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Commercials we HATE: Summer 2020 Lockdown Edition

If you stream CNN, you have to watch the CNN International commercial about 10x per hour, which ends with the odious Richard Quest saying, "I'm ex-HAUSS-tid befoah we've even STAHTED!".

Feel free to add your most-loathed commercials here.

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by Anonymousreply 81August 26, 2021 7:21 PM

There are so many to choose from. A whole separate category where the narrator speaks of “these challenging times” et al.

A most hated one that doesn’t mention Covid are the AAA ads with the perfect young family who will use the saved money to go camping, or buy sports equipment.

by Anonymousreply 1August 15, 2020 1:46 AM

[quote]A most hated one that doesn’t mention Covid are the AAA ads with the erfect young family who will use the saved money to go camping, or buy sports equipment.

YES!!!! Those AAA ads are beyond annoying. Here are some of the people portrayed in them:

—"Gary and Kayla." He begins his intro by saying, "We bungled our insurance…" I know. It's supposed to be "bundled." It isn't. Listen to it. Then at the end, while discussing the money they saved, Kayla says something completely intelligible, which sounds like, "We nye go PAAAHHH, we might go out to eat…" Ad at the end, Gary gives a hysterical laugh as Kayle looks on approvingly.

—"Paula and Joaquin." Paula has a completely misshapen upper head and looks like a forceps baby. They have an obese young daughter who plays baseball. The daughter gets out of the car and quickly lumbers over to where the other players are. The wide-screen shot of her gigantic undulating behumpas is rivaled only by that of James Arness' gigantic behumpas at the beginning of [italic]Gunsmoke.[/italic] Early in the commercial, Paula opens her mouth wide, for no reason. The ad concludes with more forced laughter from Joaquin and Paula, after she says that buying more sports equipment with their AAA savings is only possible "in…[pause]HIS world."

—"Jennifer (I think) and her husband (whose name I forgot). She is black. He is white. In one scene, they're walking together and he appears bent over and assisted by canes or something. On closer look, they're at a bowling alley and he's loaded down with bowling equipment. He is not crippled. At least there's no maniacal laughter from either of them.

—"Phillip." He's a very dour-appearing bearded gentleman who apparently is incapable of smiling or registering any emotion at all. He looks like a total dick.

Yeah, you could argue that I don't get out enough. I'm in the habit of fast-forwarding through all commercials, but I tend to watch the AAA spots and focus in on the sheer awfulness of them in. As a result of the ads, I wouldn't have AAA car insurance if it were free.

by Anonymousreply 2August 15, 2020 4:12 AM

This one. No commentary needed.

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by Anonymousreply 3August 15, 2020 4:18 AM

The Nugenix commercials with Frank Thomas, and some slutty middle aged white fraus fawning over him because they want some big black cock in their lives.

by Anonymousreply 4August 15, 2020 3:34 PM

I’ve come to this thread to confess that when I first saw the newish Geico commercial with Idina Menzel I thought she was Lea Michelle. This was around the time Michelle had become toxic and I though how unfortunate that Geico has her as a spokesperson. But alas, it’s the (as far as I know) non-problematic Menzel. Although I’m still not crazy about the commercial.

Should I just pack my stuff and leave?

by Anonymousreply 5August 15, 2020 3:47 PM

The Uber "no mask, no ride" commercial gets on my nerves.

by Anonymousreply 6September 10, 2020 2:10 AM

that fukin fag tom selleck and his fukin retro mortgage bullshit....

he is a water theif !!!!

by Anonymousreply 7September 10, 2020 2:28 AM

Those fucking BetMGM commercials.

Lily from AT&T

Any of the incessant insurance commercials, but especially the Limu Emu ones.

by Anonymousreply 8September 10, 2020 2:32 AM

Richard should haul out his huge cock and show us his delicious foreskin. That's a show I'd watch!

by Anonymousreply 9September 10, 2020 2:33 AM

This commercial makes me want kids to get HPV

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by Anonymousreply 10September 10, 2020 2:44 AM

This dumb bitch who drinks supermarket wine and needs to buy sunglasses asap so no one will realize how drunk she is at 1030 in the morning.

