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Title: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 04 Dec 2007, 21:54
At the moment, I'm really, awfully tired of these Alltel commercials featuring Chad, one of the biggest douchebags I've ever seen.  What are some ads that get your blood boiling?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Dec 2007, 22:05
Who in Merriam-Webster's four definitions of fuck is Chad?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Blue Kitty on 04 Dec 2007, 22:09
the old Quiznos

Chad is from that cell phone company commercial where he shows up all of the other companies, dressed as nerds in contrast to him being cool
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: thehollow on 05 Dec 2007, 00:13
ohh man, there's too many to name.

The jewelry one with the vanessa carlton song, mostly because that song makes me want to puke. God I'm sick of that fucking song. Actually, pretty much every jewelry commercial.

Every McDonalds commercial ever

That new DirecTV commercial with Beyonce

the  Miller Light commercials that brag about them winning the gold medal in the "Best American Style Light Lager" category. So you won the gold medal in the Shitty Beer category, who gives a rat's ass?


Movie trailers that use really shitty or out of place music i.e. the Rambo one with Drowning Pool, or the music in This Golden Compass TV Spot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MXV7cIp5_s)


I haven't watched TV in a few days, but once I do I'm sure I'll remember more that I hate later.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: wm_star on 05 Dec 2007, 05:38
Oh, there are so many...fortunately, with the advent of the DVR (aka TIVO), we never watch TV in real time any more except for sports, so we usually just fast forward through the commercials.  However.  The one I hate the most right now because it just creeps me out is the Cadillac commercial that ends with the line, "When you turn your car on, does it return the favor?"  GAH.  Ick.  And there are 2 versions, one with a guy saying it and one with a girl, and I have to say, the one with the guy is WAY creepier - he manages to deliver that line a way that makes him sound like a pedophile.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Liz on 05 Dec 2007, 06:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEMTWB4X-u8

They are all over TV because I have cable, they're on whenever you turn on the goddamn radio, and I swear I pass by eight billboards for the station on my way to work. There's also one to the tune of "Jingle Bells" for the Christmas season, and there was another one, but luckily I have managed to forget about it.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: camelpimp on 05 Dec 2007, 06:35
HEAD ON.

THREAD OVER.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: celticgeek on 05 Dec 2007, 08:36
If I come up with one I don't hate, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 05 Dec 2007, 09:32
HEAD ON.

THREAD OVER.

"HEAD ON!  I HATE YOUR COMMERCIALS BUT YOUR PRODUCT IS GLORIOUS!"
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 05 Dec 2007, 09:44
GUYS WHAT ABOUT GOOD COMMERCIALS?

The one for Snickers with the viking throwing trash cans into a car. Nonsensical, absurd, and VIKINGS. Good commercial.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Dec 2007, 09:47
 Basically any commercial they play more than once. I probably hate jeweler commercials the most.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 05 Dec 2007, 10:46
This is a good commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKdQC-hbY7k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKdQC-hbY7k)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Dimmukane on 05 Dec 2007, 10:53
GUYS WHAT ABOUT GOOD COMMERCIALS?

The one for Snickers with the viking throwing trash cans into a car. Nonsensical, absurd, and VIKINGS. Good commercial.

I have to second this.  Normally I hate commercials of any kind, but I loved those commercials, and I actually liked Snickers before I saw them, so it's even more awesome.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Dec 2007, 12:03
 If we are also talking about good commericals then this one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r00Vx1Odmig) for Skittles. It is probably the best commercial. Also, a classic, Crossfire! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwn1NTK-50)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Liz on 05 Dec 2007, 12:05
I love the Skittles commercials. They make me happy.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SusurrusIgnoramus on 05 Dec 2007, 12:13
as far as great skittles commercials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6nDyeV0i6w

it STILL makes me laugh.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Renfamous on 05 Dec 2007, 13:18
If I was a dude I'd totally go gay for Chad.
I've been walking around for three days singing the freecreditreport.com songs in my head.

