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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 10:48 PM
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Poll question: Most irritating TYPE of tv commercial
Yes I know, I watch (or at least listen to) too much tv. Sorry to be obsessing on the subject of bad commercials again, but they're driving me totally insane. Humor me and share your opinions. We all know the "ask your doctor" is going to win, but the other options are almost equally repugnant.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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CalebHayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 10:51 PM
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1. The ones with the stupid catchy song... You know the ones they...
make with the product in the the song.
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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 10:57 PM
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2. I'm so tired of them...
I have heard more commercials about "acid reflux disease", male sexual dysfunction, and overactive bladders than I ever wanted to hear.

I long for a cigarette commercial - and I don't even smoke!
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Salviati Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 10:57 PM
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3. Any kind selling products to the terminally stupid
You know the kind:

"Do you have trouble making toast? Buy the new toastmaster 3000 for perfect toast every time!!"
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 06:45 AM
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19. The ones that depict men as "terminally stupid"
The guys who are depicted as though their wives dress and feed them. I mean Come ON! what are those guys good for? Wouldn't women rather have a guy like me, who not only can hold up his end in the bedroom, but also knows which end of a sweeper to hold, too?

Don't need to send me to the store with a pictorial list printed out on your new spif HP printer, either.

I don't see the humour, when an ad writer who depicted a woman the same way would be disembowelled.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:01 PM
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4. ANY SUV COMMERCIAL
Most of these commercials portray these mammoth polluting vehicles riding in the farthest reaches of vast unexplored lands. A more accurate portrayal would be showing them drive to the damn grocery store or to the local mall.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:08 PM
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5. and knocking people out of the way, dinging other cars' fenders,
and should show the idiot at the wheel gabbing on the cell phone when she/he runs the damn thing through a stop sign, and then laughs vigorously at his/her own mistake as someone else has to slam their breaks and go into a bit of a spin to avoid him/her before he/she flips off said safety-conscious person who DID stop.

"Really big cars. For really big suburban assholes who don't need them, but like the feeling of power they convey. IF you think your neighbors should just go screw themselves, then you're a Ford/GM/Chrysler/Whatever person!"

(NB: I realize that there are some peeople who need SUVs - I don't disparage you at all)
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:09 PM
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6. Insipid Local Ads on Cable
"Mah daddy founded the company fitty years ago an' we're still goin' strong." ARRGH!
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Edge Donating Member (728 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:10 PM
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7. Any one that tries to persuade me for something.
Edited on Thu Feb-12-04 11:11 PM by Edge
So in a nutshell....EVERY FUCKING ONE OF THEM!!!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:11 PM
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8. I have to go with the ads for the cable channel's own shows
I was able to watch some TV over Christmas, hanging mostly on the Food Network and TLC (finally got to see queer eye for the straight guy and Trading Spaces, etc.!) and was driven almost utterly bonkers by the constant showing of adverts for the next show - every commercial break had two or three commercials for whatever show was up next, whenever the current show was gonna be on again, and the few "special" shows the channel had plan for the big New Year's Day celebration-fest. AGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! :argh:

I wanted to kill someone.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:11 PM
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9. Whenever they repeat the 800 number four or five times
"Pick up the phone and call 1-800-xxx-xxxx"
"That's 1-800-xxx-xxxx"
"Don't delay, 1-800-xxx-xxxx"
"Operators are standing by, 1-800-xxx-xxxx"
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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:32 PM
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10. Any commercial where it is implied that a woman is about to f*ck a...
Edited on Thu Feb-12-04 11:32 PM by Melodybe
bear (labot blue), a snowman, a dog, a monkey/chimpanzee, an old man, or a dork for a beer and or car. This makes me sick every single time, it is a lame concept and should have been killed a long time ago.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:35 PM
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11. Actually, I forgot one: cable vs satellite dish
"Cable lies!" "Satellite tv lies!" Well, it'll help us get geared up for the heavy-duty political commercials later on this year, I guess.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 11:35 PM
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12. The Boner Pill Commercials
It was bad enough when Bob Dole was hawking Viagra, but man, do we need every washed up celebrity dancing around with words BONER PILL in poorly made silly uncomfortable ads?

Jesus H Christ....
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 03:13 AM
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13. Those stupid pick up ones esp livin in texas
the scruffy voice is always saying only true texans buy this kind and are usually accompanied by lame pseudo country
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 03:15 AM
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14. or the jiff peanut butter that implies if you dont use jiff pb you are a
bad parent
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 03:30 AM
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15. Any With Children Eating or Crapping
I guess some people want to run right out and buy some food product after seeing it smeared on a child's face, but I find it nauseating. Same for all those ones with babies wandering around in what look to be loaded diapers. Yuck.
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earthman dave Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 04:48 AM
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16. Ads with amplified whispering
Whoever thought that one up needs to be blown out of an airlock, IMO.
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 04:51 AM
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17. Commercials?
I don't watch them, whenever the show or event I am watching cuts to a break I either get a drink or make a quick snack or sometimes both. So I voted all commercials are irritating, I don't flip on the tv to watch commercials.
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 06:28 AM
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18. Wilfrid Brimley
"order your diabetes stuff from my company or I'll kick your ass!"
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:18 AM
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20. antisocial behavior in pursuit of the product
You know the kind: people snatching waffles out of each other's hands; some jackass in a jeep driving in a mountain stream (and churning the whole thing into an eroded mire); family members throwing elbows over some crappy trinket; some of the world's luckiest children behaving like nasty little punks; people simultaneously wolfing down hamburgers and trying to make their companions drop their lunch, for no earthly reason, and all to a rap beat....

I could go on.


Mary
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