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Topic: sex sells Round Up weed killer?
Posted By: Christine
Subject: sex sells Round Up weed killer?
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 3:53am

Maybe it's an overactive imagination, but blame it on the barrage of male-oriented commercials I had to suffer through during the Chris Rock comedy special. You know, Edge shaving cream, Taco Bell for bacon lovers, Cialis, meat/beer/hot chicks etc. Dead

We started watching CSI and suddenly I noticed the Round Up commercials: Two schlubby neighbors comparing the results of their weed killers.
First thing I noticed: One was holding the spray nozzle at crotch level. Okay, that's how it's held, but when they mentioned the "spraying power" or something, my inner Beavis and Butthead let out a chuckle Embarrassed
Then they mentioned something about pumping, and how the neighbor with the inadequate weed killer was getting a tired hand Geek Then the hot chick in an evening gown comes out, holding up a sign for Round 5 (boxing match style) as the announcer announces the winner.
Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised, after all, isn't every Guy vs Guy competition merely a  pissing contest of some kind? Disapprove

Posted By: lukeyeats
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 4:03am
Or a subliminal message?

Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 11:39am
Well, it has been refereed to as weed "whacking"maybe this could be "weed whack-off" 

Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 1:43pm

Well, something's working.  Look at how many women are bush-free these days.

Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 5:55pm
I've seen this stupid commercial. That one dude has what looks like an industrial pack on his back and so "out-squirts" his neighbor with the mere manual squirter.
Big whoopdy doo. Who has that many weeds that you need to wear a pack?Confused 

Posted By: Christine
Date Posted: 05 May 2008 at 1:31am
Who has that many weeds that you need to wear a pack?Confused
It's the same mentality of those who drive SUVs. Bigger! thus, Better! Disapprove
Love all the new subliminal concepts you guys are coming up with- "out-squirt," "weed-whacking," etc.  Tongue We need you in marketing!! Why not go over-the-top and have fun with it?!

Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 05 May 2008 at 8:50pm
Figured as much. They're the same guys that compare their hedge-chopper & riding mower sizes,too.
"I can mow my 1/8 acre lawn in 10 minutes......I'm such a man".

Posted By: 8 Track Single
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 4:03am
They're now using sex to sell weed killer?  Heaven help me, the Honda ad from years ago that had a lawn mower with a helicopter engine was funnier than this! 

Posted By: suenewtotx
Date Posted: 12 May 2008 at 11:52am
Then there's the Miracle Grow commercial with "You Sexy Thing" playing in the background.  What does this song have to do with growing flowers?Confused

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