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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, Aug 12, 2006.
I vote for "all of the above"!
All the weight-loss ads, no matter WHO they are from, or what they are selling. All the mortgage and ESPECIALLY the reverse mortgage "loan" ads. The over repeated ads for technical schools and places like Bryman College! I've seen some of those so often I think I might have a few of them memorized.
I skip through almost all commercials anyway.
The sheer volume of self-promotion on stations is getting completely out of hand. I can fit three one hour shows on a single two hour DVD. It is a losing battle for the "them" isn't it. The more commercials they have, the more they will drive the public into skipping through them, and the less revenue they generate, so the more they need to put in. A vicious circle. If they had left fewer commercials of higher quality, we would not have been drawn to items like Tivo to skip them.
I'm sure you're right. Like I said, it was my "first thought". I never actually watched one of the Dr. Z commercials all the way through so I guess I made an unfair judgement. Sorry Dr. Z!
Now speaking of the Geico commercials, they've got a new one with the guy who does a lot of the movie trailers, Don LaFontaine. It's hilarious, best one yet! (Here is a supposed link to it, but it seems to not be working anymore. Link)
However the Geico with Burt Bacharach is down right sad. They make him appear retarded or something ?
Lindsay Wagner's sleep number beds. Arrrrrrggghhhh!
What an odd thread to read for a serial 30-sec-skip user. Only two of the commercials mentioned even ring a bell:
Apple vs. PC (I think I saw it on the Apple website)
Dr. Z (I don't know why I saw one with this guy, but I did).
Oh, and Empire Carpet, but that's from the 80's when it I saw it on WGN Superstation on the "Leadoff Man" and "10th Inning Show" during Cubs games. "588-2300. Empire!"
I think the better question would be "What commercials do you stop fast-forwarding for?" Even the geico caveman commercial is getting old.
Since getting an HD-DVR, I have spent most of my time in the premium channels. The "commercials" for "Weeds" gets an automatic FF from me.
As an Apple user, I stop for the Apple commercials.
Pretty much any Bud Lite commercial drives me crazy even when I see it for the 2 seconds before hitting FF. I don't get them, because to me they're saying that if you drink Bud Lite you turn into a brainless moron.
Okay, so you object to truth in advertising?
+1! I think he believes if he yells loud enough the stains will flee in terror!
Also +1 for Head-On! How do you use it? TELL US! And now they have another product you can apply "wherever it hurts!" And they repeat that ad nauseum!
How about digger the dermatophytye? (For Lamisil) That little bugger creeps me out big time! GROSS!
I'm sure you are waiting for an HD TiVo, but have you considered your cable companies DVR, assuming you have cable TV since you have cable internet. Mine is only $8.95 a month and well worth it. For the first couple of months I had HD I had no DVR. Painful.
Since I posted, I did end up getting the cable co DVR, since I found out that getting the DVR actually got me a discount on other services I was already using. As a result, it was only about an extra dollar or two a month for the DVR service.
If you're a Don LaFontaine fan, watch the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian". Probably better than the film itself.
What, no love for "HEAD ON, APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!!!!"
Oddly enough, the stuff works for me at least. I will try anything to rid myself of headaches though.
Does that mean that you flip the channel to Comedy Central at 5 AM?
I actually don't think that commerical is so annoying. I kind of like it- short and to the point. Way better than the "Laugh Pack" ads constantly playing by FOX to announce all the rerun sitcoms they're going to air.
That Room Store lady is sooooo annoying! And I think I've found her male counterpart - think it's some kind of mattress ad. Some chunky guy keeps trying to look like he works for the company. The salesman looks like the male equivalent of the Room Store lady.
The thing that makes that commercial annoying for me is that it does not tell you what it's for! Is it to prevent acne? Does it smooth wrinkles? WHAT?! It leaves you to assume that it is for headaches. I hate any commercial that doesn't tell me what the product is.
Uh... all of them? Seriously, why would I watch commercials?
They're #3 and 4 on my list.
My #1 annoying is the new iced tea commerical for McDonald's with the granny hiding the cups in the kitchen.
#2 is the Eastern Motors commercials (radio too). I think they're local though.