Worst TV adverts of the moment

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There was another thread about crap TV ads before this I think, but that was about a year ago, and there are many many new crap ads on the telly now. So let us complain about them.
  1. Bizarre thing for one of those play kitchens for kids - entire advert has two young girls demonstrating what can be done with it, only that the soundtrack has two women dubbed on it saying stuff like "Oh yes, this microwave will really make her jealous!" and "Ha ha, this superb grill will really annoy her, she doesn't have anything like that at her home!". So parents should buy this toy for their kid because it'll one-up all of their kid's poorer friends?
  2. Despicable thing for Gillette. Two standard off the peg blokes watch cheesy Gillette advert in a living room (post-modern!). They complain about how rubbish said advert is, and at the end of it, one of them go, "It's good though, isn't it?" GNNNNNNNNNNNNN! Why don't they just get one of the ad men to come on and go "We think you're all fucking idiots, HAHAHAHAHA!"?
  3. Weird and annoying ad for baby doll with magnets in its limbs or something. I choose this for the incredibly irritating brat on the soundtrack going "bleep bleep" for NO REASON AT ALL.

Chris Lyons, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

New answers right after this break...

Chris Lyons, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Anything using 9/11 and after to sell products via 'aren't we *wonderful* to help those who need it' approaches.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I've thought of starting this thread myself since there are so many lame ads on but of course all examples have slipped my mind now. damn food.

Samantha, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Choices Direct, of course.

Robin Carmody, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I hate the ad where the kid is sitting on the toilet, and realises he's making a bit of a stink and goes "ah mum got that new press thing"...that releases a good smell.

I also dislkie the tooth paste ad that uses MOP's 'cold as ice' and then has the slogan "cool as ice'...I always think, why use that song then? I'm very fussy.

After a night's TV viewing, I shall garnish you with more examples.

james, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Where there's blame, there's a claim.

RickyT, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

WICKEEEEED!! SOOOORRRRTEEEED!! BANGIIIIINNN!! BACK TO THE OLD SKOOOOOOOOL!! (cue Yazz.)

Alternately, that car ad where the teacher yaks on about how she will be there for the kids, doctors deliver babies ect... because Something Inside Is So Strong. So buy a fucking car.

Al, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

All the Red Bull ads. Every single one.

Samantha, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the FedEx one where they poach the ambulance man to work for them is pretty tasteless. i presume it was made for the US originally, where they don't have the NHS which needs all the help it can get

michael, Wednesday, 21 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't like the Orange one with Jason Euell - eventhough he is scoring and celebrating against Arsenal. I hope everybody who watched the Arsenal v Charlton match said the same thing when he scored, namely "I wonder if he's going to run out of the ground and go and find his mate?"

Jonnie, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I really hate that one for Ocean Finance with the smug quiz-show host asking the contestants, "For ten points, tell me a reason why somebody might be.....refused....a loan?" I find it really irritating the way that the word "Advertisement" appears on the screen in the top left hand corner throughout...as if there would ever be a quiz show with questions about loans! Aaargh!

MarkH, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The Head and Shoulders advert where the ad agency honestly think the shampoo buying public are going to be duped into believing they're talking about infidelity and shagging when really they're speaking about shampoo. I mean, since when has anyone been "seduced by the novelty" of an alternative hair product? Come on!

The whole Shampoo = sex thing is utterly cringeworthy. The only "urge" I get during the Herbal range ad is to dive for the off button on the TV remote.

[And I wish Jason Euell HAD ran out of the stadium on Wednesday - I would have settled for 4:3]

Trevor, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The Halifax one where the woman does a doctored version of 'Livin' la vida loca' *shudders*

Will, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The two blokes watching a Nivea ad in the Nivea ad! Who on earth came up with this? And who on earth paid them to come up with this? Also, there's first love and there's Muller love. The guy eats his yoghurt with a polaroid fer crissakes. Can you imagine the chemical- induced madness that must surely ensue?

