Because the first thread was full.
I find the new Verizon commercial loathsome. A mother and daughter are lamenting that the daughter is moving out. They are crying so much (and so dreadfully artificially) that there are subtitles.
How do advertisers not understand such a commercial is so repulsive?
The "lot-T" commercial that makes a big deal out of simple math.
Datalounge 1.62 percent
That Axion guy is hot but that's just so the fat slobs the commercial is aimed at can "identify" and will buy the underarm shit.
Like someone wants their tired old doodles!
ANY commercial where people dance around with the project that the advertisement is peddling, especially in office settings where they dance on the desks like complete idiots because they just ate a chocolate bar or something. It makes me embarrassed to be a human being.
project = product there, sorry
The borderline porn Liquid Plumr ad because those two guys seem way gay and I'd rather they visit me.
Aw, r3; those old Doritos commercials with Chris Elliot and office dancing were great!
"Tax refund?!" "No, not really!"
That horrid McDonald's commercial is back, the one with the bitchy woman telling her boyfriend/husband that she HATES him because he bought himself some McDonald's drink with mint.
I don't even know what the drink is, Mint Coffee? The commercial is so obnoxious and annoying I don't even know what the damn product is.
The actress has severe carbface, she looks like a former Prom Queen who ends up obese.
"MINT!" I want to strangle that woman when she says that.
Someone needs to do a parody clip with the guy poring an entire scalding hot pot of the mint coffee over her carb head!
Those new Walgreens commercials, with "Down On The Corner" playing in the background, and that beyond-annoying, squeaky voice-over guy who sounds like a neutered Kevin Costner.
The voiceover on the Walgreen's ad is done by John Corbett, formerly of "Northern Exposure" and probably better known to DL posters, as one of Carrie's boyfriend's on "SATC". IIRC, Aiden was a furniture designer.
John Corbett as been doing those Walgreen's voiceovers for about a year.
That's my boy Charlie Finn in that McDonald's spot, r7.
He was in the movie Super Troopers.
His funny line was "I need a cheeseburger – it's for a cop!"
r7 Nothing is more obnoxious than McDonald's coffee commercials. Do you guys remember the one a few years ago with that fucking asshole hipster guy who apparently can't even speak a nice word until he has coffee but never bought a coffee maker for his house? His roomie tells him good morning but dickhead pulls the snotty, "Not until I've had my coffee," and even puts his hand up. He ignores the guy walking the dog and even snarls at the counter girl at McDonald's. Like, really asshead? You walk up to the counter to place an order but don't want to talk to the girl till you've had your coffee? Then back the fuck up and let someone else order. I hate that guy with a passion and I hope he gets shit when he's out and about in LA. I would refuse to do such a dickish commercial.
A diaper commercial - Luvs? that shows a woman with her first kid, all covered up nursing in public (disgusting) THEN flashes ahead to her nursing the 2nd kid - and she snaps at a server in a restaurant, "eyes up here!" You can just about see her fucking breast! beyond DISGUSTING!
(I'm female, btw)
I don't know how that fucking commercial aired!
The 5-Hour Energy commercial is horrible and totally unprofessional. Was it a home video? Want to know what I did in the last 5 hours? I was a housekeeper, a cook, a housekeeper, a sanitation engineer (seriously, bitch?), a housekeeper (okay, we get it, you clean a lot).
I take back anything bad I said about the 5-Hour debut album guy. PLEASE bring him back!
What ? Noone has mentioned Prolia yet ????
Break a leg
That Kraft cheese commercial with the jingle
"I woke up to a new day
Every little thing gonna go my way"
And so on.
It's a catchy enough little jingle but they seem to run it like every 5 minutes. So sick of it.
I just saw a commercial about some frozen stuff that looks like tater tots and has a bunch of "cute" kids arranging the stuff in funny faces and popping that shit into their mouths as they twinkle at the camera.
If that isn't bad enough, they also use plinky plunky banjo music for the background with some insipid female singing in a cutesy style.
Nothing irritates me more than cute music in a commercial, especially if moppets are involved.
