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13 hours ago, Moose135 said:

 

BTW, @Suzn, is that an Aussie in your profile picture?

Yes, it is.  It is not my little blue merle girl, but looks just like her.

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18 hours ago, Stacey1014 said:

There’s a Microsoft gaming commercial that annoys me. There is a special needs boy about to beat a video game or do something fantastic in the game. Everyone cheers for him and he’s standing and cheering (he was in a wheelchair). It’s a nice commercial, but there’s a kid to the side of him doing one of those awful Fortnite dances and it totally distracts from the boy who should be the focus of the celebration. I would have no issue with the commercial if it wasn’t for that obnoxious kid and his stupid dance. 

OKay, I am special ed teacher and as much as I love inclusion, I loathe this commercial.  First off what did he do?  Oh wait it is for a video game (of course) and I do not allow video game talk nor Fortnite talk when students are with me.  (Yes I am crabby, lol)  Love seeing kids of all abilities represented but this commercial bugs me too!

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19 hours ago, Stacey1014 said:

That mouth creeps me out. 

There’s a Microsoft gaming commercial that annoys me. There is a special needs boy about to beat a video game or do something fantastic in the game. Everyone cheers for him and he’s standing and cheering (he was in a wheelchair). It’s a nice commercial, but there’s a kid to the side of him doing one of those awful Fortnite dances and it totally distracts from the boy who should be the focus of the celebration. I would have no issue with the commercial if it wasn’t for that obnoxious kid and his stupid dance. 

Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is suing Epic over Fortnite’s replication of his trademark dance move. He’s also suing 2K for doing the same thing in their basketball series.

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On ‎9‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 1:08 PM, Ilovecomputers said:

I used to have a blind neighbor, complete with a seeing-eye dog ("Pilot").  While in my car one day, I saw them in the distance as I was arriving home.  Without thinking, I waved at them.  HE WAVED BACK.  I sat in my garage and pondered that for awhile.

Pilot probably told him.

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3 hours ago, Suzn said:

Yes, it is.  It is not my little blue merle girl, but looks just like her.

Sweet! My GF has a red Aussie, and I've become her favoritest person in the world - I've posted picture of her in the Pets thread.  They are terrific dogs.

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On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2018 at 5:31 PM, chenoa333 said:

The 3 P's. Fuck off and die Alex Tribeck. That commercial is the loooooongest commercial ever.

I know we've discussed this before but its gotten to the point where I'm ready to call Colonial Penn (??) insrance and get arrested for profanity over the phone. "WHAT'S MY PRICE ALEX?" It's all the same: we screw EVERYONE over for the same price! And why are seniors always portrayed as fragile, feeble minded and gullible?

Feeble-minded. Haha   Consumer Cellular does it too. They seem determined to make older folks look even lamer than they already are......ok, we already are.

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1 hour ago, Moose135 said:

Sweet! My GF has a red Aussie, and I've become her favoritest person in the world - I've posted picture of her in the Pets thread.  They are terrific dogs.

Thanks for pointing me to the Pets thread, which I didn't even know about!  She is a beautiful dog.

They are so smart and sweet-natured. 

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I've never paid much attention to perfume commercials, well, ancient days Charlie Girl, but I've noticed a disturbing trend of women, uh, hem, we are all adults here, aren't we? Making love to themselves with the perfume bottle, getting very close to masturbation, but not quite crossing that line. I guess that's supposed to be voyeuristic and appeal to male buyers, but it's a major no from me. But I just saw an ad for Versace where a young god was awfully pleased with himself, probably a lot of phallic symbolism with that bow and arrow, but it's rather lost on me. 

However, there is a cute ad for Macy's with a young woman who keeps trying to sneak up on her boyfriend but he catches her because of her scent. Then she runs out of it, but surprise, he's gone to the perfume counter at Macy's and bought her a new supply. He picks the scent with the help of a helpful counter assistant and she can't sneak up on him because he's blind and he picks up her scent every time. It's rather sweet and I must have been impressed because I remember it's Macy's. 

