View Full Version : Those annoying commercials!
04-14-2001, 09:12 AM
Sorry to hijack Magnum's Mustache's topic, but I wanted to include ALL commercials that people find annoying, not just Pillsbury. The recent Taco Bell ads are really starting to piss me off. You know, the ones where the two guys keep saying "zesty," and variations thereof, going back and forth like it's a frigging contest. One will say "zesty!" The other will answer "zesty times two!" And so on, and so on. I am SO sick of these guys! I want to take the red-haired one (not because of his red hair, mind you. I think red hair can be rather erotic) and punch him in the face. The other one I don't mind as mich because he's obviously being forced to play this stupid game by the diabolical redhead. Anyway, suffice it to say that Taco Bell commercials piss me off. Ooh, ooh! And car commercials. I suppose I may have to start a new thread on commercials people LIKE (I can only think of one. Well, series of commercials by a local ambulance chaser, The Law Offices of Gary Becker. Those are at least mildly entertaining).
04-14-2001, 11:18 AM
The Taco Bell commercials are just stupid.
I also dislike those annoying Pillsbury commercials. I always get that damn "My heart to yours.." jingle stuck in my head.
But for really annoying, you'd have to be in Baltimore. The ads for Foreign Motors Kia drive me up the friggin' wall. The guy who (I think) owns it is so damn stupid. His tag line, "Bad credit, forget it, don't sweat it, e-e-e-e-e-e-everybody rides at Foreign Motors Kia" make me want to barf. He does it with some weird accent..I think he's trying to do a "Southern/Good Ole' Boy" kind of thing.
I have to change channels while it's on; it's so annoying.
I know I'll think of some more...
04-14-2001, 02:25 PM
Did anyone notice there's this one guy who seems to be in nearly EVERY commercial lately? He looks sort of like a young, disheveled Joel from MST3K and always plays a dorky slacker type. He's been in commercials for Holiday Inn (what do you think this is? Holiday Inn?), Sprite (I think...where the dad comes home and says what'd you do today, and he did the taxes, fixed the roof, etc), KFC (Two stoners on the hood of a car) and I just saw him in a new one last night but I forget what for.
That guy is driving me nuts! ACK! Go AWAY!
A few years back there was also another guy who was in nearly every commercial for a while, most notably the "Got Milk" one where he thinks his fiancee found out about the cubic zirconia, but she's really griping about his drinking the milk.
Am I the only one who notices seemingly "career" commercial actors?
04-14-2001, 08:43 PM
Hardee's ads with that damn singing biscuit. Especially the one with the idiot in the car.
04-14-2001, 09:00 PM
For some reason, the fast food places that are exclusive to the West Coast can't make a single decent commercial. I despise "Get your own El Pollo Loco", "Don't bother me, I'm eating", and most especially the idiotic Junk-in-the-Box commercials.
04-14-2001, 11:45 PM
I don't own a TV, but at the newspaper one is left on without the sound going. So I see the ads, but have no idea what they're saying.
There's one for Hewlett-Packard showing the stages of a man's life, interspersed with him lying in a hospital bed in cardiac arrest. Making copies, getting married, making copies, playing in a garage band, making copies, first blowjob (have to look quick to see that one).
At the end, he gets zapped in the heart with a defibullator and his eyes flutter open. In another day, if he's on an HMO, he'll be back at the copier, his newly-fixed heart counting the beats to his eventual doom.
:::deep breath::: I FUCKING HATE THIS AD!!!!
Thanks HP, you've just associated your fucking brand name with DEATH! FUTILITY! WASTED LIVES IN CUBICLE FARMS!
Hope it was worth every penny
04-15-2001, 01:13 AM
Those Carls Jr. ads where the people eat their big, greasy burgers and drip all over the place are downright revolting. Those ads turn my stomach. The last thing that I want to do after seeing that is eat something.
I'm suprised no one has yet mentioned those idiotic Euro-weenies shilling for Mentos. I especially hate the one where the guy sits on wet paint on a park bench and solves the problem by paiting himself a striped shirt and eating a fucking Mento. If I were President Bush I would ban the importation of Mentos into the U.S.
04-15-2001, 09:30 PM
The real estate company where the ads show their agents being trained from baby-hood. I think its Coldwell Banker, but I mentally turn off the ad, so I don't really remember. The message from this ad is ... real estate is so easy an infant could do it? We can't get grown-ups to join our team, so we indoctrinate babies?
04-16-2001, 12:05 PM
Thought of another one...
That Yoplait commercial with the two girls sitting around talking about how good the yogurt is..."This is long massage good, this is private island good, this is shoe-shopping good..." Can't stand it.
As voguevixen mentioned, I think I know the guy she is talking about. You see him all the time. There's also a woman, reddish hair, maybe mid-to-late 30's, who is in every other commercial that he isn't. One is for a cell phone company (she makes the static noise at her hubby), one is an allergy-pill ad, a Capri Sun drink ad (she's the mom nailing shingles back on) and most recently she is Joe Isuzu's wife in their new ads (which I think are really funny). It's the one where he's working out to get back in shape. I know she's been in a bunch more.
I'm lucky enough to live where there are no Carl Jr.'s, but I've heard about their disgusting ads. They sound really bad.
04-16-2001, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by hajario
I'm suprised no one has yet mentioned those idiotic Euro-weenies shilling for Mentos.
Mentos has by far the worst series of commercials ever. Most make no sense at all. A couple gets snubbed by a waiter, so the guy goes and gets their drinks himself. Oooooo, that showed that snooty waiter! Or the business guy in the Cadilac who boxes in the girls roller skate sized car, so she has a local construction crew lift her car out. I bet that business guy never does that again. Don't get me started on the ditching mom at the mall one.
I may remember their brand name, but I'll never buy their candies.
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