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Topic: Ad Campaigns That You are Glad That Died! :D
Posted By: Donathan
Subject: Ad Campaigns That You are Glad That Died! :D
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 2:38am
I am HAPPY that this ad campaign has died.(hence the thumbs up)
 
 
 
P.S. This is my take off of Tiz's "Ad Campaigns That Should Die," thread. Thanks Tiz!Big smile 
 
Boost Mobile's "Unwronged" ad campaigns seemed to have died, thank God. Big smile  These were really wrong situations, and Boost Mobile's point was that it was "wrong" to be pay too much for your cellphone bill, and BM said that they would charge a low "right" amount for the customers's cellphone bill.  These "wrong" situations were terrible in the ad camp.  They had one where a boy's mother put him in the dog cage to save money at the airport.  I felt sorry for the boy who was in the cage and was sure that this, in real-life would have had him taken away from his Mom for child abuse.
 
Another one had a red-haired chick who had long hair in her underarm.  Gross.Dead  At first, I didn't see what was wrong, as I thought that was the hair from her head, nothing bad about long head hair, but i wanted to barf when I looked closely and realized that it was her underarm hair!Dead
 
There was one where a pig was eating bacon at a restaurant.  I felt uncomfortable, as this obviously referenced cannibalism.Dead



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Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 7:38pm
Unfortunately, there is a possibility it hasn't died.  It seems to be a new trend to pull a commercial or series off for a year or so and then restart them.  It happens all the time.  Hope you're right on this one.Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2011 at 8:59pm
They still showed Billy Mays commercials long after he died.

I saw the slap chop commercial long after I thought it died.

Haven't see "smiling Bob" in quite awhile, maybe Enzyte is in trouble.


Posted By: PitLoad413
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 5:39am
I'm please beyond all words of expression that those asshole-infested V8 ads have vanished, hopefully. 


Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:45am
I also am glad to not have to see Smiling Bob anymore.  All I ever felt like doing was making his smile toothless every time I saw that accursed grin of his.


Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 10:53am
The Miss Cleo psychic ads have definetely died. There were lawsuits against Harris(Miss Cleo) because the customer would call, hoping to speak to Miss Cleo, and not only did they NOT get to speak to MC, and get their free call,they were put on hold while "waiting" for "Miss Cleo," and they were charged for the minutes they were on hold. When a "psychic" did finally pickup the phone, it wasn't MC, but any of her "assistants." 
 
The trick was that only the first minute was free, and all minutes after that were charged about 4.00. You unintentionally blew your free minute by being on hold.
 
It was actually in the fine print in the commercial that only the first minute was free. It also said that the call was "Entertainment only," which meant that the "psychic" didn't REALLY know about the caller. 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 1:28pm
Head-On.  Apply directly to the forehead.
Head-On.  Apply directly to the forehead.
Head-On.  Apply directly to the forehead.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: msubulldog
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:56pm
Glad that the Broadview commercials have ended Clap. But then ADT acquired them.Clap


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 1:13am
I am also happy the Unwronged Campaign has died it was pretty gross it had a coroner eating a burrito over a dead body then dropping it in and had pigs eating ham.Sick  

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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 8:19am

The Truth anti-smoking campaign seems to have died, Thank God, some of those commercials were creepy as hell. I still shudder when I think of the one where dead bodies were being dumped in front of a Tobacco firm. :X  



Posted By: Angry McPisseron
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by PitLoad413 PitLoad413 wrote:

I'm please beyond all words of expression that those asshole-infested V8 ads have vanished, hopefully. 
 
God dammit I could have had a V8 {smacks self in forehead} LOLWinkLOL


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Posted By: keyboardplayer
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 7:57pm
I'm glad I haven't seen those stupid go meat ads in a long time. Everybody used to laugh at me because I would almost get violent whenever I saw those flippin' things.

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Posted By: 70s80s
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 11:54pm
Vioxx, which was an arthritis drug.  I think they were in the first batch of "This drug could kill you so see your doctor" BIG-PHARMA ads.

Luckily, Vioxx was pulled off the market a while back.


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Posted By: keyboardplayer
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 1:14am
Ugh, I forgot about that one. Blech.