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My parents used to have an Aussie shepherd. She would "herd" my son all over when he was a toddler. They live on a lake and she would always put herself between him and the shoreline. It was so sweet.

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Border Collie is my favorite breed of dog. I'd get one but we live on a busy street and I have mobility issues, it wouldn't be fair to such an active dog to be cooped up all day. Our yard is completely fenced, but still. I think there should be more dogs in commercials and on tv in general.

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39 minutes ago, 7Stringer said:

Feeble-minded. Haha   Consumer Cellular does it too. They seem determined to make older folks look even lamer than they already are......ok, we already are.

So true. But then we see the commercials for "senior dating" websites and all of the (alleged) seniors in the ad are thin, fit very attractive and articulate. and NONE of them are using a walker, drinking from a tea cup while sitting in a rocking chair with an afghan quilt covering their silver hair. 

And everyone who uses a Peletron is young, already in top shape and lives in an ocean/mountain view home with floor to ceiling glass walls. Damn the overload of stupid commercials this time of year makes me so f'n pissed. 

Thanks for letting me vent! Lol

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1 hour ago, friendperidot said:

However, there is a cute ad for Macy's with a young woman who keeps trying to sneak up on her boyfriend but he catches her because of her scent. Then she runs out of it, but surprise, he's gone to the perfume counter at Macy's and bought her a new supply. He picks the scent with the help of a helpful counter assistant and she can't sneak up on him because he's blind and he picks up her scent every time. It's rather sweet and I must have been impressed because I remember it's Macy's. 

I was just coming to post about that one in the Favorites topic. It's really cute. 

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I didn't think this ad would be on YouTube because it's so freakin' bad, but here it is.   Community Choice Credit Union, where you'll feel like a kid in a candy store because of their low rates.  The kid pours sugar into her mouth, makes it rain using play money, and lays down on a concrete floor thinly covered with candy to make a snow/candy angel.  Concrete.  Plus, I saw no chocolate in that candy store, just cheap crap like you'd find at a dollar store. 

We're very tired of Thomas Middleditch bugging everyone about Verizon.  Just do an ad, stop bothering your friends.  And strangers.

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On 12/13/2018 at 9:08 PM, KLovestoShop said:

I despise the commercial for one of those emergency call button companies.  It’s the one where they post the warning that the commercial could be offensive?  Then you hear moaning in pain and see a poor woman lying at the bottom of the stairs.  The reason I HATE this commercial is because this is what happened to my mom right before she passed away, right before the Holidays.  The actress even sounded like my mom as she was crying in pain.  While mom didn’t fall down stairs, she fell in her closet and broke her neck, it’s just too realistic and brings me to tears when I see it.  

OMG, I am so, so sorry this happened to your poor mom. I find those commercials traumatizing enough; I can't even imagine how they must make you feel.

On a more annoying note, I want to slap a gag on the mouth of that opera singer who's singing at the car. Yes, I'm sure she has a good voice, but she is so damn smug about it she has ruined that perfectly lovely aria for me.

And +1,000 on the Peloton hate. I do have the app on my phone, and I can confirm that the instructors are just as phony and faux-cool as they appear to be on the commercials.

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4 hours ago, lu1535 said:

These perfume ads are killing me.......................

IKR? God bless Julia Roberts, but hers are among the worst ; P

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22 hours ago, Suzn said:

Yes, it is.  It is not my little blue merle girl, but looks just like her.

 

19 hours ago, Moose135 said:

Sweet! My GF has a red Aussie, and I've become her favoritest person in the world - I've posted picture of her in the Pets thread.  They are terrific dogs.

 

18 hours ago, Suzn said:

Thanks for pointing me to the Pets thread, which I didn't even know about!  She is a beautiful dog.

