April 26, 2006

TV Commercials That Get on My Nerves


The Citibank commercial where the guy won't even bother to hang up the phone when his food is catches on fire. He tries to move the burning pan off the stove with a broom. What a dork. Get a cordless phone or hang up, doofus. (but I do like the commercial where the guy is on the train and has to repeat his password: "BIG BOY" louder)

Lamisil. When that cartoon creature "Digger" (pictured above) crawls under the big toenail, I get up and leave the room.


The commercial where they try to get you to call in for a great brochure to go to a school that teaches you how to make great brochures... a wonderful new career. Then they introduce the operator who will take your calls. If it's such a great career, why isn't she doing it, instead of answering the phone?

And finally, any commercial that has the words "ask your doctor about..." without giving me a hint of what it's for.

30 Comments:

Blogger jules said...

Yeah, sis....here's a hint...you don't need to ask for Viagra.

8:22 PM  
Blogger MarkD60 said...

I actually watched a little TV earlier this week, the commercials were repulsive.
And the programming

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Monique said...

I rarely watch TV anymore, so miss most of the commercials. But I can't STAND the Lamisil one. I can't look. It just creeps me out. I got the heebie jeebies just reading about it here on your blog.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous TC said...

Damn, I hate Shitibank. I just can not get their telemarketers off the 'phone.

When will they understand that insurance on your c/c balance is NOT an exciting new product and I do NOT want it!

Grrrrrr!

1:48 AM  
Blogger Karlos said...

The toenail digger gives me the willies too. It's just plain evil. I change the channel.

Isn't it a shame that the most clever / funny commercials are so short lived and the shitty ones stay on and are repeated over and over? And to think there's someone making a load of money approving those crappy gems.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hivy, there are some very good commercials too, but sadly they are outnumbered 100 to 1 by crappy ones, peace baby.

4:42 AM  
Blogger June Cleaver's Revenge said...

That thing going under the toenail makes me want to beat my head against the wall until the memory is gone.

6:42 AM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Also wonder about that ask your doc stuff. Do you think anyone actually does that without knowing what it's for, like a woman asking if Viagra is right for her. The laundry list of side effects are fun too. And does everyone know what E.D. stands for?
Lois Lane
P.S. your comment about getting the cow pregnant made me snarf my soda out of my nose. :P

7:30 AM  
Blogger Meow said...

Don't know the ads you are referring to, but over here they have too many Sanitary Product commercials ... one in particular, where a man is playing with a cat, calling out "mousy, mousy", whilst throwing unwrapped tampons for the cat to play with, whilst the woman is searching everywhere for her tampons !! Kinda funny, but kinda not funny !! They have also started advertising Thrush medication ... during children's viewing time ... that is too wrong. Why do they need to advertise the stuff at all ... if we need it, we go to the doctors!! What's the world coming to !!!
Take care, Meow

5:17 PM  
Blogger actonbell said...

Oh, man, I agree with you about the lamisil commercial. I'm too lazy to leave the room, so I just cover my eyes. It gives me the howling fantods.

And I think advertizing prescription drugs should just be illegal. And all those disclaimers they take onto the end sound like a dark parody (may cause liver damage. If your arm falls off, seek medical attention immediately).

Actually, lamisil is supposed to take forever to work, and may cause liver damage....(my husband has the toe problem, but he'll never use that stuff!)

5:45 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hivy, no offence taken to your comment.... honest..... please put the scissors down.... pleeease.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Lis said...

I loathe the lamisil ad!!!!!!!!! And what I can't figure out is how I can get so yucked out by an animation! If it was the real deal, I'd be passed out on the living room floor!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous cassie-b said...

I think that the lamisil ad is absolutely disgusting. I never watch it.

My favorites are the Geico ads. Sometimes they're better than the show they're sponsoring

5:52 AM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I don't like commercials period. But I'm with everyone else here: The lamisil is the worst of the worst.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Jona said...

We don't have those ads, but the school one rings a bell - and now you've pointed out how silly it is, I'll be irritated too ;o)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I hate commercials. And, eeeewww...I hate the Lamisil one too. Creepy.

10:40 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

Oh yeah...the "big boy" one cracks me up every time!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Drug companies are really pushing their drugs, aren't they? I bet this pisses doctors off. They probably hate it when patients come in already having pre-diagnosed themselves and just ask them to write out a presciption for this or that drug.
I get bugged too when some drug commercials don't tell you what the drug is supposed to do. It is silly!

I like the Geico commercial where the guy says, "Switching to Geico is so easy, even a caveman could do it." Then there's the two cavemen there who are offended by what he said. The guy apologizes, "Really, I didn't know you guys still existed." One caveman says, "Well, maybe you should do a little research." That one makes me laugh.

Have a nice weekend.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

Hey, you forgot about the ...Big Buckin' Chicken! They do say buckin', right?

And the Burger King King is awful.

I like the Geico caveman ads, but I'm getting sick of the gecko.

I think the Aflac duck ads are some of the best commercials around.

11:01 PM  
Blogger Attila The Mom said...

OH I am SO there with the Lamosil ads!

One that particularly skeeves me out...

The Hoover Floormate ads..the one with the kangaroo jumping through the room with muddy footprints and the Aussie guy comes in to save the day.

That guy (he was on JAG) killed himself around 2 years ago!

Seeing this flogged over and over again is just damn creepy, IMO.

11:22 PM  
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11:58 PM  
Anonymous TSB said...

I hate the Burger King ones, that guy is so damned creepy, I have to leave the room.

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Blogger Marti said...

The one for Nasonex ha the little bee telling the lady it's a "wise choice" right after they list off about 85 horrible side effects. Like your choices are anal bleeding and a third nipple or a runny nose...choose Nasonex and the side effects! "Wise choice."

8:35 AM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

I see that I have missed nothing by giving up TV.

6:28 AM  
Blogger se7en said...

I hate those Lamosil ads too, the ones that really creep me out though are the Burger King ads, that evil, grinning king face makes me think of Michael Jackson for some reason and everytime his image flashes before my eyes I wanna vomit and shoot things up with guns...

yeah, like that... hehe

8)

7:24 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Boy Ivy... you really got this one RIGHT! I want to SMASH Digger with a sludge hammer evertime I see him. As for "BIG BOY"... that one cracks me up! ~ jb///

7:50 AM  
Blogger ShooShoo said...

HaHaHa... We must have the exact same taste in commercials. The toenail one grosses me out (feet are bad enough to begin with, but a cartoon detailing foot funk???? Come on!) And don't forget the big list of side effects at the end of every one of those prescription commercials... "May cause drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea, anal leakage, weight gain, dizziness, agitation, and psychosis"... Yeah, gimme somma that! ;)

But the "BIG BOY" one makes me laugh out loud every time I see it! HeeHee

11:03 AM  
Blogger aka_monty said...

Personally I like the whole mucus thing, with the little snot guys who duct tape themselves up inside you.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Pat Angello said...

Sprint tops my list right now - spin the wheel of adjectives = STUPID! I do like the Citibank commercials with the people speaking on the wrong voices for ID theft, and the Capital One commercial with the small business owner catching fire on the desk. Um, I watch a lot of hockey, so these are about all I see.

8:58 PM  

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