly that Sonic guy though, I just want to slam him in the nuts with an anvil.

I may be a different story since I love big burgers (if I eat Whoppers, I'll have two because one just won't fill me up).  But yes, I too hate Sonic...but only because they are ridiculous on their chili dogs!  Growing up in Detroit, my local Coney Island restaurant sold coneys for $0.75 per coney so I'll be damned if I'll pay 1.99 per!  And its terrible chili, hasn't been aged like a proper coney chili should be.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 11, 2008, 08:50:35 PM
Yeah, and they serve their Chateau Latour room temperature!  It's supposed to be chilled, morons!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 11, 2008, 08:52:29 PM
Yeah, and they serve their Chateau Latour room temperature!  It's supposed to be chilled, morons!

Homosapiens?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: saltwrench on December 11, 2008, 08:54:27 PM
Yeah, and they serve their Chateau Latour room temperature!  It's supposed to be chilled, morons!
Thank you! I mean come on!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on December 11, 2008, 09:00:36 PM
No, it's a valid complaint.  I'm just feeling very silly tonight.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 12, 2008, 05:19:14 AM
Yeah, and they serve their Chateau Latour room temperature!  It's supposed to be chilled, morons!

Er, Chateau Latour should be served at room temperature....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 12, 2008, 05:27:17 AM
Yeah, and they serve their Chateau Latour room temperature!  It's supposed to be chilled, morons!

Er, Chateau Latour should be served at room temperature....

He meant Chateau le Blanc '68.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 12, 2008, 06:47:36 AM
Ah, the anneaux de poulet reserve.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 12, 2008, 07:14:43 AM
I used to sell wine. The three wines produced by Chateau Latour are all red, which should be served at room temperature, though it's worth noting that "room temperature" is a specific temperature (around 58-66 degrees) and not really "the temperature of the room" which tends to average a wee bit warmer these days. :)

However, go and translate the French phrases in both my last post and Kodiak's  ;)

EDIT: Didn't factor in wines made from Gamay and the like :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on December 12, 2008, 07:16:35 AM
I think it's safe to assume that unless something drastic changes, I will continue to loathe any and all Hardee's commercials that ever come out.

But tell me that you don't like haveing one of their burgers, commercials bad but burgers good.

Well, I wouldn't spit one out if I found out I was eating one.  But I almost never intentionally seek them out.  Maybe once or twice within the last year.  I just don't believe in spending money on a product whose advertising annoys me.  Because if I do, that will lead them to continue to believe that annoying advertising is effective, and therefore make their advertisements more annoying. 
I actually do the same thing.  In theory, anyway.  Generally if the place's ads annoy me I don't like it anyway (Sonic, Wal-Mart, etc.).  Particularly that Sonic guy though, I just want to slam him in the nuts with an anvil.

Sonic commercials are among the stupidest ones ever. I feel my IQ drop everytime I see one.. Lousy food too. I only ate there about 3-4 times. Only thing I liked was the chicken tenders. Everything else is horrid!

Right now I hate the Target ones with the children's pageants. Ugh....

Also sick of Jared Jewelers commercials. Someone goes there and gets a piece of jewelry and everyone freaks out. HE WENT TO JARED!!! OMG!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on December 12, 2008, 07:22:30 AM
Also sick of Jared Jewelers commercials. Someone goes there and gets a piece of jewelry and everyone freaks out. HE WENT TO JARED!!! OMG!!!

I went to Jared for Ann's wedding band, but that was only because the engagement ring is really nice and distinctive and I needed something quite simple to offset it. Jared is a really mediocre jeweler with a ton of very chintzy baubles if you don't want just a simple inlaid diamond band.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on December 30, 2008, 01:52:01 PM
This ad ALWAYS plays on the radio and it's so annoying:

http://www.youtube.com/v/j4l6KKZb_5U&hl=en&fs=1

:gouge:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 03, 2009, 07:48:12 AM
Uh oh looks like Vince isn't satisfied just selling us the shamwow:

(https://www.slapchop.com/images/mrvince2.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/rUbWjIKxrrs&hl=en&fs=1

The Dark Lord Billy Mays will not like this development at all.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on January 03, 2009, 09:32:26 AM
There's a new Taco Bell commercial in which a guy talks another guy out of telling a cashier to keep the change, because he can theoretically use that change to get some new piece of crap taco or burrito or other fake mexican thing at Taco Bell.  Then, as if that's not enough, as a hilarious* punch line, the guy who talked his friend out of letting the cashier keep the change hands the cashier a bill and asks for some change.  If I were that cashier, I would have punched that guy right in the mouth, and I don't think anyone would blame me.






*Not actually humorous at all.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 03, 2009, 10:22:08 AM
Uh oh looks like Vince isn't satisfied just selling us the shamwow:

(https://www.slapchop.com/images/mrvince2.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/rUbWjIKxrrs&hl=en&fs=1

The Dark Lord Billy Mays will not like this development at all.

I LOLed at the part he's says "You're gonna love my nuts.."

Edit:

Oh dear god I am losing it here. The added digital sparkles to the food and device then he tosses the old one over his shoulder. This has gone from semi respectable ad to being almost a parody.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 03, 2009, 10:24:26 AM
Who doesn't love an overly exposed microphone?

"This tuna looks boring. Stop having a boring tuna, stop having a boring life."

Seriously, who says that?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on January 03, 2009, 11:12:46 AM
Uh oh looks like Vince isn't satisfied just selling us the shamwow:

(https://www.slapchop.com/images/mrvince2.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/v/rUbWjIKxrrs&hl=en&fs=1

The Dark Lord Billy Mays will not like this development at all.

I LOLed at the part he's says "You're gonna love my nuts.."

Edit:

Oh dear god I am losing it here. The added digital sparkles to the food and device then he tosses the old one over his shoulder. This has gone from semi respectable ad to being almost a parody.

The nuts comment is gold.

Slap chop...... sounds like a hockey penalty.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 03, 2009, 12:02:32 PM
Who doesn't love an overly exposed microphone?

"This tuna looks boring. Stop having a boring tuna, stop having a boring life."

Seriously, who says that?

I rather think it may be a like comment to the nuts one...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on January 03, 2009, 07:12:01 PM
"You're going to be in a great mood all day, cause you're gonna be slapping your troubles away."

Well, that certainly calls for a dirty!

But seriously, I was really bummed out the other day because my peanuts weren't chopped fine enough....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 04, 2009, 06:03:40 AM
I think I'm going to start a Infomercial thread since I both love and hate the things.

And, here we go (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,12344.0.html)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 04, 2009, 07:18:36 AM
Has anyone else seen the stupid Coke/Wal mart add that they are playing in Wal-Mart every five minutes where some guy is singing about how much he loves having to feed and get a Coke for all 400 people who are in his house.

if that were not enough at one point he says that his Mom,Dad,and Step mom are there and he is happy about that!

I'm sorry but every time an Exwife and a wife or and exgirlfriend and a girlfriend of a guy meet at Wal Mart we end up having to call the cops.

There is no way i would want both my mom and my step mom to come to my party and there is no way I would be happy about having to buy 400 Cokes.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on February 26, 2009, 11:57:35 AM
I'm so glad to find this thread because I need to vent.

I want to KILL that Progressive chick with her freaky makeup that doesn't match anyone else's, and her "I'm so funny" demeanor. ARG!! YOU'RE NOT COOL OR FUNNY!!!!

Who'll go 50-50 on a hit man for her .... and the Glade woman (as previously mentioned on this thread)?

I'm also getting sick of the FreeCreditReport guy. Sheesh.

Someone tell those ad people that some characters are not worth recurring. ARG!!!!! Someone get Space Ghost to blast them PLEASE!!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on February 26, 2009, 11:59:27 AM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2009, 12:04:44 PM
They have actors in Italy too these days ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on February 26, 2009, 12:19:24 PM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:

I dunno, I've had some seriously shitty pasta in Italy too.

I can see that happening for sure.

But to think that anyone would be raving over the Pizza Hut Alpo-lasagna is insulting.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2009, 12:25:16 PM
There absolutely should be an Italian language sequel to this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/gpr23q_rdCk&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Blue Raja on February 26, 2009, 12:52:55 PM
The "Gotta get home to-niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight" song during that insanely over-played Guiness commercial (primarily on ESPN, from what I've noticed) is about to drive me up the wall.  :grr:  It's been going non-stop for months now.

I don't watch THAT much television, so I would hope that I NOT see the same commercial over 6 times in any given 15-minute span of watching ESPN.  But whenever I see that brown screen with the montage of boozed-up kids in the back seat of a cab, accompanied by that infuriatingly lazy guitar strumming intro, I am always driven to wonder why I came back to this channel.  I knew they were gonna show it, I knew it drove me nuts, and I came back anyway.  I suppose I deserve it, but that still doesn't change the fact that they show this abomination FAR too much. >:(

Perhaps instead of throwing money at ESPN to buy ad space, Guiness, why not use that money to actually COME UP WITH YOUR FIRST NEW COMMERCIAL IN OVER HALF A YEAR!?  I mean, are they trying to set their own world record or something?

Forget drinking - please show commercials responsibly!
And I second the hatred for the "Progressive chick with her freaky makeup" commercials too.  Good call. :clap:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ebeth on February 26, 2009, 01:41:20 PM
I'm tired of any commercial that portrays people as incapable of watering plants, getting their hands free of a blanket, or taking trash out of the house.  While I see the interest in a snuggy isn't it really just a backwards robe?  and quite frankly I am able to answer a phone if I have a blanket over me...no problem there.  As for watering a plant, here's a hint, if water starts going over the top of the planter, QUIT!  a globe stuck in the dirt isn't going to help you if you don't know how to put liquid inside of it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 26, 2009, 01:44:02 PM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:

Total.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ebeth on February 26, 2009, 01:47:56 PM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:

Total.

You know I think it was Pizza Hut that got busted a few years back over an ad claiming "Steak Enthusiast Magazine called this a culinary triumph of flavor and delight."...There was no such thing as Steak Enthusiast Magazine but I appreciate their balls-to-wall approach to advertising
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on February 26, 2009, 01:54:17 PM
They have actors in Italy too these days ;)

The devil you say!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on February 26, 2009, 01:55:08 PM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:

I dunno, I've had some seriously shitty pasta in Italy too.

Too true. "Authentic" isn't necessarily synonymous with "good."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 26, 2009, 02:03:54 PM
I am officially calling "No Way" on the Pizza Hut ad that claims they went to Italy, served their crappy lasagna to Italians and they all swooned over how great it was.

BS.   :angry:

I dunno, I've had some seriously shitty pasta in Italy too.

Too true. "Authentic" isn't necessarily synonymous with "good."

If it's Italian, and the cook is half-way decent, it is good. I can't vouch for other foods. But then again, there's absolutely NO guarantee that my Pizza Hut pasta will be made by anyone even remotely Italian.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 26, 2009, 02:25:02 PM
Cisco's "Human Network" ads. More specifically, the newest one involving a large, curved video wall in the middle of town squares in China and Italy. Folks gather 'round, inquisitive. They see eachother on the other side of the world, yadda yadda. A small Italian boy walks forward, approaches the wall, and waves. Everyone on both sides follow suit, and a small Chinese girl is encouraged to walk toward the wall and meet the boy. The two then start goofing off, as children do. The crowds are happy, connected, and the world is a better place.

Such pathetic nonsense. How much would that setup cost, and WHAT'S THE FREAKING POINT???? Frankly, the whole thing smells of hippies.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on February 26, 2009, 02:31:24 PM
That's WIRED hippies, Imperialist Running-Dog.  :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ebeth on February 26, 2009, 05:13:51 PM
Cisco's "Human Network" ads. More specifically, the newest one involving a large, curved video wall in the middle of town squares in China and Italy. Folks gather 'round, inquisitive. They see eachother on the other side of the world, yadda yadda. A small Italian boy walks forward, approaches the wall, and waves. Everyone on both sides follow suit, and a small Chinese girl is encouraged to walk toward the wall and meet the boy. The two then start goofing off, as children do. The crowds are happy, connected, and the world is a better place.

Such pathetic nonsense. How much would that setup cost, and WHAT'S THE FREAKING POINT???? Frankly, the whole thing smells of hippies.

I think that in reality people would start making obscene gestures with their hands thus causing a cataclysmic event in which war would begin...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on February 26, 2009, 09:22:02 PM
Yeah, the first three things that I thought something like that would be used for were:

1. Anti-corporate protests
2. Pranks
3. Obscene displays
    3a. Obscene pranks
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on February 27, 2009, 05:19:48 AM
Right now I HATE the ones from WhiteLies.tv with the smoker autopsies. That is disgusting. Frankly they should be fined from this type of crap. If you haven't seen these, then you are lucky. I either change the channel or simply don't watch.

Another one I hate is KFC with the woman talking about how fresh the chicken is and she knows because she is the "cook" at one and that there is one in every KFC. The way she says this makes it sound like she is head chef at a 5 star bistro. YOU WORK IN FAST FOOD LADY!! I worked at Taco Bell one summer. I made food on the line. Did that make a cook? NO! I was a fast food worker and nothing more. IF you can learn to do a job in about 10 minutes on making food, then you are not a cook. You are Food Prep Worker, nothing more.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on February 27, 2009, 07:28:59 AM
KFC commercials are really irritating in general these days. The one I remember is where this slack-jawed blonde model bites into a crunchy breaded chicken thing and says something to the effect of "Wow, I did not see that coming". If you're capable of being surprised by fast food fried chicken there's something wrong with you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 27, 2009, 08:00:04 AM
KFC commercials are really irritating in general these days. The one I remember is where this slack-jawed blonde model bites into a crunchy breaded chicken thing and says something to the effect of "Wow, I did not see that coming". If you're capable of being surprised by fast food fried chicken there's something wrong with you.

Yeah, and then the whole group of people begin a conversation about the damn wings. Talk about brain dead.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: doggans on March 01, 2009, 06:11:09 AM
Another one I hate is KFC with the woman talking about how fresh the chicken is and she knows because she is the "cook" at one and that there is one in every KFC. The way she says this makes it sound like she is head chef at a 5 star bistro. YOU WORK IN FAST FOOD LADY!! I worked at Taco Bell one summer. I made food on the line. Did that make a cook? NO! I was a fast food worker and nothing more. IF you can learn to do a job in about 10 minutes on making food, then you are not a cook. You are Food Prep Worker, nothing more.

That's not what bugs me about that commercial...what bugs me is that, at the bottom of the screen, it clearly says "Actor Portrayal". And suddenly, NOTHING makes any sense!

WHY did they need to hire an actress to read some facts and say she's a cook? Were there no actual cooks at any KFCs who looked friendly enough? (Actually, I suppose that is a possibility.)

Okay. Fine. So, they figure we'd rather look at a friendly-but-nondescript actress than an actual cook. So why bother having her claim to be a cook? Do they really think we'll trust her more on this issue if she claims to be a cook? Because that trust is kinda undermined by those words at the bottom of the screen. If she's willing to lie about being a cook, how do we know she's telling the truth about the damn chicken? Frankly, I'd be more inclined to believe her claims about the chicken's freshness if she just admitted "How do I know? Because I'm reading it off a damn cue card!" At least then we can believe she's honest.

Go to hell, KFC, for causing me untold sleepless nights of anguish with your stupid, nonsensical commercial. To hell, I say!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on March 01, 2009, 06:14:56 AM
Another one I hate is KFC with the woman talking about how fresh the chicken is and she knows because she is the "cook" at one and that there is one in every KFC. The way she says this makes it sound like she is head chef at a 5 star bistro. YOU WORK IN FAST FOOD LADY!! I worked at Taco Bell one summer. I made food on the line. Did that make a cook? NO! I was a fast food worker and nothing more. IF you can learn to do a job in about 10 minutes on making food, then you are not a cook. You are Food Prep Worker, nothing more.

That's not what bugs me about that commercial...what bugs me is that, at the bottom of the screen, it clearly says "Actor Portrayal". And suddenly, NOTHING makes any sense!

WHY did they need to hire an actress to read some facts and say she's a cook? Were there no actual cooks at any KFCs who looked friendly enough? (Actually, I suppose that is a possibility.)

Okay. Fine. So, they figure we'd rather look at a friendly-but-nondescript actress than an actual cook. So why bother having her claim to be a cook? Do they really think we'll trust her more on this issue if she claims to be a cook? Because that trust is kinda undermined by those words at the bottom of the screen. If she's willing to lie about being a cook, how do we know she's telling the truth about the damn chicken? Frankly, I'd be more inclined to believe her claims about the chicken's freshness if she just admitted "How do I know? Because I'm reading it off a damn cue card!" At least then we can believe she's honest.

Go to hell, KFC, for causing me untold sleepless nights of anguish with your stupid, nonsensical commercial. To hell, I say!


 :clap:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on March 04, 2009, 01:49:13 PM
Man, I could go for some popcorn chicken right about now....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on March 04, 2009, 02:26:48 PM
Man, I could go for some popcorn chicken right about now....

I'd love some popplers right now.

Those things are good.  I wonder what they're made of.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on March 04, 2009, 02:28:43 PM
Those things are good.  I wonder what they're made of.

I try not to remind myself of that question when I eat calamari.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Junkyard on March 04, 2009, 02:48:33 PM
That KFC commercisal just creeps me out. Anyone that proud of what they do at KFC is almost assuredly feeding you fried people poppers.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on March 04, 2009, 07:08:26 PM
fried people poppers.
Mmmm. Tastes like chicken.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on March 04, 2009, 07:43:02 PM
I re-watched the Gershwin Prize concert tribute to Paul Simon last night; I can safely say that the most annoying commercials in the world are still not worse than PBS pledge drives.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 05, 2009, 06:26:57 AM
Another two I hate are the new Old Navy with the mannaquins. God those are stupid. I like my manaquins to have the vapid vacent stare with the pouty look. Not some horrid mutant smile.