They say a man should always dress for the job he wants
So why am I dressed up like a pirate in this restaurant?
It's all because some hacker stole my identity
Now I'm in here every evenin' serving chowder and ice tea
Should've gone to free credit report dot com
I could've seen it coming at me like an atom bomb
They monitor your credit and send you e-mail alerts
So you don't end up sellin' fish to tourists in t-shirts.


yee haw!

Effective marketing campaign is effective.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 05 Dec 2007, 13:24
As long as we're talking about commercials we like, I lol'd at the ones for Sobe coolatas from Dunkin Donuts.

RIP THINGS IN HAAAAAAAAAALF
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: PatentAbsurdity on 05 Dec 2007, 13:39
Candy commercials are almost always excellent. Although the new one for Starburst where the Beluga whale vomits on those guys is gross enough that I can't enjoy the absurd quality.
Definitely not as good as the "Berries and Cream" commercial they had.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: thehollow on 05 Dec 2007, 13:51
I love the Messin' With Sasquatch ones, but I haven't seen a new one in a while so I dunno if they're still doing em.


also, This.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzTWNCKX9Xo)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Dec 2007, 14:16
Also, this skittles commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_SCrHe5t6w
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Cartilage Head on 05 Dec 2007, 15:04
 Ozy, that is a fucking great and tragic commercial. I also hadn't seen it before!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Dec 2007, 15:51
Skittles commercials are consistently great.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: KvP on 05 Dec 2007, 17:09
Here's the most annoying part of my most hated advertisment (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6PLyruHv7EI). It played every commercial break for at least a week. I've never been more aggravated by a commercial in my life.

That "Skittles Touch" ad is gold. Good find. Candy sells itself. Thus, the ad agencies get more room than most to toss around whatever ideas they have.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 05 Dec 2007, 17:28
I also hate car commercials that pound once-liked songs into the ground.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 05 Dec 2007, 17:38
Those aren't nearly as bad as the OK Cable commercials. They're original songs, written by actual bands, about a cable company. Those commercials annoyed me to no end.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: mberan42 on 05 Dec 2007, 21:01
Thiiiis is oooooour coooouuuuunrrrryyyy!!!

Seriously, fuck those guys.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: mberan42 on 05 Dec 2007, 21:05
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TZQq373XPe0

The absolutely, positively greatest commercial of all time.

(Bad youtube quality, though.)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: thehollow on 05 Dec 2007, 21:06
I hate all the Visa ads where everyone's having a dandy time shopping and paying with their Visa card only to be inconvenienced by someone using some sort of archaic system of payment like cash. Last I checked, cash didn't involve anyone checking my ID, waiting for machines to approve my card, or me signing something.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: RallyMonkey on 05 Dec 2007, 21:39
I hate the before mentioned Starburst commercial with the vomiting whale. If there was ever anything that made me not want Starburst, it would be that. It's like the Ad Executives at Starburst saw all the Skittles commercials, and said "We need to copy that, that absurdity is genius." and then created the worst possible recreation of a Skittles commercial ever.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Dec 2007, 22:29
HEAD ON.

THREAD OVER.

oddly enough I rarely see those ones, which was why I was confused when they started playing the annoyed customer ones
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: michaelicious on 05 Dec 2007, 22:35
Another Skittles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ULHVfEFuW8) commercial.


Every McDonalds commercial ever

Even this (http://ahotmessblog.com/?p=1540) one?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: thehollow on 05 Dec 2007, 22:42
Even this (http://ahotmessblog.com/?p=1540) one?

I'll admit, it's better than most.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Tom on 05 Dec 2007, 23:20
Coolest add ever: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MgNsFFbFfeM
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: KvP on 05 Dec 2007, 23:23
Every McDonalds commercial ever

