Again with the annoying commercials!

You mean Dikembe Mutombo. Yeah, I knew who he is. The least basketball fan would remember him.

Was being an asshole his schtick or something?

Hey, it’s humor. He played center and was the second most prolific shot blocker of all time. He was a competitor and they played it up for laughs. In real life, he’s actually very humble and is known for his humanitarian work.

Oh, I realize it was an attempt at humor.

No such luck. Now they’re running them with a green house, based around St, Patrick’s Day/NCAA basketball tournament.

I know they bought the rights to cannibalize “Our House,” but what Hy-Vee is doing to the song is unforgivable.

I saw one of those a few days ago. UURRRGHGHHH!

I’m reminded of the last of the faux “commercials” in WandaVision:

“Feeling depressed? Like the world goes on without you? Do you just want to be left alone? Ask your doctor about Nexus. A unique antidepressant that acts to anchor you back to your reality or the reality of your choice. Side effects include feeling your feelings, confronting your truth, seizing your destiny, and possibly more depression. You should not take Nexus unless your doctor has cleared you to move on with your life. Nexus. Because the world doesn’t revolve around you. Or does it?”

Buick & Apple CarPlay: for drivers who talk to themselves.

I watch Buzzr on RokuTV to get my mimimum required allowance of old game shows, and I have to say, the absolute worst commercials on earth are the “check out these other RokuTV channels” commercials that air on Buzzr (I also watch the This Old House channel, and they aren’t nearly as bad there for whatever reason). They have about 3 that you can see anytime you want, just watch any randomly selected 30 minute time slot. One is for BratTV which as far as I can tell is aimed at 10 year old girls and people fascinated by 10 year old girls, and the other two I can’t even tell you what they are, because they show clips from things I would have no way of recognizing without identifying what TV shows or movies they are from, so even if I saw, say, a 5 second clip that sort of piqued my interest, I’d have no way of looking on the schedule to see when “random Michael Caine film with scene of him walking down the street” is going to be on.

Someone was clearly assigned the task of creating some promos and told at the same time, “and when you’re done, clean out your desk.”

Why are people rolling up their sleeves? What is that an ad for?

Dupixent, a pharmaceutical. The guy in the marching band seems like the only one in his group who rolled-up his sleeves. My main complaint is the people they pick seem somewhat un-natural for the stuff they have them doing.

That’s why I started watching TOH on Roku rather than Pluto, which heavily advertised this extreme right “news” channel when it had been added to Pluto’s lineup.

I wouldn’t mind ultra cheap commercials if they didn’t play them over and over and over.

  1. the minature parachutist landing on a Kit Kat bar.
  2. the woman in the grocery store who levitates to the taste of some other candy bar.
  3. the thunderous woman who steps out of an elevator in a blue dress and tries to be sexy.
    They play these things ad nauseum. I guess they’re getting their money’s worth out of these abominations.

Has anyone mentioned advertisements for reverse mortgages? These are the television equivalent of robocalls. And no, Tom Selleck, I don’t need to be reminded every fifteen minutes that “this isn’t my first rodeo”. And don’t get me started on the use of the word “thought” in that commercial.

In the Corporate Speak You Hate thread, someone said “Look, can we just assume that this isn’t anyone’s first rodeo?”

So now I think of that every time that commercial comes on. And we watch a lot of Geezer TV, where they run geezer ads over and over and over. (I swear they offered medical and insurance companies a special: “Half price airtime, if you run the same commercial twelve times an hour all evening”.)

No, it’s not the same commercial 12 times an hour. It’s the same 4 commercials 4 times an hour. Tom Selleck, Ice T with the car assurance plan , Joe Namath and some guy shilling Hartford insurance. :laughing:

I almost miss the people who can’t pull up their socks or get spaghetti out of the pot.

Recently there are a few commercials for Coke Zero where people are incredulous/flummoxed/irate that someone dares drink a “zero sugar” Coke.

I don’t get it - the stuff has been out…what?..four years? It’s even had a name change. You can get it at McDonalds. Why the freak-out?

Coke Zero? It’s been out longer, 15 or 16 years. Just renamed to Coke Zero Sugar in the last few years.

This line garnered a belted out-loud laugh from me. :slight_smile: Thank you!!

I know there’s been a lot of hate for Liberty Mutual commercials in this thread, but let me pile on by saying the latest one with the Statue of Liberty in the background is teeth-grittingly stupid-- a sidewalk vendor is talking about how great the insurance is, when a passerby tries to buy a hotdog-- only he’s not a hotdog vendor, he sells wet teddy bears. Guaranteed wet! So weird and hilarious! :roll_eyes:

I hate all those commercials and everything about them-- the Limu Emu series, all the Statue of Liberty ones with the stupid actor who can’t remember his one line and the guy dressed in a phone that gets splashed so he has to jump in a giant bag of rice, the moronic “Liberty Liberty Liberty…Liberty” jingle. Clearly the jingle writer was using “Liberty” as a placeholder word but nobody could think of anything more clever. If I was the CEO of LM I would fire the ad agency responsible for those commercials and the guy who hired the ad agency, with extreme prejudice.