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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:14 PM
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Worst Commercial Ever
Top this: the guy in the shitter being talked to by his blinking eye under flourescent light.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:17 PM
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1. Can you hear me now?? Can you hear me now?? Can you hear me now??
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:17 PM by northwest
I'd like to bash his scrawny little face in while saying "Can you hear me NOW, BITCH??!! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW???!!!"

GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!
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leftist_rebel1569 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:00 PM
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16. LOL
Yeah, me too...
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rustydog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:50 PM
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22. Bingo!
That commercial makes me want to say...
"No, cause yo momma is sitting on my ..." you know what.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:19 PM
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2. The spastic "dancing" chick in the passenger seat of the Mitsubishi.
Every time this topic gets up, that's my vote.

Hate. That. Commercial.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:22 PM
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4. you mean the guy ritchie ad with madonna?
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:22 PM by unblock
a bit wierd, but hardly worst ever.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:26 PM
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6. I don't think so.
Dude driving the car, techno music on, woman in Gatsby cap launches into weird rhythmic contortions as the dude sails around corners.

If Ritchie and Madonna had anything to do with it, it wouldn't make me like it any more.

Dave Chappelle did a great parody wherein the woman gets dumped on her ass on the kerb.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:39 PM
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7. I know which one you mean.......
It definitely is on my top 10 worst ads also.
Everybody in the damn car acts like they just escaped from the "Dumb Farm"
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:01 PM
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17. I was gonna mention the Chappelle skit.
That commercial just makes me retch out of my nose every time thanks to Dave.
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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:52 PM
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13. Lordy!
I mute all commercials, but that girl is really obnoxious! Like the flourescent talking eye, I don't need sound to know what makes me want to throw up.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 01:05 AM
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26. When I see that "Days Go By" commercial
and that spastic bozo squirming around, I expect to see a scroll on the bottom of my screen saying "This is your brain on drugs".
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:17 AM
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30. LOL!! I love that comercial!
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:46 AM
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35. What do you love about it?
Serious question. I'd love to understand some aspect of it that ISN'T annoying.
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:21 PM
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43. I like that comercial as well
1- The song is pretty sweet, I used to enjoy hearing it at DC dance clubs.

2- The chica can dance, I've seen people with moves like her under many a black light and disco ball and they always impress

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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:21 PM
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3. How about the Quiznos ad with the guy suckling the wolf?
That is the most disturbing commerical I've ever seen. They have a second, less annoying one where he's only being licked by the wolf cubs and their mom. Still a little weird.
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:43 PM
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8. I saw that the other day and I thought I was finally having one of those
flashbacks my DARE officer advised me about. :wtf: were they thinking with that? To my knowledge that is the first major campaign from a pretty decent sam'ich joint - what a mjor screw job they got.
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:49 PM
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12. What?! That's a freakin' hilarious commercial!
Disturbing? Sure.

Sort of sick? Yes.

Made me laugh? Priceless.
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zekeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:57 PM
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15. to each his own
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:58 PM by zekeson
JM, not so sure that I'll be able to get that image out of my head the next time I go in there. If they were selling me anything but food... It does make ya look twice.
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:54 AM
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31. Hey, my brother produces those commercials.
as well as being the "Star" of a Discovery Channel home design series.

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/christopherlowell/chr...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:56 AM
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32. CHRISTOPHER LOWELL is your brother?????
:wow:

the Mrs LOVES his show!
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 07:09 AM
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33. yup
I use to hate it when he would arrange my crayons in ROYGBIV order,
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:26 AM
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39. C'mon, they come that way . . .
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:26 AM
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38. You're sugaring me, right? Christophere Lowell is your brother?
C'mon--out with it . . . Really?
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:14 PM
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42. Yes, He is.
But I have a lot more hair in front anyway.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:33 PM
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46. Hey, we just repainted our living on your brother's scheme.
Tell him thanks :).
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Blue_Chill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:23 PM
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44. I agree
I agree completely that comercial never fails to give me the creeps. I hate it.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:23 PM
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5. any ad for a local car dealership featuring the owner
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:46 PM
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10. Not all of those.
In Milwaukee there is a car dealer that has been advertizing using his own face and voice for decades now, Ernie Von Schledorn.