Even this (http://ahotmessblog.com/?p=1540) one?
I'm partial to this one (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_EeEDKErYJ4). It highlights the difference between American and British ways of speaking! Humorous!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 06 Dec 2007, 06:34
Time Warner Cable used to show a commercial having to do with Russian technical support and a really shoddy map of the US that had maybe 6 states, including "Big Dakota" and "The Mexico".
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: StaedlerMars on 06 Dec 2007, 07:12
Smirnoff makes ace ads:

one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu5qyaCzA6A)
two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m2h4E2B9lY)

also:

gorilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKdQC-hbY7k)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 06 Dec 2007, 14:07
Good commercials:
-The Big Ad (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2OK9kkyj4vw) (for Carlton Draught)
-any Terry Tate (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=terry+tate&search=Search) video (Terry's World (http://youtube.com/watch?v=4q4jb-kXebQ) might be my favorite)
-a select few super bowl commercials from the past few years (rock paper scissors (http://youtube.com/watch?v=c5w-rZ4s4_M) and crime-deterrant cell phone (http://youtube.com/watch?v=t7x1aic74Mg) are favorites)

Bad commercial:

Seven words. "So easy a caveman could do it."  AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHH.

Even this (http://ahotmessblog.com/?p=1540) one?

That one pisses me off for bastardizing the cha cha slide.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 07 Dec 2007, 04:33
Actually, it's because the Terry Tate videos that are longer than like a minute aren't actually commercials.  There's one in that youtube link that's only about a minute long, and it's heavily censored.  That's one of the ones they showed during the Super Bowl a few years back.

But you didn't need to know that.  BECAUSE THEY'RE FUNNY.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 07 Dec 2007, 07:05
Two words that in this neck of the woods mean "HORRID COMMERCIAL, SHUT THIS GUY UP, PLEASE":

Billy Fuscillo. He owns a bunch of car dealerships, and the commercials are pretty much him standing around yelling "IT'S GONNA BE HEEEEE-YUUUU-GAH!!!!!"
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ThePQ4 on 07 Dec 2007, 10:41
I am so sick of watching the Wal*Mart commercials when they play jingle bells or whatever with the lights...arrrrgh. PLUS, their uniforms piss me off! they have AWESOME shirts --why can't I wear a shirt like that?! C'mon!! (The ones we are actually issued are navy blue w/ buttons and collars, the ones they wear in the commercial are royal blue with a v-neck and collar...very awesome and not as drab).

Plus, I am very annoyed when people come in and say, "So you guys really got more cashiers working through the holidays?" and I'm like, "I don't fuckin' know...are you gonna buy something or just annoy the shit out of me."

...I need a new job. I hate people. Especially festive ones. Argh. [/rant]
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ladybug on 07 Dec 2007, 15:07
The two most hated commercials I can think of at the moment:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7uilDiHh0mg
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pIb-boiAnRM

Not because they're the worst I can think of, but because they were the ones that everyone around me kept singing and/or dancing to, so they were just so fucking annoying. Also, the pizzas aren't even any good.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: LordNagash on 07 Dec 2007, 15:13
I suppose most of you guys do not have to see these, but I do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-q63MYghU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-q63MYghU#)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: KvP on 07 Dec 2007, 16:35
I suppose most of you guys do not have to see these, but I do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-q63MYghU# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j-q63MYghU#)
That's out of Denver? It's a wonder I've never heard of that before. Local commercials always tend to be terrible, but not aggressively terrible.

Also, ambulance-chaser commercials. Here in Colorado I grew up being inundated with Franklin D. Azar commercials. Then this old "Bulldog" guy comes along and starts airing all these ads, and all of a sudden Franklin D. Azar becomes "Frank The Strongarm Azar". It was sad, irritating and funny all at the same time.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Katherine on 07 Dec 2007, 16:50
Two words that in this neck of the woods mean "HORRID COMMERCIAL, SHUT THIS GUY UP, PLEASE":

Billy Fuscillo. He owns a bunch of car dealerships, and the commercials are pretty much him standing around yelling "IT'S GONNA BE HEEEEE-YUUUU-GAH!!!!!"
HAHAHA I was just thinking of mentioning that guy, he is such an annoying dick!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 07 Dec 2007, 17:43
gorilla (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKdQC-hbY7k)

No fair, I already called the gorilla.

also,

Dear the person who mentioned the Visa commercials,

I agree with you.  Since when is it in poor taste to pay someone with THE CURRENCY OF OUR NATION?  Pretty sure my cash should be a-okay with everyone.

Sincerely,
Joel
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: NickRaciti on 14 Dec 2007, 23:04
Call number one eight hundred fifty-four giant.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Dec 2007, 05:36
Lexus commercials make me feel like crap. I can never afford to buy my non-existent significant other a luxury SUV.

