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Post by Sailorasteroid » Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:54 pm

Two and a half stupid commercials I've seen recently:

You may have seen this one, it has a cute (and hot) little fairy flying around spraying sparkles all over. She waves her wand at a gothic building and it turns into a candy palace. She waves it at a modern train and it turns into an old-style toy train. Then she tries to zap a black SUV, but it keeps rebounding until it knocks her silly. The tagline is that the SUV is "anything but cute." They could have sold me *anything* based on the premise of the fairy, but instead they made her the villain.

This other one really takes the biscuit. It's a commercial for IBM with a guy in a hotel room, contemplating eating the cashews from the minibar. The voice over talks about how all business is about getting the premium; in this case, making someone pay $8 for a $2 jar of cashews. IBM says that if you consult with them, they'll help your business make this kind of money. But what about all us people who go to hotels and have to pay that?! You just pissed off every normal person who doesn't have a business!

Also, not the whole commercial, but one line. In the spots for telecommunications giant Verizon, whenever they mention that you can download music, they put up a subtitle that says "Verizon reminds you to always download legally." I flip the bird tp the TV whenever I see this line. It's not my ISP's job to play moral cop to me. Just connect me and go away.
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Post by Panda » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:14 pm

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/713/


I think this commercial is retarded... McDonalds never helped me :cry:

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Post by SeiUsa » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:33 pm

Just wanted to add a couple more...

The new go phone (I think it is) commercial where the mom and daughter are yelling, yet they are saying nice things to each other...(?)
"I love you!"
"You know you mean that!"
"You never hated me and you never will!"

That just screams WTF!


Also, those anti-drug commercials where they show a teen who looks all deflated, or who just looks like she's been crushed. And they go on, "I feel so pressured." or "I just sit on the couch with my life deflated from me."
I just find these so stupid. I can understand the symbolism, but that doesn't look like something that will make kids stay off drugs. If anything, they'll laugh about it at first, and then they'll probably just want to get high while watching these commercials.
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Post by Panda » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:01 pm

SeiUsa wrote:Just wanted to add a couple more...

The new go phone (I think it is) commercial where the mom and daughter are yelling, yet they are saying nice things to each other...(?)
"I love you!"
"You know you mean that!"
"You never hated me and you never will!"

That just screams WTF!


Also, those anti-drug commercials where they show a teen who looks all deflated, or who just looks like she's been crushed. And they go on, "I feel so pressured." or "I just sit on the couch with my life deflated from me."
I just find these so stupid. I can understand the symbolism, but that doesn't look like something that will make kids stay off drugs. If anything, they'll laugh about it at first, and then they'll probably just want to get high while watching these commercials.

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Post by Tiff » Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:50 pm

SeiUsa wrote:Just wanted to add a couple more...

The new go phone (I think it is) commercial where the mom and daughter are yelling, yet they are saying nice things to each other...(?)
"I love you!"
"You know you mean that!"
"You never hated me and you never will!"

That just screams WTF!
I love that commercial. XD

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Post by Tempest » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:13 pm

Tiff wrote:
SeiUsa wrote:Just wanted to add a couple more...

The new go phone (I think it is) commercial where the mom and daughter are yelling, yet they are saying nice things to each other...(?)
"I love you!"
"You know you mean that!"
"You never hated me and you never will!"

That just screams WTF!
I love that commercial. XD
XD That's one of my favorites.
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Post by SeiUsa » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:27 pm

Panda wrote:
SeiUsa wrote:Just wanted to add a couple more...

The new go phone (I think it is) commercial where the mom and daughter are yelling, yet they are saying nice things to each other...(?)
"I love you!"
"You know you mean that!"
"You never hated me and you never will!"

That just screams WTF!


Also, those anti-drug commercials where they show a teen who looks all deflated, or who just looks like she's been crushed. And they go on, "I feel so pressured." or "I just sit on the couch with my life deflated from me."
I just find these so stupid. I can understand the symbolism, but that doesn't look like something that will make kids stay off drugs. If anything, they'll laugh about it at first, and then they'll probably just want to get high while watching these commercials.

>.>;
Care to elaborate?

Anyway...I was just reminded of this one old Cap'n Crunch commercial. A brother and sister are sitting at the table eating breakfast and the boy is all, "I LOVE Cap'n Crunch!" and the girl says, in a snotty voice, "If you love it so much then why don't you marry it?", and the boy imagines a life of marriage with Cap'n Crunch cereal. And at the end, they show that snotty little girl repeat, "So why don't you marry it?" I've always hated that commercial because of that little snotrag.
The Facts of the Animal Kingdom:
"Zebras can bite."
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"Lions chase people."
And of course…”Tigers bite you.”
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Post by the*blue*girl » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:59 pm

anyone ever see that skittle's commercial with the singing rabbit? i never saw it on tv, but i watched it on youtube. the sound of that rabbit yodeling still haunts me. it's become an inside joke with my guard, so one of will randomly start yodeling like the rabbit during practice XD it drives our instrutors nuts.

