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psychokitty
Jun 29, 2010

=9.9=
MEOW
BITCHES



This is gonna be the best day of my li-i-ife...
My li-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ife

Don't know what it's for; don't care. If I can't reach the remote, I stick my fingers in my ears and scream.

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ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Miss Kalle posted:

If that commercial for adicolor sneakers at Champs Sports was a living thing, I would punch it in its face.

Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg have a radio ad for mountain Dew kickstart and it's impossible for it to be more irritating. The product itself, the two of them, the ad copy, all of it. So yeah, punch.

Arrath
Apr 14, 2011


Miss Kalle posted:

If that commercial for adicolor sneakers at Champs Sports was a living thing, I would punch it in its face.

Oh god yes. I think it came up 4 times while I was watching Archer tonight. gently caress that ad.

Nerdfest X
Feb 7, 2008
UberDork Extreme

If Dr J is inside the magical land within the Crown Royal bag, why is the first thing he does when he gets out is order a Crown Royal? They didn't have booze inside the alternate dimension inside the purple Crown Royal bag?

Maxwell Lord
Dec 12, 2008

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die.

I hope we both die.




Grimey Drawer

Time Warner does a lot of tie-in ads with popular cable shows, most of which are forgettable, but this is just super .

Where are my dragons?

Shaman Ooglaboogla
Jan 11, 2011

Tzeentch can suck it.

I maintain the worst commercials ever are the one's that heavily feature the sounds of ingestion or digestion. The worst ad ever was for Sunkist on the radio that features really enhanced sounds of someone slurping up Sunkist out of the can and gulping that poo poo noisily down their gullet. Finished off by a horrid "ahhh" noise that no one wants to hear. I almost decided to crash my car off the cliff in anger from this soda ad.

Vin BioEthanol
Jan 18, 2002

by Ralp


Shaman Ooglaboogla posted:

Finished off by a horrid "ahhh" noise that no one wants to hear.

I really thought I was the only one that this one tiny little thing brought up such hatred in.

(the ingestion noises too of course, but I think everyone finds that offensive. Carls Jr. used to be real bad about that.)

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Maxwell Lord posted:

Time Warner does a lot of tie-in ads with popular cable shows, most of which are forgettable, but this is just super .

Where are my dragons?

You probably shouldn't be watching Game of Thrones out in public though.

BaronVonVaderham
Jul 31, 2011

At the beginning of your upkeep, draw a card if it was illegitimate.

muscles like this? posted:

You probably shouldn't be watching Game of Thrones out in public though.

I flew to LA last year on Virgin American (side note: I will never fly another airline, they are amazing...we had the plane break in mid-air and had to land in Dallas, and it's still the best flight I ever took). They have touch screens in every seat with on-demand programming...one of the offerings was the last few episodes of Season 2 of Game of Thrones. If it wasn't 5 bucks I would have streamed it to spite the parents of small children.

SolarFire2
Oct 16, 2001

"You're awefully cute, but unfortunately for you, you're made of meat." - Meat And Sarcasm Guy!

I wonder if I can find out just how many commecials are using that 'Radioactive' song right now. It seems like I can't go through a commercial break on any channel without hearing it.

Kimmalah
Nov 14, 2005

Basically just a baby in a trenchcoat.




SolarFire2 posted:

I wonder if I can find out just how many commecials are using that 'Radioactive' song right now. It seems like I can't go through a commercial break on any channel without hearing it.

At least two that I know of: one for "The Host" and one for that Defiance video game tie-in for the Syfy TV series. It doesn't help that everyone I know insists on listening to that song constantly when it isn't playing on my TV.

Edit: Looks like Wikipedia actually has your answer!

Wikipedia posted:

"Radioactive" was used heavily in promotion for the video game Assassin's Creed III[10] and the film The Host,[11] and is included in the soundtrack for the video game MLB 13: The Show. It has also been used more recently as the theme in the trailer for the new Defiance game to be released soon.

In addition to being featured in commercials for 2013 premiere shows on History, the song has been used in various commercials for the NBC television series Chicago Fire, Run For Your Lives,[12] the European Outdoor Film Tour,[13] and Syfy's Defiance.

The song was also used as the theme song for the Combat Zone Wrestling Event Cage of Death XIV and for the 2013 television series Inside Combat Rescue on the National Geographic Channel. The band performed the song live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2012), The Late Show with David Letterman (2013), and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2013).

Kimmalah fucked around with this message at Apr 2, 2013 around 20:51

QuickbreathFinisher
Sep 28, 2008

by reading this post you have agreed to form a gay socialist micronation.


That Iconopop song has been making the rounds, too.

Young Freud
Nov 25, 2006



Maxwell Lord posted:

Time Warner does a lot of tie-in ads with popular cable shows, most of which are forgettable, but this is just super .

