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I’ve been watching the PGA Championship this weekend and am troubled by an AIG commercial they keep showing:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/OGBc/aig-direct-bedtime-story

I sure hope the guy is the little girl’s dad and not the financial advisor! The smug way he says “the finest financial advisor in the land” creeped me out and then he puts the advisor’s (his?) card in the book. The first few times when I saw this, it also creeped me out how the girl keeps her eyes closed all the time (except at the end) but kind of smiles while he’s telling the story. I kept saying, “scream, little girl, scream! let someone know he’s in your room!”  Just me? 

 

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7 minutes ago, Spunkygal said:

I’ve been watching the PGA Championship this weekend and am troubled by an AIG commercial they keep showing:

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/OGBc/aig-direct-bedtime-story

I sure hope the guy is the little girl’s dad and not the financial advisor! The smug way he says “the finest financial advisor in the land” creeped me out and then he puts the advisor’s (his?) card in the book. The first few times when I saw this, it also creeped me out how the girl keeps her eyes closed all the time (except at the end) but kind of smiles while he’s telling the story. I kept saying, “scream, little girl, scream! let someone know he’s in your room!”  Just me? 

 

Just saw it for the first time. Seemed clear to me the guy was her father.

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28 minutes ago, chessiegal said:

Just saw it for the first time. Seemed clear to me the guy was her father.

Maybe I am jaded since I hate all of AIG’s commercials!

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I've finally had the "pleasure🤮" of seeing the 2 Kim Kardashian underwear commercials. OMG they totally gross me out and are so close to porn I don't know how they get away with it!! 🤢🤮

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I'm watching L&O reruns on the WE channel. In the past 15 minutes I saw 1) the disgusting Kim Kardashian underwear commercial and a few minutes later 2) the new men's underwear "lift, separate and support" commercial.  I think it was Hanes. All I can say is WTF is happening?

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3 hours ago, Darlabutterfly said:

I see what you did there.

It's a juggling act, pretty hit or miss on my part.  I try to be a smartass without going full jackass.  Sometimes I don't stick the landing, unintentionally going full jackass.  A trait of socially awkward people.  I think I have stuck the landing, when others see that I have fallen flat on my face.

6 minutes ago, AnnA said:

I'm watching L&O reruns on the WE channel. In the past 15 minutes I saw 1) the disgusting Kim Kardashian underwear commercial and a few minutes later 2) the new men's underwear "lift, separate and support" commercial.  I think it was Hanes. All I can say is WTF is happening?

It is a legal series, I would expect to see briefs.

35 minutes ago, Gramto6 said:

I've finally had the "pleasure🤮" of seeing the 2 Kim Kardashian underwear commercials. OMG they totally gross me out and are so close to porn I don't know how they get away with it!! 🤢🤮

I saw one of her commercials online, about what I expected.  I wasn't impressed.

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2 minutes ago, icemiser69 said:

 

It is a legal series, I would expect to see briefs.

 

LOL You aced the landing with that comment!  

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2 hours ago, AnnA said:

... the new men's underwear "lift, separate and support" commercial.  I think it was Hanes. All I can say is WTF is happening?

I'd never seen this one - only heard of it from here - but last night, it came on during a Hallmark movie.  My 6 year old granddaughter was here and it caught her attention.  She said "Mimi! What are you watching?!" I told her it was just a gross commercial, and she responded "Well, it's not for children."  

Take my word for it - it's not for Mimis, either.  🤢

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1 minute ago, GeorgiaRai said:

I'd never seen this one - only heard of it from here - but last night, it came on during a Hallmark movie.  My 6 year old granddaughter was here and it caught her attention.  She said "Mimi! What are you watching?!" I told her it was just a gross commercial, and she responded "Well, it's not for children."  

Take my word for it - it's not for Mimis, either.  🤢

Good for your granddaughter!  She's smarter than the ad agency and company execs who approved that gross commercial.

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7 hours ago, Bastet said:

I think raisins are a crime against grapes, but this had me laughing out loud.  It's science, Grandma!

So do I, but love the dedication to scientific process!

8 hours ago, eel21788 said:

They used to advertise that you got at least one raisin in every spoonful. My sister and I kept careful track as we were eating them. If you started out allotting one raisin in each spoonful, you still ran out of raisins before you got to the bottom of the bowl. This was a scientific study replicated many times over of period of several months.

I gather your scientific conclusion was that Kellogg's is a bald faced liar?

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On that underwear commercial, do you notice that when the guy is riding the bronco machine, he’s holding onto something on the saddle, and the way it’s shot, it looks like he’s holding his little junior?  