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by Anonymousreply 11September 10, 2020 3:49 AM






by Anonymousreply 12September 10, 2020 3:56 AM

Also the bitch in the ad at R11 just walks out with the wine and sunglasses without paying. Good thing she's white and blonde or she would have been shot.

by Anonymousreply 13September 10, 2020 12:18 PM

Exactly she's a drunk and a thief! Fraus think that they can get away with anything they want.

by Anonymousreply 14September 10, 2020 12:21 PM

Liberty! Liberty! Liberty!

by Anonymousreply 15September 10, 2020 9:41 PM

Local political ads, if only because they run literally every 5 minutes and will continue to do so through and including Nov. 2 -- the concept of wearing out one's welcome is foreign to these people.

Any commercial with an adult female jumping up and down while clapping her hands. Worst offender is 1-800-Junk!

by Anonymousreply 16September 19, 2020 1:28 PM

Every commercial on Hulu—all six of them. I also cannot stand the Geico commercial with Idina. Good singer, but I do not care for her voice.

by Anonymousreply 17September 19, 2020 1:37 PM

R2 has WAY too much invested in a 30 second commercial.

by Anonymousreply 18September 19, 2020 1:53 PM

The Lady Gaga commercial for Valentino Voce Viva is THE stupidest thing I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 19October 11, 2020 12:03 AM

Is Lady Fraud Fraud still pretending that she's a rebel while shilling for mass-produced fragrance by one of the biggest fashion brands in the world?

by Anonymousreply 20October 11, 2020 12:09 AM

I must admit that I LIKE the Pepto jingle commercial from the Country-Western version to the Airplane steward version.

Nausea, heart burn, indigestion, ...

I sing along.

And the hearing aid commercial with the young couple and condoms makes me laugh every time.

I miss the Viberzi lady.

by Anonymousreply 21October 11, 2020 12:13 AM

[quote]Richard should haul out his huge cock and show us his delicious foreskin.

Just pull on the rope around his neck and it will pop out.

by Anonymousreply 22October 11, 2020 12:39 AM

The guy in OP's thread is some vile Brit who somehow has been able to squat in America without deported. He's been arrested at least twice. Once for sucking dick in the Rambles in Central Park. He apparently has/had a bad coke and meth habit. He seems like he'd be a vile, nasty old queen. Likely into having someone shit in his mouth and being pissed on.

by Anonymousreply 23October 11, 2020 12:52 AM

I hate the one where the mother is chasing a kid to eat some vegetables. Then it shows the parent giving in and serving some shitty macaroni and cheese. We ate what our parents put in front of us! Period.

Yes, get off my lawn!

by Anonymousreply 24October 11, 2020 12:56 AM

Richard Quest is awesome, so kindly fuck off OP!

by Anonymousreply 25October 11, 2020 12:58 AM

I’m not sure if I love or hate this PureWick (a bedside shop vac for urine) commercial.

Having grown accustomed to all bodily fluids being represented by blue I hate that their animation actually goes there and uses yellow.

Oh the other hand, I love pissy old mom’s mid-Atlantic accent when she says “better, thank you” and the daughter responds with “OhI’mSoGladOhGood” spoken as one word.

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by Anonymousreply 26October 11, 2020 1:12 AM

The testimonial by Amazon's deliriously happy female employee whose 3 year-old greets deliveries at home with "Mommy's wook!".

Childish voices always make me cringe -- and shouldn't he be able to pronounce the letter R by now?

by Anonymousreply 27October 19, 2020 12:48 PM

My dad had this mancrush on Richard Quest. Him and Rob Lowe.

by Anonymousreply 28October 19, 2020 12:51 PM

Condors, why would I be asking you about CONDORS!

I LOVE this commercial.

by Anonymousreply 29October 19, 2020 8:17 PM

There's an ad for an online casino and John Goodman is playing a THUMB. His head is CGI-ed onto a cartoon hand as the tip of a thumb, and we watch the hand play various online games. His head talks about how much fun it's having/how much money he's winning. Creepy!