Another is for a sales training course for Sandler Training. The guy Sal Aliadda or something gives a sales tip. The problem is he speaks in a very dull monotone voice. You think if you are trying to sell classes on salesmanship, you might want to pick someone who is exciting and sounds interested in what he is selling.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on March 05, 2009, 09:36:54 PM
Sandler Training?  Is that where they teach you how to act like Adam Sandler?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on March 05, 2009, 09:45:56 PM
I don't necessarily hate this one but it's definately strange.  It's a local radio commercial I heard this afternoon.  The first sentence of the commercial started out like this.  "Since the March Madness tournament is right around the corner, what's a better time to get your vasectomy?"   What?  They apparently only have 30 spots left that are scheduled to get you home in time for the games.  So sign up now gang.  I can think of hundreds of better ways to skip out on work to watch the tourney if that's your deal.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on March 06, 2009, 06:51:33 AM
There was a local vasectomy place that used to put up "humorous" billboards at the side of the interstate advertising their services. One said: "Tour Buses Welcome; Drivers FREE."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on March 06, 2009, 07:16:58 AM
I don't necessarily hate this one but it's definately strange.  It's a local radio commercial I heard this afternoon.  The first sentence of the commercial started out like this.  "Since the March Madness tournament is right around the corner, what's a better time to get your vasectomy?"   What?  They apparently only have 30 spots left that are scheduled to get you home in time for the games.  So sign up now gang.  I can think of hundreds of better ways to skip out on work to watch the tourney if that's your deal.


Maybe the idea is that you love March Madness so much that you randomly impregnate women?

No wonder women are suspicious of men.....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on March 06, 2009, 07:20:21 AM
Or maybe it's "Hey I'm mad me, why don't you wave that scalpel right under my jublies and then do a bit of jiggery pokery with them!":
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 29, 2009, 02:11:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Tq4nrmnqY9o&hl=en&fs=1

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 29, 2009, 02:47:45 PM
There's a business here in the southeastern Pennsylvania area called Carsense.  They sell used cars.  They have two lots in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey.  They advertise their high quality used cars at good prices.

The newest ad is about the economy, and how people have to cut back to save money.  It shows a kid with a bad haircut with the caption "cutting your own kids' hair".  It shows a family in beach gear crammed into a wading pool with the caption "vacations closer to home".  It shows one or two other things I can't remember.  Then it says "We all have to make cutbacks.  It's nice that there's one place you don't.  Carsense."

I always get irritated and think that, if your money is tight, especially so tight that you have to save 15 bucks by cutting your kids' hair yourself, the last thing you should be doing is buying a car.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on May 29, 2009, 03:23:27 PM
Who the hell is this one aimed at?  It plays before every movie at our local theater and its just stupid.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kg-p5Xsct4Y&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on May 29, 2009, 04:23:02 PM
Who the hell is this one aimed at?  It plays before every movie at our local theater and its just stupid.

http://www.youtube.com/v/kg-p5Xsct4Y&hl=en&fs=1

It's sort of taking the Mr. Sparkle approach to product advocacy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on May 29, 2009, 05:29:52 PM
Recently I've heard on the radio yet another iteration of the commercial where some idiot calls the company's customer service line wanting to know what the "catch" is on the company's most recent deal.  For those that don't know what I'm talking about, here's the script that they use for every iteration of the commercial, a script that does not change in any iteration except for the name of the product or service being offered.

OPERATOR:  Hello, (Name of product or service) help line, how can I help you?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, what's the catch?
OPERATOR:  Catch?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, you guys have that (general details of deal or sale going on) deal going on, so I want to know what's the catch?
OPERATOR:  There's no catch, sir (or ma'am), (operator then re-states what the customer just said, only going into slightly more detail).  Oh, but there's one more thing...
CUSTOMER:  The catch, right?
OPERATOR:  No, actually (operator then goes on to talk about another aspect of the deal or sale that the customer apparently did not know about.)
CUSTOMER:  Wow, that is a great deal!
OPERATOR:  Yep, and there's no catch.

Here's my version of the commercial.

OPERATOR:  Ajax Insurance Company Help Line, how can I help you?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, I wanted to ask about the catch.
OPERATOR:  The catch, sir?
CUSTOMER:  Look, you asshole, your company offers the lowest insurance rates in town, and I know you can't offer rates that low unless you're going to try to find some way to f*ck me over.  So if you don't stop DICKING me around and tell me what the hell the goddamn catch is, I will find you and I will set your f*cking house on fire!!!
OPERATOR:  OH GOD!!! PLEASE, SIR, THERE'S NO CATCH!!! I SWEAR TO GOD!!!  PLEASE!!!
CUSTOMER:  DON'T YOU LIE TO ME!!! DON'T YOU DARE F*CKING LIE TO ME, YOU STUPID BITCH!!!
OPERATOR:  SIR, PLEASE, ON THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN, I SWEAR I'M NOT LYING!!! THERE IS NO CATCH!!!  NOT A ONE!!!  PLEASE!!!
CUSTOMER:  NO CATCH?!!!
OPERATOR:  No sir!
CUSTOMER:  NO F*CKING CATCH?
OPERATOR:  Absolutely no catches, sir!  I would tell you if there were, I swear!
CUSTOMER:  So your prices really are that low?
OPERATOR:  Yes sir.
CUSTOMER:  Wow.  That is a great deal.
OPERATOR:  Yes sir, we like to think so.
CUSTOMER:  You'd have to be some f*cking short bus riding retard not to want to sign up for this right away.
OPERATOR:  Yes sir.
CUSTOMER:  F*ckin' A Right!
OPERATOR:  F*ckin' A, sir!

I think that would be a more intersting variation on the theme, don't you?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on May 29, 2009, 09:19:08 PM
Recently I've heard on the radio yet another iteration of the commercial where some idiot calls the company's customer service line wanting to know what the "catch" is on the company's most recent deal.  For those that don't know what I'm talking about, here's the script that they use for every iteration of the commercial, a script that does not change in any iteration except for the name of the product or service being offered.

OPERATOR:  Hello, (Name of product or service) help line, how can I help you?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, what's the catch?
OPERATOR:  Catch?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, you guys have that (general details of deal or sale going on) deal going on, so I want to know what's the catch?
OPERATOR:  There's no catch, sir (or ma'am), (operator then re-states what the customer just said, only going into slightly more detail).  Oh, but there's one more thing...
CUSTOMER:  The catch, right?
OPERATOR:  No, actually (operator then goes on to talk about another aspect of the deal or sale that the customer apparently did not know about.)
CUSTOMER:  Wow, that is a great deal!
OPERATOR:  Yep, and there's no catch.

Here's my version of the commercial.

OPERATOR:  Ajax Insurance Company Help Line, how can I help you?
CUSTOMER:  Yeah, I wanted to ask about the catch.
OPERATOR:  The catch, sir?
CUSTOMER:  Look, you asshole, your company offers the lowest insurance rates in town, and I know you can't offer rates that low unless you're going to try to find some way to f*ck me over.  So if you don't stop DICKING me around and tell me what the hell the goddamn catch is, I will find you and I will set your f*cking house on fire!!!
OPERATOR:  OH GOD!!! PLEASE, SIR, THERE'S NO CATCH!!! I SWEAR TO GOD!!!  PLEASE!!!
CUSTOMER:  DON'T YOU LIE TO ME!!! DON'T YOU DARE F*CKING LIE TO ME, YOU STUPID BITCH!!!
OPERATOR:  SIR, PLEASE, ON THE LIVES OF MY CHILDREN, I SWEAR I'M NOT LYING!!! THERE IS NO CATCH!!!  NOT A ONE!!!  PLEASE!!!
CUSTOMER:  NO CATCH?!!!
OPERATOR:  No sir!
CUSTOMER:  NO F*CKING CATCH?
OPERATOR:  Absolutely no catches, sir!  I would tell you if there were, I swear!
CUSTOMER:  So your prices really are that low?
OPERATOR:  Yes sir.
CUSTOMER:  Wow.  That is a great deal.
OPERATOR:  Yes sir, we like to think so.
CUSTOMER:  You'd have to be some f*cking short bus riding retard not to want to sign up for this right away.
OPERATOR:  Yes sir.
CUSTOMER:  F*ckin' A Right!
OPERATOR:  F*ckin' A, sir!

I think that would be a more intersting variation on the theme, don't you?
Now if only we could get Tarentino to start making commercials instead of movies....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 30, 2009, 10:42:52 AM
How about the one with they guy going around taking pennies, so, what's the image/message they are going for there?  Come to Taco Bell, our customers are giant douches...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on May 30, 2009, 10:46:03 AM
Plus wouldn't you need slightly more than the 89 pennies he collects, not been in a Taco Bell for a while (not since the opened a Del Taco near me) but I seem to recall them charging tax.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 30, 2009, 05:41:26 PM
Plus wouldn't you need slightly more than the 89 pennies he collects, not been in a Taco Bell for a while (not since the opened a Del Taco near me) but I seem to recall them charging tax.

I guess they shot the commercial in Delaware, or one of the other states that doesn't have a sales tax.

I've noticed they have a new version where they ony show the guy with all the cents on the counter, don't show him going around taking them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on May 31, 2009, 02:31:44 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/FyuaCLM_syA&hl=en&fs=1

I understand the idea behind this kind of commercial, but what I don't get is why they're applying the idiot characterization to their own costumer base.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on May 31, 2009, 07:44:25 AM
I don't get the trend in commercials that grossing people out will get them to buy your product.  Like that axe commercial about the guy whose sweat comes out of his armpits like water out of a fire hose until he starts using axe.  If the commercial grosses and weirds me out, I'm less likely to buy that product.  So I don't get it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 10:33:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Tq4nrmnqY9o&hl=en&fs=1



Wow that add made me want to run a line of shopping carts into the next prius I see at work.

I hate SMUG!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on June 02, 2009, 10:41:22 AM
There's a reason they call it the Toyota Pious.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on June 02, 2009, 02:20:53 PM
Too bad the bad the fuel savings don't overcome the extra sticker-price.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 02, 2009, 02:26:31 PM
True but then it's a rare (or pharmaceutical focused) advert that points out the demerits of the product.

Nothing can be done about the looks of the Prius it seems,
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 02:30:46 PM
No I hate the add because it seems to be says "if everyone bought our product the world would be perfect and if you don't buy it you are an evil person who is killing the planet".

You do know that hybrids are not going to stop global warming don't you?

We all need to stop using oil period.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 02, 2009, 02:34:53 PM
I've said this before and I'll say it again, they just need to make these
(http://www.rhoadescar.com/4w1p-h1.jpg)
a bit more appealing and we'll all be able to cut out petrol, and have the trimmest thighs you ever did see. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 02, 2009, 02:38:17 PM
That's part of making it more appealing; some sort of protective layer.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on June 02, 2009, 02:39:00 PM
Too bad the bad the fuel savings don't overcome the extra sticker-price.

But you still use less fuel, which, if you're not a totally selfish bastard, is a good thing.

No, a "good thing," by environmental standards, would be to drive a car that didn't use gasoline at all. There are plenty of options for this, but none of them will be employed by the Prius crowd, because they're not convenient.

Hybrid cars are a P.C. status toy, purchased by people with more money than sense for the sole purpose of feeling better about themselves.


p.s. I won't even go into the issue of the batteries hybrid cars require.

p.p.s. Last time I checked, people pay for the fuel they use. Kindly explain how it is "selfish" to drive a less fuel-efficient car.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 02, 2009, 03:16:02 PM
The National Crime Prevention Council has bought a ridiculous number of commercials on our local radio station.  Every break there's at least two of them played back to back.  They give great advice for avoiding crimes.

Some examples-

-Did you know that your car is easier to steal if you leave it unattended, with the engine running.
-It's ok to cross the street if you're coming up on a group of shady looking individuals.
-Abandoned buildings are often used by drug dealers and teenagers for underaged drinking parties.
-If you are the victim of a crime you should report it.  
-If your kids find the door of your house kicked in, they probably shouldn't go inside by themselves.
-And my personal favorite - Did you know there's such a thing as a "gang" that young people often get recruited into.  Apparently they recruit troubled kids and give them a feeling of belonging, and often engage in acts of violence.  I was shocked by this news.



Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 05:04:32 PM


p.p.s. Last time I checked, people pay for the fuel they use. Kindly explain how it is "selfish" to drive a less fuel-efficient car.

Because regardless of paying for it, it's a finite resource.

Yeah if you ask me the government should start forcing woman to get abortions after their first child.

Also people shouldn't be allowed to live in the country.

Anyone who spends more then $10 a week on gas should be shot dead in the street with out a trial.

We don't need personal freedom we need one all powerful ruler to punish the selfish.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 05:31:32 PM
Yeah dictatorship and the governments absolute control of every persons life rules!

Also i don't think anyone should ever be allowed to leave their town of birth for any reason ever.

Also owning anyone who make more then $4000 a year should have the rest of their money taken away.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 02, 2009, 07:01:04 PM
Anywho........

The annoying budweiser ads where the smug guy in the frumpy closes draws things with this fingers is currently annoying me.


P.S.   When my current 1998 BWM 528 dies (102K miles so far), I will probably be getting a Toyota prious/pyrus/paprika as it is just about the highest rated car that Consumer's Reports has ever reviewed.   Reliability and no hassle are what I crave.   And when gas does go back up to $4 a gallon, I will not be suffering.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 03, 2009, 06:12:56 AM
There is an ad for one of the local hospitals that shows people being stalked by a gurney. I'm not sure if I absolutely hate it or if I find it horribly fascinating.

Another local hospital takes a similar tack in that they feature somebody going about there day while being watched by two smug orderlies resting nonchalantly against a gurney. Eventually the person notices the orderlies and demands to know why they are there, to be informed that it's because they are about to have a heart attack.

Why not just give them the hooded robes and scyths and have done with it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 03, 2009, 07:18:44 AM
There is an ad for one of the local hospitals that shows people being stalked by a gurney. I'm not sure if I absolutely hate it or if I find it horribly fascinating.

Another local hospital takes a similar tack in that they feature somebody going about there day while being watched by two smug orderlies resting nonchalantly against a gurney. Eventually the person notices the orderlies and demands to know why they are there, to be informed that it's because they are about to have a heart attack.

Why not just give them the hooded robes and scyths and have done with it?

Wow, you must have a lot of demonic hospitals in your area.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 03, 2009, 08:03:27 AM
You know what I will go for gas vouchers the day people in the big cities are forced to live with out AC or heat in order to save oil.

Where I live everything in about 15 miles away from everything else.

Voucher systems are always proposed by people who have a reason why it should apply to them.

Also in order to save oil no one should be allowed to own large houses.

Also before I would support travel being restricted for normal people I want to see the government shut down hollywood and ban air travel.

If you want me to suffer and have to lose my job you start suffering too.

Also you could decide to restrict how much your travel without the government doing anything to anyone else,seems to me the only selfish one is you.

You want everyone else to live in a third world country,for something that you are not willing to do anything about on your own.

Talk to me when you stop driving,using taxis,and buses.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 03, 2009, 08:14:33 AM
I live 11 miles from the nearest city.  You know what I do? I go in once a week.  If your job is 15 miles away from where you live, perhaps you should move.

Maybe you have moving money just sitting around but I don't.

If you don't work in the city why to you ever need to going into it.

You could order everything online.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on June 03, 2009, 10:50:13 AM
Cars aren't going away for a very long time.

I'd love to bike to work every day, but I don't trust the crazies on the road, texting and doing makeup and drinking coffee and generally not paying attention. Also there's the elements. Not that it rains much in my area, but if it does, I don't want to have to duck and cover. Also there's the relentless sun.

On the other hand, if you want to buy a Prius or a hybrid of any kind, or a smart car, or if you want to drop your personal oil consumption all together, MORE POWER TO YOU!! I applaud anyone who takes an issue and sticks to it. If you're gonna talk the talk, walk the walk. And don't let anyone tell you off for doing so. We could all do well with being more responsible. In all honesty, I think America is doing much more than ever to help recycle and generally live more responsibly and waste less. Sure, there's plenty more to do, but I think the general consensus is gearing more toward responsible living nowadays.

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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 03, 2009, 11:14:56 AM
If you ask me if the government is going to limit how much gas each person can use they should also limit how much electricity each person gets to use.

Also as soon as someone is unable to work they should be put to sleep,since they can't do anything to earn their oil any more.

Then again i think it's a bad idea for us to live in terror of running out of oil and let it dictate how we life our lives,so i may be full of shit.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 03, 2009, 09:01:28 PM
Speaking of politics, I hate pretty much every political commercial ever made, regardless of the candidate or the issue.  I haven't seen any lately, but I thought maybe I could use that to segue back to the topic...?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on June 03, 2009, 11:19:50 PM
I like the idea of gasoline vouchers, personally.  Every adult citizen gets X amount. You can sell them if you want, but if you don't have a voucher, no gas.

So you're not bothered by the facts that this idea is:

A) openly fascist, and

B) utterly unworkable from a practical standpoint?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on June 03, 2009, 11:22:19 PM
Yeah dictatorship and the governments absolute control of every persons life rules!

Also i don't think anyone should ever be allowed to leave their town of birth for any reason ever.

Also owning anyone who make more then $4000 a year should have the rest of their money taken away.



Yeah, complete batshit insanity! RRARGH Blah lbah overreact! Immaturity halfwitted nonsense!

Doctor Who?'s suggestions might be hyperbole, but in context, they're far less disturbing the idiocy that you suggested with a straight face.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 04:38:10 AM
I like the idea of gasoline vouchers, personally.  Every adult citizen gets X amount. You can sell them if you want, but if you don't have a voucher, no gas.
So you're not bothered by the facts that this idea is:

A) openly fascist, and

B) utterly unworkable from a practical standpoint?

It's really not fascist, I do so hate the misuse of that term.