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There is an ad for the Zebra, which I guess compares car insurance rates, that has a woman riding around in an invisible car (she is seen just floating around a few feet off the ground in a sitting position with her hands out like she's holding an invisible steering wheel) because she "likes transparency."  It has a disclaimer at the bottom that says, "Invisible cars do not exist.  But your seatbelt does."  They could have just put a seatbelt on the woman instead of including the disclaimer, but I guess they were worried that that might have looked too stupid!

Also, there is a commercial for a local furniture store advertising its Memorial Day sale where they say that they put the "more" in "memorial."  That seems rather tacky.

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2 hours ago, KWalkerInc said:

Also, there is a commercial for a local furniture store advertising its Memorial Day sale where they say that they put the "more" in "memorial."  That seems rather tacky.

Never mind that the word "more" isn't even in the word "memorial". But I do see what they're going for.

I hate how department stores and the like have made holidays like President's Day and MLK Day into opportunities to have sales on "SpEcIaL fUrNiTuRe!!"

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2 minutes ago, Kawaiiko said:

Never mind that the word "more" isn't even in the word "memorial". But I do see what they're going for.

I hate how department stores and the like have made holidays like President's Day and MLK Day into opportunities to have sales on "SpEcIaL fUrNiTuRe!!"

Same here. I'm also confused on how they skipped right over Valentine and Easter commericals straight for MLK and President's Day sales. It would be annoying for Valentine and Easter but at least those are holidays gifts are given. 

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58 minutes ago, andromeda331 said:

Same here. I'm also confused on how they skipped right over Valentine and Easter commericals straight for MLK and President's Day sales. It would be annoying for Valentine and Easter but at least those are holidays gifts are given. 

MLK and Presidents' Day occur before Valentines Day and Easter. so they couldn't have been skipped over. 

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10 hours ago, KLovestoShop said:

On that underwear commercial, do you notice that when the guy is riding the bronco machine, he’s holding onto something on the saddle, and the way it’s shot, it looks like he’s holding his little junior?  

Yikes.  Yesterday while watching golf I saw a commercial for the Tommy John Hammock Pouch. 2 golf balls in a little v-shaped pouch, some pretty graphic description of how the underwear works so 'no swing, no cling, no chafing' and a happy (hot) guy swinging in a hammock.  I guess his balls are double-hammocked.

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1 hour ago, AnnA said:

MLK and Presidents' Day occur before Valentines Day and Easter. so they couldn't have been skipped over. 

I don't know if its just my area or others but we barely got any Valentines Day or Easter commercials but we did get a lot of MLK and President Day furniture and other shopping commercials. I don't know why they were focusing so much on two holidays that have nothing to do with giving gifts while ignoring two that do.

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12 minutes ago, andromeda331 said:

I don't know if its just my area or others but we barely got any Valentines Day or Easter commercials but we did get a lot of MLK and President Day furniture and other shopping commercials. I don't know why they were focusing so much on two holidays that have nothing to do with giving gifts while ignoring two that do.

I don't think MLK and Presidents Day sales are geared toward gift giving.  They're more about retail outlets having sales to move merchandise..  February sales include laptops and appliances while January is known for furniture and carpets.

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12 minutes ago, andromeda331 said:

I don't know if its just my area or others but we barely got any Valentines Day or Easter commercials but we did get a lot of MLK and President Day furniture and other shopping commercials. I don't know why they were focusing so much on two holidays that have nothing to do with giving gifts while ignoring two that do

and you must realize that the only gifts that are given on Valentines' Day are perfume and jewelry! 

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1 minute ago, dleighg said:

and you must realize that the only gifts that are given on Valentines' Day are perfume and jewelry! 

and chocolate.  

Easter isn't a gift giving holiday except candy for children.

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41 minutes ago, dleighg said:

and you must realize that the only gifts that are given on Valentines' Day are perfume and jewelry! 

How little they know. My family has given each other gifts other the perfume or jewelry. I always gave my mother perfume for Christmas as one of her gifts and she never wanted jewelry. I always gave her other stuff. Along side chocolate of course. Even in the Middle season 6 Sue was hoping her boyfriend would get her the sweater she wanted at the mall. 

38 minutes ago, AnnA said:

and chocolate.  

Easter isn't a gift giving holiday except candy for children.

It cracks me up that they think you can't give anything but candy and those gross eggs for Easter. But for Presidents Day you buy sofas and chairs. In my family we always gave gifts (as the Easter bunny) in addition to candy. Gift cards, stuff they wanted like a grill that my brother wanted. 

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1 hour ago, dleighg said:

and you must realize that the only gifts that are given on Valentines' Day are perfume and jewelry! 

This florist would like a word....

