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She certainly didn't get cast because she's conventionally attractive but for me it's not her physical appearance that's offputting it's the expressions on her face.  As my grandmother would say, "a face just begging to be slapped".

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On 1/30/2020 at 3:05 PM, proserpina65 said:

I haven't seen that one.  I have seen the one where a woman gets to her car in the parking lot to find that some asshole in a monster truck has parked so close to it that she can't get in the car.  She uses the parking assist thing to get her car out of the parking space.  Now THAT could be very useful.

Wait, you can do it without being inside the vehicle? What sort of sorcery is this?

4 hours ago, Ilovecomputers said:

(In the voice of Ricky Ricardo):  Someone needs to "splain" to me the Princess Cruise commercial where they play "White Rabbit" and the female passenger seems to be on a magic mushroom trip.  What is the cruise line trying to say?  I've never been on a cruise, but I hear a lot of stories about mass foodborne illnesses, people disappearing off of ships, people "falling" off of ships, and other disasters.  I can go to the mall for similar experiences for less money.

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So I wasn't imagining her running thru a giant garden a la Carrie's special adventure on LHotP?

 

2 hours ago, Ohwell said:

The woman in that Trivago commercial needs to fix those bags under her eyes instead of worrying about room rates.

Perhaps worrying about room rates caused those bags under her eyes? 

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6 hours ago, Ilovecomputers said:

(In the voice of Ricky Ricardo):  Someone needs to "splain" to me the Princess Cruise commercial where they play "White Rabbit" and the female passenger seems to be on a magic mushroom trip.  What is the cruise line trying to say?  I've never been on a cruise, but I hear a lot of stories about mass foodborne illnesses, people disappearing off of ships, people "falling" off of ships, and other disasters.  I can go to the mall for similar experiences for less money.

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The voiceover at the end does talk about everything being included.  I guess that means the acid, too, right?

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1 hour ago, Ubiquitous said:

Wait, you can do it without being inside the vehicle? What sort of sorcery is this?

"It's a ghost cah!" (from the commercial!)

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39 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

The voiceover at the end does talk about everything being included.  I guess that means the acid, too, right?

But don't take the brown acid, man. It's not poisoned, it's just bad acid.

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1 hour ago, proserpina65 said:

The voiceover at the end does talk about everything being included.  I guess that means the acid, too, right?

My problem with this commercial is that they dissect “White Rabbit” into segments, which destroys the integrity of the song. Maybe it is a copyright fair use thing. I also do not understand the connection between the song and the cruise line.

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The Purple Bricks commercials where one spouse 'confesses' to the other that they were wrong about Purple Bricks and they could have saved thousands in commission.  So the other person is mad and the confesser looks like they are about to burst into tears.  Yeah.  Right.

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1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

"I'm a kid, so if I like it..."

Yes, because kids have such sophisticated and nuanced palates.

They may not be sophisticated, but they are (or at least can be) pretty darn picky.

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5 minutes ago, Katy M said:

They may not be sophisticated, but they are (or at least can be) pretty darn picky.

Yes but they're picky about things like raw vegetables, fish, cooked vegetables and anything vaguely healthy. The things they do like are things like pink slime (chicken nuggets) pizza and, apparently buttered noodles. Bland, flavorless foods and sweets. I'm not going to take culinary advice from someone who thinks salmon is vomit inducing.

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I'm with all of those that can't stand Matthew McConnehey.  Every time he comes on my TV I yell, "Damn he's a greasy MFer!" It always cracks my husband up.  I'm a Texan with the drawwwlll, but MM's "S" sounds drive me batty.  He just plain squicks me out.

One little tidbit about MM's mom.  My parents live in a retirement community near Austin and MM's mom lives there, too.  My mom has played bridge with her a few times and she brags about how her husband died of a HA while they were having sex and she loves to show off her 70 something bikini bod(props to anyone that has the guts to show their bod at any age but the old folks down there think she needs to cover up! LOL) so MM doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to strangeness. 

Also, he has just been appointed the "Minister of something" at U. of Texas, my rival school, which seems quite hilarious.  Too lazy to look up the actual title.

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5 minutes ago, Raiderred said:

'm with all of those that can't stand Matthew McConnehey.

I'm kind of neutral on him (hated him in Contact, thought he was good in Dallas Buyer's Club). But every time one of those Lincoln ads comes on, with him being spacey and useless, my husband says "Get a REAL JOB!"