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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 2:55am
Originally posted by AngryMcPisseron AngryMcPisseron wrote:

Originally posted by PitLoad413 PitLoad413 wrote:

I'm please beyond all words of expression that those asshole-infested V8 ads have vanished, hopefully. 
 
God dammit I could have had a V8 {smacks self in forehead} LOLWinkLOL
I remember a V8 commercial where a restaurant customer eats everything except his vegetables, and the waiter bops him on the head....  Try that  in real life, that waiter would have been complained about, and most likely fired, and the customer most likely would have gotten a free meal as compensation.  I was so annoyed by the waited bopping his customer on the head.Angry


Posted By: Carly Corday
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 10:04am
I didn't hate these V8 commercials like I hate most, and I actually LIKED the one where the wife bops her husband and he says, "You can do that all you want. I don't like V8." Seems he was being funny in a buffet line or at the kitchen counter in their home, piling his plate with not-vegetables. The whole commercial tickled me, I forget exactly why. That actor should get a large role in something good. He should star in a major show. I guess by no he's aged 10 years.
 
Commercials that strive to be funny should stop trying for that, and just let it happen. Ad makers aren't funny. All they can do is guess what real humans might laugh about. They're not just wrong, but HORRIBLY wrong, 99.99 percent of the time, and probably have no idea.


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Posted By: smittykins
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 5:40pm
I'm glad that the Geico cavemen commercials(seem to)have died.
 
*crosses fingers*
 
(Their 15 minutes of fame went at least 5 years too long.)


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 6:35pm
I haven't seen Sally Field's Boniva ads in a while.

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Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 7:07pm
The Burger King!

I haven't seen his ass lately....


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Posted By: msubulldog
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 9:41pm
I'm also glad they got rid of the commercial that was on about 2 yrs ago where it showed Coke and Pepsi drivers carting out cases of soft drinks out of a school. This commercial also featured a teacher writing about soft drinks being taken out of the schools with his back turned to his students.


Posted By: ThreadKiller
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 3:55am

I wouldn't get too happy just yet...I have a feeling many of these ads will be back.

Case in point, I'll bet you those atrocious Hillshire Farms "Go Meat" ads will be back shortly...it is, after all, coming on to grilling season.


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Posted By: CNick
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 4:17am
I don't know if anyone remembers the Ditech commercials with the fat guy saying "lost another one to Ditech" I hated him, glad he's gone forever.



Posted By: HatyMcHater
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:54am
The Caveman and Go Meat commercials are still being shown here. Aagh.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 2:12pm
Originally posted by CNick CNick wrote:

I don't know if anyone remembers the Ditech commercials with the fat guy saying "lost another one to Ditech" I hated him, glad he's gone forever.

 
Just when I'd forgotten about those.  Thanks for reminding me.  AngryLOL
 
 


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2011 at 7:47pm
Video Professor "Buy my product."


Posted By: Original Cyn
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 3:29am
Crossing my fingers and hoping Vonage is finally done with using that damned "WOOOO-Hoo!!  Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!" song in any capacity in their commercials (along with "actual customers" tossing their last phone bill into the pile).

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 8:51pm
I see those every day.

Geico cavemen


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 9:32pm
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I see those every day.

Geico cavemen
ConfusedI really liked the original Geiko Caveman commercial - really ttok a bit to figure who performed the background music in that one.


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 10:33pm
GEICO seems to be suffering from an identity crisis.  We all know and recognize the insufferable annoying geeky GEICO gecko pest that talks his tail off.  But cavemen and dollar stacks with eyeballs?  Wake up GEICO!  You need to be identified with ONE mascot, not multiples! 
WAY back in the day the Lucky Charms cereal replaced the leprechaun with Waldo Wizard.  Needless to say, he did not last long! 
Anyone remember when Cookie Crisp cereal came out in tghe 1970s?  The mascot was Cookie Jarvis the wizard.  Then he ended up with an enemy, the Cookie Crook.  Then it was the Cookie Crook being chased by the Cookie Cop (exit Cookie Jarvis).  Then Cookie Crook got a masked howling dog named Chip.  Then Chip lost his mask and master and became the mascot all by himself.  Now I believe Chip was replaced by a howling wolf or something.  This is how this type of ad campaign gets out of hand.  Too many mascots.


