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2 hours ago, scarletine said:

I haven't seen the "Yes" one that I can recall, but the "No" one has me diving for the mute button every time. Mostly because of Chandler Bing. 

What? You don't care for Miss Chanandler Bong?

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There's a commercial airing now with a woman looking at herself in the bathroom mirror acting like what she's seeing is the image of a hot mama. She says she takes care of her skin. "Not this skin," she says, pointing to her face. Then she casts her eyes downward. "Down there" like she's in kindergarten. It's an ad for bladder leakage pads.

Isn't there enough terrible stuff going on in the world right now without this hot mess of a commercial?

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13 hours ago, Winston Wolfe said:

And while we're on the topic of insurance commercials - it bugs me that the new Jake from State Farm pronounces "insurance" as "IN-surance" with an emphasis on the first two syllables. Yeah, I'm a writer by trade, please bear with me folks lol.

Then you might want to avoid my posts at all costs, they are a mess. 

 

On 7/27/2020 at 4:35 PM, dleighg said:

I think it's mostly because they taste good. I started off taking a particular supplement by buying a gummy version ("why not"?) until I looked at the calories! I forget, but I think it was like 100 calories for the two per day recommended amount! I really don't need 100 extra calories for something I can just swallow!

That makes me nervous.   That maybe okay for adults, but I would be concerned that if children were taking vitamins that tasted good, that they might take more than they should.

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On 7/20/2020 at 7:03 PM, Phebemarie said:

This is a horrible commercial.  

 

Oh, yeah.  I shut if off immediately.  A least the one with the daughter and mother is not quite as annoying as this one.

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2 minutes ago, hcw80 said:

Oh, yeah.  I shut if off immediately.  A least the one with the daughter and mother is not quite as annoying as this one.

You can get shingles from your pharmacist?  I get mine from Home Depot.

That couple was annoying.  I assume their kids moved out of the house and left no forwarding address.

 

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On ‎07‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 1:18 AM, Maverick said:

If they were acting that way over a covid vaccine I'd get it, but is shingles some hot button right now? 

Having known someone who had shingles very badly, I get it completely.  That shit is painful and can last for weeks.  It won't kill you, but it will make you wish it would, apparently.

On ‎07‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 11:00 AM, CrazyInAlabama said:

The shingles vaccine now in Shingrix (spelling?) which is two shots 2 to 6 months apart.     It's 98% effective, after the two shots.     

The previous shingles vaccine was only about 50% or a similar not great percentage effective.     I got the first one in 2008, and the Shingrix when it was available at my pharmacy, when they got it in.     I know too many people that had multiple bouts with shingles, and some that had the nerve pain that never stops, so that's one disease I never want to get.   

That commercial doesn't bother me, but the singing hoo-haw one makes me rabid.  

My insurance company covered the first one at 50, but won't cover the better one until I hit 60.  So I've got five years to get through without getting shingles - fingers crossed.  I don't mind the commercial, although they do seem to be running it a lot lately.

The singing hoo-hah commercial is so, so, so terribly stupid, I can't even with that one.

On ‎07‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 2:33 PM, Katy M said:

I hate that bra commercial that they've been showing a lot lately.  I don't remember what it's called, but it starts out with someone asking her friend to adjust her bra for her and her friend tells her she needs this kind of bra and she exposes the strap and the adjuster is on the top.  I've literally never seen a bra with an adjust thing not on the top.  And then if you tighten it comes forward.  Am I really supposed to believe there are bras out there that have the adjuster in the back where you can't reach it?  I mean I've had bras with no strap adjuster at all.  But, not one in the back.  And if it didn't have one at all her friend wouldn't be able to adjust it any more than she could.

I have a lot of bras where the strap adjuster is on the back of the strap, but that may just be because I have the strap as tight as possible.  And no, I can't adjust them while wearing them.  It is a weird commercial, though.

 

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On ‎07‎/‎21‎/‎2020 at 5:21 PM, KLovestoShop said:

I can’t stand the insurance commercial with the screaming Idina Menzel.  My opinion is probably shaded by a very negative experience during a concert with our local symphony.  First, she’s 45 minutes late, walks out barefoot because she didn’t feel like putting on shoes and talked/rambled for 10 minutes between each song.  If all that weren’t bad enough, she kept dropping F-bombs during her chats.  Because of her starring in Wicked, there were a lot of young kids in the audience, and the parents did not appreciate her profanity.  For $125 a ticket, it was a major disappointment. 

