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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Most irritating advertisements on TV Reply with quote

Is it me??? How crass are those pre Coronation St adverts for Cadbury's soft centre whatevers? That policewoman is just about the pits. Matched only by the window advert with that demented bird man chucking window frames about and bellowing "yer buy one, yer get one free! Whatever happened to subtle (if subliminal) advertising?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx..i agree.
Those Coronation Street ads where the bloke comes in dressed in a suit saying he's been down the allotment.
Just not funny in the slightest.
Have you seen that new chewing gum ad for Trident.
Some Jamaican bloke spoting off in Rastafarian then goes on the River Thames spouting off aswell.It lasts about a minute.
What's that all about?
Finally that Virgin Money ad with the 3 blokes in the lift.
Dreadful absolutely dreadful Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those MFI ads, because you just know the next sale will start the day after this one ends. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:47 am    Post subject: Re: Most irritating advertisements on TV Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
Is it me??? How crass are those pre Coronation St adverts for Cadbury's soft centre whatevers? That policewoman is just about the pits. Matched only by the window advert with that demented bird man chucking window frames about and bellowing "yer buy one, yer get one free! Whatever happened to subtle (if subliminal) advertising?


How about the creme egg which falls on the car. Sticky situation..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the ones with the big creme eggs but the silly policewoman is beginning to get on my nerves a bit now.

Ooh, that's so mean!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crunchy Nut Cornflakes where there is now a special lane on the road for drivers to get home quicker to eat them.
Please don't tell me this is funny!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIKERAPHONE wrote:
Crunchy Nut Cornflakes where there is now a special lane on the road for drivers to get home quicker to eat them.
Please don't tell me this is funny!!!!


Nothing actually happens to the guy who uses the lane reserved for Crunchy Nut eaters. I was expecting the honey monster to maul him or something, but no..... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the new Halifax advert with the singing and dancing. I reckon that bald black chap should have his own tv show! a great character...


I'm easily pleased....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I like the new Halifax advert with the singing and dancing. I reckon that bald black chap should have his own tv show! a great character...


I'm easily pleased....


Well Santa, you do admit to "liking the show Steve" Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny how you lot actually remember the ads you don't like. That means that they've hit their target.....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I like the new Halifax advert with the singing and dancing. I reckon that bald black chap should have his own tv show! a great character...


I like the Halifax ads only because they use (at face value) "normal" people as the staff. I'm not sure what Natalie thinks of how she looks on television but it's good to see that they haven't used the usual over-made-up, stick-thin actresses who usually populate commercials.

Apart from the ads encouraging people to take out loans they (probably) can't afford, or go into an IVA or bankruptcy to magic away their debts, my pet hate is ads for cosmetics:- Nadine Bag-over-her-head smugly calling herself "celebrity editor", whatever that is, and Jane Fonda - if she really uses what she plugs she ought to stop 'cos she looks awful Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bring back the Cadbury's Smash martians. I used to like those ads.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones that really boil my p*ss are those 118.com shorts before and after each commercial break on More4. Once was reasonably amusing, twice was boring, every time after that I vow *never* to use 118.com's services, even if my life depends on it.

Having said that, there was a really amusing trailer for The Daily Show last night, with a chimpanzee giving a cat a wash in a sink.... Jon Stewart's face was a picture! Very Happy (Can't stand the actual programme much but the trailers can be funny.)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Irritating Ads on TV Reply with quote

Currently the Brantano ad gets my goat, where it's alleged every woman is crazy for shoes!

And then there's the Heat one, with the silly woman saying 'we're going down to London...'. Like no other regional newsagent will stock the grotty rag!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the really unfunny, totally annoying "fish out of water" yank cop who is on during every break of the csi trilogy and law and order.

They're the wife's favourites so I see that cretin a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate those ads about getting loans of 25k, the woman's on the phone, the kid is looking for his scooter, dad walks by with thumbs up for 25k, then upstairs falls over scooter. Makes me feel sick. The woman seems to have a fake Sunderland accent too!

The important thing, looking at their age is that this loan will cost them hundreds of pounds a month but they don't tell you that.