Hell, I bet I'd have to buy that huge ass bow separate.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ThePQ4 on 18 Dec 2007, 05:52
That reminds me...
My and my roommie were talking about this last night...
Where the fuck do they get those big ass bows?!?! Seriously! They're in commercials all of the time, but have you ever actually one or gotten one on a gift car? Where the crap would you even go to purchase such a thing? Do they just buy a shit-ton of ribbon and tie them themselves or what?! It is an anomaly we are failing to understand.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 18 Dec 2007, 06:08
I think you only get them if you buy luxury cars. Have you ever seen them in ads that aren't for Mercedes or Lexus?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: StaedlerMars on 18 Dec 2007, 13:43
No fair, I already called the gorilla.

Re-emphasis is always a good thing. Especially when said gorilla is drumming along to a Phil Collins song.

Most commercials are okay with me, as long as I don't see them over and over and over again. And as long as they aren't British. Britain has terrible commercials.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: TwinkyToes on 18 Dec 2007, 13:56
probably the worst one i've seen is a mcdonalds one where the guy brings home a friend who starts rapping in spanish and his friend is like, wtf is this?! he goes, you said you wanted a spicy RAP...and of course they were talking about the Chicken wrap with spanish spices or something. (everyone sounded really stereotypically mexican in this commercial)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wayfaring Stranger on 18 Dec 2007, 19:38
Yeah, McDonald's tries to look real diverse and accepting, but they typically just end up propagating stereotypes. 
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ozymandias on 18 Dec 2007, 21:43
Ditech.com: Their tagline is "People are smart." I think that says it all.

Those air freshener commercials with the CGI animals. Because one of them involved an elephant married to a centipede.

THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SO MANY REASONS.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: StMonkey on 18 Dec 2007, 21:54
Totally possible! after all, the elephant was the female. If it were the other way around, there might be some....logistical problems.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ozymandias on 18 Dec 2007, 21:56
Yeah, no. I already figured that the sex basically involves him crawling up in her and skittering about to get her off...and then vomited until I cried.

COMMERCIALS SHOULDN'T MAKE ME THINK ABOUT THAT.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Katherine on 19 Dec 2007, 06:45
For some reason, I hate those commercials for the nasal allergy spray with the CGI bee, voiced by Antonio Banderas.  Something about the idea of a bee with a stuffy nose creeps me the fuck out.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SonofZ3 on 19 Dec 2007, 10:37
I hate most holiday commercials, except the holiday hawk, I find that amuisng. What really bothers me is the message of christmas commercials. I know theres one out for one of the car companies where the husband suprises his wife with a new car. He tricks her into coming outside by saying he can't pick their son up from materialism practice so she gets all pissy, hangs up the phone, and emerges from the house and *SUPRISE* a new car! Then she loves him again. As far as I can tell, this commercial is telling me that if I ever get married to expect my wife to be shitty with me until I buy her a car. It would be a lot simpler if netwrosk just played a commercial that says "Single and poor? YOU FAIL AT CHRISTMAS!"
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 20 Dec 2007, 08:28
The one redeeming quality of that commercial: the kid was decked out in what looked like a vintage Minnesota North Stars uniform.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: CloudyObsession on 20 Dec 2007, 19:38
I hate commercials for local business with terrible acting and awful jingles.  They drive me up the walls.  There's significantly less of them with Dish Network though.

I like the Holiday Hawk.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Kal on 27 Dec 2007, 19:35
Sleep Country USA.  Their jingle is disgustingly catchy.

And that internet-provider commercial with the grossly saccharine redhead female.  I hate her acting so much I don't even remember the name of what she was advertising. x)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: FUBAR on 01 Jan 2008, 23:20
KFC trying to portray their food as a good, healthy, family dinner
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Jan 2008, 23:24
Everest College commercials.  They make me feel lazy even though I am going to school full time, and yet some how it always feels like the guy is talking right to me.  Hell, they don't even offer anything I would ever want to take.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: captain zoe on 02 Jan 2008, 09:02

Also, ambulance-chaser commercials. Here in Colorado I grew up being inundated with Franklin D. Azar commercials. Then this old "Bulldog" guy comes along and starts airing all these ads, and all of a sudden Franklin D. Azar becomes "Frank The Strongarm Azar". It was sad, irritating and funny all at the same time.

