Annoying commercials

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tawnya, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. tawnya

    tawnya New Member

    I would like to beat the tar out of the people that write some of these commercials.

    There are about 4 or 5 that play all the time that have doorbells in them, and they make my dogs go wild. Every time!

  2. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Hahaha mine too!!!

    Also barking dogs!
  3. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    While we're on the subject... WHY do they have to be SO LOUD?
  4. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    The minute I saw this the thought that ran through my head was, "Aren't all commercials annoying?"
    The ones that are too adult like on way too early so my 6 yo sees them but me.
  5. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    The McDonald's commercials that play on the radio drive me crazy because they are just so stupid. I DVR everything so I specifically don't have to watch commercials.
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    The Nationwide Insurance commercial where the guy gags makes me gag, too. Literally. I think it's disgusting.

  7. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    I have to admit that some of the commercials that are out there make me laugh but there are so many more that make me want to scream!

    I hate that they run so many adult commercials and raunchy videos on Teen Nick which is the only channel that shows "Full House". difficult child 3 loves that show, but I had to outlaw it because of the stuff they show on the commercials.

  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Let Teen Nick know that you've boycotted their channel and why. I'm sure you're not the only one who feels that way. About 18 months ago, I wrote to Dr. Phil and to one of our local stations with an early news program, complaining about an SPCA commercial showing abused animals that played almost continually during 3 and 5 pm. While I support what the SPCA does, I felt the commercials were inappropriate for that time of day, when kids are just getting home from school, and if I was upset by the commercials, children would be more so. Haven't watched either program since then, but my mom (who does watch) says there are no more of those commercials.
  9. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    When Diva was a baby, nothing could wake her faster than the ziplock finger commercials. Oh how she loved those and I had to work quickly to put her down before one would rewake her up.

    She also liked the weather man on one of the stations. That helped to get her up in the morning - "Come see Rusty" and out of bed she would jump.
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Okay but my FAVORITE commercials of late? The one where Sgt. Grit (former Marine) is in a psychiatrist session with this man, and he's crying - and Sgt. Grit calls him a jackwagon, then asks him if he needs a kleenex and then throws the entire box at him? OMG the first time I saw it? I fell out of my chair laughing. It's for Geico. I have the annoying Geico ring tone on my phone - ringadong ding dingy doooo ringa dong ding dingy doe......and of course I got sick of the Caveman thing but the one where they put the Crab boat captains looking for their new deck hand and the cave man comes out with his lemon yellow luggage asking where the steward is, and can he get anyone a latte or something like that? Caught me way off guard.

    Yeah Geico ad agency really stepping up their game and making it interesting.

    Step - OUR TV gets super loud during commercials too - have no idea - have complained to the cable company too - they have no solutions.
  11. tawnya

    tawnya New Member

    I nearly fell out of my chair when that guy throws the kleenex box at him, too. It's funny every time I see it.
  12. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Doesn't he call him a pansy or sissy or something? THAT's what gets me......and I CAN laugh because I've BEEN in therapy and thought --someone is going to do that to ME! lol
  13. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I love that one too. And I'm getting burnt out on it now but I laughed myself sick the first time I saw the one about the little piggie that went "wee wee wee" all the way home. My favorite Geico commercial though is the one with Abraham and Mary Lincoln when she asks him if her new dress makes her backside look big! Honest Abe?

    It seems like there are certain channels where they crank up the volume on the commercials - I hate that! There's a few where I literally have to sit there with the remote in my hand to lower the volume when the commercials come on and raise it back up again when they go off! Super annoying! And what I really hate are all the trashy commercials for all those trashy TV shows that I never watch about people who have accomplished absolutely nothing in their whole life and are only "famous for being famous". And who the *&%$ are the Kardashians anyway and why do we care of one of them broke up with a boyfriend or bought a new purse ... or got arrested or went to rehab? Who ARE those people and what have they ever done except to have their picture taken?
  14. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Me too! Whomever comes up with Geico's ideas for commercials must be a billionare by now.
  15. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    With regard to the commercial volume issue, apparently there is a maximum volume at which programs are allowed to broadcast. Commercial producers tend to set the volume of the entire commercial near or at the maximum, whereas television programs only hit the peak occasionally. That's why they're so much louder.

    Now, as for Geico commercials, here's one that's making the rounds in my area right now.
  16. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    The FCC stipulates the volume of commercials ~ it can be no louder than the loudest moment in the current running program. So if there is a bomb blast in the program a commercial run during that time slot can bring it's volume to that level.

    I know when I worked in advertising there were certain clients that wanted their ads on certain programs. The agency just wants your attention, kind of like a difficult child ~ doesn't care if it's positive or negative. The ad got a response.
  17. Mamaof5

    Mamaof5 Guest

    my favie...
  18. ScentofCedar

    ScentofCedar New Member

    Well, I have about had it with the prostate commercials. I swear, they play them so often I sometimes feel I should have MY prostate checked, and I don't even have a prostate. And here is another thing. If you watch enough TV, you feel that you must smell funny, have (or will soon develop) indigestion, constipation, gas, bad breath, and depression. This continual onslaught of all the things that are, or that could be, wrong with us is depressing.

    And neither husband nor I can figure out what those two bathtubs in the Cialis commercials are about.

    But the other day? husband and I were working really hard in the yard, and remembered that dorky commercial where the woman is painting and suddenly, the man has a magic moment when the time is right AND THE WOMAN SAYS OKAY.

    We just had to laugh at that one.

    That do not go over so well in real life!


  19. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I don't watch a lot of TV, but I did see one this weekend that I liked. Some guy is driving in a pink SUV, says "I'm a teenage girl" and texts then hits a car.

    Good message... If a little too much woman-driver-bashing. I see boys text just as much as girls.
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Okay I have one.........I have one! HATE THIS.......The commercial for Time Warner Cable...where the man is sitting there and does the "wife swoop" -----you'll be working on a scrap book. Um....Dude......The last time I had TIME to work on a scrap book and SWOOPED on anyone? peon. How about The wife swoops down and picks up tons of junk on the floor or the wife swoops down and changes the oil in the car, or the tractor, or mows the back 40? Or OH OH I know.....shops for food, brings it home, balances the bank book, pays the mortgage, bills, and groceries, electric and STUPID CABLE with her unemployment check ? Yeah - I'm swoopin - right down to pick up the remote and MUTE your dumb ----(insert word of choice) everytime your commercial comes on. HATE THAT.....swoop thing. I'd like to swoop down and smack him right in the kisser with my scrapbook