Those Slim-Full commercials, with the bizarre, whispy little woman rotating her torso from left to right and dressed very strangely.
Has anyone seen those? She's wearing this bizarre outfit, little sandals, a messy hairdo, 20lbs soaking wet.
Everything about those commercials is bizarre to me. They're obviously very low budget but still..
I hate with a passion the Samsung smart phone commercials that feature the nerd who looks like a young Woody Allen.
I hate the entire Samsung "Unicorn Apocalypse" campaign with the hipsters and their tech startup. The latest ad emphasizes the "Safe Technology" bundled into whatever phone (Galaxy?), which to me as an iOS user just underlines how inherently non-secure Android must be by default.
In the NY radio market there's a spot with Michael Bolton complaining that his phone number is one digit off from a cable system's and people keep calling him for service. Trouble is, he sounds pissed off and obnoxious, it's clear the announcer is not the one interviewing him and that they talked him into doing a phone interview. It's a total turnoff to the listener, both for the advertiser and Bolton. It needs to be pulled.
The whole genre of children telling faux naif stories about how cheese slices or coffee pods are made.
Yeah I'm sure you're female, R12.
Why am I hearing this "o heavenly Day" song in every commercial that's on right now?!?
It's just a story, R11 -- the character isn't a real person.
That Geico commercial with Dikembe Mutombo. His low girggly voice is annoying.
The McDonalds rapping fish - Fish, fish McBites, McBites. I watch tv via streaming media. Frequently there is only one sponsor for a show, so I'll see the same ad over and over and over while watching one episode. I've seen this stupid McDonalds ad dozens of times now. So annoying.
Target's ads are always bad. The AT&T one with the guy interviewing kids is terrible.
The "Build Your GUNSMITH career today" ad that keeps showing up on the right hand side of DL.
I agree that the stupid Hipster "Unicorn Apocalypse" shit is tiresome, but I'd watch it for 24 hours straight if they would just stop running the FUCKING GEICO ADS!
ENOUGH already! The gecko isn't 'cute' or 'edgy' nor does it speak to anyone. It's been done to death. Time for something new.
That one for one of the cell phone companies where a whole bunch of people are waiting on line to get into the store, and this one hipster's parents walk by and they have the other kind of cellphone.
Whoever's paying for this commercial, you're not getting your message across as clearly as you hope, not even the 28th time someone looks at it.
[quote]The "Build Your GUNSMITH career today" ad that keeps showing up on the right hand side of DL.
Pay the $18 and never see it again.
[quote]That one for one of the cell phone companies where a whole bunch of people are waiting on line to get into the store, and this one hipster's parents walk by and they have the other kind of cellphone.
Those are Samsung ads as well. They depict people lining up to get the newest iPhone, when people with the latest super-cool Samsung Galaxy saunter up and display "advanced features" the iPhone couldn't yet dream of.
Of course, these are technologies that aren't really mature yet, such as NFC, and there's a reason Apple has yet to implement them. Samsung phones are cheap and appeal to a less tech-savvy clientele.
(Nothing against Android per se: the Nexus 4 made by LG is a *great* phone. Just hating Samsung.)
I hate the one with Arthur Godfrey selling Axion pre-soak.
Those "on the corner of happy and healthy" Walgreens commercials are so grating. If you know anything about chain store economics, you know that the last thing Walgreens and CVS and Rite Aid are concerned about is the well being of their customers. They just want to keep us as pumped full of drugs as they can. Health and happiness are beside the point.
r10 I love that movie and that guy! Don't spit in that cop's burger..and don't say shenanigans.
R25 I know it's just a story but it offends me that the marketing genius of McDonald's would even think that would be appealing to coffee drinkers..like we are all such assholes and totally get why the guy acts like that. Do they not know that people who are really into good coffee buy it and grind it and make it at home?
I no longer buy Cheerios because I've come to hate their ditty, "the one and only Cheerio's"
I cringe everytime I hear that prepubescent sounding voice sing that line.
