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.
Just saw an ad for some sports show local to NYC. There is a woman character who is supposed to be from Boston but the thick accent is actually not anywhere near an actual Boston or New England accent. She does throw in a "wicked awesome" but the accent itself is very bizarre and wrong - a cross between Long Island and something else made-up.
I've got a love/hate thing going on with the Value City Furniture ad where the woman in the turban says "shayyyyyse" over and over. It's cute and funny, but I get "shayyyyse" stuck in my head now and again thanks to her melodramatic furniture pronunciation.
I detest that series of Dodge Dart commercials..."Dont touch my Daaaaaart"...with the fug fat black guy from The Office & his super douchebag pasty-white neighbor.
Then douches sitting around the table at some start-up in the City and each says, "Awesome."
I think it's for UPS. The character looks "special."
The wormy CIO character makes my skin crawl.
By all that is holy, the people who created the Big Lots holiday commercial with the fat, lip synching frau should be drawn, quartered, and then set on fire.
I took Grampa to speed dating.
I played the bassoon.
And I had to listen!
Yes, R131 - especially since they began airing before Halloween.
Local NYC commercial for a car dealership called Major World (dumb name). The camera pans over a bleak parking lot full of cars in the winter. Everyone looks cold and the place looks completely uninviting. The first testimonial says she loves the atmosphere! Someone else then declares it seems like a "one stop and go kind of place." What???
The Xfinity commercial with the lady who always says "So freakin' fast!"
The Koh's holiday commercial where the dad drives his sullen, spoiled brat son out to the woods and the kid sees a flying reindeer. I keep hoping that Jason will leap out and stab them both.
The Wayfair ads with the people singing and dancing around their purchases, and pointing at their tablets make me pray they experience mass murder via a home invasion.
I hate the cellular commercials, either for AT&T or Verizon, with the smug sarcastic bitch. The fact that everything has to be dripping in irony nowadays is pretty exhausting.
Some telecom ad where a traffic cop pulls over a bearded hipster and his Indian friend. One, the spot is INANE, and two, the actor playing the driver has an incredibly annoying speech impediment/lisp. Find actors who can speak well!
R137, that ad makes me cringe when the Indian dude says "I like it spicy, but not [bold]that[/bold] spicy!" His nasal voice is ear piercing.
There's an ad for Lays potato chips with a guy seemingly mesmerized by a little blonde girl eating chips. She sees him staring then she swings her arm. The guy had been following the chip with his eyes and ends up hitting his head against a train window. Then the little demon laughs at the adult.
The Cuties (nectarines I think?) ads are making their way back to their most annoying ad status. Who thinks these cunty kids are cute?
The fucking Vista print "I just wanted you to know" fucking song commercial is back this year!
Any commercial with people screaming, shit blowing up, sirens, whistles, or any other excuse for loud jarring noises. Unfortunately this pretty much describes every commercial on TV, especially during the holidays. Sprint in particular is notorious for these commercials and their newest one with the group of screaming women shattering glasses makes me want to bust my television into pieces.
I also cannot stand any commercial with quirky hipster ukulele and xylophone music playing in the background.
The Sam Adams commercials where after actually tasting the beer, an assembly of hipster douches exclaim that the beer is actually good because being so very cool and hip, they would never deign to try it before.
It's the time of year for the loud, obnoxious Hess truck commercials. They're relentless.
Who buys those pieces of crap.
The Christmas commercial with the kid sitting at the piano talking about how Glade "invited" him to sing about their product, then proceeds to sing horribly through his nose.
It runs incessantly.
Also the Target commercials with the Marshmallow World "remix."
In quotations because it's no one's idea of a real remix.
The T-Mobile commercials with the half wit hipsters holding up the iPhones. The latest one has them attempting to do a shitty french accent and nattering on about reservations.
That dead-eyed blonde, who played Sabrina the teenaged witch, in those ads for Wal-Mart. She skeeves me.
[quote] I'm currently having a mouse problem and finding and cleaning up their crap in my kitchen is a pain in the ass.
