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The TV commercials you hate

Posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

I know this is completely irrelevant, but I've been going through my wedding pictures (to pick out the ones of my family, the rest went in the trash)and I need a break.

Is anybody else as sick of Geico commercials as I am? And how about Dell? They both play their commercials over and over, ad nauseam - every channel, 24/7. I will hurt myself getting to the remote fast enough to mute these commercials.

Does anyone else remember the days when we didn't have to watch commercials for tampons & maxi pads?
How about ads for herpes, toenail fungus, and impotence medication? I didn't think the old cigarette commercials were nearly as offensive, although I guess these were banned for health reasons and not for being tasteless. (My gosh, I can remember the little tune from Benson & Hedges
commercials - la la la la...la la la la - when sometimes I can't remember what I had for breakfast. The mind works in mysterious ways.)

Of course, I wouldn't have so many opportunities to be offended if I didn't have the television on
so much, but I rarely sit down and just watch TV.
I keep the television on in the background for company like most people listen to music for company. I don't need to listen to music, I have too much noise in my head already.

Okay, I'm finished.
-Gracie

 

Re: The TV commercials whiterabbit

Posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 14:52:10

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

i like the "chewy"one...
"my mom had to cut up all her credit cards"
j

 

Re: The TV commercials you hate

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 17:13:16

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

There is actually a commercial I like. I don't know if you get it in the U.S.
Its the Ikea commercial where the man throws his lamp out, and it shows the lamp alone by the garbage in the rain. Then a little swedish man rides up on a bike and says "Do you feel sorry for the little lamp, that is because you're crazy lamps don't have feelings"
Its just his accent that makes me laugh every time I hear it.

 

The runs whiterabbit

Posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 17:23:33

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

Gracie- i'm not as bad with the Geico ones. The Dell ones are now even more idiotic now that the "Dude, you gotta get a Dell" guy is gone but they were severely overdone too. Ok, let me preface this with this; I like sound in the background too....it's not company...more like a stimulation thing. So this is why i know so many of the commercials. Ahem.

The thing about the tampon ads* is that I don't really understand how the commercial would succeed in inspiring us to buy that particular brand. Other than the subliminal nature of it, I guess. But really, do you see that Tampax now makes 50% more absorbent (ok, TMI but you started it!) tampons and think, "Well hot damn, I was gonna git me another brand, now I know I'll choose Tampax instead!"...really now. There was one that was particularly disturbing one (and I wish I could remember what brand because I WOULDN'T buy them) where they were advertising multi-packs. You know, for different "needs". Good God I'm grossing myself out now. Anyway, in a not so subtle attempt to be metaphorical, they showed a view of the outside from a kitchen window. And it was raining out. Sometimes it was pouring and sometimes it was just drizzling. So you can use a different one whether you're pouring or drizzling. Ewwwwwww.
I also love how the stuff they insist on using in the demonstrations is blue. If you have to make it blue then maybe we plain old don't need a demonstration.

Clearly i have issues with bodily fluid because the one I really hate is for...(see? Once again I can't think of the name!) an anti-diarrheal drug. There are a few scenarios. One is a nerdy guy in a hottub with some sexy women and they're fawning all over him. Suddenly he is overcome with an urgent need to go to the bathroom. It's horrid on so many levels...the hottub implications...the way he's walking...

What have you done to me? This is all your fault and you're probably not even bored anymore! now here I sit, all riled up with my legs crossed because I'm so skeeved.

I'm not finished yet but I do promise I will avoid any other potty-related commercials.
There.

*Most sincere (but not so sincere that I'd leave it out of this post)apologies for the graphic nature of the proceeding commentary

 

Re: The TV commercials you hate

Posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 17:47:23

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 17:13:16

gabb,
dont forget the little "creamer"
j

 

looking at my feet..

Posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 17:56:37

In reply to The runs whiterabbit, posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 17:23:33

what about the ones where the women are in the throws of exstacy,with their"organic"shampoo...
oh my..i hate watching that one with the kids..
j

 

oh of course the creamer too justyourlaugh

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 17:57:57

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate, posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 17:47:23

I think its the weird little guy that makes them so funny.

 

Re: looking at my feet..

