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tarragon918
07-05-2008, 04:00 PM
This one has been making me want to hurl ever since the first time I saw it. I don't understand why the makers feel that they must advertise it the way they do, but ... gah, it's sickening! What am I talking about? Why the PedEgg (http://www.pedegg.com), which is some sort of pumicestone-like appliance that shaves the dead skin off of your feet. The ad actually shows the dead skin in such a way as, "ooh, look at all the dead skin I've been able to shave off of my feet! Now they don't look so nasty any more!" Oh yes, they also show the "before" feet pictures, and yes, they do look nasty. But -why- do they feel that they must show the inordinately large amount of dried and nasty dead skin that has been shaved away?! I mean come on, that's just NASTY!!! I don't know how many of those things they have sold ... I do know that I wouldn't buy one no matter how nasty my feet looked, simply because of the nastiness of their ads! :D

From looking at the testimonials on several websites (yes, I did do a bit of research on the product...), it apparently works. So maybe I would buy it, but I do find the ads offensive. I'm sure there must be some better selling point than to show the mounds of dead skin it removes!!

HelloKitty
07-05-2008, 04:10 PM
Yeah, that one is pretty gross. I guess they feel they have to show the dead skin shavings to "prove" the thing works. Still pretty icky. And rather than a pumice stone it is more like a cheese grater for your feet!! I'm sure that will make it less icky next time you watch it!! ;)

For me, hurl-worthy commercials are any that have a supposed cute kid with food all over their face...awww isn't that cute? BARF!!! It's usually a paper towel commercial or some other sort of cleaning product ad. The kids always seem to have half-eaten spaghetti all over their face and on clothing. ::shudder::

And don't get me even thinking about the commercials with the mucus people! D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G!

thelurkinghorror
07-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Go fudge yourself! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fhq08gtX-0&feature=related)

Drain Bead
07-05-2008, 04:34 PM
The Diet Dr Pepper commercial where people are drinking jellybeans and stuff grosses me out for no real reason.

Also, any Gatorade commercial where an athlete is sweating copious amounts of neon-colored fluid. I have no desire to see that much perspiration on anyone.

Full Metal Lotus
07-05-2008, 06:15 PM
The coloured sweat in the Gatorade commercials always queases me out as well.. Its not the sight of the sweat that does it, its the fact that its coloured the same hues as the drink..

I can't help but getting an image of that being where they get Gatoradie from...

FML

jayjay
07-05-2008, 06:47 PM
It's an oldie but a goodie...the toenail fungus remedy that shows the fungus monster lifting up the nail and climbing in!

Gaaaaah!!! *shudder*

Little Wing
07-05-2008, 06:53 PM
To continue the food on the precious child's face theme, there's a new one (also for a paper towel, I believe) that has a baby with some sort of...greenish, brownish colored goo all over his face and hands. In close up. On high definition. GAK!

FriarTed
07-05-2008, 07:51 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned what is my actually my favorite commercial- the eTrade webcam baby explaining that he just bought stock & in the middle of his pride, he spits up & can over say a stoner-esque "Whoa..."

Red Barchetta
07-05-2008, 08:37 PM
I present...the Oozinator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdAIt4MgnHc

jayjay
07-05-2008, 08:47 PM
I present...the Oozinator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdAIt4MgnHc

That one doesn't so much make me hurl as yell, "How didn't someone at Standards & Practices CATCH that?!"

Baldwin
07-05-2008, 09:33 PM
That one doesn't so much make me hurl as yell, "How didn't someone at Standards & Practices CATCH that?!"
Is that a real product? My God in Heaven. "Major pumping required!"

jayjay
07-05-2008, 09:37 PM
Is that a real product? My God in Heaven. "Major pumping required!"

It is indeed (http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=browse&product_id=17359). That link goes to the actual Hasbro website.

Just when they think youre coming at em with water, blast em with a shot of icky bio-ooze!

Infovore
07-05-2008, 11:31 PM
For me, it's the one where the woman grabs the guy's nose, opens his mouth, and proceeds to drink from his mouth. I think it's supposed to show how juicy his gum is. Ugh.

OtakuLoki
07-05-2008, 11:44 PM
Has the statute of limitations run out on the Quiznos Spongmonkeies ones? Even if not, I'm still not gonna eat there because of those spots.