OMG, don't tell my cat! He's MAD about mouses! You can't even spell the word mouse in front of him, let along actually utter it. He plays all night with his toy mice, dragging them around rowling like a maniac. Once, when he was in late kittehood he came rrunning into my bedroom with one of his mice in his mouth, only he was making this deep, primitive gutteral growling. Then I noticed -- this mouse had legs and feet!
Argh, it was a real mouse. His mother had been prowling around in the garage when I went in to get something from the freezer. She must have caught the mouse and given it to him to "play with" (she'd once brought in a dead chipmunk for the kittens to explore).
He was in his glory. I tried to take it from him, but he ran under the bed. I never found a trace of the mouse anywhere. He madly chases the most tiny bug in the house. He'd LOVE a kitchen mouse problem, poor little bastard.
"Of all the things that happen on your counters, disinfecting should be one of them."
At best, awkward. At least, doesn't even make sense.
Whatever commercial uses that creepy cover of "You're the One That I Want."
The radio commercial for something called 'Kars For Kids' I'd like to force the little brat who sings the ad a cup of Drano !
I thought I was hallucinating, but no, I wasn't. They actually did make a car commercial with the doofy SNL "Christmas Time Is Here" song.
Sorry, I got the name wrong. The doofy SNL song is called "I Wish It Was Christmas Today."
The Sprint commercial made to look like an Adult Swim commercial that has the screaming goat at the end has to go. Now.
Just when I thought that Dana Fucking Carvey was out of my life and sight forever, they bring him and that other asshole back to pimp/pump for insurance with that quarterback from Green Bay.
Pump THIS up, you unfunny, irritating "comedian."
The people who thought this was a good idea should roast in hell.
The Subaru radio commercials with the over-earnest actor talking about his life and his Subaru. Stop trying so hard to sound "real", dude.
Also that Liberty Mutual one with the over-earnest girl talking about your car named Brad.
For those of us in the New York area, the incessant running of the series - yes, SERIES - of no-smoking PSAs starring Terrie, the former cheerleader who now has robot voice and no hair.
The ones with Robe Lowe.
Yes r156, that one is bad. I don't find it endearing when someone announces that they have named their car - because they're quirky, cute and different, see? Not like everyone else!
OMG, does Julia Louis Dreyfuss need money that badly? Or even more than what she already has???
I HAAATE those Chanel No. 5 commercials with Gisele. That surfboard doesn't have a stomp pad or wax- she wouldn't even be able to paddle out on that board, much less stand up on it. THEN they have her wearing some frothy Chanel confection with some hideous Chanel sneakers (but they look like Sketchers).
I can't stand the unshaven Trivago guy. He looks like a goddamned bum with those gray whiskers. He'd look way better with a shave. WTF is it with actors and stubble? It looks like shit. I want them to clean their act up and quit thinking that looks attractive. It doesn't. I looks like poor grooming habits, like a grub -- or the thug look. All men should shave their face in the morning and groom their hair to look clean and attractive. My dad taught me that saying it's civilized and his dad taught him. You shower, shave your face, groom your hair and dress tastefully every work day except for weekends.
The new progessive ad with the fucking hand puppet? so fucking dumb and stupid.
That fucking "Just wanted you to know" Vistaprint ad.
Any holiday commercial with kids asking for a car for Christmas.
The Shutterfly commercial. Folksy makes me gassy.
I do hate the Charter cable company commercial with the office workers dancing around to a hip urban beat promoting their scheme to get viewers for only $29.99 a month (until the contract is up, when it becomes $90 per month for basic service).
Really irritating they're playing it at every commercial break.
Don't know of Charter cable? It's as bad as Time Warner in the east.
Cable commercials are the most crooked tricks aside from cheap car insurance commercials and those title loan commercials with the two whores who look like robots.
Very deceitful advertising targeted at urban audience
The commercial with the kids talking about the pregnant mother and the tree ornaments. Too precious. "Mom says she's (the baby) still cooking."
I hate that kind of shit.
Getting very tired of "Pas-tra-MEE!", Subway.
Knock it off.
We all know your shitty subs don't look AT ALL like your advertising.
The stupid Ford commercials where the kids are asking Santa for a real cars. Obnoxious.
The one who changes her hairdo by shaking her head - I think it's a travel website commercial. I cannot stand that commercial.
You didn't have to host us like you did but you did but you did but you did and I thank you...