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26 minutes ago, Raiderred said:

I'm with all of those that can't stand Matthew McConnehey.  Every time he comes on my TV I yell, "Damn he's a greasy MFer!" It always cracks my husband up.  I'm a Texan with the drawwwlll, but MM's "S" sounds drive me batty.  He just plain squicks me out.

One little tidbit about MM's mom.  My parents live in a retirement community near Austin and MM's mom lives there, too.  My mom has played bridge with her a few times and she brags about how her husband died of a HA while they were having sex and she loves to show off her 70 something bikini bod(props to anyone that has the guts to show their bod at any age but the old folks down there think she needs to cover up! LOL) so MM doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to strangeness. 

Also, he has just been appointed the "Minister of something" at U. of Texas, my rival school, which seems quite hilarious.  Too lazy to look up the actual title.

Sounds like the boy didn't have any raising.

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2 minutes ago, peacheslatour said:

Sounds like the boy didn't have any raising.

You got that right! LOL

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On 2/4/2020 at 2:05 PM, peacheslatour said:

But don't take the brown acid, man. It's not poisoned, it's just bad acid.

The realtime PSA of its day! I grew up hearing about Woodstock and not understanding what the significance of a bunch of hippies at a concert was. When I watched some documentaries as an adult, I got it, but the announcement about the brown acid was hilarious to me in a way that I still question. Don't take the brown acid, man. Why is that so funny?

For the record, I am not on acid.

2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Sounds like the boy didn't have any raising.

That sounds like something out of the series of Greater Tuna plays. 😊

Topic? I have a hot, hot hate for the AT&T Internet commercials with the mild mannered nerd serial killer screaming at his Alexis-type device to play smooth jazz playlist while it replies that there is no internet connection. Is this the low to which AT&T has sunk? "Hey out there, we will make sure that you have the right mood music while you commit a crime worthy of an episode of Criminal Minds!"

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The commercial for the new HIV prep drug, Descovy, annoy the hell out of me.  Specifically the bit where one of the actors says that it hasn't been tested on people who were assigned "female" at birth.  No, you mean people born female.  The actual biological sex they were born as.  Because all but small percentage of people were born either male or female.  It's not like gender, which is cultural and something you can be assigned, it's a biological fact.

So basically this drug hasn't been tested for anyone who was born female, regardless of how they might identify now.  Just say that.

 

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22 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Yes but they're picky about things like raw vegetables, fish, cooked vegetables and anything vaguely healthy. The things they do like are things like pink slime (chicken nuggets) pizza and, apparently buttered noodles. Bland, flavorless foods and sweets. I'm not going to take culinary advice from someone who thinks salmon is vomit inducing.

I think salmon is vomit inducing.  And all other seafood as well.  But I do eat most other foods, so I'm okay, right?

But yeah, kids are known to be picky about eating anything remotely sophisticated, exotic or healthy, and thus I'm not taking culinary advice from them.  Hell, I wouldn't take culinary advice from the me I was when I was a child 'cuz I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches with individually wrapped American cheese slices on them.  (If I could do the emoji for vomiting, it would be appropriate as heck here.)

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9 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I think salmon is vomit inducing.  And all other seafood as well.  But I do eat most other foods, so I'm okay, right?

But yeah, kids are known to be picky about eating anything remotely sophisticated, exotic or healthy, and thus I'm not taking culinary advice from them.  Hell, I wouldn't take culinary advice from the me I was when I was a child 'cuz I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches with individually wrapped American cheese slices on them.  (If I could do the emoji for vomiting, it would be appropriate as heck here.)

I was definitely NOT  a picky eater. I would  eat almost anything  put in front of me, with the exception of  turnips (although  I  *loved* turnip GREENS), okra, stewed tomatoes,  and black eyed peas.  But I thought  canned spinach and  canned  asparagus were  wonderful,  so yeah, I had the tastebuds of a raccoon.  (When I discovered  fresh asparagus and  spinach as an adult, I fell in love). 

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11 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Hell, I wouldn't take culinary advice from the me I was when I was a child 'cuz I used to eat peanut butter sandwiches with individually wrapped American cheese slices on them.  (If I could do the emoji for vomiting, it would be appropriate as heck here.)

I hardly ever use emojis, and only recently realized there was a button for inserting them, but let me help you, because ewww: 🤢🤮

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On 2/4/2020 at 12:05 PM, peacheslatour said:

But don't take the brown acid, man. It's not poisoned, it's just bad acid.