Asimovian
07-06-2008, 12:03 AM
For me, it's the one where the woman grabs the guy's nose, opens his mouth, and proceeds to drink from his mouth. I think it's supposed to show how juicy his gum is. Ugh.I was always under the impression (seriously) that she was using her tongue to search his mouth for his mint. Your take is...also interesting.

Red Barchetta
07-06-2008, 12:28 AM
Is that a real product? My God in Heaven. "Major pumping required!"

My boss owns one, and threatens to squirt us whenever we go off task. :P

ZebraShaSha
07-06-2008, 12:46 AM
For me, it's the one where the woman grabs the guy's nose, opens his mouth, and proceeds to drink from his mouth. I think it's supposed to show how juicy his gum is. Ugh.

At first, they played this with a strange watery/bubbly SFX.

Now the sound is gone.


Fascinating!

Enright3
07-06-2008, 11:10 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned what is my actually my favorite commercial- the eTrade webcam baby explaining that he just bought stock & in the middle of his pride, he spits up & can over say a stoner-esque "Whoa..."
This one has just the opposite effect on me. I find it totally hilarious!

want2know
07-06-2008, 11:35 AM
I present...the Oozinator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdAIt4MgnHc
:eek:

Jragon
07-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Damn, they purged the customer reviews on Amazon for the Oozinator. They were the funniest things I've ever read in my life (including not so vague allegories with family orgies, the trope of catholic priests being molesters and other fun things!)

Edit: Yay! Someone recovered some of them form the cache.
http://consumerist.com/consumer/oozinator/the-lost-oozinator-reviews-173253.php
http://consumerist.com/consumer/oozinator/oozinators-origins-revealed-172380.php

dalej42
07-06-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned what is my actually my favorite commercial- the eTrade webcam baby explaining that he just bought stock & in the middle of his pride, he spits up & can over say a stoner-esque "Whoa..."

Schwab is now mocking that commercial. I love that. They'll take E trade's commercial and make it their own.

Enright3
07-06-2008, 05:45 PM
I was always under the impression (seriously) that she was using her tongue to search his mouth for his mint. Your take is...also interesting.
She's definitely drinking from his mouth. The water fountain is right next to him while he's sitting there. Then she goes back to shut the 'nozzle' off.

Clothahump
07-06-2008, 06:12 PM
For me, it's the one where the woman grabs the guy's nose, opens his mouth, and proceeds to drink from his mouth. I think it's supposed to show how juicy his gum is. Ugh.
You beat me to it. It's so gross, I couldn't even begin to tell you what the product is.

Marlitharn
07-06-2008, 07:26 PM
You beat me to it. It's so gross, I couldn't even begin to tell you what the product is.
Mentos gum. Which I will never ever buy, just because of this commercial. The first time I saw it, I urped a little bit in my mouth.

They've toned it down recently, though; now the gurgling slurping sounds of the woman drinking are gone, and they've changed the tagline to imply that she was irresistably compelled to french-kiss the guy thanks to his minty fresh breath. Doesn't help; I still remember the original concept, and it still grosses me out.

MissGypsy
07-06-2008, 08:04 PM
Im thankful that I had my back to the TV today when this commercial came on, so I only heard it, and I dont care to think about the visual. It was for a yeast infection medication that one can use during the day, because it has very little leakage.

Now Im female, and a mother of 3, so not terribly squeamish, but bleah! That was far more than I wanted to think about this afternoon while I was folding laundry.

FinnAgain
07-06-2008, 09:03 PM
Not quite hurl, but after hearing this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=3quMz-EAThw) I'm not sure I ever want to eat corn nuts again.

Dijon Warlock
07-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Has the statute of limitations run out on the Quiznos Spongmonkeies ones? Even if not, I'm still not gonna eat there because of those spots.I LOVED those commercials, because I was familiar with the Spongmonkeys before Quizno's used them. I practically cracked ribs laughing at those, but they didn't last long.

Spongmonkeys...for those who aren't in the loop. (http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/)

What I liked was another Quizno's ad in the "Were you raised by wolves?" campaign. The guy who is asked the question goes off into a dream-like reverie where he remembers nursing at the mother wolf with all of his fellow wolf-cubs. I only saw that one once, and then they must have pulled it.

Quizno's used to have some pretty cool people on their advertising staff, but they've evidently downgraded to less noticeable (but more mass-marketly palatable) employees.

Shame, really...

Askance
07-06-2008, 11:54 PM
While this Australian beer ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1OwW6dQ3E) doesn't have that effect on me, I understand it does for others.

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