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kam
07-28-2005, 12:53 PM
We had this elsewhere and I thought I'd start it again. Lucky us, the marketing departments at some companies are on drugs as much as ever!

The latest commercial I hate:

The snickers commercial where a bunch of hunters pelt a dear with snickers bars. I get the connection (hunting? satisfying. snickers? satisfying. Mix them both? Notsomuch) but it's a dumb connection and it's so out there it just makes me want to scream anytime I see it.

That and there are those of us in the population who don't see hunting as "satisfying".

1MegMeg
07-28-2005, 12:56 PM
Commercials with kids! I love kids, plan to have my own, but they annoy the cr@p out of me in commercials. There is a new juice commercial out (can't remember the exact product) with all of these little kids in it and it bugs the heck out of me!

shopaholic
07-28-2005, 01:26 PM
I hate ALL commercials.....really. I HATE HATE HATE..LOATHE commercials. My SO loves commercials and watches them like they are the actual TV program. It drives me bonkers!

greenbunny
07-28-2005, 01:31 PM
--any commercial where little kids are rude or misbehave, and the adults act like it's cute

--the Charmin ads. Okay, bears shit in the woods, we get it.

--the talking baby for Quiznos. Actually, pretty much anything the marketing department at Quiznos dreams up, they're been on a bad acid trip for about three years.

--paper towel ads where the kid makes a huge frocking mess, the mom just shakes her head like grape juice and mud all over is adorable, and wipes it up with a smile on her face

--those commercials for...DirectTv, maybe?...where the actors roleplay customer thank-you letters

PG-rated
07-28-2005, 01:41 PM
I HATE Baby Bob! :mad: Nothing makes me want to eat at Quizno's LESS.

Also, most Axe commercials (although one or two are funny), and I really hate Tag commercials, because they have all the stupidity of the Axe commercials PLUS they're blatant rip-offs.

citrus619
07-28-2005, 01:42 PM
That Quizno baby freaks me out! Especially the one where he is flirting with a girl in a bikini. Its a baby!!!!

paiger
07-28-2005, 01:45 PM
That Quizno baby freaks me out! Especially the one where he is flirting with a girl in a bikini. Its a baby!!!!
i hate those commercials as well!

*i can't stand the toe fungus commercial w/ the yellow creepy thing. it freaks me out to the point of nausea!!

PookiePrincess
07-28-2005, 01:48 PM
There's a commercial for I think a Chevy car (I haven't seen it in a while) where a woman is driving and she keeps feeling these thumps and it makes you think something's wrong with her car. So she pulls over, opens the back door and slides her kid's seat back so he'll stop kicking her seat! Discipline your child and tell him to stop, instead of making him think he can keep doing it. Really aggravates me.

JenniferEC
07-28-2005, 01:51 PM
Geico insurance commercials drive me nuts! They keep playing the same ones over and over. The one I hate the most is the couple living together in a tiny house for a year and it's set up to make you think it's an ad for a reality show. Makes me think the insurance isn't as cheap as it could be because of all they money they spend on advertising.

Mindy3094
07-28-2005, 01:52 PM
I can't stand that one that I think is for Brawny. Anyway, this man who is supposed to be a hunk is making a birthday cake in the kitchen and he spills some icing which he wipes up with a paper towel. Then he is done with the cake and walks towards the camera holding it up. All the while there is this man in the background narrating in what is supposed to be (I think) a psuedo sexy voice. So, I think this is supposed to play on women being attracted to the hunk making her a birthday cake but add the weirdo guy in the background, and it totally creeps me out! ICK!


--the Charmin ads. Okay, bears shit in the woods, we get it.

No kidding! Those are so stupid!

kam
07-28-2005, 01:54 PM
i hate those commercials as well!

*i can't stand the toe fungus commercial w/ the yellow creepy thing. it freaks me out to the point of nausea!!

Those are two I can't stand either. Dear Quiznos: people don't like talking babies. If they did, the sitcom with the talking baby would've lasted more than two minutes.

The toe fungus commercial makes me squirm.

paiger
07-28-2005, 01:57 PM
Geico insurance commercials drive me nuts! They keep playing the same ones over and over. The one I hate the most is the couple living together in a tiny house for a year and it's set up to make you think it's an ad for a reality show. Makes me think the insurance isn't as cheap as it could be because of all they money they spend on advertising.

my DH loves these commercials especially this one and the cave men ones. maybe they are geared toward guys or something!

diedra1027
07-28-2005, 01:58 PM
- Commercials with alarm clock sounds! The sound of an alarm clock is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

- Have to agree about the bratty/snotty kids. The paper towel kid (the one who sprays orange soda all over the kitchen) and the Pringles girl get the most hate from me.

- Incompetent Dads. JCPenny's "Where is your mother?" ads tops the list :mad:

PG-rated
07-28-2005, 02:01 PM
Heh, DH and I love the "where is your mother" ads, mainly because of the inflection in the guy's voice. :)

I used to like Geico's Tiny House commercial, until I saw it 5,000 times.

hockeybrat
07-28-2005, 02:12 PM
Geico insurance commercials drive me nuts! They keep playing the same ones over and over. The one I hate the most is the couple living together in a tiny house for a year and it's set up to make you think it's an ad for a reality show. Makes me think the insurance isn't as cheap as it could be because of all they money they spend on advertising.

I love that commercial! hehe

I don't like Quiznos commercials with the baby or those rat things. - BLEH!

Pepto-Bismol commercials with that damn stupid dance. Enough already!

"That thing got a Hemi" Dodge commercials. Not everything thing with a motor NEEDS a fricken Hemi.

Txfish
07-28-2005, 03:33 PM
See, I *loved* the freaky Quizno spongmonkeys. And Baby Bob doesn't bother me at all.

Gross toe fungus, yes.

Stupid motor commercials, yes.

The Pepto-Bismol dance, most definitely and resoundingly, yes.

New to the list? Cialis/other erectile dysfunction imagery. Why, oh why, would you drag two bathtubs out on a hill? Bah!

PG-rated
07-28-2005, 04:07 PM
Not to mention - if you're dealing with ED as a couple, you should be in the tub together. ;)

islandgirlsj
07-28-2005, 04:11 PM
I HATE that stupid Football dude singing.
I think it is for some cable company... or satelite company.
Either way, it makes me want to throw stuff at the TV.
I IMMEDIATELY mute!! :mad:

amew
07-28-2005, 04:14 PM
Incompetent Dads. JCPenny's "Where is your mother?" ads tops the list

I could not agree more! Commercials that suggest dad's cannot take care of children without losing it (esp. the JCPenny's ad) drive me nuts.

I also agree with:

Quizno Baby Bob
Toe Fungus
Pepto-Bismol Dance

I also don't like the credit card commercial with the "100 Years" song where the guy gets a different credit card as he moves through various stages of life (graduation, marriage, kids, retirement). I can't really explain it, but somehow the speed with which the guy's life flashes by stresses me out. It makes me feel like life is reduced to a series of big moments and that once you have a kid its all down hill until you retire. And finally, I don't like that on every commercial for birth control pills, they go out of their way to show the women wearing wedding dresses, women talking about their weddings, or a framed wedding photo in the background. Can we really not admit that unmarried people often use BCP and that's okay?

MurphysLaw
07-28-2005, 04:39 PM
Toe Fungus makes me want to scream "Hi, I'm digger the dermatophyte" UGH!!!!!

The Pepto Bismol Dance is horrifying.

I also hate the Sears Cabinet resurfacing commercial with Bob Villa.
Let me add the Colonial Penn Life insurance commercial with Lou Rawls.

OTOH - One that I LOVED(haven't seen in a while) is the one with the dad and little boy playing basketball. The dad tells the little boy they can go get a Blizzard(Dairy Queen) if he makes it in the hoop. After a gazillion misses, the dad HOLDS the hoop himself, only to have the little boy smack him in the face with the ball...to which the dad replies flatly: "Get in the car." LMAO!!:D

islandgirlsj
07-28-2005, 04:42 PM
OMG! I had totally forgotten about toe fungus monster. :eek:
:eek: That one makes my skin crawl, I can not watch it at all!

Akemi
07-28-2005, 04:45 PM
Another set of votes for the Quizno's baby (I didn't mind the rat things, but the baby is annoying), and the Lamisil toenail fungus monster. Ick.

ejs
07-28-2005, 05:38 PM
Someone already mentioned the Brawny ad. I don't like that one because the Brawny man scares me. He looks like he's made of plastic.

I hate the ads for life insurance that show a child talking about how much she misses her dad, but says she knows he made arrangements to take care of her. Yeah, right. And I think it's awful to use a child like that to guilt people into buying their product.

Beer commercials.

Ads with disrespectful children.

The ad for the mayonnaise with the new flip-top lid. I hate mayo so it grosses me out to see someone scooping out a giant cup of mayo.

Commercials using celebrities to endorse things. Do people really believe that these people would use these products if they weren't paid for it? Would Hillary Duff shop at Kohl's? Would Susan Sarandon use whatever makeup she pushes?

JillyBean
07-28-2005, 07:37 PM
I agree with the Baby Bob ads for Quizno's. Talking babies creep me out.
Also agree about the Pepto dance ads.

I can't stand the aspercreme commercials. "You can bet your sweet apercreme." And more recently, the Target commercial for back to school supplies that uses the "Baby Got Back" song.

Mentul77
07-28-2005, 07:56 PM
I totally agree with the toe fungus commercial, I change the channel!
On the radio there is one just as bad: Dr's Nightguard, it has the sound of grinding teeth played horrendously loud in the background.

Speaking of the Target commercial, it was just on, ick!

Georgiana
07-28-2005, 10:15 PM
-I don't care for commercials with kids either ... I don't know why :confused:

-I hate commercials about tampons and pads... Sheesh.... :rolleyes:

-I can't stand those Enzyte commercials.. And they have the nerve to show three in a row!

-I can't stand commercials with young people in them either.. They portray them in the wrong light.. they make them look like mindless,morons. And the sad part is that in real life some young people live vircariously through those ads....

KaliLily
07-28-2005, 10:20 PM
I agree with the Baby Bob ads for Quizno's. Talking babies creep me out.

Worse than that were Quizno's "rodent" commercials. I still can't eat there. No matter how they advertise now, I still see and hear those rodents singing "We love the subs!" What restaurant in its right mind advertises with RODENTS?!?!?!

I also can't stand...

The herpes commercials. Are they trying to make it romantic?

And the Tampax commercial where the girl plugs up a hole in the cannoe with a tampon. Who does that on a date?!?!?!?!?!

UTChick
07-28-2005, 10:58 PM
I also can't stand...

The herpes commercials. Are they trying to make it romantic?

And the Tampax commercial where the girl plugs up a hole in the cannoe with a tampon. Who does that on a date?!?!?!?!?!


DH always says that people with herpes and erectile dysfunction lead the best lives because they are always at the beach, riding bikes, sitting in bathtubs overlooking the ocean, climbing a mountain, etc.

I also hate, hate, hate that Tampax commercial. One of the worst ideas ever for a commercial!

The Six Flags commercials with the dancing old man and weird music totally freak me out.

Damn...I had another one in mind and I forgot what it was. Oh well...

TX Sweetheart
07-29-2005, 02:00 AM
-Welden Grishom, a lawyer down here in Texas... has got to be the most boring commercial I have ever seen... he has absolutely NO emotion in his voice at all!
-Quizno's... I have never eaten there and I will never eat there. blech
-Fanta... I honestly want to scream everytime those women come on the screen, but I can't 'cuz usually it's in a movie theatre
-Overstock.com... honestly if I didn't know it was for Overstock.com, I'd swear she was doing a commercial for a dating service or some sex thing...

MurphysLaw
07-29-2005, 02:10 AM
-Fanta... I honestly want to scream everytime those women come on the screen, but I can't 'cuz usually it's in a movie theatre
-Overstock.com... honestly if I didn't know it was for Overstock.com, I'd swear she was doing a commercial for a dating service or some sex thing...

OMG, how could I forget these!! That stupid Fanta song gets stuck in my head every time! UGH!

And LOL @ Overstock...it's because there is a BIG "O" hanging out in the background!! At first I kept thinking it was a commercial for Oxygen(the women's channel?), haha!!

Aimee
07-29-2005, 04:49 AM
I also don't like the credit card commercial with the "100 Years" song where the guy gets a different credit card as he moves through various stages of life (graduation, marriage, kids, retirement). I can't really explain it, but somehow the speed with which the guy's life flashes by stresses me out. It makes me feel like life is reduced to a series of big moments and that once you have a kid its all down hill until you retire.