There was some talk about the TV shyster lawyer group Cellino & Barnes and how their ads differ depending on what part of the country you live in. Anyway, I just saw their latest ad today and it made me sad... it's now advertised as "Cellino Law". The sad part is because the partner with the last name Barnes was killed in a plane crash about a month ago. It's like "Barnes who?".

by Anonymousreply 30October 28, 2020 7:03 PM

The spurdle commercial

by Anonymousreply 31October 28, 2020 7:13 PM

The Allstate commercial where the woman falls out of bed and rolls up in all kinds of shit and down the hill.

I want her to end up having rolled onto railroad tracks.


by Anonymousreply 32October 29, 2020 5:10 PM

Kinda off track, does anyone have a link to the Data Lounge Commercial that Andy Fuck Face Cohen put together after being burnt HERE?

Was it on Vimeo?

by Anonymousreply 33October 29, 2020 5:12 PM

Commercials with all those heavy/fat women standing around naked, posing in their bras and panties for Playtex, or posing in their panties for designer adult diapers. We're never allowed to see commercials for so exposed, but we get no end to seeing depictions of tampoons and pee-pee panties and bras and such. It's like, GREAT! You're "full figured"! (eye roll), and you're wearing shit a company makes for you. Do we HAVE to see so much of it? And many of those same companies make items for men so can we see some "positive body images" of men wearing sensible underwear, jockstraps, condoms and pee-pee panties?!?

by Anonymousreply 34October 29, 2020 5:56 PM

R31, do you mean "spurtle", the wooden kitchen utensil? Looks useful to me.

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by Anonymousreply 35October 29, 2020 7:55 PM

Kinda creeped out by the new Capital One card ad with Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta dressed as Santa Clause. John is creepy looking with the white wig and beard and when I see him I just think about all of the tragedy he's had and why is he doing this?

by Anonymousreply 36November 19, 2020 2:01 AM

I know, it's Claus, not CLAUSE. Typo!

by Anonymousreply 37November 19, 2020 2:02 AM

I have a spurtle for oatmeal but it looks nothing like those.

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by Anonymousreply 38November 19, 2020 2:07 AM

Richard Quest is the best thing on CNN, OP. That's all.

by Anonymousreply 39November 19, 2020 2:23 AM

The worst thing about airplane crashes is not the tragic loss of innocent lives, it's that CNN inevitably has Richard Quest on air 24/7 afterwards for weeks.

by Anonymousreply 40November 19, 2020 2:26 AM

Liberty, Liberty LIBERTY! LIBERTY!

by Anonymousreply 41November 19, 2020 2:32 AM

CNN also dragged him out to be the Voice of COVID for a short time, but it seems he has retreated back into the bushes of Ramble. For now.

by Anonymousreply 42November 19, 2020 2:35 AM

I will take Richard Quest any day over Van Jones or Anderson Cooper. At least he has some personality and seems not to take himself too seriously.

by Anonymousreply 43November 19, 2020 2:36 AM

[quote] which ends with the odious Richard Quest saying, "I'm ex-HAUSS-tid befoah we've even STAHTED!".

I know just how he feels.

by Anonymousreply 44November 19, 2020 2:36 AM

I thought he was saying “We’ve lost it before we even started!”

by Anonymousreply 45November 19, 2020 2:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 46November 19, 2020 2:38 AM

If you stream CNN now you get Melissa McCarthy shouting “People aren’t worth saving!” multiple times in one commercial break.

by Anonymousreply 47November 19, 2020 2:39 AM

"We all need a hug in the morning..." Huggies diaper commercial. The woman singing has the most cloying irritating voice. If I don't hit mute my brain feels like it will explode.

by Anonymousreply 48November 19, 2020 5:04 AM

Noticing that every other commercial seems to be accompanied by some song about "this is how we do it" or "we can do it" or "like we do it." What is it with US DOING IT?

by Anonymousreply 49December 10, 2020 1:40 AM

This one is the worst

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by Anonymousreply 50December 10, 2020 1:45 AM


by Anonymousreply 51December 10, 2020 2:08 AM

Monday Dec 7 was the Medicare deadline, so thankfully most of those medicare commercials are gone for another year.

by Anonymousreply 52December 10, 2020 2:27 AM

This one. It runs constantly in Canada. I hate it and everything about it. First, the woman's voice is annoying as fuck. I can't stand that idiotic cunt. "The cattle and the ecosystem co-exist and they actually NEED each other." Stupidest line in a commercial ever for many reasons.