They are so smart and sweet-natured. 

 

17 hours ago, friendperidot said:

I had a Border Collie/Blue Heeler that would herd people. Now I have a lab/Shepherd/Border Collie mix and he does the Border Collie death stare very well. 

 

18 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

My parents used to have an Aussie shepherd. She would "herd" my son all over when he was a toddler. They live on a lake and she would always put herself between him and the shoreline. It was so sweet.

My first introduction to Queensland Blue Heelers was a muzzled dog named Kelly, who drooled on me over the back seat of my soon-to-be-Australian stepdaddy's Edsel.

Radar love.

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4 hours ago, lu1535 said:

These perfume ads are killing me.......................

Especially the one with the dark haired actress (I detest her so much I forgot her name but I think she was in The Swan or the Black Swan)?Anyway...she gets real close to the camera, sticks her nose in the air and says:

"And YOU! What would YOU do for love?"

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18 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

My parents used to have an Aussie shepherd. She would "herd" my son all over when he was a toddler. They live on a lake and she would always put herself between him and the shoreline. It was so sweet.

I have to do one more off-topic post about my Aussie.  When she met her companion, a Siberian Husky, she tried to herd her.  The Husky was not amused.  But the best herding was when she herded an escapee cat back into the house.  The cat was not amused either.

18 hours ago, friendperidot said:

I had a Border Collie/Blue Heeler that would herd people. Now I have a lab/Shepherd/Border Collie mix and he does the Border Collie death stare very well. 

I love it - "the Border Collie death stare"!  They do have that laser look!

On topic - the most egregious perfume ads for me are a toss-up between Julia Roberts and her many teeth and Natalie Portman chewing the scenery with hers.  Just awful.

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The latest St. Jude's commercials are incorporating vintage footage of founder Danny Thomas talking about his hopes for the hospital. Whenever I see him, I always think about this line from "The Golden Girls": "If Rose finds out Danny Thomas is a lesbian, it'll break her heart."

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With all the dislike for toilet paper commercials, I was amused at the grocery store today when I was buying toilet paper. For the first time, I noticed the sign over the aisle where it's sold said "bath tissue".

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13 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

With all the dislike for toilet paper commercials, I was amused at the grocery store today when I was buying toilet paper. For the first time, I noticed the sign over the aisle where it's sold said "bath tissue".

Does the tissue come with a warning " for use in bath only"?

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On ‎12‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 3:02 PM, Silver Raven said:

I had a roommate from Youngstown, Ohio who said yuns.

It's pretty close to Pittsburgh, a big region where "Yinz" is popular.

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2 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

I'm pretty certain that Michael Jackson is still alive and living his life as Marlo Thomas doing commercials for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

"It's a man, baby!"        She doesn't even look like Marlo Thomas anymore. I can't believe she aged so badly that she had to do that to herself.

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2 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

Especially the one with the dark haired actress (I detest her so much I forgot her name but I think she was in The Swan or the Black Swan)?Anyway...she gets real close to the camera, sticks her nose in the air and says:

"And YOU! What would YOU do for love?"

I like that commercial.

**pouts...hangs her head in shame**

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44 minutes ago, Aryanna said:

I like that commercial.

**pouts...hangs her head in shame**

Nothing to be ashamed of Aryanna! Lol. You're probably young, beautiful and still believe in love. As well you should! I'm an old, cranky, jaded bitch who sees things from a different perspective. But does that perfume smell good? 😁

I'm a Jo Malone perfume lover. And I also love Gendarme for men (it smells good on ANYTHING)

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50 minutes ago, Aryanna said:

like that commercial.

**pouts...hangs her head in shame**

Sorry.  She just looks like she's throwing a fit for attention and the acting is over the top.  And it fails as an advertisement because I have blocked out the name of the perfume.

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15 minutes ago, Suzn said:

  And it fails as an advertisement because I have blocked out the name of the perfume.

