Sunday, November 05, 2006

Current Ads: The Good, The Bad, And The Fugly


I consider myself a connoisseur of commercials. Most of the time the commercial advertisements are a sight more entertaining than the actual shows on television. Of the current crop of commercials on tv, I single three out as showing the epitome of the good, the bad, and the fugly.

The Good: Far be it from me to give any props to Geiko. I will never forgive them for foisting that damn Gecko into my consciousness but I love their ad with the movie voice over guy. I think that it would be too cool to have this guy follow me for a couple of days and do a voice over for all my conversations.

The Bad: Match.com has to have the stupidest campaign running on tv today. They are promising six free months if you do not find your perfect match in six months. If after six months all that a person has found is flakes, mamma's boys, fuglies, gold diggers, and other assorted losers, then why in hell would you want to subject yourself to six more months of degradation? I would think a quick kick to the groin would be a lot less painful.

The Fugly: Pepto Bismol's new ads sinks to a new low in bad taste. I can think of not many things more disgusting than a bunch of douchebags line-dancing to the tune of nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. I certainly hope that this dancing ailment ad does not start a trend. What's next: Everybody's doing a brand new dance now, come on baby do the yeast infection.

24 comments:

Bruce said...

The fugly- Ford's commercial with John Mellancamp's insipid song and clips of 9-11 and Katrina. Actually, it's appalling.

The bad- I'm really tired of the Hardees/Carl Jr.'s ads with the slobs inhaling their big burgers. I get nauteous just thinking about them.

the good- can't think of any, frankly.

yellowdog granny said...

oh im with you about the pepto bismo commercial..makes me sick..i switch it off as soon as i see it..that and the one where they show the rotten toe and the bug crawls underneath it..oh fuck..that grosses me out..and the head on commerical sucks the big one too..and the one where they little fairy cant get the car to switch and when the guy laughs she turns him gay..i fucking hate that one..bastids..and why is it we are in america, and germans, russians, eastern europeans, aussies, and brits are selling us products..what the fuck? ok, what else..haha...sorry..i do get on a tangent..

Catch said...

I try never to watch the commercials.....thats when I usually run to the kitchen, bathroom or whatevevr. But I do notice how loud they are! Sometimes I have to turn my tv down just for the commercial. Thanks for the comps on my blog....I like it too.....Pixie is great! Could I have a picture of you blushing Sweet Boy? And we do think you are adorable! Remember...we seen your picture! Have a good weekend Fuzz and I hope Angry Joyce is feeling much better

phred said...

I agree... the most mindless, tasteless, retarded ad of the year is the Pepto ad.
What kind of Idiot dreamed this up ?
My 5 year old grandson has better taste and alot more creativity and imagination.

My favorite is the one where the 2 gunfighters face off and one slaps the shit out of the other then draws his gun before # 2 can even draw his gun.
I can not remember the company doing the advertising , so maybe the commercial is not very effective..but I laugh my ass off every time I see it. ( Cingular / Celluar ) ?

LisaBinDaCity said...

Any singles site after 6 months is grounds for hari kari ;-)

michaelm said...

There are some real stinkers out there. The top of my list is anything done by Dunkin' Donuts. I hear one of their lameass commercials and I want to kill a cute puppy. (Doin' stuff is what I like to do...YES!)

~m

Jim said...

the movie voice-over guy is the greatest!!! we all think that's what you sound like fuzz

Ol' Lady said...

When I do watch the idiot box I thank god for the 'mute' button, it makes the commercials much better :)

Big Pissy said...

Oooohhhhh that nasty toe fungus commercial grosses me out everytime!

EWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

I like the Geiko! :)

Paige Burns said...

The voice over guy is the only "Celebrity" Geiko commercial worth it's salt, the others are just stupid.

I'm a bit partial to the Jack in the Box commercials, my fav being the one where the guy starts breathing fire and burning his office after eating the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

The new crop of, I think they're Miller Lite commercials? The bonehead beer guys in the reporter crowd asking a head coach of a football team questions...DUMB.

I could go on, I'm a commercial junkie.

Bruce said...

OK, I saw one last night that made me laugh. It was an add for doggie treats that supposedly help keep a dog's teeth clean and breath fresh(yeah, good luck with that one). Anyway, it showed a German Shepard in the bathroom gargling. Funny stuff.

oldfartswife said...

Now fuzz I could do that commercial for a yeast infection-it is a womans nightmare- I am laying on the couch-with an ice pack covering the sourpuzz, with a glazed look in my eyes repeating over and over "don't scratch, don't scratch"......pat it, don't rub it".

Leigh said...

The yeast infection dance, what a nice imagine that left in my head. LOL!! I have to agree with you on the Pepto Bismol add, although I bet everyone that reads this can sing alone with that tune.

Have a good day.

Phats said...

I still sing the "i wanna be like mike" gatorade ads from long ago

Andie D. said...

I really like the Geiko spots with the cavemen. LOVE 'em.

phred said...

My favorite...

Don`t Fruit the Beer...Man Law !!

starbender said...

hahhaaa! I think Geiko should just stick with the gecko!
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Curare_Z said...

The ad that DRIVES ME CRAZY right now is the "HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead" commercials.

If you haven't seen them, RUN AWAY. It's repeated like 800 times..and that's ALL that is said during the commercial. The worst part -- you find yourself reciting it to yourself at odd hours during the day.

AARRRGGHHHH.

:P fuzzbox said...

bruce: I liked those Ford ads at first but overkill fixed that.

granny: I would hate to run into that damn fairy.

catch: Angry Joyce does not allow me to divulge any more photos. She is worried of me becoming a 'net star. :)

phred: I haven't caught that one. I will keep my eyes open. I am always looking for a few good ads.

lisa: I agree.

michael: And pretty much anything put out by Quizno's sucks.

:P fuzzbox said...

jim: I do a pretty good imitation of the guy but it still has a bit of a drawl.

ol' lady: For most of them that would be best.

big pissy: That nail fungus thing is cute though.

paige: I think the worst one is the Burt Bacharach one. It looks like they had to prop him up to do it.

bruce: Gargling dogs? Now that's phunny.

old farts wife: Sorry to hear about that. It is really not a laughing matter, I suppose.

leigh: I wonder how the steps would go?

phats: But his drawer commercials make me cringe.

:P fuzzbox said...

andie: Those cavemen are rico suave.

phred: All those guys rule in that commercial especcially Eddie Griffen.

starbender: I hope somebody runs over the guy in the Gecko suit.

cz: And by the makers of HeadOn comes on of the worst named product. Freedhem. That is disgusting.

Pixie said...

I love the little Gecko accent, reminds me of home :)

I agree that bloody pepto bismal one EWWW
I also don't care for the dancing fruits in the fruit of the loom one either.

Gerald Ford said...

I do have some good news; I just save a bunch of money on my car insuran--argh! Stupid brainwashing.

Yeah, I agree that most TV today is pretty vapid and stupid. I do enjoy the commercials occasionally. That, and Jeopardy.

ozymandiaz said...

I'm with you on the pepto commercials. It s as insepid as the macherana (did I spell that right?)