I totally agree r37. And not just the little girlish voice on that fucking Cheerios ad but also in a couple car commercials lately. It sounds like the girl that sings "Sunny Came Home" and that whole style just irritates me. Also the new claritin (I think) commercial with Al Bundy's voice and a whistled jingle..it's on HLN all the time and it's so grating.
The Everest College commercial where the chubette says, "If I wouldn't have went to college ..." It grates on my ears so badly I have to hit the mute button when I hear the first few lines.
r39 They definitely target those commercials to a black audience and I'm not even black and find it offensive. The one with the black guy in jeans and ball cap saying, "You sit on your couch every day and you don't get nothing done, call Everest, you at home anyhow." Ok, I can see it did you a world of good.
I third those Walgreens "On the corner of such and such" commercials - the copy is so stupid.
I also can't stand the new one that's running constantly with the geeky kid who's hiking with his father and telling him how his phone is getting as strong an internet signal as their internet at home or something. I want to smack that annoying know-it-all with his tilted head and his squeaky voice.
I miss the old style commercials where women were driven mad with passion because a man has Brylcreem in his hair or is wearing Hai Karate. And the woman is waiting at the door for hubby when he gets home because it's going to be an Aviance night.
Thanks for the reminder, R41. No voice is as annoying as John Corbett's "aw, shucks"y bleating.
That one where the girl climbs to the top of the mountain. I have to turn the volumn down when that obnoxious woman whaling 'someone left the door' idiot song starts.
Those fucking incontinent bears addicted to toilet paper continue to air.
And the woman wanting to fuck the Geico pig.
R45 I don't use that brand of toilet paper on purpose, because of the bears.
But there's an even more obnoxious one starring a bunch of different Everywomen. The first one starts out with something like "Can we talk shit?" Oh, it's so bad.
The corner of Healthy & Happy ads' clueless young dad is cute and pings to high heavens.
The NYC Lord & Taylor shoe ad that's running has a dance-y catchy song that I would almost download called "You'll Feel Amazing" by West Coast band Radical Something.
In whispery baby voice .."coupons.com"
The Fiat 500s cliff-diving and swimming to Pitbull's "Sexy People."
Zoosk. I don't want an ugly red heart making all my dating decisions for me.
The more I see that redhead on the Wendy's commercial, the more I hope a truck runs her over at the end of the ad.
I like for the PopeYes bitch to beat down simpering Wendy.
I'd say to the TV, "Now THAT'S better!"
Is Wendy a big gayhater like her father?
Claritin for kids commercial with girl on swing singing "I can see clearly now the rain is gone." Is she the next upcoming diva? First, it was a bunch of kids, then her. Now the commercial focuses on her.
I hate that one too, her voice is so high pitched and grating.
I hate the new Kit Kat commercials where people cram into a photo booth and chomp candy all day.
Stouffer's frozen lasagna symbolizes everything that I hate about breeders and their spawn today. Mom and Dad are sitting at the kitchen table with their bratty pre-teen girl whom they both seem overly eager to please yet at the same time, afraid of her, while they enjoy a pile of preservative-filled, sodium-laden frozen shit for dinner. The girl's cell phone rings and she doesn't answer it because she is enjoying her dinner too much! The parents are amazed. Dinner is a success!
How about make a rule, no phones at the table, and enforce it?! How about feed your family healthy food, you lazy slobs.
The Charmin "clean your bum" or whatever, campaign, with that British Spice Girl-refugee accent. Wipe your ass with the dry one, then a wet one, then a dry one again.
The whole time, I'm picturing the fugly person being interviewed by the Brit-bitch, wiping their ass multiple times, while squatting forward off the toilet. lol
The whole thing is embarrassing.
The new Milk Bone dental chews commercial with the schlubby stoner who looks like he can't wait to dig in
The yogurt ads with Laila Ali where she says she feels attractive after eating the product, cause it helps prevent gas and bloating. The subliminal message is janky - if you eat our yogurt, people will think you're pretty.
Special K cereal ads used to use this psychology - the cereal will make you thin and gorgeous. Just eat it instead of a regular meal and the pounds will vanish. Then the voiceover whispers something about "following a healthy diet and exercise plan". If you did this, you don't need the Special K.