Yeah, I don't remember the name of it either.

But I ALWAYS remember the Ja'dore commercial AND the actress Charlize Theron. I still wouldn't buy it but it's a good commercial. Except it reminds me that Charlize Theron was with Sean Penn for awhile.  Makes me wonder if the perfume stinks.

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41 minutes ago, Suzn said:

Sorry.  She just looks like she's throwing a fit for attention and the acting is over the top.  And it fails as an advertisement because I have blocked out the name of the perfume.

I agree on all accounts. But I just like it. For the longest time I thought it was a Chanel commercial. It's not. So yeah, it fails as an ad.

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16 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

Yeah, I don't remember the name of it either.

But I ALWAYS remember the Ja'dore commercial AND the actress Charlize Theron. I still wouldn't buy it but it's a good commercial. Except it reminds me that Charlize Theron was with Sean Penn for awhile.  Makes me wonder if the perfume stinks.

Charlize may just be the prettiest woman on the planet, and maybe shot her evil stepdaddy. 

And Sean Penn must have a magical peen.

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17 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

But I ALWAYS remember the Ja'dore commercial AND the actress Charlize Theron. I still wouldn't buy it but it's a good commercial. Except it reminds me that Charlize Theron was with Sean Penn for awhile.  Makes me wonder if the perfume stinks.

This is the only commercial of that type that I like at all.  Charlize Theron is simply magnificent.  Also Ja'dore does smell very good. 

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3 hours ago, walnutqueen said:

Charlize may just be the prettiest woman on the planet, and maybe shot her evil stepdaddy. 

And Sean Penn must have a magical peen.

I hear he can lick his eyebrows.

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7 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

I hear he can lick his eyebrows.

I need confirmation on this. lol

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22 minutes ago, Ashforth said:

Years ago one of the Charlize Theron perfume commercials used this song, which is simply a great effing song.

That is a great song. Dont know who the woman is singing it but she looks kinda like Megan Trainor before she lost weight. And she looks a lot like me BEFORE i gained weight! Lol. JK!

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Okay let's discuss the Edible Arraignment holiday commercial. I assume it's Christmas day but Sophie can't make it because she's stuck at work. So Edible Arraignments makes employees work on Christmas? What's with that?

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15 hours ago, Brookside said:

Kohl's.  Free store pick-up.  As opposed to paying to go get the crap you bought?

As opposed to paying shipping to have it delivered to your home.

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3 hours ago, lu1535 said:

So Edible Arraignments makes employees work on Christmas? What's with that?

"Edible Arraignments" gives Sophie fresh fruit to eat while in prison, how nice of them!

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3 hours ago, lu1535 said:

Okay let's discuss the Edible Arraignment holiday commercial. I assume it's Christmas day but Sophie can't make it because she's stuck at work. So Edible Arraignments makes employees work on Christmas? What's with that?

I just can't with Edible Arrangements from the get-go.  All I can picture is a slimy, revolting pile of warm peeled fruit covered with gnats. 

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3 minutes ago, Brattinella said:

I just can't with Edible Arrangements from the get-go.  All I can picture is a slimy, revolting pile of warm peeled fruit covered with gnats. 

To say nothing of entire offices, families, church groups,etc. getting sick as dogs thanks to one of their own passing colds,etc. by putting their own grubby hands onto said displays. To keep this ontopic, both the concept and its commercials annoy and irritate me to no end and I truly have to ask their customers 'what were you thinking?'.

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Edible Arrangements makes boxes of single pieces of chocolate covered fruits and they are SO. GOOD.  It makes me very sad to be allergic to pineapple.

In the Alexa ad where the girl needs dad’s help to finish dinner she asks Alexa to dim the lights before she starts cooking.  Why would you do that?  No wonder she burned the duck, she couldn’t see what she was doing.  Also I thought her hair in the bandana was before she got ready but nope, that was her finished look.

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