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randibear
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i'm so sick of that dang progressive insurances i could scream. i slam the mute button every time i see it.

give me the aflect duck anyday....

or something with lee ermey in it. that one where he's a counselor and he says "namby-pamby land" and then says you jackwagon.....

i mean i fall off the couch laughing every time. so does mike, being a marine.

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Hmmm don't remember what is in the Progressive commercials....maybe I will Youtube it.

I hate any commercial that's too loud, with the annoying "announcer voice."

I like funny ones. [Smile]

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Randibear -
The progressive ads are also my number one hated, can't stand the woman that does it, I would like to punch her, lol

Second on my least liked list is the E.D. ads. Why would a couple go out in the woods to have sex? And they're in two bath tubs, still in the woods!!!

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The Brinks Security ones where someone breaks into a home, the alarm goes off, and immediately her phone rings, and I always think it's my phone.

I always mute that one.

(I think it's Brinks).

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Thinking about Brinks, one of our small town banks was in the process of being robbed and they pushed the panic button.

After the robbers had left the phone rang and it was the alarm company asking if there was a problem. The clerk told them they had been robbed and the alarm company told them to call 911!

Hello! I thought that was their job!

As far as commercials go, our local internet provider has some pretty lame ones, but we love, love, love the Geico ones with the crab captains and the caveman! "Hey Cap'n Fancy Pants! I haven't garnished yet!

Bwahahahahahahaha!

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I love all the geico commercials (some more than others). They have amazing ad people working there.

I saw a new one tonight, it was so funny! I initially didn't think they would ever be funny after the cavemen, but they've done it.

(a bit off the topic, sorry)

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no, no, gotta be the afleck duck and pandas at the zoo eating chinese going "lame people, lame".

oh yeah, i love the elephant with the lottery business. i think it's a local thing tho.

he sticks his trunk in this guy's face and says "go ahead kiss it,you know you want to."

i just about fall off the couch.

oh yes, and the gorilla going "what do i know? i'm only the 800 pound gorilla in the room."

i'd rather commercials than tv sometimes.

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quote:
Originally posted by randibear:
[QB] i'm so sick of that dang progressive insurances i could scream. i slam the mute button every time i see it.


Me too!! I hate ALL commercials!!! [rant]

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OK.. I remembered some.. I hate the Boniva commercial.. Sally Field does that one.

Restasis commercials... pitiful. ( the one for the dry eyes )

The repetitive music is what gets to us. So any that we've heard too many times are OUT!!

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I'm sick of all of the ProActiv ads featuring celebrities that are unconvincing in their endorsed roles as acne sufferers.

Plus the ads are long and get played a lot, like every break, especially on the MTV's.

And how about those Shake Weights? Those ads are the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a long time!

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I must be weird!! [bonk]

I love the Progressive commercials because of Flo. I think she is adorable and she always makes me smile. [lol]

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If she'd take off some of the lipstick I might think she was cute! [Big Grin]

I'm sure that is on purpose though to make her stand out. She sure does.

I think one reason I can't stand those commercials is because they come up about every 5 minutes. I swear they do!

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I'm sorry, but I hate all the feminine commercials insinuating we stink. Whether it be feminine itch and odor or our period.

The only time I have really smelled is when my husband blew a load into me (been awhile), and for that I blame him as well.

Other then that, good hygiene around the time of the month, and I'm good to go.

....and those body sprays, what's up with them?

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PS-sorry for being so graphic....did I lose anybody??????
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That's hilarious 2roads [lol]

I too was always offended by those commercials, and just advertising feminine products always made me feel that my privacy was being invaded. What about jock itch powder?