Remember the old cigarette print ads? Where there'd be young, hip looking people holding cigarettes and looking like they're living an enviable lifestyle while looking so pretentiously fake that you wanted to knife them?
Wine commercials are the new cigarette commercials.
Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but the Bud ad where two men with dogs are in the backyard talking about what their dog can do. One man's dog runs to a cooler and fetches him a Bud. The man asks the other man with the smaller dog what his dog can do, and the smug douchebag says "Gets me a Bud" and the dog bites the first man in the crotch so he flings the beer bottle, and the other guy catches it and laughs.
Ugly, nasty ad. I wanted the first man to whistle for a pit bull to rip the douchebags face off.
Flo and Progressive Insurance.
This ad for Chicos where an fifty something model is dancing around and making goofy faces because she's wearing Slimming Jeans and the idiot is probably a size zero with 2% body fat. ugggh.
I hate the commercials for "colleges" like Everest or Testt that supposedly teach people to be medical assistants in the blink of an eye. Yeah, THAT'S who I want taking my vitals - somebody who was a janitor last month.
I agree, R65. ITT, Brown Mackie, Phoenix, etc are predatory institutions that put people heavily into private student loan debt and all they get in return is a diploma that's not worth the paper it's printed on. Despite what the commercials say, graduates rarely (if ever) get hired with their worthless certificates. No reputable company will hire them.
The fucking Discover credit card ad. Fraud protection, the guy has a frog, on the phone with an agent, just soooo annoying!
"My mother makes trains that are friends with trees...
My mom works at GE"
says Damien: Omen II's sister!
What's with the creepy girl with the dead eyes?
I hate this commercial!
It didn't bug me that much before but now the Progresso soup can telephone campaign is working my last nerve.
The Indian College Fund ads -- "Hey!!"
Beggin' Strips dog treats with the popping lid. Trying to make your product unique, so you put on this lid that throws the treat and allows you to interact with your pooch. Making life easier for all the cretin dog owners too dumb to simply toss the treat to Fido.
Saccharine Cheerios ad with the boy and father - the boy is trying to decide what flavor of cereal to have. Cue the smarmy music as the little dear says his favorite flavor is "the one I have with you, Dad". I just get exasperated waiting for the kid to MAKE UP HIS MIND.
There is a new ad for a cable company where they slow down an up escalator.
Bad enough how stupid it is but they have this really annoying woman stopping "passengers" and asking them about which is better...fast or slow?
The woman is even more aggravating than the young Wendy's redhead, if that's possible.
But the commercial for ICDC college featuring Romeo Miller is great. He obviously got a degree in eyebrow shaping from a drag queen professor. Not the exquisite eyebrow situation he is sporting!
The Dodge Dart car ad with the guy playing the synth and singing to "Jake".
Any commercial where they repeat the catchphrase or website over and over again.
I'm liking the Dart Dart commercial series with Jake and Craig. Funny.
Especially the one where jake is going to key his new car for him.
Jake: "It's gonna happen, better if a friend does it for you." Ha, ha!
I can't fucking stand the new Geico ad with Ickie Woods. Loud, obnoxious jackass!
Those fucking Fiat commercials with the annoying music that sounds like an 80s video game. They run EVERY FUCKING COMMERCIAL break. Make them go away!
The horribly sad ads for the upcoming Dumb and Dumber movie with old Jim Carrey and older Jeff Daniels. I feel bad that these guys have had to stoop to this....
Sonic ads with the two creeper guys in the car. I hate how the balding guy looks like a serial child molester. I also noticed that he holds the sandwich in a weird way, with his fingers parted unnaturally -- I guess to make the sandwich look big and delicious instead of squished and wrinkled from being in the foil wrapper.
The loooong Samsung commercial with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
The Nationwide Insurance commercial with the humming football player has convinced me never to buy insurance from Nationwide.
Advertising is filled with people with degrees in "marketing" -- or no degree whatsoever.
