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AnneMarble
10-02-2006, 11:57 PM
I'm going to take the easy way out and nominate:
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead

:scared:
These ads were so annoying they actually made me appreciate the creepy Burger King ads. :D

So what are your nominations?

blacbird
10-03-2006, 12:37 AM
I can't say about ads confined to this summer, but those godawful Dr. Scholl's "gellin'" ads, which have been on for centuries, it seems, top my list of just plain baaaaaaaaad, in the real sense of that word.

caw.

Eric Summers
10-03-2006, 12:38 AM
I'm going to take the easy way out and nominate:
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead

:scared:
These ads were so annoying they actually made me appreciate the creepy Burger King ads. :D

So what are your nominations?

Head On was genius. They ruined it when they released version 2.0 of the ad in which some woman breaks in and says "our commercial is annoying but the product is great!"

Bubastes
10-03-2006, 12:39 AM
I'm not sure if these were "summer" ads, but those Sprite "sublymonal" ads creeped me out big time. Especially that one where the guy's eye turns into a mouth.

alleycat
10-03-2006, 12:40 AM
I'm sick of those Mazda "zoom, zoom, zoom" ads, but I know I've seen even worse this summer. I've tried to block them from my mind.

mdin
10-03-2006, 12:44 AM
Easy. I wrote about it earlier here (http://shiveredsky.blogspot.com/2006/09/audrey-hepburn-would-be-rolling-in-her.html).

Kate Thornton
10-03-2006, 01:51 AM
Those stupid Apple commercials with the young, hip Mac guy and the older, dorky PC guy. Apple has a good product - they don't need to cheapen it.

Patricia
10-03-2006, 02:07 AM
Vehic.com Absolutely an insult.

SC Harrison
10-03-2006, 04:58 AM
How about the Just For Men Beard and Mustache commercial where the two sports-like commentators are standing outside the girl's apartment for the before-and-after dating episodes. They say, "He shoots, he scores!" or something equally stupid when the girl drags the newly face-hair-colored guy inside. How romantic.

soloset
10-03-2006, 05:07 AM
I nominate that Skittles commercial where the guy with the elephant-trunk-esque beard feeds the woman interviewing him a skittle. It might be funny, if I heard what they were saying, but I'm too creeped out to play it again.

MattW
10-03-2006, 05:47 AM
Does Head-On have 2 other products? One for joint pain, and the other for hemorrhoids?

Could have sworn I saw those ads - less annoying, but the latter was more disturbing (especially 15 times at 6am on the weather channel).

Soccer Mom
10-03-2006, 06:20 AM
I absolutely hate the Burger King ads. Those things give me nightmares. Were they smoking crack?

And I hate the stupid Smiling Bob guy. I'm sick of being bombarded with ED commercials in the morning just cause I watch Mike and Mike. Grrrrrr.

Patricia
10-03-2006, 06:24 AM
Have we done the "It's so easy a cave man could do it?" Come on--it's like they're pitching to 2 year olds.

AnneMarble
10-03-2006, 06:41 AM
How about the Just For Men Beard and Mustache commercial where the two sports-like commentators are standing outside the girl's apartment for the before-and-after dating episodes. They say, "He shoots, he scores!" or something equally stupid when the girl drags the newly face-hair-colored guy inside. How romantic.
I hate those, too! Especially as the guy usually looks better before he puts their crap in his hair. :D

blacbird
10-03-2006, 10:34 AM
How about the Just For Men Beard and Mustache commercial where the two sports-like commentators are standing outside the girl's apartment for the before-and-after dating episodes. They say, "He shoots, he scores!" or something equally stupid when the girl drags the newly face-hair-colored guy inside. How romantic.

Yeah, these are bad, for sure. Made worse by the fact that these two guys (Walt Frazier and Keith Hernandez) aren't just sports-like commentators, they are actual real-life hall-of-fame atheles (Frazier in basketball, Hernandez in baseball). I guess it shows how far you're willing to stoop to make a buck when you graduate from athletics into the real world.

caw.

louisgodwin
10-03-2006, 10:44 AM
Have we done the "It's so easy a cave man could do it?" Come on--it's like they're pitching to 2 year olds.