Posted By: alext
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2011 at 3:14am
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Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 6:33pm

Go meat! are back where I live, just saw one last week.



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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 8:27pm
I think Walmart's "______(insert holiday) costs less at Walmart" are gone. Didn't see an Easter one.


Posted By: smittykins
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 12:07am
Something I haven't seen for awhile--Any of those "send us your unwanted gold in this postage-paid, secure envelope and get a buttload of cash back" outfits. Wonder if the feds got after 'em?


Posted By: ThreadKiller
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 12:36am

I think the Yaz birth control commercials are gone--the ones where a group of women are at a party and are discussing birth control, and one of them starts telling about Yaz and then launches into a long recitation of the side effects etc. etc. and it turns out she's a doctor? HA HA HA I was ROTFL at that one!!!

Then they had to put out a second ad with the same chick at another party but talking into the camera about how many women might have been confused by the first commercial, and really they should blah blah blah and shouldn't blah blah blah, and be sure to blah blah blah...the second ad was more confusing than the first.
 
Anyway, I think the med itself was taken off the market, or it's about to be, so no more ads. Wah.


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 2:28am
Originally posted by Original Cyn Original Cyn wrote:

Crossing my fingers and hoping Vonage is finally done with using that damned "WOOOO-Hoo!!  Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!" song in any capacity in their commercials (along with "actual customers" tossing their last phone bill into the pile).


Nope still playing hereAngrySick


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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 4:47am
Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

Something I haven't seen for awhile--Any of those "send us your unwanted gold in this postage-paid, secure envelope and get a buttload of cash back" outfits. Wonder if the feds got after 'em?
 
Smitty, they probably went out of business because of many customer complaints. I read a guy gave them a bunch of Gold, and they insulted him by giving him a 50.00 check. He, knowing his Gold was worth way more than 50.00 returned the check back to them and asked for his Gold back. He didn't get his Gold back and lost the 50.00. :(  


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 21 May 2011 at 8:47pm
Haven't seen State Farm's eyebrow dude in awhile.Clap


Posted By: robodog
Date Posted: 21 May 2011 at 8:57pm
I kind of miss the Burger King. That creepy refugee from Uncanny Valley hell amused me.
 
Too bad I can't say the same for the Geico cavemen. They seem to be dead and gone and I hope they died painfully. I still want to know what kind of idiot thought it was a good idea to give these abominations so foul that even Cthulhu retches when he sees them their own show. Thankfully the tv show's epic awfulness seems to have killed those monumentally stupid ads once and for all.


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 21 May 2011 at 9:11pm
Burger King had this campaign not too long ago, where they supposedly were flying to these Third World countries to let the villagers taste test Whoppers.Confused
There is a thread about it here somewhere.


Posted By: Ultron 5
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 1:51pm
Thank God the Burger King breakfast march finally died....that was pure torture.

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Posted By: Tech
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 3:51pm
"Hey Parker, wanna race home? Bet I can beatcha there."


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 4:15pm
Originally posted by Tech Tech wrote:

"Hey Parker, wanna race home? Bet I can beatcha there."
 
Was that the one for some Toyota or something?  If so, it was originally portrayed that the kids were bullying "Parker" and wanted to beat him up, but then they changed it so that it appeared to be a race.
 
 


Posted By: Tech
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tech Tech wrote:

"Hey Parker, wanna race home? Bet I can beatcha there."
 
Was that the one for some Toyota or something?  If so, it was originally portrayed that the kids were bullying "Parker" and wanted to beat him up, but then they changed it so that it appeared to be a race.
 
 


Yup, that's the one. I can't remember what the car was, but the fact that they changed it is why I hate it.


Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 7:42pm
There was an ad campaign where a guy continually eats, and then his stomach explodes, with the reguirgitated food all over the room.: X Gross! It's been years since I saw this commercial, and it still disturbs me. :X


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 9:21pm
^^^You're kidding, right?Sick 
Speaking of body parts, I'm glad the PedEgg campaign is over.


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 22 May 2011 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

There was an ad campaign where a guy continually eats, and then his stomach explodes, with the reguirgitated food all over the room.: X Gross! It's been years since I saw this commercial, and it still disturbs me. :X


Sure you're not thinking of "Mr. Creosote" from Monty Python?


