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rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Tupping Liberty posted:

I know this is the hate thread, but I saw this in the theatre yesterday and loved it. Probably will start to hate it with time, but for now, I still think it's pretty fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HrQbjPjbBA

Even more cats!

The other day, I was watching The Price is Right on cbs.com and that commercial played during every ad break. It got annoying really quick.

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rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


DrBouvenstein posted:

Oh God, there's a second one with a "cat"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPefoXW0T4Q&NR=1

The pet stain cleaner ad you won't believe!

Tonight on What The gently caress Did I Just Watch!?

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


More radio ad bitching:

"Thank you for calling Rosetta Stone for the free demo."

"Yeah, what's the catch?"

The catch is that you have to listen to the full sales pitch which has from 1 to 3 attempts to get you to spend money before they'll take down your name and address to send the demo CD. Rosetta Stone language courses aren't cheap, they're like $150 per level, and some languages have 3 levels.

I used to work in a call center, and I know that I would have failed every call if I handled them like they do in commercials. I was a "Thank you for calling Rosetta Stone" person.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Local car dealerships, at this time of year. Their commercials are like "AAAAH!! Inventory tax!! We've got to sell all these cars or we're DOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!" It's like cars have an inventory tax of 95% of their value.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Sash! posted:

I was oddly impressed with the Abarth when I saw one in person.

However, if you have a passenger you don't have enough cargo space for a pizza. Seems like an oversight for an Italian car maker.

I can't remember where I saw it, but the Fiat 500 isn't very popular in the US. So unpopular, they even have a hard time giving them away on The Price is Right.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Looks like the Ginger Neckbeard is done.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/20...-by-fraud-suits

Apparently, their service was just a bunch of bullshit.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


raditts posted:

Those commercials are produced by the cigarette companies, so there's some incentive there to be annoying.

These new anti-smoking ads are put out by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). They won't ban it simply because of all the tax revenue they get. Sometimes, I think they should ban tobacco in hopes that America the Stupid will finally figure out that PROHIBITION DOES NOT WORK. It didn't work for alcohol in the 1920s, and it isn't working for drugs now.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


I hate the McDonald's radio ad where the guy is using big words to sound smart because he ordered breakfast stuff from the dollar menu. I don't care if I'm using it wrong, but I indubitably hate that ad. Actually, I hate all McDonald's radio ads.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Vicas posted:

yeah but that's when the next one starts up.

Also compared to Jersey the Upstate New York car dealer ads are kind of endearing. At least I don't have people yelling WOO HOO at me every 5 minutes.

Car dealer sales "events" never end, they just change the name every now and then. Furniture stores do the same thing.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


The lights, the lights, the lights, the lights that light, the ligh-SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!

gently caress you, Kmart.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Not TV but radio, on the station I listen to, just about every commercial break has at least 2 of these 3:

#1

Guy humming:"mm mmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmm"
That's the sound of someone enjoying cheap food at McDonald's

Girl "Aaah aah aah ahh aah aah"
That's the sound of someone enjoying a $1 soda at McDonald's

#2

Hi, I'm Than Merrill, star of the hit A&E show Flip This House (which has been off the air for a few years, unless it's still in reruns). Call NOW for free tickets to my seminar on how to make BIG BUCKS flipping houses.

#3

The newest Progressive Insurance ads. Flo SINGS!!!

There's also the ads for coloradocarcredit.com with two VERY annoying women.

"I rule"
"Yes, you rule."
"That's what I said, I rule!"

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Nuclear Pogostick posted:

The loving Flo singing radio ads auuuuuugh

The Seattle radio market is loving saturated with them and although I don't mind the character that much on TV, the singing poo poo is so loving obnoxious.

They're all over the station I listen to. I've heard, in a single ad break, Flo singing about different kinds of strikes, then an ad for something else, and then Flo's back singing about the Name Your Price Tool. I hope KILO is raking in the big bucks playing these so much.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


FuzzySkinner posted:

Exactly.

If for example I have a feeling that a bad, bad storm is going to hit within my area (be it blizzard or a tornado) the last thing I should be hearing is a fake alarm in a commercial.

The reason why that tone of sound is used is for that exact reason (hence why it's ear piercingly loud and annoying). It shouldn't be used to market your product. I also shouldn't have to mute your ad every time because of it.

