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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 8:56 PM

TOTALLY UNRELATED TO ANYTHING TRIVIAL & TOTALLY NEGATIVE

Is anyone else just disgustingly annoyed by the NutriSystem commercial with the tall blond who lost 40 pounds and isn't like other women because she likes football? Then she catches a football someone soft lobs to her, and she tosses her long hair and says - "How many girls can do that?"

Because, I pretty much thought 100% of ALL women who WANT to catch a soft lobbed football can.

I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but don't 8 year old kids catch footballs? And she acts like she's done something we're supposed to be impressed by?

THEN NutriSystem makes the new commercial where she's bossing Marino and Golic to "look alive" and tossing a ball to them - which is OBVIOUSLY not the ball that is thrown to them in their part of the commercial. These guys have had a life of sports, and SHE tells THEM to look alive?

If I were they, I'd take that football and......grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Ok, I'd take it, but I'd expect to be paid double$$$$ for having to put up with her.

Do these commercials annoy anyone else? To me these are fingernails on a chalkboard.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:03 PM

The current Burger King Kids Meal ad that has "booty" references is a piece of trash. Mix in that Butt Pirate Burger King character and it creeps me out.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:07 PM

Jillian Barbery (sp). One of my most treasured fantasies is beating her eyes shut.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:30 PM

I agree 100%

And I agree with Felix, too. I am avoiding BK like the plague until it is a certainty is deep sixed and lost permanently to Davy Jones Locker.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:31 PM

Donna - I'll pay you a MILLION DOLLARS to watch!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:36 PM

Oh I agree, everytime she say "what girl can do that" I just boil..... seriously, this is some one we should emulate???

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:43 PM

The Castrol commercial where the jerk in the plaid hat goes around whacking people on the back of the legs with a dipstick makes me glad I use Mobil 1

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 9:54 PM

All of the above...
Really, when they pitch these ideas, what rocket scientists says, "this will play in America."? It's bad enough that some fool was paid good money to come up with this idea, and god knows he likely feels he had ten better ones, but the folks with the money CHOOSE these ads to show to us and hope we'll think well of their product?! Are they sharing a brain with someone who left the solar system???? I'm with all of you who are insulted by this crap. Enough said....


knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 10:01 PM

The one I find disgusting is the Pepto Bismo (sorry for the misspelling) song and dance to bodily functions - ewwwww!

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 10:05 PM


Sham Wow! That should be the correct spelling of the first word.

In addition to having nightmares about the super creepy plastic unfunny Burger King, and being exposed to way too many explicitly nauseating pain reliever ads right before dining, I'm terrorized by that irritating huckster of permanent paper towels. Personally, I don't know of anyone who actually spends $20 a month on paper towels, and find it chafing to have this idiot tell me that I do. To top it off, he's now promoting kitchen gizmos. Did I hear somewhere that he was recently arrested for clobbering his girlfriend or something like that?

Sheesh!

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 10:11 PM

Actually Susan, I heard that it was a prostitute and he claims she started it.

carreau
Carreau  (Level: 237.2 - Posts: 140)
Mon, 20th Apr '09 11:56 PM

Now I know why I don't watch network TV.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 12:05 AM

Hey Knerd,
The young lady probably just wanted to be paid....

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 12:31 AM

He kissed her, she bit his tongue and wouldn't let go. He punched her. No charges were filed against either party as they were both taken to the hospital.

Sham - OWWWWW!

