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#1 of 54 DeathStar1

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Posted January 24 2005 - 08:43 AM

Anyone get so tired of seeing a commercial that they actually change the channel?

I refuse to watch any gameshow live, because I'm tired of seeing commercials for the 60 or older crowd. If I see Winford Brimley again, I flip the channel, because I have it almost memorized Posted Image.

Anyone else have a hated commercial?

#2 of 54 StephenA

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Posted January 24 2005 - 09:54 AM

There's a local one for lawyer around here that I hate. I forget the lawyer's name at the moment, but they made the commercial look like the opening credits of a cop or lawyer show. It's quite annoying.

#3 of 54 Matt Butler

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Posted January 24 2005 - 10:25 AM

Try watching Spike TV. They play the same god damn ads over and over again.
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Posted January 24 2005 - 10:53 AM

Jamster Cell Phone Wallpaper.

I don't need a spinning rim on my cell screen, thank you....uh....yo.

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Posted January 24 2005 - 11:19 AM

Anything that from Ditech.com or Enzite. It annoying hearing "I lost another loan to Ditech.com" or "Bob has gained a new set of confience" over and over! Only other annoying ones are just anything that mentions the product being "low carb".
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Posted January 24 2005 - 11:46 AM

Anything with Jared or "I'm lovin it".

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Posted January 24 2005 - 12:09 PM

Thanks to my TiVo, this isn't usually a problem. Unfortunately, I have developed a love for watching high definition football in real-time, a hobby which brings with it the same five ads over and over again:
a. Levitra
b. Cialis
c. Viagra
d. Beer

Seriously. No more ads for boner medication. Please!

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Posted January 24 2005 - 02:55 PM

Personally, I found all the 'boner pill' ads during last year's Super Bowl more offensive then all the boobies in the world.

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Posted January 24 2005 - 02:57 PM

I mute the commercials when I watch TV. Ironically, sometimes that actually makes more interested in them. I see some of them and think "What the hell is this about?"

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Posted January 24 2005 - 07:45 PM

Don't know if this counts, but I HATE anything with the Global station ID's (Canadians know what I mean). Global is a news company up here that owns at least one station in every major town in the country. It buys programming from the states and rebroadcasts it, including a stupid ad when they come back from EVERY commercial, featuring their news, or some CRAPPY canadian tv show like Train48 or something. During football games, these get added to an annoying little 15 second spot that shows some little generic stadium with the ad banners removed from the stadium facing, and replaced with some crappy ad for Canadian Tire or Pizza Pizza or something. I HATE GLOBAL with a passion! Thank god for my Shaw HD PVR!

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Posted January 24 2005 - 10:40 PM

Those stupid ads from Miller Lite with the referrees giving out penalties for drinking Bud. Doesn't make sense. Wasn't funny. Budweiser's response were alot funnier and made more sense than the original commercials.

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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:07 AM

Oh man, where to start! They don't really show these anymore (thank God) but those freaking Erbal Esscence shampoo commercials where they show women reaching orgasm by using their product!

The tagline is "Erbal Esscence. For a totally organic exerience."

First off, it's ORGANIC not ORGASMIC!

And second, if shampoo made a person feel that way, i'd never stop washing my hair! Posted Image Not to mention that they could charge a hell of a lot more money than 5 bucks or whatever it costs.

I also hate those 'Geiko' insurance commercials that fool you into thinking that their infomercials about hair loss or something. I don't appreciate being tricked. They think that they're being terribly clever, but in actuality those commercials make me want to NOT buy insurance from them. Posted Image

And of course, the infamous 'cockroach-on-the-screen' one, I think it was for Orkin or RAID. The first time I saw that I almost put a steel toe boot through my screen because I thought there was a bug on it! Posted Image

I'm sure Andy Kaufman would have loved that one though. Posted Image They never show that one anymore either.

And finally, any commercial where you see someone obviously reading from either a teleprompter or cue cards because you can see their eyes darting back and forth. I saw one where someone asked "What do you want out of your life?" I replied "What I want out of life is for people to memorize their lines if they're going to do a commercial."
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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:16 AM

For me it has to be that commerical for Vonage ip phones where they show the kid throwing the bat through the window, then play that song that annoys me to no end.
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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:25 AM

I second Ditech and Enzite. Hey--how about combining the two? Can you imagine that obnoxious lender guy with a big boost of confidence? Posted Image

I gotta admit one I still like: that mild-mannered guy for Sprint PCS...

Cowpoke: "I ordered 200 oxen, and all we got were these weiner dogs."

Spokesman: "200 Dachshund. It's the static."


All those spots still make me laugh!Posted Image
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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:33 AM

-Anything with the annoying beeps of a Nextel walkie talkie. When I get to Hell, it's going to be full of random Nextel beeps.

-Any fast food commercial.

-America Online. Once again, people inventing things to complain about. Your digital pictures disappeared? Take real ones, woman!

-Some of the beer ads.

Actually, all ads are invasive and irritating, and I try to either mute the TV or not be in the room when they're on.

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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:54 AM

Oh yeah, I forgot about those America Online commercials...

Julia Roberts,
"At America Online, we believe in offering our customers..."

"OUR customers"?!?! Posted Image

What's the matter Julia, the film business not working out so you decided to go work for America Online?
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Posted January 25 2005 - 12:58 AM

The AOL commercials right now.. they are repeated so damn often..

And the Irritable Bowl Syndrome commercials with women with chalk on their stomachs. Repeated ad nauseum.

One last one: the new Pepto commercials where everyone breaks out dancing "nausia, heartburn, diahrea.. Yeah! pepto bismal!"

How many people start jumping up and down with joy at the suggestion of those symptoms?
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Posted January 25 2005 - 01:19 AM

What do you mean, Chris? I break out dancing at that at random all the time, mostly in restaraunts.

And you mean i'm the only one who jumps up and down at the prospect of an on-coming gastro-intestinal event?

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Seriously, what world do these people live in? The people who make these commercials I mean. How could they be so out of touch with how people are in real life!?

One more from the AOL commercial...

Julia Roberts,
"Most people are just asking for a computer virus..."

Um, Julia, pardon me but i'm not asking for shit alright.
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Posted January 25 2005 - 02:03 AM

For me it has to be that commerical for Vonage ip phones where they show the kid throwing the bat through the window, then play that song that annoys me to no end.

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Heh, minor thing to mention here. I think they stole that video from Sagets Americas Funniest Home Videos. Wonder if they can do that? Posted Image

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Posted January 25 2005 - 02:05 AM

One last one: the new Pepto commercials where everyone breaks out dancing "nausia, heartburn, diahrea.. Yeah! pepto bismal!"

How many people start jumping up and down with joy at the suggestion of Pepto?>>>

I dunno, that one made me laugh the first time I saw it Posted Image.

I also like those Viking bits with the credit card. The longer 1 minute spots are great fun Posted Image.