Somebody on the best ads thread mentioned the Lupo ads, but the big flashing face that pops up every time you click on *anything* at nme.com is really, really, really, really, really, really, really annoying. Grrr!

Madchen, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The one that gets my goateee is the man who has hung up about ten blue shirts on the clothesline, then reaches into the basket for another blue shirt an sais it's his favorite.Lol He's nuttier than me!!!! lol Gale

Gale Deslongchamps, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Vodafone. The Dandy Warhols. That smug faced curmudgeon bloke who wandered about the desert before they took the next step into hellishness. The crusties. Their adverts when sponsoring POP IDOL with ha ha look it is HAMPSTERS making things BEEP (actually sounds okay) but this is NOT okay when it is advertising their cnutish BRAND NAME WEBSITE of vizzaavviitytytutwankwankwankwankOHPLEASE. They are DOT COMMUNISTS.

Also, Argos.

The Virgin Mobile advert with Nicole Appleton photocopying her knickers is also rather shit but then again they have ADAM AND JOE (!!!!) on another advert so perhaps I'll have to sign up with them. I hate Vodafone. Bastards bastards bastards. Adverts are SO GREAT though, I love adverts. They are often better than the telly.

Sarah, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Hi Sarah! Adverts are better than the programmes that frame them because more time and money went on them!

Wil, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Sponsorship idents: all shit. I only ever watch commercial TV on a saturday morning so that is all I can talk of BUT two stand out for me as Pete can testify:

1. Argos christmas ad using Slade and the cheapest, shittest, most fucking awful bogus product montage ever. Totally moronic, makes all the goods look like the heap of crap they are - when that fucking cut- out Santa comes by on his skis it might as well be Jive Bunny. There's a real trend lately for mass-market store ads to be this low- rent and vile, probably because the ad people all want to work on high-budget drinks brands and actually lavishing any skills on an ad aimed at the proles would be *so* uncool. Or of course it might be that the focus groups saw the ad and wuvved it, grr.

2. Harry Potter computer game - "FOOTAGE NOT IN GAME" i.e. the game itself has graphics that would shame an Oric. Not in itself a terrible ad but seen five times an hour it gets wearying.

Also! "I'd rather have a bowl of caramelflavouredcocopops" and the Olly the Octopus choosing his cereal are vile, the latter because it is untrue - every child knows which are the nice cereals in a variety pack and it's simply a matter of getting to them first, it's not a dilemma at all you eight-limbed sea bastard.

Tom, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

'You're every one to one you've ever had' DIE GOLDFRAPP DIE.

alext, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I get so depressed when I watch ads on the smaller channels like ITV2 - they are invariably all for loans for sad, stupid people with no jobs and no money, somehow implying that rather than ending up with even less money and self-esteem, taking out a loan is the key to happiness! Celebs who do voice overs for these kind of ads (and I know the bloke who does that fucking blue telephone - how could he stoop so low?) are, IMHO, worse than those who advertise MacDonalds, Starbucks, any of the mega-corporate Incs that people seem to get so worked up about.

As for the Nivea "you know, I might buy some" ad, you can gain some kind of succour by imaging what he's going to be getting for Christmas from all his hilarious mates...

Mark C, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

oh the parade is offering me many bad ads. the lottery one with a parade of people singing the barenaked ladies' 'if i had a million dollars' is a v bad one.

BUT WAIT NOW THERE IS ONE FOR AMERICA WITH THAT ENRIQUE IGLESIAS HERO SONG. oh no wait it's for jeep! jeep LIBERTY, at that!

maura, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

They have a gospel choir in the Lottery ad. Morons should read the bible .

anthony, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I have sky, there's no need to watch adverts.

chris, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Like Samantha, I'm not very good at remembering the ads I hate. I will put a pen and pad by the TV and make a note.

Can I just say that I think the Argos ads are totally wicked.