R182, you read my mind (R177)
I hate that schnooky voice in the phone commercial which uses the song "Winter Wonderland." What a loser.
BJ's commercial: "All this came out perfect!" -LY. PERFECTLY. Who writes this shit?
I don't like Nissan's television advertising efforts in general -- the look, the edits, the copywriting, the actors -- all of it.
Never thought I'd say this, but I almost think Toyota's "Jan the Receptionist" series is better.
Nissan = Stale, boring, predictable and they're spots are run in heavy rotation ALL THE DAMN TIME.
The luxury car video (Infiniti?) where this guy drools as the car passes, then he spies Santa. So, he decides a series of bribes might help him get his car. So, he gives Santa a tall coffee. Then he's carrying one of Santa's bags up several flights of stairs.
Next, we see him sewing a tear on Santa's coat, and then we see Santa opening his door and seeing the mended garment on his stoop. He gives the camera a knowing nod, and the next thing is this guy running out in his pajamas to find his brand new infiniti waiting for him.
The moral of the story is just like the rest of Christmas: don't do anything nice because it's the right thing to do; no, only do nice things to people if there is a chance they will reward you.
Also, how the fuck did the guy get Santa's torn coat? Did they have some off camera interaction that involved disrobing?
[italic]Any[/italic] commercial by that goddamned cheap clothier Joseph A. Bank. I fucking despise their lying schtick "For a limited time, buy one and get three free!" These fuckers are always running these [italic]incredible[/italic] sales. "Incredible" as in "unable to be believed."
Not only are they having "unprecedented, incredible deals!" every day, but the tricks they go to in order to make it fresh gives my brain cramps.
[italic]Now at Joseph A. Bank, buy any two suits of $450 or more, and receive three suits of lesser value, plus four shirts that are less than 1/3rd of the price of two of the suits, and then take an additional 35% off any regular priced suits under $350 that are bought with three or more topcoats or outer wear. [/italic]
[bold]WHAT THE FUCK????!!![/bold]
R189, I've been wondering the same thing about that Infiniti commercial. I understand buying the coffee but NOT carrying the bag up to Santa's apartment (pretty swanky building you live in!), sewing his pants (?) and getting a car. It's even more disturbing when you notice that the guy doesn't live in the same building as Santa!
Also hating the other commercial (Lexus) that shows people running down the street to the car carrier. "Looks like we need another Santa!" says the female elf at the store. Ugh.
R190, SNL did a sketch a couple months back about JAB suits. They were cheaper than paper towels so they were using the suits to clean up messes.
R189, R191, I am sorry to disagree, but that is on my list of favorite commercials. Not because the young, adorable guy picks-up Santa on the street corner. I just think the young guy is the bomb.
I like how he shakes his leg, indicating he's cold, when he gives Santa the coffee. Then he acts with his eyebrows, when he's carrying Santa's bag up the stairs. He does live in a well appointed appartment. How is that possible, for a youngster? Then he rushes out in his PJs, again acts with his eyebrows when he spies the new car - Oops, he slips a little!
I think he's so cute I actually watch the commercial, instead of fast forwarding through it on my DVR. To each his own!
The NATIONWIDE insurance commercial with the humming of their jingle ought to be taken out and shot.
That commercial with the annoying, 20-something girl talking about her wrecked car. "You loved that car. In fact, you loved it so much, you named it 'Brad.'"
R194, yes, that stupid commercial is in the top 10 of worst ever.
The use of "It's a Marshmallow World" by Target in all their holiday commercials is bad enough. But now they have morphed it into some dreadful hip-hop shit. Awful.
Carmelita Pope selling PAM.
Blythe Danner and her rotting bones.
R192. That red headed guy is sooooo cute! I'd love to find him under my X-Mas tree.
What's truly mind boggling is that every one of these abortions originated as a pitch by ad men to the corporate sponsor.
"And you see, she loves the car so much, she gave it its own name. We're thinking 'William.'"
"Wait, she names the car? She calls it William?"
"Well, we're not married to that specific name necessarily. Focus groups have responded well to 'Terry,' 'Biff,' 'Zac,' and Jer--"
"Brad? Um, well, that's an interesting choice, Mr. Hogsworth."
