Commercials you hate...round whatever

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  1. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    I know that we have had many threads on commercials you hate....

    Being house bound for winter and snow, they seem a bit more annoying at this moment in time.

    Geiko is on my :huh: :wall: list right now. Between the lizard, the cavemen, the googly eyes and now the stupid guy who is I assume is supposed to be like Tommy Lee Jones (is that the guy I am thinking about), I am not sure that even if Geiko could say me 20% or more on car insurance I would do it.

    That and the tailgate approved idiot.
     
  2. BaileyCatts

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    That commercial with the woman who played Jackie on "Roseanne" about the little boy who has nothing in Africa or something. I'm sorry, I know its for charity, but her whining tone and near tears voice just CRINGE on me to no end. I can't even stand to watch that commercial AT ALL anymore and grab the remote and flip until that commercial is over. And I noticed the exact same commercial with the exact same script no less, but being read by Jeff Bridges. I'm sorry, but I can't stand that commercial. :scream:
     
  3. slicekw

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    snotty boy saying "That's how you frappe." I would have liked the machine, but the whole commercial is noxious.
     
  4. Badams

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    i hate all the ASPCA commercials. they make me feel terrible.

    one that i think is so cute is the one with jennifer aniston for st. jude. that little girl is cute as hell, cured, and it seems like aniston actually enjoyed working with her.
     
  5. rjblue

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    I love this commercial so much that it makes me wish I lived in the USA so I could buy a Fairpoint Bundle. (There is some talk of them making a Bundle to sell. I want one!)

    I hate most of the pharmeceutical commercials, with their endless list of horrifying side effects.
     
  6. BrokenAnkle

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    I hate the one where the annoyingly coy girlfriend is asking her annoyingly dopey boyfriend who he would save from falling over a cliff.

    On the other hand, I LOVE this one!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m56F4EKN9hg
     
  7. loopey

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    Me too!!! HATE it. Her tearing up and sounding like she wants to cry seems too orchestrated and not very genuine. JMO.
     
  8. numbers123

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    The not too heavy, not too light beer one. Where the wife staples the boutineer to the husband's chest and offers to help him with his zipper, where the lady tries to get the waiter's attention and where the dog is driving the car...

    However I do think the Coors light commercials with the coaches press conferences intermixed with questions about Coors Light are :rofl:
     
  9. Badams

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    :lol: i love those ones!
     
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    Any of the Kay Jewelry ads. totally cheesetastic.
     
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    Folgers Xmas commercial where homely sister is 5 seconds from making out with her somewhat less homely brother who just got back from Africa before their parents break it up
     
  12. BaileyCatts

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    OMG!!! sssssoooooooo agree with you!! That commercial is utterly cringeworthy!! Do the Folgers people not see the innuendo seething thru that commercial that I do (and that you do too)?! If I drank coffee (which I don't) I would swear off Folgers forever because of that commercial. :lol: Its totally creepy!!
     
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    I hate Viagra & Cialis commercials.
     
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    That new one for Hydroxine or is it Hydrotone?? Anyway, the woman looks in the mirror, says that she's looking old and "no wonder men look through me"... I can't believe an ad like that could make it on the air. Totally ugh.

    The Amazon Kindle one with the blonde lady and annoying pop song that gets stuck in my head; the part where she shoots and then the red curtain goes down is gross, imo.

    Any ad with tinkly piano music. At Christmas there seemed to be waaaaay too many.

    That sad ASPCA one :wuzrobbed: I've had a very sad time these last couple of months and that ad is just too much for me, always is really but especially now. But God bless them!

    One of the few ads I've liked recently was the Progressive one with Santa trying to disguise himself when his "ho ho ho" laugh gives him away so he clears his throat and says "ha ha ha". Kind of cute.

    I still love the Geico gecko :)

    -Bridget
     
  16. skatemomaz

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    I can't stand the ones for Olay, the woman's voice is so smug and annoying.

    I have to say I loved the Target ad over Christmas that featured a family on Christmas morning, dad on his knees behind the TV adjusting wires, while one son is has the video camera trained in close up of the dad's butt. Dad keeps asking if it is working yet while the son keeps saying no, meanwhile the rest of the family is in hysterics in the background. :rofl:
     
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    I would be so happy if I never had to see the stupid Progressive ads with that annoying lady ever again.
     
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    Is that the chirpy little burnette? Gad, she gets on my last nerve.