Nick, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

That fuckin coke ad. I mentioned it before. The one where the guy is on the train and all his "mates" are asleep and he's drinking a can of coke, and he says "it was the best night of my life". "I was gonna miss these guys". And the way he says "these guys" like as if theres a coloured history, and they're some bunch of mad tossers who do crazy stuff but despite it all he was going to miss them. Oh the things they do! Falling asleep on trains, AND drinking coke.

Then at the end of the ad there's the final insult, that annoying high pitched "life tastes good coca cola" jingle. It reminds me of those films where one corporation runs the radio stations and keeps pumping out muzak to keep people happy. it's ok everyone, LIFE TASTES GOOD!!! and you're all allowed to try it!

Ronan, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The Argos ads are pitched perfectly at target market = 'good' ads, even though I personally dislike them.

Will, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Those Virgin ads for executive class flying or whatever it was were truly shit.

Jonnie, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh yeah - I'm surprised no one has mentioned the horror of the Dorritos 'friends' adverts yet. Has that reached Ferrero Rocher/Alanis Morisette levels of flogged to deathness or something?

Nick, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I make conscious efforts not to buy things if I think the ads are stupid. though I fail.

Ronan, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The smug-faced wankism that is Archers. Stop fucking winking at me you bastard I hate you and will punch you, and oh hahaha isn't it so funny that the girl stays out later than him because she drinks Archers hahaha I bet her and the Lambrini girls love each other the stupid fucking wenches.

emil.y, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Did you say urge? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Alan Trewartha, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

george foreman's imac grillpan thing, WHAT THE FUCK IS ThAT!!!! "it's like a grill pan", okay, "it's ridged so you don't get as much fat in your food" riiiight "it's got a pretty coloured lid and it cooks both sides at once" okaaaaaaaaaay "george foreman say's it's really GRATE" WTF, GEORGE FOREMAN, cognitive dissonance, brain MEEEELLLLLTTTIIIINNNGG....

carsmilesteve, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

the RETURN OF THE GRILL-SHILL!!

mark s, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

1 Bacardi Breezer. It is undignified for a cat to be seen behaving like a cheap male nightclub smoothie.

2 The fabric conditioner one where the people are made out of - duh - fabric. It is disturbing to look at 'people' made out of fabric, and in fact they look horribly disfigured, like burns victims or people with hypothermia.

Ellie, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

i mean GRILL SHILLAZ !!!

mark s, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I can't stand those crappy Dani Behr McDonalds Premiere advert. They make me want to hurt Dani Behr more than usual.

(I really like those Argos adverts - they cool)

jamesmichaelward, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There is this one ad wherein a teenager pretends to be Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. Urgh....

helen fordsdale, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

There is this one ad wherein a teenager pretends to be Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit. Urgh....

Blimey, isn't it usually the other way round?

jamesmichaelward, Thursday, 22 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

LAMBRINI GIRLS ARGH.

Tom, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

(though they oppress me from posters not the telly)

Tom, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Another hated poster ad - what do these people have in common they all drink portugese wine (or something, I do not know what horrible drink they all drink all I know is that it's yet another poster with Tony Parsons gazing at me, best selling author yes)

Tom, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

That German wine ad is shit as well. The one with that ex-goth lass who now is a city worker of some description and has noticed the wine changing with her. I am also dismayed by by the cheesiness of that Hardys ad with the bottle making an impression on the car, hur-hur- hur. Are all wine adverts rubbish by law or something? I can't think of a single good one off the top of my head.

RickyT, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Ah now whot about the S. African wines one dominating the Northern/Victoria lines? With the funny reptile lying back in a tshirt with the S.African flag on it? Ha ha that is funny ha ha ha fetch me a bottle! As long as I can smash it OVER MY OWN HEAD argh. Tube adverts surely don't count. I still want to know why they are all so crap for car insurance (if yer on the tube = good chance you don't drive and not target demographic SURELY) and LET YER BODY KNOW WHEN TO CONCIEVE helff fads. Sheesh.

