What's your least favorite commercial?
Asked by Josh Board
May 6, 2009
From Cardiff (Book Publisher)
I forget what company it was. I think maybe Target, but they used the song “Baby Got Back” for some back-to-school things. I didn’t think that was very appropriate. And now Burger King is also using that song, and again, it’s for a kids’ meal. I don’t care for the DiGiorno ad that shows a group of friends at a bar and an attractive woman is sucking an ice cube really seductively. It might be a three-way tie for worst commercial, including this one for gum. This young teenage couple starts making out after chewing it. The parents start kissing, too. It’s so disgusting.
From Linda Vista (Mechanical Engineer)
I should have a strong opinion about that. I just can’t think of them all. The caveman commercials for Geico insurance. It almost made me switch my insurance away from Geico. Those commercials are just awful. Probably the worst are the ones for an STD product. If you’re watching TV with a girl over and it comes on, you say, “Oh, what’s this?” It ends up killing the mood.
From San Diego (Engineer)
Well, in Mexico I would say the government-produced commercials are all bad. They’re always telling you what they’re using your money for. They should show politicos buying a yacht with your money. When I was a kid, the government there owned all the TV stations, and 60 percent of it was government filler. That’s not the best entertainment.
From Downtown (Waiter)
I hate the freecreditreport.com spots. The song sucks. They’re bad all the way around. They’ve all gotta go.
From Downtown (Dry Cleaner)
I recently saw one for a college. They kept talking about it being free. The entire thing was just irritating and plain stupid. I believe it was an online college, but I’m not positive. The main reason I hated it was because of that song. So, maybe the key is that there shouldn’t be singing in commercials.
From Santee (Construction Foreman)
I suspect we all hate commercials. It seems in the ’70s and ’80s they were more fun. Remember all those beer commercials? “Tastes great!” “Less filling!” What happened to fun spots like that? My big pet peeve with commercials that I dislike is probably that they sometimes come up with a catchy concept. For example, the ones that mention all those things you did with your grandmother before she died, and then the voiceover says, “Priceless.” Those were interesting at first, like a lot of commercials. But they keep the theme going too long. The Budweiser frogs weren’t funny after the first one. Neither is the gecko lizard.