Where are my dragons?

Sorry, but that commercial has a noticeable lack of Daryl.

lifts cats over head
Jan 17, 2003

Antagonist: A bad man who drops things from the windows.

I don't know if this has been posted in this thread yet but it encapsulates everything I hate (and love) about infomercials.

http://imgur.com/a/YET5a

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


lifts cats over head posted:

I don't know if this has been posted in this thread yet but it encapsulates everything I hate (and love) about infomercials.

http://imgur.com/a/YET5a

Hey, this one's true:


Seriously, there is no way to clean the inside of a windshield and NOT do that goofy-rear end,
"Bend over and put your arm at a weird angle" thing.

Edit: Well...no way unless I buy whatever they're selling.

RMZXAnarchy
Sep 9, 2011

*Insert Sailor Jupiter joke here*

lifts cats over head posted:

I don't know if this has been posted in this thread yet but it encapsulates everything I hate (and love) about infomercials.

http://imgur.com/a/YET5a

I don't get the one with the person throwing the iron in the dryer.

Other than that this one is just deliberate.



Look at that loving kid, acting like it was an accident.

rotinaj
Sep 4, 2008



Grimey Drawer

Shaman Ooglaboogla posted:

I maintain the worst commercials ever are the one's that heavily feature the sounds of ingestion or digestion. The worst ad ever was for Sunkist on the radio that features really enhanced sounds of someone slurping up Sunkist out of the can and gulping that poo poo noisily down their gullet. Finished off by a horrid "ahhh" noise that no one wants to hear. I almost decided to crash my car off the cliff in anger from this soda ad.

I can't stand eating sounds in commercials. Makes me hate the product irrationally. Like Twix, with the tongue-smack-sound after the old guy says "Cloaked in chocolate. Completely different process."

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

DrBouvenstein posted:

Hey, this one's true:


Seriously, there is no way to clean the inside of a windshield and NOT do that goofy-rear end,
"Bend over and put your arm at a weird angle" thing.

Edit: Well...no way unless I buy whatever they're selling.

My mom bought one of those at Target and I laughed at her. Then I used it. Listen to your mom, goons.

ElectricSheep
Jan 14, 2006

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


Shaman Ooglaboogla posted:

I maintain the worst commercials ever are the one's that heavily feature the sounds of ingestion or digestion. The worst ad ever was for Sunkist on the radio that features really enhanced sounds of someone slurping up Sunkist out of the can and gulping that poo poo noisily down their gullet. Finished off by a horrid "ahhh" noise that no one wants to hear. I almost decided to crash my car off the cliff in anger from this soda ad.

Kit-Kat commercials are the absolute worst for this.

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8


RMZXAnarchy posted:

I don't get the one with the person throwing the iron in the dryer.

Other than that this one is just deliberate.



Look at that loving kid, acting like it was an accident.

I like how he starts to reach for it but instead chooses to let the situation spiral out of control. Some kids just want to watch the world burn.

You Are A Elf
Apr 26, 2010

Black Gold!


Shaman Ooglaboogla posted:

I maintain the worst commercials ever are the one's that heavily feature the sounds of ingestion or digestion. The worst ad ever was for Sunkist on the radio that features really enhanced sounds of someone slurping up Sunkist out of the can and gulping that poo poo noisily down their gullet. Finished off by a horrid "ahhh" noise that no one wants to hear. I almost decided to crash my car off the cliff in anger from this soda ad.

ElectricSheep posted:

Kit-Kat commercials are the absolute worst for this.

Ugh, both of these times one million. No one eats that loudly in real life unless you're a complete rear end in a top hat or a feral creature that was raised by wolves and don't know how to eat like a proper human.

Commercials seem to also do this: got a full cup of something you're drinking? I mean, we're talking the beverage and possibly ice is touching the lid of the cup, that's how full it is, right? If you're drinking said beverage through a straw and take your very first sip, the drink goes SHLHLSHLHLSHSLHLHRRRRRPPPPPSHSHSHSHPRPPPPP as if the straw is trying to get every last drop out of a completely empty cup (even though the cup is full). In commercial-land, every commercial has to inform you that someone is drinking something through a straw by going SHSHSHSHHHLLLLLRPRRRPPRPPPP for ten minutes because we're all too loving stupid to realize that someone is drinking something, so that sound effect is added to reassure us all that a big drink is happening.

Gee, thanks commercial. I would have never made the connection

Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

I like how he starts to reach for it but instead chooses to let the situation spiral out of control. Some kids just want to watch the world burn.

I like how the girl just slowly goes like \/

orangesampson
Nov 22, 2012

by Ion Helmet


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmQAn9WIVDM

gently caress.THIS.COMMERCIAL

Clever way to get around the "calm act" though.