Now it is possibly totalitarian but while all fascists are totalitarian not all totalitarians are fascist.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 04, 2009, 04:54:24 AM
Speaking of politics, I hate pretty much every political commercial ever made, regardless of the candidate or the issue.  I haven't seen any lately, but I thought maybe I could use that to segue back to the topic...?

Dream on!

They are still running those stupid Subway ads where people dance around, yell "Five Dollar Foot Long" and laugh like they just said something hilarious.   God how annoying.    WHAT THE FRAK IS FUNNY?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 04, 2009, 07:28:30 AM
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 07:30:28 AM
So in other words you think personal freedom is bust and the more control the government is given the better.

Why stop there why not put cameras in people's homes to make sure they don't wait water?

Why not put people to sleep at the age of 65?

Why not ban travel out and out?

In these days of the internet there really is no reason why people have to travel?

Who elected you and gave you the right to judge the rest of the world?

You know this is the same system they have been trying in communist countries for almost 100 years,show me one country where it doesn't end in the rich government class oppressing the poor workers.

People would never vote for this year after year so are you in favor of appointing one man absolute ruler for life?

Should my whole family and I be shot in the street because we can't cut back on our driving

We are working the only shifts we can get at the only jobs we can get and living at the only house we have.

Why aren't you demanding that we drill for more oil,if we would drill for it it would not be expensive?

You are only for this because you think you are better then everyone else and you think in the new order you would be part of the elite.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 07:32:51 AM
You really need to calm down there doc, you just come off as histrionic.

Nobody is suggesting any of the things you put forth and you just sound silly trying to link what has been said to the things you listed.

I'll say it again, calm down.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 07:35:11 AM
If you read my post you would see I am pointing out the flaws in your "logic".

I really hope you find out what it is some day not to be part of the rich who don't have to worry about going to work and making ends meet.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 07:37:35 AM
Wildly rambling posts containing extreme extrapolations and employing the slippery slope logical fallacy are never effective argumentative tools.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 07:39:25 AM
Yeah I don't know about you but I love taking a refreshing dip in the money bin every morning ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 07:44:24 AM
Ok just answer me  four questions about your system.

How would it be better then the systems like it that are used in communist countries and dictatorships?

Why haven't you suggested drilling for oil?

How would you make sure it was kept in place no matter how unpopular it became and who was elected?

How is it not attack on personal freedom and choice?

Yes i do know that we had systems like this in war time,but those were short term and were only in place until we had a victory they were never meant to be used long turn.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 04, 2009, 07:47:18 AM
You know those commercials where a bunch of different people say different parts of a paragraph?  And usually the commercial switches speaker mid sentence?  God I hate those.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 04, 2009, 07:48:01 AM
Yes, well, in the meantime I'll just be taking moneybaths and commanding my armies of servants.  One of them will be happy to help you off that cross later though.

Can anyone in your army drive?  I need to drop off my car for some maintenance work and I need a ride home from the mechanic.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 04, 2009, 07:56:59 AM
First off, Doc, I sympathize with your viewpoint, but calm down.  Second of all, why should the government get to decide how much gas I need, and thereby decide which businesses I get to patronize?  Maybe I don't need to drive to Schnuck's when there's a Food Giant that I can walk to, but what if Food Giant doesn't have what I'm looking for, or what if Schnuck's prices are better?  
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 04, 2009, 08:01:21 AM
First off, Doc, I sympathize with your viewpoint, but calm down.  Second of all, why should the government get to decide how much gas I need, and thereby decide which businesses I get to patronize?  Maybe I don't need to drive to Schnuck's when there's a Food Giant that I can walk to, but what if Food Giant doesn't have what I'm looking for, or what if Schnuck's prices are better?  

Ah, I miss St. Louis and shopping at Schnuck's ("the friendliest store in town")......... shopping at HEB (Harry E. Butts) is not the same.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 04, 2009, 08:15:14 AM
I live 11 miles from the nearest city.  You know what I do? I go in once a week.  If your job is 15 miles away from where you live, perhaps you should move.

Be realistic.  Moving is not easy, especially for families.  Procuring a new home is not like buying new tires.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 08:29:49 AM
Ok just answer me  four questions about your system.

How would it be better then the systems like it that are used in communist countries and dictatorships?

Why would it need to be?


Quote

Have you ever read a book Glasnot or anything less written by people living in the USSR?

As it turned out no one got gas or was allowed to travel except rich government types.

It was a protect the rich system.

Also how is limiting how mach gas people can use any less of a band aid then drilling for oil?  At least drilling for oil mean there is more oil.

Why not drill and cut back?

Also those soccer moms that you talk about as if they were sub human do have the right to vote.

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I suppose it is. But people often make bad choices for themselves which are massively harmful to people around them. 

Under that logic Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia should have been perfect countries.

Also why are you cut backs limited to cars.

Why not ban air conditioning and heat too?

Both of those use oil too.

Limiting people's use of cars would do little to set back the date we run out of oil on it's own.

How do you feel about things like air travel,TV,video games,movies,and computers?

If you ask me taking away personal freedom should be the last resort not the first.

To me person freedom is something that needs to be expanded across the earth.

To me personal freedom is not something to be feared and I don't think i have to right to make choices for other people and i don't think of them in sub human stereotypes.

If you want to cut back more power to you but it doesn't make you better then anyone else and it doesn't mean that the people who don't live like you need their freedom taken away.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 08:31:27 AM
Not helping your case at all, calm down.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 04, 2009, 08:38:51 AM
I drive a small car and try to combine as many of my errands into a single trip.  Still, the 40 miles to and from work that I drive every day puts me through about 17 gallons a week.  Moving closer to work and getting a different job are not viable options.  The mass transit system would take about 2 1/2 hours to get to work, and a similar amount of time to get home.

Even trying to be environmentally conscious, the deck is not stacked in favor of everyone.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 04, 2009, 08:47:09 AM
I agree that being wasteful is not a viable solution.  But I also don't think that the majority of people are consciously being wasteful.  And the government doesn't need to force those that are unconsciously being wasteful to stop it.  Because they would just end up punishing those that are being responsible. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 09:00:45 AM
Okay, if personal freedom is tantamount to you, I bet you are just fine with abortions, right?

Not one it comes to murdering babies.

Nice try.

 You have no idea that electricity comes from oil and that gas comes from oil?

 Your system has been tried many times before and didn't work.

Also anything that anyone needs to do can bee done over the internet so why are you pro any travel?

Also why are you in such a hurry to take away freedom and yet you will not at least try drilling for oil.

Who made you a judge to decide what is wasteful and what is not?

I still see you talking about people who don't live like you as if they are sub human and need you to think for them.

My family has to Drive in to town once week to recycle,and in the mean time one room of our house is always full of trash wait to be taken their so i am not against conserving.

Also who would you say gets to decided if I am wasteful and what should happen to me in that case?

I am not ranting I am asking honest questions about the system you are putting forward based on what I have seen happen with similar systems in the past.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2009, 09:05:02 AM
Okay, if personal freedom is tantamount to you, I bet you are just fine with abortions, right?
Not one it comes to murdering babies.

Nice try

Oh my god, you're Edward Current aren't you? ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 09:10:24 AM
Okay, if personal freedom is tantamount to you, I bet you are just fine with abortions, right?
Not one it comes to murdering babies.

Nice try

Oh my god, your Edward Current aren't you? ;)

I am also anti death penalty except in the case of dictators that we can't risk coming to power again or scaring people by making them think they can return to power.

I don't believe in killing anyone.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 04, 2009, 10:25:52 AM
ANYWAY, to get on topic...

I hate the commercials for Subway. I HAT that F***in jingle. I mute the car radio when it comes on...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 04, 2009, 03:18:09 PM
ANYWAY, to get on topic...

I hate the commercials for Subway. I HAT that F***in jingle. I mute the car radio when it comes on...

Is that car radio in a hybrid? 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 04, 2009, 03:49:59 PM
*looks up* Abortion? Oil? The hell?

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 04, 2009, 08:42:47 PM
If I see a charmin add there is no way i am finishing dinner.

There is also no way i will ever buy their product.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 04, 2009, 08:46:05 PM
I really dislike any commercial where it shows "real" people "singing" a business's jingle and laughing when they sing off key.  The implied message of the commercial being "See?  Our jingle is so popular that people are willing to humiliate themselves on camera singing it!" while missing the fact that the jingle is annoying.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 04, 2009, 09:20:53 PM
Exactly!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 04, 2009, 09:30:37 PM
May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

There's one where they were talking about how lesser toilet paper brands leave pieces of TP behind after you wipe. Of course this concept was given the visual aid of a bear brushing flakes of TP off his big hairy ass. Ew?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Ayriana22 on June 04, 2009, 10:18:09 PM
Any commercial Jimmy Johns has... especially the screaming one. It makes me want to throw my TV out the window. And as of late all of the annoying, Sell us your gold! Used or broken gold jewelry!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 05, 2009, 02:46:07 AM
And as of late all of the annoying, Sell us your gold! Used or broken gold jewelry!!

Yes, sell us the gold chain you ripped off the neck of your victim your broken gold.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 05, 2009, 03:32:24 AM
May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

There's one where they were talking about how lesser toilet paper brands leave pieces of TP behind after you wipe. Of course this concept was given the visual aid of a bear brushing flakes of TP off his big hairy ass. Ew?

Everyone knows bears wipe with rabbits. Has nobody heard that joke?

That was one of my favorites when I was a kid.   The first time my dad told me, I just cracked up.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Drusilla on June 05, 2009, 09:25:33 AM
Billy Mayze (sp?)  frightens me... no-one should be that excited over cleaning products...

Thos cash4gold commericals... honestly I just don't trust those bastards.

Axe commericals, but specifically the Axe Chocolate commerical... not only is it sexist it is disturbing.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2009, 09:32:44 AM
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 05, 2009, 10:14:20 AM
Yeah, Axe commercials make me want to somehow escape my demographic like it's a burning building.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on June 05, 2009, 12:26:50 PM
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2009, 01:41:52 PM
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.
I HAVE to see that. Is it on Youtube?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: jasimon1 on June 05, 2009, 02:21:22 PM

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 07:19:07 PM

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on June 05, 2009, 07:54:54 PM
I hate the Axe commercials, and most all cologn commercials* because they always use some guy who looks like he could smell like raw sewage and still get women.

*Except for Bruce Campbell's Od Spice commercials, because, well, they're just awesome!

Old Spice has good ones.  The NPH one is also awesome.
I HAVE to see that. Is it on Youtube?


http://www.youtube.com/v/TusJ8HSLaUs&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on June 05, 2009, 08:28:59 PM
Thanks, that was funny.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 09:21:01 PM
I love Neil Patrick Harris, it made it even harder when he was officially taken off of the market for us chicks.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2009, 05:49:54 AM

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.

Not sure if Sicgirl has the same experience of how people receive research as me (though I suspect she might) but clients often look to research to confirm what they have already decided upon rather than listening to advice against that particular element.

If they're dead set on the bears, it would take a massive amount of research to change that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 06, 2009, 06:41:31 AM
So we all have to suffer because some executive at Charmin thinks the f---ing bears are "cute"?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on June 06, 2009, 07:36:44 AM
Pretty much, yes. I mean they might change their mind down the road but like Sicgirl said, they're interested in what those "cute" bears can say rather than if those bears are indeed "cute".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: SJP on June 06, 2009, 08:45:24 AM
The Charmin bears, by themselves, are one thing...what made me cringe at them forever was the one second shot in one commercial.  In that shot, there's a close-up of one of the bear's faces, and from its facial expression, it's really enjoying what it's doing with that Charmin.  I'm shocked it didn't go around town afterwards showing it to everybody.

Nothing says charm quite like a cartoon bear shoving toilet paper up its ass with a big ol' grin on its face.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 06, 2009, 08:53:06 AM
Well I have no choice.

I am going to have to destroy the charmin company.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: jasimon1 on June 06, 2009, 10:27:03 AM

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

You nailed it right on the head.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.

Not sure if Sicgirl has the same experience of how people receive research as me (though I suspect she might) but clients often look to research to confirm what they have already decided upon rather than listening to advice against that particular element.

If they're dead set on the bears, it would take a massive amount of research to change that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: jasimon1 on June 06, 2009, 10:27:51 AM
Well I have no choice.

I am going to have to destroy the charmin company.

Well, you'll actually be taking down P&G then which oddly enough also makes those Old Spice commercials you all love :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 06, 2009, 03:13:12 PM
Well I have no choice.

I am going to have to destroy the charmin company.

Well, you'll actually be taking down P&G then which oddly enough also makes those Old Spice commercials you all love :)

Foiled!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TeamRAD on June 06, 2009, 03:46:51 PM
I hate the Axe commercials

Their commercials are horrible, but I endorse the said products. Especially their "Whatever" hair paste. The stuff is magic as I can finally pull off my bed-head style w/ pizzazz. Thank you, Axe!

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on June 06, 2009, 05:26:44 PM
I hate the Axe commercials

Their commercials are horrible, but I endorse the said products. Especially their "Whatever" hair paste. The stuff is magic as I can finally pull off my bed-head style w/ pizzazz. Thank you, Axe!



I haven't had to style my hair since I went with the viking look, but I too remember a time when I tried to get my hair to stick up... just... right... I don't remember what I looked like, but I'm sure it was horrible.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: SJP on June 06, 2009, 07:48:51 PM
My hair refuses to conform to any and all hair products.  It's like trying to apply a band-aid to lava flow; it can be done, certainly, but it's not worth the risk, and it looks silly just to try.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 08, 2009, 08:27:15 AM
What about that one commercial, where the woman cleans the table with wax?  I saw that, and I darn near puked.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 08, 2009, 08:27:55 AM

May I just ask who the hell Charmin has in their test groups that keep giving those damn bears the okay? A bear taking a dump in the woods is adorable, apparently .

Actually, Charmin very rarely tests the Bears any more. I work in market research and my client is Charmin and Bounty. They are pretty set on the carrier of the message. It's really just the message that is constantly changing. Most likely the only way Charmin is going to move away from the bears is if Cottonelle moves away from the puppy and vice versa.

You nailed it right on the head.

Sicgirl I beg you, on behalf of the human race, lock the Charmin marketing executives in a room and beat some sense into them. Or just beat them, I'm not picky.

The Cottonelle puppy works because it's cute, not disgusting and ridiculous like the bears.

Not sure if Sicgirl has the same experience of how people receive research as me (though I suspect she might) but clients often look to research to confirm what they have already decided upon rather than listening to advice against that particular element.

If they're dead set on the bears, it would take a massive amount of research to change that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: dignan on June 08, 2009, 10:23:12 AM
What about that one commercial, where the woman cleans the table with wax?  I saw that, and I darn near puked.

If I had seen that ad, I WOULD have puked.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: SJP on June 08, 2009, 09:45:18 PM
How old is that ad?  I saw something on Youtube with some old '70s commercial with a kid eating peanut butter and mayonnaise and Favor Polish.  That it?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 13, 2009, 04:27:27 PM
**wrong thread
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Nekrose on June 15, 2009, 08:16:31 AM
I hate any of those furniture place adverts. They seem to go on for hours with that horrible music. Just get off.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 15, 2009, 10:09:53 AM
I hate any of those furniture place adverts. They seem to go on for hours with that horrible music. Just get off.

Oh the irony. I'm reading your post and have the TV on in the background. What should come on? A commercial for a furniture consignment place.. With bad music!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 15, 2009, 10:29:48 AM
I'm starting to really want that Gecko dead....in a horribly slow fashion.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 16, 2009, 05:45:55 PM
Another commercial love:

http://www.youtube.com/v/bV2XphGofCE&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 16, 2009, 05:55:51 PM
Another commercial love:

http://www.youtube.com/v/bV2XphGofCE&hl=en&fs=1&

There is already a thread for commercials we love.

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,5734.0.html (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,5734.0.html)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 16, 2009, 05:57:39 PM
Oh..ok.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on June 16, 2009, 10:43:35 PM
It's not a commercial technically, but I hate the video about blu-ray that loops over and over at Target every time I go in there.  It says the switch from DVD to Blu-Ray is like the switch from VHS to DVD.  That's not really a valid comparison.  DVD and Blu-Ray aren't two completely different and incompatible technologies.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on June 18, 2009, 01:15:59 PM
It's not a commercial technically, but I hate the video about blu-ray that loops over and over at Target every time I go in there.  It says the switch from DVD to Blu-Ray is like the switch from VHS to DVD.  That's not really a valid comparison.  DVD and Blu-Ray aren't two completely different and incompatible technologies.

I also hate that. But not as much as the shit that plays (or used to anyway) in Wal-Mart. Paula Deen. Shudder.

I definitely prefer they just show a movie. A stupid commercial isn't going to make me want to buy, it's gonna make me want to destroy!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 18, 2009, 01:30:42 PM
I have to imagine these commercials have been touched on at some point in the last 58 pages of this thread... but to hell if I'm going to bother to find out...

Anyways, I absolutely hated these commercials when they were running back in the early 90s... Although now I do sorta appreciate the "hey, I'm a douche, fucking deal with it" vibe that they pressed forward with unabashedly.... That takes real balls... something advertising is not generally known for.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HkBxl8Cq-fI&hl=en&fs=1&

http://www.youtube.com/v/MLa2j_z2thI&hl=en&fs=1&


Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 18, 2009, 02:17:46 PM
I have to imagine these commercials have been touched on at some point in the last 58 pages of this thread... but to hell if I'm going to bother to find out...

Anyways, I absolutely hated these commercials when they were running back in the early 90s... Although now I do sorta appreciate the "hey, I'm a douche, fucking deal with it" vibe that they pressed forward with unabashedly.... That takes real balls... something advertising is not generally known for.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HkBxl8Cq-fI&hl=en&fs=1&


Where are they now? (http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33526)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 18, 2009, 02:19:51 PM
I have to imagine these commercials have been touched on at some point in the last 58 pages of this thread... but to hell if I'm going to bother to find out...