Sarah, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I have never seen a wine ad except 'le francais adore Le Piat D'or' which I doubt even counts as wine. Is wine advertising targeted at the metropolis, or have I missed my demographic?

Ellie, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

"In France it's part of the language" => very very very angry RickyT shouting at television.

RickyT, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Spitfire Ale is even worse though.

Wine ads infest the London Underground system. That and ads for ten- week 'philosophy' courses.

Tom, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

'I AM DRUG FREE' screams trophy winning golfer.

Will, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Are any of the common ads on the tube any good? Travel insurance = shit, cheap phone calls = shit, wellwoman pills = very smug detoxified woman therefore shit, cartoon strip style loan ads = even shitter, car insurance ads = dreadful with particular brickbats going to Diamond (car insurance for girls NOT men) and Admiral (Tim and whatserface 'soap opera' type affair only the fuckers can't even be bothered to use the same models from episode to episode) and as pointed out above why do I want car insurance when I'm on the sodding TRAIN anyway?

Must. Calm. Down.

RickyT, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

'Scientology helped me become a successful photographer', yes yes but it also made you look like Greg Evigan.

RickyT, Friday, 23 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I can imagine this advertising agency were very pleased they'd managed to do an advert about pet food without mentioning pet food, or even pets - but they're wrong, it's some shite about pet food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rnJf4I-n5c

Wrote For Lunch (Tom D.), Saturday, 6 March 2021 14:13 (four months ago) link

nationwide have tripled down on the 'bloke complaining about exercise' ads after the bloke who said the best thing about home yoga is not having to do it.

the new ones have a jogger who likes the sauna and the footballer who eats chocolate. and NEITHER of them have diddly to do with building societies.

at least they don't rhyme.

koogs, Saturday, 13 March 2021 20:23 (four months ago) link

Footballer eating chocolate is particularly annoying. I mean if it's his favourite thing to do with his mates presumably he does it all the time and they have a routine booking and a way of divvying up the costs - so is he just trying to be Billy Big Bollocks by saying I've got this to the bill for the foreseeable future?

Or is it something he's done once or twice and would rather deny the rest of the public the opportunity to play football coming out of lockdown on the offchance once it comes round he'll want to play over and over again?

Presumably he's contacted the place and already booked but he just says "so I can book" which suggests he hasn't, so isn't he rather hoping that nobody else has had the same brilliant idea as him in order to play football at all?

Equally presumably he's already discussed this with enough mates to form the teams and that they haven't got anything else they'd rather be doing with their new found freedoms like just going to the pub. And they're ok with letting him pay for it all, so they clearly don't like him that much (although they're obviously as selfish as him).

It's amazing how many ways someone can make it clear they're a wanker from such a short ad.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 13 March 2021 20:37 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

Why does the Vanish voice over man say "revive carpets" like he wants to hurt me?

Call of Scampi: Slack Nephrops (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 10 April 2021 14:04 (three months ago) link

the purple bricks ad where the blonde woman kicks the punch bag is doing my head in because I can't decide whether the awkward nod, facial expression, and handshake at the end is just, well awkward, or is in fact the greatest piece of acting I've ever seen.

oscar bravo, Saturday, 10 April 2021 20:47 (three months ago) link

those ads make me wonder if making your agents look like complete twunts is a good idea (it's not).

the shrieking also unpleasant on the ears.

koogs, Saturday, 10 April 2021 20:52 (three months ago) link

toksvig mansplaining vanilla.

the woman talking back to the peleton trainers as if they care.

koogs, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 13:23 (three months ago) link

All peleton adverts are the worst TV adverts

ignore the blue line (or something), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 13:32 (three months ago) link

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/d2B5/humira-crohns-colitis-not-always-where-i-needed-to-be

Must be an irreplaceable tone, because all she appears to sing is "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa".