The Sprint commercial with the gaggle of women who have to scream about the features of the new Apple iPhone. As a man, this commercial is supremely annoying. I cannot turn the channel fast enough. If I were a women, I would find the commercial insulting and infuriating.
Amazon fire phone!
it's gone but I still hate those hipster kids
R83, as a female I mute the sound on that fucker immediately.
Any Liberty Mutual Insurance ad, esp. when the guy says you hope your daughter wouldn't *pass* her driving test but he almost sounds like he's saying *piss*. Also it's a subliminal way of saying that a black person can *pass* (for a white one). The annoying fat woman who says "you could take the busssssss." And the obnoxious bland guy who says, "Don't they know you've been through enough already?" These ads are so patronizing with the Statue of Liberty in the background to appeal to the patriotic bunch. No, I don't watch commercials but they're on in the background and when one of these comes on I want to shoot the TV a la Elvis. They seem to run a lot on CNN.
"Ring, ring...." The corniest Progresso Soup advertisements where various people speak to the Pregresso soup chefs by using the soup can and a string like a telephone (clever, see?). There are several versions of inane little conversations about the soup. It's irritating, and they play them on a loop during the early morning news, a time when I am already cranky.
The Jack In The Box "munchie meals" ads with a mini Jack on the couch with some stoner being all stoner-y. Funny how, when you actually want the mommy-bloggers to have these commercials yanked off the air, they're nowhere to be found.
R88 -- you beat me to it. I logged in here to say the exact same thing!
Especially as the Liberty Mutual company is the absolute worst at paying on claims.
R83's loathsome Sprint iPhone6 ad with the screaming fraus ranks up there with the most irritating commercial ever.
My dad says that when he applied for a job at Liberty Mutual as an attorney in the early 60's, they held it against him that his in-laws (my mom's parents) were divorced (instability flag).
Insurance companies rely on something called "fuzzy logic" which is just a buzzword for we'll cancel your policy, raise your rates or fire you for no reason at all.
Example: Let's say you've been driving for 30 years with no accidents or tickets. Then someone rear ends you at a stop sign. Accident is not at fault, but your rates go up anyway. Why? Fuzzy logic says since you had an accident, you're more likely to have another one.
Don't believe that shit about accident forgiveness either, they factor that into your rate so you pay more from the get-go.
The most HATED commercial in my area..
It plays.. then another local commercial.. and it plays.. [bold]AGAIN![/bold]
Year after year.. same godawful jingle.
where the one guy tells the other caught in the web he will help and the giant spider comes down to encourage him to help. he reminds me of aragog king of the spiders from harry potter.
R35, I hate those just because the "on the corner of" thing is so freaking stupid.
That phone commercial with Judy Greer and the screaming women - I have only seen it once, so here's hoping that they realized it was doing more harm than good and pulled it.
The new radio ad for Dunkin Donuts with the man and woman - she calls him "lame" for not wearing a costume and it gets worse from there.
In Canada every fucking commercial seems to have a hockey theme. I hate sports and try and avoid all these fuckers who use it in their ads. Also every 2nd commercial is Tim Hortons (with hockey theme of course) , it just gets so tiresome...I have to mute during commercials now. Watching Forensic Files on HLN at the moment and it's all insurance and prescription drug ads PURE HELL.
I detest the nonstop commercials for "Somebody's Gotta Do It!" There is no way I'm ever gonna sit through that show.
R97 it has a lot to do with the demo of the programming, if you pay attention to the shows like Jerry Springer, Maury... the commercials featured in those tv are almost exclusivity 4 categories: injury attorney, payday/title loan, bankruptcy lawyers, online GED/degree.
I detest the guys sitting in their car in the drive-thru lane of Sonic, talking about cheeseburgers or whatever it is they're selling.
The Swiffer commercial with the woman talking normally and then all of a sudden she screeches, "BA-BAAAAMMMM!!!"
Though the guy is totally cute and perky, I hate the Swiffer commercial with him waving around his stump where his arm should be. I feel bad for him.
Not an ad per de, but I hate the promo for Laverne Cox's tranny documentary on LOGO TV. It runs in every fucking break, and I Laverne seems to get more pretentious with every airing.