Again, fine with it being used in a TV show or movie in which it's used to illustrate some sense of realism during an actual legit emergency. Hell, I'm rather interested in seeing that angle of things.

I hate when they use words like 'attention', 'alert', and 'warning' in commercials that aren't public service announcements.

I like to joke that when I die, I'll go to Heaven, and God will ask me why I didn't pay attention to that PSA warning about a tornado.

"Well, Lord, I heard the word 'Attention' and I thought they were going to sell me adult diapers, so I tuned it out."

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Gonz posted:

Look at these loving morons in the Black & White Zanyverse all sitting on the couch, with their CRT TV facing away from their field of vision:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o59P52_0tOQ

You stupid sons of bitches. I hope your Rabbit TV USB dongle sets your house on fire.

It's just $10! Service, $10 a year automatic renewal until cancelled

Doesn't sound all that FREE to me.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Bugsy posted:

I haven't been able to find a youtube copy of it, but Progressive radio commercials now have Flo attempting to rap. And it is exactly as awful as it sounds.

I haven't heard that one yet, but if her rapping is anything like her kazoo playing, it's bound to suck. Personally, I think Flo is done, time for a new player.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


More radio retardedness.

Colorado goons probably know this one. The radio ad for the Colorado Lottery Monopoly scratch game.

Two guys talking, one says he played a new scratch game, the other guy asks which one. The first guy says the Monopoly game. The second guyis "You played the monopoly game, but you said you played a scratch game" SHOW HIM THE TICKET YOU loving MORON. Of course, if he did that the ad would be over in 5 seconds. Almost as annoying as Flo "singing" and "playing" the kazoo.

If you think TV ads are stupid, listen to the radio. Your brain will try to escape even faster.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


You Are A Elf posted:

Also, "Working in the Coal Mine" by Lee Dorsey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnX7uRTaEWg

Better yet, use the Devo version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8NNjhzSXwE

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


I also think they should outlaw advertising prescription drugs to the public. I also think that they shouldn't use old people in ads for erectile dysfunction drugs, because, to me anyway, that reinforces the idea that they are legally prescribed recreational drugs. If Viagra and Cialis get to be legally prescribed recreational drugs, then so does marijuana.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


I hate the radio ad I've been hearing lately for Test-X 180, some kind of testosterone supplement being sold thru an 800 number. The guy talks about how we're becoming a nation of powderpuffs because today's men have less testosterone than their fathers.

They call their promotion the "Man Up America" campaign. I find it kinda offensive.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Lee Harvey Oswald posted:

I think Flo has outstayed her welcome by about three years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z89_M4QuX_Y

Between that, the radio ads, and "Let's get ready to BUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!" I would have to agree.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Today, they showed a repeat of the first episode of the Teen Tournament on Jeopardy. They had a category about auto insurance, one of the questions mentioned that Flo has been in the Progressive ads since 2008. I couldn't believe she's been on for 5 years already. I can still remember when she first popped up, there was so much spooging over her, TVIV smelled like semen for a month.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Another annoying ad, on the radio this time. I don't know if any other states are doing this, but Colorado has an anti-tobacco campaign going right now. The commercial has a guy named Justin getting dumped by his girlfriend over oropharyngial cancer he doesn't even have. It plays during just about every commercial break. Between Flo 'singing' and this one, it's really annoying.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


DJExile posted:

So here's a fun one, infomercial giant Kevin Trudeau is facing 10-25 years in federal prison for criminal contempt. He also hasn't paid any of his $37,000,000 fine the FTC hit him with a couple years ago.




E:More on it here

He got 10 years in prison, and 5 years supervised release after prison.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/...ears-in-prison/

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Timett posted:

I don't have a problem with their commercials in general but I wish rosetta stone would stop acting like giving away a free demo was a huge event

The one I hate is the one where it's supposed to be someone calling in for the free demo, and he asks "What's the catch?" I used to take these calls. The 'catch' is that you have to get past no less than THREE attempts to get you to whip out the credit card and buy the full program. Once you get past this, then we get your shipping info to send the demo. I think it's jumping through all the hoops is what makes the demo giveaway an "event".

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Promoted Pawn posted:

Considering it's the store that was running a Christmas commercial literally before summer was even over I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier.

I saw their "This is not a Christmas commercial" ad during the first regular-season Thursday night NFL game. I was all "WTF?"