Anyways, I absolutely hated these commercials when they were running back in the early 90s... Although now I do sorta appreciate the "hey, I'm a douche, fucking deal with it" vibe that they pressed forward with unabashedly.... That takes real balls... something advertising is not generally known for.


I don't understand those.  How do they edit the pages?  Why is that web site so thick?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 21, 2009, 09:17:53 AM
I have to imagine these commercials have been touched on at some point in the last 58 pages of this thread... but to hell if I'm going to bother to find out...

Anyways, I absolutely hated these commercials when they were running back in the early 90s... Although now I do sorta appreciate the "hey, I'm a douche, fucking deal with it" vibe that they pressed forward with unabashedly.... That takes real balls... something advertising is not generally known for.

http://www.youtube.com/v/HkBxl8Cq-fI&hl=en&fs=1&



I remember those from when I was a kid!

I used to have a tape with some Star Trek episodes on it and that was one of the adds that was on it again and again.

I remember even as a kid thinking "I wouldn't buy anything from this guy".

Weird add let me tell you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Lazlo on June 21, 2009, 10:05:05 AM
Well, I hate those Chef Boyardee commercials.

I mean tame the beast in you? What's that about? ???
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 21, 2009, 11:50:54 AM
Well, I hate those Chef Boyardee commercials.

I mean tame the beast in you? What's that about? ???

It mutates you and the only way to counter act the mutation for a while is to eat more.... that or it is some sick representation on puberty and CB reverses it...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: pstokely on June 21, 2009, 10:02:10 PM
Neil's Repo Plaza
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=9210964736921898687&hl=en

Midwest Hemorrhoid Treatment Center (don't suffer in silence)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGw5uAJBHc
http://www.mwhtc.com/html/spots.html
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 28, 2009, 06:39:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/eOtqw_IEGh0&hl=en&fs=1&"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: stansimpson on July 10, 2009, 04:59:45 PM
Got the idea to make this while a Clorox ad kept playing during Conan:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture2-4.png)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: quistisffviii on July 14, 2009, 02:07:05 PM
In my area, the Flint, Mi area, we have dealerships called RPM and they have this song that just says over and over again, "RPM! Auto Sales! RPM Au-to- Sales." 
About 13 years ago, another dealership, Patsy Lou (wife of the recently resigned mayor), happened to get Burt Reynolds in town for a dealership ad referencing Smokey and the Bandit.  They ad was on for over a year and on almost all the time. 
Vince Offer the Shamwow/Quick Chop/Attacked by a hooker guy, is so annoying and seems like a prick, but one of his lines, does make me laugh on that Quick Chop commercial, because it's so cheesy.   
There is also the recent vibrating Trojan product, with the two younger women whispering about it and then the older woman rolling her eyes, leaning over,  and finally telling them a little more information.  That just makes me cringe. 
The whole roll over minutes mom from AT&T is starting to bug me too. 

If I think of any more, I'll post them. 

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Minnesota on July 14, 2009, 05:29:18 PM
Yeah, those roll over minute commercials suck.

My least favorite commercial is still the Subway 5 dollar footlong ad... go away already!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: quistisffviii on July 14, 2009, 06:11:39 PM
The local Subway charges 6 for a foot long.  They should get rid of that ad just for false advertisement.  Yeah, that one is getting annoying too but unfortunately that song is stuck my head.. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 14, 2009, 08:05:55 PM
There's a "Pawn Your Ride" place here in northern Georgia that uses this guy named Cledus T. Judd as a spokesman....

He a hick "comedian" who makes Larry The Cable Guy look like Victor Borge.  Backward hat, strange looking glasses in shirt tails and boxer shorts covered with dollar signs standing in front of a green screen with these bad drawings of cars, motorcycles and things coming and going behind him. And he's yelling and whistling and just being annoying as hell....

Evidently not even interesting enough to any of his "fans" for it to be on YouTube.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on July 24, 2009, 10:00:26 AM
This new T-mobile commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/v/vVvhMOBXbp8&hl=en&fs=1&

What kept the wife from leaping off of the couch and strangling the bastard is beyond me.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on July 24, 2009, 10:17:56 AM
The local Subway charges 6 for a foot long.  They should get rid of that ad just for false advertisement.  Yeah, that one is getting annoying too but unfortunately that song is stuck my head.. 

Unfortunately, the people who make the ads are not responsible for the policies of every single Subway restaurant.  We have a similar problem where I work.  Ever so often, commercials and print ads for Kmart will advertise cd's as being on sale.  The problem is, the Kmart where I work no longer sells cd's (except around Christmas, and even then we only sell Christmas cd's).  So while it is technically false advertising, I don't think anyone who wanted to sue the company would have much of a case, as the advertisements are meant for the company as a whole, and not specifically the one where you live.  And I haven't really paid close attention to the aforementioned Subway ads, but I would imagine there's probably a disclaimer somewhere that says something like "At participating restaurants", and as long as that's there, then legally they've done all they need to do.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zeether on July 24, 2009, 12:46:55 PM
Yeah, those roll over minute commercials suck.

My least favorite commercial is still the Subway 5 dollar footlong ad... go away already!
I'll show them a five dollar footlong.

*unzips pants*
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 26, 2009, 09:38:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/eOtqw_IEGh0&hl=en&fs=1&"

Wow.  I thought she was going to have stroke.  If you can't take that once in a while then you need to keep your dog outside.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zeether on July 26, 2009, 06:30:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/eOtqw_IEGh0&hl=en&fs=1&"

Wow.  I thought she was going to have stroke.  If you can't take that once in a while then you need to keep your dog outside.
I think some animal abuse occurred afterwards.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on July 27, 2009, 10:23:11 AM
Vets recommend that when your dog does this you need to empty it's anal sacks.

Now her look of horror is completely justified.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: quistisffviii on August 04, 2009, 12:37:10 AM
To make those Quick Slap commercials more annoying, they decided to make a cheesy dance song for it now..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 04, 2009, 07:36:27 PM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Smoky on August 10, 2009, 02:55:09 PM
It would be a relief to never see hear that bad voiceover ask, "if eXtenze didn't do something pretty amazing, could we afford to do this?". You could afford it if you kept billing people over and over again for crap they don't want. Or infomercials with people talking about (and showing pictures of) clogged colons.

I particularly hate any kind of weight loss ad, but the ones with the bone-skinny women obsessing over calories are really sickening. And what the hell is up with that commercial with the woman chugging down a freaking yogurt in the supermarket. "At last, a yogurt with 80 calories instead of 100, guess I'll slurp that crap down like a deranged freak with a l. acidophilus  fetish in the middle of the supermarket."

 I had forgotten all about the Encyclopedia kid, but yes, I remember...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 10, 2009, 05:07:29 PM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Action Batch on August 10, 2009, 05:19:34 PM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.

It's life, and it's yours...for a nominal fee.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 10, 2009, 07:48:37 PM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.

It's life, and it's yours...for a nominal fee.

I saw one of their commercials this weekend on the NFL Channel............ is NOTHING scared??
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on August 10, 2009, 08:58:58 PM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.

It's life, and it's yours...for a nominal fee.

I saw one of their commercials this weekend on the NFL Channel
(http://www.mst3kinfo.com/aceg/9/908/908-3.jpg)
Go Scientology! Woo, Scientology! Scientology! Uh, Scientology? Yay, Scientology!  Go Scientology!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 11, 2009, 09:09:47 AM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.

It's life, and it's yours will be ours...for a nominal fee.


Fixed it.

I wonder if any of those actors were ever seen again.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 11, 2009, 10:14:47 AM
I'm sure I don't have to say a thing....

http://www.youtube.com/v/h1RaKWS6jb4&hl=en&fs=1

Wow, way to say absolutely nothing explaining your cult, Scientology.
Well how many sign ups would they get if they told you something about Scientology.  There is a reason they make people pay thousands of dollars before telling them what they are paying for.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 11, 2009, 11:15:04 AM
I hate those Safe Auto commercials with Justin Case. God that is a stupid pun. Just In Case...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 11, 2009, 11:31:09 AM
I hate those Safe Auto commercials with Justin Case. God that is a stupid pun. Just In Case...

Sounds like something Mike,Kevin,or Bill would get slapped for saying on a Track.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Smoky on August 11, 2009, 02:02:45 PM
I thought vets would do the anal sack thing themselves? Of course you'd have to pay for the visit and the clearing of the sacks.

Anyway, I just remembered an ad that I hate tremendously. I think it's for potato chips or something. The thing that really drives me up the walls is the song that plays. This high pitched woman singing "always be tru-u-u-ah-ah-ah" it makes me want to strangle that bag of potato chips!!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 11, 2009, 03:17:55 PM
I hate those Safe Auto commercials with Justin Case. God that is a stupid pun. Just In Case...

Sounds like something Mike,Kevin,or Bill would get slapped for saying on a Track.

it is..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on August 11, 2009, 08:29:22 PM
In the Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego board game, one of the criminals was named Justin Case.  It makes the commercials a little more bearable for me, imagining that the guy used to be a master criminal who stole Grant's Tomb and the Sphinx.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 13, 2009, 11:37:53 AM
A question to the ad exec who commissioned this (and the equally annoying tv ad):

(http://www.braun.com/medialib/images/common/male-grooming/bodygrooming/bodycruzer/ph-stage-bodycruzer-b55-global.jpg)

What part of the name peacock makes you think they are female? You tit.

Unless it's a product used to attract exceptionally fem drag queens. Judging by the one that is almost definitely a bloke, this is a possibility I suppose.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on August 13, 2009, 12:31:37 PM
A question to the ad exec who commissioned this (and the equally annoying tv ad):

(http://www.braun.com/medialib/images/common/male-grooming/bodygrooming/bodycruzer/ph-stage-bodycruzer-b55-global.jpg)

What part of the name peacock makes you think they are female? You tit.

Unless it's a product used to attract exceptionally fem drag queens. Judging by the one that is almost definitely a bloke, this is a possibility I suppose.

The most insane thing I have seen since The Room.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 09, 2009, 08:29:05 PM
That damn AT&T cellphone commercial with the tattooed ho "singer"....don't know who she is and don't want to.

"Those other girls you done been with...."   :gouge:

Jeez.....any parent who sees that and doesn't march straight into their kid's room and check that they own nothing this woman has produced....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on October 25, 2009, 02:00:39 PM
Dear god, those crappy McDonalds commerical with the loser guy from Heros SCREAMING during the dice roll....... they seem to be played EVERY commercial break during the football games.

McDonald's, we know that you target idiots who dont care what your grub tastes like, but give me a break.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on January 24, 2010, 12:52:15 PM
Another McDonalds commercial with the dipshit telling everyone "dont talk to me until I've had my coffee".

Okay dipshit, I wont.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: LordZordec on January 24, 2010, 05:13:13 PM
I hate the new Geico commercials with the bad 40's PI novel looking guy saying stuff like, "Can Geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance?  Did the Waltons take way too long to say good night?"

The other one I used to hate were those acid trip, overcolored, CGI, monotone, sort of ryming Comcast commercials that end with C - O - M - C - A - S - T.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on January 25, 2010, 12:06:59 AM
As a late-night TV viewer, I feel I've had just about enough of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/WYS5NtRXlZQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on January 25, 2010, 05:11:15 AM
As a late-night TV viewer, I feel I've had just about enough of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/WYS5NtRXlZQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&

I've seen that and I could not get to the remote fast enough
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 26, 2010, 06:29:03 PM
Two I hate have entered my life recently:

- 1-800-busy-dog ... what is it? Have a guess? Dog toy? No.. Dog sitting service? No.. A service to clean a flooded basement and seal it? Yup. Annoying jingle with product that has nothing to do with dogs.

- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.



another that I think is stupid is one I hear on the radio. It is for a "seed bank". Basically they are selling non-hybrid seeds claiming that they will be worth more than their weight in gold in an economic meltdown. You get enough for a full acre of crops. Ok first off non-hybrid seeds do not grow as well as the hybrid ones do. Why? Because the others have been cross bred to give high yields and more bang for your buck. I highly doubt there is going to be a huge economic meltdown like they are claiming. If you do buy these and plant them, what is to stop neighbors and strangers from sneaking onto your property and stealing your planted food?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 27, 2010, 07:49:58 AM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 08:09:56 AM
- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.

Um, you DVR Judge Judy?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 27, 2010, 01:07:03 PM
- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.

Um, you DVR Judge Judy?

I'm occasionally out of the house when it is on. Also a girl who was in a class last year was supposedly on and I hope to see that one. as soon as i watch the episode I delete it..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 02:00:26 PM
- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.

Um, you DVR Judge Judy?

I'm occasionally out of the house when it is on. Also a girl who was in a class last year was supposedly on and I hope to see that one. as soon as i watch the episode I delete it..

Have you considered that maybe she lied, hoping you'd watch every day as an elaborate form of torture?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on January 27, 2010, 02:13:44 PM
- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.

Um, you DVR Judge Judy?

I'm occasionally out of the house when it is on. Also a girl who was in a class last year was supposedly on and I hope to see that one. as soon as i watch the episode I delete it..

Have you considered that maybe she lied, hoping you'd watch every day as an elaborate form of torture?

Shut up.  I have a bet going.  You're gonna cost me 100 bucks.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 02:16:51 PM
- A college in Owensboro Ky advertises constantly. Every day on the same station at the same times. They make it look like they are doing a live telethon call bank with a lady hosting. Has a call count in the corner. Call now and learn about classes, etc. It isn't live at all. It is the same exact three spots spread out over an hour of Judge Judy. Thank god for DVR so I can fast forward the crap.

Um, you DVR Judge Judy?

I'm occasionally out of the house when it is on. Also a girl who was in a class last year was supposedly on and I hope to see that one. as soon as i watch the episode I delete it..

Have you considered that maybe she lied, hoping you'd watch every day as an elaborate form of torture?

Shut up.  I have a bet going.  You're gonna cost me 100 bucks.

I had an aquaintance in college who kept calling this number a girl gave him multiple times a day for a good solid  week, even though he got a fax machine Every. Damn. Time. Eventually... "I think that chick gave me a fake number."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 27, 2010, 03:40:53 PM
I believe her. She was on Tyra Banks once. I've seen the video.. It was people with unusual fears.. her's? Garden Gnomes.. Her older sister made her watch Leprechaun when she was little and it creeped her out.

 go to about 4:44 mark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00Nbn3W_iw) that is her segment..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on January 27, 2010, 04:13:34 PM
Maybe it's just because I'm on Verizon, but I hate how all of AT&T's Luke Wilson ads "rebutting" Verizon's  claims - and AT&T users' complaints - actually don't say anything that could even be construed as a response to said claims & complaints. It's like watching John McCain in a political debate. Look, AT&T, my friends and I could give two shits about being able to talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time - LET ME TALK TO THEM WITHOUT THEIR PHONES CUTTING OUT ON ME ALL THE TIME! (And besides, unless you're Richard Reed or only use speakerphone so you can let everyone around you know what you and your friends are talking about, how the hell is being able to talk & surf the web simultaneously helpful?)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 27, 2010, 04:25:32 PM
Amen TTYT. I'm on verizon and get great service. AT&T should just have their ads be a picture of the iPhone and a chorus of "Jooooooin us! Jooooooin us! Jooooin uuuuuussss" because that is all they really got going for them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ScottotD on January 27, 2010, 05:15:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdVHGtJyUVY

This annoys me a little.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 27, 2010, 05:55:19 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on January 27, 2010, 09:14:04 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.

I actually kinda like those ads - but only because they expose a new generation to Walt Whitman - and as someone who studied Multimedia in college, the video work (editing, sound, cinematography, etc.) is excellent. The attempt to connect the imagery and poem to Levi's is stupid, but the people who actually made the ad should feel proud that they have something to show off in their demo reels.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 27, 2010, 09:37:11 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.

I'm glad I am not the only one who is tempted to throw a brick at my $400 tv every time one of those adds comes on.  Putting on a pair of brand name jeans does not make you a rebel!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 28, 2010, 06:57:22 AM
I'm not too fond of that new Pace Picante sauce commercial. Joe Schmoe is sitting on his couch, opens a new can of the stuff, and starts dipping chips directly into the jar. Eventually, he can't fit his large chip inside, so he cracks it in half and dips both pieces in. Clever. However, when he realizes he can't fit his chip into the jar, he looks lustfully at the sauce inside. He doesn't look longingly, he looks lustfully.

I am very disturbed by this. Very.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 28, 2010, 08:10:59 AM
I also hate the Wendy's spicy 99cent nuggets commercial. The two guy are almost pervertedly in love with the nuggets because they are only 99 cents.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 28, 2010, 01:35:17 PM


I believe her. She was on Tyra Banks once. I've seen the video.. It was people with unusual fears.. her's? Garden Gnomes.. Her older sister made her watch Leprechaun when she was little and it creeped her out.

 go to about 4:44 mark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M00Nbn3W_iw) that is her segment..

I'm not sure what scarier - that Tyra Banks had a talk show or that someone put whole episodes on YouTube.  ???

Maybe it's just because I'm on Verizon, but I hate how all of AT&T's Luke Wilson ads "rebutting" Verizon's  claims - and AT&T users' complaints - actually don't say anything that could even be construed as a response to said claims & complaints. It's like watching John McCain in a political debate. Look, AT&T, my friends and I could give two shits about being able to talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time - LET ME TALK TO THEM WITHOUT THEIR PHONES CUTTING OUT ON ME ALL THE TIME! (And besides, unless you're Richard Reed or only use speakerphone so you can let everyone around you know what you and your friends are talking about, how the hell is being able to talk & surf the web simultaneously helpful?)

THANK YOU. AT&T's coverage is painfully inferior to Verizon. And I'm saying that as someone who hates Verizon as a company.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 28, 2010, 01:36:54 PM
I don't really know where my stance is on this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/7a0wat0C2dM&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on January 28, 2010, 02:03:26 PM
I will also say that the Burger King commercial with the adult baby is just disturbing...moreso than The King ever was.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 28, 2010, 02:07:09 PM
I will also say that the Burger King commercial with the adult baby is just disturbing...moreso than The King ever was.

