What TV/Radio Ads Do You Hate?

There’s always this commercial that makes me reach for the remote and turn the TV off or change the channel, it’s for Adelphia Internet with this dork making modem noises. On the radio it would be these car commercials that would start out with some guy mumbling quickly about the requirements/conditions of the following ad and then it goes into a standard car commercial.
What commercials do you hate?

CARL’S JR.!!! I cannot stand those disgusting ads where they’re eating hamburgers and all the grease and mayo and ketchup is dripping out and the slurping and chewing noises are amplified. You have never seen anyone change the channel so fast.

All ads from pharmaceutical (drug) companies, including those viagra ads! :mad:

Easily the most annoying and obnoxiously overplayed ad currently running is that horrible “Dell Computer” spot in which the “Dell Dude” and the babe in the car talk to some guy in the street.

An automatic “reach for the remote” commercial if there ever was one…

I have to agree with you Violet . I think I know entirely too much about other people’s warts, infections, herpes, erectile disfunctions, allergies, heartburn, etc. Once again, I think some things are just better left unsaid… EEWW!

I’ll second the Dell commercials. And they’ve been playing that one with the kid in the car WAAAAY too long. Weren’t they supposed to be a Fortune 500 company? Can’t they afford a new commercial once in a friggin’ while?

The other one for me is the damn Bowflex ad. I don’t care if that guy is in better shape in his 50s than he was in his 20s. The Sharper Image Ionic Breeze ads are beginning to get to me too but they haven’t been around quite long enough to truly piss me off (plus, I enjoy laughing at the ads since Consumer Reports gave them a completely negative rating).

Thankfully, we don’t see much of Miss Cleo or any other psychic friends anymore.

Especially that one for the incontinence medication that begins
“Gotta go gotta go gotta go
Gotta go gotta go gotta go
Gotta go gotta go gotta go”
And those old Bob Dole viagra ads which forced you to imagine him on top of Elizabeth Dole in a suit and red tie balancing on one arm saying “Bob Dole predicts an erection in the current fiscal year”


A newish one for the Honda SiR (I think) really bothers me. There is a guy in a boardroom drawing his shifting pattern on a whiteboard with a marker. I’m sue some of you know the one I’m talking about.

Anyways, set aside the fact that this is a completely stupid concept for an ad to start with, and note this - at one point in his ‘imaginary shifting’ he goes from 1st to 5th!

I don’t care how powerful your Honda is, there is going to be a very abrupt end to your zipping around town if you make a practise of shifting 4 gears at once!