He sounds like Lawrence Welk, and says "Who do know wants to buy a car?"
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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:56 PM
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14. I came from Wisconsin to Michigan...
... grew up with Ernie Von Schledorn commercicals. Is he still kicking?
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:33 PM
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20. Yup.
Still doing the car dealership ads too.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:44 PM
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9. any commercial that uses rock and roll to sell old people cars
I'm not sure at what point in the aging process one is overcome by the urge to own a Cadillac, but I do know that guys who listened to Led Zepplin aren't there yet.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:47 PM
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11. Precription drug ads.
Especially the one with the "Gotta go..." jingle.
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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:14 PM
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19. Yup
That's bothered me for years. Pharmaceutical companies encourage the patient to make their own diagnosis and suggest a certain drug to the doctor. I thought it worked the other way. But then I could be wrong.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:56 AM
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37. It's all about drug advertising regulations.
If the drug company actually states what the drug is supposed to DO, they have to also disclose possible side-effects.

If they mention just the name of the drug in a commercial and say "ask your doctor", they don't.

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goobergunch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:04 PM
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18. If we include political ads
the one with Saxby "I was 4-F in Vietnam" Chambliss :puke: comparing Max "war hero" Cleland to Osama bin Laden.

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:36 PM
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21. Purely on annoyance! "It's Her"
Comedy Central has been airing these seemingly pointless (I am sure they are trying to build something up) commercials that feature a girl doing stupid crap like falling in love with a homeless man (thinking he is an artist) and getting off on a 25% drug store pony ride. It drives me nuts, I don't know what it is about, and I think I get stupider everytime I see it.

On the other side, the new Geico commercials (I got good news), are rather fun for a few viewings/hearings. They definately have some talent in thier marketing depo.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:51 PM
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23. How about using "Let's Get It On" with a bunch of kids on a school bus...
...to sell batteries?

Creepy.
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Zippy Donating Member (146 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:33 AM
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34. I'm with you on that one
The first time I heard that commercial I announced it was my new most-hated ad. Let's Get It On! Sixth-graders! Yuk, yuk, yuk.

It replaces the old most-hated, in which a parent is bargaining with a child over breakfast: two bites of egg and one drink of OJ, etc. Eat what's put before ya, you little ingrate, or be hungry.

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Wolfman 11 Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:19 PM
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24. Hotels.com
My only hope for humanity is that the creators of these assorted debacles have intentionally made them this reprehensible in order to attract more attention.

Newlyweds: man carries woman across threshold of hotel room on honeymoon, leaves room to change out of tux. First thing wife does is call her friend and brag about how great the room is and how it must cost her husband a fortune, etc, and that she has obviously made the right choice, the posh room being the icing on the cake.

Then there is that one with the old couple giggling obnoxiously in the elevator because they paid less than the other couple riding with them. There are others, but these are the ones that have unfortunately been fused into my brain stem when I was too slow in reaching the remote.
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:25 PM
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25. Mr. Whipple and that whole Charmin thing.
I buy Northern to this day, I hated those commercials. Grown people squeezing toilet paper, there was just something demented about the whole thing.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 03:46 AM
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27. The Good News "I just saved a ton of money" from Geiko
these ads wear thin really quickly...why repeat them 15-20 times a day ? Especially the guy reporting from the fake volcano, and the "lawyer" supposedly representing his client...these ads are repeated ad nauseum!
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Silk Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:08 AM
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28. The commercial Howard Dean aired in Iowa
Edited on Tue Sep-23-03 04:08 AM by Silk
He looked stiffer then my.......... when I was looking at pictures of.... ugh nevermind.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 06:14 AM
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29. Any Old Navy commercial.
Edited on Tue Sep-23-03 06:14 AM by MercutioATC
I won't shop at Old Navy simply because of the commercials.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 08:54 AM
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36. Ding Ding Ding Ding!
My sentiments exactly. Won't shop there because of the commercials, too!
The Professor
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:38 AM
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40. Agreed.
Edited on Tue Sep-23-03 09:39 AM by baldguy
"Be cool! Buy 20 of our ugly-ass jeans, made by asian child slave labor, which will fall apart by next spring - just in time for you to buy our big useless cargo pants!"
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:40 AM
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41. Or the monochromatic Target commercials...
"Conformity! It's what's IN this season!"

Tucker
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:20 PM
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48. the little boy with the possessed laugh!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 04:28 PM
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45. Clairol Herbal Essences
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curlyred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:06 PM
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47. Any Coors commercial
Hypocritical bastards giving lot of money to conservative right wing christian groups, then producing those commercials......
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SiobhanClancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:25 PM
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49. "Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now, gotta go, gotta go, gotta go."
This is for an overactive bladder medication I think....whatever,it's very annoying.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 05:26 PM
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50. All Carl's Jr commercials.
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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-24-03 07:28 PM
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51. Okay, another one came to mind:
It's that paper towel commercial in which a fat little bastard is eating barbecued chicken, wiping sauce off his mug after every bite, then tossing them onto a three-foot pile to his side.

Is Mom supposed to clean all that up? Is she out buying more chicken for the little shit?
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