I have to change the channel when the ETRADE commercials with the talking baby come on. That really tips the creepy scale for me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 28, 2010, 03:22:22 PM
I will also say that the Burger King commercial with the adult baby is just disturbing...moreso than The King ever was.

I have to change the channel when the ETRADE commercials with the talking baby come on. That really tips the creepy scale for me.

I kinda like those. Especially the one where he calls his golf partner Shankapotamus. It's the dry delivery, I think.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 28, 2010, 03:46:22 PM
I will also say that the Burger King commercial with the adult baby is just disturbing...moreso than The King ever was.

I have to change the channel when the ETRADE commercials with the talking baby come on. That really tips the creepy scale for me.

I kinda like those. Especially the one where he calls his golf partner Shankapotamus. It's the dry delivery, I think.

It's not the content or the voice. I just can't look at it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 28, 2010, 06:43:40 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.

I actually kinda like those ads - but only because they expose a new generation to Walt Whitman - and as someone who studied Multimedia in college, the video work (editing, sound, cinematography, etc.) is excellent. The attempt to connect the imagery and poem to Levi's is stupid, but the people who actually made the ad should feel proud that they have something to show off in their demo reels.
You're probably correct on that point, I've not seen them for a while, I'll have to give them a listen again. :)

Oh and I'm not sure that "rebel" is exactly the impression they're trying to convey there. A pioneer isn't a rebel exactly, more like a trendsetter or pathfinder. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 28, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
Right, it's a near synonym for sapper but I'm talking about the more common usage the word has now (and indeed even more so at the time of thew writing of Whitman's poem). :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 28, 2010, 07:01:33 PM
Have you seen this add where Opra is getting really upset and telling people to start a movement to ban cellphones in cars?  Hey if we are going to do that we should ban radios and eating too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on January 29, 2010, 12:38:41 PM
This has probably been mentioned here before, but the one commercial that creeps me out more than any other: That freaky Letric Shave commercial with the guy's face on the magnified hairs.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 12:47:17 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.

I actually kinda like those ads - but only because they expose a new generation to Walt Whitman - and as someone who studied Multimedia in college, the video work (editing, sound, cinematography, etc.) is excellent. The attempt to connect the imagery and poem to Levi's is stupid, but the people who actually made the ad should feel proud that they have something to show off in their demo reels.
You're probably correct on that point, I've not seen them for a while, I'll have to give them a listen again. :)

Oh and I'm not sure that "rebel" is exactly the impression they're trying to convey there. A pioneer isn't a rebel exactly, more like a trendsetter or pathfinder. :)


Levi Strauss did invent what we today call jeans, so I suppose you could call him a a pioneer if you really stretch. But there's nothing pioneering about wearing the most famous, bestselling jeans of all time.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on January 29, 2010, 03:13:43 PM
Those recent Levi's commercials, featuring young adults doing various things, and a narration of some sort of poem or crap, none of which makes the slightest bit of sense. The phrase "We are the Pioneers" is uttered. The viewer is left thinking "WTF?"

I expect that will be a mainstay in Purgatory.

The poem would be Walt Whitman's Pioneers! O Pioneers! and I agree, they're utterly rubbish (and I wear Levis mostly when it comes to jeans). While the boys in the ads might be of interest to Uncle Walt, none of the people featured in the ads look like they could pioneer anything except a new lip gloss.

I actually kinda like those ads - but only because they expose a new generation to Walt Whitman - and as someone who studied Multimedia in college, the video work (editing, sound, cinematography, etc.) is excellent. The attempt to connect the imagery and poem to Levi's is stupid, but the people who actually made the ad should feel proud that they have something to show off in their demo reels.
You're probably correct on that point, I've not seen them for a while, I'll have to give them a listen again. :)

Oh and I'm not sure that "rebel" is exactly the impression they're trying to convey there. A pioneer isn't a rebel exactly, more like a trendsetter or pathfinder. :)


Levi Strauss did invent what we today call jeans, so I suppose you could call him a a pioneer if you really stretch. But there's nothing pioneering about wearing the most famous, bestselling jeans of all time.
I just imagine a crowd of Lemmings jumping off a cliff, each wearing little tiny jeans.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 03:15:25 PM
I just imagine a crowd of Lemmings jumping off a cliff, each wearing little tiny jeans.

And tiny Hollister t-shirts. :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 04:04:22 PM
I just imagine a crowd of Lemmings jumping off a cliff, each wearing little tiny jeans.

And tiny Hollister t-shirts. :D

Oh, and they're also wearing tiny Crocs. Two pairs each.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2010, 04:07:46 PM
I just imagine a crowd of Lemmings jumping off a cliff, each wearing little tiny jeans.

And tiny Hollister t-shirts. :D

Oh, and they're also wearing tiny Crocs. Two pairs each.

 :D

And Von Dutch trucker caps.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 04:09:28 PM
I just imagine a crowd of Lemmings jumping off a cliff, each wearing little tiny jeans.

And tiny Hollister t-shirts. :D

Oh, and they're also wearing tiny Crocs. Two pairs each.

 :D

And Von Dutch trucker caps.

 :D And teensy Livestrong bracelets.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on January 29, 2010, 05:25:27 PM
No way man. My Levis make me an INDIVIDUAL.
Mine just hug me in all the right places....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on January 30, 2010, 06:42:06 PM
I already know I'm probably gonna hate this:  http://boostmobile.com/shuffle (http://boostmobile.com/shuffle)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on February 03, 2010, 05:06:00 PM
I watch to punch the Progressive insurance bitch right in the face.   I also want to smash the douche bag college kid from the new Pizza Hut commericals in the face with a steel chair.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 03, 2010, 05:07:59 PM
I hate the new dominos adds where they are forcing their awful pizza on people at their homes.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 03, 2010, 05:25:59 PM
I watch to punch the Progressive insurance bitch right in the face.

I hate the commercials, but I wouldn't mind her.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 03, 2010, 05:27:52 PM
I watch to punch the Progressive insurance bitch right in the face.   
See, personally, I want to shag her, but different strokes and all that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on February 03, 2010, 06:11:19 PM
Yeah, the Progressive commercial chick is hot. But her character comes off as stupid.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 03, 2010, 06:19:39 PM
Yeah, the Progressive commercial chick is hot. But her character comes off as stupid.

Well, I see it as repressed. You know the corset & whip comes out when she gets home.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 03, 2010, 06:37:20 PM
What about that cell phone commercial where Luke Wilson is talking about how other phones suck because you can't talk and surf the Internet at the same time?  I never realized that was a problem for anyone.  Exactly what's wrong with, like, using a computer for the Internet and a phone for talking?  Or for that matter, just paying attention to the conversation on the phone?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 06:18:52 AM
I watch to punch the Progressive insurance bitch right in the face.

I hate the commercials, but I wouldn't mind her.

I watch to punch the Progressive insurance bitch right in the face.   
See, personally, I want to shag her, but different strokes and all that.

Yeah, the Progressive commercial chick is hot. But her character comes off as stupid.

Really? Are you seeing the same ads I am? Maybe if you trowel off a few pounds of makeup.

Now, Erin Esurance, on the other hand...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 04, 2010, 06:39:43 AM
Really? Are you seeing the same ads I am? Maybe if you trowel off a few pounds of makeup.

Now, Erin Esurance, on the other hand...
Hey not dissing Erin either (and were this my own computer I'd go find that one pic I've seen combining the two.

Incidentally, I have see "Flo" without her Flo motley and that's really why I'd want to see if she'd give me a no claims bonus. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 06:45:30 AM
Really? Are you seeing the same ads I am? Maybe if you trowel off a few pounds of makeup.

Now, Erin Esurance, on the other hand...
Hey not dissing Erin either (and were this my own computer I'd go find that one pic I've seen combining the two.

Incidentally, I have see "Flo" without her Flo motley and that's really why I'd want to see if she'd give me a no claims bonus. :)

Flo might just be the most unsexy woman's name in the western world. I'm MC Menses and my flow be fresh!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on February 04, 2010, 07:14:01 AM
I dont find her attractive at all, she kinda has a joker mouth.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 07:25:11 AM
I dont find her attractive at all, she kinda has a joker mouth.

She looks the lady you really hope you don't get when you go for a haircut at the mall.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on February 04, 2010, 09:00:55 PM
I dont find her attractive at all, she kinda has a joker mouth.

She looks the lady you really hope you don't get when you go for a haircut at the mall.

I can't stand her voice either.  Nobody says the word "progressive" like that.  It sounds like she has an mini version of the Barbara Walters lisp thing going on.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 09:08:10 PM
I dont find her attractive at all, she kinda has a joker mouth.

She looks the lady you really hope you don't get when you go for a haircut at the mall.

I can't stand her voice either.  Nobody says the word "progressive" like that.  It sounds like she has an mini version of the Barbara Walters lisp thing going on.

Yeah, we all know it's Pergressive, no matter how it's spelled.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 04, 2010, 10:23:16 PM
Just remember, Flo is played by the same woman who played (plays? I don't watch the show) Marge in Mad Men. She is HOT.

(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2024/proginsuroo7.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c399/jknizzle/4ldk40y.jpg)

That's why I can stand her commercials.

And why do I feel like I've just created a new pairing for slashfic writers?

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 04, 2010, 10:37:52 PM
Just remember, Flo is played by the same woman who played (plays? I don't watch the show) Marge in Mad Men. She is HOT.

(http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2024/proginsuroo7.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c399/jknizzle/4ldk40y.jpg)

That's why I can stand her commercials.

And why do I feel like I've just created a new pairing for slashfic writers?



That ain't Marge. That's Joan. And she is a freakin' bombshell!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 04, 2010, 10:50:08 PM
That ain't Marge. That's Joan.

Enh, well - Now that I've found a real pic of the actress, she's still hot:

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6260/stephaniecourtneyw.jpg)

EDIT : Found a clip of her stand-up. Posted it in the Youtube thread (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,6929.msg513332.html#msg513332) in General Discussion so as not to totally derail this thread.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 11:03:05 PM
That ain't Marge. That's Joan. And she is a freakin' bombshell!

Christina Hendricks? Homin homina is right:
(http://thefaust.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/madmenchristinahendricks_2.jpg)

She was also Saffron on Firefly:
(http://www.entil2001.com/series/firefly/season1dvd/ff1-6p2.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2010, 03:11:48 AM
That ain't Marge. That's Joan. And she is a freakin' bombshell!

Christina Hendricks? Homin homina is right:
(http://thefaust.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/madmenchristinahendricks_2.jpg)

She was also Saffron on Firefly:
(http://www.entil2001.com/series/firefly/season1dvd/ff1-6p2.jpg)

I'll be in my bunk.....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 05, 2010, 07:19:20 AM
Just look for screen shots, that way you won't have to wade through the tedious adventures of a bunch of dull advertising aresholes.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on February 05, 2010, 07:54:56 AM
Point:

Just look for screen shots, that way you won't have to wade through the tedious adventures of a bunch of dull advertising aresholes.

Counterpoint: Watch the show because it's awesome.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on February 05, 2010, 08:01:29 AM
Unfortch no. But they say shit and sometime there's asses. I'm a straight ladyperson so all I really require is Don Draper. Clothed or unclothed, either's fine by me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 05, 2010, 08:24:12 AM
Point:
Just look for screen shots, that way you won't have to wade through the tedious adventures of a bunch of dull advertising aresholes.
Counterpoint: Watch the show because it's awesome.
Nah the show has no interesting characters and a totally tedious and historically inaccurate depiction of the time period.

I haven't been able to make it through more than ten minutes of mind numbingly tiresome the waste of video.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on February 05, 2010, 08:32:19 AM
Point:
Just look for screen shots, that way you won't have to wade through the tedious adventures of a bunch of dull advertising aresholes.
Counterpoint: Watch the show because it's awesome.
Nah the show has no interesting characters and a totally tedious and historically inaccurate depiction of the time period.

I haven't been able to make it through more than ten minutes of mind numbingly tiresome the waste of video.

Well sir if you'd held on a bit longer, you'd have discovered that Don Draper is without a doubt one of the most interesting characters on TV. Peggy too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 05, 2010, 08:35:33 AM
No, I mean I've only been able to watch a episode at any point for ten minutes before I switch off the TV due to the unrelenting naffness of the show and characters, especially Don Draper.

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2010, 08:39:57 AM
No, I mean I've only been able to watch a episode at any point for ten minutes before I switch off the TV due to the unrelenting naffness of the show and characters, especially Don Draper.



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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Courtney on February 05, 2010, 08:50:48 AM
As an aside, I keep thinking your Betty White avatar is actually Odo.  Must be the mustard-colored uniform.

A Golden Girls/Trek crossover would have been amazing and I don't know why they never did it, frankly.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 05, 2010, 09:29:29 AM
Back to the topic on hand, I keep forgetting to mention those goddamn STUPID Sonic Drive-In fast-food ads with various people having stupid conversations in their cars while parked at Sonic. It's bad writing, bad acting and/or bad improv, and they're not funny - yet they've been Sonic's ad campaign for like 4 years! There's a reason there's like 3 Sonics that I know about in my state, guys! Get a new ad campaign already.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on February 05, 2010, 09:31:25 AM
As an aside, I keep thinking your Betty White avatar is actually Odo.  Must be the mustard-colored uniform.

A Golden Girls/Trek crossover would have been amazing and I don't know why they never did it, frankly.

You'll have to content yourself with this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Planet_X_Star_Trek.jpg)

this would be the most rocking movie ever.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on February 05, 2010, 09:40:00 AM
Patrick Stewart in dual roles
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 05, 2010, 01:49:13 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6a/Planet_X_Star_Trek.jpg)

I've thumbed through this at the bookstore and seriously debated with myself over purchasing it, but it can only end up letting me down.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 05, 2010, 02:25:19 PM
Back to the topic on hand, I keep forgetting to mention those goddamn STUPID Sonic Drive-In fast-food ads with various people having stupid conversations in their cars while parked at Sonic. It's bad writing, bad acting and/or bad improv, and they're not funny - yet they've been Sonic's ad campaign for like 4 years! There's a reason there's like 3 Sonics that I know about in my state, guys! Get a new ad campaign already.

4 years?  Pfft.  Mastercard has been using the same stupid "Priceless" ad campaign for like 15.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on February 05, 2010, 02:29:03 PM
Back to the topic on hand, I keep forgetting to mention those goddamn STUPID Sonic Drive-In fast-food ads with various people having stupid conversations in their cars while parked at Sonic. It's bad writing, bad acting and/or bad improv, and they're not funny - yet they've been Sonic's ad campaign for like 4 years! There's a reason there's like 3 Sonics that I know about in my state, guys! Get a new ad campaign already.

I do like the one that was advertising free milkshakes or something and the one guy thinks some flirty ladies had them sent over. I know, it sounds hilarious when I describe it that way.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 05, 2010, 02:46:57 PM
4 years?  Pfft.  Mastercard has been using the same stupid "Priceless" ad campaign for like 15.

I'm fine with ad campaigns that go for a long time, if they're kept fresh, like the Geico Gecko ads - but while Geico also has like 4 other simultaneous ad campaigns (Cavemen, though those ads are honestly getting old; the Kash ads, etc...), Sonic seems to be relying on just that one campaign of seriously unfunny ads, and it's annoying.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on February 05, 2010, 05:48:43 PM
agreed. Geico gecko is cute and funny at times, cavemen is kinda meh now, googly eyed money is ok,. They at least have a variety.

Sonic ones are NEVER funny. They are so bad they suck the life out of you. I never eat at sonic. 1: The commercials suck ass and that would be saying the ads work. 2: The food is crap. Seriously been a few times. Never had good food.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on February 05, 2010, 08:33:43 PM
HOWEVER, I think Sonic is worth it for one thing: Cherry Limeade.  Stuff's fucking awesome.

And you can make it at home in about a minute: http://www.recipezaar.com/Sonic-Cherry-Limeade-79542 (http://www.recipezaar.com/Sonic-Cherry-Limeade-79542)

There. Sonic still sucks.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on February 05, 2010, 09:16:05 PM
HOWEVER, I think Sonic is worth it for one thing: Cherry Limeade.  Stuff's fucking awesome.

And you can make it at home in about a minute: http://www.recipezaar.com/Sonic-Cherry-Limeade-79542 (http://www.recipezaar.com/Sonic-Cherry-Limeade-79542)

There. Sonic still sucks.
Eh, I prefer Crystal Light's Pomegranate Lemonade, or Cherry Pomegranate. Now that stuff is awesome!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2010, 09:48:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/EiiPNLVEmhE

This fucking thing is in front of all our movies right now. It combines two of my least favorite attributes: It's stupid and disturbing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 13, 2010, 09:52:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/EiiPNLVEmhE

This fucking thing is in front of all our movies right now. It combines two of my least favorite attributes: It's stupid and disturbing.

When you're a robot, like this guy apparently is, you can't truly "feel it" to begin with.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 14, 2010, 06:34:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/EiiPNLVEmhE
This fucking thing is in front of all our movies right now. It combines two of my least favorite attributes: It's stupid and disturbing.
Wow I knew HFCS did nasty crap to your system but I had no idea how nasty.

Exactly why should I drink your product Sprite?

Oh and while I've yet to meet a National Guard Ad that i like this one sinks even lower:

http://www.youtube.com/v/AbfPj00pTNY&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x234900&color2=0x4e9e00&border=1

I'm not sure if having a song that calls to mind a famous cantata that is mostly concerned with failure is exactly the best approach to any sort of military recruiting advert.

Last time I saw this (before The Wolfman) my friend Eric commented "It's like an ad for the National Guard of Belarus"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on February 15, 2010, 09:28:38 PM
The Metro PCS commercial with two Indian guys sitting there talking about wireless fees fighting like a Cobra, so get Metro PCS Mongoose. Um...what the HELL?! The Blip.TV commercials have always been stupid, but this is just a whole other level of dumb.

