don't know--I have TiVo and don't watch commercials
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There's one with two ugly identical twin girls standing in front of an oven (maybe it's two identical ovens) and they're talking in unison. I have no idea what the commercial is advertising because I fast forward through the commercial or change channels because it is SUCH an incredibly annoying commercial. I don't think it's on anymore, thank goodness--I absolutely hated it!
The commercials aimed at men with ED and they always end up in 2 bathtubs! How often do you ever see claw foot bathtubs on a dock at a lake, or in a meadow, or anywhere else they put them. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!
The attorney commercial where there all standing around, wearing black of course, acting like there talking and then when they say the name of the firm they all stop and turn to the camera. Very very annoying.
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The viagra commercials and commercials of the like. My children should not have to watch commercials promoting sex. These commercials should come on after 10:00pm for the sake of our kids.
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The Dell commercial with Lollipop playing. It went away for awhile and then came back
hey you all are great - so why the hell do we have to put up with this crap!?!! i agree that marketing to the children and teens; and pandering to all the inadequacies every single human being in the free world has IS SLEAZE and UNDERHANDED. the billions of dollars spent on advertising the most useless junk - could be spent on worthwhile causes. i have to say i am glad for the remote . I also emailed the TODAY SHOW - HODA AND KATHY CAN YOU STOP WITH THE PLUGGING OF STUPID AND USELESS STUFF - what junk - i really don't watch it anymore since Katie Couric left. BB
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the commercial that makes you think that there is sex going on and the lady is washing her hair, do we always have to make sexual innuendo to sell a product. there are children watching TV, and parents end up having to explain more too early to young ones
Definitely like SPOOKYA. Said, the Special K commercial ticks me off. Every time I see it I can't help but think well no wonder women have serious body image issues, are constantly dieting, and develop eating disorders. This girl looks rail thin and is trying to lose weight? Yeah right. So even if you're thin it's never thin enough? Come on!!
I actually love watching commercials....I always have. The ads are the only reason I watch the superbowl. The Betty White/Snickers one from last year was genius!! I think it's E Trade that has the babies talking on their ads...I LOVE those!
Anyway, the ones that irk me right now are the Kit Kat one where people are chomping, chewing and breaking their Kit Kats and it forms a "melody".....hearing people chew makes me cringe.
Speaking of chewing, there's a Nature Valley one where the woman is SO obviously not really chewing....makes me want to call them up and volunteer to show her how to really take a bite!!
To the PP whose child doesn't get the push beind the ads....when one of the toys breaks or he is otherwise let down, be sure to take the opportunity to talk about it (on his level, of course). My son caught on really quick and we had some really good discussions about what can be believed. On the food front, I always held fast food as a "treat", not something we did on a regular basis.
The baby diaper commercial with the kid in the blue jean diaper makes me gag. Give me a break do we need a toddler with sex appeal - kind of just turns my stomach!
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I find all advertising that is targeted at children (especially young ones) as completely disgusting. My child does not understand that the food you want him to eat is crap and not "part of a nutritious" meal at all. He also does not understand that the plastic piece of crap toy that does all the cool stuff on t.v. does not actually do any of that and will probably break within a week. Nor does he understand that whatever the advertisers opinion is of what gives him self worth in fact is grossly skewed and has nothing to do whatsoever with his value as a human being. Sadly, my young son buys hook line and sinker all the claims of commercials targeted at him. Of course the purpose of this type of advertising in the end is to pit the child against the parent because the child thinks he must have "product x" in order to be cool, be accepted, fit in, whatever, else he will not be happy and the parent sees through the obvious lies and distortions. Those of us who are parents know the outcome of trying to reason with a young child who must have something or he/she will die. These advertisers and corporations bank on the fact that the parents will cave in and by their junk. Obviously it works because marketing to children is a $17 billion business annually. People who market to children are sleaze balls and the scum of the earth.
All of the drug commercials that have to take five minutes to list the HORRIBLE side effects that sound worse than what the drug is trying to "cure". The minerva birth control commercial and the eyelash enhancement commercial are two that really get to me.
The lawyer commercials trying to convince people to sue if they were on such a such a drug and have one bad thing or another happen to them.
and all the so called 'shock' value stuff - why do we have to see pizza splattered all over the place, or people tasting something and being 'BLOWN OUT OF THEIR CHAIRS AND THRU WALLS' - things exploding--- men in white quilted paper rolls running in to wipe up a glass of OJ - why did that stupid women have it RIGHT AT THE VERY EDGE OF THE COUNTER in the first place - i spent years showing my kids how to be careful and use common sense - UUUUGGH and we are subjected to all this WHY!? IF ANYTHING IT MAKES ME NOT BUY any of their crap. BB
Oh and....ANY commercial where the husband is overwieght and balding and the wife is a trophy wife just makes me cringe. It's like it's ok for men to be normal looking, but women...you MUST be on top of your game.
Geez...it looks like he was the one who gave birth to the kids!
my sentiments exactly SpookyA- that goes for all the skin care stuff too - most of these girls have no cellulite, zits, lumps or bumps yet they advertise all the stuff that 'helps minimize the look etc etc' what a crock. at least the jenny craig/nutrisystem ads start off with some one who has some weight to lose and follows thru - i like that Kirsty Allie was so up front about it all - going up then down then up again - that's realty. BB
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