Yes, the Geico ads are awful. Well, most of them. I liked the Tiny House one, and the one where the Taco Bell Chihuahua had a cameo. What sucks is I work for Geico. Do you know how many moronic a$$holes call me and ask to speak to the gecko and then chuckle like its funny? I want to kill them all. But not as badly as I want strangle Burt Bacharach every time I hear him tinkling away on that damn piano.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-03-2006, 03:16 PM
How about Digger, the dermatophyte? Lifting that big, nasty toe nail - usually during the dinner hour? ::shudder::

He certainly put all the Depends, PreparationH, 'Help Me! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!', PoliGrip, and Exlax ads in perspective.

Shwebb
10-03-2006, 04:00 PM
I hate HATE the Charmin commercials with the bears pooping in the woods and using toilet paper. Lame.

The Burger King ads with the little people building big burgers. I haven't seen that in a while, but I found it offensive.

I happen to like the big head Burger King ads, though. They are so over-the-top ridiculous that I love them. Maybe it's the contrariness in me!

The Skittles commercial with the singing rabbit is a bit bizarre. I loved the bearded man one! Sooo creepy, and really funny.

PattiTheWicked
10-03-2006, 05:21 PM
I absolutely hate the Burger King ads -- all of them -- and will change the channel when they come on.

I love the opera rabbit. That almost made me run out and buy Skittles, because it was so damn funny. Another one I like is the one for Yahoo Messenger (I think that's what it is, anyway), with the kid who's the victim of repeated wedgies from a bully each day.

"Butt toucher!!!"

alleycat
10-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Would anyone else like to take a shotgun and shoot the stuffing out of the Energizer bunny? There's a new one where the bunnies get a UFO off the ground . . . which is at least amusing.

I haven't seen it lately but the commercial I used to hate was for one of the ED treatment drug (not Viagra, but I can't remember which one it was), where the woman smirked and grinned as she told what great things it did for her husband.

Sheryl Nantus
10-03-2006, 06:10 PM
any commercial with smiling Bob has me reaching for the remote.

*shudders*

the BK ads had me thinking stalker, personally...

:D

AnneMarble
10-03-2006, 07:43 PM
How about the new Mazda commercial for "The SUV you never saw coming"? They make it sound like it's going to run you over. Silly people.
:ROFL:

Lyra Jean
10-03-2006, 07:46 PM
I hate the Geico ad where the gecko is on a talk show talking about Geico.
He says people think they are watching a television program but really they are watching a commercial.

So he just told me that I'm too stupid to know the difference between a commercial and a television program. I'm not getting Geico insurance for just that reason.

I hate the pepto-bismol commercial where everyone is singing and sycronized dancing.

aadams73
10-03-2006, 08:25 PM
The Burger King ads...ARGH!

Baby Bob...ARGH!

All ED ads. As if a man isn't going run to find a fix if Mr. Happy doesn't work. Puhlease.

Car commercials, especially local ones with uber-cheesy people in ill-fitting outfits.

Melina
10-03-2006, 08:47 PM
The Mucinex commercials where the mucus moves in. NASTY!!

Bubastes
10-03-2006, 09:08 PM
The Mucinex commercials where the mucus moves in. NASTY!!

Ooh, speaking of "nasty" commercials, that one for the toenail fungus treatment with the cartoon fungi. Ewwwwww!

alleycat
10-03-2006, 09:36 PM
They're not exactly the worse commercials . . . but those drug ads with their side effects are sometimes "funny".

"This product clears your sinuses . . ."

And then the disclaimer: "Side effect include brain tumors, loss of motor control, kidney failure, impotence, side sweats, drowsiness, heart palpitations, green hair, enlarged prostate, loss of bladder control, and a tendency to bleed profusely whenever touched . . ."

But hey, your sinuses are clear!