Plus, am I the only one who thinks these Indians (not Native Americans) are offensive?! I know it's silly since I am white, not Indian. And I'm not sure what the stereotype it's supposed to be, but jeez.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on February 16, 2010, 05:41:40 AM
I've only heard the radio version of that and it's asinine, they go on about "The Village" but people who work in the call centres are, for the most part, right from the urban centres rather than anything rural.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cosmic Muse on February 17, 2010, 06:40:14 AM
agreed. Geico gecko is cute and funny at times, cavemen is kinda meh now, googly eyed money is ok,. They at least have a variety.

Sonic ones are NEVER funny. They are so bad they suck the life out of you. I never eat at sonic. 1: The commercials suck ass and that would be saying the ads work. 2: The food is crap. Seriously been a few times. Never had good food.

You know, if Sonic started talking with Sega about cross publicity they might get somewhere.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Cosmic Muse on February 17, 2010, 06:48:41 AM
I have to say the most grating local (As in Syracuse, N.Y.) commercial is for a place called Nationwide Warehouse. This one is from 1992 and recorded from the T.V. but you get an idea of how irritating the screaming, Billy Mays clone is in these commercials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hPNgBe-53c

I mean why does the guy have to scream to get people to buy furniture?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on February 17, 2010, 08:24:55 AM
i hate the McDolnalds "McCafe'" commercial with the asshole in the minivan.. hate the whole adding "ay" to the the end of words. Also the brat in the back who spouts up "It's raining!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sass on February 17, 2010, 08:37:49 AM
Oh, and all diamond commercials!
"Your woman won't be able to understand your affections unless you buy her an intentionally expensive, price controlled rock mined by near-slave labor."


Actually, Junkyard, as a woman, I can tell you this is ABSOLUTE truth! ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: FordPrefect on February 17, 2010, 09:34:11 AM
"You Sass that hoopy frood Ford Prefect?"

You called?

You know, if Sonic started talking with Sega about cross publicity they might get somewhere.

You know when I first heard about a chain of restaurants called "Sonic", the first thing that popped into my head was wondering if the speedy blue hedgehog was somehow involved. However that's because I always liked his classic games on the Genesis. (Still prefer Toejam and Earl though.)  This seems like a no-brainer for Sega, especially since they're trying to re-launch the character with Sonic The Hedgehog 4.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sass on February 17, 2010, 09:40:02 AM
"You Sass that hoopy frood Ford Prefect?"

How dare you.  I'm not now, nor have I ever been, a "hoopy frood" :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Action Batch on February 17, 2010, 09:48:28 AM
Sounds like the Swedish Chef saying "Happy Food".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sass on February 17, 2010, 10:49:48 AM
Sounds like the Swedish Chef saying "Happy Food".

MK.  Anyhoo, LOVE The avatar.  One of my favorite MST3K movies ever.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on February 23, 2010, 11:52:12 AM
We had this one playing in front of our Indian films last month:

http://www.youtube.com/v/rCJBQJSqhxM


"Don't want to get disowned by your racist parents? Then use our service!"
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 28, 2010, 05:27:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/3Uz3wQRFbvg

Uh notice it is about mid day in this english speaking country (most likely midwest US) and in China at the same time?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on March 28, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
Not only that but It's. Not. A. Field. Trip. If. You. Stay. Sitting. On. Your. Asses. In. A. Classroom.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on March 29, 2010, 08:10:46 PM
Those damned "WOW! That's a low price!" Staples ads. I wanna hurt whoever came up with that campaign.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 29, 2010, 08:43:14 PM
Those damned "WOW! That's a low price!" Staples ads. I wanna hurt whoever came up with that campaign.

If you want to stick it to them, go to Staples and yell that out at the top of your lungs at every price you see. It's their own fault.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on March 29, 2010, 08:51:53 PM
Those damned "WOW! That's a low price!" Staples ads. I wanna hurt whoever came up with that campaign.

If you want to stick it to them, go to Staples and yell that out at the top of your lungs at every price you see. It's their own fault.

 :D I might just do that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 30, 2010, 08:52:34 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 30, 2010, 09:04:11 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.

HHHmmm.  So the Master would be OK if he just took some medicine from a radio add?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on March 30, 2010, 09:12:31 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.

That's really irritating. Next thing you know, the TV will whack you upside the noggin with a 2x4 when playing ads for headache medication.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on March 30, 2010, 09:15:26 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.

That's really irritating. Next thing you know, the radio will whack you upside the noggin with a 2x4 when playing ads for headache medication.
Apply directly to the forehead!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on March 30, 2010, 09:38:36 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.

That's really irritating. Next thing you know, the TV will whack you upside the noggin with a 2x4 when playing ads for headache medication.
Apply directly to the forehead!

>shudder<

I think I'd prefer the 2x4.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on March 30, 2010, 10:12:31 PM
Remembered one I hate. Ever hear of Tinnitus? Basically it a constant ringing in you ears.. There is a medicine for it whose ad plays on the radio. They play a loud screeching noise to simulate tinnitus. I have to mute the commercial every time.

That's really irritating. Next thing you know, the TV will whack you upside the noggin with a 2x4 when playing ads for headache medication.
Apply directly to the forehead!

>shudder<

I think I'd prefer the 2x4.
And apparently it cures amnesia, too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: THE QUEEN!!! on March 31, 2010, 12:32:32 AM
I've said it before, but that Progressive chick is driving me CRAZY!!! Now I'm seeing her face on billboards, internet ads, magazine ads--will the agony never end? YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!!!!!!  :grr:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on March 31, 2010, 12:53:10 AM
I've said it before, but that Progressive chick is driving me CRAZY!!! Now I'm seeing her face on billboards, internet ads, magazine ads--will the agony never end? YOU'RE NOT FUNNY!!!!!!  :grr:

YOU LEAVE FLO ALONE!!

>cries<
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on March 31, 2010, 06:10:49 AM
Are they still running that Help Flo talent competition thing, I thought of entering her that when I saw it announced.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 31, 2010, 10:12:26 AM
She's like the Rachael Ray of Vehicular Insurance.

I happen to like her, but the overwhelming majority don't.  :-\
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sharktopus on April 01, 2010, 05:03:13 PM
She's like the Rachael Ray of Vehicular Insurance.

That is a very apt analogy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on April 01, 2010, 08:12:14 PM
She's like the Rachael Ray of Vehicular Insurance.

That is a very apt analogy.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 23, 2010, 05:56:56 PM
One I hate is for Subaru, Basically a dad is talking about he had his son build his own Pinewood Derby car. You see it and it basically has one 45 degree cut on the front end and that piece stuck on the back end as a spoiler. The thing is not the least bit aerodynamic. He shows up and all the other kids cars look like they were made by dad. They are sleek and actually aerodynamic. Well surprise surprise the car that is a piece of crap wins... In what reality is this? True the kid made it himself, but there is no way THAT car would win.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 23, 2010, 07:14:10 PM
I want to punch that fuckhole from the Sonic commercials right in his fatuous mug.

YANA.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 24, 2010, 08:18:29 AM
I want to punch that fuckhole from the Sonic commercials right in his fatuous mug.

How about we double team all those morons?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 24, 2010, 08:20:49 AM
One I hate is for Subaru, Basically a dad is talking about he had his son build his own Pinewood Derby car. You see it and it basically has one 45 degree cut on the front end and that piece stuck on the back end as a spoiler. The thing is not the least bit aerodynamic. He shows up and all the other kids cars look like they were made by dad. They are sleek and actually aerodynamic. Well surprise surprise the car that is a piece of crap wins... In what reality is this? True the kid made it himself, but there is no way THAT car would win.

Nope. As someone who made his own pinewood derby car, I watched other kids whose dads made theirs kick my ass.

Not only that but it wins by several car lengths! Methinks the little brat somehow cheated.

I remember when I was in scouts one guy had hollowed out the center of the block. Thing won every race. Now THAT is aerodynamic..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on May 24, 2010, 08:22:37 AM
What you don't see is the slug of lead the little tyke inserted just before the race.

Isn't it nice to see honest virtues, like cunning and guile, being rewarded? ;)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on May 24, 2010, 09:58:05 AM
What you don't see is the slug of lead the little tyke inserted just before the race.

Isn't it nice to see honest virtues, like cunning and guile, being rewarded? ;)

The punk was on PEDS
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on May 25, 2010, 03:42:27 PM
One I hate is for Subaru, Basically a dad is talking about he had his son build his own Pinewood Derby car. You see it and it basically has one 45 degree cut on the front end and that piece stuck on the back end as a spoiler. The thing is not the least bit aerodynamic. He shows up and all the other kids cars look like they were made by dad. They are sleek and actually aerodynamic. Well surprise surprise the car that is a piece of crap wins... In what reality is this? True the kid made it himself, but there is no way THAT car would win.

That's actually possible. It could've just been heavier, which =  faster. I had almost the same style car for Pinewood Derby one year...We weighted it just barely under the limit, and put all the weights in the front. Thing kicked ass for a while until we ran up against another kid who'd done the same thing.


Anyways, I wanna kill that annoying British guy in those unfunny HP commercials ("They'll probably come in through the air vents, right?") I may have a nice new HP computer, but that guy is fucking annoying and they run those ads repeatedly during the basketball games. I don't give a crap if he's a popular Brit comedian, those ads must stop.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on May 25, 2010, 04:00:16 PM
Anyways, I wanna kill that annoying British guy in those unfunny HP commercials ("They'll probably come in through the air vents, right?") I may have a nice new HP computer, but that guy is fucking annoying and they run those ads repeatedly during the basketball games. I don't give a crap if he's a popular Brit comedian, those ads must stop.
Try Kiwi. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhys_Darby)


Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on May 25, 2010, 04:12:57 PM
Whatever. I still wanna punch him.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 26, 2010, 04:14:51 PM
One I hate is for Subaru, Basically a dad is talking about he had his son build his own Pinewood Derby car. You see it and it basically has one 45 degree cut on the front end and that piece stuck on the back end as a spoiler. The thing is not the least bit aerodynamic. He shows up and all the other kids cars look like they were made by dad. They are sleek and actually aerodynamic. Well surprise surprise the car that is a piece of crap wins... In what reality is this? True the kid made it himself, but there is no way THAT car would win.

That's actually possible. It could've just been heavier, which =  faster. I had almost the same style car for Pinewood Derby one year...We weighted it just barely under the limit, and put all the weights in the front. Thing kicked ass for a while until we ran up against another kid who'd done the same thing.

All the cars have to weigh a set amount man. I think they regulate it so all the weight is in the middle now.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 11, 2010, 07:19:01 PM
OK so Cialis, what's the deal with the twin baths, I'd think isolating themselves in metal canisters filled with rapidly cooling water would be antithetical to the purpose of the medication wouldn't it?

Unless it's strong enough to allow the dude drill through his bath or something.

Oh and the latest one, the one where the kitchen disappears to be replaced with a rain forest? Is this some crafty reformulation by GlaxoSmithKline to retain patent, it is now Cialis-D?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: TTYT on July 16, 2010, 02:41:39 PM
Dear Esurance:

What happened to your sexy animated secret agent? What the fuck is up with all these stupid unfunny commercials about people in your offices?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 16, 2010, 02:56:57 PM
Ok the radio commercial for Andro Ant Block:

They announce that the ant poison will be presenting The Home Ant Requiem. Fine, makes sense considering what a requiem is.

Then they proceed to play a bunch of people saying "eww" or variations of it over Dovregubbens hall. That's not a fecking Requiem (the lyrics are about killing but seriously just call it something else).

Oh and on the subject of annoying radio ads Ace Hardware with their declarations of just doing some small task then vegging out makes me suddenly very Calvinist and work ethicy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 16, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
Dear Esurance:

What happened to your sexy animated secret agent? What the fuck is up with all these stupid unfunny commercials about people in your offices?

is it me or does the Asian chick smile way too much in the "Fred" commercial?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on July 17, 2010, 05:47:41 AM
I kind of think she's being mainstreamed, like that bloke in LA Law.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on July 17, 2010, 05:52:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/M5qXpgfhar0
See she smiles through every line..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 01, 2010, 08:35:02 AM
Well thanks, Discovery Channel, this is just what I want to see when I go to sign into my email

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/Forum%20Furniture/Gah.jpg)

a snaggletoothed child molester looking dude. Very appealing.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on August 01, 2010, 06:32:20 PM
Well thanks, Discovery Channel, this is just what I want to see when I go to sign into my email

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/Forum%20Furniture/Gah.jpg)

a snaggletoothed child molester looking dude. Very appealing.
Good Lord, that freaks my shit out! Augh!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on August 03, 2010, 09:59:35 PM
Well thanks, Discovery Channel, this is just what I want to see when I go to sign into my email

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb319/TripeHoundRedux/Forum%20Furniture/Gah.jpg)

a snaggletoothed child molester looking dude. Very appealing.
Good Lord, that freaks my shit out! Augh!

As much as, oh, say... this?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 04, 2010, 04:26:21 AM
Good Lord, that freaks my shit out! Augh!
As much as, oh, say... this?
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Awww that's simply cute and slightly adorable.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zeether on August 08, 2010, 02:06:50 PM
If I see one more freecreditscore.com commercial...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 08, 2010, 02:47:07 PM
If I see one more freecreditscore.com commercial...

Right with ya pal....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2010, 04:35:55 PM
Oh god the Bud Light ad featuring the Founding Fathers, so many things wrong with it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 08, 2010, 04:41:33 PM
Oh god the Bud Light ad featuring the Founding Fathers, so many things wrong with it.

I am still trying to figure out who thought that was funny..... and what ideas were rejected first?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 08, 2010, 05:33:36 PM
Dear Toyota, why would I want to go online and meet your sienna douche bag family?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2010, 06:52:42 PM
You're watching Leverage aren't you? Yeah I've always associated Minivans with a sort of desperate settling and abandonment of any ambition, those ads really solidify that association.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on August 08, 2010, 07:05:52 PM
You're watching Leverage aren't you?

Guilty as charged.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on August 09, 2010, 01:18:30 PM
Dear Toyota, why would I want to go online and meet your sienna douche bag family?

I saw those during 24.  What a novel concept.  "Here is a commercial.  Log on to your computer to watch MORE commercials, without a TV show getting in the way."
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on August 09, 2010, 01:20:09 PM
Those damn radio ads for Frank's Red Hot sauce.  The tag line is "I put that shit on everything" and the line is delivered by an old lady.  HA HA HA!  OLD LADIES CUSSING!  That's totally not cliched or lame.

Of course, what makes it worse is that they deliberately chose a tag line that they cannot use in the commercials.  It's always bleeped out, so it's extra irritating.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 09, 2010, 01:29:25 PM
how about the Dairy Queen idiot family chasing after the Blizzard truck? That series needs to end with their van flying off a cliff and exploding..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 06, 2010, 05:15:48 PM
I now hate the "I've got a brand new pair of roller skates" commercial with the baby. Ugh just ugh.


Also annoyed with the "hip" kid with the "uncool" parents because they don't drive a certain minivan. Though the kid stuck in the back seat forced to listen to his parents sing and mouths the words "help me" amuses me for some reason..
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on November 06, 2010, 09:01:43 PM
I want death to the e -trade he'll spawn baby
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 06, 2010, 09:59:59 PM
I want death to the e -trade he'll spawn baby

You're not alone.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 07, 2010, 06:27:13 AM
I want death to the e -trade he'll spawn baby

YANA
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on November 10, 2010, 09:14:37 AM
why the hell are there 9000 insurrance commercials and all of them suck.  I really want to punch that state farm guy in the face.  jg wentworth needs to be thrown into the pit from Army of Darkness.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 30, 2010, 06:25:46 AM
One that I think is ok in principle but poorly executed is one for Mattel's Cruncher interactive pet Dinosaur.

Basic premise is it is like a show and tell and kid is showing off his pet Cruncher. When it does its little "attack the class runs screaming. It is a typical toy commercial scenario over acting on the ferocity of toy creature.

The problem? The class all appear to be 11-12 years old! Since when do 5th or 6th graders have Show and Tell or would one happily talk about his new toy pet dino? If it was a group of 5-6 year olds I can see it. But by going with older kids they are trying to show it is for older kids too.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 30, 2010, 08:07:24 AM
One that I think is ok in principle but poorly executed is one for Mattel's Cruncher interactive pet Dinosaur.

Basic premise is it is like a show and tell and kid is showing off his pet Cruncher. When it does its little "attack the class runs screaming. It is a typical toy commercial scenario over acting on the ferocity of toy creature.

The problem? The class all appear to be 11-12 years old! Since when do 5th or 6th graders have Show and Tell or would one happily talk about his new toy pet dino? If it was a group of 5-6 year olds I can see it. But by going with older kids they are trying to show it is for older kids too.

I was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it :D

That add is insane.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on November 30, 2010, 07:46:51 PM
One that I think is ok in principle but poorly executed is one for Mattel's Cruncher interactive pet Dinosaur.

Basic premise is it is like a show and tell and kid is showing off his pet Cruncher. When it does its little "attack the class runs screaming. It is a typical toy commercial scenario over acting on the ferocity of toy creature.

The problem? The class all appear to be 11-12 years old! Since when do 5th or 6th graders have Show and Tell or would one happily talk about his new toy pet dino? If it was a group of 5-6 year olds I can see it. But by going with older kids they are trying to show it is for older kids too.

I was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it :D

That add is insane.
The acting and stuff is ok for kid actors and the premise is fine, just the kids are WAY to old for show and tell.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on November 30, 2010, 07:51:58 PM
One that I think is ok in principle but poorly executed is one for Mattel's Cruncher interactive pet Dinosaur.

Basic premise is it is like a show and tell and kid is showing off his pet Cruncher. When it does its little "attack the class runs screaming. It is a typical toy commercial scenario over acting on the ferocity of toy creature.