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by Anonymousreply 53December 10, 2020 2:36 AM

Did you know that Liberty customizes your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need?

by Anonymousreply 54December 10, 2020 3:02 AM

YES, R51. Sung by a group, with lots of echo.

OH-oh OH-oh OH-oh!

Also the same four-chord progression in SO many commercials. I have to look it up but I think it's like C -F -C- G.

by Anonymousreply 55December 10, 2020 3:05 AM

The vagina vacuum for women who leak at night. They never show the tub with anything collected. And the wash scent commercial where the fat old blonde pelvic bumps her washing machine that has been replaced with the old fat woman who pelvic bumps the cobwebs from her cooch because of the washing scent. Should be a Roomba commercial. And then there are the vaginal leaking commercials with the squatting athlete, want to gag, and now the menstrual spurt commercial where women feel the leakage and then feel the absorbency of their twat protectors.

I hate commercials based on vaginal drippings. I DO love the Tampax commercial with the fat blonde who asks WHAT IS YOUR FLOW and hits a cunt-o-meter to recommend an appropriate pad. She's funny but will never work again. {sarc}

by Anonymousreply 56December 10, 2020 3:23 AM

What's the deal with all the ads for "tactical" shit (Tac Glasses, Tac Gloves, the Tac Visor, the Tac Wallet and now the Tac Shaver)? It seems to be targeted at MAGA douchebags who want to pretend they're tough military guys. All this "military-grade" tactical shit is made by Bell & Howell, a company known for making filmstrip projectors.

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by Anonymousreply 57December 10, 2020 8:02 AM

The car commercial with the newlyweds having twins and the singer who - did I not know he can’t sing - I would swear it’s Jerry Seinfeld

by Anonymousreply 58December 10, 2020 7:53 PM

The commercials for Mayim Bialik's new show that is coming to Fox... ugh. I don't hate her but her forced cheerfulness, retro dress and not funny interaction with Leslie Jordan annoy me. Their demeanor onscreen gives off desperation vibes, like "We are gonna be so funny together! See us, loud big woman and tiny gay man!" I've never watched more than 5 minutes of The Big Bang Theory, so MB may be the most amazing comic actress since Rosalind Russell, but those ads make me hit MUTE.

by Anonymousreply 59December 10, 2020 7:59 PM

R58, the singer is Pete Seeger.

by Anonymousreply 60December 10, 2020 10:06 PM

That Voltarin commercial that has the wife with the gay dancing husband who turns on the older bartender.

Oh baybee.

You know they have adult children.

by Anonymousreply 61December 11, 2020 3:54 AM

Today is Xmas in America, which will be over in approx 6 hours. After which, we had better not see any more of that pussy-whipped husband who buys 2 new vehicles for the couple, only to have the domineering wife grab the one he intended for himself while he grins like a fool. I despise them both and every year I yearn for their joint demise, only to have them reappear by Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 62December 26, 2020 12:35 AM

[quote][R58], the singer is Pete Seeger.

I recognized Pete's voice immediately. It's amazing how many young Americans are clueless about folk music and much of any music which was produced way before they were born. Peter died in 2014 at 91. He was an American icon! He was up there with Woody Guthrie.

by Anonymousreply 63December 26, 2020 12:53 AM

Seeger and Guthrie were both followed around by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI for years as Commies, until they got distracted by Joan Baez. Gotta watch those musicians!

by Anonymousreply 64December 26, 2020 2:25 AM

Seeger and Guthrie were both followed around by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI for years as Commies, until they got distracted by Joan Baez. Gotta watch those musicians!

by Anonymousreply 65December 26, 2020 2:25 AM

[quote]Seeger and Guthrie were both followed around by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI for years as Commies, until they got distracted by Joan Baez. Gotta watch those musicians!

Yes, Boris, I was quite aware of that. Why are you always double posting? Both of these men would have been considered Socialists, because they were. Big fucking deal.