Fuck Frank Azar, he's such a douche.  He got arrested a few years back for running from the police after a DUI, or something like that.  And those Chubby commercials are disgusting.  I usually see them on during football games, and it makes me go, "what?"  Ugh. 

I find a lot of Beer commercials really amusing though.  Anyone remember this one?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9fY3rpF2bU
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ying-Yang-Yong on 03 Feb 2008, 06:48
The most ANNOYING advertisement ever made by anyone ever has to be the Cillet Bang ad with Barry Scott. I mean, the kind of ad that will make you want to put your foot through the fucking tv. I swear to god.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 04 Feb 2008, 02:25
Those salesgenie.com commercials during the Superbowl were so goddamn racist.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Feb 2008, 05:24
Yeah...I felt odd when those played. Seriously, what the hell, dudes? It's the Super Bowl, not the "hah, Asian people" Bowl.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: öde on 04 Feb 2008, 05:33
The most ANNOYING advertisement ever made by anyone ever has to be the Cillet Bang ad with Barry Scott. I mean, the kind of ad that will make you want to put your foot through the fucking tv. I swear to god.

HI! I'M SHOUTING OBNOXIOUSLY AT YOU!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Feb 2008, 05:42
Oh christ Billy Mays.



HI BILLY MAYS HERE FOR *RANDOM CLEANING SUPPLIES*

*pounds head off wall*
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: thedavo on 04 Feb 2008, 16:21
Sheila's Wheels
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 04 Feb 2008, 18:38
Those salesgenie.com commercials during the Superbowl were so goddamn racist.

a news story I found on comcast.net told me they were actually going for "worst superbowl commercial" for the second year running.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ImRonBurgundy? on 05 Feb 2008, 07:16
If that's true, next year their commercial will be a minstrel show.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Dissy on 05 Feb 2008, 11:27
I have a new hated commercial.

That Super Bowl Will Ferrell Bud Light Commercial.  How can anyone find him funny?  He just isn't.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: cynnabyte on 06 Feb 2008, 10:00
The one that is still stuck in my head is the old Massengil. With the little girl asking her mommy,  "Mom, do you ever get that,not so fresh feeling?"   Then her mom looks at her and smiles. I sometimes wonder how much it takes to pay someone to come on to national tv, and talk about how much they smell downstairs! 
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 06 Feb 2008, 21:23
I have a new hated commercial.

That Super Bowl Will Ferrell Bud Light Commercial.  How can anyone find him funny?  He just isn't.

dude that commercial was classic.

how did you not laugh at that?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: öde on 07 Feb 2008, 05:46
Sheila's Wheels

They annoy me because they're sexist.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Scruffy on 07 Feb 2008, 06:37
I hate most holiday commercials, except the holiday hawk, I find that amuisng. What really bothers me is the message of christmas commercials. I know theres one out for one of the car companies where the husband suprises his wife with a new car. He tricks her into coming outside by saying he can't pick their son up from materialism practice so she gets all pissy, hangs up the phone, and emerges from the house and *SUPRISE* a new car! Then she loves him again. As far as I can tell, this commercial is telling me that if I ever get married to expect my wife to be shitty with me until I buy her a car. It would be a lot simpler if netwrosk just played a commercial that says "Single and poor? YOU FAIL AT CHRISTMAS!"

First thing I thought was that he was an asshole who never keeps his commitments and she's so lazy that she can't lift a finger to help her husband.  It seemed like they had deap marital problems not easily solved by a new car. 

Crappy commericals should not be making think about the relationship of two strangers, who seem like wasps.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Trillian on 08 Feb 2008, 16:15
I really hate that Dentyne Ice commercial that plays Stuttering by Ben's Brother, only because that stupid song gets stuck in my head for about a year and a half.