YES! Those sommercials stress me out too - and kind of depress me. I also wonder how much credit card debt he leaves his wife and kids with


-Overstock.com... honestly if I didn't know it was for Overstock.com, I'd swear she was doing a commercial for a dating service or some sex thing...

What drives me crazy about thsoe commercials is that everything she talks about has an "O" in it except for music. It's all about the books, home, gold, outdoors, office....everything has a loud and pronounced O sound. So why music? Why say it and throw everything off!? Drives me friggin' crazy!

I also hate the commercials where women are ambushed buying pads and asked if they smell or leak. Ew. I'd be all like "Get away from me you crazy freak! Security! There's some perv on the pad aisle!"

I'm sure I'll think of others.

TX Sweetheart
07-29-2005, 05:05 AM
"Get away from me you crazy freak! Security! There's some perv on the pad aisle!"

LMAO! I sooooo needed that laugh LOL

greenbunny
07-29-2005, 06:46 AM
I forgot one: those "male enhancement" tablets with the guy who's got the huge smile on his weird, plastic face. I think his name is Bob? They show him at a pool party where his trunks fall off, and all the women admire his "thing" which is apparently naturally enhanced. Because "sociopathic exhibitionist" is the look my guy has been striving for all these years...

Pink_Converse
07-29-2005, 07:04 AM
-Fanta-"Wanna Fanta, doncha wanna!?" Uh, not now!
-Commericals for products at the movies, period. Haven't you gotten enough money out of me? Don't I have to watch enough commercials AT HOME?
-Anything with a talking baby or animal if their mouths move especially. Same for movies like this. If the animals are thinking the stuff or something I can handle it, if their mouths start moving no way!
-Geico with the gecko, the caveman ones are funny to me.
-Local commercials for car insurance or sleazy lawyers. William Shatner is even in one now. Are we supposed to believe him because he is a tv lawyer?
-Those commercials where the guy talks to his cat on the phone, I think it's for cat food. "Baxter! How my wittle Baxter?", gross. I am a huge animal lover and dog owner, but I don't call my dog and she sure as hell doesn't call me.
-The commercial with the toe fungus.
-Medicine commercials where they don't even tell you what the medicine is.
-Any face wash commercials for teens.
-Feminine products commercials.

I could go on and on.

My DH can't handle the sound of children singing. Movies, in person or commercials. Likes kids, just not their singing.

Pink_Converse
07-29-2005, 07:06 AM
I just started reading thru these.

I saw someone mention the Overstock.com commercial. I hate that one too. My Dh thinks that woman in the commercial is hot.

I have to turn my head when this comes on. It makes my stomach hurt!

The Six Flags commercials with the dancing old man and weird music totally freak me out.

Oh, what about the Britney Spears one for Curious. It's so stupid.

laurenc
07-29-2005, 07:11 AM
I can't stand that one that I think is for Brawny. Anyway, this man who is supposed to be a hunk is making a birthday cake in the kitchen and he spills some icing which he wipes up with a paper towel. Then he is done with the cake and walks towards the camera holding it up. All the while there is this man in the background narrating in what is supposed to be (I think) a psuedo sexy voice. So, I think this is supposed to play on women being attracted to the hunk making her a birthday cake but add the weirdo guy in the background, and it totally creeps me out! ICK!

hahaha, i actually love that commercial, i find it funny. but i don't buy brawny paper towels, i usually get the kirkland brand at costco, so as amused as i am by the commercial, it don't sell no towels :)


I forgot one: those "male enhancement" tablets with the guy who's got the huge smile on his weird, plastic face. I think his name is Bob? They show him at a pool party where his trunks fall off, and all the women admire his "thing" which is apparently naturally enhanced. Because "sociopathic exhibitionist" is the look my guy has been striving for all these years...

ACK! i hate those commercials too. and for some reason, just like where Georgiana lives, they always seem to air several in a row. so annoying.

anyhow, i hate any commercial with a "talking" baby. and that new gum commercial with... hilary duff and her sister, i think? where they're going back and forth on whether it's liquid or ice or some crap like that... it's like, ok, enough already, it's GUM, now eat it and shut up. and the hotel commercial with that "i've been everywhere" song. it alwasy gets stuck in my head and drives me nuts.

laurenc
07-29-2005, 07:13 AM
oh! and one more! i think it's for a loan consolidation company. it's the one where the guy is talking about how he lives in a great neighborhood, bought a brand new car, has a pool, etc., but he's in "debt up to my eyeballs." he has this annoying voice and this smarmy look on his face. i almost want to scream, "well, that's what you get for buying things you can't afford, you sleazebag!" gr.

southhavenjen
07-29-2005, 07:22 AM
The worst one for me is Subway's "Hot and Crispy Quesadillas" - you know, the one where the guy is at the psychiatrist. DH hates it too. Sometimes I torment him. If he says the word "HOT" I'll finish it with "and Crispy Quesadillas". That makes him mad because then the annoying commercial stuck in his head. We have vowed never to order the Quesadillas at Subway just because of this horrible commercial.

The other one I haven't seen in a while. It was a pizza meal deal from Pizza Hut called "Mom's Night Off". Geez. What is this, the 1950's? I came thisclose to sending Pizza Hut an email chastizing them for being so sexist.

KaliLily
07-29-2005, 09:00 AM
DH always says that people with herpes and erectile dysfunction lead the best lives because they are always at the beach, riding bikes, sitting in bathtubs overlooking the ocean, climbing a mountain, etc.


OK, so now I'm jealous of these people. ;)

I do, however, get quite a giggle out of the "disclaimers" for the ED commercials. "If an erection lasts longer than 4 hours, seek medical attention." I always shout back, "Yeah, for your partner!"

UTChick
07-29-2005, 09:21 AM
I do, however, get quite a giggle out of the "disclaimers" for the ED commercials. "If an erection lasts longer than 4 hours, seek medical attention." I always shout back, "Yeah, for your partner!"


Ok...you made me choke on my muffin. Apparently you can't laugh and swallow at the same time. :)

PaisleySloan
07-29-2005, 09:25 AM
Okay. I have a few.

There is one for a weight loss pill, but it's "too serious and far to expensive for the casual dieter" - I think it is Leptoprin. The woman in that commercial looks psycho - her eyes freak me out. To make matters worse, she is wearing the cheapest suit I've ever seen! There is another commercial for a competitor that uses part of the Leptoprin commercial, and then offers their rebuttal. At least the woman in that one is wearing a much nicer suit.

I know everyone loves that commercial for Six Flags with the dancing "old" man, but it pisses me off everytime I see it. To add insult to injury, they play that stupid Vengaboys song. Ugh!

I think it was Kay Jewelers who ran a commercial around Mother's Day. Oh my God! I hated it. She's playing peek-a-boo with her baby, and then on one of the 'boos' (which she pronounces in a very strange way), the guy presents her with a piece of jewelry and says 'peek-a-who?' UGH. I'm getting angry just thinking bout it.

Precocious children freak me out too. For example, those Welch's Grape Juice commercials. Are those really children or small adults?!!

I really love the Aflac commercials with the duck. Especially the one where he's peeping into someone's window. Creepy, but kinda hot! LOL

MsPeachy
07-29-2005, 10:07 AM
Hmm - well, I always get a kick out of Baby Bob & the GEICO Gecko commercials - especially the robot one.

I agree with the hate for the tampon/pad and "100 Years" commercials.

Commercial I HATE with a rampant passion is the one for Verizon Family Plan where a father tells his daughter she should call her friend and she gets all snotty and holds her hand up to her head and pretends she's calling her friend. And the whole point is that she's pissed off b/c she doesn't have a cell phone. The thing is this - they're at home, in their kitchen. Uh - hello? You're in your own d@mn house - use the frickin land line you stuckup, lazy teenage beyotch.

I think I'm morally opposed to advertising that suggest that parents should buy cellphones for their kids and pay for it too. Like I want to share my monthly minutes with my kid who'd waste them blabbing to their friends. Use the land line or pay for it yourself.

islandgirlsj
07-29-2005, 10:10 AM
Uh - hello? You're in your own d@mn house - use the
frickin land line you stuckup, lazy teenage beyotch.

LMAO!!!! My thoughts exactly!! :D :D :D

magrat
07-29-2005, 10:24 AM
Pretty much all of the ones mentioned here I hate, but I do love all the Geico ads. I also hate any locally produced ad. You know, the really low budget ones where people can't act and the sound quality is bad? I saw one yesterday for Hotel Furniture Liquidators, and the owner of the store did the talking. He was skinny and old and had a long gray ponytail, and thick gold jewellery around his neck - it looked like a choker or something! Yeah, I really want to buy my furniture from that guy!

hockeybrat
07-29-2005, 11:08 AM
-Welden Grishom, a lawyer down here in Texas... has got to be the most boring commercial I have ever seen... he has absolutely NO emotion in his voice at all!
-Quizno's... I have never eaten there and I will never eat there. blech
-Fanta... I honestly want to scream everytime those women come on the screen, but I can't 'cuz usually it's in a movie theatre
-Overstock.com... honestly if I didn't know it was for Overstock.com, I'd swear she was doing a commercial for a dating service or some sex thing...


LOL, my husband loves that damn Fanta commercial!

I forgot the toe fungus one. EWWWWWW!

hockeybrat
07-29-2005, 11:13 AM
When I lived in LA, there were a couple local commercials that bugged me.

The commercial where the guy says "I AM the king"

Crazy Giddeon commercials.

thedoorchick
07-29-2005, 11:49 AM
Several that have already been mentioned:

- The Brawny ad is creepy. The look in that guy's eyes just skeeves me out.
- I hate the Quiznos talking baby. Especially when he's hitting on that girl at the pool.
- A local DFW area ambulance chasing lawyer, "Jim Adler - The Texas Hammer"

KaliLily
07-29-2005, 12:09 PM
I think I'm morally opposed to advertising that suggest that parents should buy cellphones for their kids and pay for it too. Like I want to share my monthly minutes with my kid who'd waste them blabbing to their friends. Use the land line or pay for it yourself.

I agree 100%!!! (And I worked for a national cell phone service provider for 7-1/2 years :eek: )

KaliLily
07-29-2005, 12:11 PM
Ok...you made me choke on my muffin. Apparently you can't laugh and swallow at the same time. :)

Oops! Sorry. :o

PG-rated
07-29-2005, 01:23 PM
DH gets all choked up when that "100 years" commercial comes on. He'd get very upset if he knew I posted that. ;)

I REALLY hate that pad commercial where the woman pours liquid on one, and then blots it on her blouse to demonstrate how quickly it dries! :eek: Eeeeeeewwwwww!!!!

ginastorm
07-29-2005, 03:07 PM
The "Fitness Made Simple" commercials with "fitness celebrity" John Basedow! I don't know if these commercials are national, but they are on ALL. THE. TIME. here. They even have a jingle now. I hate the commercials & I hate John Basedow.

MurphysLaw
07-29-2005, 06:36 PM
The commercial where the guy says "I AM the king"

OMG speaking of KING...the big plastic KING from the Burger King commercials creeps. me. the. hell. out.

I also have the athletic guy that does the Gazzelle infommercial which has NOW been changed into yet ANOTHER stupid Geico ad.:rolleyes:

This is a little OT, but have you all ever listened to *all* the side effects listed in the medication commercials?? Sometimes I sit there thinking, 'Hmmm...side effects are: diarrhea, blod clots, internal bleeding, possibility of stroke, reduced sex drive, blurred vision....Ummm, I think I'll stick with my original problem, thank you!' Just doesn't make sense!!



**sidenote: MsPeachy - "I choose death. No! NO! Cake!!" "Ciao":cool:

KaliLily
07-29-2005, 07:28 PM
This is a little OT, but have you all ever listened to *all* the side effects listed in the medication commercials?? Sometimes I sit there thinking, 'Hmmm...side effects are: diarrhea, blod clots, internal bleeding, possibility of stroke, reduced sex drive, blurred vision....

My personal favorite is "women who are pregnant, may be pregnant, or want to get pregnant should not handle [drug] as it may cause birth defects..." or something along those lines. That just creeps me out.

MurphysLaw
07-29-2005, 07:35 PM
I know it! It makes you want to take your chances with whatever you have as opposed to risking the alternative. :rolleyes: Silly medical companies, bah!

Brandles
07-29-2005, 09:02 PM
I SO hate commercials! Here are a few:

--Most car commercials...especially ones that don't tell you USEFUL info about the car (MPG, for example), but show it mudding all around and towing semis and has a disclaimer at the bottom saying something like it doesn't actually work or not to attempt it. THEN WHY SHOW IT!?!? :mad:

--Quiznos Baby! Glad I'm not the only one! I WILL NOT eat there because of that thing!