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 18:21:03

In reply to looking at my feet.., posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 17:56:37

I hate that commercial, I'd hate it even more if I had kids, but I just think its stupid.
Even if it was funny once to someone ...years ago Okay folks we GOT it, now try something else?

I hate that one with all the people sticking there butts into the camera doing that little wiggle because they feel so "clean" because of the extra little pockets in "whatever' brand toilet paper. That is just the.. I can't think of anything bad enough to call it! I haven't seen it recently though so I'm hoping it got yanked.

 

Re: The TV commercials you hate

Posted by Dinah on April 23, 2003, at 19:04:39

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

I usually multitask and tune out mentally during commercials, so I don't get to be amused or annoyed. But that Nike commercial really got to me. The "Just do it" one? Where they strung up a tennis net downtown in the middle of traffic to play a game while inconveniencing everyone else. How rude!!! Just ignore everyone else to do what feels good to you? I don't think so. It totally outraged my Puritan sensibilities. I still don't buy Nikes. (But I'm darn glad it wasn't Reeboks because I really like Reeboks.)

But one thing I have noticed lately about commercials is that they have so little to do with the products. Even if I loved the commercial, I'd never be able to remember what product it was selling. I miss jingles. We taught our son his address to an old jingle.

 

But those extra pockets... gabbix2

Posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 19:06:19

In reply to Re: looking at my feet.., posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 18:21:03

...do make me feel cleaner! Ew.
I said no more potty stuff for me so i've already overstepped my bounds.
Someone, hurry...switch commercials!
JYL, I know you tried but Gabbi ruined it.
Bad bad Gabbi and her "pockets"!
Sanitarily yours,
K

 

Thanks Dinah! (nm)

Posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 19:08:24

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate, posted by Dinah on April 23, 2003, at 19:04:39

 

Forgot about that one

Posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 19:20:56

In reply to But those extra pockets... gabbix2, posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 19:06:19

I absolutely hate that orgasmic shampoo commercial with the idiot woman yelling, YES! YES!
I think it's highly offensive and very low-class, and I can't believe some ad agency got paid for thinking up that trash.

I do like the frozen pizza commercial where the guy is singing to a pizza slice and dancing around in his boxers. That always makes me laugh.
-Gracie

 

Re:dont't forget 'Zoo'loft

Posted by lostsailor on April 23, 2003, at 20:36:15

In reply to Forgot about that one, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 19:20:56

cute sad cartoon
better in 30 second
clip.

More realistic,
naraccis thinking of self
see me swallow pill
waite five minutes

regurgicate pill
5 day trial
call doc
on to luvox

"all those years ago"...the wine cooler Beatle

 

Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms..

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 20:56:51

In reply to Re:dont't forget 'Zoo'loft, posted by lostsailor on April 23, 2003, at 20:36:15

With those bloody anti depressant ads.
Well maybe we're just the unlucky ones.
Maybe some people do breeze out of the Dr's office and on to the happily ever after, without the hair loss, the weight gain, the relationship split up because of the weight gain, the anxiety the constipation the impotence the inexplicable aches the job loss because of the morning hangover.. maybe.

 

Re: Oh you just opened odd person out

Posted by coral on April 23, 2003, at 21:11:35

In reply to Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.., posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 20:56:51

The Zoloft commercial describes my situation! After a gazillion other meds, Zoloft was what worked. NOT in 30 seconds, though....months! My WH commented on it and said it reminded him of when the Zoloft started working for me.

Coral

 

Re: Oh you just opened odd person out coral

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 21:31:05

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened odd person out, posted by coral on April 23, 2003, at 21:11:35

I'm really happy for you, I mean that really happy. Bitter as I can be its sure nice to hear stories of people who made their way out, and its a bit of hope too. I haven't tried zoloft yet.
Maybe I should I heard it caused weight gain though. Although I noticed in the ads it said 'weight loss' but so did most of the one's that I gained weight on I think.

