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Commercials You're Hating: Coronavirus Lockdown Edition

If I have to hear that fucking Alicia Keys Amazon commercial one more time...

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by Anonymousreply 93a day ago

Hate me if you want but I'm sick of all the fucking huge companies trying to show their compassion during this crisis, especially banks and insurance companies! They all praise health care people on the 'front line'. They humble-brag about how much they're contributing to various causes -- what is a few million dollars to a gazillion dollar insurance company that's been feeding off of us for years? Like, I said, hate me if you want. These ads are for their own glory and good. Right now, I think my favorite is Lexus. Yep, they care a lot for us now...

by Anonymousreply 104/17/2020

The stupid GEICO commercial that’s supposed to be a blooper reel of the gecko.

Grating.

by Anonymousreply 205/05/2020

If I had a dollar for every commercial I see with the phrase "in these uncertain times", I'd be rich.

And yeah, the "blooper" Geico commercial really grates.

by Anonymousreply 305/05/2020

Or "We are here for you...."

That Time Warner Speed Freaks bullshit...

by Anonymousreply 405/05/2020

"During these difficult times..." we are here for you.

by Anonymousreply 505/05/2020

The winner! And still champeen!

Liberty Mutual, for Limu Emu and Doug!!!

by Anonymousreply 605/05/2020

The Spectrum commercials. Mostly because they are obviously non-union and the actors they hired have the humanity of yard gnomes. Usually I tune this shit out but in these uncertain times I am forced to watch.

Fuck Limu Emu & Doug. Up their butts. No lube.

by Anonymousreply 705/05/2020

Descovy for Prep. I hate the drag queen, I hate the Lin-Manuel Miranda–wannabe, I hate the gay couple talking about their future, I hate the rapping and dancing, and I hate how long it is.

by Anonymousreply 805/05/2020

"We're all in this together." No, we're not, bitch. Unless you're paying my bills, there is nothing "together" about this. I was laid off before the virus hit. I feel all alone.

by Anonymousreply 905/05/2020

[quote]Fuck Limu Emu & Doug.

So funny you posted this. I was just thinking earlier today about how much I hate those Limu commercials. Not funny or clever, just stupid and annoying.

by Anonymousreply 1005/05/2020

Some pharma product where they keep singing ABC by the Jackson Five, but instead use the name of the product. Annoying as fuck, and clearly does not work because I can’t remember the name of the medication if my life depended on it.

by Anonymousreply 1105/05/2020

Nothing will ever be worse than this,

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by Anonymousreply 1205/05/2020

Lerner & Rowe love the doctors and nurses! Fuck those ambulance chasing cunts, especially Lerner with his obnoxiously huge cross around his neck,

by Anonymousreply 1305/05/2020

[quote] Fuck Limu Emu & Doug. Up their butts. No lube.

Ok, Doug, maybe. But the bird? Nah.

That’s just fowl.

by Anonymousreply 1405/05/2020

Saw the My Pillow asshole hawking a book in a new commercial yesterday. Would love to take a baseball bat to that fucker’s teeth.

by Anonymousreply 1505/05/2020

DAISY DAISY DAISY DAISY DAISY DAISY DAISY. Marc Jacobs.

by Anonymousreply 1605/05/2020

ARRRRGH I hate that commercial r16. It's so fake and Children of the Corn.

by Anonymousreply 1705/05/2020

That ASPCA commercial with the abused, neglected and sad looking young animals. It’s heartbreaking but what the fuck can I do? I can’t adopt 8 fucking cats.

I’m not a lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 1805/06/2020

R12 my husband and I each keep a remote nearby in case that commercial pops up and one of us is out of the room. K4K always seems to air once an hour during tax time and holidays.

Yesterday I was watching DIY and a Trump 2020 commercial came on. I hate election years, especially since NYC gets ads from the entire Tristate area, but I get the feeling this year is going to be the worst ever in terms of commercial saturation.

by Anonymousreply 1905/06/2020

Any and all progressive commercials.

by Anonymousreply 2005/06/2020

The often played stupidity of Plexaderm

by Anonymousreply 2105/06/2020

r21 The "models" used in that commercial are so horrifying I cannot believe they sell any product at all.

by Anonymousreply 2205/06/2020

I agree, R21 + R22. But I'm sure there are nitwits who overlook the "model" is slightly squinting in the "before" image to make the "after" image better. Jeebus, people are stupid.

by Anonymousreply 2305/06/2020

This godamned commercial is maddening in its late night repetitive airing.