--Another vote for the "Fitness Made Simple" videos! That man just looks freakish! Something about his head not matching his body. Yuck.

--Nationwide Warehouse...or any commercial that screams at me! I don't like to be screamed at! As a side, I loved the old "Buddy's Carpet Barn" commercials with Buddy in his red suit, telling us the price of carpet and saying, "But you've got to get to Buddy's Carpet before Wednesday night at 9!" :) I know people who hated them, though.

--Ad Council ads. The first several times I saw them, they were okay. But they play two of them in a row....the same ones over and over and over and over! I DETEST the one with the lady talking about those yellow pants to her baby and the "You Light Up My Life" one with the foster parent snoring on the couch while the kid watches him! I just hate the man talking to his child, reading all the signs as he walks the streets, the guy doing Star Wars in his front yard with his son, the "I'm a Lion!" one. I will turn the channel rather than watch them. I get a sick sense of satisfaction when I'm able to fast forward through them! :p

--Commercials that are played back to back--Geico does this a lot. I'd rather have one 30 second ad than two 15 second ads.

Georgiana
07-29-2005, 09:06 PM
The "Fitness Made Simple" commercials with "fitness celebrity" John Basedow! I don't know if these commercials are national, but they are on ALL. THE. TIME. here. They even have a jingle now. I hate the commercials & I hate John Basedow.

LMAO!

I do too! He looks so weird because of his poor posture!

KaliLily
07-29-2005, 09:07 PM
I don't know how I forgot this one...

I cannot stand the anti-drug commercial that has a 70s love song playing while showing parents arguing with their kid. The music then stops and you can hear the dad say to the daughter, "Are you ready to talk?" or something like that. Drives me bonkers.

Brandles
07-30-2005, 09:11 AM
About the Fitness Made Simple:

LMAO!

I do too! He looks so weird because of his poor posture!

Yeah--he's standing in a way that "shows himself off" more. He reminds me of this guy in HS who would wear bikini underwear and tight jeans to make himself look bigger and then he'd stand certain ways to make it noticeable!! :eek:

daydreamer
07-30-2005, 06:33 PM
I agree with most of the ones mentioned, but the one I really dislike (sorry if it has been mentioned) is the lady who walks up to women in the feminine product section of a store and asks if they have an odor problem? Heavens, could you imagine that happening in real life? I would die and I've had a hysterectomy.(so I actually walk down that aisle smiling!!).

DisneyGirl
07-30-2005, 07:17 PM
There are so many that i don't like but the ones that I hate the most are the ones that are about meications for like high blood pressure ect and half the time you have no idea what the hell the meds are actually for. It just shows a woman ridding a bike or something strange like that and by the time the commerical is over your like what the heck is the medication actual for.

daydreamer
07-30-2005, 10:44 PM
I'm not sure this is correct, but I heard drug companies were not allowed to tell us that?! So why are some products e.g. ED talked about? Must be wrong information?
!

stevesbabygirl
07-30-2005, 10:50 PM
The Quizno's baby annoys the hell out of me, and I physically cannot watch the Lamisil commercial with Digger the dermatophyte. Ew!

All pad and tampon commercials gross me out. I'd rather not advertise that kind of thing, thank you!

MurphysLaw
07-30-2005, 10:54 PM
The Quizno's baby annoys the hell out of me, and I physically cannot watch the Lamisil commercial with Digger the dermatophyte. Ew!

All pad and tampon commercials gross me out. I'd rather not advertise that kind of thing, thank you!

I LOATHE that stupid "Digger" character. And how about feminine product commercials in mixed company, or even better with KIDS? Fun, Fun.:rolleyes:

jbenny75
07-31-2005, 06:53 AM
I hate the toe fungus cartoon, Six Flags creep old guy, and the Pepto Bismol Dance.

MsPeachy
07-31-2005, 07:31 AM
**sidenote: MsPeachy - "I choose death. No! NO! Cake!!" "Ciao":cool: Ah Ahh - you said Death!

Well, we're all out of cake. We only had 3 bits and we didn't expect such a rush. ;)

December27JJB
07-31-2005, 07:59 AM
-I hate the overstock commercials with that woman wearing the "O" necklace and everything is white.

-The Gieco commercials with Tony Little.

evagatesgreen2
07-31-2005, 08:16 AM
Not sure if this has been mentioned but there is a new pad or tampon commercial floating around, at least online.

I noticed it yesterday when I was playing yahoo videos ,they always play commercials in between songs so I saw one start and was chatting with DH who was sitting at his computer and all of a sudden I heard a woman do a voice over saying something about a happy period! WTH?


Ummm I haven't had one in a long time but I don't look back at them as being happy. ;)

TX Sweetheart
07-31-2005, 12:10 PM
- A local DFW area ambulance chasing lawyer, "Jim Adler - The Texas Hammer"

yeah... he & Brian Loncar also annoy me to no end... I have to change the channel whenever either of them or Weldon Grisham come on... blech...

Etoile
08-01-2005, 11:56 AM
OK this might be only local so I don't know if anyone else will have seen it--but there is this commercial from 1800 Bar None that sets my teeth on edge. It is this very trashy, creepy older man with a high voice and a speech problem talking about how they gave him a loan. I have absolutely no idea why they would have chosen him as their spokesperson.

Etoile
08-01-2005, 11:58 AM
I hate that scary plastic Burger King too!

Etoile
08-01-2005, 12:00 PM
Oh, one more thing: with RX commercials, they can EITHER say the name of the drug only, and not have to tell the side effects, OR they can tell what it's for but not the name of the drug, and not have to tell the side effects (like those commercials, "if you want to know more about treatments for x, call this number" that don't have the name of the drug in them.) If you say the name AND what it's for, you have to say the side effects.

bedazzled
08-02-2005, 04:58 PM
I can't stand the Quizno's baby either. Actually, I hate all their commercials. They used to have this ad with what appeared to be deformed/mutant gerbils playing guitars and singing about how they love the subs. That ad made me physically ill!

As for prescription drug commercials, I don't like the Levitra ad--the one that starts with the woman saying, "Do you want to know a secret?" and going on to talk about how Levitra has improved her and "her man's" sex life. No, I don't want to know a secret. I just want to return to my regularly scheduled programming, please! :rolleyes:

KaliLily
08-03-2005, 09:38 AM
The Pediacare commercial with the girl who apparently doesn't like any food. Drives me nuts!

Sazoo
08-03-2005, 10:23 AM
The Geico commercial with Tony Little (the guy who sells the Gazelle exercise equipment). Ugh, I hate it when he says "yeah baby!" & "you can DO IIIITT!"

:rolleyes:

hockeybrat
08-03-2005, 10:24 AM
The Geico commercial with Tony Little (the guy who sells the Gazelle exercise equipment). Ugh, I hate it when he says "yeah baby!" & "you can DO IIIITT!"

:rolleyes:

Speaking of Tony Little, has anyone ever seen him without a hat? Are we sure that isn't a hat with a wig attached to it? (I always think that) :p

Aimee
08-03-2005, 10:00 PM
I HATE the Mederma commercials where the little boy removes his face. Something about a scar and and at the end he kind of pulls off his face, but it's really a mask on a popsicle stick or something. Freaks DH and me out big time. It's like they try to do the stuff that they did in the HP commercials with the guy and hte picture frames, but it's got much lower-grade technology.

Kimberland30
08-04-2005, 02:02 PM
Oh, one more thing: with RX commercials, they can EITHER say the name of the drug only, and not have to tell the side effects, OR they can tell what it's for but not the name of the drug, and not have to tell the side effects (like those commercials, "if you want to know more about treatments for x, call this number" that don't have the name of the drug in them.) If you say the name AND what it's for, you have to say the side effects.

Ah-ha! My DH and I always try to make up illnesses when commercials for meds come on. It will say the name of the med, but not what it's for. So we make stuff up - it gets pretty funny and raunchy. Like I'm going to call my doctor and ask if a certain drug is right for me (as suggested by these commercials) and it will be for erectile dysfunction or something. Yikes!

Sophia
08-04-2005, 06:14 PM
We have Direct TV, and there's a commercial for NFL Sunday Ticket. It's like a musical, and it's sooo annoying. Especially the long version. DH hates it too, and has started muting it or even swithcing the channel because it sticks in his head. For days.

seaturtletattoo
08-05-2005, 08:50 PM
I 100% agree about the toe fungus one. So nasty.

But the one I hate the worst is for a product I don't even remember.

A guy is standing in the bathroom, and his eye starts talking to him and moving all around. His eye says something like "my brother is the lazy one on the right" and that eye says "hi" and his eye lids are moving all around. I seriously gag every time that commerical comes on. It must be for some eye drops or something. Or contact lenses.

And the quizno baby bothers me. Like someone ele said, it is flirting with the girl in the bikini. And the baby is actually a GIRL. Which makes it even weirder when I watch the baby dressed up like a boy.

bluhimmy
08-05-2005, 08:59 PM
The Six Flags commercials with the dancing old man and weird music totally freak me out.



OMG, me too! :eek: I flip the channel every time it comes on. DH thinks it's funny.

tgray99
08-08-2005, 12:35 AM
Ok, my DH thought the old guy on the Six Flags commercial was actually old. Said that he creeped him out. I had to explain that it's really a young guy dressed up to look old. I still hate the commercial.

Hate the Enzyte commercials, the Geico "Tiny House" commercials, any commercial that has misbehaving kids in it, and one local commercial that has this incredibly annoying guy advertising his furniture store. He says "And that's a fact, Jack!" and "OOOOOHHHH!" all the freaking time, even has his kids in it that you can't understand, screaming OOOOOOOH and that's a fact jack at the camera. I refuse to buy anything from there because of it.

DFW girls, we have Jim Adler down here too. DH met him once, he said he's really a nice guy.

alootikki
08-08-2005, 03:51 PM
Has anyone seen the Yasmin BC pill commercial where a couple is walking in the rain, the guy sees another girl, and takes the umbrella away from his girlfriend to give to her? As this is happening, the narrator says something like "He's different...don't you want a pill that's different?"

I would be PISSED if DH noticed a good-looking girl on the street and gave her my umbrella, even if he looked at me "lovingly" afterwards! I don't get this commercial! ;)

So, what other commercials do you find annoying, cheesy, or just don't get?

Reenie
08-08-2005, 04:04 PM
Yes, this commercial annoys me, too. It's not because he gave her the umbrella, it's actually the little daisy that keeps popping up that gets on my nerves.

I hate the one for Lamisil with the little bug-virus guy- "I'm digger, the dermatophyte- I get under your nails" and he lifts the toenail of the cartoon foot. EWWWWWWWWW. It makes me want to vomit each time I see it, and thinking about it isn't so great, either.

wendalah
08-08-2005, 04:06 PM
The Dove ads. I'm going to buy your product just because you show "real" women and not models? Why on earth should I trust the efficacy of your product any more just because you are showing it on average-looking women?

Lanapoo
08-08-2005, 04:31 PM
For me it's the new Midol commercials with the gals on the beach. After they can't get over why their friend is wearing a bikini while on her period, duh, the gal explains why Midol is SO great, blah, blah, blah. Then the period girl says she wants some ice cream or some thing and they say "Oh yeah, she's DEFINITELY menstrual!".

How cheesy is that? It was like watching one of those 6th grade movies on menstruation in sex education!!!

Brandles
08-08-2005, 05:08 PM
SO hate commercials! Here are a few:

--Most car commercials...especially ones that don't tell you USEFUL info about the car (MPG, for example), but show it mudding all around and towing semis and has a disclaimer at the bottom saying something like it doesn't actually work or not to attempt it. THEN WHY SHOW IT!?!? :mad:

--Quiznos Baby! I do not like talking babies. I WILL NOT eat there because of that thing!

--The "Fitness Made Simple" videos! That man just looks freakish! Something about his head not matching his body. Yuck.

--Nationwide Warehouse...or any commercial that screams at me! I don't like to be screamed at! As a side, I loved the old "Buddy's Carpet Barn" commercials with Buddy in his red suit, telling us the price of carpet and saying, "But you've got to get to Buddy's Carpet before Wednesday night at 9!" I know people who hated them, though.

--Ad Council ads. The first several times I saw them, they were okay. But they play two of them in a row....the same ones over and over and over and over! I DETEST the one with the lady talking about those yellow pants to her baby and the "You Light Up My Life" one with the foster parent snoring on the couch while the kid watches him! I just hate the man talking to his child, reading all the signs as he walks the streets, the guy doing Star Wars in his front yard with his son, the "I'm a Lion!" one. I will turn the channel rather than watch them. I get a sick sense of satisfaction when I'm able to fast forward through them! :p

--Commercials that are played back to back--Geico does this a lot. I'd rather have one 30 second ad than two 15 second ads.