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15 minutes ago, andromeda331 said:

It cracks me up that they think you can't give anything but candy and those gross eggs for Easter. But for Presidents Day you buy sofas and chairs. In my family we always gave gifts (as the Easter bunny) in addition to candy. Gift cards, stuff they wanted like a grill that my brother wanted. 

OK - My family didn't do gifts for Easter.   The focus was more on Easter as a religious holiday and the Easter bunny candy/easter eggs were just for the children.

ETA:  Oops!  I forgot about the plants.  I bought and received plants on easter.

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I never thought the stores advertising big sales for Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, etc. were promoting gift-giving for those holidays.  I thought it was more like "Hey, a lot of people have a 3-day weekend!  Let's get them to spend some money that they otherwise wouldn't have!"  

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4 minutes ago, SoMuchTV said:

I never thought the stores advertising big sales for Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, etc. were promoting gift-giving for those holidays.  I thought it was more like "Hey, a lot of people have a 3-day weekend!  Let's get them to spend some money that they otherwise wouldn't have!"  

Yes, oddly enough, I don't recall too many floral or wreath ads during Memorial Day (not even from FTD). But I guess it's just as well that we aren't inundated with funeral home ads during this time! 

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I absoultey hate the Buick, "That's so you" commercials.  They just are stupid and make no sense and don't work.  I kind of become enraged whenever they come on my television. 😝

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7 hours ago, KWalkerInc said:

Also, there is a commercial for a local furniture store advertising its Memorial Day sale where they say that they put the "more" in "memorial."  That seems rather tacky.

The "more" in "memorial" makes it sound like they kill people so that there are more people to mourn.  Do they have any idea of what Memorial Day is about?  Are they planning to start a war to up the body count?  OK, I've taken this down a very dark path. 😬

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On 5/22/2021 at 7:24 PM, Bruinsfan said:

Forget the kitchen chair, he was squirming on the upholstered sofa—that thing's going to be like the couch in a frat house rec room!

The bear needs his anal glands emptied. 

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On 5/21/2021 at 10:11 AM, susannah said:

There must be more than one similar ad. The one I'm referring to has a black man and a black haired woman and she is hiding from him while eating Cheetos.

Nope that's the same commercial, although there is a longer version.  Mila Kunis is saying "It wasn't me" when Ashton Kutcher accuses her of eating his Cheetos, and Shaggy (the rapper responsible for a song in which "It wasn't me" was the chorus) is telling her to say that.  When she blames Shaggy for eating the Cheetos, he says "It was her." to Ashton Kutcher.

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You guys, there is a very annoying commercial for Coke that is driving me bonkers. The narrator is a slow-talking, over-enunciating woman with a breathy voice that also somehow sounds like she has a mouthful of food. And the music in the commercial almost overpowers her, but not enough that I can’t hear it. 

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6 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Nope that's the same commercial, although there is a longer version.  Mila Kunis is saying "It wasn't me" when Ashton Kutcher accuses her of eating his Cheetos, and Shaggy (the rapper responsible for a song in which "It wasn't me" was the chorus) is telling her to say that.  When she blames Shaggy for eating the Cheetos, he says "It was her." to Ashton Kutcher.

Thanks for the info! That's it all right.

 

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3 hours ago, TattleTeeny said:

You guys, there is a very annoying commercial for Coke that is driving me bonkers. The narrator is a slow-talking, over-enunciating woman with a breathy voice that also somehow sounds like she has a mouthful of food. And the music in the commercial almost overpowers her, but not enough that I can’t hear it. 

I don't think I saw that one but I do like the one they have for Diet Coke.....the "mom" commercial.  I especially like the end when they say she can win an argument with just four words "Because I said so."  LOL

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7 hours ago, proserpina65 said:

Nope that's the same commercial, although there is a longer version.  Mila Kunis is saying "It wasn't me" when Ashton Kutcher accuses her of eating his Cheetos, and Shaggy (the rapper responsible for a song in which "It wasn't me" was the chorus) is telling her to say that.  When she blames Shaggy for eating the Cheetos, he says "It was her." to Ashton Kutcher.

Let these celebs all have their Cheetos along with the Rabbit getting all his Trix because I've never liked either of the above items!

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Rabbit never gets his Trix because those rotten kids take it from him! Probably the same rotten kids who are always chasing the Lucky Charms leprechaun. Cereal stealers!

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2 minutes ago, susannah said:

Rabbit never gets his Trix because those rotten kids take it from him! Probably the same rotten kids who are always chasing the Lucky Charms leprechaun. Cereal stealers!

Not to mention that poor bird who is not getting the mental health care he so clearly is desperate for. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, indeed. 

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1 hour ago, peacheslatour said:

Not to mention that poor bird who is not getting the mental health care he so clearly is desperate for. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, indeed. 