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 14:42 (three months ago) link

Dreams Beds proudly sponsors nights on 5USA.

cue family, two small kids, hunkering down in bed to watch TV.

this just before an episode of Special Victims Unit where a boy is sexually abused by his father and shoots up a school.

maybe they should rethink

koogs, Sunday, 25 April 2021 10:19 (three months ago) link

lol

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Sunday, 25 April 2021 10:56 (three months ago) link

There is an ad for Seat featuring a Mumford & Sons style cover of Walk On The Wild Side which makes me slightly mortified that I drive a Seat.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 13:55 (three months ago) link

Einstein in the bath. why?

archimedes i could understand...

koogs, Thursday, 6 May 2021 19:59 (two months ago) link

He sounds like a Holgar Czukay promo 12" I owns..

Mark G, Thursday, 6 May 2021 22:37 (two months ago) link

language problems aside, would anyone in 79ad ever refer to the date as 79ad?

koogs, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:56 (two months ago) link

Plusnet is the new 118 118 in the sense of having an interminable long-running series of adverts that were shit as an idea and have been shit in practice from the very first one to the latest one and can't they just stop?

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 17:04 (two months ago) link

79AD was meaningless in 79AD but more importantly that lad is a cunt

No real human being has ever used the phrase "that's a low price"

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:01 (two months ago) link

Re 79AD, yep I say that every time!

Also, if you whisper a question to Alexa, does she whisper the answer back to you?

I could try it, but... cbb.

Mark G, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 19:11 (two months ago) link

> No real human being has ever used the phrase "that's a low price"

there's another one where someone asks about a neighbour's security camera by make, and that's similarly unnatural.

koogs, Wednesday, 12 May 2021 20:07 (two months ago) link

It might be considered disproportionate to wish a violent death on you Matt Berry so I'll confine myself to hoping you lose your vocal cords gently but suddenly and forever

Chickpeas, Scamps and Beeves (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 May 2021 21:54 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the dr oetker school of bad lipsyncing has produced a surreal dj-in-a-bathroom toilet block advert that is a sight to behold.

koogs, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 13:57 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Dominos Yodel seems like it lasts several minutes.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 25 June 2021 18:17 (one month ago) link

Sorry, Procter & Gamble, but I will never hear this as anything other than White Dung...

https://vimeo.com/499134257

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 09:45 (one month ago) link

Why does google advertise? Everyone knows what it is, everyone uses it. It just feels like rubbing it in.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 09:51 (one month ago) link

this Verisure advert is absolute god tier

Take me home, Jordan Rhodes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 3 July 2021 08:44 (four weeks ago) link

the dinner party one is slightly more natural than the two guys on the doorstep one i alluded to upthread. but only slightly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-KI3AmZkaQ

"you should, it'll make you feel really safe"
"i'm gonna do it right now"
"nice one"

koogs, Saturday, 3 July 2021 11:34 (four weeks ago) link

the dinner party one is very not natural unless there are circles i've been lucky not to move in

don't think it's going on anybody's showreel

Take me home, Jordan Rhodes (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 3 July 2021 12:09 (four weeks ago) link

Yes, the (silent) acting by the men in the dinner party one is absolutely abysmal.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Saturday, 3 July 2021 13:05 (four weeks ago) link

so, new macd's advert has I Think We're Alone Now in it.

virg advert has 99 Red Balloons

i heard Snap yesterday on something

there's also a p power ad with dogs yapping to, of all thing, Nu Shooz' I Can't Wait.

things they can licence cheaply? all the current ad execs grew up in the 80s? can't decide.

(oh, apple using delta five as well)

koogs, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:58 (three weeks ago) link

that last one slightly different, i guess

koogs, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 19:58 (three weeks ago) link

virg advert has 99 Red Balloons

I have espoused the theory that Virgin's use of 99 Red Balloons is a secret signal that Branson is working on nuclear weaponry.

emil.y, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 20:06 (three weeks ago) link

Congratulations McDonald's you've made me hate laughter

ignore the blue line (or something), Thursday, 8 July 2021 09:05 (three weeks ago) link

... and people.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 July 2021 09:20 (three weeks ago) link

worst thing about tv adverts at the moment: the streaming services where if you're watching in a browser and you switch to another tab, it pauses the ads.