Andre_Laurent
10-03-2006, 10:41 PM
I'm going to take the easy way out and nominate:
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead
Head-on, apply directly to the forehead

:scared:
These ads were so annoying they actually made me appreciate the creepy Burger King ads. :D

So what are your nominations?
Hard-on, apply directly to the... OMG, I didn't say that did I.... :D

That commercial drives me bat ****.

Andre_Laurent
10-03-2006, 10:43 PM
They're not exactly the worse commercials . . . but those drug ads with their side effects are sometimes "funny".

"This product clears your sinuses . . ."

And then the disclaimer: "Side effect include brain tumors, loss of motor control, kidney failure, impotence, side sweats, drowsiness, heart palpitations, green hair, enlarged prostate, loss of bladder control, and a tendency to bleed profusely whenever touched . . ."

But hey, your sinuses are clear!
At last, someone else who appreciates the side effects.

Shadow_Ferret
10-03-2006, 10:56 PM
Most of the ads for the new fall lineup shows. Nothing really caught my fancy this year. They all look pretty lame.

alleycat
10-06-2006, 02:38 AM
Well, I didn't think Burger King could do worse than the big-headed king commercial, but they've got one now where some jacka$$ is teaching a class to sit (they can't until they get . . . you guessed it, a Whopper).

The tag line at the end of the commercial is, "I'm full of sits, you're full of sits, we'll all full of sits!"

I guess BK is going on the theory that people remember awful commercials more that they do "good ones".

aadams73
10-06-2006, 03:29 AM
Wow, and I thought "big bucking chicken" was dreadful.

Jongfan
10-06-2006, 03:40 AM
Viagra

Man takes one, couple stands holding hands, smiling at each other, then the doorbell rings and family shows up for a visit.........

If you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours contact your doctor OMG.. what is he going to do for that... I say go build a deck, you dont need a hammer

aadams73
10-06-2006, 03:51 AM
If you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours contact your doctor OMG.. what is he going to do for that... I say go build a deck, you dont need a hammer

:ROFL:

Do you really want to know how they fix that? They stick a big needle in the appropriate vein in the penis and start drawing out blood.

allion
10-06-2006, 03:54 AM
Did you have the Pepto Bismol one inflicted upon you? It has a line of five people (the latest iteration has break dancers, I think) who do their jingle about heartburn, upset stomach, etc. all while acting out where the malady is affecting them. Just wretched.

Mind you, I will take the pink stuff if I need to, but the ad just doesn't work.

Karen

Jongfan
10-06-2006, 03:58 AM
:ROFL:

Do you really want to know how they fix that? They stick a big needle in the appropriate vein in the penis and start drawing out blood.


I could have survived without the added visual ,, I like my fix better, less painful

Tracey
10-06-2006, 04:09 AM
Ooh, speaking of "nasty" commercials, that one for the toenail fungus treatment with the cartoon fungi. Ewwwwww!

That is the single worst commercial I have ever seen. Seriously when he lifts up the toenail I cringe everytime. Just mention this commercial to people and watch them squirm.

SC Harrison
10-06-2006, 04:31 AM
I just have to add this, because I just watched one of them and realized it was sucking my chi.

The Jeep commercials with the bobbleheads instead of people. Now I don't even want to ride in a Jeep, much less buy one.

TsukiRyoko
10-06-2006, 04:49 AM
I dunno, I still say that one of the first Burger King commercials were the worst. You remember the one were the guy looks, nothings there, turns around, turns back, and BOOM, there that creepy bastard is? I almost peed myself....

Lyra Jean
10-06-2006, 07:15 AM
At last, someone else who appreciates the side effects.

Side effects for BCP. blood clot, heart attack, and stroke. You know I'd almost rather be preggers.

Lyra Jean
10-06-2006, 07:18 AM
I dunno, I still say that one of the first Burger King commercials were the worst. You remember the one were the guy looks, nothings there, turns around, turns back, and BOOM, there that creepy bastard is? I almost peed myself....

Stalker!

TsukiRyoko
10-06-2006, 07:24 AM
Stalker indeed. If he popped up behind me, I'd flip out, haze a seizure, and shriek until my vocal chords shred. Ughhhhhh....