Yeah, why would any parent seeing that commercial not be worried that that cereal would make their tiny kids MORE hyper?!

Of course, it was interesting that Sonny knew  his  grandfather  despite coming from a long line of feathered folks who'd sneak eggs into nests for other birds to raise!

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Lady with the incredibly annoying voice on the Zoc Doc commercials: You know what's making this woman's migraine worse?

Me: Listening to you talk?

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Heinz ketchup.  A little girl in a car eating a gross-looking burger that is (literally) bigger than her head, topped with a disgusting amount of ketchup.  And people wonder why Americans are perceived as greedy and overweight.

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1 hour ago, Leeds said:

Heinz ketchup.  A little girl in a car eating an gross-looking burger that is (literally) bigger than her head, topped with a disgusting amount of ketchup.  And people wonder why Americans are perceived as greedy and overweight.

I've seen this commercial too and find it to be obnoxious.  You forgot to mention that Heinz ketchup and other ingredients from the humongous burger are smeared all over her bratty fat face.

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On 5/25/2021 at 8:29 AM, peacheslatour said:

Not to mention that poor bird who is not getting the mental health care he so clearly is desperate for. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, indeed. 

At least he's not a cereal killer!

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14 hours ago, Crashcourse said:

I hate this PenFed credit union commercial with the guy who keeps saying "hooahh!"

Same! I get what they're going for, but it's still annoying!

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We have a local commercial for a hospital clinic.  It starts with a high pitch squeal that lasts for about 10 seconds.  It’s an awful decibel and really hurts my ears.  It then talks about surgery to help people with a certain hearing deficit.  

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6 hours ago, KLovestoShop said:

We have a local commercial for a hospital clinic.  It starts with a high pitch squeal that lasts for about 10 seconds.  It’s an awful decibel and really hurts my ears.  It then talks about surgery to help people with a certain hearing deficit.  

I guess they're creating a market for it.

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On 5/28/2021 at 4:05 AM, cynicat said:

I guess they're creating a market for it.

I pass this optometrist's office on the way to my favorite hiking area and have to question their choice of sign font. It's not easily readable, especially when you're driving by on the opposite side of the street going the 25 mph speed limit. I joke to myself that they're giving you an eye exam before you even go inside!

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"They say Diet Coke is a moms' drink."

This is palpably untrue and contradicted by Coke's own advertising.  (Remember the construction site workers from a couple of years ago?)

And what about the millions of all ages and demographics who drink it in the misguided belief that it will, in fact, help them lose weight.

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3 hours ago, Leeds said:

"They say Diet Coke is a moms' drink."

This is palpably untrue and contradicted by Coke's own advertising.  (Remember the construction site workers from a couple of years ago?)

And what about the millions of all ages and demographics who drink it in the misguided belief that it will, in fact, help them lose weight.

People believe what they want to believe and do what they want to do. If they do something because an ad or celebrity told them to, that's on them. I don't give people passes for being brainless.

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On 5/22/2021 at 10:24 PM, Bruinsfan said:

Forget the kitchen chair, he was squirming on the upholstered sofa—that thing's going to be like the couch in a frat house rec room!

Just turn the cushion over, problem solved.

On 5/24/2021 at 3:34 PM, chenoa333 said:

The bear needs his anal glands emptied. 

 Are you volunteering?  I am sure that little bear would be willing to turn the other cheek.🐻

ETA:  In the other commercial, that bear's parents wouldn't pick up that little bear's underwear that he left on the floor.  Due to that, I seriously doubt that they would be willing to help him with his anal glands.  His arms are too short so he won't be able to deal with the problem himself. 

It is a good thing that the little bear doesn't read these boards, I don't think he would appreciate being the "butt" of jokes even though he brings it on himself, though I blame his parents for allowing him to be in this commercial in the first place.

On 5/25/2021 at 11:23 AM, susannah said:

Rabbit never gets his Trix because those rotten kids take it from him! Probably the same rotten kids who are always chasing the Lucky Charms leprechaun. Cereal stealers!

If they had any brains they would be looking for his pot of gold.

I haven't seen this guy in a long time.  I sure would like to see more of those commercials.  The quality of commercials across the board right now are pretty horrible. 

As far as M&M's commercials go, this isn't bad, but this isn't one of their better ones.  Maybe if the commercial was a little longer I would like it better.

 

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1 hour ago, icemiser69 said:

If they had any brains they would be looking for his pot of gold.

So they are brainless as well as rotten!😀 I agree that the ads on these days are stupid. I may be in the minority but I loved the woodchucks chucking wood into the pond and laughing like crazy. Hasn't been on in a long time.

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