And don't forget to ask the cruise ship chef if those mushrooms in the salad are psilocybin.

ETA: Phuck off Domino's Pizza with your stupid new ad that gets aired twice (or more)during each commercial break. 

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On 2/6/2020 at 11:47 AM, proserpina65 said:

The commercial for the new HIV prep drug, Descovy, annoy the hell out of me.  Specifically the bit where one of the actors says that it hasn't been tested on people who were assigned "female" at birth.  No, you mean people born female.  The actual biological sex they were born as.  Because all but small percentage of people were born either male or female.  It's not like gender, which is cultural and something you can be assigned, it's a biological fact.

So basically this drug hasn't been tested for anyone who was born female, regardless of how they might identify now.  Just say that.

 

There is a discussion about this commercial over at the Stirring the Pot: Controversial Commercials thread starting on page four.

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1 hour ago, chenoa333 said:

Phuck off Domino's Pizza with your stupid new ad that gets aired twice (or more)during each commercial break. 

Yeah, I was noticing that. Domino's is really, really proud of that ad, I can tell.

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3 hours ago, InDueTime said:

This Sheba ad. I have a feeling that even if you took the cat out of the equation, this woman still wouldn't receive any parenting awards. 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ZpfQ/sheba-the-fall

This ad has bugged me for a while. What mother wold tell a kid that fell to just get a bandage out of the cupboard??? While her cat purred on her shoulder?  When he said he was bleeding she said get two?? Please mother of the year not going to be awarded here.  Her cat might nominate her for a "Sheba"  feeding award though...

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6 hours ago, Gramto6 said:

What mother wold tell a kid that fell to just get a bandage out of the cupboard???

He sounded fine and not like he was 5.  I doubt he was gushing blood out of an artery.  My mom probably would have yelled the same thing.

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Not even an "are you ok?"  Yeah, it's not something that would make me want to buy their product.

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The only thing I got from the reverse mortgage commercial that Tom Selleck is on is that he knows "what's what".   What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Does he also know whose who?

How about Horton Hears a Who?

And why does he sound like he is constipated when he talks?

Maybe he should be doing commercials for Fleet.  At the end of the commercial after using their product, his voice could change back to what it was back in his Magnum PI days.

 

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Wow this Coventry Direct commercial is pretty bad.

The acting is so bad, that couple should probably leave a trail of bread crumbs just so they can find their way back home.   It seems like they are really talking down to their audience. 

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The one that is popping up on my hate list is the Nissan "Modern Boss" ad. It shows the boss lady leaving work with half the employees chasing her to sign or look over this or that. So is this what a "Modern Boss" does now, leaves work without doing their forking job? And if "Modern Boss" means woman then it's giving all of us a bad rap, plus she can't drive she almost got taken out by a truck.

I agree about Matthew McConaughey, can't stand him.

The post on the last page talking about when couples on tv first started sharing a bed, I remember hearing an interview (can't remember by who) that said when tv couples first started sharing a bed one of them had to have a foot on the floor, so even though they were in the same bed they couldn't look like they were about to do something.

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4 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Wow this Coventry Direct commercial is pretty bad.

The acting is so bad, that couple should probably leave a trail of bread crumbs just so they can find their way back home.   It seems like they are really talking down to their audience. 

Ah, the conflicting  messages.  Coventry  says "Sell your life insurance--- you don't need it!" 

Alex Trebek and  Colonial  Penn say "Buy life insurance--- you  need it!"

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On 2/4/2020 at 12:29 PM, cpcathy said:

And the gap in her teeth while she's at it.

Someone once told her she looks like Lauren Hutton, I bet.

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I saw a new one for K Jeweler last night featuring this hideously-dressed man making his way thru a crowd of people holding heart balloons to give a ring to an equally poorly-dressed woman. I don't know why this commercial annoys me so much, but it does!

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:17 AM, icemiser69 said:

Wow this Coventry Direct commercial is pretty bad.

The acting is so bad, that couple should probably leave a trail of bread crumbs just so they can find their way back home.   It seems like they are really talking down to their audience. 

So the woman in the ad says she decided to "do some research" and called Coventry direct. How is that doing research? And why are seniors always portrayed as dumb fucks? And always shown having horrible fashion sense, bad hairstyles, ugly shoes. 

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On 2/8/2020 at 8:25 PM, Colleenna said:

I hate this Turbotax  ad. It's just  plain irritating.  

 

I saw this commercial for the first time yesterday.  Is that weird knee dance from something, or did they just decide the people in this commercial should be doing a weird knee dance?

