Commercials that rate an immediate FF?

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  1. Aug 12, 2006 #1 of 136
    JLucPicard

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    I know this is a stupid question to ask on a TiVo forum, but are there any commercials that rate an immediate FF when they come on?

    For me its usually when I have a baseball game on and am reading something or otherwise not poised to hit FF through the commercials.

    The one that rates an immediate FF from me are any of the "Dear Dr. Z" commercials (Dodge, I think). Annoys the heck out of me.

    A close second are Subway commercials with Jon Lovitz.

    If I happen to be intently watching a recorded program, nearly all get the FF right away (except the occasional eye candy).
     
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    LoadStar

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    Unfortunately, because I prefer to watch most stuff in HD, I've been watching most stuff live, so that means I don't have the opportunity to fast forward through commercials.

    That said, if I could, the AT&T commercials that have been running recently would merit an instant FF. They basically accuse me of being a total moron for actually LIKING cable internet and VoIP. The "operators" they show have this tone in their voice like "Oh, you have VoIP? You poor, deluded soul."
     
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    Sapphire

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    The commercial for feminine hygiene products with the pinball...

    Of course that's 'cause I'm a guy.
     
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    BrettStah

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    All except the ones with eye candy, to borrow your phrase. Unless my wife is also watching with me... then I skip all of them.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    For me, ones that appear during or between shows...

    I have 30-second skip enabled, and I'm not afraid to use it! :D
     
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    classicX

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    HEAD ON! Apply DIRECTLY to the forehead!
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    It's like they're trying to GIVE you a headache just so you'll want their product.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2006 #7 of 136
    Rob Helmerichs

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    ...and one (dis?)advantage of 30-second skip is that when conversations like this happen, I'm clueless.
     
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    BrettStah

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    Yep. I'm lucky enough to have never seen any commercial either. Sounds quite annoying just reading it...
     
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    Tac-D

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    EchoBravo

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    Cox Communications
    Trying to sell me "digital telephone" and other crap. I'm already a customer. Leave me alone! There seems to be at least one Cox spot in every break on every channel on their system. They're the most intrusive cable company I've ever had.

    Enzyte
    Those "Bob" commercials make me want to throw something at the TV.

    Any non-Geico cavemen insurance spots

    Any spot for downloadable ringtones
    Always see these on MTV/MTV2/VH1, as well as Comedy Central and E!

    Local car dealer spots
    Especially ones where the "owner" is the "talent."

    Check-cashing/Payday Loans
    Lets prey on the poor and the uneducated. Great business model. I have more respect for used car salesmen.

    DUI/Personal Injury Lawyers
    "Did you recklessly endanger others because of your own lack of discipline and judgment? Did you leave children without their mother because of your carelessness? It's not your fault and WE can get you off." The best of these spots "star" their clients. Bonus points for that! I have more respect for payday loan businesses.


    Live TV is teh suXXor. Just 3 Weeks 'til I get my TiVo back (when the house is done). :D
     
  11. Aug 12, 2006 #11 of 136
    CharlieW

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    I keep hoping that just once, Dr. Z's airbag does not deploy.
     
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    bidger

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    The Mac-PC commercials. Apple has never done a TV commercial I've liked and that includes the highly overrated 1984 commercial.
     
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    ParadiseDave

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    There is one for Oil of Olay that begins, "How old am I? I'll never tell..." At which point my daughter yells, "If you aren't going to tell us, why are you talking about it!" :)
     
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    katbug

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    Commercials? :confused: :confused: They're still airing those things?? ;)
     
  16. Aug 12, 2006 #16 of 136
    CharlieW

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    They're an unfortunate penalty for an avid baseball fan that must watch the games "live"... :(
     
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    billboard_NE

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    I second the Dr Z spots, way over done.
     
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    katbug

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    Ahhhh, so that's how they still sucker people into watching them. Quite clever, really! :rolleyes:
     
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    appleye1

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    My first thought was they were trying to rip off the V-dub spots from last year. Sorry Chrysler-Benz (or whatever you're called this week) VW did it first and they did it better.
     
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    appleye1

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    Have you got the "Check into Cash, Check into CASH, CHECK INTO CASH!" ones? Just as annoying as the HEAD-ON commercials. And they make this little √ in the air with their finger each time they say it. Drives me nuts.

    I actually like the Enzyte commercials. If you take the attitude that Bob and his friends are a bunch of idiots the commercials are excellent satire. I love all the double-entendres, like the next-door neighbor's garden hose going limp when he sees Bob.

    I'm (un?)lucky enough to get to watch TV all day when I'm working (usually leave it on the news channels so I won't get too distracted) and I watch most of it live. So unfortunately I get to see (actually hear) a lot of bad commercials. :(

    The only commercials I will never FF through are the late-night Girls Gone Wild commercials. Even the infomercial is almost soft-core porn. :D
     

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