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Title: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Ponch8 on December 12, 2007, 01:59:24 PM
I'd like to know people's opinions on what the worst national commercial on TV is right now (whether or not it airs on TPIR).  For me, it's a Hallmark ad where a mom is videotaping a soccer game her little kid is playing in.  The little parasite accidentally dribbles the ball over the end line, so it picks the ball up in its hands, sets it down right in front of the goal, and kicks the ball into the goal.  Then, the mom belts out this very annoying laugh.  The mom and kid both deserve a paddling.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: dh027 on December 12, 2007, 02:26:00 PM
Without a doubt, it is the Hoveround commercial where the creepy old lady sings "You made me love you...".
I dare you to top that!
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: AndyL on December 12, 2007, 03:22:29 PM
A year or two ago, I had done a roundup column of the worst commercials of the year (in June of course), unfortunately, I was not able to make a go of it to turn it into an annual event.  Right now, I absolutely HATE the Campbell's commercials with the idiot office worker who won't take the darn bowl out of his mouth for five seconds, and when he does, we get a stupid grin from this guy, and sometimes we see his mouth stqained with the soup (EWWWWW!).

Then there are the three guys debating the merits of RAISIN BRAN CRUNCH.  Question one:  do they have absolutely NOTHING else to talk about?  I enjoy McDonald's hamburgers, but I don't go on about it 24/7.  Question two:  Why do the first two guys even BOTHER to hang out with that third doofus?  I swear if he ever said anything remotely intelligent, I'd fall off my sofa.

Finally, whoever wrote this ought to be pink slipped from his or her ad agency immediately:  "It's the most sophisticated piece of early pregnancy detection you will ever pee on."  Say it with me: YUCK!!!!!
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: therealcu2010 on December 12, 2007, 03:50:52 PM
All of them.  They're ALL annoying.

However, the most annoying ones come from many of my local car lots, particularly the Fucillo car dealers (anyone from upstate New York or even parts of Ontario that get NYS stations would know what I am talking about), with the "HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!" at the end of every commerical.  Another annoying one is one that had talking animated cars on it.

Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: stormy41992 on December 12, 2007, 03:59:41 PM
All of them.  They're ALL annoying.

i couldnt agree more. im literally muting every commercial there is now. the ones ive grown to hate the most are Nutrisystem ads. funny thing is how the people who tried them claim that "all you have to do is eat." if you look at one of the small details, you will see that the company also recommends that you excerise to obtain full results. thats one reason why i hate the ads, along with the annoying people you see.

Head-On. need i say more? they dont need 20 different "spin-offs" and commercials seen every few seconds.

the AutoConnection commercials, which is a local one here in Newport News, VA, contain the most annoying and ugliest people you will see. think Deal or No Deal couldnt top it? think again!
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Alfonzo on December 12, 2007, 04:11:45 PM
However, the most annoying ones come from many of my local car lots, particularly the Fucillo car dealers (anyone from upstate New York or even parts of Ontario that get NYS stations would know what I am talking about), with the "HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!" at the end of every commerical.  Another annoying one is one that had talking animated cars on it.

Billy Fucillo. Obnoxious to the nth degree.

You can't get away from that man in Buffalo. His commercials, billboards, being plastered on half of the Metro Busses in the city...geez!

"It's HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE, Tom Park, HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-GAH!"
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: GoldenBulldog on December 12, 2007, 05:19:10 PM
Now I know why I detest the Hoverounds; in fact, I believe somebody on these boards a while back coined this parody:

"YOU MAAAAAAAADE MEEEEEE SHOOOOOOOOOT YOOOOOUUUUU..."



:-D
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Ccook on December 12, 2007, 06:15:03 PM
DirecTV's spots with celebrities/movie characters doing the hawking. Beyonce's mug-for-the-camera spot (as well as that obnoxiously pinheaded song she does) makes me want to cancel my subscription and revert to cable.

Miller Lite's "More Taste League" spots. The "commish" has all the personality of a slice of burnt toast.