I think she has a terrible voice, but am kind of amused by her mis-reading tax attorney for taxidermy.

On ‎07‎/‎24‎/‎2020 at 12:51 AM, nokat said:

The ad that I hate is Applebee's welcome back. I don't know if you've eaten any of it, but no, I don't want it again.
 

Awwww, I like that one.  Although I'll admit it's mostly nostalgia for Welcome Back, Kotter.  And I like most of their food, although I haven't had those bowl things.

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On ‎07‎/‎24‎/‎2020 at 2:18 PM, peacheslatour said:

Of course you have to manage your money but that's not the point of direct deposit. It depends on the policy of the business you work for. As office manager at my job, I did payroll. I used to do it on Tuesdays but I didn't hand out the checks until Thursday every two weeks. So myself and everyone else who had direct deposit had the money in their accounts on Tuesday. Two days earlier than the people who didn't.  Except, funnily enough the principals, they didn't have it because they didn't want their wives to know how much money they made.

I work for a county government.  Pay day is Friday.  Direct deposit does not change that.  The money is in our accounts on Friday morning.  The only exception is when a federal holiday on which banks are closed falls on payday Friday (basically Christmas, New Years and July 4th).  Then, and only then, our pay hits our bank accounts on Thursday.

On ‎07‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 2:10 AM, DC Gal in VA said:

First, it features an insipid, sappy "songlet" that goes "Right now, right now, love is everywhere."

Oh god, I hate that song.  But I do have a beach happy place I go to mentally.  Of course, it involves a sexy Kiwi/Aussie actor, surfing, and absolutely no Corona whatsoever.

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2 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Awwww, I like that one.  Although I'll admit it's mostly nostalgia for Welcome Back, Kotter.  And I like most of their food, although I haven't had those bowl things.

I didn't mean to offend, which I realized I might have after writing that. I just don't like the commercial.
 

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On 7/25/2020 at 7:37 PM, icemiser69 said:

I would think moose and squoyal (squirrel) would have better things to do than be in a Geico commercial.

I've often wondered how I'd phoneticize Natasha's TM pronunciation.  Kudos, but that half-rolled R is a tough one!

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3 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

I think she has a terrible voice, but am kind of amused by her mis-reading tax attorney for taxidermy.

I think it’s supposed to be a take off on how John Travolta mispronounced her name, Adele Dazeim, at some awards show. 

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That maybe okay for adults, but I would be concerned that if children were taking vitamins that tasted good, that they might take more than they should.

When I was a child I remember liking the taste of Flintstones vitamins and I ate them like candy.

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On 7/28/2020 at 10:15 PM, SnarkySheep said:

And given the fact that the girl is the one in the bathroom, not dad, it doesn't really make sense that he's the one passing the sheets to HER...

Hahaha. I didn’t even think of that, but you are so so so so so so so righ-   Dammit!  I ran out of Angel Soft!!

ETA:  maybe I will just go to Staples and get myself some actual paper, on which to write my apology!

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4 minutes ago, Miss Bones said:

Hahaha. I didn’t even think of that, but you are so so so so so so so righ-   Dammit!  I ran out of Angel Soft!!

Unless that's the only bathroom in the house, there are other sources of tp. Even if it is the only bathroom, I've got tp stacked in my garage now that it's available again. I got close to having none when the great shortage arrived. Said in my terrible Scarlett O'Hara imitation, as God is my witness, I will never be without tp again!

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On 7/25/2020 at 7:37 PM, icemiser69 said:

I would think moose and squoyal (squirrel) would have better things to do than be in a Geico commercial.

I admit I liked the ad with the Road Runner a few years back.

”Meep meep?”

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19 hours ago, nokat said:

I didn't mean to offend, which I realized I might have after writing that. I just don't like the commercial.
 

You didn't offend me.  I like the commercial, but like I said, mostly for the song.  You're okay to not like it.  :-)  Plus, my best friend hates the very concept of those bowls; she really doesn't like all her food mushed together.

18 hours ago, KLovestoShop said:

I think it’s supposed to be a take off on how John Travolta mispronounced her name, Adele Dazeim, at some awards show. 

That makes sense.

 

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I dont have cable or satellite so it's just an antenna for me. I watch a lot of METV.

