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Poll Question: What's the worst abomination of a commercial of 2021?
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    Posted: 28 Nov 2021 at 6:03pm
Okay, we're close to the end of the year, so in a hypothetic Razzies matchup, here would be my nominees for worst turds of the year.  I've shied away from any political or COVID related commercials, so everyone can focus on the ones we as a country can unite to hate.


Commonly known as Wet Teddy Bears.  Everyone's most hated turd, courtesy of the worst admaker in insurance.  It's actually an ad that started in 2020, but it really picked up and relentlessly aired in Q1 2021, so it's on the list.

Why it should win:  It's mind-numbingly stupid and represents the creativity of a 12-year old in advertising.  Also, it aired relentlessly earlier in the year, so it was impossible to escape the stupidity.

Why it shouldn't win:  There are likely worse offenders.  Also, as stupid as it is, it actually DOES have a point:  You wouldn't pay for a wet teddy bear because you shouldn't "pay for what you don't need".


The dislike ratio on YouTube for this is pretty telling.  There are two variations of this turd, and it's hard to pick the worst one.  Imagine how much work went into this attempt to destroy your eardrums.  For the record, this one gets my pick.

Why it should win: Absolutely obnoxious, pointless out of tune singing that makes you want to gouge your eardrums out.  Aired relentlessly on Peacock and other streaming platforms, so you are forced to suffer through the WHOLE thing before you can continue what you were watching.  Keep the mute button at the ready if you want to binge watch The Office.

Why it shouldn't win:  Hmm, I don't know.  Maybe only because it's not an insurance or medication commercial?  I can't think of any redeeming qualities really.


This one is self explanatory, and I'm sure most people would want to vote for it.  It's the country version of a series of this annoying tune.  One thing is for sure, they ensure we remember Skyrizi through hate.

Why it should win:  Really annoying song.  Another medication commercial with artificial happiness, while rattling off a billion side effects.  And yet another version of a song we hoped was dead, but it just keeps coming back like the next COVID variant.

Why it shouldn't win:  The original version from 2019 is probably worse.  That's about it.


This one came under the radar, but grated the hell out of me with it's sheer stupidity.  More high effort and production for such annoyance.  Looks like they shut down the comments on YouTube after they didn't like what I said about it earlier in the year.

Why it should win:  Pure noise pollution.  Idiots singing idiocy.  And "yum" is getting to be a really annoying and stupid phrase that should stop.

Why it shouldn't win:  At least they sing mostly in tune.  And it wasn't in heavy rotation for long.


There was more than one of these this year, so I just posted a link for the latest one.  More medication commercial absurdity and annoyance.

Why it should win:  The "O's", the actors breaking the fourth wall, the dumb grins as they go about their fairytale lives with fake looking situations, the butchering of a classic pop schlock track.. need I go on?

Why it shouldn't win:  The Ozempic commercials in 2020 were arguably worse.  And the song isn't nearly as annoying as Skyrizi as far as medication jingles are concerned.


Facebook is now Meta, and apparently the vision of the VR future is a bunch of kids tripping together in VR to creepy looking animals and techno music with video game sounds.

Why it should win:  Well...it's just stupid and annoying.  And the way the kids bob their heads is annoying.  It's just annoying and cheap looking.

Why it shouldn't win:  The song is kind of dumb, but not that bad, and probably has its place.  On the right psychedelics, I'm sure one could really dig it.


More Gen Z aimed commercials for bad credit spenders with obnoxious hip hop music.

Why it should win:  Annoying and loud song with booming beats, annoying people, annoying dancing.

Why it shouldn't win:  I don't know, because it's probably just not nearly as offending as the rest on the list and maybe others you could think of.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dejoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Nov 2021 at 8:44pm
Thanks for your efforts.  That's a good start for the Razzies.  
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VW IS bad! The new So-Fi ads, the idiots dancing to the crap tune...bad!

I have to go with the Liberty Mutual this year (SkyRizi won the past 2 years...the new "R&B version" is sh*t, ads will contiune to be sh*t. Ozempic...always annoying)

But LM just seems to outdo themselves with every new f-ing ad. The Wet Teddy Bears...really, what the hell is this?  The guy and his dog, I just feel bad for the dog. The latest on with the DJ mixing the jingle...only to have the ad end with the annoying f'ing jingle. Just stop it!! It's not funny or cute, its unbearable. 

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I'd like to nominate the following, just to name a few......................