WTF do their political leanings have to do with young people not having a fucking clue about older music and musicians? How far back does their musical knowledge go, the 90s, the 80s?!

by Anonymousreply 66December 26, 2020 4:23 AM

R66, you seem to be mistaken as to who I am. Who are you? And what are you so angry about?

by Anonymousreply 67December 26, 2020 4:27 AM

Just saw a horrible commercial. It was for Wild Cherry Pepsi and a woman in a convenience store opens a can of Pepsi and starts singing. But she has this awful scream/singing voice that is very ear splitting. It’s the worst commercial I’ve seen in a while.

At least now I know to mute the tv as soon as it comes on so my ears won’t bleed.

by Anonymousreply 68February 15, 2021 2:14 AM

Target has an ad for a shampoo called Rhyme & Reason, which is shot like a fashion spread. Models with great hair are shown in a field in flowery dresses, and they flash the shampoo container 1-2 times. The ad ends with two of the female models leaning towards each other like they're about to kiss, for no good reason.

by Anonymousreply 69April 14, 2021 1:57 AM

Any ad with spokesperson Ice-T. He's on my screen right now plugging something called Car Shield. He has no charisma and I don't get his appeal.

by Anonymousreply 70April 19, 2021 5:56 PM

The combination of that cow Oprah Winfrey screeching "SUPER SOUL!" and that greasy-haired neanderthal Chip Gaines declaring "I owe you my life!" is fucking UNBEARABLE!!!! And it's played nonstop!

Sidenote: I couldn't find that horrible promo commercial for the Discovery App but I found a clip of that stupid interview.

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by Anonymousreply 71April 19, 2021 6:23 PM

The Sargento Cheese guy with the worlds worst wig

by Anonymousreply 72June 4, 2021 7:52 PM

Angel Soft toilet paper has a new ad, with a 5-6 year old girl sitting on the toilet and her mother asking if she's done. The mother asks several times "you done? "everything out?", you know, because little kids are still new on using a toilet/knowing how to understand what's going on in their bodies. Finally, the cute girl says "all done!" and the mom hands her a wad of paper. Seconds later, the kid says "gotta go again!".

The set up for this ad is kinda cute, but I don't want to think about a child with diarrhea.

by Anonymousreply 73June 4, 2021 8:55 PM

Here is the WORST.

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by Anonymousreply 74July 12, 2021 3:00 AM

The ads for the Spurtle, which is nothing but some glorified wooden spoons. The commercials are no better than those "As Seen on TV" ads where they make the consumer look like a clumsy oaf who can't even drain spaghetti without spilling water everywhere if they don't have the overpriced product that will make life so much easier. This Spurtle is talked up like it can perform miracles in the kitchen and your meal preparation will be so much easier.

I roll my eyes so much during these ads as I repeat out loud "It's a spoon, a spoon, a spoon!".

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by Anonymousreply 75August 23, 2021 6:01 PM

Local NYC Covid prevention TV commercial with "Pastor Chris" talking about getting vaccinated and why everyone needs to do it. Good message but Pastor Chris looks like a homeless crack addict, and his accent makes the 30 second ad seem endless.

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by Anonymousreply 76August 24, 2021 8:15 PM

The Zillow ad where the lady is so impressed with herself and keeps cheering "Me! Me! Me! Me!"

by Anonymousreply 77August 24, 2021 10:15 PM

1-800-LAWYERS has ads that have "clients" telling how they received 6-figure settlements for a sidewalk trip and fall and millions for car accident cases. They seem aimed to urban people and the ads spin the narrative "all you have to do is hire us for your little fender-bender and you WILL GET PAID!".

Seems shady because these types of business usually are.

by Anonymousreply 78August 26, 2021 6:08 PM

T-Mobile “costume party “ commercial. I’ve seen it far too many times.

by Anonymousreply 79August 26, 2021 6:30 PM

I hate the “plain folks” grilled cheese commercials., and the one where the little girl keeps nagging her parents with insipid questions about how technology answers her mutherfucking inquiries.

by Anonymousreply 80August 26, 2021 7:11 PM

R80, I hate that one with the little kid too. Children's voices and speech impediments are not cute to me, they're annoying -- quickest way to lose my attention because I hit the MUTE button immediately.

by Anonymousreply 81August 26, 2021 7:21 PM
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