amusing ad catch phrases you are plagued by

Whether you love em or hate em, they stick in your head like super glue and you find yourself repeating them…
currently I find myself repeating:

[li]“What’s in your wallet?”[/li][li]“What kind of twisted mind wouldn’t want me to save a buck or two?”[/li][li]“You check your blood sugar and you check it often! There’s no reason not to.”[/ul][/li]
I think the latter one qualifies as the contemporary equivalent of the infamous “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Gawd, that commercial used to be so hilarious, even though it wasn’t supposed to be. Maybe that’s why it was so funny?

[sub]Can you hear me now?[/sub]


Thanks, Rhythmdvl for reminding me of that one.
That’s it, hands down. Nothing else bugs me as much as that line.

It’s been a while, but has anybody really forgotten “Where’s the beef?”

“Do you yahoo?” (said with a very serious expression, staring at the person until they giggle)

“Darn, my Jedi mind trick still needs work.” (not really a catchphrase, just something I say).

“A boxymoron!” (from the cell phone commercial with the motivational speaker). I love that. Boxymoron.

Ok, maybe I’ve just missed out on some part of common culture here, but I where did “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” come from? Everyone seems to think it is so hilarious, the sort of thing that elicits laughter without further elucidation, but what is it? I assume from this thread it’s some kind of commercial? What for?

Oh, and “Do you Yahoo?” cracks me up, too, whenever it doesn’t irritate me.

How d’you guys pronounce the word Yahoo, anyhow? Accent on first or last syllable?

Nenya_Elizabeth, it was from a commercial for some kind of communication device for the elderly. They could wear this thing (sorry, I cannot recall what it was called) and if they needed to, they could use it to immediately call for help.

The phrase itself was said by the elderly actors in the commercials. They’d show Granny lying on the living room floor, speaking into her device: “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Then the friendly dispatcher would reply with something like, “We’re sending help now, Mrs. Smith.” A handy device, to be sure.

I’m not exactly sure why it’s so funny, except that for a while, these commercials were constantly on. The overexposure of the product, and of the poor elderly actors who were always on the floor calling for help, probably contributed to the humour.

As for the OP, I’m with Rhythmdvl on the “Can you hear me now?” commercial, and I’ll add this one:

“Zoom, zoom, zoom.”

Keller and Keller! ((BING))

You’re BOLD but are you… DARING?

We got hosed Tommy, we got hosed.

SlightDistrurbance: You don’t like that commercial? Everyone I know flipped to see a parody of Davey and Goliath! It was spot-on, too!

What I currently can’t stand is the commercial, actually two of them, with the guy asking investment bankers (I think that’s what they are) if they think the 7-layer taco is a “tasty deal”. Anyone trying that IRL would get the taco rammed up his ass by security.

I once saw a commercial where a guy was selling pancake mix door to door. The first woman who answered wasn’t interested. So he went away and came back with a plate of fresh pancakes. When she opened the door again, he stuck a forkful of pancake in her mouth! :eek:

It was a infomercial for a voice activated security system …

Basically like the brinks commercial where the lady thinks someones in her house and calls brinks through a intercom

A few stand up comics and shows picked up on the cheeziness of the mercial and it became the new thing to say for a while

“Just dial down the center! 1-800-C-A-L-L-A-T-T!”

And a big me-too to “Can you hear me now?”


“Dude, you’re getting a Dell!”

(Hell no I ain’t! I have taste!)

"A dollar gets a lot if you use 10-10-2020!"

Used it on a Video conference call- just blurted it out in response to someone’s point (wasn’t a real serious call obviously) :slight_smile: .

Got a good laugh too.

Almost had to pull a Jerry Seinfeld and leave on a high note after that. . . .