Dasha
08-08-2005, 05:27 PM
I get really irritated by a commercial for Pediasure where a little girl is being pushed through a supermarket in a shopping cart. First when the mom says, "We need chicken," the spoiled little brat says, "I don't like chicken." Then she says the same thing about broccoli and about some other food which I forget now. Then the announces says that if your children aren't getting the proper nutrients, then they should have their Pediasure every day.

I just wish that mother would say to her obnoxious little spoiled brat, "This is the food I am serving, whether or not you like it." It's as if the mother is totally controlled by her daughter's whims and feels the need to give in to here. You wonder who is in charge, the parent (who is another one of those who insists on being a friend rather than the parent) or the obnoxious little pig-tailed brat.

Sorry for the diatribe, but I just get so angry whenever this commercial is aired because I think it typified our epidemic of wishy washy parents being controlled by their toddlers.

Elizabeth
08-08-2005, 05:28 PM
Big *ditto* on the Digger the Dermaphrodyte commercial. I literally CANNOT look at the tv when that commercial comes on. It is so gross. But I guess it's effective! Slate actually did an article on it, as well as the "We love the Subs" hand-puppets commercials Quiznos did a few years ago. (I agree that talking babies are wrong. Same goes with the dancing baby thing from the 90s. Ew. Ew ew ew.)

I am in advertsing and there are a lot of commercials I love. Right now I really like the one for Toyota Siena where they are doing crash testing with two little boys.

"Now do the gold one!"
"It's called Desert Sand Mica."
"Whatever just crash it."

That little kid is so cute and his delivery is perfect.

But this is a thread about commercials we DON'T like.

Anything for Old Navy is absolute trash IMO. SO cheesy. And Mc Donalds SO needs to fire their agency. Their t.v. ads are so stupid! The new one with the couple in the car talking about the new chicken sandwiches is just lame.

2kCougar
08-08-2005, 05:42 PM
Brandles--ditto on the fittness made simple. His head really don't fit on his body! The old lady on the commercial is pretty scary too

aspercreme--I guess someone complained about the "you bet you sweet aspercreme one". now they have another annoying one to the same tune.

old navy

geico

raymour and flanigan--when DON'T they have a sale?

ejs
08-08-2005, 05:42 PM
I think there's a thread about this in the TV section.

LRL
08-08-2005, 05:46 PM
Speaking of Geico commercials- The ones with the gecko I don't mind all that much, but this weekend I think I saw the worst commercial ever- (I actually told my MIL this right after). It is the commerical that starts out as an informercial about some type of fitness equipment. There is an annoying woman interviewing a crazy-eyed lunatic man about the benefits of his fitness machine/program, etc. The man is EXTREMELY annoying and does not look at the camera, but looks like a bug eyed mule on acid (sorry to the poor mules). At the end of the commercial, or course, they allude to how much he saved on his auto insurance. I sware- I could have thrown something at the Television. EW.

Brandles
08-08-2005, 05:47 PM
Ewww...I forgot about the Old Navy ones. I can't remember a single Old Navy commercial that I've liked. And then they play them over and over and over. Not the way to get me to buy things. That's what makes me flee from whatever they're pushing.

December27JJB
08-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Speaking of Geico commercials- The ones with the gecko I don't mind all that much, but this weekend I think I saw the worst commercial ever- (I actually told my MIL this right after). It is the commerical that starts out as an informercial about some type of fitness equipment. There is an annoying woman interviewing a crazy-eyed lunatic man about the benefits of his fitness machine/program, etc. The man is EXTREMELY annoying and does not look at the camera, but looks like a bug eyed mule on acid (sorry to the poor mules). At the end of the commercial, or course, they allude to how much he saved on his auto insurance. I sware- I could have thrown something at the Television. EW.

LMAO! I hate that commercial too. Thats Tony Little. He's so disgusting. He looks like a woman-gone-wrong:

http://www.tonylittle.com/images/Conceive-Banner.gif

www.tonylittle.com

miel
08-08-2005, 09:13 PM
Sorry for the diatribe, but I just get so angry whenever this commercial is aired because I think it typified our epidemic of wishy washy parents being controlled by their toddlers.


I'll bet you don't have kids!

Our daughter doesn't say anything bratty she just eats very, very little in her toddler way. The thing is that I don't think the parents are being controlled by toddlers...I think they are thinking--my daughter had 1 cracker, 1 strawberry and 1/2 a slice of cheese and just ran the equivalent of a 10K at the playground." It freaks you out! And smart marketers know this and play on your fears your kid will starve...when of course...they are actually getting enough to eat (although my daughter has grown 4 inches or something in the last 6 months and hasn't gained a pound...but she is fine and I just have to have faith in that fact...even if it seems bizarre to me that she can eat what seems to be 400 calories a day and run around for hours and hours and hours).

But I do see your point about wishy washy parents and toddlers....man, toddlers are bossy. Our daughter is like some freakish factory foreman...can anyone say DEMANDING? We honestly have to strategize how to resist her scary willpower and she's only 16 months old...but what do you suggest we do? Beat her?

wendalah
08-08-2005, 11:51 PM
I don't blame the kid for not liking chicken. Chicken is disgusting.

taraw
08-09-2005, 07:14 AM
Speaking of Geico commercials- The ones with the gecko I don't mind all that much, but this weekend I think I saw the worst commercial ever- (I actually told my MIL this right after). It is the commerical that starts out as an informercial about some type of fitness equipment. There is an annoying woman interviewing a crazy-eyed lunatic man about the benefits of his fitness machine/program, etc. The man is EXTREMELY annoying and does not look at the camera, but looks like a bug eyed mule on acid (sorry to the poor mules). At the end of the commercial, or course, they allude to how much he saved on his auto insurance. I sware- I could have thrown something at the Television. EW.

But, I love the Tiny House Reality show one that Geico used to air. I thought it was hilarious!

jellybeany
08-09-2005, 07:31 AM
The ones for Fuccillo cars! Its HUUUUUUUUGE - they are really getting on my nerves!

greenbunny
08-09-2005, 07:36 AM
I hate those "the more you know" commercials, where the actors/celebrities tell you stuff you didn't know, like you should read to your kids or not let them smoke crack. Gee, never thought of that. Honey, give mommy the crack pipe, Noah Wyle says you can't have it. :rolleyes:

PaisleySloan
08-09-2005, 10:11 AM
I hate those "the more you know" commercials, where the actors/celebrities tell you stuff you didn't know, like you should read to your kids or not let them smoke crack. Gee, never thought of that. Honey, give mommy the crack pipe, Noah Wyle says you can't have it. :rolleyes:
I'm totally with you on these! You can almost hear the director - "Noah, look into the camera and give me sincerity!"

One of my favorite anti-drug commercials is the one when the dad bursts into his son's room, and he confronts him about the stash he found and says "where did you learn this" and the kid retorts in his squeakiest voice "I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU, DAD! I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU!" :D

jbenny75
08-11-2005, 08:59 PM
WTF is up with Burger King's commercials? First the freaky King with the big plastic head, now there's a commercial for their chicken fries that's going to give me nightmares, too. Did anyone see it? There's like a rock band in a limo with these freaky, primitive looking chicken masks-like they almost look like big chicken skulls. They pull up across the street from Burger King and there's a hot girl standing in front of the B.K. They each get out and try to cross the road and get smacked by cars, the last one is supposed to be some kind of stud chicken- you think he gets hit by a passing truck, but turns out he makes it over to the girl. That's it, then it ends. I only hope they don't put that freaky-ass king in the same commercial with the scary chicken skull rock band, or I won't be able to sleep for a week.

KaliLily
08-11-2005, 09:03 PM
Sorry for the diatribe, but I just get so angry whenever this commercial is aired because I think it typified our epidemic of wishy washy parents being controlled by their toddlers.


Oh good. It's not just me. :D

emmjay
08-11-2005, 09:36 PM
...and one local commercial that has this incredibly annoying guy advertising his furniture store. He says "And that's a fact, Jack!" and "OOOOOHHHH!" all the freaking time, even has his kids in it that you can't understand, screaming OOOOOOOH and that's a fact jack at the camera. I refuse to buy anything from there because of it.
Is that the guy with the chainsaw?

Houston has the WORST local commercials - there's that guy, then there's the Gallery Furniture guy, then that men's suit store with the two guys playing golf and whatnot. Oh, and the mechanic with the song "We'll put the YEEEEE-HAAAAAW back in your motor and transmission!" with the alligator and some other incongrous animal as their cartoon mascots. WTF is that concept?

I guess they are effective since I still remember them 3 years after leaving Houston.

Elizabeth
08-11-2005, 09:37 PM
Does anybody else besides me have the commercial with Gary Coleman selling Cash Call or some equivalant? The latest one... "who else but me is getting Cash from Cash Call?..." with his rap... OMG, SO annoying.

Tanya
08-12-2005, 12:10 PM
Is that the guy with the chainsaw?

Houston has the WORST local commercials - there's that guy, then there's the Gallery Furniture guy, then that men's suit store with the two guys playing golf and whatnot. Oh, and the mechanic with the song "We'll put the YEEEEE-HAAAAAW back in your motor and transmission!" with the alligator and some other incongrous animal as their cartoon mascots. WTF is that concept?

I guess they are effective since I still remember them 3 years after leaving Houston.
"When your transmission's got you down or your motor falls apart, it's time to come to Thunderbolt, you don't need a brand new car. We still believe in value, and we pass it on to you, at Thuderbolt we fix it right and we guarantee it too. We put the yee-haw back in your motor and transmission."

Yes, it's very catchy, and it's been on at least 15 years. I just saw it the other day.

Speaking of Gallery Furniture and "That's a Fact Jack!" (I don't even know the name of his store:D) furniture commericals, about 7 years ago, Conan O'Brian came on right after Leno in all markets in the country but the Houston market (he was on an hour after Leno). So, Conan did this contest to vote on the worst commercial that came on when he was on the air and it was a showdown between the two of them! The two guys (Matress Mac and Jack) loved it and both came on his show to get votes for their commercial. I think Jack won. FTR, Mattress Mac (Jim McInvale) is really charitable in the community. He was recently on a commercial with Sr. Pres. Bush to promote giving to the Tsunami relief. He's apparently a really good guy who started from nothing. I still think his furniture is overpriced, though:D.

tgray99
08-12-2005, 02:13 PM
"When your transmission's got you down or your motor falls apart, it's time to come to Thunderbolt, you don't need a brand new car. We still believe in value, and we pass it on to you, at Thuderbolt we fix it right and we guarantee it too. We put the yee-haw back in your motor and transmission."

Yes, it's very catchy, and it's been on at least 15 years. I just saw it the other day.

Speaking of Gallery Furniture and "That's a Fact Jack!" (I don't even know the name of his store:D) furniture commericals, about 7 years ago, Conan O'Brian came on right after Leno in all markets in the country but the Houston market (he was on an hour after Leno). So, Conan did this contest to vote on the worst commercial that came on when he was on the air and it was a showdown between the two of them! The two guys (Matress Mac and Jack) loved it and both came on his show to get votes for their commercial. I think Jack won. FTR, Mattress Mac (Jim McInvale) is really charitable in the community. He was recently on a commercial with Sr. Pres. Bush to promote giving to the Tsunami relief. He's apparently a really good guy who started from nothing. I still think his furniture is overpriced, though:D.
The "That's a fact, Jack" guy's store is called Hilton Furniture. It's on 45 over by Almeda Mall. Sadly he's dragged his poor kids into his commercials and he makes them talk, you can't even understand them!

The Matress Mac commercials have toned down A LOT! I remember him jumping up and down when I was a kid. Now he's older and a lot more mellow.

Tanya, I remember the Thunderbolt transmission commercial. That woman with the platinum blonde hair and blue cowboy hat. Very Urban Cowboy. Uggh, what a horrible commercial but a very catchy tune.

I agree, Houston does have bad local spots but College Station has THE worst! They have one with a bunch of rednecks on recliners in front of their store, they raise their hands up and say in unison, "Why go anywhere else?" I could go on and on about stupid College Station commercials.

Kelly's Girl
03-24-2006, 12:30 PM
There is a new snack commercial where the lady is sitting in the park with the snack square on her nose and she flips it up into her mouth like a seal. It drives me CRAZY. It is so stupid.

On the other hand, the new "Genie of Second Hand Smoke" ads crack me up. I'm not sure if they are local, but a person leaves a cigarette smoking, and the genie comes out promising "things within his power." When the person asks for $$$ or the meaning of life, he offers them a stroke or a heart attack, because those are within his power. He is so sardonic. I love it!

