Commercials that rate an immediate FF?

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  1. Sep 20, 2006 #61 of 136
    tivoboyjr

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    I remember those! Cal Worthington or something like that.

    They were so bad, they were almost good. Almost.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2006 #62 of 136
    Marco

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    Yeah, I don't get the thread at all. It should be "which (precious few) commercials WILL you watch, even though you own a TiVo?"
     
  3. Sep 20, 2006 #63 of 136
    LoadStar

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    Well, I still watch many things live, even though I have a DVR. I'm not going to go out of my way to record something when I can watch it live. The DVR just gives me the flexibility not to HAVE to watch it live.

    Anyway, it's not a commercial that makes me FF, but the Select Comfort ads with Lindsey Wagner confuse me. Did they go out of their way to find a spokesperson claiming the bed gives a "restful night's sleep" -- who looks like they haven't had a "restful night's sleep" in about 10 years? I'm sorry, I know she's aging (as are we all) but she seriously looks like she hasn't slept in weeks, and here's she's trying to convince the rest of us of the magic of this bed.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2006 #64 of 136
    EMoMoney

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    All of them. Who has time to watch commercials?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2006 #65 of 136
    allan

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    If I'm watching delayed, I FF past all of them. If I glimpse something that looks good, I might watch it, but I can't remember the last time that happened.

    If I'm watching live, there is a long list of ads that force me to hit the pause button so I don't have to see/hear anymore and can skip past after they're over. Prescription drugs, cars, ads for sitcoms are at the top of my "Get the h*ll off my TV!!" list.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2006 #66 of 136
    Pab Sungenis

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    No more clueless than anyone else. The text he quoted is the entire dialogue of the commercial. They don't even tell you WHY you should apply HEAD ON DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD!
     
  7. Sep 21, 2006 #67 of 136
    rich

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    All ads for political candidates are pretty annoying.

    I get a chuckle out of a current one featuring our Congressman, in his car, driving down the road, talking to us about all the things he's done for the district ... ... and he's not wearing a seat belt.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2006 #68 of 136
    JLucPicard

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    I know I may get bannished for resurecting this thread, but the CitiCorp ads with that "Rewarding - very, very, very rewarding" guy are almost as annoying as the "Dear Dr. Z" ads used to be.

    What market is targeted with this ad???
     
  9. Dec 22, 2006 #69 of 136
    Ruth

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    Anotther vote for all of them! Except the political ones -- I will watch those.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2006 #70 of 136
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    The "This is our country" Chevy ad. It may be the most annoying ad due to it being played every commercial break during football games. Also, Ford commercials with the singing cowboy retard. All commercials with country music really.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2006 #71 of 136
    Chester_Lampwick

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    Bryman College ads are particularily bad, I think they are on WPIX. Anybody living in this part of Canada probably hates the Alarmforce ads with two way voice communication. I'd like to break into Joel Matlin's house and pistolwhip that beotch......
     
  12. Dec 22, 2006 #72 of 136
    latrobe7

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    Any commercial with a volume level higher than the volume of the program I'm watching
     
  13. Dec 22, 2006 #73 of 136
    getreal

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    I have been patiently waiting for the inevitable commercial from Pfizer (makers of Viagra) which might go like this:
    HARD ON! Apply DIRECTLY to the FORESKIN!
    HARD ON! Apply DIRECTLY to the FORESKIN!
    HARD ON! Apply DIRECTLY to the FORESKIN!
    :D
    Can I say that here? :eek: :p
     
  14. Dec 22, 2006 #74 of 136
    Bondelev

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    Read the Wiki article about it.

    "Chemical analysis has shown that the product consists almost entirely of wax. The two listed active ingredients, white bryony (a type of vine) and potassium dichromate, are diluted to .000001 PPM and 1 PPM respectively.[2] This amount of dilution is so great that the product is arguably a placebo.[3]"

    The reason they don't tell you what it does in the ads is beacuse they were forced to remove any references to it being for headaches because it's been proven not to work.

    James Randi, lifelong debunker, has also examined it.
     
  15. Dec 24, 2006 #75 of 136
    Sinuralan

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    The Chase "Freedom" Rewards card ads... they have some guy with a horrible strained voice that sounds like a dying ostrich singing "freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, to do what I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaant". Anytime I hear that one coming on I scramble for the remote.
     
  16. Dec 24, 2006 #76 of 136
    newswatcher

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    Those commercials with the John Mellencamp song....sorry but after about 15-times it really wears on you, i.e. I am sick of it. If I have to hear it again I just may go bonkers! I had to watch it last night at my brother's once again, and now the sponsor it crediting JM duriing the song (geez that took a while). Plonk!
     
  17. Dec 24, 2006 #77 of 136
    Fl_Gulfer

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    The cost of Drugs, and the Sue everyone mentality is the worst, so I'd have to say Legal and Drug Ad's. are what I FF thru.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2006 #78 of 136
    JLucPicard

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    +1
     
  19. Dec 24, 2006 #79 of 136
    TeighVaux

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    The Oil of Olay (or is it Dove?) ad where the woman wears a human skin dress? Ewwwwwwww, what a creepy image. Reminds me of Hannibel Lechter in Silence of the Lambs or human skin products from the Nazis.

    The point seems to be that if she uses the moisturing product, she won't have to walk around in a dress of dried human skin.

    They also have it in a print ad.
     
  20. Dec 24, 2006 #80 of 136
    ThePennyDropped

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    Well, at least they don't make a hemorrhoid treatment and tell us over and over again where to apply it. :eek:

    --Debbie
     

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