The car commercial with the driver and the forest critters singing Andy Kim's "Rock Me Gently." The digital compositing was unconvincing and the whole thing didn't make sense.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: mlh1981 on December 12, 2007, 06:17:52 PM
Probably the commercial where the guy keeps getting nailed by the golf balls b/c he can't hear.  Haha..........very funny.  :roll:
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: junkaholic95 on December 12, 2007, 06:19:59 PM
Try this for worst commercial (http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=468490)  :-D
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: AndyL on December 12, 2007, 06:30:08 PM
Just thought of another one...."The DETROL Discussion".  If I were that lady, I'd be more worried about the fact that a stencilled Ladies' Room sign was trying to have a conversation with me than the fact that I had to go to the bathroom again.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Jnelson09 on January 01, 2008, 02:06:34 PM
There are these two car dealers in the Raleigh-Durham (Triangle) area, and they're both annoying as  :oops: and just as ubiquitous.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: temptation1979ga on January 01, 2008, 02:09:36 PM
The Worst: Any of the Wendy's commercials where the stupid "Wendy" hair is shown on someone's head. (My current fav: Any of the Burger King commercials--even though they're played a thousand times each it seems, it's hilarious to hear Peter Thomas from Forensic Files say "Anything else is a freakin' disappointment.")
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Superballer on January 01, 2008, 06:21:02 PM
Lately Honda's "Holiday-Duh" bits have become excessively grating to watch, but at least with the season winding down they'll be off the air soon. 
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Enzo Aquarius on January 01, 2008, 07:08:15 PM
Without a doubt, the "Russell Oliver Jeweler" commercials that air in Ontario (Footix and Fieldsy most likely know these). There's a gold dealer/trader in downtown Toronto who makes his own commercials with the slogan "Oh yeah" (It's really forced to sound 'cool'). Stations will even show his Halloween commercials (Kids coming up to his store trick-or-treating) off Halloween season.  :-o

It got worse when he made a commercial where he's singing and flashing around tons of money with 4 scandilly-clad women dancing behind him. "I'm the Cash Man! Give you money for your gold, oh yeah! Yes I'm the cash man, give you money for your gold....OH YEAAAAAAAAH!".

Others that deserve mentioning -

- Head-On - Oi, enough!
- Hoverround - Annoying, and only good if you have money or good medical insurance. It's a high-tech electronic wheelchair, no matter what the commercial for Hoverround or other electronic mobility-chair commercials state, they are NOT cheap.
- Medical commercials that take 2 minutes to describe their side effects - Side effects may include: Drowsiness, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, irregular heart beat, nausea, vomitting, abdominal pains, heartburn, indigestion, headaches, depression, knee pain, hyper-activity, running nose, dizziness, malaise, dermatitis, dry mouth, or a rare, but extremely-harmful and fatal, side-effect.
- Commercials that are meant to be funny, but if thought of in the real-sense, are absolutely freaky (The latest Wal-Mart 'It's true!' commercial has a Wal-Mart employee on a family's sun roof, while their eating dinner, knocking on it and saying 'It's true!'. If that happened it real life, it would be scary).
- Perfume commercials - What does a celebrity dancing around have to do with a perfume?
- Tag/Axe - Oh boy, if I wear these sprays-that-teenagers-use-as-flamethrowers I'll have sexy women jumping all over me in over-elaborate situations.

Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Ponch8 on January 01, 2008, 08:35:11 PM
Another one that's really horrible is the series of Toyota-thon commercials where they show people destroying their old vehicles as an excuse to buy a brand new Toyota.  Nothing says "funny" like insurance fraud.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 01, 2008, 08:39:53 PM
Those Publisher's Clearing House commercials with the people screaming in triplicate have gotten old pretty fast.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Chief-O on January 02, 2008, 08:46:00 PM
Now I know why I detest the Hoverounds; in fact, I believe somebody on these boards a while back coined this parody:

"YOU MAAAAAAAADE MEEEEEE SHOOOOOOOOOT YOOOOOUUUUU..."