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by Anonymousreply 2405/06/2020

The Joe Namath one where he’s shilling for some Medicare gap plan. It’s endless and they play it over and over and over. Looks really sleazy.

How much longer can they keep playing these “we’re all in this together” crap when most of the country has already bolted out the door in search of hamburgers and haircuts and to hell with the rest of us. Really chaps my ass.

by Anonymousreply 2505/06/2020

I wish everyone with mesothelioma would just die already.

by Anonymousreply 2605/06/2020

The Calm app that shows a tree with water dripping off of the branches and the gentle sound of rain that you can barely hear.

Then after the 30 second countdown, some dumb bitch yells, "CALM!! DOWNLOAD THE FREE APP NOW!!"

by Anonymousreply 2705/06/2020

That robotic bitch Jan from Toyota "working from home," which I suspect is in fact a TV studio. It’s so fake, down to her messed up hairdo. She doesn’t have a comb at her house?

by Anonymousreply 2805/06/2020

Reviving this thread.

1. The Teams commercial with that Brit who is “living on Teams.” Microsoft has more money than God. Can’t they spring for another damn commercial? They’ve been running this one for the past two and a half months.

2. The GEICO commercials with the clogging and the rock band.

3. “Safe drivers save forty percent” — repeated over and over and over again. Its enough to drive you fucking insane.

by Anonymousreply 2905/28/2020

“Safe drivers save 40%.” “That’s totally him!”

If I have to hear that FUCKING commercial ONE more time.....!

by Anonymousreply 3005/28/2020

Humira "Nothing is everything!" Hate that song!

PediaSure commercial with the kid who talks too fast. So annoying!

by Anonymousreply 3105/28/2020

Hearing this makes me want to hurl my TV out of the window. Plus I hate how the mom just smiles as her frightened kids steals the blanket.

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by Anonymousreply 3205/28/2020

The motaur commercial for Progressive, which pretends the Motaur is cool and not horrifying.

by Anonymousreply 3305/28/2020

Another:

ANY commercial that uses that fucking mournful dreck “Better Days” by OneRepublic. I never want to hear that song ever again. Never.

by Anonymousreply 3405/29/2020

Any commercial for prescription medication.

by Anonymousreply 3505/29/2020

I want to kill and roast Limu Emu.

by Anonymousreply 3605/29/2020

Not Doug?

by Anonymousreply 3705/29/2020

I would be happy to kill Doug but have no desire to roast him.

by Anonymousreply 3805/29/2020

Is anyone else disturbed by the series of Amazon commercials with employees creaming themselves over what a fantastic company Amazon is to work for? I question whether they're actual employees or just actors but either way the commercials are just astoundingly blatant propaganda.

I'm reminded of this old Mad TV sketch

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by Anonymousreply 3906/05/2020

Tom Selleck and reverse mortgages.

Why does he need to do this, hasn't he been on some cop show for years that is also in syndication?

by Anonymousreply 4006/05/2020

I remain utterly entranced by the Shriners commercials, particularly as see Kaleb emerge as a star!

by Anonymousreply 4106/05/2020

No adowable bwanket for you, r41!

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by Anonymousreply 4206/05/2020

Yes R39. When a company knows they have major PR issues, they resort to “selling” their employees. It is so blatantly hypocritical and such bullshit. Fuck Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 4306/05/2020

I'm annoyed by those Panda Express commercials. You know, the ones where they sing popular English songs in Chinese (Cantonese?). That worked the first time, but now it's a tiresome gimmick.

by Anonymousreply 4406/05/2020

I like to punch that 40 yr old midget and strangle Caleb with that adorable blanket

by Anonymousreply 4506/06/2020

R45 actually he’s not 40, but a high school student—he goes to the one I attended 40 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4606/06/2020

Another vote for those "Apart, together." Commercials where they Zoom out and everyone is on Zoom. Can we get back to real life please??

by Anonymousreply 4706/06/2020

I appreciated the message of those “Seize the Awkward” commercials the first 17 times I saw them. Now they grate.

by Anonymousreply 4806/06/2020

Is that Ahbed from Community in that Descovy for PReP commercial? Only thing is he has a deep Brooklyn accent. I know for sure Simone from Head Of the Class is in another one of those medication commercials with her granddaughter I’m guessing. She’s still kind of pretty. If it were her costar Dennis it’d probably be for some kind of teen foot blister medication commercial since he has a thing for teenage toes.

by Anonymousreply 4906/06/2020

Shriners is running a very old commercial in which Alec looks like a young kid. Maybe they're trying to make sure he still gets paid, since he's kind of aged out of the spokesperson role an been replaced with Caleb.

by Anonymousreply 5006/06/2020

The Crunch bar commercial with a mixed race family. It’s just so fucking stupid and not creative at all.