    I have to admit I have a soft spot for the "Messin' with Sashquach" commercials. Pure 12 year old boy mentality, but I giggle every time. There's just something about watching a 7 foot tall Chewbacca opening a shook-up can of cola......
     
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    Every commercial has a "victim" mentality to them, whiney pissy my underwear is in a bunch about something crap! Pathetic!

    Thats why we record and fast forward through ALL commercials and I usually get up and do something if I watch "live" TV.
     
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    Progressive , Restasis (I wish the real life doctor would wash her hair - it looks greasy), Empire carpets (hate the guy's voice)
     
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    I hate to say it, but the Sarah McLachlan commercials about the dogs. It makes me feel manipulated and played.

    The Colonial Penn Insurance commercials with those boring old women. "Honey, it costs just as much to bury a woman as it does a MAN!".

    Flo the Progressive Insurance lady - she should be tied to a pole so birds can peck at her liver. I think I mention her in every commercial snark thread, but they keep getting worse and worse. The first one or two were cute, now they are just obnoxious.

    The one for the fried chicken restaurant, with the woman talking all stereotypical about how it is "her" chicken and how good it is...is it Church's or Popeye's? I hate both of their fried chicken anyway - the skin is gross and oily.

    The Lexus holiday commercials; I find them blatantly materialistic and snobbish!

    Any of the drug commercials that list all of the nasty side effects, including cancer and/or death!
     
  22. skaternum

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    Oh, I'm so glad to know I'm not alone in my hatred of some of these. I just despise the Restasis chick -- that flat, greasy-looking hair and the weird eyes. Who thought that hiring her for that commercial was a good idea?? And the Folgers commercial. I thought I was the only one who found it creepy. Also hate the "too heavy, too light" beer commercials. They're just stupid. Every time an ASPCA commercial comes on, I have to either leave the room or change the channel. They really bother me. I guess that's the point, but still ... making me feel like sh** isn't going to to get me to give you money. It's going to make me avoid you.
     
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    Empire Carpet guy sounds like a lounge lizzard!
     
  24. AYS

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    I love the Geico gecko :shuffle: , but agree that all of their other ads are horrendous...

    I know what you mean about the Empire carpets guy's voice...it is smarmarific *cringe*.

    Agree also, the ASPCA commercials are awful... :( I turn to another station whenever they come on, which I don't think is the general intention of a commercial.

    The beer commercial (Miller?) touting "drinkability". :huh:
     
  25. numbers123

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    OK - the Catholic Charities commercials are equal to the Geiko ones, except they are trying to tell me that my soul needs saving and it can only be saved through the catholic church. as they ARE the church Christ founded.

    GMAFB
     
  26. skatemomaz

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    I second the Folgers ads, but for all out creepy the Halls Refresh ad where the college boy offers his roommate's mother a lozenge and the two end up moaning and making eyes at each other. It's repulsive and creepy as all get out. :yikes:
     
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    The blonde woman with the plastic smile and fake twinkling eyes with the squarish-triangular face selling life insurance or whatever insurance to seniors pretending like she's actually making a difference to the person on the other end
     
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    Heh my basketball game wasn't televised earlier this year so I had to listen to it on the radio. Worst commercial I heard was done by CINDERELLA (it started with the same Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo from the movie and continued with Cinderella's voice). What did you think she was advertising? Shoes? pumpkins? No, Cinderella was advertising CAR SEATS. After a long lecture about the importance of putting your kid in a car seat, Cinderella followed up with "put your kid in a car seat and he/she can ALSO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER!!!"

    OK I get the importance of keeping your kid in a car seat when he/she is little, bu WTF.
     
  29. Rob

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    I love that one too - it's so clever and of course, the music is divine.

    I cannot watch the ASPCA commericials. And I hate the Geico commercials all except the lizard one with the "temp."
     
  30. Jubak

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    All of these, ITA, and love the description of killing Flo by having birds peck at her - funny.

    The one I don't know if I despise or like is the smarmy guy taunting little kids, giving the homely child the toy pony & the pretty blond a real one; holding the little red haired girl hostage to cycling in a rectangle the size of a bike; taking away the little boy's truck & replacing it with the cardboard one. I don't even know what they are trying to sell. Their both sad & sweet, yet annoying on the 10 viewing.

    Here in the NYC area they have a jewelry store named "Jerrods" and they run "he went to Jerrod's" commercials that are so, well, materialistic & like every woman is waiting for the man to buy her a ring. Detest them, especially the one where the GPS system holds they guy hostage for a necklace.