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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:04 am

My vote for the most annoying commercial has to go to the later Capital One commercials featuring David Spade. I like the eariler ones (my fave being the "no-storm" one), but the later ones basically sucked that whenever it comes on, I change the channel.
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Post by Tiff » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:43 am

DuoTheShinigami02 wrote:My vote for the most annoying commercial has to go to the later Capital One commercials featuring David Spade. I like the eariler ones (my fave being the "no-storm" one), but the later ones basically sucked that whenever it comes on, I change the channel.
Yes, they are REALLY becoming annoying. The only one I like is when he's on the phone with the huge, meat-head guy, and he says he's going to come down there and kick some ass. David Spade says "ooh I'm shaking in my bright yellow shirt" and meathead runs over to the poor fat guy in the yellow shirt. Fatguy screams like a little girl. That scream cracks me up everytime.

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Post by Heartless_Fiend » Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:12 am

I hate that SUV commercial where they play "Dust in the Wind" by the Eagles (or someone) and the SUV destroys all of the other SUVs it passes.

I don't care if your SUV is better than that other one. To me, a car is a car. I'd be happy with a hearse (to drive).

And I hate those diaper commercials with the talking babies. Hate, hate, hate. :evil:

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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:14 am

Heartless_Fiend wrote:I hate that SUV commercial where they play "Dust in the Wind" by the Eagles (or someone) and the SUV destroys all of the other SUVs it passes.
Of course, with that commercial, I've always screamed:

"YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE! You're my boy."

I think about "Old School" whenever the commercial comes on.
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Post by Tiff » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:46 pm

Heartless_Fiend wrote:
And I hate those diaper commercials with the talking babies. Hate, hate, hate. :evil:
Speaking of talking babies..I hate..HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE with a burning passion the Quizno's commercials with the baby who has a new yorker voice. Dear God, I hate it. Seriously. Everytime it comes on, I cringe and mute it or changed the channel.

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Post by MarioKnight » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:13 pm

Ah Quizno's, the company that always makes the worst commericals to ever air on tv. *remembers the spoogemonkeys or whatever the hell they were called*
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Post by writergirl » Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:21 pm

MarioKnight wrote:You can find one of the Sailor Senshi doll commericals over at http://www.toonamiarsenal.com/ . Go to downloads and then Sailor Moon and it's somewhere in that big list of videos.
OH... dear... GOD! That... is so disturbing!

I have to agree with the enzyte and really any "enhancing" commercials... ::shudder::
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Post by Kameko » Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:23 pm

Heartless_Fiend wrote:I hate that SUV commercial where they play "Dust in the Wind" by the Eagles (or someone) and the SUV destroys all of the other SUVs it passes.
The song is by Kansas. I hate, HATE HATE HATE, the commercials for medicine for stuff like genital herpes and erectile dysfunction (Bob must die!). I don't need to know that. If you have those problems, tell it to your doctor and he will help you.
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Post by Sailorasteroid » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:41 pm

This one gets my goat:

A couple looks out their apartment window: some white bales fall from the sky and some white paper flies out. More bales and sure enough, it looks like big piles of cash. Now, woman says to man, "Maybe we should get out there." And man replies, "No, it looks like it's only seven or eight million." Woman: "But that's a lot of. . . " At which point people on the street notice it and within 3 seconds it's all gone. Then the logo of the Mega Millions lottery comes up.

Now, why does this tick me off? Because of the implication that if you buy a ticket for the $100 million+ jackpots, but not the $8 million ones, you're stupid. Never mind that the expected value to the consumer is a loss no matter how big the jackpot is, but heaven forbid you should limit the money you spend on ones where the money will actually change your life instead of being eaten up in taxes and interest.
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:49 am

Here's one that airs down here...

*Family of four sitting at lights*

FATHER: Call the Smiths. Tell them we should be there in 19 minutes.

*Mother calls*

MOTHER: What was it? 19? NINETEEN! W00T!

*Mother gets out of car, and does dance for joy*

MOTHER: NINETEEN! NINETEEN!

*Father leans back and whispers*

FATHER: You'd think she'd just won the Gold Lotto!

*Announcer then tells us that the reason Mother was shouting is because Gold Lotto has jackpotted to $19,000,000*

Sadly, that's just an example. The real ads get even more idiotic.
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Post by writergirl » Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:53 am

The Dr. Schols "are you gellin'" commercials... I HATE HATE HATE them...