Posted By: sonkab
Date Posted: 23 May 2011 at 4:38am
Oh no man, those Yaz commercials just turned to Beyaz now.  It's the same one with those idiots strapping a miniature Eiffel tower to the top of their car.


Posted By: robodog
Date Posted: 23 May 2011 at 7:12pm
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

There was an ad campaign where a guy continually eats, and then his stomach explodes, with the reguirgitated food all over the room.: X Gross! It's been years since I saw this commercial, and it still disturbs me. :X


Sure you're not thinking of "Mr. Creosote" from Monty Python?
 
I think they're referring to a commercial for the game Yoshi's Island for the SNES. And they're right, it was really disgusting. I'm glad  it's gone too.


Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 25 May 2011 at 1:18am
Originally posted by robodog robodog wrote:

Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

There was an ad campaign where a guy continually eats, and then his stomach explodes, with the reguirgitated food all over the room.: X Gross! It's been years since I saw this commercial, and it still disturbs me. :X


Sure you're not thinking of "Mr. Creosote" from Monty Python?
 
I think they're referring to a commercial for the game Yoshi's Island for the SNES. And they're right, it was really disgusting. I'm glad  it's gone too.


I saw it on Youtube pretty gross.Sick


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Posted By: Ad Endless Nauseum
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 8:28am
No ad campaign every really dies. They just get shelved for six months to six years, then trotted out again to disgust us anew. Angry

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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 11:45pm
I dunno. I wish Wendys would bring back that old lady that says, "Where's the beef?"Wink


Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 27 May 2011 at 1:41am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I dunno. I wish Wendys would bring back that old lady that says, "Where's the beef?"Wink


Hmm, considering that she died in 1987, that might not work too well.


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 27 May 2011 at 3:55am
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I dunno. I wish Wendys would bring back that old lady that says, "Where's the beef?"Wink


Hmm, considering that she died in 1987, that might not work too well.
 
Unless you're looking for beef jerky.
 
 


Posted By: Synesthesia
Date Posted: 28 May 2011 at 3:35am
They don't seem to have that ad for Great Adventures with the scary old man dancing.
I do not like those ads.


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Posted By: Bennett
Date Posted: 28 May 2011 at 10:20pm
You must be talking about those creepy Six Flags commercials where the younger guy is dressed (scarily) as the old man and dances to Venga Boys.  I too am glad those commercials have gone the way of the dodo.  What's even worse was the old scary guy would drive around in a bus and pick up kids on the way Six Flags.
 
And why did he speak with that lisp, "Moe Fwags, Moe Fwun, Six Fwags!"?


Posted By: Synesthesia
Date Posted: 28 May 2011 at 10:35pm
Specifically to ANNOY ME. There's no other logical reason for it.

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Posted By: CyberFox
Date Posted: 29 May 2011 at 2:52pm
There are two ad campaigns i'm SO happy that they're dead
The Enzyte "Smiling Bob" series of ads and Trojan's "Trojan Man" series of adverts
 


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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 29 May 2011 at 7:24pm

Yeah, I was disturbed when I read that the old man was really a young adult around his 20's dressed in an old man suit. Creepy. Usually 20 something year olds want to look younger, not older.:S



Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 30 May 2011 at 5:45pm
Originally posted by DARK FATHER DARK FATHER wrote:

I also am glad to not have to see Smiling Bob anymore.  All I ever felt like doing was making his smile toothless every time I saw that accursed grin of his.
Wink...I can't help it - I've always gotten a kick out of Bob's commercials...
 


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Posted By: molegoddess
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2011 at 2:19am
Originally posted by sonkab sonkab wrote:

Oh no man, those Yaz commercials just turned to Beyaz now.  It's the same one with those idiots strapping a miniature Eiffel tower to the top of their car.


Right, I've seen the Beyaz commercials.  I've also seen one of those "if you've taken this drug and died you can sue" type legal ads where they were talking about Yaz.  I forget what kind of damage it did but I wouldn't touch any medicine with "yaz" anywhere in the name with a 70ft pole.  Of course I wouldn't have touched it before thanks to their godawful annoying commercials, but ya know.