How many of those commercials do you see? Sometimes all too much,

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2roads - Nothing is to graphic for me. I've seen and heard it all! [lol]

How about the ads for ED (erectile dysfunction). They have to be embarrassing for men. Just like the feminine hygiene commercials are for us. [Big Grin]

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There's one commercial where this very elegant woman moves almost effortlessly through a "home." Looks like it could be a Victoria's Secret ad (not my favorite) but turns out to be incontinence. It always catches me by surprise and really annoys me

I'm fascinated by the disclaimers on so many of the prescriptions: do not use if you're pregnant, depressed, on certain drugs. In some cases, ____ has been known to cause high blood pressure, intense headaches, even death.

And I think: well, that just about covers it.

I've grown kinda fond of the woman taking refuge in the family van...

Plus the gekko. I do like him.

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I hate the yogurt ad where this woman sucks the yogurt out of the cup. Then she wipes her mouth with this guilty smile. Id like to cram that cup...never mind. I love the diaper commercials where they put a sock puppet on the babys hand and it says whats on the babys mind. So cute! I love the aflac duck! Cracks me up every time!
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OH yeah. The disclaimers are hilarious sometimes!!

I hate the yogurt ad too. Yuck!!

OH yes, Like Aflack, the gecko (usually), the Etrade baby ( or whatever company it is ) and the dog in the Bush's beans commercials!!

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I want to gag the annoying Nationwide dude who's holding a blue phone and telling the customer he just got the company to give her what she wants.
DONE with it.

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Yeh, the jock itch and ED are not particularly pleasant for men, but their treating a symptom right.? Something to help with a phsical condition.

A smell is in the nose of the beholder, and an unkind implication. I differentiate it a little bit. it's kinda like bad breath, but worse. [Mad]

Not sure what to make of those Fruit of the Loom Commercials or Victoria secret Commercials. But, as long as exploitation is fair and balanced. [spinning smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by JR:
I want to gag the annoying Nationwide dude who's holding a blue phone and telling the customer he just got the company to give her what she wants.
DONE with it.

Pretty sure I know which one you mean.. hate it too!! UGH!!! I mute him so often I'm not even sure what he's selling!

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I hate those ads with kelly ripa being some kind of supermom thanks to her appliances. If i threw a snack at my kid it would just hit him in the head. Or somewhere. I dont like the implication that we can even BE superwoman! I didnt used to like justin case on the geico commercials..but hes growing on me. I watch too much tv!
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Oh yeah. Justin Case was driving me nuts too!

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I used to hate the jingle(thank goodness it's off air).....


Hmm.....

"I'm gonna wash that grey right out of my hair, oh yes I'll wash that grey right out of my hair.....blah,blah

Too boot, I was prematurely silver by 30.

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I remember that commercial! Im 98 percent gray...at 52! I need to quit fighting it and just let it grow out. I remember the shake m bake commercials from when i was a kid. This kid says "shake n bake...and i helped"! I drove my parents nuts with that one.
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The ED commercials have a significant effect on some people. Recently my husband cut his foot and had to visit the emergency room. They sent him down a hallway to fill out paperwork; the sign above his destination said "ED" (short for "emergency department"). He backed up a step and protested loudly to the nurse, "I'll bet lots of guys are embarrassed to go in there!" They all looked at him like he was nuts. Hard to believe he was the first guy making that comment.
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That's funny, INEBG!

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Oh yeah, progressive ones annoy me.

But, I absolutely find the woman on all thr Roomstore commercials sooooo annoying!!!!!!!!!!

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haha as soon as I read the post title that progressive lady came to my mind!

big thumbs down on that one

Paul

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No one has noticed the fibromyalgia drug commercial where the lady is running a bakery and eating a donut? Oy, Vey?

(Don't they know that even those who don't yet know fibromyalgia is often lyme, or other stealth infection, usually know enough to already be avoiding gluten and sugar? Simple sugars are not healthy for anyone and here they make it seem like it's health food, with the drug on the side for a zip in your step.)
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Yeh, and you'd never get me on a commercial to make an A$$ out of myself by saying "they don't know what causes it, but it's believed to be overactive nerves"........blah, blah.....so take this pill to fix what they don't know causes it."
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