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Sat May 26, 2012, 12:49 PM

Nomination, currently most annoying commercial: Discovery card

It's got a voice actor doing a monotonously, sing song patter:


In 4/4 time::

DAda DAda DAda DA...
DAda DAda DAda DA... (repeat repeat repeat)


Presumably listing a popourri of things that can be put on the card, with simplistic rhymes. I think Madonna, Lada Gaga, and somebody I don't know have used this gimmick lately, or maybe long in my historical ignorance of current culture.

As in many commercials, until it becomes so annoying that I pay attention, I don't even know what product they are pushing.

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Reply Nomination, currently most annoying commercial: Discovery card (Original post)
UTUSN May 2012 OP
pipi_k May 2012 #1
femmocrat May 2012 #2
vanlassie May 2012 #3
pipi_k May 2012 #6
Gidney N Cloyd May 2012 #8
Joe Shlabotnik May 2012 #10
Art_from_Ark May 2012 #4
Pool Hall Ace May 2012 #5
Sentath May 2012 #12
Rhiannon12866 May 2012 #9
HappyMe May 2012 #7
pinboy3niner May 2012 #11
Sentath May 2012 #13

Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 12:55 PM

1. Most of my most hated commercials

are the ones they show on the local channels, like during the news broadcast at 5 PM.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 10:14 PM

2. The one that currently annoys me...

shows some sky-jumpers and the sound goes "uh --- uh----- uh----uh" over and over. I don't even know what it's selling. I just can't stand the audio.

I know the Discover ad you are referring to... it rattles off the names of a bunch of food/ dishes that sort of rhyme. I can't stand it either. I turn it off as soon as I hear it.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:06 AM

3. Allstate "meyhem" ads.

Meyhem is out to get you so you need Allstate insurance. They are SO stupid and they play constantly in Pandora. Not to mention that various acts of God are NOT "meyhem."

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. OMG

That mayhem guy is SO creepy!!

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2012, 02:34 PM

8. The one where he was a dog was funny. The rest, kind of 'meh.'

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2012, 10:49 PM

10. I actually liked the mayhem ads,

Its hard to make insurance commercials interesting. But then again, I rarely watch tv so to me nothing really gets too repetitive.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. I don't watch too many commercials anymore

But among the ones I have seen recently, the most annoying by far are the ones for pharmaceuticals that come with 30 seconds of disclaimers that make the "cures" sound worse than the "diseases" they are supposed to treat.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #4)

Sun May 27, 2012, 09:41 AM

5. Yes!

I usually make sure to mute commercials, but one time I didn't, and I could not believe that sundry list of side effects for the drug being advertised !

I have since listened to other pharmaceutical ads, and they follow the same pattern. What you see, of course, is the active, smiling, happy people.

I'm not bashing pharmaceuticals. I take a few myself (and I will soon be off of them -yay), but I'm wondering if the general public needs to see advertisements for them.

Also, it seems that a few years later, you start to see ads from prescription drug injury lawyers.

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Response to Pool Hall Ace (Reply #5)

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:51 PM

12. It has since been pulled from the market, but

Zelnorm once listed the possibility of becoming a poop fountain as one of it's side effects (diarrhea with fainting)

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #4)

Sun May 27, 2012, 03:27 PM

9. I agree! Makes it sound like they might very well kill you...

And I'm supposed to ask my doctor about them?! I'm often not even sure what they're for...

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:29 PM

7. I hate those 'hail to the V' commercials.

If you need some special soap and some scented stuff, maybe it's time for a doctor visit.
And fashionable tampon commercials. I just needed the damn thing to work. I don't care if it's pearlized purple or whatever.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

11. Wasssssuuuuupppp™ with you, dissing free enterprise

What are you--sum kinda pinko commie?

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 12:52 PM

13. SONIC

Dumb isn't funny

ps i really don't mind the Discover one, but I don't hear it more than 3-4 times a month either.

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