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Posted By: CyberFox
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 7:59am
I'm also happy THIS ad campaign is gone
the "essenital2" ads give me the creeps everytime they air them


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2011 at 4:26am
I just realized I haven't seen the Glade Lady in a long time.


Posted By: MrCleveland
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2011 at 5:19pm
The Burger King!

BK decided to get rid of the Creepy King after 7 years!ClapClapClap


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2011 at 8:02pm
Haven't seen Glady lately either.  Maybe they're gearing up for the new Fall scents.


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2011 at 9:50pm
Golden Corral "all for around 10 bucks".


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 12:32am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Haven't seen Glady lately either.  Maybe they're gearing up for the new Fall scents.
 
She's now in some cereal commercial in which she drinks the milk from the bowl and her husband catches her and she gives that annoying impish grin as if to say "Oops. You caught me.  Aren't I adorable?"
 
 


Posted By: HatyMcHater
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 4:19am
Originally posted by CyberFox CyberFox wrote:

There are two ad campaigns i'm SO happy that they're dead
The Enzyte "Smiling Bob" series of ads and Trojan's "Trojan Man" series of adverts
 


Could Jimmy Johnson's ads for the extenders please die a similar death? How embarrassing for his wife that he does those. Do they REALLY need the money that badly? Of course, being married to him, she's probably well accustomed to embarrassment by now.


Posted By: Milly Bays
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 5:45am
Honda's Mr. Opportunity.


Posted By: insanity213
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by HatyMcHater HatyMcHater wrote:

Originally posted by CyberFox CyberFox wrote:

There are two ad campaigns i'm SO happy that they're dead
The Enzyte "Smiling Bob" series of ads and Trojan's "Trojan Man" series of adverts
 


Could Jimmy Johnson's ads for the extenders please die a similar death? How embarrassing for his wife that he does those. Do they REALLY need the money that badly? Of course, being married to him, she's probably well accustomed to embarrassment by now.


Also, please sh*tcan the Viagra bluish tinted "You're at the age to accept the challenge" themed commercials.  The latest one is with some impotent douchebag on a sailboat.




Posted By: bwestfall
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 7:53pm

The Viagra ads are wrong on so many levels, but here lately is been that God-awful music that drives me up a wall.



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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 17 Oct 2011 at 11:04pm
Anybody remember the head inflation ads from Sudafed? I remember them glad they're gone. Thumbs Down


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Posted By: stowles
Date Posted: 12 Nov 2011 at 2:49am
the ad council (gag),,, flopping goldfish asthma ad...thank goodness! 

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Posted By: Dear
Date Posted: 12 Nov 2011 at 3:22am
I'm glad that one Dannon yogurt commercial is gone. You know which one I'm talking about, I'm sure. Please don't make me describe it. It was the reason I wound up on this site and lurked here.

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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 1:09am
Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Anybody remember the head inflation ads from Sudafed? I remember them glad they're gone. Thumbs Down
Those head inflation ads were creepy, I'll give you that.Dead  There was a commercial for the exact oppposite.  A boy holds his sneeze in so hard or something like that, that his head squishes.  creepy!Dead

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Posted By: trishanurse
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 2:03am
I'm sorry I don't know how to put in a box someone else's comment, but I'm referencing Donathon's comment about the pig eating bacon. Also this is not about a commercial, but I just had to say this.  My daughter (teenager) was sleeping over at a friends house. The friend lived in a rural area, so they had chickens in the backyard walking around.  My daughter and her friend were eating KFC and giving the chickens scraps of it.  She told me this and at first I didn't think much about it until a minute later...I was OMG...that is so WRONG!!!  But still I laughed...alot.


Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 9:29am
Originally posted by keyboardplayer keyboardplayer wrote:

I'm glad I haven't seen those stupid go meat ads in a long time. Everybody used to laugh at me because I would almost get violent whenever I saw those flippin' things.
 
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Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 9:31am
Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

I'm glad that the Geico cavemen commercials(seem to)have died.
 
*crosses fingers*
 
(Their 15 minutes of fame went at least 5 years too long.)
 
Hate to be the one to break the bad news to you. Theyrrre back. However the one where the caveman is a cheerleader is sort of funny though creepy.