"I'm gellin' like a fellon"
"LIke magellen I"m sooooo gellin'" AGH! SHOOT ME NOW!
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Post by Mistress9 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:54 pm

writergirl wrote:The Dr. Schols "are you gellin'" commercials... I HATE HATE HATE them...

"I'm gellin' like a fellon"
"LIke magellen I"m sooooo gellin'" AGH! SHOOT ME NOW!
Oh...my...god... I hate that comercial to! When I first heard it, I wanted to get the hacksaw! :roll:

I hate those Capital One comercials. I don't know why. I just find them veeery annoying.

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Post by Sailorasteroid » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:01 pm

Saw a commercial for a Bowflex adjustable barbell set. Look at the thing. You set a dial and that's how much weight you lift. Now, it's probably being marketed to regular people, but the commercial shows these two buff, ripped, 6-workout-a-week bodybuilders. . . who are so lazy that they can't pick up a second dumbell when they want to change weight!
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Post by writergirl » Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:00 pm

Mistress9 wrote:
writergirl wrote:The Dr. Schols "are you gellin'" commercials... I HATE HATE HATE them...

"I'm gellin' like a fellon"
"LIke magellen I"m sooooo gellin'" AGH! SHOOT ME NOW!
Oh...my...god... I hate that comercial to! When I first heard it, I wanted to get the hacksaw! :roll:

I hate those Capital One comercials. I don't know why. I just find them veeery annoying.
First heard it? when it comes on the TV even NOW I wanna bring out something to destroy the TV. :lol:

Thought of another one...

The Arby's commercials that look like it's a jepardy show everytime an answer gets read one of the contestants yells out an ingrediant of a turkey sub.... but the thing that REALLY irritated me was the way he goes "TURKEY!" right before they show the sandwich.... ::Shudder::
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Falling from this edge, I am lost to all I know Time is only Fantasy And lies, the only reverie.
I've tried But I can't fight anymore.
I've Fallen from this edge, I am lost to all I know Time is only Fantasy And lies, the only reverie.
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Post by Hobbes » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:57 pm

I hate those technical school commercials like ITT and DeVry University. Of course I'll hire someone with a degree from a tech college I've never heard of!! Ugh. Also, those commercials for the Whip Set on G4. I do not want to see that woman's butt all in the camera.
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Post by Sylphiel » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:45 pm

Okay, I guess it's not "stupid" persay, but one of the commercials I can't stand is the one where the orange fish is drowning. OMG GIVE THE FISHY MORE WATER AND LEAVE IT ALONE. Every time I see it I feel so bad for the fish I can't even watch it. :evil: :cry:
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Post by SeiUsa » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:36 pm

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I have to mention the new Geico commercial. They talk about salmon being born upstream, and later in their lives they come back to the place they were born to lay their own eggs. Then they show a bear standing in the water, looking for food, and the announcer says something like..."But the journey may end here..."

At this point, it makes me think it's an enviornmental commercial, explaining that life will be destroyed if we don't do something about it, or something, but then...

"...but good news: I just saved money on my car insurance by switching to Geico!"

>.< UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH! WTF does fish have to do with your stupid insurance?!?!?! Enough with these dumb Geico commercials already, they are only getting stupider with every new one! *deep breath*

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Post by NameGoesHere » Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:53 pm

I actually liked the salmon Geico commercial. It was nice and nonsensical, without being loud, flashy and annoying. I like nonsensical, a lot... I just can't stand flashy and annoying.

The commercial that really got me hasn't aired for quite a while, but it still stuck in my mind. It was a spot for Orbitz, the online travel agency, with a bunch of blue stick figure people. A few of them talked about reasons why they couldn't go on vacations, and a chorus of voices would chime in saying "don't think!"

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Post by Neo Dead Moon » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:04 pm

How about the commcercials for Sony's PSP, which mimic an art style similar to the ones on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows (i.e.; ugly and half-assed)?I find those to be incredibly stupid, and Sony still fails to understand that some people play video game systems for GAMES.

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Post by Dinozore » Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:17 pm

Neo Dead Moon wrote:How about the commcercials for Sony's PSP, which mimic an art style similar to the ones on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows (i.e.; ugly and half-assed)?I find those to be incredibly stupid, and Sony still fails to understand that some people play video game systems for GAMES.
God do I hate those things. Even if I was going to get a PSP (i.e. there were games for it I gave a damn about), I'd not do it just because of those commercials.
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