They run an ad all the time showing clips from some of their line up. It includes Fred Flintstone  screaming yabba daba doooooo! And Carol burnett screaming like Tarzan.

Cant stand either of them or their shows and me tv picks the most annoying sounds from those two. Those two sounds are pitched enough to carry through my entire house even though the volume isnt up.

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Hate the man-scaping razor commercials.  I really don’t care what a man has to do to make ping/pong and the cue stick stand out, so to speak.  

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8 minutes ago, KLovestoShop said:

Hate the man-scaping razor commercials.  I really don’t care what a man has to do to make ping/pong and the cue stick stand out, so to speak.  

At first I thought you were talking about the one that showed them doing interesting sculpts on their faces. I thought that was intriguing enough. Are you telling me I missed the point? Or is there another one that is more pointed, so to speak? In either case, ewww.

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3 hours ago, smittykins said:

I admit I liked the ad with the Road Runner a few years back.

”Meep meep?”

You rang?

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1 hour ago, KLovestoShop said:

Hate the man-scaping razor commercials.  I really don’t care what a man has to do to make ping/pong and the cue stick stand out, so to speak.  

Cue Stick?  What's "up" with that?

Given all of the TMI commercials that involve women, it was only a matter of time that men were thrown into the mix.

They had to come out with a man-scaping razor for men.  I would hate to see the poor sap sneeze while using a straight edge razor.   Just the imagery of a dude trying to chase down his cat that has run off with his testicle is just something that I don't want to think about.

 

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Someone had to have mentioned this commercial but this page moves quickly so I did not see it. The commercial for some drug or doctor to see if your male organ is bent or has other issues. They show all sorts of vegetables in different states of bent and oddness and ask if you have one of those problems. Yikes.

Funny enough, I've been reading and watching all sorts of stuff about Jeffrey Epstein and remember a couple of his victims saying he had an egg shaped penis that was fat on the bottom and thinner at the top. In the commercial I mentioned, there is a vegetable that fits that description.

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The commercial is about Peyronie's disease.

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Peyronie's (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease is a noncancerous condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue that develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections. Penises vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection isn't necessarily a cause for concern.

 

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5 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

Just the imagery of a dude trying to chase down his cat that has run off with his testicle is just something that I don't want to think about.

I want to watch that one now. Sorry.
 

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There is a commercial for some dolls called Cry Babies.  It has the most insipid song:

Cry Babies.  Now there are many more.

Give them a paci so they will stop crying.

Cry Babies.  They really really cry.

Yeesh.....

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On 7/22/2020 at 8:32 PM, Chaos Theory said:

I know it’s supposed to be funny but I hate the Limu Emu and Doug Liberty Mutual commercials.  .  Actually I kind hate most of Liberty Mutuals commercials which is kinda funny because I enjoy most of the Progressive Insurance commercials

I'm perplexed by the one that shows Doug reminiscing about the "one that got away," as if he were referring to some former romantic partner, and then the commercial cuts to a 70s Doug in an elevator with Farrah Fawcett hair and he's blathering on to the back of some guy's head.  Did Doug just start into a sales pitch to a guy who wasn't even facing him?  When the guy stepped off the elevator, Doug fell to his knees and cried out, "Nooo!!!"  I really don't get it.  He's distraught because of a failed sales pitch and still brooding about it all these years later?

 

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18 hours ago, Tashalynn29 said:

I dont have cable or satellite so it's just an antenna for me. I watch a lot of METV.

They run an ad all the time showing clips from some of their line up. It includes Fred Flintstone  screaming yabba daba doooooo! And Carol burnett screaming like Tarzan.

Cant stand either of them or their shows and me tv picks the most annoying sounds from those two. Those two sounds are pitched enough to carry through my entire house even though the volume isnt up.

Thank you.  I thought it was just me.  They also show her gushing about her great friends Jim Nabors and Alan Alda.  I hate everything about the Gomer Pyle show; it's a mystery how that ever stayed on the air as long as it did.  Ugh. 

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35 minutes ago, Ilovecomputers said:

I'm perplexed by the one that shows Doug reminiscing about the "one that got away," as if he were referring to some former romantic partner, and then the commercial cuts to a 70s Doug in an elevator with Farrah Fawcett hair and he's blathering on to the back of some guy's head.  Did Doug just start into a sales pitch to a guy who wasn't even facing him?  When the guy stepped off the elevator, Doug fell to his knees and cried out, "Nooo!!!"  I really don't get it.  He's distraught because of a failed sales pitch and still brooding about it all these years later?

