TV Ads - which ones really annoy you

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LarryV, May 16, 2019.

  1. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    One of the ones I hate is the Volvo commercial with the chick singing the operatic tune. The Kars For Kids is another one. I hear that stupid song and it just sticks in my head.
     
  2. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,528) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    All of them, one reason why I really only watch parts of Antiques Road Show and Netflix anymore :slight_smile:

    And I agree the Kars For Kids song is ridiculous, but its not nearly as bad as Sarah McLachlan singing to puppies that are about to starve.
     
  3. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Those Sarah McLaclan commercials are the worst, I either mute them of flip to another channel, and they're long too. Most of the drug ads are pretty annoying too
     
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  4. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    Any add for pharmaceuticals. The list of side effects takes half the commercial to list.

    Those ASPCA and other animal rescue ones are terrible too. I agree about the Sara M. one.

    Male enhancement ones are bad also. If any other species out there are watching, they have to figure that no man on earth can get a boner without the use of pills.

    The new insurance ads with the LIMU Emu, suck too.
     
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  5. mickyge

    mickyge Champion (877) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm getting pretty sick of Jan from Toyota and the fake consumer group Chevy commercials. Bring back the Ice T lemonade commercial.
     
  6. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,772) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Any one where a corona gets its lime - what a waste of limes! Being somewhat queer for large flightless birds, I do enjoy Limu Emu however.
     
  7. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I love how they show people having a great time while they talk over it with all the dire things that can happen to you if you take the drug. I end up thinking it'd be worse to take the drugs than not.

    I also hate the Dr. Pepper ads with Justin Guarini "Lil Sweet".
     
  8. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    He'll yea, Ice T needs to be in every commercial.
    The Snoop Dogg For Hims commercials suck ass too
     
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  9. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    If the beer can't stand on its own, it sucks
     
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  10. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    Hold the phone. I just now saw a Dos Equis commercial set to the song Total Eclipse of the Heart, that is one of the worst I've seen. I've never felt so bad for a song in my life.
     
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  11. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Does anybody else think Joe Namath was drunk when he made that Medicare Coverage Helpline commercial?

    Also, Liberty Mutual. You'd think from their commercials that their corporate slogan is "Car Insurance for Morons."
     
  12. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    I'm pretty sure Joe is drunk all the fucking time. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
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  13. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I hate their little song/slogan - Liberty Liberty Liberty Liberty, then there's the My Pillow commercials, or the animated Bob's Furniture commercials .....
     
  14. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (381) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    Yeah, if Lil Sweet popped up in my house I’d kick him across the room.
     
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  15. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I guess I should apologize to any morons I might have offended by comparing them to the "Boo hoo I hit a tree and they raised my rates I picked the wrong insurance company" Liberty Mutual asshats.
     
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  16. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (418) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Not only are those ads atrociously annoying, but the charity itself is pretty dodgy to boot:

    https://www.charitywatch.org/charit...ds-ads-disguise-charity-39-s-real-purpose/179

    As to the question, prescription med ads drive me absolutely bonkers in every way. From the bizarre and endless lists of cautions ("do not take this product if you are allergic to this product") to the Norman Rockwell-esque fake "patients" puttering around the house or picking weeds or whatever, to the fact that we shouldn't be advertising prescription meds directly to the public in the first damn place.
     
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  17. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    I predict a steep decline in prescription ads once the new Federal regulation goes into effect requiring them to state the retail price of the drug for a monthly course of treatment. For example, two heavily advertised drugs, Humira and Xeljanz, have a monthly average retail cost of $5,684 and $4,840, respectively. (source: Drug Prices Will Soon Appear in Many TV Ads)
     
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  18. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    The Progressive ads with "Flo" were humorous when they first started several years ago. Now, they are hyper-annoying and stupid.
     
  19. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    The Dos Equis tag line 'Keep it interesante' blows. Bring back the original Most Interesting Man in the World and the Stay Thirsty My Friends
     
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  20. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (11,037) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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  21. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,273) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    This, all day long. And not the young version of the most interesting man in the world, who from where I sit is about the least interesting man in the world. Stupid decision on the part of the advertising folks. But, hey, what do I know?
     
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  22. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Agreed, Flo's getting old but I'd like to have all the money she's made doing those commercials!
     
  23. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    The ads are annoying. The product is great (but too expensive).
     
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  24. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Subaru commercials - damn, I hate them.
     
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  25. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    I always thought that was an odd slogan for a beverage. Isn't the beer supposed to keep you from staying thirsty?
     
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  26. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    Good one:rolling_eyes:
    However, I find the more I drink the thirstier I get.
     
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  27. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,125) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Ads for lawyers who want to help you sue someone for whatever ! Scumbags !
     
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  28. Rainintheface

    Rainintheface Crusader (775) Apr 30, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Matthew McConaughey and Lincoln cars.
     
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  29. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Why would watching McC perform personal grooming tasks make me want to buy a Lincoln???
     
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  30. NYR-Zuuuuc

    NYR-Zuuuuc Zealot (583) Jan 1, 2013 Connecticut
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    This one is on my list, but it's actually so bad it's almost good.....Like a B movie.

     
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  31. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I've never seen that one but that is pathetic!!!
     
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  32. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    No, it's just bad!
     
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  33. mambossa

    mambossa Disciple (388) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    For some reason what bothers me most is that last “liberty”. It could’ve been a less annoying jingle if they didn’t add that fucking last one. It doesn’t even sound right!! It breaks so many rules!!
     
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  34. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    The ones for adult diapers are pretty bad. The theme is all wrong, they talk about how they are invisible under clothing and the like.
    What they need is a BA on a bender touting how good they are because you don't have to get up from the bar when you need to piss
     
  35. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    One of the most annoying jingles, all synthesized voices it sounds like.

     
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  36. LarryV

    LarryV Meyvn (1,424) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    Wayfair commercials are pretty annoying, and I just saw one forTakl that I could do without.

    Also the ones for Hyatt with that annoying chick.
     
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  37. Buckeye55

    Buckeye55 Poo-Bah (6,321) Jan 11, 2019 North Carolina
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    Two good ones, well bad ones.
    Anna Kendrick is smoking hot, but those Hilton ads blow.
    How about the ones for Rakouten, not so good either
     
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  38. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (418) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Oof. I love how it sounds like at the end they realized they forgot about the "dot.com" and had to just shoehorn it in there.
     
  39. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (1,563) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    I guess you guys aren't old enough to remember the old 1950's (& earlier) radio and TV jungles!

    Annoying, yes, but kind of a throwback as well.
     
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  40. meefmoff

    meefmoff Devotee (418) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    No wonder they forgot about the "dot.com" :slight_smile:
     
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