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Vicas posted:

So this is radio, but there's this series of Progressive commercials with Flo singing dumb piano songs, and it's been on forever, and it's awful, but that's whatever. What gets to me is this one that includes the line "then someone told me about a basketball strike, that sounds bad but I'm not quite sure." It's literally about the 2011 basketball lockout, and it's been annoying me for the last 4 years because it wasn't even a fuckin' strike

Savingsville, the town famous for the World's Biggest Puppy. I hate those ads, too. Especially when the station's commercial server fucks up and plays 2 or 3 of them during a single break. They may be set up to do that, because they're only 15-second spots, and some of them have the fast-talking "small print" at the end.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Jeopardy Ads? I've been seeing this one lately, she sure looks familiar. Ali Larter?

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


raditts posted:

Worse than those are the radio ads that pretend to be morning zoo shows coming back from commercial, where the fake hosts spend like 2 minutes excitedly talking about whatever is coming on that night on NBC primetime or whatever. Who the gently caress do they think they're fooling with that one? Even if you were station hopping and didn't know it was an actual show, you'd know in another couple minutes when the real show comes back from commercial, and then you're just going to say "gently caress you" to whatever they were plugging for being disingenuous.

The radio ads that sound like a talk show coming back from a commercial. Yeah, right, like I'm going to believe that a talk show about mortgage refinancing took a break to play Mandatory Metallica. Yes, I listen to a station that still does Mandatory Metallica.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


bull3964 posted:

If you want to see what a 15 minute commercial break is like, just turn on TNT, TBS, or FX during a movie.

H2 when they show Ancient Aliens is almost as bad, when they put on 5-minute mini-infomercials for the portable induction cooktop thing or the voice recognition software. I almost forget what I'm watching.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


I can't find a Good Ads thread, if one even exists, so I'll drop this here.

I don't hate this ad, I love it. Mainly for the choice of music. It plays twice because it's that awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDdjsz585nU

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


If Tom Shane ever calls me and asks what I'm getting my lady for Christmas, I'm telling him that I got her a dildo. I hate the current Tom Shane radio ad campaign. Radio ads suck, anyway.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


rockinricky posted:

If Tom Shane ever calls me and asks what I'm getting my lady for Christmas, I'm telling him that I got her a dildo. I hate the current Tom Shane radio ad campaign. Radio ads suck, anyway.

OH MY GOD IT'S BACK!!!

But now, it's for Valentine's Day.

gently caress you, Tom Shane!

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


One I mute every time starts like this:

<50 packs a day for 1000 years>

I'm Terri, I used to be a smoker...

</50 packs a day for 1000 years>

I can handle the one with Brian, the former soldier and the lady with the oxygen tube, but Terri is just too much.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


I'm not sure whether to call it dumb or silly, but Pepsi has a radio commercial for 20oz bottles with Pepsi Emojis on them. The sound effects used make Pepsi sound like it's so good you must be at least 21 to buy it.

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Pontius Pilate posted:

Was he also mashing every button constantly?

Did it sound like he was playing the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man?

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Troy Queef posted:

We’ve gotten this far and no one has mentioned the Norelco ads with Santa sledding on a shaver head, shame on you all

Or the new sequel to the M&Ms/Santa 'He's real" commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auu_2hqhFHM

rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Some radio ad hate:

GEICO "Beatboxing in a big box store"

Especially when the ad break goes like this:

GEICO beatboxing
Progressive Flo 'Floetry'
GEICO beatboxing
Progressive Flo 'Floetry'
GEICO beatboxing
Progressive Flo 'Floetry'

Yeah, I still listen to radio, since I can listen to a station that is not iheart radio.

That's the one that does ad breaks as described above (usually only after 8pm).

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rockinricky
Mar 27, 2003


Ugly In The Morning posted:

Speaking of, I hate the Alexa radio ads that start with songs, but only the vocal tracks. There’s one with Imagine Dragons that makes me want to curl into a ball and die. That singers voice sucks.


I hate that one too. On the station I listen to, that one can come up 2-3 times during a single break, especially at night. What's really annoying is when the commercial break is something like:

5 x=0
10 Alexa, play Imagine Dragons
20 Progressive Lounge Singer Box
25 x=x+1
30 if x < 3 then goto 10
40 back to the rock

What makes it worse is that this particular station doesn't even play Imagine Dragons.

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