"Please, call me 'Brad.' And if you want the gig, call the car 'Brad' too."
The "Come back, Herman" toothpaste commercial with Mrs. Marsh.
R197 and R201, I want to marry you both!
I think it's for a show store but its a close up an eight year old boy staring at a girl under the mistletoe. He looks like Bill Cosby as he slips his guest a roofie. And then the kid swaggers over and gives the girl a kiss. Eight years old aren't interested in girls yet, let alone lusting after them. Creeepy.
That weird-ass Kelloggs cereal commercial with the odd, depressed voiceover narration and the playing of the first line of Tomorrow - with the oboe - twice on a loop.
Is eating cereal supposed to make you suicidal or something?
The Hyper glossy Target commercials where the voice over screams above the frantic rock muzak.… " ONE DAY" " ONE DAY "..To advertise yet another one day sale that seem to be happening every day of the week. Must every commercial be a insult to my ears ?
That would be Macy's!
Thank goodness that all of the Christmas commercials seem to be officially over.
The walking, talking green Mucinex phlegm ball.
Any commercial trying to sell me an automobile or a mattress.
The Papa John's commercial with Peyton Manning. There are hundreds of thousands of actors who have charisma and training.
That guy has all the personality of a plastic spoon.
The Value City commercials where a husband and wife compare their new furniture to their old furniture, and the old stuff is so gross that it makes them start to vomit.
It is disgusting. The "chaaaaaaise" commercial of theirs is also bad. They need a new ad agency.
You beat me to it, r204; that Kellogg's commercial is the worst. Why keep playing the opening of the song on a loop? It sounds like a broken record. Just play the damn song! And that voiceover, rhapsodizing about a fucking bowl of cereal. I don't know if they're winking, trying to be funny because it *is* just a bowl of cereal. Those type of self-consciously snarky ads are tired as well.
There are currently TWO commercials--one for Jeep and one for Las Vegas--that feature that annoying fucking Imagine Dragons song screaming at me: SO IIIIIII'LL BET MY LIIIIIIFE!!!! I'LL BET MY LIFE ON YOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!
Kill it NOW!
HATE, HATE, HATE the CaraDee English commercial for Stelara. Hard to believe she's a professional model - she comes off looking like a big ol' drag queen.
Local, but Seattle guys know about the damned "Things you can, and cannot, do at Sea-Tac Airport" one.
Please, somebody, anybody kill Rob Lowe.
Those commercials are beyond stupid.
I HATE them.
The ad for WINK with the robot. At the end of the commercial, the woman is bent over doing yoga and the robot is watching while fondling a phallic shaped piece of art. Creepy
Dump dinners cookbook. It's even worse than the dump cakes commercial. Dump unbrowned meat, uncooked pasta and tomato sauce or some crap. Completely grossed out.
The Wounded Warriors commercials are unnerving because if the two douchebags begging for money for disabled veterans, 'singer' Trace Adkins and Mark Wahlberg. They both make me nauseous. I can't stand when celebrities get involved in causes which they think will help their images. Have either of them served in the military? I doubt it.
Not to mention, Trace's song over the images is also so contrived.
The Nyquil commercial with the sick father telling his young son that he needs to take a sick day.
The commercials for LACTAID dairy products. I want to choke that bitch to death.
Thank God Jamie Lee's Activia ads have ceased.
I'm also gagging every time I see the Mucinex commercial. Reminds me of Michael Chiklis.
The newest awful Liberty Mutual ad - as bad as the car named Brad and poster child for paying on time - has a young man who is speaking normally until he gets to "hanGup." It's jarring.
The ad for that Paddington Bear movie. For one, the CGI looks like crap; it's muddy and blurry. What I hate is when they show the bear cleaning his ears with two toothbrushes and pulls out two big wads of earwax on the ends of the brushes. GAG!
Not hate, but has anyone else noticed on the Eliquis commercial with the man sitting on the mountain rock that his impressive cock is clearly visible running down his thigh in those brown cotton pants?