Mom: Hi. I’m Joanna. And our favorite bar is Crunch.

Weird androgynous looking kid in a baseball uniform, eating a piece of chocolate: Mmmm, crunchy.

The end.

by Anonymousreply 5106/06/2020

R32, it bugs me that the mom's blanket smells like lavender, but the kid's doesn't, and that she lets him go back to bed by himself instead of getting her lazy ass up and walking her frightened child back (or at least cuddling him for a minute before he goes).

by Anonymousreply 5206/06/2020

R52, I asked myself, "Why doesn't she just invite the kid to sleep in her bed for one night...or at least until the storm is over, and then carry him back to his own bed?"

That creepy, trying-to-hard-to-be-cute song annoys me, too.

by Anonymousreply 5306/06/2020

Those Sonic commercials with that Jonathan Lipnike knockoff wannabe looking more like Drew Carey’s bastard son. In the first commercial with Sufjan Stevens playing in the background you could not understand a damn word he’s saying. Sounds like a nervous swan before being made into a Björk dress only with glasses 🤓 How I long for those older commercials however. Well Sonic does sell Red Bull smoothies so in a way it makes sense that he’s so off the wall batshit bonkers.

by Anonymousreply 5406/07/2020

I can’t stand one more commercial that uses Zoom or Microsoft Teams or whatever. The novelty lasted about five minutes and that was two months ago.

by Anonymousreply 5506/07/2020

That Downey commercial btw....There’s this episode of Friends where Phoebe purposely tries to get herself sick to have this sexy rasp in her voice. The way the lady “singing” in that commercial to sound all hipster millennial songwriter, it sounds like she went overboard. If the bitch doesn’t have covid by now I’d be amazed. Reminds me of that douche singing in the Trident gum commercial trying desperately to sound like Peter Gabriel where the boy plays chess with the old man.

by Anonymousreply 5606/07/2020

Sometimes I think over half of the commercials are either drug companies peddling drugs, or lawyers suing those drug companies because the drugs they sell are defective.

by Anonymousreply 5706/07/2020

The other half are insurance companies.

by Anonymousreply 5806/07/2020

Any commercial that has a Zoom-like conference call. Like it's bad enough we have to deal with that in real life, we don't need to see it in commercials, too. And often the audio is poorly done because I think they are actually using real webcam video.

It's crazy how many ads the insurance companies are running. Methinks they have too much money.

by Anonymousreply 5906/07/2020

R49 Do you mean Christopher Rivas?

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by Anonymousreply 6006/07/2020

Charmin has upped the cringe factor in their commercials with the cartoon bears. The latest one shows the bears sitting and rubbing their butts against the chair in a very gross manner. The voice-over says something about "Is your present TP not getting you clean enough and causing you some itchiness. You will not have that problem if you use Charmin". Do not want to think about some bear scratching his nasty butthole.

Another thing - these Charmin ads always have the male bear having itchy butt or skidmarked underwear. Do the female bears not get butt problems? I suspect that they know that women mostly buy the TP and they don't want to show them looking nasty... gotta keep the buyers happy.

by Anonymousreply 6106/08/2020

No, women usually don’t have “those” problems. That’s why they can wear thong underwear easier.

Men wipe like they’re doing long division: they always leave a remainder.

by Anonymousreply 6206/08/2020

I think the Charmin ads use the male bears as the problematic ones because they can just focus on the butt. If they bring females into the equation they will have to delve into the fact that women use the product to wipe TWO areas and that may take the product into a realm that could be seen as erotic... in the minds of really immature people.

by Anonymousreply 6306/08/2020

R62 — That’s called “residoo-doo.”

by Anonymousreply 6406/08/2020

Totally agreed R39. If you're such a great company and you hail your employees as heroes, then you should have doubled their wages and provided them with PPE during the frickin' pandemic AMAZON.

Those Kaiser Permanente commercials with Allison Janney's voice droning on and on about how we need to wash up and we'll be together again, blah, blah, blah. Gee thanks Allison for reminding me to wash my hands and stay clean. I kind of already do that as a normal, functioning human being but thanks for the reminder anyway. It's not so much the commercial itself that's annoying, but the fact that it gets played every two minutes on TV. STOP, we get it.