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 2:01 AM

Chill out folks, they are only commercials. It is not real life you know. OK So we all dislike something , but to get on your high horses about a few commercials, SHEESSH

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 5:35 AM

Jeez, Barney, chill out - Jank put a disclaimer in the header - YOU are the only one on a high horse - guess your steed participated in 420 day yesterday - maybe you should have joined him!

btsyshsbnd
Btsyshsbnd  (Level: 73.3 - Posts: 61)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 12:49 PM

There’s a pill that this company is pushing that claims to improve your mental facilities and increase your brain power. and the pitch man says he’s going to send it to me “absolutely free.” All I have to do is send 4.95 shipping and handling. The dictionary defines absolutely as “completely, totally, without exception.” And free as “without cost or obligation of any kind.” Now I don’t need to have my mental facilities improved to know that if I have to give them 4.95 it ain’t absolutely free.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 3:31 PM

It's the same scam that Video Professors runs. I called them to ask for an address to pick up my free software CD. Obviously I was the first to ask such. I wish that I had recorded the stammering.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 3:48 PM

Well, now Felix and I know you hot buttons.

BTW what's the problem?

Oh, you're watching too much TV.

Tape the few worthwhile programs and skip over the commercials.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 3:51 PM

I just got Network TV a few months ago for the first time in 5 years. The commercials are the highlight of most viewing sessions. I use it more as a radio. Every sitcom has already been done. Can anyone make a funny joke without a sexual or anatomy reference?

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 3:53 PM

This discussion proves one thing: The commercials work.
They made you remember the product (though admittedly
in a negative manner.)

Score one for the geniuses.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1582)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 5:26 PM

Yes, but are you buying their product? I'm not. The commercials that bug me the most, I often have no idea what they might be pitching. I'm more of a word of mouth purchaser. I'm willing to bet alot of us are.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.5 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 5:29 PM

I tend to go out of my way to avoid products that have annoying commercials. I'm with Jank on this, particularly the oh,so mute-button-able Jillian.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 6:01 PM

Not that it makes an impact but I avoid patronizing the annoying ones. Yeah you do remember them, that how I know who to avoid. Madison Avenue has lost its focus and touch. Can you name the 3 distinctive ad campaigns that a certain annoying insurance company ran simultaneously, last year?

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 6:07 PM

I hate pitchmen. That loudmouth with the jet black beard (don't know name and don't care) that tries to sell everything from laundry soap to floor cleaner is annoying.

I did, however, like Ron Popeel (remember him) and his junk.

The Burger King dude gives me nightmares. He's really creepy.



bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.8 - Posts: 1745)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 6:27 PM

How about the ever present geico ads, "I always feel like somebodys watching me" Where do they come up with this crap. That and the other insurance giant kills me. I really don't think we need insurance company ads right now. Since they have let down so many people. I lived in Florida and if you knew the mess they caused there. Really some of these ads are offensive, glad we have DVR.

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 6:27 PM

LOL! The screaming dye job is Billy Mays. He has a reality show called in fact called: "Pitchmen"! I was taught that screaming meant that you lacked the confidence to get your point across.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 6:38 PM

BTW - do you even know what Geico is? I didn't:

"G"overnment "E"mployees "I"nsurance "Co"mpany

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 7:03 PM

I try to avoid watching regular TV but when I do I make note of the most annoying ads & avoid those products like the plague. Haven't seen the Burger King dude, maybe it doesn't run in Canada. I probably shouldn't say this but.... the worst ads are on American TV. Now I know a few of you & other Americans, none of whom appeared to be deaf or stupid, don't understand why they think those ad campaigns will sell anything. Many ads are tasteless but I really hate those insidious ads for various medical problems that don't even let on exactly what you're going to take the meds for, just ask your doctor. They used to be illegal in Canada but are now creeping onto to our stations, too. Shouldn't be allowed. Apologies to any of my friends & acquaintances to the South who I may have offended

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 7:19 PM

I agree about the U.S. ads. Some of the medical ads are downright scary. How about the Celebrex ad. By the time they list the risks and side effects you're almost happy to keep the pain, (almost).

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 7:41 PM

You find uncontrollable anal seepage scary?

Coward.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 21st Apr '09 7:45 PM

Bobo - when I said "do you even know" - I meant the "you" out in the readership, not you personally. I didn't mean it to read like I meant the comment for you.

I had been complaining about Geico commercials to my best friend and she is the one who clued me in on the name of the company.


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