For me, it's the one with the bozo selling insurance. This person wears a blue suit, green shirt, flaming pink tie, capped off with a shoulder bag. Or at least, something close to the attire I've just described. Coupled with orange colored hair that frames a face adorned with a 5 inch nose, I would buy insurance from someone who hangs around a shipyard, with a name like "Louie the Wrench", before I would do business with the insurance company I'm alluding to.
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DVR saved me from commercials about 7 years ago. When I have time to watch tv I don't want to waste it on commercials.
Out of curiosity, what insurance company should I avoid due to their bad commercials?
The samurai eyeglasses and Hanson's windows.
Not necessarily irritating, but ones I am consistently blown away by how bad they are is Olive Garden. Olive Garden is the flagship restaurant of Darden Restaurants, arguably the largest chain operator in the world. And still, somehow, they manage to churn out bad commercial after eye-rollingly-bad commercial.
Some commercials aren't too bad. A current favorite of mine shows a father leaning through the passenger window, telling his child to be careful and cautious during an initial trip driving alone. Cut to cute 5-year-old girl putting on a seat belt. Cut back to apprehensive dad: "Call me, but not while you're driving." Cut back to girl, suddenly 17, smiling at her father and backing out of the driveway. Almost makes me want to buy a Subaru. And it brings back memories.
Stanton Optical is wretched. (Think that's what LINECROSSER was referring to, if I'm not mistaken.) Also not a fan of the Appliance Center's ads, either. Really, really detest Rose City Motors' ultra-cheesy ads. And yeah, those Kia bits from Taylor are pretty pathetic.
All of Subway's new commercials - bird baths full of grease, trucks with hoses flowing with grease, buckets of grease. It doesn't make me want to eat their stupid shake n bake sandwich, it makes me want to vomit.
Dr. Pepper's commercial with Pitbull. Horrible. I'm sure he wrote the incredible lyrics too. They are: "Let's have a real good time. Let's have a real good time. Let's have a real good time. Let's have a real good time." Thank you Pitbull for your contribution to modern music!
I want to bash the Geico gecko with the heel of my shoe...
I want to palm slap the guy putting "Head On--APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD" so it goes directly into his forehead...
I want to wrap Fabio's hair around his neck and pull hard every time he tells me "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"...
I want to puncture my own eardrums when Taylor Hyundai/Kia/John Deere/Radio Flyer/Big Wheel comes on the radio or television THIS FUCKING LOUD ALL THE TIME NON STOP DON'T TURN IT OFF WE HAVE TO SHOUT AT YOU, YOU DUMB ASSHOLE, BECAUSE HOW ELSE WILL YOU KNOW IT'S TIME TO BUY A CAR...
--Incidentally, the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) should go into effect by the end of the year, stopping the annoying soft program volume/ LOUD COMMERCIAL VOLUME problems people complain about. This is the problem Congress solved last year instead of...well...anything else.--
I want to tell Cialis that the time is always right in my house...some of us guys actually like our wives and don't need a daily pill to find "the right time"...
Other than that, I'm OK...
I actually like the Rose City Motors commercial - I love the way he says, "We will bring the VEE-HIC-EL TOOO YOUUU."
I can't stand the commercials for the local yahoos that want to take, I mean invest, your money. "We are the high return AND the safe money people." Uh, sorry, but that just isn't true.
I love the "mayhem" commercials, some of them are really funny. 8-)
I seriously want to punch all of the people in Olive Garden commercials, every single one of them!
Nationwide Insurance with that idiot commentator who becomes invisible. I want to punch him
It's wicked awesome could go silent anytime now.
Taylor Kia, Rose City and the one with the sad doggies and Sarah is singing. First it did pull at my heart strings but now it has just become annoying hearing the song.
My favs are the "Mayhem' and the one where the guy is doing the insurance school, I am just looking forward for the next one in the series of both these brands.
I can't stand the radio spots for Taylor Hyundai. If I hear that chick refer to her Hyundai "Snota" one more time... UGH!
"It's so easy to buy a car!"
Whenever I hear this I feel like strangling those responsible while making eye contact and/or driving my car at excessive speed into the dealership Kamikaze style.
Yeah, but she traded in her Bugatti for it. HEYOOOOOOOO
I think I'm pretty much numb to Rose City Motors and Lady Jane's at this point. Having lived around Michigan before coming to Toledo, it seemed those spots (depending on where in the state) ran ad nauseam.
Recently though, I caught an ad from BuckeyeTel where they have a woman essentially trying to sell the merits of landline service because of the debate surrounding cell phones and cancer. I honestly couldn't tell you if the production is any good, but the sales pitch leaves a lot to be desired.
I HATE the one where the husband sticks his head out the door and tells his wife, "I just signed us up for unlimited mobile to mobile minutes". The bitchy wife says, "how much did THAT cost" blah blah, "mother was right I should have married ......."> I find myself wanting to scream at the TV, well don't let the door hit you in the ass!
Something even worse than a bad ad, is after its been initially shown they chop them up for time so they can cram more in any given commercial break. Who ever edits these I don't think even watches them, by the time their done the commercials make no sense.
I love the "mayhem" commercials, some of them are really funny. 8-)
Most of my scheduled TV viewing is restricted to football, and I try to dial up the same game on the radio too, especially for the Lions. Radio football announcers provide more info, and radio commercials are less annoying than TV commercials.
But the best TV commercial that I've seen recently is for the Xbox video game Gears of War 3, and I don't play video games. In this commercial, I like the combination of the soft song titled Into Dust paired with the intense visual action.
I vote for the Lady Jane's "wicked awful" ads. Second worst would be any other commercial that is done by Pike from WIOT. Does anyone else think that Donnie Baker was patterned after that guy?
Yep-Nationwide gets my vote, for both content AND actor.
"Even a caveman can do it" commercials. Making a joke, then spending the rest of the time making people feel guilty for the joke they made.
Some insurance company, can't remember the name.
When I first moved here the Car Stereo ones annoyed me a bit due to their frequency every commercial brea, but in an odd way kinda like them now. He's just silly funny. Turtle :)
I actually liked the 'Even a caveman could do it' commercials. I particularly liked the scene in the head shrinker's office.
I don't watch much TV. The sitcoms are inane and I think the current half hour program runs for 20 minutes or less. The rest of the time we get to watch a meth junkie scream about Modern Floor!. I've always wanted to do a drive-by at modern floor with a high pressure spray paint cannon.
I can't decide how I feel about the dancing hamster and robot commercial.
On one hand, I think its annoying.
On the other hand, I'm somewhat bemused at its complete randomness.
On the other hand, I love the "Messin with Sasquatch" commercials.
The kung foo eyeglasses is my most irritating commercial followed by Taylor Kia and their see ya in a Kia.There is no way I will ever be seen in a Kia or anything else Taylor has to sell.
Cedar Creek's disgusting commercial offering free mountain dew to kids who attend, as I mentioned in another thread.
What's up with Stanton optical anyhow? The motion of the of the glasses squinting while making kung fu sounds? What are they REALLY saying there on the sublime? lol
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