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    I can't explain it.... but for some reason, I just can't stand the Tanqueray commercials!!!! I'm not bashing the product(I've never tried it) but I can't stand any of the commercials I've ever seen for it.
    I was just wondering..... anyone else get bugged by an ad for something?

    Any favorite ones? I like the vytorin commercials, and the K9 Advantix ones with the singing puppy at camp!!!

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    No offense to our resident Creative Director, but I hate most advertisements. The models aren't real, the products are ridiculously sexed up, the volume is too loud, and the copy is notoriously dumbed down.

    But to be honest, most TV shows are like that, too -

    I'd like a commercial where the kids aren't cute. Where women have cellulite and the men are bald. I want somebody to burn their dinner and have to grab fast food on their way to the big game, which they eventually lose. Give me a messy house and piles of laundry, not women who are waltzing winking at their filthy teens. The teenager came home; isn't that enough for those people?

    Show me the restaurant that caters to the mom who has to take the toddler potty every ten minutes - tell me there's one out there that will offer to keep my dinner warm for me - I'll be there. Let the text of some fish camp read, "our food isn't pretty, but it tastes great." Direct hit!

    Air an ad that refutes discrimination in all its forms and I'll be there. Give me an ad (or show) that targets Gabi or Lizzy or Moscow and I'll be all over that product. Show me a client that respects the buyer and I'll pretty much hand them my wallet. Tell me it's going to be okay not to be perfect. TELL ME I DON'T HAVE TO MEASURE UP TO SOME CONSUMERISTIC AMERICAN DREAM IN ORDER TO BE FULFILLED!

    LOL - for what it's worth, my husband loves Tangueray.

    stepping off my soapbox... will behave now.

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    =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
    awesome Carol!

    despite what carol said, I have to say, I love the wendy's ad that's

    the only soquid you can eat with a fpoon!

    (if you don't know, google it, I'm too lazy to find links right now, lol)

    I also like the ad where the guy is throwing up the giant M&M and keeps not being able to make it in his mouth, and finally he knocks out a light and somebody yels, "Wilcox!" I don't know why, but I laughed for a while at that!

    ~hb


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    I absolutely LOATHE the Bratz Doll commercials during Saturday morning cartoons!! Could the preteens BE any more sleazy?!! Why in THE world are they using sex to sell a doll anyway?

    My absolute favorite commerical is for Nextel where the guys are dancing in the office to the tunes on the boom box. My kids and I die laughing every time!! I'm also loving the new Burger King one where the guys aren't gonna eat "chick food" anymore.

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    Default Commercials...

    Our local Company slogan for years has been the owner throwing money into the air and saying, "Remember, don't....t-h-r-o-w....your money away!. Come to Burdette Camping Center.....bla bla bla..."

    I get customers who mention it all the time. They come in the store looking for "that man that throws money."

    Some love it, some hate it. It doesn't have to be good as long as consumer's remember it. Look what happened here. You guys unknowingly just gave those companies a plug, good or bad.
    Dreams really do come true!

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    mostly I don't watch TV - or commercials - but following a link I saw that I think it was Netsirk posting on myspace - to iambored.com - I was cruising around the site late one night - WAY too late - but couldn't sleep - found this one commercial there -


    http://livedigital.com/content/173179/p4 its for IBC root beer

    I have always loved IBC root beer - but have never seen this commercial - not even sure if this is an american commercial - many of the commercials at that site seem like they might have been european - anyway - if you have a minute - I love it - you might laugh too and it might make commercials in general a bit more palatable -
    I agree with Carol though - most are inane and unrealistic -
    course when I was growing up there was speedy alka-seltzer and the Hamm's beer bear - how realistic were they ! it can be nice to be entertained by one
    em - luanne

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    Burger king has the CREEPIEST commercials ever. The king watching you through your bedroom window while you sleep.... the king somehow breaking in in the night and getting into your bed.... ugh.

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    I agree. That makes me want to stay away from BK, rather than go to it...


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    I'm with you guys on the BK thing. The "king" really creeps me out!
    The new "I am man" campaign has got to be the dumbest thing I have
    ever seen too.

    My all time favorite is from one of the office supply chains (can't
    remember which one). The father is dreamingly waltzing through
    the store shopping for back to school items with "It's The Most
    Wonderful Time Of The Year" playing in the background. Every
    mom feels that way at the end of summer break.

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    I think one of my favorite commercials is the old one where the football player gets knocked upside the head. His coach asks him how many fingers (2), where he is (the stadium), who "I" am (Coach), and who HE is.... (I'm.... Batman!) "Ok, go sit down." "No, you don't understand. I'm Batman!" "I know. Go sit!". Then he says to the player sitting next to him on the bench "I'm Batman. Would you like to be my sidekick? Would you like to ride with... Batman?"

    Love that one. Knocked me off the couch the first few times I saw it.

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