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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-20, 21:40

Anyone else sick of owls? They're featured in three separate campaigns (that I know of), at the moment: WGU college(?), America's Best eyewear and I saw one tonight hawking (hahaha!) some cold/nasal medication. They all talk, and they're all a bit of a smart-ass.

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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2020-03-21, 11:40

PETA loves talking animals. Makes the kids think they're just like hoomans.
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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-30, 15:04

Serious question: how many times do you think Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" has been used in commercials over the past 20 or so years to denote...well, folks getting it on. Fabric softeners, body wash, ice cream, appliances, etc. Pretty much everything except condoms and personal lubricant, oddly enough.

I'm saying 758 times? At least?

It's one of those things - like a record scratch or the Wilhelm scream - that's been so overdone/played-out in the culture that when you hear it on a commercial, it no longer has the effect it might've once had. I saw it for something about 30 minutes ago - I don't even remember the product/service - and all I could think was "man, that's some lazy-ass, uninspired marketing...been done, guys! Find a new song that is shorthand for knocking it out."

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turtle
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2020-03-30, 15:13



I don't watch network TV much so I don't see many commercials anymore. Even less now that I'm not going into waiting rooms and such. Generally though, most commercials are just the same thing over and over again.

Heck, I even quit watching Super Bowl commercials.

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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-03-31, 13:46

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Heck, I even quit watching Super Bowl commercials.
They're the worst, and they got a pass for entirely too long. The whole thing of Doritos-eating bro-dudes getting hit in the nuts peaked/lost its impact around 2004. And the most recent round, Woke™-Fest 2020, were unwatchable as well.

Being home lately, with the TV on in the background, they play those abused/mistreated pets commercials so much. They make me cry and I have to turn the channel. I can't watch shivering dogs and sad-looking cats...the music and the on-the-verge-of-tears voiceover just puts it over the top. I took in a stray, abandoned kitty in June 2017 and now I can't imagine my life without him. So those spots hit me right in the chest, and I can't stand to see animals who may not be as lucky (and loved) as Jasper. I just hope/assume every one shown wound up in warm, loving home as soon as the camera stopped rolling.
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
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2020-03-31, 13:55

Oh, dear. We have a resident crazy cat Paul.

I took in a stray last year as an outside (only) garden cat. Moved the old dog house out into the garden and put in a nice bed. Fed it every morning (not twice a day, because I wanted her to mouse—and she did, like a champ!) At first she was too shy to come anywhere near us, but soon she friendlied up and wouldn't leave us alone when we were outside. Then she disappeared and everyone was sad.

But, I'd do it again.

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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-04-11, 12:10

That new GEICO "clogging" commercial manages to both annoy and creep me out. What's with the dancing family? Time-travelers? Or apartment/condo-dwelling Amish? Their clothes and all just add a sheen of weirdness to it all. Might've been funnier - not so weird/question-conjuring - if they were all done up in white pants/skirts and frilly shirts like you'd see on the Grand Ole Opry cloggers (with some overdubbed hoe-down/square-dance fiddle music, etc.)? But this Straight Outta Lancaster approach is just odd to me.

That kid shoving spaghetti in his mouth as he's sadly dancing, as though that's how he earns his room and board...ugh, can't stand it! I've already conjured up some crazy backstory for this clan and it's quite disturbing/off-putting...involving abuse, brain-washing, kidnapping, cult activity, etc.

But it gets people (me) talking about it, so I guess it's hitting that first rule of advertising/PR, huh?

But, as a rule, I'm just not a fan of weird-to-be-weird advertising/marketing. Just doesn't appeal to me and that won't make me buy a product or service. In fact, if it's annoying/unsettling enough to me, I'll typically go out of my way to buy the competitor, just because I don't wanna reward weirdos, creepsters, bad-writing and shitty attempts at "humor".

It comes on about ever third commercial break on Travel, Food Network, HGTV and Syfy, so I'm seeing it a lot...insurance and prescription meds make up about 97% of commercials, it seems. If I had psoriasis, spaghetti-dick and looking for cheaper car insurance, I'd be in heaven, huh? Everything on TV would be tailored directly at me.

Ask your doctor about calling for a quote!

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Graculus
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2020-04-11, 13:49

I'm holding a duck!
https://youtu.be/TUFHDUTyugU
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kscherer
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2020-04-11, 16:05

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I'm holding a duck!
https://youtu.be/TUFHDUTyugU


Okay, that was weird.

And thanks for popping in, Graculus.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2020-04-13, 00:04

I really like this one.

The blend of music, cinematography, sexuality.

It's classic.

Here's the long version (1 minute).

J'adore.




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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-04-13, 16:33

I saw this a few months ago. I'm not a Charlize Theron fan/luster (weird, huh?), but this commercial is rod-inducing, no doubt.

Looks like one of those Showtime sandals/swords/sex series where everyone betrays each other, has sword fights and knocks it out.
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Mr. Farmiga
 
Join Date: May 2004
 
2020-05-06, 07:48

In this Pedialyte commercial, is the dad sick (flu, food poisoning, etc.) or is he hung over?

I’ve always assumed the former, but others swear up and down he hit it too hard earlier and is dealing with that fallout. I don’t see it, but we don’t know what the toilet flush is for...vomit or the other end. And his expression/demeanor could easily work for both. I’ve been in both states on a few occasions, and that’s just how I look/act.

We all do agree, however, that the whiny brat most certainly didn’t buy the stuff, so her claim is, at best, shaky. With a touch of entitled shithead. I do like the dad’s “bug off” tone with her. Usually not the approach shown in commercials with kids.

I guess they leave the reason for dad’s discomfort open-ended so they don’t have to come out and blatantly say “if you’re out tearing it up whien you have small children at home, then we’ve got a product you juice-hound losers will really love!”

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