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Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 9:32am
Originally posted by MrCleveland MrCleveland wrote:

The Burger King!

I haven't seen his ass lately....
 
If that creepy king came back now with the Penn State sex scandal that would not be a good thing!


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Posted By: Obie
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by Milly Bays Milly Bays wrote:

Honda's Mr. Opportunity.
This year, Honda has a new campaign, with Patrick Warburton('Puddy' from Seinfeld) as a sort of 'stand-in' for the animated 'Mr. O'. Supposedly, because fewer Hondas are available since the Japanese earthquake, they decided on a different ad strategy.


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 10:13pm
Originally posted by trishanurse trishanurse wrote:

I'm sorry I don't know how to put in a box someone else's comment, but I'm referencing Donathon's comment about the pig eating bacon.

Use the Quote button and delete the parts you don't wanna quote, like this. ^^^


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 10:31pm
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

Originally posted by trishanurse trishanurse wrote:

I'm sorry I don't know how to put in a box someone else's comment, but I'm referencing Donathon's comment about the pig eating bacon.

Use the Quote button and delete the parts you don't wanna quote, like this. ^^^
 
Also, make sure you post your reply after the endquote tag.  Otherwise, it'll appear within the quote.
 
 


Posted By: Dr. Dan
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2012 at 4:43am
The whiny snotty curly-haired brat whose parents had a 2011 Toyota Highlander, telling parents, "Just because you're parents, doesn't mean you have to be lame (by driving something other than a Highlander)." Remember him yammering on about those poor kids who had to ride in Mom and Dad's Buick Roadmaster station wagon, Plymouth Voyager minivan, or Ford Taurus (depending on the specific commercial)?
 
Criticism for this campaign came not only from Internet rants like this one, but social workers and others discussing the bad message this was sending about crass materialism.
 
Ironically, in the one with the kid trying to dive into the Roadmaster before his peers saw him, Highlander Kid walked by a vehicle perfect for kids like this: a school bus! LOL


Posted By: Dr. Dan
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2012 at 4:10am
Originally posted by zippyjet zippyjet wrote:

Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

I'm glad that the Geico cavemen commercials(seem to)have died.
 
*crosses fingers*
 
(Their 15 minutes of fame went at least 5 years too long.)
 
Hate to be the one to break the bad news to you. Theyrrre back. However the one where the caveman is a cheerleader is sort of funny though creepy.
Yeah...just when I thought were gone... reminds me of the late Heather O'Rourke saying in the Poltergeist II trailer: "They're ba-ack."
 
What really infuriates me is that Geico's "so easy a caveman can do it" campaign amounted to making fun of people objecting to their demographic group(s) being insulted in ads.


Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2012 at 6:54am
Here are some off the top of my head.
    Beer ads with that "Real Men of Genious!" I know most people feel they are classics but to me they were old after one viewing.
    Hillshire Farms-"Go Meat'
    99.9% of the Christmas commercials from that never ending Christmas season of 2010. Some that come to mind, the Target Lady, Pomplimoose Hipster Hyundai, Happy Honda Days featuring Vampire Weekend. That creepy Best Buy or whatever store elf with the big head.
    Those animated pixel commercials for Pop Tarts with the gay school boy with the big head prancing around as he just got out of bed and bypassed the bathroom for basic bathing and oral care.
    The hip hop gerbils or whatever critter of the rodent family for that Fugly Kia Soul SUV
    Cadillac's "Making Whoopie" commercials from the late 90's/early 2000's
    Any commercial or promo that featured Lou Bega's Mambo #5
    Any commercial or promo that used Tina Turner's awful "Simply the Best."
    Royal Carribean's "Why Not" and the Iggy Pop tune ads
    United Airline's strange creepy animation ads from around 20 years ago
    Not the Feist song (I liked that one) but one of the newer "hipster songs" for Apple's latest gizmo. The one with the perky girl with the finger snapping background is just plain obnoxious.
    Can't think of it but there were a couple commericals using Gospel and old time religion.
    About 8 to 10 years ago there was a commerical for Mercedes Benz that featured an upscale mansion with two brothers who look out their window and see snow. They jump up and down on the bed doing "air guitar" and shouting no school. Their yuppy obnoxious looking Wall Street lawyer daddy comes in and nasally tells them be ready in 5 minutes for their ride to school. Of course they skip bathing and brushing theier teeth. They remind me of some Westchester NY/or Ct. rich folk.
    I'll think of more but that's all for now.