"so kiss me again, 'cause only you can stop the st-st-st-st-stuttering..."

aaaahhh
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Wasteroo on 08 Feb 2008, 16:53
The A & W one with the guy mispronouncing his employer's name (Mr. Dumas) with HILARIOUS RESULTS!

It's an old one, but it surprises and appalls me how many people like it
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: DonInKansas on 16 Feb 2008, 22:23
No fair, I already called the gorilla.

Re-emphasis is always a good thing. Especially when said gorilla is drumming along to a Phil Collins song.


I am very confused by this.  AM I the only one that thought Cadbury only made those toxic-waste filled chocolate easter eggs?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: muteKi on 16 Feb 2008, 23:55
Coolest add ever: http://youtube.com/watch?v=MgNsFFbFfeM

That was done in a single take? Very impressive.
Also, like most Geico commercials, but they can get overplayed.
Also, yeah, Starbursts and Skittles and such have really cool commercials.

Also, Billy Mays may get overly formulaic, but most of the products work pretty well.

Also, that old A&W commercial was AWESOME. I remember seeing it during a commercial break of Dilbert. It fit so well.


That said I did not see the Super Bowl minus the last couple of minutes and thus did not see any commercials.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Ozymandias on 17 Feb 2008, 17:08
I am very confused by this.  AM I the only one that thought Cadbury only made those toxic-waste filled chocolate easter eggs?

Cadbury is like Hershey's in Australia and England.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: BootsyMarie on 17 Feb 2008, 20:41
HEADON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
HEADON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
HEADON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!



I wanna make people bleed when I hear that...='[
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 17 Feb 2008, 23:30
I am very confused by this.  AM I the only one that thought Cadbury only made those toxic-waste filled chocolate easter eggs?

fight you, sir.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: monkandmovies13 on 18 Feb 2008, 13:39
EIGHT SEVEN SEVEN THREE NINE THREE

FOUR, FOUR, FOUR,

EIGHT!!!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 18 Feb 2008, 22:06
Damn, and I just got that number out of my head.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: skijunkie1124 on 24 Feb 2008, 16:31
So if you live in the Bay Area, and listen to LIVE 105 or Channel 1049, as I do, you'll know what I'm talking about. It's this car dealership commercial with this girl always talking about how this certain dealership is her "one true love". I don't know, her voice and the whole concept of the commercia pisses me off.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: idiolect on 25 Feb 2008, 10:38
Those terrible Victoria's Secret "Santa Baby" commercials made me want to kill.  Christ.  By the way, anyone from the gulf coast remember those awesomely bad commercials in the late 80s/early 90s for a furniture store where if you had bad credit, you could "SEE THE SPECIAL MAN!!!" in New Orleans?  I looked around on youtube for it but all I could find were more recent ones, with a different, less mumbling and decrepit "special man." 

Also, that RIP THINGS IN HAAAAALF commercial was hilarious  :laugh:
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 27 Feb 2008, 05:29
"I think there's a monster in the closet. But don't worry, daddy. The antioxidants will protect me."


Yeah, FUCK YOU THEY WILL LITTLE GIRL.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: LadyFirelyght on 27 Feb 2008, 06:24
Basically every iPod commercial. However, I LOVE the commercial for Apple's new super-thin laptop. The song is sexy. But then again, that's not really what we're talking about now.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: jill the ripper on 27 Feb 2008, 07:24
In the most recent Alltel commercials (as of writing this.) they have a new sprint guy. He used to be the tubby one. Now he has a fro and acne.

"I think there's a monster in the closet. But don't worry, daddy. The antioxidants will protect me."


Yeah, FUCK YOU THEY WILL LITTLE GIRL.
I LOVE THAT COMMERCIAL.
Obviously, you don't know the realism in that.
Little kids to that shit. It's awesome.

I fucking hate J. G. Wentworth Commercials. They're cheap and uncreative. At least Headon had a gimmick, even if it was an annoying one.
But J. G. Wentworth's "It's my money and I need it now," shit pisses me off. All I can see is wannabe actors at the casting call, repeating the same damn line over and over and over again. I hate actors. >[

Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: singeivoire on 27 Feb 2008, 08:37
I have an overwhelming hatred for all commercials created for Nutrasystem: Nourish.