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There are a series of commercials on right now promoting getting the shingles vaccine.  A laudable message.  So why do they feel the need to have mature adults shriek "Shingles can be WHAAAT" in response to everything being said?  Beyond annoying!

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45 minutes ago, Beany Malone said:

There are a series of commercials on right now promoting getting the shingles vaccine.  A laudable message.  So why do they feel the need to have mature adults shriek "Shingles can be WHAAAT" in response to everything being said?  Beyond annoying!

ANY product that has commercials that shriek, yell, scream or otherwise jolt me out me out my chair shall never see dime one from me. You paying attention Gogurt?

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8 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

I saw a new one for K Jeweler last night featuring this hideously-dressed man making his way thru a crowd of people holding heart balloons to give a ring to an equally poorly-dressed woman. I don't know why this commercial annoys me so much, but it does!

 

Yuck. Such stupid nonsense that is Valentine's Day. "every kiss begins at Kay's". Barf.

And equally nauseating is Jake from State Farm. Yep. He's back again. Same old stale commercial that State Farm dredged up from the archives.

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9 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

I saw a new one for K Jeweler last night featuring this hideously-dressed man making his way thru a crowd of people holding heart balloons to give a ring to an equally poorly-dressed woman. I don't know why this commercial annoys me so much, but it does!

 

They look like a couple of clowns.

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Oh god, the credit karma one with the two young women having lunch and talking about the apartment one of them has just seen. "Dude"  "Dude"  kill me, kill me now.  And if that isn't irritating enough the one who desperately wants the apartment tells the other one when asked if she applied for it "oh I'll do it this afternoon".  But "dude" and "dude" are snarling at others and insisting "that apartment is MINE".  Ugh...

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On 2/10/2020 at 8:38 AM, Ubiquitous said:

I saw a new one for K Jeweler last night featuring this hideously-dressed man making his way thru a crowd of people holding heart balloons to give a ring to an equally poorly-dressed woman. I don't know why this commercial annoys me so much, but it does!

 

He's wearing orange not red, she too is wearing orange not red or pink.  Not the usual Valentine's Day stuff.  They are different! (/sarcasm)

Of course he is giving her jewelry, heart shaped jewelry no less. We are supposed to buy into how unique that is to giving someone red roses or a heart shaped balloon.

It is no wonder this commercial annoys you, it is a sprain from eye rolling level of annoying.

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 4:29 PM, janie jones said:

I saw this commercial for the first time yesterday.  Is that weird knee dance from something, or did they just decide the people in this commercial should be doing a weird knee dance?

Speaking of the "knee dance", there's this commercial for vitamins, I think, featuring this stocky guy taking the product and then doing a walking dance on the treadmill. It's bad enough he's doing a treadmill dance, but I swear it looks like his head was morphed onto someone else's body because it looks so freaking weird and fake!

 

On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 7:22 PM, chenoa333 said:

And equally nauseating is Jake from State Farm. Yep. He's back again. Same old stale commercial that State Farm dredged up from the archives.

I don't mind it too much, since they changed the ending slightly.

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The Coventry ad, and the consumer cellular ones...basically ANY commercial where the over 55 crowd is portrayed as internet unaware. Newsflash...this age group was between 35 and 40ish when they first started using computers so they certainly aren't Luddites 20yrs later!  Ageism makes my skin crawl!

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That bint on CBS shreeksinging I'm ALIVE about survivor - I'd watch that crap if they actually killed each other but it's just morons playing summer camp and being sneaks.

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There's a commercial for Facebook Groups (WHY?! 🤷‍♂️) which features students leaving the middle of a lecture while playing their kazoos.  I'm not sure where to begin... 

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15 hours ago, meep.meep said:

I think you're supposed to take the wrappers off the cheese.....

The first time my mother bought the individually wrapped slices, she didn't realize they had wrappers and put them on my brother's sandwich with the plastic still on.  That was a rude awakening when he bit into the sandwich.

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42 minutes ago, proserpina65 said:

The first time my mother bought the individually wrapped slices, she didn't realize they had wrappers and put them on my brother's sandwich with the plastic still on.  That was a rude awakening when he bit into the sandwich.

My sweet, little old gran one April Fools Day made pancakes for my grandpa with circles of flannel inside each one.

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1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

My sweet, little old gran one April Fools Day made pancakes for my grandpa with circles of flannel inside each one.

Wasn't there a Three Stooges ep or several about that?

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