Thursday, October 12, 2006

Let's Talk About Ads...

OK. So tonight, I was thinking about commercials. I love commercials. Odd, I know. But some of them are so damn funny that I can't help but love them. And some are so annoying that I can't help but hate them.

Let's talk about the ones I hate...

Hated Commercial #1: Nuvo Ring. I think that's what it's called. It's that birth control ring that a woman shoves up her crotch and leaves there for a month. Now I'm all for birth control that requires little thought or maintenance. But the commercial has got to go. There's that perky woman in it. And the commercial is cheesiness personified. Birth control pills "raining" down on the perky bitch as she holds an umbrella over her head... Birth control patches that rotate as she walks through them... But even that I could deal with. But the end kills me every time. The woman sets her feet shoulder-width apart, pumps her right fist into the air and says, "I say, 'Let freedom ring!'" Are you freaking kidding me? Seriously. I wouldn't use it now just on principle.

Hated Commercial #2: It's an old one. But that one about the medication for toenail fungus is gross. The one where the cartoon fungus lifts a person's big toenail, crawls underneath, and sets up camp is positively repulsive. Ick.

Hated Commercials # 3 through # 1800: The yogurt commercials with the white chick and the black chick who are beyond gay. (Gay in a cheesy sense... not a homosexual way.) The actual brand of yogurt escapes me now, but the latest one is where the chicks are in their fluffy white bathrobes are are talking about the new chocolate yogurt... "It's multiple orgasm with chocolate drizzled on your naked body good..." [insert giggles here] OK. So they don't actually talk about orgasms in the commercial, but you know the commercials I'm talking about. Women don't act like that. And we don't sit around discussing our food in ways normally reserved for our latest crush, so knock it the hell off, would ya?

And so as not to end on a bitter note (because y'all know how much that bothers me.... LOL! Yeah. Right.), let's talk about at least one that I love...

That new one with some cellular phone company's new "feature" where you can "Add 5" to your phone. I guess it's the 5 people you talk to most and can call for free, whether they use the same cell phone company as you or not. One guy confronts the other about his girlfriend being in the other guy's "Five". Guy #2 brushes it off, but then his phone "rings" and the ring tone is the song, "Secret lovers... That's what we are..." and the guy says, "I should probably take that now." Snort! Cracks me up every time. LOL!

So anyway, you're turn. Any commercials you particularly love or hate? Tell us about 'em....

8 comments:

Renfield said...

I like the one with Peyton Manning in "disguise" where he talks about "If you like a 6'5" 230 Quarterback, lightning razor arm" in reference to himself.

As for hates, I hate every single commercial on Nickelodeion, simply because my kids scream "I WANT THAT!!!" at every single one of them.

fishface said...

Hate - that Yaz birth control pill commercial where the 3 friends are sitting around at a cocktail party talking about it like a new lipstick color.

hepmomto3 said...

That toe nail fungus commercial is SO nasty.

Hey Ren! Get a blog girl! I want updates on the kiddos. ;)

G said...

any ad that tells me to have a "happy period" happy period my arse...

shanna said...

i can't remember what laundry detergent it is but the commercial is something like "why smell like a mom when you can smell like a woman" and shows a "mom" holding a baby then another woman being cuddled by a man! i hate that commerical! aren't women and mom's the same sometimes! duh! heck! i wash my clothes and the boy's clothes in baby detergent 'cause it's better for his skin and i think i still smell womanly!

Tink said...

You may hate them... but they made you remember the product didn't they? :)

I just saw that cell commercial last night and could not stop cracking up. One of my all time favorites though is Budweiser's "Magic Fridge."

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8248766101102341416

Amber said...

Ha! I love that one too! So hilar. *snort*

I also like that one where the phone rings in the middle of the night, and the husband answers, and he's all concerned, you think someone died! And the wife is all, "what? what?" and then he goes to the computer and checks his virtual football thing, because one of his guys just got hurt, and he's all "no, you were right to call!" LMAO! SOOO Kory.I think it's for some internet service.

:)

Chelle Y. said...

That toenail one is gross to me too.

The "phone" one happened to me a lot during the past few months! Hahaha, just kidding.

I cannot stand the Cheesy Yogurt Commercials either.

I loved the Fed Ex Commercial they showed during the Superbowl. The one with the cavemen.

I also liked the financial one, I don't remember the name. But the girl is on the airplane, trying to get past the guy, and the lights come one. The slogan is "It's not always what is seems."