Kimmalah
Nov 14, 2005

Basically just a baby in a trenchcoat.




ElectricSheep posted:

Kit-Kat commercials are the absolute worst for this.

I can normally tune out most commercials, but these are the ones that always make me scramble for the remote to mute it. That sound.

It's also funny because as someone else in the thread pointed out, those commercials have been around so long that there's probably a lot of people out there who don't even realize those noises are supposed to be the Gimme a Break song.

Vin BioEthanol
Jan 18, 2002

by Ralp


orangesampson posted:


Clever way to get around the "calm act" though.

I just saw this one for the 1st time on TV just now, seemed lots louder out my rear speakers than normal. Is that what you're talking about there?

If so I know I remember others doing the exact same thing to be loud.

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001





Everyone knows that the TV stops working if you don't hold onto the remote at all times.

404GoonNotFound
Aug 6, 2006

The McRib is back!?!?


Also, end tables are for losers.

Obeast
Aug 26, 2006
_~ ANIME BABE LOVER 2000 ~_

lifts cats over head posted:

I don't know if this has been posted in this thread yet but it encapsulates everything I hate (and love) about infomercials.

http://imgur.com/a/YET5a
Those scenes are the best thing about infomercials.

Also, what kind of person cracks eggs with a fork.

Gonz
Dec 22, 2009

Jesus, did I say that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me?


In TV Commercial Land, (especially in Bizarro Black & White World), simple, everyday tasks become impossible feats that can only be accomplished by superhumans.

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



The fact that table-crack guy already successfully cracked one egg into his bowl sort of undermines their "cracking eggs is IMPOSSIBLE" thing. Clearly he did it right the first time!

Capn Beeb
Jun 29, 2003



Obeast posted:

Those scenes are the best thing about infomercials.

Also, what kind of person cracks eggs with a fork.


Ham fisted psychos apparently, jesus christ look how hard they're smashing those things.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

Obeast posted:

Those scenes are the best thing about infomercials.

Also, what kind of person cracks eggs with a fork.


I do, there's just a difference between that and destroying the egg by whacking it with all you've got.
A better question is "what kind of person cracks eggs by slamming them into the countertop."

psychokitty
Jun 29, 2010

=9.9=
MEOW
BITCHES



We call it "infomercial exasperation."

Gynocentric Regime
Jun 9, 2010

I'm sorry the brain you've reached is out of order, please call again later. Thank You!

raditts posted:

I do, there's just a difference between that and destroying the egg by whacking it with all you've got.
A better question is "what kind of person cracks eggs by slamming them into the countertop."

It's all about the golden circle, you don't sell what you do, you sell why you do it.

Pontius Pilate
Jul 25, 2006

Crucify, Whale, Crucify

raditts posted:

I do, there's just a difference between that and destroying the egg by whacking it with all you've got.
A better question is "what kind of person cracks eggs by slamming them into the countertop."

That's the way you should do it (or another flat surface). Makes 'em crack evenly and easily.

BrownThunder
Oct 26, 2005



Does anyone know what they are selling here? Other than the fact that the family is a complete set of assholes. They're about to have a feast of chinese food AND pizza, but all they can do is throw their hands up in disgust. Poor mom.

bull3964
Nov 18, 2000

DO YOU HEAR THAT? THAT'S THE SOUND OF ME PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK.

If there's one thing this thread has taught me, it's that some people have REAL hangups over eating sounds.

I mean, I'm not saying I enjoy them or anything, but the extreme reaction that people have in this thread to them is really something to observe.

psychokitty
Jun 29, 2010

=9.9=
MEOW
BITCHES



bull3964 posted:

If there's one thing this thread has taught me, it's that some people have REAL hangups over eating sounds.

I mean, I'm not saying I enjoy them or anything, but the extreme reaction that people have in this thread to them is really something to observe.

There's an actual condition called misophonia, with mouth sounds being major offenders.

suztan
Jul 4, 2012



psychokitty posted:

There's an actual condition called misophonia, with mouth sounds being major offenders.

Even if you don't have misophonia, you can't deny that those KitKat commercials aren't fiercely irritating.

The Human Cow
May 24, 2004

hurry up

BrownThunder posted:

Does anyone know what they are selling here? Other than the fact that the family is a complete set of assholes. They're about to have a feast of chinese food AND pizza, but all they can do is throw their hands up in disgust. Poor mom.



I love how irritated the dad is before the mom even brings the pizza over. "What the hell, Chinese food? And now wha-OH GOOD LORD COME ON."

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Barudak
May 7, 2007



The Human Cow posted:

I love how irritated the dad is before the mom even brings the pizza over. "What the hell, Chinese food? And now wha-OH GOOD LORD COME ON."

Dinner ready isn't pizza and chinese.

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