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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, Aug 12, 2006.
(smeeking) I haven't watched a commercial in four years since I got a Tivo.
While one of the best reasons for Tivo and other DVRs/PVRs is to avoid commercials, I think there is some artistic and or at least humorous value to some of them (IMHO).
Even now, I miss the original Geico caveman spot. I would stop on it today if I saw it. The new ones are ok, but the first is a classic. But usually, if I am watching live I will like a previous poster pause and wait. If something catches my eye, they are the lucky ones that get me to watch. I may even remember their product.
Another thing about the HEAD ON spots. They work! We have devoted much bandwidth to it and now even those that haven't watched a commercial in 4 years know about it. That's really what most commercials are supposed to do: Create Brand Recognition.
I dont have regular TV at home. I'm at my dad's for the holidays and have really enjoyed the Kia "Sound of Music" commercials. I dunno, its catchy.
If I could skip ahead, I'd skip the GGW, Enzyte, and Sheraton "We Belong Together" ads.
So did anybody here catch the "Funniest Commercials of 2006" ? And if so, do you TiVO past the commercials?
Hm... didn't head on used to say it was for headaches or is it just cleverly implied?
The toyota year end clearance commercials are just stupid.
So I must be stupid, a newbie or both: I had read and heard from friends that you could record programs with Tivo while skipping commercials....i.e. you will never see commercials again....then as I tried to use my Tivo box I realized that all of this is really smoke and mirrors....I realized you actually have to FF through commercials even as you use the 30 s skip. This whole thing is totally LAME! I don't want to ever see Bob or Geico cavement or any other Lawer office commercial! Ever EVER!! Obviously Tivo does not get you there. It is a lame attempt at controlling your recordings with a hypocritical hack called the 30 second skip! Forget it! Maybe one day we will really have freedom of choice....not today!
ReplayTV tried that and got sued.
The answer to the question IMo, is All of them.
I still have the "Happy Honda-Days" song playing in my head. That may be from the radio, though. I don't remember.
What you had read, or heard from your friends, is wrong. TiVo has never been able to record without catching the commercials, too. But it does give you a couple of ways to get past them without having to sit through them.
Nobody could afford TV that would never have ANY commercials - just ain't happenin'.
While we usually FF over all commercials, I actually like to stop for movie previews for movies I'm excited about. If I'm alone, it's hard to FF over GGW. I find it sad when a company sees that one of their commercials is well-received and they go CRAZY with it. Geiko is borderline; those ads are all pretty good and they've only done a few. But I have HAD IT with the Chik-Fil-A cows and with Aflac's duck. The "what's up" beer ads went a little far, but the new one with the rubber floor is incredibly funny to me. Especially the final comment "Maybe not..." after one guy says "That's bad!" as the dog bounces out of the room.
Has anyone ever actually rewound and watched a commercial again?
Any kids toys or otherwise comercials aimed at kids, all PSAs, all Girls gone wild, anything with Wilford Brimley in it, any Rascal Scooter Comercials, any Jesica Simpson pimple ads, Floam, all records compilation ads (especially the religious ones), all political ads.....FF button is about had it...
Oh my G-d, If I hear that damned KiaFest commercial to the Sound of Music one more time, I'm going to go to the ad agency where they created it and kick everyone in the gonads (even if they don't have any). That HAS to be the most annoying piece of crap I've heard / seen in a long time
whew...I almost feel better now
There is a Cheerios commercial airing with some kids jumping into a giant bowl of cereal and then floating on the pieces. A giant mother looks over the side of the bowl with a knowing smile. Some cheesy "Folk" sounding song is playing.
Worst commercial ever. Really really cheap effects and it's so corny I want to vomit.
+1 on the Sheraton commercials.
The Bob's furniture ones are getting worse, if that's possible.. now they use Bob, that lady and someone from a local store... you can tell that they aren't even really in the same place, must have been taped at different times, because Bob gets up and moves to another seat, by the local guy doesn't even look at him, just looks straight ahead.
MTV is the worst channel for commercials.. it's bad enough watching them, but when they play the same ones over and over and over and over again... I guess it's the same with USA.. how many times can USA ask me if Monk will be any different in color and black and white??
Do you bit torrant everything then? You are always making comments about shows, so you are watching them somehow.
I've got two big ones that nobody has mentioned.
The Boost and Amp'd mobile phone ads. Also the Virgin Mobile ads. Actually every single pre-paid mobile phone ad. The other ones aren't really good, but nothing irritates me more than the phony forced urban feel of the Boost and Amp'd mobile commercials.
The other one may be DirecTV only. It's the stupid Jessica Simpson one where they take her scene from Dukes of Hazard and turn it into a DirecTV commercial. A big reason for my hatred of it is that it's on more often than the GGW commercials, since it seems to be on every freakin' channel.
I usually fast forward, or at the very least change tuners, whenever a commercial comes on. But sometimes, especially if I'm watching something live like a football game and something else is recording on another channel, I'll watch them. There are still a couple out there every once in a while that are well done and maybe even a little informative. And to answer someone's earlier question, the only commercials I rewind to watch again are movie previews.
Commercials? Can't say we have watched any that weren't for a movie we were thinking about seeing, but with the 30 second skip we miss most of those as well, a small price to pay to save 20 minutes for every hour of tv watched that we would otherwise never get back. That way we are only wasting 40 minutes of our lives.
There is no such thing as a commercial which does not get an immediate FF.
Not true. There are many I don't FF.