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Post by Aya Reiko » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:26 am

the*blue*girl wrote:anyone ever see that skittle's commercial with the singing rabbit? i never saw it on tv, but i watched it on youtube. the sound of that rabbit yodeling still haunts me. it's become an inside joke with my guard, so one of will randomly start yodeling like the rabbit during practice XD it drives our instrutors nuts.
I've seen that commercial, and yes, it does suck. If I had that rabbit, I'd fricassee the thing. And I'd certainly never trade anything for it.
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Post by Raven Sana » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:34 pm

"HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!"

Luckily, they don't show that version anymore. There's a new one in which they start out with one "HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!" and some person pops up to say how annoying the commercial is, but what a great product, and yadda yadda. :P

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Post by the*blue*girl » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:15 pm

Raven Sana wrote:"HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!"

Luckily, they don't show that version anymore. There's a new one in which they start out with one "HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!" and some person pops up to say how annoying the commercial is, but what a great product, and yadda yadda. :P
i have a theory about that commercial. i think it's supposed to give you a headache so you'll buy it. it certainly gave me a headache.

''Frustration is the byproduct of success.''- said by our instructor Jason in an attempt to motivate us

You`ll say, Don`t fear your dreams, it`s easier than it seems
You`ll say you`d never let me fall from hopes so high
But never is a promise and you can`t afford to lie

- Fiona Apple, Never is a Promise

Jason: Stop talking, put your clothes on, and go home.
Us:(in a perfect chorus) .... THAT''S WHAT HE SAID!
Jason: ...-_- I quit.



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Post by NameGoesHere » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:42 am

the*blue*girl wrote:
Raven Sana wrote:"HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD! HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!"

Luckily, they don't show that version anymore. There's a new one in which they start out with one "HEAD-ON! APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!" and some person pops up to say how annoying the commercial is, but what a great product, and yadda yadda. :P
i have a theory about that commercial. i think it's supposed to give you a headache so you'll buy it. it certainly gave me a headache.
I know exactly why they did their commercials like that. While it may be annoying, repetition helps to ingrain ideas. They don't care if they irritate everybody (which, in itself, is an effective method for inciting responses), they just want people to remember their product. You only have to see that commercial once or twice to remember that brand name for quite awhile.

A lot of commercials do the same, but they usually aren't as obvious about it.
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Post by SeiUsa » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:32 pm

This one infomercial where the product is something that's supposed to clean out your pool, and to show that it works, this pool cleaning guy comes on and says, "Wow! This product will put me out of business! It works like magic!"

Um, dude, I don't think that's something to brag about. <.<;
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"Lions chase people."
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Post by Aya Reiko » Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:45 am

It can to me while watching an ad for Kellogg's Raisin Nut somethin'... I don't remember... But I just had a revelation...

Is it me, or does every commercial today include at least one person that makes you just want to beat the daylights out of? Be it for either being braindead stupid, annoying, or (most likely) both.
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Post by NameGoesHere » Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:09 am

Aya Reiko wrote:Is it me, or does every commercial today include at least one person that makes you just want to beat the daylights out of? Be it for either being braindead stupid, annoying, or (most likely) both.
It's not just you.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:36 am

I'm going to nominate the "I'm an Mac" campain to my Hall-of-Fame. Mainly for the sheer amount of misinformation they try to spew as if it were fact. Plus I want to kick that Mac guy's ass (pretentious jackass).
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Post by DuoTheShinigami02 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:52 pm

It looks like that the current trend in commercials today is using the YouTube clips (e.g., the N64 Kid for BMW, and more recently, the blindfolded Rubik's Cube guy for Hyundai).
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Post by Sailor V » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:52 am

I'm surprised nobdy even posted this yet. The Cheesy Bites commercial with Jessica Simpson in it. It makes her look like such a pig the way she jumps in. For me, it's a little sick.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:34 am

Another campain of shame:

The current Arby's ads

If they're suggesting that eating at Arby's will drop your IQ by at least 20 points, mission accomplished.
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Post by Sailor V » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:33 pm

This might be a it old, but anyway, has anybody seen the Pro-Line commercial where the guy making the juice accidentally dumps muscle relaxant into it and the guys all act drunk? That was pretty crazy.
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