The other celebrity voice commerical that annoys me is the one with Phylicia Rashad for American Family Insurance. It's the same droning voice and the same replay over and over and over again. It's like they're trying to brainwash us.

by Anonymousreply 6506/08/2020

Ads for cheap cremations, nicotine gum, bleach and disinfectant. They don't mention Covid but they hope to profit from it.

by Anonymousreply 6606/08/2020

Those stupid Progressive ads.

by Anonymousreply 6706/08/2020

1-877- Kars for Kids. Donate your car today.

by Anonymousreply 6806/18/2020

"We are here for you". (And then, we'll remove "for you" and just be "here".)

by Anonymousreply 6906/18/2020

I'm also tired of all those commercials showing adults doing silly things on iPhone cameras during the lockdown.

A prime contender:

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by Anonymousreply 7006/18/2020

The Dominos commercial with the chubby kid at the end who’s all “I’m just glad I don’t have to share with you guys anymore!” Always wondered what Cartman would look like in real life minus the hat and coat. Physically he’s not thar bad yet but by his selfish tone he’s definitely headed that way.

by Anonymousreply 7106/18/2020

R46 I bet he ask his teacher "pass me and you'll get this adorable blanket "

by Anonymousreply 7206/23/2020

R21 was thinking the same way too. Also thinking why is domino's preaching selfishness. Like to throw that pizza on that child's face

by Anonymousreply 7306/23/2020

R54 that sonic commercial I would of dump that poindexter kid in the dumpster.

by Anonymousreply 7406/23/2020

The iPad pro commercial with the Garfunkel and Oates soundalike song. Seriously G&O should sue

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by Anonymousreply 7506/23/2020

[quote] l I would of dump

Oh, dear x2!

by Anonymousreply 7606/24/2020

Fuck you, TD BANK!!

Just saw their LGBT commercial ostensibly in support of Pride month.

Here’s what it said:

[quote]...when trans people of color stood up to the police...

Fuck you right in your trans-loving ass!

by Anonymousreply 7706/26/2020

Oh! Oh! Oh! Ozempic!

by Anonymousreply 7806/26/2020

R78, this is me WWing you 1,000 times.

by Anonymousreply 7906/26/2020

The men’s Dove 3 in 1 bar soap commercial. The douche in the commercial has one of those Mr. Sheffield streaks in his hair so it looks like he’s a moron who got soap in his hair. Who’s idea is it to hire someone with a streak in his hair for a soap commercial where he’s washing his face?

by Anonymousreply 8006/28/2020

The Advil demonic coffee house version of Praise You. Can we please have a moratorium on female singers with flat affect and slowed down, funereal versions of pop songs?

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by Anonymousreply 8106/28/2020

The GEICO ad with the people standing by as some HOA cunt vandalizes their home.

by Anonymousreply 8206/28/2020

I actually love that one, r82.

It’s hysterical with just a touch of realism.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Tuesday at 5:07 AM

[quote] Who’s idea is it

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 84Last Tuesday at 5:07 AM

Gap will never be surpassed!

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by Anonymousreply 85Last Tuesday at 7:15 AM

Everybody In Cords! (1999)

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by Anonymousreply 86Last Tuesday at 7:16 AM

There's a commercial for toothpaste (I think) with that annoying DJ Khaled. DJK shows up in some guys bathroom and give him pointers on brushing his teeth correctly. I detest DJK and always wonder why he's "famous" - no personality and a fame whore and questionable DJ skills and I'm hoping his 15 minutes is up soon than later. The less I see him, the better.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Tuesday at 9:48 AM

It's a GEICO ad, r87.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Tuesday at 11:47 AM

I like that one too R83. I always crack up when the neighbor pushing the stroller says to the couple "I see you've met Cynthia".

by Anonymousreply 89Yesterday at 7:05 PM

Who watches commercials? Just DVR everything and fast-forward through the commercials. You guys are stuck in the year 2000, eh?

by Anonymousreply 90Yesterday at 7:07 PM

R 48: Another vote for those seize the awkward moment commercials . I might be oversensitive, mentally ill, or both but that MUSIC they play and the SET seems to trivialize an important issue AND I expect to see Vincent price lurking in the background

by Anonymousreply 91Yesterday at 7:27 PM

I wish they would rerun the Geico commercial where Peter Pan flies into a school reunion “Hey you look great. Not a day over seventy , am I rught ?”

by Anonymousreply 92Yesterday at 7:33 PM

R92 I thought that Peter was cute

by Anonymousreply 93a day ago
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