The problem? The class all appear to be 11-12 years old! Since when do 5th or 6th graders have Show and Tell or would one happily talk about his new toy pet dino? If it was a group of 5-6 year olds I can see it. But by going with older kids they are trying to show it is for older kids too.

I was about to say the same thing but you beat me to it :D

That add is insane.
The acting and stuff is ok for kid actors and the premise is fine, just the kids are WAY to old for show and tell.

Yeah that is what is so insane.  i mean i see kids that are the right age in adds all the time,so what happened?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on December 01, 2010, 10:59:56 AM
What about that commercial where the woman cleans the table with wax?

I saw that the other day, and I darn near puked!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Doctor Who? on December 01, 2010, 11:05:20 AM
What about that commercial where the woman cleans the table with wax?

I saw that the other day, and I darn near puked!

I have not seen that one but it sounds stupid.  To tell the truth i don't see a lot of adds these days because i watch pretty much everything on my DVR and skip the adds.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on December 01, 2010, 12:27:31 PM
What about that commercial where the woman cleans the table with wax?

I saw that the other day, and I darn near puked!

I have not seen that one but it sounds stupid.  To tell the truth i don't see a lot of adds these days because i watch pretty much everything on my DVR and skip the adds.

Actually, I was referencing this, but I got the wording wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d-wr8UR6to?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on December 01, 2010, 12:42:14 PM
What about that commercial where the woman cleans the table with wax?

I saw that the other day, and I darn near puked!

Wow, even Matthew Henson thinks that is an obscure reference.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2011, 09:26:10 PM
So there's this new commercial for Hot Pockets that struck me as completely disgusting. Now, I don't even really consider this shit food, but these things look like they got shot in the face. It's like Saw with snacks!

How is it that a group of people actually sat down in a room, watched this, and found it even remotely appetizing?!?

http://www.youtube.com/v/MA8zYpOMJXg?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on May 25, 2011, 12:55:11 AM
What I want to know about that commercial was who thought it was a good idea to include the lines, "We all taste great!" "Some... More than others."

Hot Pockets Sideshots: At least the Sloppy Joe is pretty good!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on May 25, 2011, 03:46:02 AM
To me it looks like the hot pockets are vomiting their food.

And they are kolaches, not "side shots"...... I guess the other name is too ethnic for them.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 25, 2011, 04:48:23 PM
 :D

What I want to know about that commercial was who thought it was a good idea to include the lines, "We all taste great!" "Some... More than others."

Hot Pockets Sideshots: At least the Sloppy Joe is pretty good!

Yeah, how messed up is that?!? ""We all taste great! Except the ones who taste like shredded ass. Feelin' lucky? Go ahead, grab a box!"

Two burgers, one box?

 :clap:

It's like the frozen food equivalent of Saving Private Ryan. That one dude got cut in half by machine gun fire and his intestines are about to spill out.

And they are kolaches, not "side shots"...... I guess the other name is too ethnic for them.

I can only assume that's Czech for 'rotten possum cooked over a tire fire'.


Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 30, 2011, 04:11:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q6UuIt_oT94

This is the creepiest video ever. The CGI toddler is from the deepest depths of the uncanny valley.. The lifeless eyes will steal your soul!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: daltysmilth on May 30, 2011, 05:54:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q6UuIt_oT94

This is the creepiest video ever. The CGI toddler is from the deepest depths of the uncanny valley.. The lifeless eyes will steal your soul!

Looking at it, I'd say just the body is CGI.  The head is real.  Which doesn't detract from the creepiness in the least.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 08, 2011, 06:15:43 PM
Another I hate are the MGD64 commercials. Someone orders a 64 calorie Miller Genuine Draft and the other person orders 64 calories of a different drink. The other drink is tiny.  The stupidest one is the guy working out right on the spot to work off his drink. Since when do alcoholics care about their calorie intake in the first place? They call it a beer belly for a reason.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Nunyerbiz on June 09, 2011, 09:38:58 AM
This is the creepiest video ever. The CGI toddler is from the deepest depths of the uncanny valley.. The lifeless eyes will steal your soul!

Looking at it, I'd say just the body is CGI.  The head is real.  Which doesn't detract from the creepiness in the least.

I think the body is an adult dressed like a toddler doing the juggling choreography with their head replaced in post... so I'm sure some digital tomfoolery ties all the seperated filmed pieces together... but I think it's two regular old humans combining to form super creepy toddler.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on January 18, 2012, 10:13:19 AM
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-absurd-situations-that-only-happen-in-food-commercials/ (http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-absurd-situations-that-only-happen-in-food-commercials/)

That DiGiorno commercial has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: anais.jude on January 18, 2012, 12:05:04 PM
So, funny story. I tried to access that Cracked site and I was unable to access at work. The category of this website? "Tasteless and Offensive"


That makes me laugh  :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on January 18, 2012, 12:13:19 PM
I don't really HATE the commercial for Dr. Pepper 10:

http://www.youtube.com/v/3iuG1OpnHP8?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

It's actually pretty amusing. I love the over-the-top-manly-action-movie thing it's pulling off. It's the concept behind the marketing. Is Dr. Pepper saying that I've been drinking Dr. Pepper for Girls all these years? That men shouldn't drink anything less than 10 calories? Are they honestly suggesting that women might not like a tastier Diet Dr. Pepper because they can't  handle the 10 calories? Do they really want to eliminate them from their demographic?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tyrant on January 18, 2012, 01:11:06 PM
I'm gonna drink Dr. Pepper Ten just to spite those assholes. I'm secure enough in my femininity that I can. Are men not secure enough in their masculinity that they have to have an entirely different soda? One with TEN calories in it? Does ten calories make a man a man?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: anais.jude on January 18, 2012, 02:17:49 PM
I spite Dr Pepper by not drinking caffeine. AND killing ants. You heard me! Ant GENOCIDE

Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Russell on January 18, 2012, 06:18:54 PM
I'm gonna drink Dr. Pepper Ten just to spite those assholes. I'm secure enough in my femininity that I can. Are men not secure enough in their masculinity that they have to have an entirely different soda? One with TEN calories in it? Does ten calories make a man a man?
I prefer not to drink sodas actually, I prefer tea dispensed in fine china while speaking to my stuffed animals that serve as my Legion of Doom.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on January 18, 2012, 06:45:30 PM
why does that not suprise me.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Russell on January 18, 2012, 09:29:47 PM
why does that not suprise me.
Hey, back off man, I'm a scientist.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zeether on January 20, 2012, 10:08:37 AM
Appliance Direct.

Actually, make that pretty much every ad where the owner of the business decides to put their kids in.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on January 20, 2012, 09:09:42 PM
The new Tostino's Pizza Rolls commercials where the kids call their Mom who has to tell them abotu the pizza rolls in the freezer RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM! How stupid are these kids?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 24, 2012, 03:51:22 PM
The new Tostino's Pizza Rolls commercials where the kids call their Mom who has to tell them abotu the pizza rolls in the freezer RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM! How stupid are these kids?!

About as intelligent as most kids these days...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Russell on January 24, 2012, 09:06:37 PM
MAJOR WOW FACTOR!
The new Tostino's Pizza Rolls commercials where the kids call their Mom who has to tell them abotu the pizza rolls in the freezer RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM! How stupid are these kids?!
maybe they just have really bad eye sight... umm... both of them? lol
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on January 24, 2012, 09:33:11 PM
It's the mom's fault for not updating her facebook status and twitter about the pizza rolls.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Russell on January 24, 2012, 09:46:59 PM
It's the mom's fault for not updating her facebook status and twitter about the pizza rolls.
Well you can get unlimited pizza wolls from RLM... in theory anyway.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 21, 2012, 09:22:19 PM
There's this new radio ad for TD Bank, with Regis and Kelly.  It starts with this obnoxious woman pining for her money, which she cannot access because of minimum balance requirements.  Regis and Kelly pop in to say that she doesn't have to worry about it any more wit TD Bank.  She can always access her money as long as she maintains a daily minimum balance of $100.

>.>
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on February 22, 2012, 04:27:00 AM
There's this new radio ad for TD Bank, with Regis and Kelly.  It starts with this obnoxious woman pining for her money, which she cannot access because of minimum balance requirements.  Regis and Kelly pop in to say that she doesn't have to worry about it any more wit TD Bank.  She can always access her money as long as she maintains a daily minimum balance of $100.

>.>


 :D

Are people really this stupid? 

Oh what am I saying? Of course they are,we live in a world with three Transformers movies.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on February 22, 2012, 05:58:56 AM
you comedic prowess knows no bounds.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 22, 2012, 07:47:24 AM
There's a TV commercial for AT&T mobile phone plans.  They're touting some new plan where you get unlimited minutes or something.  The ad features an actress on the phone to her mother (and maybe a slew of other friends and family members) talking about a role she just got.  It's clearly a small role, because she's gushing about how "I even got a line."

I don't hate this commercial.  It just depresses me because it's such an incredibly small part and she's treating it like she just got her big break.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 22, 2012, 09:57:53 AM
I used to like the one with the mom and daughter cry talking with subtitles as they walk into the store to buy phones, then they changed it so you can understand them and took out the subtitles, so now I hate that one....

I guess the thinking here by the morons at the top is that people who buy high end smartphones can't read subtitles?  So let's take a funny ad and remove the funny part.  arrggg....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on May 22, 2012, 10:05:40 AM
I used to like the one with the mom and daughter cry talking with subtitles as they walk into the store to buy phones, then they changed it so you can understand them and took out the subtitles, so now I hate that one....

I guess the thinking here by the morons at the top is that people who buy high end smartphones can't read subtitles?  So let's take a funny ad and remove the funny part.  arrggg....

My sister works at Verizon and said that they HATE the crying women.  The funny part is, during the NHL playoff games they are about on every commercial break.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 22, 2012, 03:19:55 PM
I hate the HTC camera phone one. They paid a dumbass photography student to use one on his first professional shoot. Ok so he is a paid student (he is inexperienced and paid to say good things) it is his first professional shoot and he is using a low resolution camera. camera phones are what 8-9 mp while a top of the line digital camera is 16+MP. Yeah smart move.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on May 22, 2012, 03:40:11 PM
I hate the HTC camera phone one. They paid a dumbass photography student to use one on his first professional shoot. Ok so he is a paid student (he is inexperienced and paid to say good things) it is his first professional shoot and he is using a low resolution camera. camera phones are what 8-9 mp while a top of the line digital camera is 16+MP. Yeah smart move.

Haven't seen that one but that's a pretty lame premise.  If the phone company is the first to pay him to take pictures, then technically it is his first professional shoot, so they are not lying even though the pictures would be unusable for publication. Megapixels don't matter, it's the quality of the lens that matters most, next is the quality of the sensor.  An 8MP image from a new phone still can't match the quality of one from a 9 year old 6MP DSLR with a high end lens.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raefire on May 22, 2012, 05:03:55 PM
"The video of my school play lost out to a microstrategy app?" phone ad. Because apparently people these days don't record school plays with video cameras anymore.

Also, the State Farm one with the guys freaking out about the buffalo ramming the car. DRIVE AWAY FROM THE BUFFALO, YOU MORONS!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 22, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
"The video of my school play lost out to a microstrategy app?" phone ad. Because apparently people these days don't record school plays with video cameras anymore.

Watch out for her roots!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 22, 2012, 06:38:04 PM
Also, the State Farm one with the guys freaking out about the buffalo ramming the car. DRIVE AWAY FROM THE BUFFALO, YOU MORONS!

Wouldn't your car getting rammed by a buffalo damage it too much to drive away?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raefire on May 22, 2012, 07:10:35 PM
It rams the door once and barely dents anything. The car looks perfectly driveable to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRS4shfH1Pw
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on May 22, 2012, 07:21:03 PM
Megapixels don't matter, it's the quality of the lens that matters most, next is the quality of the sensor.  An 8MP image from a new phone still can't match the quality of one from a 9 year old 6MP DSLR with a high end lens.
Bingo, I was about to say the same before I saw you'd done so. :)

MPs just tell you the size of the eventual image not if it'll be good or not, tons of DSLRs are minuscule when it comes to MPs compared to the majority of point and shoots (most are certainly 10MP but 12 seems to be becoming the standard, my current one is 16) but rarely will a PnS take a better picture (some are fantastic though again due to things other than the size of the eventual image they take).
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on May 23, 2012, 04:10:08 AM
I hate the HTC camera phone one. They paid a dumbass photography student to use one on his first professional shoot. Ok so he is a paid student (he is inexperienced and paid to say good things) it is his first professional shoot and he is using a low resolution camera. camera phones are what 8-9 mp while a top of the line digital camera is 16+MP. Yeah smart move.

Haven't seen that one but that's a pretty lame premise.  If the phone company is the first to pay him to take pictures, then technically it is his first professional shoot, so they are not lying even though the pictures would be unusable for publication. Megapixels don't matter, it's the quality of the lens that matters most, next is the quality of the sensor.  An 8MP image from a new phone still can't match the quality of one from a 9 year old 6MP DSLR with a high end lens.

Well that too. Yeah a crappy lens vs something designed for good pictures.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 23, 2012, 06:52:34 AM
Megapixels don't matter, it's the quality of the lens that matters most, next is the quality of the sensor.  An 8MP image from a new phone still can't match the quality of one from a 9 year old 6MP DSLR with a high end lens.
Bingo, I was about to say the same before I saw you'd done so. :)

MPs just tell you the size of the eventual image not if it'll be good or not, tons of DSLRs are minuscule when it comes to MPs compared to the majority of point and shoots (most are certainly 10MP but 12 seems to be becoming the standard, my current one is 16) but rarely will a PnS take a better picture (some are fantastic though again due to things other than the size of the eventual image they take).
What I don't understand is why the net clicks always zero out, but the shutdown clicks are off.  We're not talking about a simple math error here.  There's a discrepancy of hundreds of clicks. 
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 07, 2013, 09:25:49 AM
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Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on February 07, 2013, 09:30:41 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7032453376/h5FB808A1/)
They should have just responded: Bacon! Bacon bacon bacon bacon!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: ShadowDog on February 07, 2013, 10:52:09 AM
That's awesome. LOL
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mike5150 on February 17, 2013, 11:21:03 AM
I kinda hate the Wendys chicken sandwich commercial where the redhead sucks her friends in with some sort of story about something being spicy or something, and one of the guys ask "How does it end?"  and then she throws him the keys and says something like "with you driving us to wendys" AND THEN THEY ALL GO! I just don't like it because me and most of my friends are jerks,  and had it been us, the exchange probably would have ended with "Screw you, it was YOUR idea, YOU drive and get some for everyone, and you might as well stop at the store and get some beer, cuz you KNOW that we aren't all going to hang out together tonight without getting tanked up, and there aint no sense in making TWO trips, cuz parking is a bitch in this city"
  Like I said, it's probably because we are jerks.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 17, 2013, 03:50:30 PM
I kinda hate the Wendys chicken sandwich commercial where the redhead sucks her friends in with some sort of story about something being spicy or something, and one of the guys ask "How does it end?"  and then she throws him the keys and says something like "with you driving us to wendys" AND THEN THEY ALL GO! I just don't like it because me and most of my friends are jerks,  and had it been us, the exchange probably would have ended with "Screw you, it was YOUR idea, YOU drive and get some for everyone, and you might as well stop at the store and get some beer, cuz you KNOW that we aren't all going to hang out together tonight without getting tanked up, and there aint no sense in making TWO trips, cuz parking is a bitch in this city"
  Like I said, it's probably because we are jerks.

Yeah but, are any of your friends cute redheads?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 17, 2013, 03:51:55 PM
There are TV ads around here for those title/payday loan places.  They're cheap and poorly made and feature people smiling and dancing happily.  I didn't realize getting suckered into some usurious loan was such a joyful event.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mike5150 on February 17, 2013, 05:34:34 PM
I kinda hate the Wendys chicken sandwich commercial where the redhead sucks her friends in with some sort of story about something being spicy or something, and one of the guys ask "How does it end?"  and then she throws him the keys and says something like "with you driving us to wendys" AND THEN THEY ALL GO! I just don't like it because me and most of my friends are jerks,  and had it been us, the exchange probably would have ended with "Screw you, it was YOUR idea, YOU drive and get some for everyone, and you might as well stop at the store and get some beer, cuz you KNOW that we aren't all going to hang out together tonight without getting tanked up, and there aint no sense in making TWO trips, cuz parking is a bitch in this city"
  Like I said, it's probably because we are jerks.

Yeah but, are any of your friends cute redheads?
Meh, I'm at the age now that if you put an incredibly HAWT woman on one side of the scale, and the prospect of staying in a room equipped with a couch AND a  t.v on the other side of the scale, they would be about even, you throw in someone BRINGING me food and beer? Man, those scales are going to tip so hard, the redhead will be thrown to her car. :)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on February 17, 2013, 06:01:51 PM
I kinda hate the Wendys chicken sandwich commercial where the redhead sucks her friends in with some sort of story about something being spicy or something, and one of the guys ask "How does it end?"  and then she throws him the keys and says something like "with you driving us to wendys" AND THEN THEY ALL GO! I just don't like it because me and most of my friends are jerks,  and had it been us, the exchange probably would have ended with "Screw you, it was YOUR idea, YOU drive and get some for everyone, and you might as well stop at the store and get some beer, cuz you KNOW that we aren't all going to hang out together tonight without getting tanked up, and there aint no sense in making TWO trips, cuz parking is a bitch in this city"
  Like I said, it's probably because we are jerks.

