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Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:26 pm

There is a thread for favorites .... so how about your least favorites?

This is one of mine:



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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:28 pm

This one annoys the hell out of me, soon as it's on, I switch the channel ....



.... the bloody burger isn't even that hot.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:31 pm

Makes me want to punch the tv.


 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:37 pm

THIS IS BOB!


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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:41 pm

Don't have a clip of it, but the current Verizon FOIS one with the repair tech and the kid annoys the heck out of me...as does the cell one with mom and pre-teen girl who speaks in IM lingo...
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:43 pm

I hate infomercials. Stupid people selling stupid products
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:47 pm

I hate the Charles Barkley and Dwayne Wade commericials. These two guys have nothing in common
why would they be hanging out. Charles is 20 years older.

Quoting Diamond (Thread starter):
There is a thread for favorites .... so how about your least favorites?

This is one of mine:

I hate that too.

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting Diamond (Thread starter):
Commercial

That one is great! I love that song.

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
Commercial

I thought that was funny.

I hate Hyundai commercials, because they try to tell me they are better. No you're not. Then there is that Acura commercial where they drop the car and drive one the same distance on the ground, that doesn't work; Physics says no. I also hate Verizon commercials, probably because I hate Verizon.

These ones top it off though:
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 3:53 pm

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
Commercial

I thought that was funny.

Which is weird because ....

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
These ones top it off though:

I love those ones ....  Silly
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 9:30 pm

The Geico caveman commercials.
ANY infomercial.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 10:31 pm

Anything lasting 30 minutes
Any male enhancement ad (especially "This is Bob")
Anything GEICO dishes out
Local ads that look homemade or produced in the early-mid-90's
Any ad for drugs
CAR DEALERSHIPS(!!!)
Car companies
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 11:20 pm



'Nuff said
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 11:26 pm

The Campbell's Soup 'Possibilities' spots boil my blood. Annoying people, annoying story-song, f*cking annoying idea!!!!!
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 02, 2007 11:39 pm

Any feminine hygenic product commercial, hell, commercials in general.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 1:23 am

"This is Bob...." I secretly dream of Bob meeting his untimely demise via paperclips, banana peels and an open 4th story window.
ANY insurance company commercials. E-surance (why the chace scenes? Actually, I don't care) Geico (well, you know) Allstate (what company has that many wrecks?) The are all annoying.
ALL Mac commercials.
Priceline
Travelocity (with the "bald" guy. He's wearing a bald cap!)
Orbitz gum

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 1:31 am

I agree with Diamond, I can't stand that one at all, just a stupid ad. This one is just weird, I can imagine the little singing guy as what some of the UK members here are like in real life.  Wink



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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 2:17 am

Life Alert

Recycle your "Old Gold"

Those in-you-face car dealership and car commercials

And I saved the best worst for last:

HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD  vomit 
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):

HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD

I seriously thought those ads were some kind of joke the first dozen times I saw them. But they got me to Google their company and check out what their product is, so I guess the ads works.  Smile

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 2:30 am

Sounds like this "Bob" hits home for too many of you people.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 3:37 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
I hate Hyundai commercials, because they try to tell me they are better. No you're not.

Yea where they say a Hyundai Sonata is better than a BMW 525. Also when they say a Hyundai Santa Fe is better than an X5. I hate those.

Empire Carpet Commericals.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 15):
I agree with Diamond, I can't stand that one at all, just a stupid ad. This one is just weird, I can imagine the little singing guy as what some of the UK members here are like in real life.

Haha! I had forgotten about this one. It is strange, creepy and funny all at the same time!
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 5:44 am



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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 5:49 am

All of them..........
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Thu May 03, 2007 6:13 am

Any commercial with Jimmy Johnson or Chad Knaus.

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Sun May 06, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 18):
Sounds like this "Bob" hits home for too many of you people.

That'd be my guess as well.

I, on the other hand, find them rather amusing-in-their-patheticness.... but then again, I feel the same way about nearly all men and their pathetic endowments as well Big grin

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Mon May 07, 2007 1:58 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):
HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD vomit



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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Mon May 07, 2007 3:17 pm

I hate the Avis commerical. Hate it, hate it, hate it. And I usually love TV commercials.

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 19):
Yea where they say a Hyundai Sonata is better than a BMW 525. Also when they say a Hyundai Santa Fe is better than an X5. I hate those.

Land Rover LR3, not X5. Though if you noticed, they never say it is better, they just point out facts about how the Hyundais beat out the BMW/Land Rover in certain areas. It is a fact that the Hyundai Sonata Limited has more interior room and more horsepower than the BMW 525i. They didn't say the Hyundai was "better". More of those adds are coming for other Hyundai vehicles.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Mon May 07, 2007 9:58 pm

K9 Advantix ads with the singing puppy at summer camp. I want to find the guy who wrote that jingle ("Oh There Ain't No Bugs On Me") and kick him in the nerts.  grumpy 
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Mon May 07, 2007 11:20 pm

....oh, and how could I forget those absolutely abysmal OVALTINE commercials?

Almost want to strangle each and every one of those obnoxious children.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 12:10 am

I am already tired of the Geico caveman. Was sick of the Geico Gecko long ago.