 

The joke is the guy he was talking to had long hair also, and as he steps off the elevator he pulls ear plugs out of his ears, so the guy he was pitching to didn't even hear him. But yeah, lame joke.

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:04 PM, amass said:

I hate the Discover commercials with the clips from 90s tv and movies. There’s one with yes synonyms  and one with no synonyms. I hate them both.

 

On 7/29/2020 at 10:26 AM, scarletine said:

I haven't seen the "Yes" one that I can recall, but the "No" one has me diving for the mute button every time. Mostly because of Chandler Bing. 

Hah.  I don't mind Chanandler Bong.  But I can't stand the guy in "Yes" that gushes "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes".  I know he's from a TV show I should recognise, but this character is a complete tool.

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1 minute ago, blackwing said:

But I can't stand the guy in "Yes" that gushes "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes".  I know he's from a TV show I should recognise, but this character is a complete tool.

You're right; that is by far the most annoying clip in that ad. He's the dorky "office boy" (?) in Thirty-Rock. A show I don't watch so apologies for not knowing his name or getting his role wrong.

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5 hours ago, Ilovecomputers said:

Thank you.  I thought it was just me.  They also show her gushing about her great friends Jim Nabors and Alan Alda.  I hate everything about the Gomer Pyle show; it's a mystery how that ever stayed on the air as long as it did.  Ugh. 

"Surprise, surprise, surprise."

MeTV commercials are nowhere near as clever as they used to be.  They are more stale then their television lineup, and their television lineup needs a serious shakeup.  They keep running the same series over and over and over again.

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On 7/27/2020 at 8:22 AM, CrystalBlue said:

is the only beer in the world advertised with a piece of fruit on top to give it that extra flavor their bottle of piss cerveza needs.

I've been having computer and internet problems for the last month. So I read, 45 or so books during this time. One of the books I read takes place in Key West and the characters want their beer NFL (no f**kin lime). 

Since I don't drink beer in any shape or form, I don't pay much attention to their ads, but I do like the Corona Christmas ad.

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2 hours ago, friendperidot said:

I've been having computer and internet problems for the last month. So I read, 45 or so books during this time. One of the books I read takes place in Key West and the characters want their beer NFL (no f**kin lime). 

Since I don't drink beer in any shape or form, I don't pay much attention to their ads, but I do like the Corona Christmas ad.

Carl Hiaasen?

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7 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

Carl Hiaasen?

Laurence Shames?

Looks like Peaches and I wanna read it, too.  Title & author, please...if you can remember.

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There is one commercial that knocks me out of my chair every time.  It has a sound like a dolphin or whale, but to me it sounds like an injured puppy.  When commercials are on, I just read til they are over, but THIS ONE is extremely loud and obnoxious.  I'm not sure if it was for a cellphone company or beer. 

 

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On 7/31/2020 at 5:28 PM, peacheslatour said:

Carl Hiaasen?

no, Chip Bell, Come Monday.

 

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I don't know which thread I saw the post on, I've had about 30 pages of reading to catch up on since I was without a computer and/or internet for about a month, but someone posted about annoying Pluto tv ads for other shows. Specifically for Siesta Key, yes that one is annoying, but the ones that irritate me the most are the ones for MTV's Made and Sweet Sixteen. I don't mind the girl in the Made ad for wanting to be "hella hot" and be a pageant girl. But, the little, entitled twit for the Sweet Sixteen, I want to smack her entitled little butt and send her off to serve meals at homeless shelters or to carry out food for old people at the food bank or send her to muck out cages at the animal shelter or all three. She's not nearly as cute as she thinks she is, then there's a clip of her going into the party and someone really should have spent some of that time and money to teach her how to walk in heels, she clomps and stomps, it's not a pretty picture.

I forgot more of my Pluto shows ads, the Dallas Cheerleaders resident bytch, "have you ever held a pair of pom poms in your life?"

And Nosey, feature Jerry Springer, Maury Povich and some other guy I am not familiar with. (I just don't watch these kind of shows) I don't know which one of the 3 shows, but one young woman with a quavering voice asks another young woman, "are you sleeping with him?" And the other young woman gives what is the stupidest answer, "Yes, I'm sleeping with your boyfriend." And then fighting ensues. The other one, Maury intones, "You are the father." And she proceeds to jump around in front of the young man, screaming incoherently. I guess shes refraining from punching his lights out, but if she jumps around in anger like that a lot, she'll take that baby weight off fast.