Which commercials are your current faves? Or at the top of your hate list?

tbell
03-24-2006, 12:37 PM
Burger King's big buckin' chicken commercial. Seriously, I hate this commercial and the stupid song sticks in my head.

I love most of Geico's commercials (except for the gecko). The caveman at the fancy restaurant never fails to crack me up.

cpaccione
03-24-2006, 12:38 PM
For some reason I always laugh at the one for Nextel with the three guys dancing in the office...it's so funny to me. Thank god for my DVR though, I usually don't watch the commercials...I can't stand most of them.

Fenway
03-24-2006, 12:44 PM
I just about died laughing when I saw this one:

2 guys are dressed up as pears, standing on a street corner. A van pulls up, and 3 guys, all dressed alike jump out and beat the crap out of the pears. then they show the caption: "3 of a kind beats 2 pair"

I'm pretty sure it's for the poker tournament show.


I HATE the Vonage commercial with that stupid "singing" in the background... "Whooooooooooo Hoooooooooo Whooo whooo hoooooooooooo.." ugg.

Kelly's Girl
03-24-2006, 12:47 PM
TBell, that BK commercial absolutely slays my DH. Honestly, he sings "Big F-ing Chicking" and just giggles away. He says he's going to buy a sandwich just because of the commercial. Honestly, he is an intelligent, educated guy, but he laughs at this ad like I'd just made a fart joke or something. (Which I *definitely* do not do!)

ETA: LilyDawg, we cross posted. I don't get the Vonage commercial with the guy at a ballpark or something and a giant crawfish is stuck in the revolving door. ????

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 12:53 PM
TBell, that BK commercial absolutely slays my DH. Honestly, he sings "Big F-ing Chicking" and just giggles away. He says he's going to buy a sandwich just because of the commercial. Honestly, he is an intelligent, educated guy, but he laughs at this ad like I'd just made a fart joke or something. (Which I *definitely* do not do!)
I do, too. :o :D My DH looks at me like I'm crazy. Which is probably exactly what you do to your DH. :D

I also like the Budweiser commercial that uses the song "Galvanize" by the Chemical Brothers because I really like that song. :)

Etoile
03-24-2006, 12:54 PM
I can't stand those Burger King "Wake Up with the King" commercials. That scary king scares the hell out of me.

thechick79
03-24-2006, 12:59 PM
For some reason I always laugh at the one for Nextel with the three guys dancing in the office...it's so funny to me.

This commercial is hilarious! I honestly can't think of any other commercials right now.

sophiapb
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
I can't stand those Burger King "Wake Up with the King" commercials. That scary king scares the hell out of me.

I agree! I LURVE Burger King but those ads are just creepy.

My new favorite commercial is for Volkswagen. It's a take-off on SNL'S "Sprockets" with a German "Dieter" kind of woman who is going to redo a guy's car. He's got a geeky car labeled "The Flame" and she peels off the "F" and shoves it at him and say "You get an F" so now the car is called "The Lame". The she trashes it and replaces it with a new Jetta or something. I think it's HYSTERICAL. They also have a radio version which I always laugh at. Ah, it's sad when the best writing on television is in a Volkswagen commercial. :p

dionysia
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
"Vee Dub in da haus!"

http://snooglepoop.org/2006/02/unpimp_mein_auto.php

Xposted with sophiapb... but the woman isn't the Dieter... it's the guy!!

Di

andrew&shannah
03-24-2006, 01:08 PM
The new VW commercials with the guy in the white suit. I HATE those.

I am ashamed to admit that I find myself singing along with the Old Navy commercial about stripes.

greenbunny
03-24-2006, 01:12 PM
I can't stand those Burger King "Wake Up with the King" commercials. That scary king scares the hell out of me.

Yes. Any company with a mascot that might kill me in my sleep gets no points. Another one is that freaky old man dancing for the amusement park commercials.

I don't understand the newer anti-drug commercials where the person is mashed flat and talking about how awful their life is since they started using pot. Apparently they're getting special pot that defies the time-space continuum. Maybe they'd do better with regular, three-dimensional pot.

ignutzz
03-24-2006, 01:15 PM
"Vee Dub in da haus!"


YES!!! DH and I both crack up at those commercials!

ETA: but I can't stand the "Fast" VW commercials.

DH also stops the DVR to watch any of the dart-in-the-neck commercials that have been running lately (Coke, Nissan (?), and one other that I think was on during the superbowl).

Generally speaking, I hate all commercials, and we hardly see any of them any more thanks to our DVR. :)

ruledbymercury
03-24-2006, 01:16 PM
I love that Petsmart commercial with the little dog carrying around the little stuffed toy everywhere until it gets really dirty and icky, so the owner throws it away while he's sleeping and then they go to Petsmart to buy another identical toy. So cute! I say "awwwwwwww" everytime I see it.

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 01:17 PM
The Big F-in Chicken definitely kicks the King's ass. The King is weird and creepy.

Fenway
03-24-2006, 01:18 PM
I am ashamed to admit that I find myself singing along with the Old Navy commercial about stripes.

LOL!! Don't be ashamed. We've all done it.... :p

sophiapb
03-24-2006, 01:18 PM
Xposted with sophiapb... but the woman isn't the Dieter... it's the guy!!



Doh! My computer's acting up and I can't get your link to work. What kind of Freudian mix up did my brain do that I thought the woman was Dieter? Work, link, wooooooooooooooooooooooork!

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 01:18 PM
I love that Petsmart commercial with the little dog carrying around the little stuffed toy everywhere until it gets really dirty and icky, so the owner throws it away while he's sleeping and then they go to Petsmart to buy another identical toy. So cute! I say "awwwwwwww" everytime I see it.
That one is adorable! I love how it is like the dog is a kid or something, which is how so many of us really do treat our pets. Too sweet! :D

Kelly's Girl
03-24-2006, 01:20 PM
Since I started this thread, it must be a clear sign that I have no DVR!

(And- dare I admit this?- I have no idea what it is! :o )

There is a tic-tac commercial where the girl juggles tic-tacs on her tongue. It strikes me as kind of porno/suggestive, but I really like the background music.

dionysia
03-24-2006, 01:20 PM
The one commercial I actually despise more than words is the Lamisil fungal medicine one where the fungus LIFTS UP the toenail to crawl in.

EUGHH!!!!!!!!

Di

tbell
03-24-2006, 01:21 PM
Is it the Tarjay one where they're singing "shake, shake daddio, daddio"? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? This one has been in my head all day (note to self: do not watch TV in the am before work).

andrew&shannah
03-24-2006, 01:23 PM
Is it the Tarjay one where they're singing "shake, shake daddio, daddio"? Does anyone know what I'm talking about? This one has been in my head all day (note to self: do not watch TV in the am before work).
That is the Old Navy stripes one :)

tbell
03-24-2006, 01:26 PM
OMG!!!!! :D That is hilarious. Then yes, I don't like that commercial either!

Oh, I thought of another one I don't like. The Jessica Simpson Pizza Hut commercial. But I do like the Miss Piggy one--She's definitely smarter, prettier and more talented!

Littlelamb11
03-24-2006, 01:27 PM
The Citi "BIG-boy" commercial cracks me up.

Boopy
03-24-2006, 01:28 PM
My two favorite commercials right now are the Geico ones where the gecko is talking with a British accent. I love the accent and find myself stopping to watch it everytime.

My other favorite is the Jimmy Dean commericals where the Dad is the Sun and he's making breakfast. In one of them his daughter asks why he doesn't do it like mommy and he says because he "has to get to work early to light and heat the earth". He says it so matter of factly and I think it's hysterical! :D In another one Thunder calls in sick and the Sun says but he's called in ten times this month, we can't have Lightening without Thunder, it freaks people out!

Oh, and I sing along to the Old Navy commercial too!

ruledbymercury
03-24-2006, 01:29 PM
I can't stand the Nutrisystem commercial with Zora from Joe Millionaire. She says something very obviously grammatically incorrect. I think it's something to the effect of:

"Seriously! It works that good!"

It's like hearing nails on a chalkboard. And I verbally correct her every single time. Even if my cats are the only ones who hear me. I don't typically play the grammar police, and I know I probably make grammatical errors all the time. But I'm not on a national commercial aired in heavy rotation.

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 01:42 PM
The one commercial I actually despise more than words is the Lamisil fungal medicine one where the fungus LIFTS UP the toenail to crawl in.

EUGHH!!!!!!!!

Di
That one is truly awful.

I also hate all the cheesy commercials for feminine products. I'm sorry, but I highly doubt that douching is such a life-changing experience.

dionysia
03-24-2006, 01:50 PM
I'm sorry, but I highly doubt that douching is such a life-changing experience.It can be life changing if it screws up your body's natural bacteria!! :mad:

Newsflash: hoo hoos were not meant to smell like petunias!

Di

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 01:53 PM
It can be life changing if it screws up your body's natural bacteria!! :mad:

Newsflash: hoo hoos were not meant to smell like petunias!

Di
Good point, dude. So.not.cool.

dionysia
03-24-2006, 01:57 PM
In case it wasn't clear, I'm not annoyed with you, Diana. ;)

Massengill can lick my dirty boot, though.

Di

lawyerlee
03-24-2006, 02:00 PM
In case it wasn't clear, I'm not annoyed with you, Diana. ;)

Massengill can lick my dirty boot, though.

Di
It's cool. :) I really did think that was a good point! Douching can be life changing, just in a bit different way than they seem to envision. ;) :)

ivory
03-24-2006, 02:04 PM
One that made DH and I die laughing last night--a new (to us) Staples Easy Button ad. Guy in office has a pie chart, while a kitty on his desk, with easel and all, is painting what looks to be an abstract of said pie chart. Coworker asks, "what's that?" "It's a Copy Cat. We'll save a fortune on toner."

I'll always love the one with the two granddads having a grandchild competitioon via email. "Cute? I'll show him cute."


Quote:
Originally Posted by lawyerlee
I'm sorry, but I highly doubt that douching is such a life-changing experience.

It can be life changing if it screws up your body's natural bacteria!!

Newsflash: hoo hoos were not meant to smell like petunias!

Seriously, I don't know how they're still allowed to sell that stuff.

Adaya
03-24-2006, 02:07 PM
The Sprint/Nextel commercial with the 3 guys in the office dancing to the song "Push It." They crack me up with the boombox and all.

bunnybeth
03-24-2006, 02:24 PM
Like:
MacGyver Mastercard
The 3 Nextel guys
Easy button where they used 1 employee's button to find the other employee's button. "But won't that destroy the space-time continuum?" (or something like that)

I hate this new one for a pack of X-Box games with a woman and her 3 "children." Just annoying.

And, I repect Burger King for coming up with a mascot that's scarier than Ronald McDonald.

Ade
03-24-2006, 02:27 PM
I like the T-Mobile Pre-paid commercial where they are spoofing Boost Mobile. The ones where the wanna be ganster crew pops up from "Poser Mobile" when someone tries to make a call talking about fees "the fees are coming, the fees are coming"

I also like (but it's been a bit overplayed out here) the Boost Mobile Walkie talkie phone commericials where they take the celebrities and ask what would have happened if they didn't have a Boost Mobile walkie talkie and missed that all important life changing call. Travis Barker becomes a competitive body builder until a double hernia during the Red, White and Huge pagent wipes out his career. Fat Joe becomes a Pet physic. Eve is a failed dance instructor in the Ukraine. Red White and Huge and Fat Joe asking a bunny "and tell me how it makes you feel when she does that?" crack me up every time. Plus, they do such an amazing job making skinny little Travis look like a buffed out beefcake. Unbelieveable.

MsPeachy
03-24-2006, 02:50 PM
Love:
Bucking Chicken
Push-It Nextel guys makes me laugh like a hyena every time
I admit - I like the Burger King commercials - I think he's cool.
the CopyCat one
Diet Coke commercial where all the friends are having a rollerskating party at the beach. I always wish that was my life. I like the song to - where it goes "we're gonna dance all night to this DJ"
And the new Wendy's one where the Dad Whopper is telling the son Jr. Whopper that he can't sell himself for $0.99 and the son says "what are you gonna do? Spank my bun." Hee!

Hate
Any Boost Mobile
All VW ads
Any cellphone commercial portraying parents as having no control over how much their kids talk or text message on cellphones.
Anything with Jessica Simpson in it

ruledbymercury
03-24-2006, 02:50 PM
Oh! I just remembered...

I like the ones with the people using their laptop to enjoy various media (mp3s, movies, sports stuff, etc), but then the camera cuts to a celebrity corresponding with the media they are enjoying sitting on their lap. I especially like the new one with Elijah Wood sitting on that woman's lap on the airplane.

