What commercials grind your gears?

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  1. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident

    Washington DC USA
    The Toyota commercial with "You Don't Own Me" is in heavy rotation. What's the message? "Don't buy a Toyota"?
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  2. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

    Rural Kansas
    The Flonase commercial where they inform you (twice) that 'six is greater than one'.

    And the Lincoln commercial where the guy falls backwards into the pool.
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  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    I just saw the commercial before I left for dinner and it is horrible. The singing is just terrible in that.
  4. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    The Jeep commercial with Cat Stevens' "If You Want To Sing Out" - I couldn't care less about the Jeeps, but I enjoy hearing that song again.
  5. Grant

    Grant A 60s, 70s & 90s Lovin' Musical Free-Spirit

    This one's begging for a response I can't post.:D
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    BLUESJAZZMAN I Love Blues, Jazz, Rock, My Son & Honest People

    Essex , England.
    No sure which one grinds my gears but I kinda like this one!!!

  7. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Perfume commercials can be counted on for some eye candy, and often some good music too.
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  9. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    People at work not filing clients records properly :mad:.

    Losing electricity during wind storms.
  10. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    I got it ... :)

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  11. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    Sheesh, I was beginning to worry about you guys. :)
  12. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    The woods where I live now looks like a dump. There are many farmers here and some of them remind me of those inbred people in the movie "Deliverance". It looks like the chainsaw massacre wherever they park the tractor and there are trees. And they are obviously proud of the job they've done, it looks pretty to them. :yikes:
  13. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    "Food you want to F***"
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  14. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    I really wish you guys would stop filming me during my lunch break at work...
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  15. Done A Ton

    Done A Ton Birdbrain

    Rural Kansas
    "I spent years designing a shirt that looked great untucked."

    No word on if he's now working on a pair of pants that look great unzipped.
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  16. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Pringles ad - "you are a backwards duck" - makes me want to break the TV.
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  17. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

    These new commercials for automated driving features that seem to imply humans have lost their ability to drive a car.

    Sad thing is, I'm not sure they're wrong.
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  18. sparkydog

    sparkydog Forum Resident

    That pro-biotics for kids commercial where it says something like "sometimes all they need is a little push" as it shows them trying to take a dump. How adorable. Also any commercial where a kid makes a disgusting mess and mom just smiles because she has new improved Napalmolive cleaner or some new paper towel.
  19. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA
    Spectrum Commercials.

    There is a veritable 'blitzkrieg' campaign with these commercials.

    So - Crime...ah...Time Warner Cable is now Wreck...ah...Spectrum.

    So what? The commercials are not selling anything - just stating a takeover that consumers have to bend over and take it.

    Contrary to the rosey claims of dedicated service, unequalled picture quality, promises and more promises, the service still sucks, constant interruptions of service, and the picture quality still sucks.
  20. townsend

    townsend Forum Resident

    Montrose, CO
    The following National Car commercial:

    Briefly flashed across the bottom, it has the tagline "This is fake. Do not attempt a self-appendectomy. Please."

    I am so thankful for this disclaimer. I thought it was real, and I was thinking that the next time I have an episode of abdominal pain, that begins at the umbilicus but migrates to the lower right quadrant (of the abdomen), coupled with nausea, low fever and an elevated white count (I assume it is okay to perform a CBC [= complete blood count] at home and check one's white count??), I was thinking of performing a self-appendectomy. After all, everything one would possibly need to know is clearly illustrated in this TV commercial, which in my world (and Chauncey Gardiner's), is all I need to know.

    But I was wonderin' . . . should I install a mirror over my bed to aid in visualizing the surgery? Just think, once I get over the surgery, I can then drive my car on top of a train, as in the following commercial (but note, this is fantasy. Do not attempt.):

    14 Rogue jumps on Train ยป

    What kind of ***** would attempt to drive his car on a train (esp. after a self-appendectomy)? So it is the fear of litigation that "forces" advertisers to CTA in commercials like this? Obviously, this is gone way tooooooooo far.

    A couple of suggestions:
    1) No more idiotic taglines on commercials.
    2) If some ***** injuries or kills themselves, file under Darwin awards.
    3) Also file under crankshaft torquing.
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  21. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    Sonic Fast Food with those two mental defectives stream of consensus blab and now Burger King is duplicating them with goofs in paper crowns.
  22. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident


    Wow... I got one of those paper crowns on my 5th birthday.

    I mean, they look stupid with the crowns on but at least they don't seem to be acting too stupid or annoying (yet, anyway).
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  23. misterdecibel

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    Those Sonic commercials are a shame, 'cause in other settings Peter Gross is capable of being pretty funny.
  24. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

    Arkansas, USA
    The current Ancestry .com commercials where the woman says "I thought I married an Italian".

    The whole ad bothers me.
  25. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    Yeah, that one bugs me too. I keep waiting for her to say "Now I want a divorce!".
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