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On 7/25/2020 at 7:04 PM, Ashforth said:
On 7/25/2020 at 11:52 AM, ctlady said:

I just came here specifically to rant about that exact commercial.  SO WHAT you got paid two days earlier?  What's there to boast about?  You'll just have less by the time everyone else gets paid.  Go away, you smug twit!

Nah, she says she's at the office boasting to her co-workers that she already got her pay, while they are losers waiting for payday. I'm sure she's very popular at work.

I'm so sick of her - I'm starting to feel like I want to punch her when she comes on; I definitely mute the idiot. 

SOOO agree with both sentiments: Boasting, you jerk? I'm sure all your co-workers hate you, Dulce. And secondly, WHO CARES? Not that big a deal!

Between this commercial and the other one, with the woman who finally feels like she can trust her bank, this really seems like a business geared to people who aren't very financially savvy or knowledgeable about business in general. I mean, what does it mean to be able to finally trust your bank*? What do you think they're doing - stealing your money from your account and having lavish parties on yachts in the South of France? But that woman is infinitely less obnoxious than Boasting Idiot Woman.

It almost seems like Chime is a step up from payday-loan stores.

 *And I get it that banks are greedy corporate overlords who live on the 9th ring of hell - that other ad for Chime, with the man and woman in the coffee shop... every time he says: "Those are maintenance fees - but I don't know what they're maintaining", I always answer out loud: Their profit margin, you moron, they're maintaining their profit margin!

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41 minutes ago, mme ginger said:

I mean, what does it mean to be able to finally trust your bank*? What do you think they're doing - stealing your money from your account and having lavish parties on yachts in the South of France?

Well, uh, yeah. That's a pretty good description of what the despicable people who control banks do.

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I thought she was saying "posting" as in "I looked at my account online and it was posting that I was already paid."

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22 hours ago, friendperidot said:

The other one, Maury intones, "You are the father." And she proceeds to jump around in front of the young man, screaming incoherently. I guess shes refraining from punching his lights out, but if she jumps around in anger like that a lot, she'll take that baby weight off fast.

I think it's hilarious the way she slings around all those braids coming out of the top of her head. It's almost as though that's the whole reason for her posturing - to show how secure they're attached to her real hair.

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On 7/31/2020 at 3:45 PM, icemiser69 said:

"Surprise, surprise, surprise."

MeTV commercials are nowhere near as clever as they used to be.  They are more stale then their television lineup, and their television lineup needs a serious shakeup.  They keep running the same series over and over and over again.

I'll take all those commercials over the ASPCA commercials they show a lot!  I watch Svengoolie on MeTV on Saturday nights and for some reason they show those sad a$$ ASPCA commercials all the time....those and those stupid Hurrycane commercials , the car insurance for seniors, and the hearing aid commercials.  They must think only senior citizens watch MeTV.

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8 minutes ago, Dirtybubble said:

I'll take all those commercials over the ASPCA commercials they show a lot!  I watch Svengoolie on MeTV on Saturday nights and for some reason they show those sad a$$ ASPCA commercials all the time....those and those stupid Hurrycane commercials , the car insurance for seniors, and the hearing aid commercials.  They must think only senior citizens watch MeTV.

OMG! That Hurrycane sex pest kills me every time.

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9 hours ago, Dirtybubble said:

I'll take all those commercials over the ASPCA commercials they show a lot!  I watch Svengoolie on MeTV on Saturday nights and for some reason they show those sad a$$ ASPCA commercials all the time....those and those stupid Hurrycane commercials , the car insurance for seniors, and the hearing aid commercials.  They must think only senior citizens watch MeTV.

I love old westerns. In that vein, we watch a lot of INSP channel. Every commercial is geared to seniors. If I hear another person scream "ATTENTION!! ANYONE ON MEDICARE!!" I'll scream. 

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11 hours ago, QuinnInND said:

I love old westerns. In that vein, we watch a lot of INSP channel. Every commercial is geared to seniors. If I hear another person scream "ATTENTION!! ANYONE ON MEDICARE!!" I'll scream. 

You and me both. Instant channel change.

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2 hours ago, peacheslatour said:

You and me both. Instant channel change.

Instant mute button. 

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