 

zoloft-gab

Posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 22:00:14

In reply to Re: Oh you just opened odd person out coral, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 21:31:05

gab,
it has been almost a month for me on it..
i also take wellbutrin(5 months)
.i am slower.. side effects , the yawns(like paxil)
i do eat more..and drink..
i was hoping for a relaxed feeling so i might be able to "get a life"
i will gain weight on it though,,,i seem to have lost the will to get off the couch..
j

 

Re: zoloft-gab justyourlaugh

Posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 22:07:57

In reply to zoloft-gab, posted by justyourlaugh on April 23, 2003, at 22:00:14

Thanks JYL for the information.
I just got back from my useless GP who I'm stuck with.
He told me no ad's cause weight gain over 5 lbs
and that I wasn't gaining weight from Zyprexa,
And that Anti-depressants don't change your metabolism.
What a complete load of crap. This is the man I have to trust my mental health to for at least 6 mos.
Oh yeah, I told him I needed an Ssri with my Wellbutrin and he told me I don't need one because WEllbutrin is an SSRI...no thats just not true and I told him. Then he just gets huffy so I still don't get what I need.

Isn't that scary.
Sorry I needed to vent its so damn frustrating

 

Re: Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.. gabbix2

Posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:43

In reply to Oh you just opened up a whole can of worms.., posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 20:56:51


My God! You've been looking through my window!!
-Gracie

 

Re: wellbutern--gabby

Posted by lostsailor on April 23, 2003, at 22:21:50

In reply to Re: zoloft-gab justyourlaugh, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 22:07:57

hey you...

If you don't need any anti panic or anxiety effecy, which the zyprexa seems to be covering, try wellbuterin..I forgot the canadian name/// my ex in Nova Scotia, used and loved it.

No sexual sides, or hangover...high does though may cause small seizures but that is easily dealt with by upping the dose gradually and using the sustained release form.

sorry to have flipped you out about the weight I gained on zyprex...

In peace, ~tony

 

Re: you made me laugh (nm) Kar

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 1:53:37

In reply to The runs whiterabbit, posted by Kar on April 23, 2003, at 17:23:33

 

Re: Forgot about that one whiterabbit

Posted by Tabitha on April 24, 2003, at 1:56:08

In reply to Forgot about that one, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 19:20:56

oh I am already hopelessly behind on this topic.. but those shampoo orgasm ads are not even original.. it's a total ripoff of the deli scene in _When Harry Met Sally_

 

Re: The TV commercials you hate whiterabbit

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:06:22

In reply to The TV commercials you hate, posted by whiterabbit on April 23, 2003, at 13:49:05

1. Five words (not sure if this is a national campaign or local to California):

"Lost another loan to Di-Tech."

2. Eleven words (local to California)

"Sit & Sleep will beat anyone's price or your mattress is FREEeeeee!"

3. Most annoying jingle:

800-588-2300 EmPIIIIIIIRE

http://www.empirecarpet.com/Home.asp

4. Most annoying facial expression: the female intern's pursed lips during one segment of the Dell commercial (when she looks at the other intern after being chastised).

5. Biggest stretch (no pun intended). The guy who has apparently undergone a personality transplant because he simply asked his doctor about Viagra.

6. Strangest concept: "Elvis" singing La Vida Loca on "Kingtinued - The Greatest Elvis Songs You've Never Heard" - huh??? If there was ever a reason to feel disassociated with reality (for me), this would be it. Where are Priscella and the Graceland attorneys when you need them?

http://www.myelvis.com/

7. Scariest spokesperson: Dr. Lewis Feder promoting his revolutionary "SkinTight" patented formula. Read my collagen-filled lips: this stuff works (under professionally applied make up).

8. An "out of circulation irritant," but destined to resurface the next time there's a paternity dispute - Days of our Lives "Who's the Daddy?" campaign.


 

Re: The TV commercials you hate gabbix2

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:07:57

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate, posted by gabbix2 on April 23, 2003, at 17:13:16

I love that one, too!

The way he says "Don't feel sorry for the little lamp" is hilarious.

Funny thing is, the first time I saw that commercial I did feel sad for the little lamp.

 

I forgot one

Posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:16:50

In reply to Re: The TV commercials you hate whiterabbit, posted by leeran on April 24, 2003, at 2:06:22

Lamest (IMO) ad campaign:

J.C. Penney "It's All Inside"

That's one of those that makes me scratch my head and wonder who took home the dough for that doozy.


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