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Most Annoying Commercials

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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by Deleted User 15502 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:59 pm

ha ha no, it's been on WSPD for many years.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by paul8539 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:54 pm

Chris: The Kroger stores in this are are also using 'Low' in their ads.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by paul8539 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:57 pm

Kanga-Roof roofing company. The part about throwing people off the roof (with a descending whistle) might be offensive to some people. Particularly those who have fallen off the roof and gotten hurt.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by SolarMax » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:55 am

Gardner-White Furniture is running a 30 and 60 sec. (it seems longer) "anthem"-style spot, themed "It All Starts Now." It has a recurring hook "I'm On My Way." What makes this spot Most Annoying is that it is like being trapped inside some pop-y, impossibly cheerful Katie Perry song, and it goes repetitively on and on and on. It's entirely the "Millennial Whoop," a trendy musical cliché that's been over used in pop songs and ads (there's a sound-alike San Diego tourism spot almost exactly like the G-W jingle).
Just when I think, "thank god this is done, now please run a lawyer spot," the refrain kicks in yet again for another cycle. Visually, the spot is a barrage of Very Attractive People (with some of their perfect children) doing cute, attractive things in their homes on their (Gardner-White) furniture.
:barf

A :30 version here



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by BFSEsq » Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:50 am

SolarMax wrote:
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:55 am
Gardner-White Furniture is running a 30 and 60 sec. (it seems longer) "anthem"-style spot, themed "It All Starts Now." It has a recurring hook "I'm On My Way." What makes this spot Most Annoying is that it is like being trapped inside some pop-y, impossibly cheerful Katie Perry song, and it goes repetitively on and on and on. It's entirely the "Millennial Whoop," a trendy musical cliché that's been over used in pop songs and ads (there's a sound-alike San Diego tourism spot almost exactly like the G-W jingle).
Just when I think, "thank god this is done, now please run a lawyer spot," the refrain kicks in yet again for another cycle. Visually, the spot is a barrage of Very Attractive People (with some of their perfect children) doing cute, attractive things in their homes on their (Gardner-White) furniture.
:barf

A :30 version here
The music in this really is god-awful. And the spot is basically a "Covid is over, let's all invite people to our houses again, time to get new furniture" anthem. Then there's that Delta variant, whoops!



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by lidoshuffle » Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:34 pm

Currently the most annoying...(here in Detroit)...seems at every break on 97.1, the first spot is "Nick Costos at Bet Rivers Sports.com"!!, his voice is getting on my nerves...



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sat Aug 07, 2021 5:21 pm

PetSmart spots using the song "I'd Do Anything" from the musical "Oliver!" Can't hit the Mute button quickly enough when they come on. I get it, you love pets and you'd do anything for them; I love pets too. But what does a trio of employees literally skipping into the store in single file with fake plastic smiles on their faces have to do with loving pets? Another one to add to that category of commercials that resemble "Glee" performances. I love show tunes, but not when they're trying to sell me something.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by Colonel Flagg » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:17 pm

The overly dramatic IHM podcast spots are the ones that are annoying me. Murder! Mystery! True Crime! A screaming hysterical woman! A hipster doofus Gen-Z announcer, trying to sound scary... Clearly, this tripe is aimed squarely at the room temperature IQ crowd, and these spots run over and over and over. Reminds me of the old Lifetime movies. Your life must truly be devoid of meaning if you're listening to this junk.

Given a choice, I'd rather torture myself by listening to a Sloan Brothers start up nation Infomercial, or Dr. Ezmerelda on WJR.


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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by Ben Zonia » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:26 pm

The public service announcement about 800 lumen bulbs really annoys me. They act like their father is an idiot. The father would be the most likely to know what a lumen is, not the mother or the smart aleck son.

I'm sure that Don Brewer misses the Art Van commercials. Even though there was a cover band singing "We're An American Brand", he probably got a royalty every time they ran the ad.


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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by paul8539 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:33 pm

There are way too many commercials advertising for various on-line sportsbook sites. Most of them have 'special' deals, designed to addict you to their site.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by SolarMax » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:05 pm

Speaking of Most Annoying, fortunately have not lately seen any "Sold By Z" with realtor Mark Z and his annoying children.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by Mike Oxlong » Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:48 am

SolarMax wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:05 pm
Speaking of Most Annoying, fortunately have not lately seen any "Sold By Z" with realtor Mark Z and his annoying children.
Like many of the "my kids or grandkids are in my commercials", I could never understand what the kids were saying.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:29 pm

"Bingo Blitz" with Luis Fonsi (best known for "Despacito"). The add for the app, and the shitty autotuned pop "song" they're using to try to push that stupid app. "Are you coming?" Uh, that would be a big fat NO.



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:18 am

With that horrid "Fancy Like" song name-dropping Applebee's, it was only a matter of time before it made it into a commercial. And dear God, is it equally horrid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7hawTDmJk



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Re: Most Annoying Commercials

Post by radioandtventhusiast » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:30 pm

ChrisWL1980 wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:18 am
With that horrid "Fancy Like" song name-dropping Applebee's, it was only a matter of time before it made it into a commercial. And dear God, is it equally horrid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7hawTDmJk
And it's another one of those country songs that only has a little twang and sounds more like rap.

I know Wendy's is also name-dropped as well.



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