I can't fucking stand mcdonalds and their bullshit commercials. They push their fucking disgusting food using incredibly irritating actors who you want nothing more than to strangle them. Besides that, they like to try and give people the sense that their food is designed for healthy living (associating it with sports, showing clips of people exercising) and that they have some "happy" image associated with their shotty food. Fuck them and everyone who works there, bunch of lying fucks are one of the main reasons for obesity worldwide. I wouldn't feed a single item off their menu to even my dog. The only time I was forced to eat it was on a road trip and I was starving (go figure every fucking rest stop has one of these shit holes which is usually the only place open for food). I wanted to vomit all of that garbage up or the entire 8 hours I had left in the car. HATE them.
Why was the thread about the Tide commercial featuring the gay couple recently deleted? ... can someone answer a question I left on the late thread: what is wrong with cargo shorts?
R227 has issues.
Both on radio and now on TV.
The Eggo Waffle one where the family is sitting around a table texting each other about who's getting the waffle that's about to pop up from the toaster. The mom and daughter are particularly annoying.
I *HATE* this commercial and it always seems to appear whenever I'm watching television.
R227, exactly how I feel about Dunkin Donuts trying to pass off their horrible food as healthy. "America Runs On Dunkin." Gross.
The 5 minute Dish commercial that plays incessantly on every channel.
So damn sick of the Lincoln commercials with that asshole Mathew McConaughy
Any commercial with the voice over announcer that
1) is female with a terminal case of vocal fry, or
2) is male and sounds like Billy West's "Fry" character from FUTURAMA.
Swiffer's VO anncr. comes to mind as an example of #1.
The commercial that is making me cringe and change the channel immediate is that fucking "nein" commercial. My God in heaven, what the hell is that about???
The Flex Belt commercial on Youtube that comes on incessantly. It is twice the volume of whatever I'm watching. I'm so sick of Lisa Rinna's overly inflated lips and that inane theme music. I've never googled exercise equipment, so why target me?
The one for Cars.com where the guy tries to get the other guy to pronounce "nein" properly. And the guy who keeps trying to pronounce it properly looks Jewish. Awkward.
All of the Geico commercials. The you know what's easier... has run its course. I especially hate the Kenny Rogers one and the football player who goes crazy at the deli counter. I can't reach for the remote fast enough when I see these assholes.
That annoying old ass lady with the Franks hot sauce.
Are you fucking kidding me?
That paper towel commercial with Carrie the Sparkle Fairy. Do they think we're five-years-old?
R242, you underestimate the hordes of middle aged women who are obsessed with Tinkerbell.
But Liberty Mutual commercials can fuck right off. "What are you supposta do, drive three corters of a car?"
"Get your billions back, America!!!"
Please shoot that guy in the face...with a pellet gun...about twenty times.
Any commercial with that tub of lard Larry the Cable Guy. WHO is he supposed to appeal to??
Probably already cited in this thread, but the million versions of Progressive Insurance ads featuring corny spokesperson Flo in her white lab coat, red lipstick and odd eyeliner.
Here in NYC, we suffer through heavy rotations of the HG Perry handyman service ("an that my friends is why I LOVE those guys!"). These are cheaply produced with horribly acted corny vignettes. Ech!
Also, the adds for the program Undercover Boss on CBS look as bad as the show itself,with outlandishly fake disguises and obviously staged tearful "love you, man!" resolutions. Looks inspirational in a cheesy "it could happen to you!" way. It looks exploitive, with simple poor folk "rescued" by rich people, like Daddy Warbucks during the Great Depression, but pretending to be "real". Suckers!
R246 I actually like the VCF ads, especially the one with the couple dry heaving about their ugly coffee table.
R240 and R247, AGREE! HATE that fucking football player (never heard of him before); I mute the commercial every time it comes on. And I used to like the "Flo" - what's her name, Stephanie Courtney? Courtney Stephanie"? (she had a tiny part in at least one "Mad Men" episode years ago; not bad) but now I can't STAND her!; especially the recent commercial(s) with "Flo" playing a bunch of parts, different hair and makeup - make it stop!!
"I appreciate it."
"And we appreciate you appreciating it."
"And I appreciate you appreciating my appreciating it."
"I appreciate that."
The Papa John's commercials. His fake pizza tastes like puke!