DirecTV - Serena Williams as Wonder Woman Wacko



Taco Bell - When you need a taco, you need a taco. Ouch


Liberty Mutual - DJ with stupid Minnie Mouse hairdo. Confused


Allstate - Pet Shop Boys song Dead


Cricket Wireless - "You have a cool mom!" Ermm


And also the Progressive commercials about "becoming your parents" ... This crap has run its course. Stop it. Thumbs Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Pazuzu413 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2021 at 1:33am
If you are over 12 years of age and are still using yummy or even worse yum, please stop. It's not cute or endearing. You sound developmentally disabled.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CaptainErnie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2021 at 2:39am
The first three listed in the poll are a three way tie for #1 IMHO.
I have yet to see a Liberty Mutual commercial that is even "tolerable"

Does anyone else think the Skyrizi versions are trying to imitate established pop stars? The first one was a bit "Katy Perry" (to my ears), I don't listen to country music so I can't speak for that one, but the latest sounds to me like she's trying to be Mariah Carey.

Although it might not count, since it's becoming an annual thing now, that is all the "Medicare Supplement" crap. Sort of like the Christmas crap, what hurts is knowing that it's going to happen again a year from now.

How about those "Payday loan" places? Rather cold and heartless to be pushing that stuff so hard with such bad commercials at the start of the Christmas shopping season.

I'm sure there's a lot more out there, but that's a good pressure release for now.
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Cool mom was horrible. 

I've never seen most of these, and I think I'll wait until I have to. Meta head bobbing is also nasty.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HART Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2021 at 5:20pm
We have ALOT of potential winners here 

that one with the petshop boys OMG help me 
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Yeah, I thought about that, but it seemed like there's too much low hanging fruit already.  Lots of honorable mentions that are probably worse on any given day than a couple on the list.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HART Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 2021 at 6:28pm
well i voted for the VW tacos one but now I'm rethinking it because there is sooooo much bad
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Throw this one in there, too... 

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Seat Geek and the moving butt commercial!

The WORST Commercial Ever!!!
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Originally posted by MrCleveland MrCleveland wrote:

Seat Geek and the moving butt commercial!

The WORST Commercial Ever!!!

Agreed-what utter retard looked at a story  board of a talking TURD CUTTER
and greenlit this smoking trash heap?
Arguably, any ad with Doug, Serena(and her MAN PITS) or Marcia Brady Cena of sports gambling
fame -or JB CAESAR- should be in top 10
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VW TACOS HANDS DOWN FOR BEING UTTERLY WHIMPY
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Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

Throw this one in there, too... 


Good lord, this goes on forever.  I thought it was going to be a joke at the end, but then it ends with some sappy nonsense.  

I've seen worse this year, but yeah this is pretty awful due to how drawn out and sappy it gets.  And the girl's obsession is a little creepy.
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

Originally posted by MrCleveland MrCleveland wrote:

Seat Geek and the moving butt commercial!

The WORST Commercial Ever!!!

Agreed-what utter retard looked at a story  board of a talking TURD CUTTER
and greenlit this smoking trash heap?
Arguably, any ad with Doug, Serena(and her MAN PITS) or Marcia Brady Cena of sports gambling
fame -or JB CAESAR- should be in top 10

For all the trash LM has put out over the years, I think they actually scored a winner with the Doug/Limu BBQ one.  The rest are trash.

If I ever propose a nominee list of "Most Tolerable Commercials", I'd put that one on there at least.
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This kid is nasty.


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Originally posted by NJtoTX NJtoTX wrote:

This kid is nasty.



She's a miserable one! Perfect gift and crappy batteries...sh*t
Xmas is ruined dad!!

ALSO...You got the new elusive XBOX, shut up! You don't need f'ing batteries for this, you dumb brat!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ThatNerdInPhilly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Dec 2021 at 7:13pm
As of today, Liberty Mutual would win the Golden Sh*T TV Award!
(New one out, some idiot "cowboy" riding a kidding bull. OuchConfused )

STILL, Wet Teddy Bears is just f**king dumb!




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i put any and all Serena [egomaniac] Williams ads as an all time
needless and charisma free body of work as worst--fashion designer! Tennis star!
MOGUL! Man Armpits!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HART Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2022 at 3:07pm
I vote wet teddy bear 

close second the guy singing pet shop boys "lets make lots of money"

third  the GMC one for you one for me
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I say: Give the trophy to Serena. Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tikibagger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2022 at 4:56pm
i guess there needs to be a second 'award' for the most unlikely and unlikeable 'personality' that graces too damn many ads
i voted Meta due to the fact those teens creep me out more than the 'living art'
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and f**k Doug BTW
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Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

i guess there needs to be a second 'award' for the most unlikely and unlikeable 'personality' that graces too damn many ads
i voted Meta due to the fact those teens creep me out more than the 'living art'

My nominees:
Gronk
Shaq
John Cena
Aaron Rodgers
Gronk
Doug (Liberty Mutual)
Meet Jake Black from State Farm
Flo and her doppelgangers
Gronk
Gronk

and uh... Gronk
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