At Easter I had a fall. I don't know whether to laugh or cry (ledge), Thursday, 15 July 2021 08:49 (two weeks ago) link

Oh, and I don't listen to "commercial radio" much, but when I do, I hear Dermot et al doing the "termsandconditionsapply" speedlearn at the end of every advert...

Mark G, Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:52 (two weeks ago) link

My partner has commercial radio on in the car and they make me want to die. Like, would saying "termsandconditionsapply" not suffice? Some of then seem to go on for minutes

ignore the blue line (or something), Thursday, 15 July 2021 10:56 (two weeks ago) link

I think my least favourite genre are the insurance/saving/whatever ads which depict rapid stepwise aging of the protagonists. Aw, your little toddler is having kids of her own now, THINK ABOUT THAT, and here is your 65yo future self enigmatically thanking you on your doorstep for yr recent prudent financial decisions and then vanishing back into their timeline. There should be a TW for all of that content.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 15 July 2021 12:37 (two weeks ago) link

ads which depict rapid stepwise aging of the protagonists

I'm sure I've mentioned these itt before. I hate them, or rather I hate the fact that advertisers keep making them because someone had the idea for them once and might have produced a good one, but copying and stealing ideas from each other is what ad agencies do.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Thursday, 15 July 2021 15:50 (two weeks ago) link

I just did a search, just to see how long we've been sick of this sort of ad... and you were already sick of it in 2017 :) Eventually child actors from the first wave of these inter-generational future-shock ads will be able to play their own parents in... oh forget it.

Michael Jones, Thursday, 15 July 2021 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

I think this was probably mentioned already but the car ornament singing Pet Shop Boys.

billstevejim, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:32 (two weeks ago) link

nobody's singled out the Just Eat adverts with the voiceover that sounds like a phone-line option menu yet.

koogs, Friday, 16 July 2021 16:28 (two weeks ago) link

Still far too many adverts with 'ordinary people' singing - out of tune, out of time etc, because obviously no ordinary person can sing.

Wouldn't disgrace a Michael Jackson (Tom D.), Friday, 16 July 2021 17:21 (two weeks ago) link

I think I might be late to this one, but our Hulu has suddenly been inundated with that awful LG ad using the Ol Dirty Bastard song, but with people singing along, "baby I got your laundry". As egregious as the Bourdain AI voice, imo.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 16 July 2021 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

[in funereal monotone] ooooooooon the market

your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 16 July 2021 19:05 (two weeks ago) link

there must be a lot of money in hair loss and erectile dysfunction given the number of numan adverts i have to sit through.

just glad i don't have children i'd need to explain them to.

koogs, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

currently getting an almost fullhouse of terrible adverts in every break in episodes of SVU.

whiney kids trying to shame us 'dults on climate change whilst being co-founded by 'hobby-astronaut' bezos

diesel mis-selling (the new PPI)

horrible baby with a man's voice selling insurance

halifax ad with whiney oasis soundtrack

ubiquitous meerkats

ade edmundson trapped in the body of a dog

koogs, Thursday, 22 July 2021 10:33 (one week ago) link

Yes to all of those but especially the obnoxious brats lecturing us on climate change, makes me want drive a coal powered SUV made entirely of non-degradable plastic. A new Verisure advert has appeared btw.

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 July 2021 10:54 (one week ago) link

my mum wouldn't win any parenting awards but was probably onto something when she said "little pigs should be seen and not heard"

MoMsnet (calzino), Thursday, 22 July 2021 10:58 (one week ago) link

Inevitably, because ad agencies have never come across an idea they didn't think was worth flogging to death, there is now virtually a subgenre of irritating eco-kids adverts

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Thursday, 22 July 2021 11:03 (one week ago) link

toadally money

koogs, Friday, 23 July 2021 17:09 (one week ago) link


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