Gramatically incorrect testimonials from twig-thin bimbos and aging jocks who only seem concerned with restoring their libido through mail order diet foods.

"I went from a size 8 to a size 4!" Yes, because size 8 means you're a friggin heifer. (sarcasm, sarcasm, drip, drip)

I will sit on you and squash you with my gorgeous, curvy arse.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: jill the ripper on 27 Feb 2008, 09:03
EIGHT SEVEN SEVEN THREE NINE THREE

FOUR, FOUR, FOUR,

EIGHT!!!

See, when I hear that, I just think "EIGHT SEVEN SIX FIVE THREE OH- NI- I- I- I- INNNNENEE"
...I don't think I was even born then, which says something.
I have an overwhelming hatred for all commercials created for Nutrasystem: Nourish.

The only real thing those programs do, is control your portions. :/
And charge insane amounts of money for it.
And people buy them.
Jesus H. Christ. I hate those to. Those are going on my list.


AND. Commercial I lovveeee: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lH-5UP3I8k
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Muskrat121 on 27 Feb 2008, 10:51
Unless anyone else here is from Cleveland, OH you won't know this one.

But late at night you can see comericals for Norton Furniture.  When you're tired or drunk or both they can be quite terrifying.

A sample: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4jubP3t27IQ

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=j2z1YroJTRE&feature=related
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: idiolect on 27 Feb 2008, 13:45
I will sit on you and squash you with my gorgeous, curvy arse.

Hahaha!  Word to that.  Some of those commercials have people who look *fine* in the before pictures.  If my first thought upon seeing you is "Holy crap, I could break you," it's probably not a good thing.


"EIGHT SEVEN SIX SIX SEVEN FIVE THREE OH- NI- I- I- I- INNNNENEE"

Fixed that for you.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: jill the ripper on 27 Feb 2008, 15:16
Is that what it is?

-hums-
yes.
I knew that. I feel silly.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: improbability driver on 27 Feb 2008, 18:39
See, when I hear that, I just think "EIGHT SEVEN SIX FIVE THREE OH- NI- I- I- I- INNNNENEE"
...I don't think I was even born then, which says something.

I myself thought of EIGHT-HUNDRED FIVE EIGHT EIGHT, TWO THREE-HUNDRED, EMPIRE....TODAY!

I swear if I hear one more thing about in-home appointments I'm going to go set fire to the nearest Raymour and Flanigan (its only equal in awful, awful home furnishing commercials). The quality is so cheesy and amateurish that I naturally assumed it was some local crap, but apparently it's a commercial hated 'round the nation.

Don't even get me started on the Kidz Bop CDs.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Thy Dungeonman on 27 Feb 2008, 18:53
FIVE-FIVE-FIVE-FIVE, FIVE-FIVE, FIVE-EIGHT-FIVE, FIVE-FIVE-FIVE FIVE, SENOR MORT-GAGE...TODAY!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Faker on 27 Feb 2008, 19:25
I am very confused by this.  AM I the only one that thought Cadbury only made those toxic-waste filled chocolate easter eggs?

If you are talking about the Australian version of Cadburys creame eggs, then that is a pretty accurate description of them. However if you are talking about the Irish/U.K. version, then damn you, just straight up damn you to hell.

Cadburys chocolate is completely different out here (Australia) than it is at home (Ireland), it doesnt have as much milk in it, so is reduced in its creamy goodness, and they made other changes too so that it doesnt melt as easily in the warmer climate, the end result being some of the nicest chocolate you can buy being turned into something not worthy of the name chocolate.

The creame eggs are even worse again! Not only is the chocolate different but the sugary goodness of the centre has been destroyed. Its almost as if they decided Llets make the filling look as much like a real egg as we can, and who cares if the result tastes like a sailors underpants after 6 months at sea without a change of underwear.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: rayechu on 28 Feb 2008, 05:32
Unless anyone else here is from Cleveland, OH you won't know this one.