You are an idiot, Laverne. Nobody wants to hear from you.
[quote]That phone commercial with Judy Greer and the screaming women
Why is she doing Sprint commercials? Doesn't she have a movie with Emma Thompson coming out?
Cialis owns this thread.
NFL's ad where a group of people sing that I want it now song from Willy Wonka.
The Liquid Plumber commercial is hilarious, with the porn dialog. The first one with the woman and two guys who come over to unclog her pipes. The first time I saw it, I was: "WTF? This is on the air during the day?!"
I think it's for Liquid Plumber, it could be some other drain cleaning product. Whatever it's for, it's very clever and damn funny.
The republican commercials for US Senate and governor in my state. Some of them are funded by the NRA, but others have these dreadful "middle class" people whining about Obama care and their futures.
The Wazz Up!? commercial. First of all, guys don't call each other up to talk on the phone. Could not grab the remote fast enough every time it comes on.
The new Life Alert ad is gross. It has a middle-aged cow calling Life Alert customer service to thank them for saving her mother (who will probably die next week anyway) and she breaks up bawling. Melodramatic nutbag!
Ads where people make hog-chomping eating sounds. Like that god damn Kit Kat bar commercial. Big bowl of fuck, is what it is.
Slap that fuckin' bar right out 'yer mouth. Son of a bitch shit bar eaters.
R112, similarly to commercials with dogs noisily slurping up something. Gross.
That Cracker Barrel commercial where they brag about serving breakfast for dinner as if they invented it and you can't find it anyplace else.
Why is Matthew McConaughey's hair brown and black in the Lincoln commercial?
Burlington Coat Factory.
Jewells: "Syooow, I need a nyew Fall coat."
Claire: "And I said go to Burlingtoooonnn."
Jewells: "Be-cuz... We're beauties on a bud-geeeeeaaaattt."
Serious vocal fry. Not "beauties."
The investment commercial where elderly father and mother, and grown son & daughter-in-law have just finished dinner. The check arrives, and both the father and the son reach for it.
A medium-length shot shows both men staring at each other, while they both have these inner monologues that we must endure.
"Is it that time already? When the son pays for the father?" The father's eyebrows move slightly. "I hope he is saving for retirement."
The son's inner voice responds "I hope he's saved enough."
Meanwhile they're both holding onto the check while staring intently at each other. It's really, [italic]really[/italic] stupid, and resembles two psychics embroiled in a magical struggle for dominance over the other.
Finally the old man surrenders, and both wives smile at their husbands. Too. Fucking. Weird.
Is that new iPhone commercial has Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon doing the voiceovers, right?
All of the Farmer's Insurance advertisements with that guy who was shat on in OZ.
The Rimmel London commercials with Mick Jagger's gap-toothed daughter, looking like a Hungry Hungry Hippo.
Some are so obviously attrocious that I think it must be sometimes advertisers hating the product or company and making an advert to match
That entire Progresso campaign where they talk into the cans. Very annoying and not the least bit funny.
The car commercial with the douches singing a song. Then they stop and the worst actor in the world say, "Wait, this isn't Vegas!" God, could they not have reshot his line? Did they only have 1 take?
Ad for some mouse poison that shows a family in their home, having fun family time until one kid points to some lumps on the floor that look like black Idaho potatoes. Next, they open the pantry door and men dressed as mice are eating stuff amid a mess of torn up food boxes. It then hits you that those large black 'potatoes' are meant to be mouse droppings. Ugh.
This ad disgusts me cause I'm currently having a mouse problem and finding and cleaning up their crap in my kitchen is a pain in the ass.
How about that swiffer commercial with cute redhead boyfriend who has to cleanup the dog and cat hair and the girlfriend after seeing the swiffer in action decides she wants to get another dog.
Every single political ad in the Delaware Valley / Philadelphia region. There's one which criticizes an opponent for cutting the local police force of some dinky NJ burg and it actually uses video clips of ISIS.
I agree, r122.
I cannot hit mute quickly enough. Have no idea the car company whose spot this is.