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Posted By: catnapped
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2012 at 8:34pm
How about Bonnie from CVS?  Maybe she finally fell off the scooter and it ran her over!


Posted By: Cathode_Ray
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2012 at 8:41pm
There was a recent one for Direct Auto insurance that started with a big girl with frizzy hair jumping up onto the counter at a diner, then whooping, kicking her legs and apparently "dancing", while the other people looked on in bewilderment. Then we see a flashback to "Five minutes ago", and she's on the phone saying something like "Really, you can insure me for that little?!?!"

I hit the remote every time it came on.


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Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 4:41am
Originally posted by Synesthesia Synesthesia wrote:

They don't seem to have that ad for Great Adventures with the scary old man dancing.
I do not like those ads.
 
Old Creepy dude and the creepy Burger King were seen hanging outside the Nitney Lion's boys locker room at Penn State hoping they too could take showers with some young boys.
 
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Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 4:43am
Originally posted by Hootman Hootman wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I dunno. I wish Wendys would bring back that old lady that says, "Where's the beef?"Wink


Hmm, considering that she died in 1987, that might not work too well.
 
News flash: Where's the Beef Lady became a Wendy's mystery meat treat in early 1988.


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Date Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 11:03am
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Posted By: Moochamoocha
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 8:27pm
I'm so glad the Digger the Dermaphrodite is gone. I hated that commercial where he lifted up the toenail and went under it. Ew ew ew!!!

Also, I'm glad GEICO got rid of those stupid ads with Kash, the creepy money with eyes and that annoying techno music. GEICO ads are stupid but those took the cake!


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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2012 at 9:21pm
I don't want to say which ad campaigns I'm glad have died because that will then put a jinx on everything and that particular campaign will return!  That's the way my luck goes!  Smile

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Posted By: Angry McPisseron
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2012 at 12:13am
Originally posted by Starship Koyote Starship Koyote wrote:

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Posted By: IronKnight
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 7:48pm
I HAVE A STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT AND I NEED CASH NOW!!!

CALL J.G. WENTWORTH!!

or, almost as annoying...

ITS MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NOW x7 from the SAME company.

I think they deliberately make horribly stupid and annoying commercials. They seem to have died down. (for a while)


Posted By: Triple J
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 3:59am
Hopefully we've seen the last of those Dairy Queen ads featuring the creepy guy with the porno 'stache doing random wacky things.

"And I'm not just playing a guitar. I'm playing a guitar that sounds like dolphins!"

The ad execs that pitched that campaign weren't just on drugs, they were on some serious brain-warping drugs.


Posted By: zippyjet
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 8:49am
When Radio Shack tried to go Hipster and just call itself <b>THE SHACK!</b>

Here's a "vintage God awful commercial." I used to joke around saying where's the chick on the rag who slides off a greased pole for these feminine products.



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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 9:57pm
Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

Hopefully we've seen the last of those Dairy Queen ads featuring the creepy guy with the porno 'stache doing random wacky things.

"And I'm not just playing a guitar. I'm playing a guitar that sounds like dolphins!"

The ad execs that pitched that campaign weren't just on drugs, they were on some serious brain-warping drugs.
Clap

"Insert holiday here cost less at Walmart"

I haven't seen the "That's the second unmanly thing you've done today" beer ads in awhile. 


Posted By: Starship Koyote
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2012 at 10:27am
I'm happy one is at least suspended due to the season... Hopefully it has died a silent, lonely death, and I will never have to tolerate it's vicious stare ever again.

The one at Christmas where people in the mall start singing and dancing because I think they're buying stuff online. Anything with singing and dancing is immediately terrible. Anything with people dressed as normal shoppers breaking into song and dance is even worse. The most egregious detail of this campaign of hate, are the looks on those standing by, watching these people. People just have this sly grin on their faces, like they're just loving this little show, and it makes my skin ripple. I hate it. 


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