worst commercials EVER!
Every BellSouth Commercial - the BellSouth guy is SO annoying! The only time I've enjoyed these commercials is when they had the screw up: The BellSouth guy had this little action figures called "Action Pat", that talked when you pulled a string. Instead of saying "Get BellSouth fast access DSL", it said "Get BellSouth Fat assed access DSL". No joke. If neceessary I will get jeremy to post a comment to back me up here. It ran for a month, then they apparently fixed it. Now all of the commercials are annoying again.
ps. They now have a commercial featuring the theme song from Andy Griffith - a more irritating earworm has never existed.
The BMO (Bank of Montreal) commercial - Any bank that has to abbreviate it's name in order to sound cool is just sad. Even worse is that they actually say "BMO Bank of Montreal". Um, if you're gonna abbreviate it - just say one or the other. ugh
The WaMu (Washington Mutual) commercial - see above. Seriously these banks are right on the coolness level of some guy who nicknames himself "T-Bone".
Raisin Bran - Johnson, the supposedly incompetent guy who works in an office and eats cereal all day long. His boss tries to fire him, and the whole while he can't hear him over the very loud crunching sounds. I don't care how clever people think this is - the sound of somebody chewing loudly is not appealing and does not make me think "wow - this must be very crunchy cereal!"
Any commercial about tampons, and other feminine products / issues - don't think I really need to explain why.
Subway commercials - I just don't like Jared. He's annoying. Good for him for losing all of that weight - Lord knows I'm trying - but still.
The most recent Old Navy commercial - Yes, the clothes are great. In fact, I shop at their store because I can usually find lots of things that actually fit properly. However, when every single girl in this commercial is 5'9 and looks like she weighs 100 pounds - it drives me crazy. I have enough self esteem to not let it affect my self-image (in spite of earlier comment about losing weight - i do not consider myself fat), but I worry about the teenagers who see this and think they need to look exactly the same way. very irresponsible advertising about an unrealistic body stereotype.
Wendy's salads are "spectacular" - okay - these are so incredibly annoying that I actually find myself running to get to the remote. I actually go through the inconvenience of changing the channel rather than listen or watch this one. A woman throwing salads around and saying "Spectacular!" a bunch of times. Not terribly clever.
"New Grandparents" A&W - This commercial is the kind that I always like and sometimes even get teary-eyed over. It starts off great, with a couple telling their parents they are going to have a baby. They do this by buying a grandpa burger (at this point, I'm still on with them), and the family realizes that a new baby is coming, they all hug. Then - and this ruins it for me - the father says "Where are my onion rings?" WHAT?! okay ya - do the cute funny comment at the end, not a problem, but they wreck this commercial by having such an unfunny, supid joke.
An Up-and-coming worst commercial ever (give it a month)
Volkwagon (Vdub) commercial - at first I kinda liked these commercials. They were at least mildly interesting and the cars that get trashed are neat looking (can you tell i'm not into cars?!), and the German guy's accent is interesting, but these are going to get old really fast, depending on the number of times I've seen them.
if you haven't seen them yet: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=70722051211331357&q=VW
Author's Note: I may have mentioned a commercial that some of you might think is terribly clever or just plain great. If so, I apologize for offending, and offer the excuse that it's just my opinion.
Okay, I was working on the next post - and HAD to add this one! just couldn't be helped
BURGER KING - any commerical - the guy wearing the Burger King head is the stuff that nightmares are made of - totally creepy. I hate the one where the guy is on his bike with his girlfriend, and after they go through a tunnel, she's replaced with the BK dude, who hands him a burger. Instead of being concerned that creepy man is on his bike, the guy looks all happy and eats his burger.
Bad? hell ya it's bad - and every variation on that is just stupid.
The newest one was just on tv - don't know how many have seen it. Instead of creepy BK mask man - it's a guy riding a giant chicken. The sappy music plays "Biiiig Buckin' chicken". Um what the hell is this?! It's so freakin weird - i almost laughed the first time. Seeing it now just emphasizes how incredibly stupid this commercial is. I will never eat BK again (not really gonna have much impact, since i already don't eat their food, but i feel the need to officially set the record on this).