Yep, that was Robert Searcy that brought that tradition to our chats....

My least favorite---and I was reminded of this at another board...was those "Ranch Tooth" commercials.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: jwatson2973 on January 02, 2008, 08:48:31 PM
I've found the commercial for the Taboo board game to be annoying because of the fact that the man was asking his wife what she wants. For each choice, she makes a buzzing sound. She does it in the end when her husband tries to kiss her good night. UGH! I hate that. I wish I can smack her.
 
In case you don't know what I mean, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsbUM7RzUic&NR=1
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: stormy41992 on January 02, 2008, 09:37:27 PM
I've found the commercial for the Taboo board game to be annoying because of the fact that the man was asking his wife what she wants. For each choice, she makes a buzzing sound. She does it in the end when her husband tries to kiss her good night. UGH! I hate that. I wish I can smack her.
 
In case you don't know what I mean, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsbUM7RzUic&NR=1

i couldnt agree more. i also find that annoying, but i find it old too. its been on for months now...
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: jwatson2973 on January 03, 2008, 01:20:50 AM
Here's what I also think is annoying, commercials where these "muscle men" show off their bodies and the women going ga-ga over them. Makes me want to puke. Especially the ads for Axe, Tag, or Bod.

Plus, during NASCAR season, these four women going ga-ga over Kasey Kane in the Allstate ads. ARGH!!
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: PriceFan14 on January 03, 2008, 02:25:57 AM
I'm really sorry for doing this jwatson, but I'm a perfectionist when it comes to spelling some things right, it's spelled Khane...plus that's those are funny commericals.

I'd love to find the people who thought of the "___On" commericals (HeadOn, ActiveOn, etc). Those commericals are the most annoying things EVER! I have to change the channel at the end of WoF b4 they come on.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Ponch8 on January 03, 2008, 01:56:34 PM

I'd love to find the people who thought of the "___On" commericals (HeadOn, ActiveOn, etc). Those commericals are the most annoying things EVER! I have to change the channel at the end of WoF b4 they come on.

The reason those commercials don't say what the product does is that the product doesn't do anything.  It's just a homeopathic "remedy", which is as effective as a placebo. 
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: jwatson2973 on January 03, 2008, 05:35:02 PM
I'm really sorry for doing this jwatson, but I'm a perfectionist when it comes to spelling some things right, it's spelled Khane...plus that's those are funny commericals.

I'd love to find the people who thought of the "___On" commericals (HeadOn, ActiveOn, etc). Those commericals are the most annoying things EVER! I have to change the channel at the end of WoF b4 they come on.

That's okay. I must've forgotten how to spell it.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Enzo Aquarius on January 03, 2008, 07:33:28 PM
Ah, don't forget these commercials...

"This product is so amazing, just ask these consumers!"

"I've tried _____ and it's amazing, my life wouldn't be the same without it" *Speaker receives money off-screen for the comment*

Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: tadixon757 on January 04, 2008, 11:36:53 PM
Right now, I absolutely HATE the Campbell's commercials with the idiot office worker who won't take the darn bowl out of his mouth for five seconds, and when he does, we get a stupid grin from this guy, and sometimes we see his mouth stqained with the soup (EWWWWW!).

You think those are bad?  How about the ones they've been running every holiday season for who-knows-how-long-now that start with a snowman entering a house and at the end, we learn the snowman was really just some kid?  If you ask me, those have worn out their welcome.

As for my vote for worst ad on TV, maybe not now so much, but if this was a year or two ago, I would say those ads that reminded us to visit americanchemistry.com at the end...you know, the ones that had various objects melting left and right?  That was SCARY!  WAY too scary to be shown on TV in the 2000s, IMO.
Title: Re: Worst commercial on TV?
Post by: Mallory16 on January 04, 2008, 11:45:31 PM
Quote from: Chief-O
My least favorite---and I was reminded of this at another board...was those "Ranch Tooth" commercials.

Aww... those were classics!

But the real answer--the definitive answer:  any with Billy Mays.  Could a spokesman be any more annoying!