There's something about the absurdity of a random celebrity sitting on some random person's lap that I find amusing.

andrew&shannah
03-24-2006, 02:54 PM
I admit - I like the Burger King commercials - I think he's cool.

Me too. The King is a little creepy but I always watch them :)

Lobeth
03-24-2006, 03:02 PM
The Citi "BIG-boy" commercial cracks me up.


That is so funny to me too! I love that commercial for some reason.

ysolde
03-24-2006, 03:27 PM
Love the Volkswagen "Dieter" commercial. And the one for the Lexus (I think) suv with the kids in school on the snow day, where the teacher says it's going to take awhile for the parents to pick them up, and two kids are busily putting on their coats, gloves, and hats, as their parent drives up in the vehicle. The other kids look out the window with envy.

Txfish
03-24-2006, 03:31 PM
I have *begged* my dh to change one of his passwords, anywhere, to BIG BOY!! Heehee

My favorite easy button commercial was the one with the ink cartridges falling from the ceiling, until they noticed some guy was sitting on the easy button. People hiding under files to avoid getting pelted by little plastic cartridges just cracked me up.

Oh, and the Ford Escape (I think) commercial where they open the garage door to find it completely snowed in, and the guy goes "Well we can stay with my parents a few more days", prompting the woman to gun it out of there up over the snow LOL Can we just say, um, that'd be me?

ignutzz
03-24-2006, 03:39 PM
Txfish I was just going to mention the Escape commercial after reading Ysoldes comment! :D I love the confused look the hubby gets on his face as she barrels out the door.

MrsD
03-24-2006, 03:45 PM
I can't stand the Nutrisystem commercial with Zora from Joe Millionaire. She says something very obviously grammatically incorrect. I think it's something to the effect of:

"Seriously! It works that good!"


Yes! I cannot stand to hear this commercial, and wonder every time why no one in that production had enough brains to correct that.

Lucy Van Pelt
03-24-2006, 03:51 PM
I still love watching the HP photo printer commercials...yeah, they are old, but they are still cool!

phoenics
03-24-2006, 05:03 PM
I love the Diet Pepsi commercial - the one with Puff Daddy?

I sing right along with it and I fall on the floor laughing when they show the guys in the car doing the head-bopping thing. My friends all die laughing when we see that part.

Part of it is because you can actually dance to it - but the funniest part is that when I think of 'brown and bubbly' - um, it's NOT appetizing!!

SingleWhiteFemale
03-24-2006, 05:13 PM
The one commercial I actually despise more than words is the Lamisil fungal medicine one where the fungus LIFTS UP the toenail to crawl in.

EUGHH!!!!!!!!

DiDigger, the demataphite? He's been in my nightmares a few times. Digger himself is cute, but his littler friends under there scratching and running around, no so much.

AllState insurance commercials. The sound of vehicles colliding reminds me of my own accident and just really freaks me out. 2 cars, the metal on metal, the hons hitting and the kaboom... I will never be insured with AllState because of their crappy commericals!

The really bad Geico commericals. The Gecko, I love him, especially when he's cruising into his "employee of the month" parking space. But the one where the young just married couple lives in a house too small for a year as a part of a reality show? Someone should have been fired for that.

JayJay
03-24-2006, 05:22 PM
Has anyone seen the commercial advertising the new Larry the Cable Guy movie?

I saw it the other day, and didn't know if I should laugh or roll my eyes. It kinda took me off guard.
He says something along the lines of:

"You ever fart so hard your back cracks?"

DH thinks it's funny, I don't know what to think of it.

hockeybrat
03-24-2006, 05:29 PM
Cool -

Nextel "Push It" guys - LMAO!
Geico
Molson commerical we saw during a hockey game - a bunch of people are trying to push the Molson beer truck out from snow and they just make a bunch of noises (like they're struggling to push but they really aren't) so the Molson guy has to take some cases of beer out.
I love the Bud Light commercial with the revolving wall

Not so cool -
The Burger King ones, he creeps me out
Lamisil - GROSS!
Pepto Bismol

Tracie
03-24-2006, 06:33 PM
The one commercial I actually despise more than words is the Lamisil fungal medicine one where the fungus LIFTS UP the toenail to crawl in.

EUGHH!!!!!!!!

Di

I can NOT handle that one!

A commercial I saw recently that made me chuckle was one of a father getting all emotional over his newborn in the nursery, and then the mother comes by, rolls her eyes, and steers him to the correct newborn.

Brandles
03-24-2006, 07:04 PM
My new favorite commercial is for Volkswagen.

Volkswagen almost always has good commercials! I LOVE the part where the guy says, "If you vant me to unpimp your ride, let me hear you say what." And the guy's all confused and says, "What?" Hehehe...

I also LOVE VW's GTI "Fast". I WANT one of those little Fast Things! I know they're rare a a few weeks ago, were going for around $400 on Ebay! :eek:

MsPeachy
03-24-2006, 07:48 PM
"You ever fart so hard your back cracks?"*SNORT* I just know my DH is gonna make me go see that with him.

Kelly's Girl
03-24-2006, 08:25 PM
Just saw one that REALLY disturbs me:
A basketball becomes a pod and then hatches a very buff black man. It is icky.

ETA: I wrote that so quickly that I didn't explain what skeeves me out about it. When the ball puffs up and then splits apart, it looks all mucous-y and Alien-like. Then this gorgeous guy unfolds out of it, which is odd, but the part that really gets me is the pod.

Etoile
03-24-2006, 08:49 PM
I LOVE the Sonic commercials--the ones with those two guys and the ones with the married couple. I haven't seen the married couple lately but that woman was so deadpan.

JayJay
03-24-2006, 09:13 PM
*SNORT* I just know my DH is gonna make me go see that with him.


Don't feel alone! I'm sure my Dh will want to see it too! :D

tenofcups
03-24-2006, 09:24 PM
I hate the VW ads enough that I would seriously not even consider one of their cars if I was currently in the market for a new car.

The "obey your fast" ads are flat-out insulting (the obey your fast one where the instructions are to ignore your girlfriend who's just blah blah blahing anyway).

And the other ones with the guy in the white coat -- they just skeeve me out. I have no reason to believe there's anything remotely anti-semitic about them, but honestly, I just literally get a sick feeling in my stomach when I see them. I don't know why, but I find them really scary and not remotely funny.

permanentvacay
03-25-2006, 02:40 PM
For some reason I always laugh at the one for Nextel with the three guys dancing in the office...it's so funny to me. Thank god for my DVR though, I usually don't watch the commercials...I can't stand most of them.

HAHAHAHA - i crack up whenever I see it too!! (aaahh push it)

I also like the Citibank one with the guy going through all the automated stuff... "What's your password?" answer: "Big Boy"!!:D; "press 4 for a shinier card!!"

321Jump
03-25-2006, 03:02 PM
I like the Propel Fitness Water commercials for purely aesthetic reasons...the little athletes turning into fruit and water are neat, and the commercials themselves have a "refreshing" look, if that makes any sense.

I think my all-time favorite one might be regional. In the fall, I was in Massachusetts visiting friends, and a commercial for a bedroom set came on. And it was singing a barbershop song about how inexpensive and awesome it was. And the drawers were opening and closing (Like when the song went "dum dum dum duuum"). I don't know what it was, but I laughed until I couldn't breathe. I was hysterical for about 10 minutes - fh was pretty sure that I had lost it:D Have any of you east-coasters seen it?

PookiePrincess
03-25-2006, 07:02 PM
My favorite commercial right now is the AMEX rewards card with Steve Mayer, the guy who's always been a saver. It shows him as a child saving for retirement. Then he and his wife/gf go to the movies and she says "small popcorn" and he says to make it a medium and they hug like it's this big deal. Then the lady behind the register asks if they'd like a coke with that and he gives her this look. It cracks me up every time...just his look at the end, it says "a soda, now, let's not get crazy!"

I HATE the big, buckin' chicken...I mute it every time it comes on.
I also can't stand the Jessica Simpson Pizza Hut commercials. She annoys the crap out of me.

Love the Nextel guys in the office and also sing to the Old Navy stripes commercial...it's just so darn catchy!

lml41981
03-25-2006, 08:07 PM
I love the Sprint commercial where the exec says, "With Sprint's new Fair and Flexible plans, nobody can tell me what to do. I can talk when and how I want. Heh...It's my little way of sticking it to the man." Then, the guy says, "But...you...are the man." Exec: "I know." Guy: "So...you're sticking it to yourself?" Exec: "Maybe."

I hate the VW "Vee dub in the haus" commercials. They make me feel strangely uneasy.

Of course, I've loved the Citibank Identity Theft commercials for awhile...my favorite one being the one with the guy saying, "300 for a leather bustier? I didn't care. It lifts and separates."

kugrrly
03-25-2006, 08:28 PM
I really CAN NOT stand the pizza hit commercial with Jessica Simpson. Every time it comes on I hit mute.
UGH I really really hate it

Sposa06
03-25-2006, 09:03 PM
There are tons I hate, so I won't get into that. I love the March Madness one - I think they're for Cingular - where the guy tells his friend with the crappy phone, "You don't have March Madness. You have March Sadness." I laugh every time the guy's face falls! Wow, that makes me sound callous and horrible - I promise it's really funny!

I also love the McDonald's one with the guy who has been married for 10 years, but didn't realize it until he drank a certain kind of coffee. When his wife says, "It's like we're newlyweds all over again," he gets this little grin and nods, and I laugh every time!

Tracie
03-26-2006, 11:56 AM
I think my all-time favorite one might be regional. In the fall, I was in Massachusetts visiting friends, and a commercial for a bedroom set came on. And it was singing a barbershop song about how inexpensive and awesome it was. And the drawers were opening and closing (Like when the song went "dum dum dum duuum"). I don't know what it was, but I laughed until I couldn't breathe. I was hysterical for about 10 minutes - fh was pretty sure that I had lost it:D Have any of you east-coasters seen it?

That would be Bob's Discount Furniture, I believe! I've seen it many, many times.

Etoile
03-26-2006, 03:58 PM
My favorite commercial right now is the AMEX rewards card with Steve Mayer, the guy who's always been a saver. It shows him as a child saving for retirement. Then he and his wife/gf go to the movies and she says "small popcorn" and he says to make it a medium and they hug like it's this big deal. Then the lady behind the register asks if they'd like a coke with that and he gives her this look. It cracks me up every time...just his look at the end, it says "a soda, now, let's not get crazy!"



Oh I love the other one of these--with the girl that's a spender.

"Can you believe she's wearing white after labor day?"

"What do you see?"
"Italian Leather Slingbacks."

About her twins: "They're adorable!"
"Aren't they? I have a pair in lime green, too."

hahahahahaha

Brandles
03-26-2006, 05:02 PM
I also like the Citi Credit Card customer service one where the poor guy is trying to get to a real person. I like the one of him in the kitchen but my favorite is the one of him saying his password: "Big-Boy"! :D We have an outside cat who we call Roscoe, but we also call him "Big Boy" and I LOVE that as a password!

MES in Chicago
03-26-2006, 05:55 PM
The Dr. Scholl's "Gellin'" commercial, specifically the wedding one. My DH groans everytime it is on.

Brandles
03-26-2006, 06:00 PM
I turn the channel everytime the Jessican Simpson Pizza Hut Bites commercial comes on. Also, that new Old Navy one where they're singing. That stupid song gets in my head and won't get out. Thinking back, I've NEVER liked any of the Old Navy commercials.

I miss The Rubber Band Man--not sure if he was Staples or Office Max.

sarahncraig
03-26-2006, 06:12 PM
I miss The Rubber Band Man--not sure if he was Staples or Office Max.

He was Staples. Do you know he plays Crabman on My Name is Earl? He's hilarious. One episode they all got jobs at this place (long story) but the funny part was that Crabman did the mail cart as an homage to Rubberband Man. hahahaha

I HATE the Dr. Scholl's Gellin' commercials. Ick. I love the Nextel guys and VW unpimp your ride.

Brandles
03-26-2006, 06:45 PM
He was Staples. Do you know he plays Crabman on My Name is Earl? He's hilarious. One episode they all got jobs at this place (long story) but the funny part was that Crabman did the mail cart as an homage to Rubberband Man. hahahaha

OMG!!! I remember that one!! Where they got trapped in the copier room overnight!

dionysia
03-27-2006, 11:47 AM
So, German man in white coat reminds ppl of a Nazi?

me no grok.