I am from around Cleveland. I know and hate those commercials! I was leaving CSU one day with a friend when we made a wrong turn and saw the sign of the building, and I literally screamed, because I wasn't expecting to look up and see Norton furniture guy.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: LadyFirelyght on 28 Feb 2008, 05:45
Overreact much, rayechu? ;)
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Emily on 28 Feb 2008, 07:14
The French ad for Orangina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck14LKBI9GM) just frightens me, mostly. It terrifies. Utterly and completely.

Warning: striptease furries and interspecies wrongness.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Feb 2008, 07:55
FIVE-FIVE-FIVE-FIVE, FIVE-FIVE, FIVE-EIGHT-FIVE, FIVE-FIVE-FIVE FIVE, SENOR MORT-GAGE...TODAY!

No Probalo!
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Muskrat121 on 28 Feb 2008, 08:06
Overreact much, rayechu? ;)

No.  In fact, unless her eyes started bleeding I'd say she didn't react strongly enough :-P

Got away easy.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: CardinalFang on 28 Feb 2008, 13:36
The French ad for Orangina (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck14LKBI9GM) just frightens me, mostly. It terrifies. Utterly and completely.

Warning: striptease furries and interspecies wrongness.

Yep, that was some good ol' fashioned nightmare fuel right there.

Interesting that the male animals were predators and the female were prey. At least as far as I could tell from one viewing. I value my sanity too much to watch it again.
I mean, where's the octopus come from?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: singeivoire on 28 Feb 2008, 14:18
O_O

And I used to drink that stuff?
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Emily on 28 Feb 2008, 14:23
I have none of the answers to those questions. I began to lose the will to live at the sheer awkwardness of the pole-dancing flamingos, and then the zebras straddling the bottles shooting out the yellow liquid just sucked the rest of it right out of me.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: jill the ripper on 28 Feb 2008, 16:21
Granted, it is a FRENCH commercial, right?
As an obnoxious American, I'm pawning this one off on the fact they are French.

No fear though, it's a mutual cultural amusement. They think we're ridiculous as well.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ampersandwitch on 28 Feb 2008, 16:38
Guys, seriously, nobody's mentioned Axe commercials?  Those are horrible things.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: jill the ripper on 28 Feb 2008, 16:54
They've finally realized they're own ridiculousness, I think.
The older ones were really smarmy and stupid.
The new ones are... smarmy and stupid and funny. Slightly. Relatively.

All of a sudden, there are these really sexist "family image" commercials where the son is winning by parent's choice in stupid things.
It's like there's a rash of them. They make me want to hurt someone.

Axe smells terrible, by the way.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Emily on 29 Feb 2008, 05:13
It sounds less dirty in English, anyway. The voiceover at the end just purrs over the word "Pulpuesse" or whatever it is. In English, it's "Juicy." Which is bad enough. But in French it sounds like a euphemism for something I don't even want to guess at.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 29 Feb 2008, 05:14
Guys, seriously, nobody's mentioned Axe commercials?  Those are horrible things.

What, you don't like seeing girls hump inanimate objects because they smell good?  This is clever marketing, here!

...yeah those things are creepy as hell and need to die
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: ampersandwitch on 29 Feb 2008, 05:17
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9snO8JE3kp4
 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=9snO8JE3kp4)
The boy is my classmate.
He's equally terrible in real life.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: Switchblade on 29 Feb 2008, 05:29
"Hi, I'm a PC

And I'm a Mac

BLAHBLAHBLAH  CONVOLUTED LOGIC THAT MAKES THE MAC OUT TO BE WAY SUPERIOR TO THE PC AS OPPOSED TO JUST BEING A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE BLAH"

Seriously, just once I want the PC guy to abseil in wearing full military gear after blowing the roof off with a gunship, spray the room with machine gun fire and then leave via jetpack.
Title: Re: Most Hated Commercials
Post by: SilentJ on 01 Mar 2008, 21:35
I just saw one that made me cringe.  It's at the altar:


"Do you take this woman-"
Woman: "Hang on, I almost forgot!  Next Day Floors is coming!"
*crap about the company*
Woman, now with a crappily photoshopped hawaiian shirt on: "And with all the money we saved, we had a great honeymoon in this terribly stereotypical hawaiian clothing in front of this awesome green screen!"

words changed a bit, but you know.