Yeah but, are any of your friends cute redheads?
Meh, I'm at the age now that if you put an incredibly HAWT woman on one side of the scale, and the prospect of staying in a room equipped with a couch AND a  t.v on the other side of the scale, they would be about even, you throw in someone BRINGING me food and beer? Man, those scales are going to tip so hard, the redhead will be thrown to her car. :)
Okay but where do Baconators fall in the equation?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: mike5150 on February 17, 2013, 06:28:30 PM
I kinda hate the Wendys chicken sandwich commercial where the redhead sucks her friends in with some sort of story about something being spicy or something, and one of the guys ask "How does it end?"  and then she throws him the keys and says something like "with you driving us to wendys" AND THEN THEY ALL GO! I just don't like it because me and most of my friends are jerks,  and had it been us, the exchange probably would have ended with "Screw you, it was YOUR idea, YOU drive and get some for everyone, and you might as well stop at the store and get some beer, cuz you KNOW that we aren't all going to hang out together tonight without getting tanked up, and there aint no sense in making TWO trips, cuz parking is a bitch in this city"
  Like I said, it's probably because we are jerks.

Yeah but, are any of your friends cute redheads?
Meh, I'm at the age now that if you put an incredibly HAWT woman on one side of the scale, and the prospect of staying in a room equipped with a couch AND a  t.v on the other side of the scale, they would be about even, you throw in someone BRINGING me food and beer? Man, those scales are going to tip so hard, the redhead will be thrown to her car. :)
Okay but where do Baconators fall in the equation?
I would step over my own fallen mother....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: eegah on February 17, 2013, 07:26:09 PM
The Snuggles bear's voice make me want to get a gun and shoot the TV.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Compound on March 04, 2013, 06:31:37 PM
Okay, there's a commercial that keeps playing on a Twitch.TV stream for Ragu. It's promoting Ragu Chili Mac.

That's ground turkey, macaroni and Ragu.

Oh, dear lord. That sounds completely unappetizing. Eating planting soil sounds better than that concoction.

To make it worse, when it comes up in the ad rotation, it tends to play 5 or 6 times in a row. Ick.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on March 04, 2013, 06:51:02 PM
Okay, there's a commercial that keeps playing on a Twitch.TV stream for Ragu. It's promoting Ragu Chili Mac.

That's ground turkey, macaroni and Ragu.

Oh, dear lord. That sounds completely unappetizing. Eating planting soil sounds better than that concoction.

To make it worse, when it comes up in the ad rotation, it tends to play 5 or 6 times in a row. Ick.

Sounds like a version of beefaroni.  It's pretty good in my book.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on March 27, 2013, 06:51:06 PM
there is one for Goolge Chrome with a baby chewing on a laptop. God it is disturbing to listen to.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2013, 09:57:51 AM
Coke has these ads where they first point out that there are 140 calories in a 12 ounce can of regular Coca-Cola.  Then they list all the activities you can do with the energy provided by these calories.

Because that's a problem facing Americans--we don't get enough calories.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on May 17, 2013, 11:17:45 AM
Chili mac is made by making your own chili recipe and serving it over macaroni.  It was a staple at our house growing up, as it could feed the family rather inexpensively, and we were pretty poor.  My mother was a fantastic cook, so she could throw something like that together and make us think we had a feast.

Really, it's recipes like my mother's that led to someone coming up with hamburger helper, which I've never had.  I prefer to cook from scratch, like my mom taught me.

Stuff like that is pretty easy to develop on your own too.  I sometimes like to make a big pot of beefaroni with maybe 2 pounds boiled elbow macaroni, 4 pounds ground beef, and about a quart of heated Ragu out of a jar.  Piece of cake, fairly cheap, feeds you for a few weeks.  One of my favorite dishes as a kid was beefaroni, cheetos, and mint chocolate chip ice cream (the green kind, none of this white crap Breyer's makes).
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on June 20, 2013, 04:01:28 PM
This Denny's commercial for Red White and Blue Specials:
http://www.youtube.com/v/IQDZfNm2Wrw

He actually says " 'murca". Are you fucking kidding me?!
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Kat Rocha on June 22, 2013, 10:22:09 PM
uh... yeah. I was and am still speachless about this comercial.

-Kat
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on June 22, 2013, 10:31:21 PM
If I ever see the Sonic Drive-In guys on the street, I'm probably gonna be spending the night in jail.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Rattrap007 on June 23, 2013, 06:09:42 AM
I'm right there with you Raven. They are complete morons in those things.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty on June 23, 2013, 06:50:01 AM
Must have been directed by some in who hasn't been more than a couple hundred miles from the east or west coast.  Big "clue in" for those that don't know:

Nobody actually says, "murca".

This is supposed to sell pancakes in fly-over states?  Good luck with that.  People in the center of the country are intelligent enough to know when they are being portrayed (again) as backward hicks, and they don't much like it.

I live on the East Coast, in a pretty liberal state (Delaware), and I hate it.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on June 23, 2013, 07:07:54 AM
I saw a commercial for Dunkin Donuts this morning.  They're advertising a new iced drink that they call "cool hot chocolate", billed as "hot chocolate, but icy", basically.

I'm like >.>

Hot chocolate is called that because it's hot.  You can't make it cold and still call it hot chocolate.  That's just a chocolate drink.  I don't make a pitcher of hot iced tea... I just make tea.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on June 23, 2013, 07:16:14 AM
I am not sure the giant "how ugly can we make pan cakes" is something that people really like.  I mean, once you go past simple pan cakes, real butter and real maple syrup.............ugh.  You lose all their taste and all you get is frosting taste.  Even as a little kid I never liked that.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: BiteMe316 on June 23, 2013, 08:58:00 AM
If I ever see the Sonic Drive-In guys on the street, I'm probably gonna be spending the night in jail.

I completely agree.  That commercial makes me want to burn down the Sonic in Hainesport.  I hate that place, but then I don't really like fast food.  :P
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on June 23, 2013, 11:21:12 AM
He actually says " 'murca". Are you fucking kidding me?!
Wait, he didn't say "murca" to me.  Sounds distinctly like "America".
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on June 26, 2013, 11:31:41 AM
I live in Japan so none. Pretty much all Japanese TV commercials rule.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on June 26, 2013, 01:58:07 PM
There's a radio ad for Progressive called "Flo Sings the Hits" or something, where she's singing her song "Discounts From Progressive Are Good".  Except it's not a song.  There's no rhythm.  There's no rhyme.  She just kind of... says words in an off kilter, breathy voice while backed by shitty music.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 26, 2013, 07:45:08 PM
I live in Japan so none. Pretty much all Japanese TV commercials rule.

Where in Japan do you live?  I lived in Hokkaido for almost a year.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: eegah on August 01, 2013, 04:04:20 PM
If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.

I saw this once. I think my jaw was on the floor the whole time.

My most hated commercials are the ones with the cannibalistic Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares. Cannibalism isn't cute.

(http://www.eatmedaily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cinnamon-toast-crunch-cannibal-commercials-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: The Lurker on August 01, 2013, 04:41:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ELrZRru0UbQ

If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.
I wonder how long it will last before the batteries are removed.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 02, 2013, 08:17:25 AM
Parakeets are lovely little birds and wonderful pets, the add just makes me sad, for many reasons obviously but replacing a great little bird with some plastic monstrosity it simply horrid.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: modelmeg on August 04, 2013, 02:13:36 PM
This might have been posted at some point but the infomercial for the Tiddy Bear deserves some recognition for it's awfulness.
http://www.youtube.com/v/gw1g2yKxb0I

Because what grown woman doesn't want to put a stuffed bear between her tits?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on August 04, 2013, 04:49:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ELrZRru0UbQ

If this commercial sold one fucking plastic bird, we are well on our way to "Idiocracy."  The way the actors are holding it and talking to it... 

It isn't a parody.  This is a real commercial I saw while channel surfing.

Yep, saw it on The Weather Channel at work.  Sometimes I don't miss having cable at all.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on August 04, 2013, 09:12:37 PM
There are these radio ads for some shitty club or casino or something in Atlantic City.  It's called, I think, "The Pool After Dark".  They talk about these washed up celebrities and quasi-celebrities they're bringing in as special guests, and I find it kinda depressing.  The list includes such luminaries as David Faustino, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, and Dave Coulier.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 05, 2013, 01:23:37 AM
There are these radio ads for some shitty club or casino or something in Atlantic City.  It's called, I think, "The Pool After Dark".  They talk about these washed up celebrities and quasi-celebrities they're bringing in as special guests, and I find it kinda depressing.  The list includes such luminaries as David Faustino, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, and Dave Coulier.

I've heard those ads, and there are also billboards on the highways going from PA to NJ.

I really can't stand the "stronger than the storm" ads that have been running all summer.  Seems like a total waste of money, and the ads are terrible.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Compound on August 13, 2013, 05:02:37 PM
There's an ad for K-Mart that keeps playing on Twitch with this chorus:

"The school bus is my limo! The school bus is my limo!"

No. It's not.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on August 14, 2013, 09:39:36 AM
That just gave me a wild idea for a sitcom about an aspiring limo driver who can't land the gig and has to drive a school bus. He still insists in acting all prim and proper to the students, and learns a lot about life from them...

Does this mean I'm a TV executive from the '80s?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Zeether on August 16, 2013, 03:28:31 PM
There's this one GameStop ad that keeps coming up on Blip.tv for Splinter Cell Blacklist (the one with the guards) and it gets REALLY annoying seeing it several times.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on August 16, 2013, 09:46:45 PM
There's this one GameStop ad that keeps coming up on Blip.tv for Splinter Cell Blacklist (the one with the guards) and it gets REALLY annoying seeing it several times.
EVERY ad on Blip gets run so many times. Sometimes two of the same exact ad in a midroll ad break.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: The Lurker on August 20, 2013, 05:05:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/jDW6HOLInMQ
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Compound on August 21, 2013, 02:56:35 PM
Just heard on the radio a traffic report... sponsored by Al Jazeera. Not a joke.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: SJP on August 21, 2013, 03:26:34 PM
Speaking of radio ones, I have quite a few thanks to XM...though it's not so much the products as annoyances at the people who do them.

1. The inventor of Power Swabs, that clean your teeth...or, thanks to the way he pronounces it with his Tony Robbins-esque voice, "Pahr Schwabsh."

2. Code Seven.  "Look down...SHOCKING!"  This is just a series of commercials I flat out hate, but what I find amusing is that while we all know what they're talking about, they never say what the product actually does.  I like to think it's actually a pill that gives you superpowers and they just don't want to admit it.

3. Something about discount Viagra.  Sorry to bring up a pill one again, but the guy who does the ad is clearly Canadian, and says, "Dole-lars" over and over again.  "Get this many pills for just ninety-nine dole-lars!"  It was cute the first time, but now I just want to grab the radio and say, "It's DOLL!  Not DOLE!  SAY IT RIGHT!"

4. Some investment pyramid scheme that also never gets discussed in detail over the air.  The worst part is a woman who comes on and says in the most valley accent I've ever heard, "I'm NOT rr-ICH...but I in-VEST-ed a hundred dollars, and it WORKED!"  I almost wish she would say "Dole-lars," at least it would make her sound like a human being.

And I agree with the blip.tv ads.  The problem I have with them is that I end up watching these ads 10-15 times, all because I enjoy replays of Spoony, Nostalgia Critic, and almost everything Brad Jones does.  And now they stick the fricking things in the middle of longer shows, too, as if they're not getting ENOUGH advertising sticking the damn unskippable things at the beginning and ends of the videos.  They've probably earn about $5,000 from me alone in one week, the creeps, and they have to interrupt my shows to boot?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Raven on August 22, 2013, 03:22:05 PM
In Wisconsin they seem to be tearing up every major intersection in the state to replace them with roundabouts but nobody understands them and they're causing a bunch of accidents so now we get to watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eZuAyU4h3uI
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 22, 2013, 03:54:10 PM
They have been removing the bad ones in New Jersey, they just don't work well in high volume areas, and for areas where "yield" is an unthinkable concept...
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 22, 2013, 05:15:30 PM
In Wisconsin they seem to be tearing up every major intersection in the state to replace them with roundabouts but nobody understands them and they're causing a bunch of accidents so now we get to watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eZuAyU4h3uI

"Interesting, but what is that black spinning thing at the bottom?"

-Anyone under the age of 25
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 22, 2013, 05:36:42 PM
"Interesting, but what is that black spinning thing at the bottom?"

-Anyone under the age of 25

That would be an example of constant angular velocity.  With linear velocity getting slower as the needle moves towards the center.

Or a way to generate blank stares when used as an example in physics class....
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tupin on August 23, 2013, 06:10:23 AM
You'd be surprised how many people under the age of 25 know what records are. They're retro now, so they're cool. Oh, and hipsters. Can't forget them.

As for the traffic report by Al Jazeera, they just launched an American channel a few days ago.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Tripe on August 23, 2013, 06:32:46 AM
In Wisconsin they seem to be tearing up every major intersection in the state to replace them with roundabouts but nobody understands them and they're causing a bunch of accidents

Americans. :D
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on August 23, 2013, 10:00:08 AM
I've been in a few roundabouts, and I can see their advantage. But ONLY if they are one lane! As soon as you add anouther inner circular lane to it, I can understand how people have problems getting stuck in them when traffic is heavy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 23, 2013, 11:34:09 AM
I've been in a few roundabouts, and I can see their advantage. But ONLY if they are one lane!

Good point, I think all the ones they got rid of in NJ were 2 lane ones, replaced with intersections with stoplights.  The ones I still encounter over there are all the one lane type, but you still have to be careful once in one, there are plenty of idiots that fly into them at full speed even if you are already in the circle and they are about to hit you.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Lembach on August 29, 2013, 01:44:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/nv7w1NqQ9_Q

The sound of that fucking parrot's voice and the smug douchebag getting out of the car...  :grr:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Nunyerbiz on September 29, 2013, 06:54:37 PM

Become the world's most powerful douchebag....

http://www.youtube.com/v/kCfd-bNEZwo
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Compound on November 01, 2013, 08:12:55 PM
Sofia Vergara?

You're a multimillionaire. Buy your own damn Diet Pepsi instead of scamming some doofus out of his.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on November 01, 2013, 11:42:12 PM
Sofia Vergara?

You're a multimillionaire. Buy your own damn Diet Pepsi instead of scamming some doofus out of his.
I really hate Sofia Vergara.  I mean, not on a personal level.  I don't know her personally.  She may be a perfectly nice person.  But on screen, she is unbearably obnoxious.  Gloria from Modern Family is a shrill, entitled, bitch trophy wife.  Physically she's attractive, but her repugnant personality and horrid voice tends to turn me off.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on November 01, 2013, 11:47:47 PM
There are these radio ads for McDonald's.  A guy walks up to the counter and says "I'd like an order of fries please."

The girl at the counter responds "What would you like with your fries?"

The man then gets all confused, like it's the most foreign concept in the world.  Which maybe it is a little off... but he started the process by ordering just fries instead of going for a meal or meat flavored sandwich.  But it's the guy's utter confusion that gets me so much.  Like he made this unusual order and didn't comprehend that there might be other things to order at McDonald's.

I guess it's a little hard to describe.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Bob on November 02, 2013, 04:09:22 AM
The new KFC ad for their special togo lunches (like two strips and chips).  They show one policeman starting to eat his, then his partner sends him outta the car to get a bad guy, then he starts to eat his partners lunch.   He bites into the chicken strip and they put in a VERY LOUD crunching noise as he bites into it.  Why the hell the noise like he is crunching metal with his mouth?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Pak-Man on November 06, 2013, 10:50:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/2s8vhCLFASE

So I understand the Tooth Fairy, and of course that would be Captain Smiles in  the superhero getup, but what's with the monk?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 06, 2013, 04:48:25 PM
He's into self flossulation.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RoninFox on November 06, 2013, 07:40:01 PM
Marv of Harv & Marv fame found religion later in life?
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: gbeenie on December 10, 2013, 03:16:03 PM
I found the unkempt idiot from Vonage's "Crazy Generous" ads to be unlikeable, until I heard him say, "namaste."  Now I want him dead.

I'm sure the word is still perfectly fine in India, but in the English speaking world, it has become the official greeting/parting word for douchebags.

Hey, I'm just glad one of the Geico cavemen is still keeping busy.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Thrifty Version II on December 10, 2013, 04:35:26 PM
There's a commercial for Cricket wireless out there in which a jovial man offers to gift wrap things for holiday shoppers because he's "trying to do a little more this year".  He then asks people what they want to do more of.  He then informs them that they can do more with Cricket because it's cheaper, which somehow equates to giving them more time.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: RVR II on December 27, 2013, 09:17:09 AM
This commercial brought to you by SPAM! ... SPAM! It's what Bots are all about!
 :spammer:
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Compound on June 15, 2014, 10:20:48 PM
So I just heard an "American Girl" ad on the radio.


It's 11 PM. I don't think your target audience is listening to the radio right now.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Sideswipe on November 23, 2014, 06:53:30 AM
I just saw a commercial where this teen walks in on his parents eating cereal and grabs the box and dumps a mouthful straight into his cake hole.  The dad says,

"You know, we have milk."  Then the kid says,

"Oh yeah, good idea."  and drinks right out of the carton, to which the dad replys,

"Where did we go wrong?'  And mom speaks up,

"He's eating organic, we did well."

So not only is this kid a rude bastard, he is probably a total organic only douche also.  Yeah, mom, you did good you clueless yuppie bitch.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: eegah on November 23, 2014, 10:25:32 AM
I absolutely can't stand the new Kit Kat commercials. There's something about the Kit-Kat-song-to-tune-of-random-sounds that infuriates me for some reason.
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Hebs on November 25, 2014, 08:39:12 AM
I absolutely can't stand the new Kit Kat commercials. There's something about the Kit-Kat-song-to-tune-of-random-sounds that infuriates me for some reason.

THIS

Also, I absolutely HATE the new Honda Civic commercials that feature a bizarre, Valley Girl rendition of Jem (who totally did not sound like that) and a poor man's "Stretch Armstrong" - where they change his face to be more He-Man…

Why change these things if the purpose is to be nostalgic and make me want to relate to this van that "is for our generation"…??
Title: Re: Commercials We HATE
Post by: Darth Geek on March 29, 2015, 07:56:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/O1Z91YkPatw

So does this commercial end just before it was going to cut to their messy divorce?