Di

PG-rated
03-27-2006, 12:21 PM
I hate the VW "fast" commercials with a passion, but I love the "Unpimp My Ride" ones. Although I do have to wonder what Peter Stormare (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001780/) was thinking when he signed up for them. He's a respected character actor, so this is sort of an odd career choice for him, IMHO.

Also, there's an old thread on this exact topic in Television & Movies.

PG-rated
03-27-2006, 12:28 PM
bump

Kimberland30
03-27-2006, 12:43 PM
Hate: Jessica Simpson/Pizza Hut commercial. Ugh, so overplayed, just like her non-songs. And like she really eats Pizza Hut anyway. Get over it!

Love: The Nextel guys. Everytime that commercial comes on, I focus on one of the dancing guys. They are hilarious!

Also Love: The "gellin" commercials. They are so bad, they are funny. :) And the one for Burlington Coat Factory that was out a while ago when the kids are dragging their mom out of the store and she's pitching a fit, grabbing on to clothes and such.

Tanya
03-27-2006, 01:23 PM
I love the cell phone one (which cell phone, I couldn't tell you) where the two guys are talking to each other over their cubicles and after the friend says he left his phone at home, the other guy says, "Why? Cause it's LAME?" in this Grover voice. Too funny.

Also, our local HEB commercials crack me up. It has that kid who did the Citibank commercials with David Spade. Like the one where Spade is on the phone with the angry man who can't use his miles and he said "Ooh, I'm shaking in my bright yellow shirt", and the kid screams like a girl and knocks over a cubicle wall? That kid.

Gecko with the Snatch accent is too funny. "Who doesn't like pie and chips?"

amd1005
03-28-2006, 12:21 PM
The one commercial I actually despise more than words is the Lamisil fungal medicine one where the fungus LIFTS UP the toenail to crawl in.

EUGHH!!!!!!!!

Di

OMG, thank you!!! That commercial grosses me out.

gayle
03-28-2006, 12:26 PM
"Vee Dub in da haus!"

http://snooglepoop.org/2006/02/unpimp_mein_auto.php

Xposted with sophiapb... but the woman isn't the Dieter... it's the guy!!

Di

Oh I love that one, it makes me absolutely roar :)

TerpsFan
03-28-2006, 01:18 PM
I also love the Geico/Gecko "pie and chips" one....

The guy on the phone on hold with his credit card company forever and is asked his password on a quiet train.."Big Boy". Cracks me up every time.

dionysia
03-28-2006, 01:20 PM
Mmmm... pie & chips...

*off to find food*

Di

TerpsFan
03-28-2006, 01:27 PM
I just thought of one i HATE...

here in MD, a the daughter of the owner of a local dealership is the spokesperson in every one of their commercials.."I'm Crystal Koons and we're gonna wow ya!!!"

Arrrggghh...she is the MOST annoying person ever! Not that I personally know her or anything, just the fact that she shows up in EVERY commercial saying that drives me nuts!

DogMama
03-28-2006, 01:56 PM
I hate the new VW (unpimp your auto) commercials.

I do love the Nexttel (sp?) commercials of the 2 guys dancing to some OOHH Baby,baby song in thier office .

MsPeachy
03-28-2006, 02:46 PM
.."I'm Crystal Koons and we're gonna wow ya!!!"I know those and dislike them almost as much as the Eastern Motors one. Yuck! :p

dancing to some OOHH Baby,baby song in thier office God I feel old if someone doesn't know Push It by Salt n Pepa! :eek:

Mellow_Water1
03-28-2006, 04:02 PM
I hate the Mucinex commercials. ICK.

Love the commercial that has a guy on the phone, listening to some automated message service. He's trying to cook dinner, and his broom catches on fire because he's trying to listen and dial numbers while cooking at the same time. I think it's the same company as the "Big Boy" commercial, which I also love.

salysaturn
03-28-2006, 04:16 PM
ugh Crystal Koons..she has Chevy, Toyota, Ford...the list goes on:(

I like the Nationwide one where there is a husband asking the wife what the light switch in the garage is for, and he is going on/off/on/off...and shes ignoring him, but the switch is for a garage doen the street :)

PookiePrincess
03-28-2006, 05:05 PM
Oh I love the other one of these--with the girl that's a spender.

"Can you believe she's wearing white after labor day?"

"What do you see?"
"Italian Leather Slingbacks."

About her twins: "They're adorable!"
"Aren't they? I have a pair in lime green, too."

hahahahahaha

Oh, yeah, I love that one, too! Something about those AMEX commercials!

Michelle
03-28-2006, 05:11 PM
I like the Nationwide one where there is a husband asking the wife what the light switch in the garage is for, and he is going on/off/on/off...and shes ignoring him, but the switch is for a garage doen the street :)

That's the one! I saw it the other day for the first time and I remember thinking of this thread. The next day, I could not remember the commercial that had me cracking up. It has been driving me nuts. That one is so funny. I could not stop laughing! :D

salysaturn
03-28-2006, 05:18 PM
I know!! That is so me and my husband. He's like...Are you watching? And shes reading or something, and its like..."yeh, I am watching". Love It!

SingleWhiteFemale
03-28-2006, 11:56 PM
I just thought of one i HATE...

here in MD, a the daughter of the owner of a local dealership is the spokesperson in every one of their commercials.."I'm Crystal Koons and we're gonna wow ya!!!"

Arrrggghh...she is the MOST annoying person ever! Not that I personally know her or anything, just the fact that she shows up in EVERY commercial saying that drives me nuts!She's gotta earn her salary from daddy for doing something ;) Although, she used to have the bleached blond hair and the fake orange tan (she really looked like an oompaloompa), she finally has changed that.

And the Eastern Motor's ones are horrid, especially the ones where they're training the "new recruits" and have all the stupid Redskins. Gimme a break.

MurphysLaw
03-29-2006, 12:10 AM
*mod hat on* PLEASE remember to use the search feature before starting threads. :) TY.
*mod hat off*



My favorite new commercial is the Visa Check card commercial that uses a checkbook as a flipbook cartoon of a worm breakdancing and doing "the worm"...GOOD stuff, verrrry funny. :D

I also love the V Dub (VW) commercials.

The BK King is creeeepy and shouldn't be allowed on TV.

TerpsFan
03-29-2006, 01:47 PM
Thankfully north of Baltimore we don't get the Eastern Motors commercials too much. We are fortunate to get Jonathan Ogden "dancing" with the Gebco girls...:rolleyes:

shopaholic
03-29-2006, 03:01 PM
the talking gecko (Geico) commercials

The citi card with the guy's password "Big Boy"...although that is getting played out.

Etoile
03-29-2006, 08:39 PM
There was a new one of those freaky animated PSP commercials

"It's carpet you can watch outside"

this one has squirrels--

Come out and play!
I can't! I'm playing nut!
Now they have nut you can play outside!


Those are so wierd and I love them.

MsPeachy
03-30-2006, 05:17 AM
Jonathan Ogden "dancing" with the Gebco girls...I had to watch this a few times before I could be certain it wasn't a parody and the commercial was for a real company. Those are some of the worst homemade looking commercials.



There was a new one of those freaky animated PSP commercials
I like the one where the dustball is talking about how he'd have all the ladies and then marry all the ladies, even the ugly ones and then run away with the ugly ones chasing him talking about "but I have a good personality!" It's wrong but I laugh so hard when that comes on - it's so Cheech n Chong I can't help it!!! :D

Aimee
03-30-2006, 07:58 AM
I love that Petsmart commercial with the little dog carrying around the little stuffed toy everywhere until it gets really dirty and icky, so the owner throws it away while he's sleeping and then they go to Petsmart to buy another identical toy. So cute! I say "awwwwwwww" everytime I see it.

Have you noticed that the employee in the commercial was the guy who played the Black Power Ranger?



TBell, that BK commercial absolutely slays my DH. Honestly, he sings "Big F-ing Chicking" and just giggles away. He says he's going to buy a sandwich just because of the commercial. Honestly, he is an intelligent, educated guy, but he laughs at this ad like I'd just made a fart joke or something. (Which I *definitely* do not do!)


This commercial cracks me up, too. Its one of the few commercials we'll actually watch rather than ff'ing through it on TiVo.

I have a weird sense of humor. I thought the King was hilarious. And the Tendercrisp Bacon Cheddar Ranch ones with Darius Rucker - genius!

I like them purely from an "artistic" standpoint, however. I wouldn't touch BK with a 10-foot pole. But, I do appreciate the avante garde-ness of the ad agency.

jimmysgirl424
03-30-2006, 02:39 PM
Any of the local commercials where the people sing and/or dance badly. Ugh.

I really hated that commercial they showed during football season where the coke machine became a member of a football team and there were people in the stands chanting "machine, machine". Give me a break already!

Any and all feminine products commercials. I'm have to buy tampons and I don't need a commercial to tell me which absorbency is right for me. Oh, and the one where they use the bright red spot in the word period is just hideous. I think its for Always pads or one of those.

On the same line of thought; the commercials for Serenity bladder leakage pads are just plain awful. My DH says they are showing kids wearing diapers at the end of them, not full-grown adults. He says the legs aren't big enough to be an adult's!! :p

JamBray
03-30-2006, 02:49 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but I absolutely HATE all of the WW commercials with Kirstie Alley in them, especially the new one where she's dressed up like Dorothy. I don't know why, but they just bug me!

Boopy
03-30-2006, 02:55 PM
Thankfully north of Baltimore we don't get the Eastern Motors commercials too much. We are fortunate to get Jonathan Ogden "dancing" with the Gebco girls...:rolleyes:


That has to be the worst commercial I've ever seen!!

Tanya
03-30-2006, 03:02 PM
I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but I absolutely HATE all of the WW commercials with Kirstie Alley in them, especially the new one where she's dressed up like Dorothy. I don't know why, but they just bug me!
Oh boy, obviously their ads are not working since it's Jenny Craig!

KK812
03-30-2006, 03:35 PM
I just thought of one i HATE...

here in MD, a the daughter of the owner of a local dealership is the spokesperson in every one of their commercials.."I'm Crystal Koons and we're gonna wow ya!!!"

Arrrggghh...she is the MOST annoying person ever! Not that I personally know her or anything, just the fact that she shows up in EVERY commercial saying that drives me nuts!


OMGOSH Yes! I mock her up one side and down the other!

Brandles
03-31-2006, 04:16 AM
I like the Nationwide one where there is a husband asking the wife what the light switch in the garage is for, and he is going on/off/on/off...and shes ignoring him, but the switch is for a garage doen the street :)

I haven't seen this one!! It sounds really funny...mostly because we've always had a lightswitch by the front door that turns NOTHING on! That's why I liked that one "Friends" episode, too! That lightswitch is probably turning on a neighbor's light somewhere! ;)

Txfish
03-31-2006, 11:07 AM
I may have to go looking for that lightswitch one -- sounds hysterical.

I finally BK's big buckin' chicken, and um, no. Not a fan.

The other one I'm really wanting to see, which apparently got pulled already is the Amish Drag Race -- I think it's for Coke's vitamin water/energy drink. Sounds too funny, these guys eyeing each other in their little wooden horse-drawn buggies, the girl taking off her big white bonnet to drop... LOL just thinking about it

JamBray
03-31-2006, 11:29 AM
Oh boy, obviously their ads are not working since it's Jenny Craig!
LOL, I guess not...oops! :D :p

ivory
04-20-2006, 11:06 AM
I had to bring this thread back in honor of those grating "Beep beep!" ads. The "rock band" with sassy lead singer girl, a tune apparently meant to be all kickass... I guess it's for Ford (but I had to look that up). And the worst part is it's on TV and radio. I'd rather watch the toenail fungus or phlegm creatures.

MsPeachy
04-21-2006, 04:49 AM
There's a new commercial I like. It's to promote Acura's "upgrade" sale. The scene is a coffee shop where everyone is having their coffee and working on their laptops. In the midst of this, is a guy banging away on an electric typewriter. He's completely oblivious to everyone staring at him. So funny. :)

Oh and the new BK one where everyone goes to the King's bedroom. After he gives them sandwiches they have a big pillow fight. Hahahah! I love the King.

Hate the VW ones that show inside of the car as people get into accidents!!

Sposa06
05-18-2006, 08:54 AM
I love the new ads for the Honda Element where the car is talking about its features and the crab keeps saying, "I pinch." The crab's voice--"I peench"--is hilarious. DH and I have been saying "I peench" and "no peench" to each other for days!

PG-rated
05-18-2006, 10:00 AM
I'm so mad at Ruby Tuesday's - their mini burger commercials prompted me to actually go there and order them, because they looked so good. They SUCKED! I call false advertising!

stevesbabygirl
05-18-2006, 10:59 AM
I love the Honda Element commercials too :D! I saw the crab one a long time ago, and then found the Honda Element website, where you can drive around a little beach and talk to other characters too. Fun stuff!