There is a Chevy truck commercial that starts with the Carpenters playing while a guy gets out of his smaller car. He crosses path with another man who the commercial now focuses on and a rock song starts to play and everyone stares at the guy in admiration as he walks by. He then gets in a huge truck with a smirk on his face that says - I know I am hot and I drive a manly truck.
He then drives down a city road where he in no way needs such a vehicle and in fact, a truck of the size will just hinder the views of the other city drivers, use a lot of gas, be a pain to park etc. In fact, the car the first guy got of is actually a much more practical car for the situation - even if not as manly.
(I guess I could just provide a link..)
The (Charmin?) toilet paper commercial where the animated bears check each other's ass for toilet paper remnants.
The body wash made for a lady's "V", as they say in the ad.
The Rob Lowe commercials that feature odd versions of him to represent the cable company. Scrawny Rob Lowe, hairy Rob Lowe, etc., and they get worse from there.
[R226] Yes! Daddy is hung!
I agree, r252.
That truck tool guy is an obvious Super Douche.
I would have loved to have been in the pitch at Chevy when the agency came back with that idea for Silverado.
I would have shot that ridiculous spot out of the sky pronto. It would have figuratively crashed as a flaming wreck on the conference room table after my withering flak.
The commercial for New York State health insurance where the woman talks about not having insurance for a while and having it now, and then talks about the horrific accident she got into with her motorcycle and all her terrible injuries, and says, "If this had happened six months ago, I wouldn't have had insurance!"
Umm, why would you get on a motorcycle if you don't have insurance, you stupid bitch???
Larry the Cable Guy Prilosec JetSki commercial that he screams during the entire commercial, because of that commercial I will never buy Prilosec again.
I don't understand why they can't make more commercials like this Jeep Liberty Commercial the guy is good looking, singing animals are adorable.
Seems most commercials actually try to annoy you, yell at you, or insult you, yeah that really makes me want to buy your stupid product.
That Walmart Family Mobile ad with the father and daughter that is on incessant airplay. First the daughter with her annoying rhythmic listing of all you can do on the phone, and then her annoying as fuck ear-piercing squeals when the father gives her her own phone.
The Honest Company commercials with the frau speaking in annoying baby voice about her AMAZING children while being AMAZED by this new thingy where you can order items online and have them delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!
Those horrible Direct Tv commercials with Rob Lowe- they look and sound like a first grader wrote them. Also, the whinny car insurance commercial where the bitch names or car. And yes, the Prilosec commercial with that asshole on the jet ski screaming at us. Thank god for Dvrs!
I hate the ad for Passages Malibu that runs constantly on TBS. When I hear "I used to be an addict...now I'm not" I want to puke. And the dumb fuckers have the gall to have a graphic that says We Accept Insurance. Seriously, that scam place costs $30,000/month. It's a fucking spa for rich fools.
I assume they are Duck Dynasty cast members -- which, no doubt, means they are Bible thumping gay haters -- in those Zaxby commercials. Let's say, for the sake of argument, I will put aside all that political stuff. But who can erase the visual of creepy dude with the long gray ZZ Top beard asking for "more napkins".
The notion of what is in that beard and what it must smell like leads me to upchuck. NOT the result I would imagine Zaxby's is going for.
[quote]I hate the ad for Passages Malibu that runs constantly on TBS. When I hear "I used to be an addict...now I'm not" I want to puke. ...
And the owner / ex-addict's name is Pax Prentiss? With a name like that, how can you NOT be an addict?
ALL the Geico commercials! Enough is ENOUGH after all these years (the lizard was cute, as was the pig), especially the "Words can Hurt"; oh, and the "Pinocchio was a Poor Motivational Speaker" - make it STOP!
The Wendy's commercial where the shrill voiced man is eating a salad with a woman and he says, "what did you call this?!!! That's not a salad!!!"it has meat and blah blah". And she says something. He replies, 'I guess it is a salad!!!!'
His voice is fucking irritating. It's played at least four times during jeopardy and wheel of fortune.
The OurTime commercial with the douchebag silver daddy:
"Heh-heh. I got my first flirt within 10 minutes of being on the site. [italic]Yeah.[/italic]
The Tulip hair curler: "What are you possibly waiting for?" says the voiceover.
What the fuck does that even mean? What awful grammar.