Commercials you love to hate

  1. Man, that new ALLTEL commercial drives me nuts!

    It has a woman with her hands at her throat faking a choking situation when she hears the deal ALLTEL can give her. It ends with a man who overhears the conversation and also begins "choking."

    Oh! And that Mazda commercial where people were doing weird dances in the car? Nope. Not for me. In fact, I'm going to give those drivers a wide berth on the road. I don't think I could buy a Mazda based on that commercial. I don't want to be associated with "Zoom-zoom-zoom."

    What're your most hated commercials, past or present? Would you or did you write to the company about it? Would you refuse to buy the product?
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  3. by   fluffwad
    Any of the Old Navy commercials. I might or might not like their stuff, but those ads have completely turned me off. I doubt I'll ever go into their stores.
    Last edit by fluffwad on May 5, '05 : Reason: spelling
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    That TOTALLY annoying geek with his endless "Can you hear me now? Good!" has literally caused me to boycott Verizon Wireless and all their products. I can't stand those commercials!!! :angryfire
  5. by   grimmy
    [font=book antiqua]i'm getting a little annoyed with the geico/gekko commercials. they were sorta cute in the beginning, but now i can barely stand to watch them. i, too, hate the old navy commercials. hate the stores, too...who wants to wear someone else's name on their chest, and pay through the nose for the privilege?
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Anyone seen the latest GM commercials, featuring the woman in labor that refuses to push? *****?

    (I still like the Geico commercials with the cats lol)
  7. by   z's playa
    Anything with the words YEAST INFECTION!!!!!!! Gawd !

  8. by   CHATSDALE
    I don't like the cell phone commericials either
    i like the car commericial where the 'handlers' are running along side like at westminister
    the fed ex one with the pirate is stupid
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from z's playa
    Anything with the words YEAST INFECTION!!!!!!! Gawd !

    Or erectile dysfunction!!!!!!

    Herbal Essence shampoo.

    Oh and on Nickelodean there is a commercial with a woman who gets a phone call from a creditor who tells her how behind she is with her payments and refers her to a credit counseling company . . . ok, my 3 year old needs to know that why??

  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Everyone above me has covered a lot of things that I agree with!

    I have just a "few" additions:

    Those Pringles commercials with the snotty little cutesy girl are annoying to me, frankly. That girl is just so bratty......

    The Viagra and Levitra commercials, ewwwwwwwwww. I just get annoyed by them. I don't care to watch middle-aged people "find their sex lives again" on TV by using a pill. I mean, is it really THAT tough after 50 that you have to have pills to enjoy married life??? Maybe, it scares me as much as annoys me, who knows....

    .....matter of fact, take all those prescription pill/med commmercials off TV please??? They have Americans thinking we need "the Purple Pill called Nexium" and must have "Avanta for asthma symptoms", and the "Patch" is a must-have for all young, sexually-active women under 35......and on and on and on.......It's really a hard sell thing that makes me crazy.....

    And anything to do with feminine hygiene. Yuck. I mean, we women CAN find tampons at Safeway without hearing what is best from by hearing two women have a "personal conversation about it" on TV, right? I mean, we do talk about other things than the best tampon or pad to use "at that time". And since WHEN do we need "deodorant sprays"? "down there"? What happened to plain ole soap and water, ya'll???? Sheesh....

    Oh and ANYTHING old navy, YACK, I wanna just lose my lunch when I hear those, forget even SEEING em.....blech How Cheesy can we get? Old Navy intends to lower the bar even more with each new commercial they put out......

    And no I don't want to see the "Gecko do the Robot"...for HEAVEN's sake. ICK. That was cute 3 years ago, now it's just boring and silly.

    One more: the Herpes suppressive therapy ones, they have my daughter singing " It's a brand new day" !!! Like herpes is a day at the park or something? COME ON!!!

    Those Target commercials with that poor ugly terrier with the bullseye on his face....ummm whatever. They are just stupid....

    And I hate the toy commercial blitz at Christmas time (really anytime after July 31st). Those Christmas music CD must-haves that you don't want to hear when it's 85 outside...... It's made me turn off the TV more and more at that time. They really have our kids (and us) believing we "need" this stuff.....

    Wait, I have decided, commercials may just be a GOOD thing....they make me turn off my tv, and that is good, right? So I should be thanking advertisers for this stuff, actually.... Rofl sheesh you got me on a roll now.....
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on May 6, '05
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Marie_LPN

    (I still like the Geico commercials with the cats lol)
    *evil grin*

    if only that would mean the demise of said gecko, right???
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Tampon commercials have always annoyed me. I mean, i have something called "A PERIOD" that reminds me to buy those things, duh. Not to mention these commercials show a group of women talk about someone not looking bloated. Um, my bloat, my cramps, my business. When i'm at the beach, the last thing i want to talk about is a plastic applicator. :stone

    Soap and water is sometimes a foreign concept to some people lol.
  13. by   prmenrs
    I've hated the feminine hygiene commercials since they first started showing them!! But I'm not having to buy those things anymore, so, I just laugh and think, 'oh, thank you, God'. Don't miss that a bit. There is a cute one w/all the red dots.

    And the "can you hear me now?" makes me want to strangle him. I'll never use those phones!

    The Welches juice commercial w/those obnoxious kids is pretty bad, too.

    The nail fungus one is gross. And I can definitely live w/o those women telling me what 'their man' uses.

    There sure a lot of commercials to hate!
  14. by   NursesRmofun
    There are sooo many I hate. LOL. Hard to think of one on the spot.....

    I haven't seen it lately, but I really hate the one where the boys are sitting around waiting for pizza saying their dog is a "dumb dog" because he can't wait for something or goes to fetch or something, and then they act the same way about the pizza. @@ Have you seen that one?