BumbleB
05-18-2006, 12:12 PM
My favorite new commercials are the ones for Mac computers. Creative and fun. I still love the Itunes commercials too. Can you guess what type of computer I'm on? Ha.

Lydia
05-19-2006, 10:04 AM
The Dunkin' Donuts one where they're like "Swimming, Ballet, Oboe, and last but not least...Kara-taaaaaaaaay". It makes my skin crawl and my teeth itch.

Lydia
05-19-2006, 10:07 AM
I like the Propel Fitness Water commercials for purely aesthetic reasons...the little athletes turning into fruit and water are neat, and the commercials themselves have a "refreshing" look, if that makes any sense.

I think my all-time favorite one might be regional. In the fall, I was in Massachusetts visiting friends, and a commercial for a bedroom set came on. And it was singing a barbershop song about how inexpensive and awesome it was. And the drawers were opening and closing (Like when the song went "dum dum dum duuum"). I don't know what it was, but I laughed until I couldn't breathe. I was hysterical for about 10 minutes - fh was pretty sure that I had lost it:D Have any of you east-coasters seen it?

That's for Bob's Diso**** Furniture! They have the most annoying commercials although they are catchy!

majorgal
05-23-2006, 08:28 PM
Too funny, Lydia, I think that Karate Dunkin commerical is hilarious!!

Lydia
05-24-2006, 05:16 AM
OMG, I meant to write discount in my last post and I think I transcribed a few letters to get me bleeped!

PookiePrincess
05-24-2006, 06:38 PM
OMG, I meant to write discount in my last post and I think I transcribed a few letters to get me bleeped!
Ooooh, one of the c words...that's funny!

MsPeachy
05-25-2006, 05:10 AM
New faves include

Miller Lite: Man Laws. These are hilarious. I love Burt Reynolds and the "panel" of men deciding on the man laws like "you poke it, you own it" and then the old guy recording the laws in the giant book. So so funny.

Ford "Bold" ads are pretty good. I like the woman who pays for the man's drycleaning and my fave is the one where the hot latino guy uses his truck to pull a fallen tree out of the road for a woman and man in a mustang. After thanking him by name, the man asks the woman if she knows him. She says "yes. he's my ex-boyfriend" Classic.

sdianems
05-25-2006, 05:25 AM
The Dunkin' Donuts one where they're like "Swimming, Ballet, Oboe, and last but not least...Kara-taaaaaaaaay". It makes my skin crawl and my teeth itch.
ITA!! And the other DD commercials with people singing, "Doing things is what I like to do, YEA"H!".
Blech...DD needs to fire this new ad agency IMHO :p

Nikker
05-26-2006, 12:53 PM
The Dunkin' Donuts one where they're like "Swimming, Ballet, Oboe, and last but not least...Kara-taaaaaaaaay". It makes my skin crawl and my teeth itch.

Awww, I love that commercial. When I saw this thread I was going to say how funny I think it is! I run around and yell "Karataaaaay with my little niece and nephew!"

LoveYouKisses
08-22-2006, 01:05 PM
There is a new commercial, I think its for some kind of bread. But there is a song in it that says "I don't love you much too much"...I'm trying to figure out what that song is, if it is actually a song, or just a jingle for the commercial. Anyone have a clue?
thanks!

jnshanna
08-22-2006, 06:51 PM
Since this thread popped back up I had to go watch the Nextel commercial again. It makes me LOL. :D

Nextel Push It Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbG9RoyPEZE)

SingleWhiteFemale
08-22-2006, 06:59 PM
I LOVE the VW Passat "low ego emmissions" commercial--the one that airs on cable, not network. "Because it is only yay big"! HA HA, so true!

allison
08-22-2006, 07:14 PM
Since this thread popped back up I had to go watch the Nextel commercial again. It makes me LOL. :D

Nextel Push It Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbG9RoyPEZE)

DH and I love that one too!

I also love the PetSmart one with the dachsund and his stuffed toy. So cute!!

Etoile
08-22-2006, 10:46 PM
OOOH I love that Petsmart commercial!!

I haven't read the rest of the thread, so this may already have been mentioned, but I love the commercial with the cell phone "crime deterrent", where he throws his phone at the guy. Hilarious!!

akacharlotte
08-24-2006, 01:53 PM
A commercial I love....Hardees Milkshake commercial.

The one with the Milkshake song playing in the background and there are two men standing next to two cows and they start shaking the cow.

Oh my gosh, it kills me everytime!

ignutzz
08-24-2006, 02:03 PM
I HATE HATE HATE HATE the new Geico commercials with the real person/celeb grouping. Expecially the Char version. ARRRGGHH!

However, the Napa Auto Parts commercials using OCC are brilliant, DH and I stop the DVR each time they come up because we think the show is back on. Smaaaaaart. :cool:

Rosebud
08-24-2006, 02:21 PM
My favorite commercial of all time is the Advantix commercial with the lab puppy who goes to camp. He sings that song: "Hello mother. Hello father. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes really bother. Thanks for the package thats why I'm writing. K-9 Advantix quickly stopped all the biting!"

Oh, I looooooove that puppy!! Seeing that commercial brightens my whole day. My DH thinks it's bizarre, but I can't get enough of that little guy. There's a newer one where he sings something like, "There ain't no bugs on me!" But I still like the first one best. :)

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h101/elaceyfield/puppy.jpg

Commercials I hate....

The Fanta commercials that get played in the movie theatre before the previews start. With those stupid girls in minidresses singing about Fanta. HATE IT!!

Asha
08-24-2006, 02:26 PM
i HATE the "head on" commerical. that commerical gives me a headache and that product is supposed to relieve headaches!!!

Brandles
08-24-2006, 06:25 PM
i HATE the "head on" commerical. that commerical gives me a headache and that product is supposed to relieve headaches!!!

"Head On--Apply directly to the forehead!"
"Head On--Apply directly to the forehead!"
"Head On--Apply directly to the forehead!"
"Head On--Apply directly to the forehead!"

The repetition gets on my nerves!! :mad:

alliannie
08-24-2006, 07:24 PM
A commercial I love....Hardees Milkshake commercial.

The one with the Milkshake song playing in the background and there are two men standing next to two cows and they start shaking the cow.

Oh my gosh, it kills me everytime!

I absolutely love this commercial!! DH and I laugh every single time it is on.

I really hate Countrywide Home Loan commercials because they are always on 2x in a row. Gets on my last nerve...

SingleWhiteFemale
08-24-2006, 07:43 PM
I HATE HATE HATE HATE the new Geico commercials with the real person/celeb grouping. Expecially the Char version. ARRRGGHH!Because of these commericals, I've been woken up out of a dead sleep! I sleep with the TV on. Then all of a sudden I'm hearing "Gravy, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, wahhhooooooooooo!". That is scary! Please, just bring back the gecko ;)

TwnklToes80
12-26-2007, 03:21 PM
When I first started hanging around this board, I remember seeing a thread like this floating around, but I can't find it now.

I saw this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FspHU8hOxhY) commercial today and it really made me cringe.

This one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqX7VxW3wL0) also came on the other day and it is so gross. UGH

Ribbit
12-26-2007, 04:39 PM
Oh my gosh, I was just thinking about this the other day! There are so many idiotic commercials on lately, I almost want to fork over the cash I don't have for TIVO just to save me the annoyance.

First, there's that Trojan commercial with the guys all as pigs...then the one pig goes and gets a condom (and becomes human) and suddenly the girl is all into him. Uh, yeah...all some slimeball has to do is wave a condom under my nose and I'm going home with him!! :rolleyes:

Then, there's the obnoxious Pepto Bismol commercials with the people that apparently speak very little English and wear horrible outfits...is that one man in a pumpkin costume?? And like I really want to see gesturing to represent upset stomach or diarrhea! :confused:

And all those Alltell ads with Chad and the four idiots...especially the one where the claymation Santa says "what is up, Chad?" Urgh!

I know there are many, many more... I'll come back and check later...

Scooter
12-26-2007, 11:07 PM
When I first started hanging around this board, I remember seeing a thread like this floating around, but I can't find it now. It's over in the Television forums, I can move this thread over there if you want:

Commercials you Love/Hate (http://www.constantchatter.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3588)

TwnklToes80
12-27-2007, 06:18 AM
Thanks scooter. If that is the proper place for this, then yes, please move it. I knew I had seen it before.

Standrea
12-27-2007, 06:35 AM
My girlfriend actually believed that free credit report.com commercial, and won't marry her boyfriend because her credit is horrendous and is afraid that it will screw him. DH and I had to explain to her how the whole thing really worked, and that her credit has nothing to do with his unless they have joint accounts.

maniach
12-27-2007, 08:48 AM
I hate that pregnancy test commercial... THE MOST ADVANCED PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY YOU WILL EVER PEE ON. I mean, seriously, who is too retarded to be able to tell a plus from a minus on a pregnancy test?! And they come in packs of like 2 or 3, if you're confused, do it AGAIN a week later!

And yeah, I would never have married my husband if I had known how much his credit sucks... yeah right! like it really even affects you if YOUR credit is good!

Commercials are so stupid!

TwnklToes80
12-27-2007, 09:12 AM
What killed me about the credit commercial was the line where he says "I would be a happy bachelor with a house and a dog". All i could think was, wow his credit must suck too!!! It horrible to make people think that the only way to get a home is to have perfect, pristine credit. And, if one partner has bad credit, the other can try on their credit. AND....bad credit does not make a bad person.

EWWWW, I really hated that commercial. LOL, i dunno why it's bothering me so much.

The HPT one was like the monistat one (or whatever med it was) that showed all the stinky animals. I'll see if I can find it...nah, can't find it. If anyone knows what I'm talking about and can find it, post it for me.

Rosebud
07-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Does anyone else like the newish Geico commercial with Mike Wallace? For some reason it cracks me up-- that little kid is hilarious. It seems very Wes Anderson to me.

If you haven't seen it, here it is on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HOwxykPj7Q&NR=1)

KristyK
07-06-2008, 04:12 AM
Can't believe this thread is here since DH and I were discussing new commercials last night:

There's a new one, not even sure what its advertising, but its a group in a conference room, the man on the call says to hold on, and puts the group on hold, to music, they all of a sudden stand up and start circling the table, playing Musical Chairs! I thought it was so cute, and I think I'd play that game if I ever worked in an office again! :D

Angie
07-08-2008, 07:57 PM
I saw that commercial tonight and thought the same thing...where was this brilliant idea when I was working before I became a SAHM? haha

sdianems
07-09-2008, 08:51 AM
I'm not keen on the Trojan commercial with the pigs sitting in the bar, and the one that turns into a man when he gets a condom from the bathroom, before heading out with a blonde babe...blech!

Ribbit
07-14-2008, 07:17 PM
This may only be a local one, but the JG Wentworth ads with the idiot people screaming out their windows "It's my money, and I want it NOW!" like a bunch of two year olds drives me crazy.

Rosebud
11-11-2008, 06:00 PM
If I have to watch one more stupid Proactiv commercial I am going to break something. I hate them. Especially when Jessica Simpson is in them.

Mellow_Water1
11-11-2008, 07:54 PM
Has anyone seen the commercial with Alyssa Milano? I've seen it on the air about 10 times but it ALWAYS gets cut off by another commercial. Usually, all I hear is: "Hi, I'm Alyssa Mil---" CUT. Strange.

KiKi'sMommy
11-11-2008, 08:03 PM
This may only be a local one, but the JG Wentworth ads with the idiot people screaming out their windows "It's my money, and I want it NOW!" like a bunch of two year olds drives me crazy.

I hate that commercial too! So obnoxious

ManteoChik
11-11-2008, 08:28 PM
I love the Mac vs PC commercials, especially the new one where they beeping out the word Vista.

As a Mac user - I love them.

May27JnJ
11-12-2008, 07:43 AM
We have a used car dealership around here and the commericals are HORRIBLE!!! OMG! I hate them!

Here are two...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTSa4cbcDHY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yoX4BBXwsw

The latest one is the worst! I can't find it on youtube.

akacharlotte
11-12-2008, 08:14 PM
I cannot stand the Saved By Zero ads for either Mazda or Nissan I believe. Drives me batty and I get their jingle stuck in my head.

petdoc08
11-12-2008, 08:52 PM
The new Barbie commerical makes me tear up everytime. It has a few moms reminicing about playing Barbies when they were little and then their girls ask them to play Barbies. I think it gets to me because I have two little girls so I know there are hours of 'playing Barbies' in my future.