And why are they still running the Gecko when they've started the caveman "branding" anyway?
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 30):
I am already tired of the Geico caveman.

...I've heard/seen from several sources that they may end up with their own sitcom relatively soon.

Seems you might have to put up with them for quite a while longer.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 7:59 am

Quoting N751PR (Reply 26):

Why?...Why?  banghead 
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting N751PR (Reply 26):
HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD vomit

What is the stuff sposed to do?

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 5):
I hate infomercials. Stupid people selling stupid products

I get up for for work at 4:30 AM. There is this infomercial the seems to be stuck on a frame of some blond with her mouth open with the words "No harsh jarring" written in the back ground. At first I thought the video was skipping and stuck on that frame and thought nothing of it. But every time I have turned on the T.V. at 4:30 AM for the past month I have seen this same thing. A frozen image of this blond with the words "no harsh jarring" I can't believe that the producers of this T.V. station have allowed this to go on for more then a month. I live in Ohio and have Warner cable. Anyone else seen this?? I am not even sure what the commercial is advertising because it is always stuck on the one frame.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 8:07 am

Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 34):
A Ford series from Vancouver Island, it's really starting to get on my wick.

A commercial should be about the product being pitched. But what do I know.
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 8:20 am

One of the worst ones I've come across is Richmond based. There is a company called 'Gilman Mechanical' and their adverts consists of young children standing in white room singing some ridiculous Gilman Mechanical inspired jingle. That is it! The kids can't sing and some of them look thoroughly pissed off!

Quoting J_Hallgren (Reply 4):
as does the cell one with mom and pre-teen girl who speaks in IM lingo.

That. Is. Fucking. Annoying.

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 7):
I hate Hyundai commercials, because they try to tell me they are better. No you're not.

They've got better. I hate Hyundais but almost wanted to go down to a local dealer and ask to 'Take The Hyundai Challenge' and see the salesman's reaction  biggrin 

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 9):
The Geico caveman commercials.
ANY infomercia

 thumbsup  I hate the faux Cockney Geico gecko but think the caveman adverts are pretty funny.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 16):
HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD...HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD

The WORST advert of the last ten years but it gets people talking so it has worked!



Quoting Bohica (Reply 24):

WTF!?!?!
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 8:31 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
THIS IS BOB!

I agree.It's time for BOB to go.


My dislikes:

Country wide.Always seems to be on and on,on...and the last one in the sequence of commercials without fail.
Video professor.
Inserted promotional programming tags.This is really getting bad.

And my industry deserves some criticism,cellular companies
Verizon Wireless.Verizon ads the In-Calling in their commercials.Rip off! This is not true mobile to mobile calling.
Only outgoing.The receiver customer is getting charged.
Cingular/ATT Wireless.Rollover is good only one year.Customers get surprised on their 13th month bill when their
rollover minutes are gone.

And finally,and best one.No phones are free.All free prices take effect after mail in rebates.




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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 10:35 am

A good parody of HeadOn:



Quoting J_Hallgren (Reply 4):
as does the cell one with mom and pre-teen girl who speaks in IM lingo...

This one? Why does a girl that young have a cell phone?



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 36):
They've got better. I hate Hyundais but almost wanted to go down to a local dealer and ask to 'Take The Hyundai Challenge' and see the salesman's reaction

I saw this car in Motor Trend today and couldn't believe it. The Hyundau Genesis Concept is almost an exact copy of the new Camry. The back end looks more like the Lincoln MKZ.





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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 11:09 am

Come to think of it, does anybody remember those Quiznos ads with the out-of-tune "gremlins?"

What a bad commercial, but sadly, through people's stupidity, it worked.
 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 11:32 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 36):
The WORST advert of the last ten years but it gets people talking so it has worked!

BUT WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO. IF I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS FOR I WON'T BUY IT. I CAN STICK ANYTHING ON MY DAM FOREHEAD IF THAT IS ALL I AM GOING TO BUY IT FOR.  banghead   hissyfit   hyper   white 
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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 12:14 pm

-GEICO cavemen, who need sent back to the Stone Age, even though I actually did get a laugh out of one recently.
-GEICO commercials with the Cockney gecko. The ones they had a few years ago were better.
-GEICO's dorky Loren Wallace, "cousin of NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace, once removed" commercials. You see these more during races. I hope that kid chokes on the toothpick he chews on one day.

(anybody noticing a theme above?)

-HEAD ON
-Enzyte's Smilin' Bob
-Anything with "Erin Esurance" of Esurance.
-CMH-area Ricart Ford commercials. Interestingly, for the last few years, he's pronounced his name "Ri-curt", but in the newest one, it's "Ri-cart".
-Teaser trailers for FX's "Dirt", before the series debuted. That "This time...you've gone too far. This time, you've gone...TOO far" song got irritating.

And I'm probably not done.  Wink

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Tue May 08, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 41):
-Enzyte's Smilin' Bob

Well, since this one seems so popular, I will post it for everyone's viewing "pleasure".

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 09, 2007 7:21 am

Ok...it's funny but at the same time pretty annoying  tongue 

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RE: Your Least Favorite TV Commercials

Wed May 09, 2007 7:34 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 43):

That is great, nothing like chasing beaver to get you parched.
It's not a near miss it's a near hit!!

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