Commercials with People Who Should Just Go Away Now
Posted Mar 23, 2012 @ 8:04 AM
Posted Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:50 AM
The other thing I failed to mention in my previous post is that because their accent isn't one I am that familiar with, I keep being unsure whether they're saying "hopper" or "harper." So I can't tell whether it's supposed to be some sort of play on their accent, since it's atypical to have people in a commercial with a non-"newscaster" accent. But then I don't understand why they want me to be unsure what their product is called. (I feel like a running theme in my posts about commercials I don't like is how they don't make any sense to me. Ad people, make commercials that make sense so people have one less thing to be mad about!)
Edited by janie jones, Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:54 AM.
Posted Mar 23, 2012 @ 4:52 PM
Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 6:17 AM
Bayer only jumped on that "helps when you have a heart attack" thing about two decades ago, only as a fringe benefit of using their product *as a pain reliever*.
And also, I suspect, so they could continue to market their 81mg formula, since giving aspirin to children is no longer recommended(due to the risk of Reye's syndrome).
Edited by smittykins, Mar 24, 2012 @ 6:28 AM.
Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 9:52 AM
Works for me. If only we'd seen THAT in the commercial...
Someone told me there's a unspoken law in the frozen tundra where if you endanger your group's safety, they will strand your ass and leave you behind to freeze to death and no one will ask about it, which is exactly what I see them doing to that asshole.
Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 10:32 PM
I've been fine with all of the recent Swiffer ads except one. The mom finishes cleaning, so she finally has time to read the book she wants. While she's reading, the daughter blurts out the ending while the mom's still reading the book. The mom gives up on the book. How rude. Who does that? If she's still reading it, then clearly she HASN'T READ THE ENDING YET.
Posted Mar 25, 2012 @ 10:16 AM
I love my Honda, but I hate Honda commercials.
Posted Mar 25, 2012 @ 2:04 PM
Or the daughter figured that since her mother already owned the book and it wasn't a recent purchase, she was re-reading the book.
If she's still reading it, then clearly she HASN'T READ THE ENDING YET.
Posted Mar 25, 2012 @ 11:05 PM
Another thing that bugs me about the ad is that the couple decide to drive a hard bargain, and the husband asks the salesman, in English, "What sorts of deals do you have going on?" And he says, "We have a lot of deals." And apparently that's good enough to seal the deal, he doesn't even bother to get details such as how much the damn car is going to cost.
Posted Mar 26, 2012 @ 9:12 AM
Posted Mar 26, 2012 @ 4:55 PM
I used to like the Alouette ad, but it has overstayed its welcome for me.
It doesn't bother me that they're speaking in Chinese, since couples buying cars probably often have private conversations away from the salesperson, and speaking Chinese is probably easier than being all, "Can you go away for a minute?" What bothers me is that he responds to them in Chinese. First of all, it's show-offy, and secondly, he might as well have announced, "I was listening in on your private conversation." If it had been intended for his ears, it would have been in English.
There is a Honda commercial where a couple are shopping for a new car, and they start talking to each other in Chinese. When they decide that they're ready to deal, the salesman replies to them in Chinese as well. I wish they would all go away. Not only is the talking in Chinese to keep secrets from the salesman rude, but when the salesman replies to them in Chinese, he hovers waiting to get a reaction from them, as if, "See, I'm smart, aren't I?"
Posted Mar 26, 2012 @ 7:08 PM
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 3:55 PM
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 9:47 PM
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 11:43 PM
At least, um, that's what I *heard*.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:47 AM
Until now, I had no idea what it was about!
I kept wondering, "do they know what the song is about?"
Now that the song is going around in my head...years ago, wasn't there a commercial for Chef Boyardee ravioli sung to the tune of Alouette?
Edited by moose135, Mar 28, 2012 @ 12:12 PM.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:58 AM
The Folgers commercial where the lady goes to Zumba class or samba or whatever. If you follow drinking coffee with any type of activity that requires lots of bouncing and jiggling, you'll bounce and jiggle your bowels right into a frenzy.
Ugh! That commercial makes my stomach ache!
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 3:02 PM
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 3:15 PM
I want to smack that kid too, but - I am reminded that I have friends who have a really devious way of buying a car. They pick out the one they want, then show up five minutes before closing and purposely set their three rugrats loose to wreak havoc in the showroom, honking horns, running apeshit, etc., and don't lift a finger to stop them. Eventually the dealership gives them whatever they want just to get them the hell out of there.
I'd like to put tape over the mouth of that kid in Honda ad that keeps hassling the salesman asking, "What's this?" What's that?" He needs to leave, and his parents who don't tell him to stop.
So I pretend the parents have deliberately coached their child to be as annoying as possible so the car dealer will agree to whatever price they're asking just to get rid of them and their annoying brat.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 4:57 PM
WTF are these idiots smoking that anyone thought these would be funny after the 3rd showing? Charlie Sheen is not "hip" or "cool", no matter what his PR folks want us to believe. He also hasn't been funny recently. Dish, who wants my business, is telling me that I am so idiotic that if the cable goes out once, these things will/could happen to me(which is funny as I'm female and most of the scenarios are aimed at guys). What's gonna happen when a storm disrupts the signal to my dish?
eta: Thank you to Bastet,Esq. for the catch. In my area, the ads play so much on several networks, my tolerance for them has correspondingly shrunk. They are funny- in moderation, except the Sheen one, but YMMV depending on your tolerance of Charlie.
Edited by Actionmage, Apr 1, 2012 @ 3:06 AM.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 5:06 PM
Edited by Bastet Esq, Mar 28, 2012 @ 5:07 PM.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 6:53 PM
I know. I was just wondering if there was a reason they decided to give the people in the ad Boston accents, rather than a generic could-be-from-anywhere one.
Janie Jones I believe the people in the Hopper ad are supposed to be from Boston.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 7:08 PM
Much as I hate to admit it, I FLOVE that commercial. Not much of a traveler myself, but the idea of a young, single guy globe-hopping and having a ball, kinda cool, you know?
I haven't seen the one-razor world traveler, but as far as the Free Credit Score "21st centurEE global NOmad" goes, for someone to whom "home is an airport lounge and an iPad," he sure picks up a lot of crap on his travels to store in..the airport lounge? C'mon, really, an alpenhorn?
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 5:05 AM
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 1:20 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 8:04 PM
I'm getting all stabby over this guy on an XFinity commercial blathering on about how he got a land-line phone in his house and suddenly can't stop talking on the phone like some twelve year-old girl. Turns out he's talking to some pizza delivery guy, who is as non-impressed as we are. The only advantage to having a land-line phone is the chance of it having a really sturdy cord with which to strangle him until he squeals "like a twelve year-old girl".
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 9:19 PM
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 4:40 AM
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 8:01 AM
Look. I am a woman. If some vapid twit called me at work to blather on about losing weight and omg!ifitintotheseskinnyjeans!!!!11!!! I would, on a good day, give her a silent WTF? like the Progresso cook. On a bad day, I'd make it a not-so-silent WTF? and hang up on her. Just because we share the same gender does not mean I care. Way to live in the 21st century, Progresso!
So. Much. Hate.