There's a worse one, where a smarmy bloke wants his loans 'consolidated' and is delighted that the monthly payments are LESS. But of course they don't say he'll be paying them for an extra 10 years.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they wouldnt put their thumbs up to the loan if they bothered to look at the amount repayed. oh right I forgot that bit is really REALLY small writing. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The woman seems to have a fake Sunderland accent too!"

She got that for a reasonable fee from the Van Dyke linguistics college.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a loan ad in a similar vein (possibly the same company?) with a guy on the phone tossing a football about as his wife videotapes him (WHY???) in conversation with the loan adviser.

"You can really talk to these people like normal human beings" Rolling Eyes

Yeah? Try missing a payment, pal... see how quickly they turn into the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse and all of Satan's minions Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seymourwhitebits wrote:
"The woman seems to have a fake Sunderland accent too!"

She got that for a reasonable fee from the Van Dyke linguistics college.

Laughing


Gawd bless Meeeery Poppinnns Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

even my daughter, who's 11, says hallow meery popeens!, every time she sees d.v.d. on tv. even in diagnosis murder ( Seymour suffers that one in dignified silence Crying or Very sad ) or scrubs.

don't know where she gets her sarcasm from Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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even my daughter, who's 11, says hallow meery popeens!, every time she sees d.v.d. on tv. even in diagnosis murder ( Seymour suffers that one in dignified silence Crying or Very sad ) or scrubs.

don't know where she gets her sarcasm from Rolling Eyes


I'd hazard a guess............... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well its big of you to take the blame.

-cough cough!- Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no... not another DNA test Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DNA? wasnt FBG enough initials for you Laughing

Tanya denies everything especially the trip to Kent in '95 Confused

-sound of Seymours mind whirring- Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bloody policewoman!

And those adverts for sofas that seem to crop up every bank holiday weekend....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subtle does not pay the network enough, that is why TV advertising revenues are plummeting and why ITV is having a bad time. Cadburys has pulled its £10m per year sponsorship of Corrie because it now sees more potential in online sponsorship, just like many other businesses. A 30 second network TV spot can cost a fortune (well over £100,000) in the middle of Sunday evening Corrie and almost impossible to measure, whereas online ads can be monitored precisely.

Pity about the phone-in debacle, too. Now where are they going to get programming revenues from? Maybe they will have to start making some decent programming that people will want to watch instead!!!

BTW - I hate almost all TV ads, especially those where the young eager account execs have just discovered classic sixties music and do not realise that some viewers might have known them first time round!
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DNA? wasnt FBG enough initials for you Laughing

Tanya denies everything especially the trip to Kent in '95 Confused

-sound of Seymours mind whirring- Shocked


Hey mate, ships that pass in the night an' all that Very Happy

Can you say hi to my- I mean, your, daughter Laughing
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lets see now...thats 12 times 300.00 a month maintenance payments multiplied by eleven is............... Confused

just make a cheque out to seymour whitebits for 39, 600 please by return of post. Laughing

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lets see now...thats 12 times 300.00 a month maintenance payments multiplied by eleven is............... Confused

just make a cheque out to seymour whitebits for 39, 600 please by return of post. Laughing

-somewhere in Kent, a jaw is dropping-


I just had to rent a fork-lift truck to pick it up off the ground Laughing
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I don't like the ones in which a car 'transforms' and then dances about / skates to some awful industrial / electro 'music'.

I'd never buy one of their cars on the strength of that. Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adverts - time to make a cuppa, go to the loo, check on the defrag status of your PC,check on the footy on 5 live ( but not necessarily during the one ad Break)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to watch more stuff via the PC than the telly nowadays, ergo, very few adverts! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALL adverts (well almost) annoy me but my current pet hate........

JEYES FLUID promo thingies.... Twisted Evil

I could cheerfully spray him all over, wipe that stupid expression off his face, flush his patronising head down the toilet, lock him in the rabbit hutch and throw him in the 'stinky' bin!!

There was another one recently - can't remember what it was for, it'll come to me later no doubt - but I do remember despairing that someone had actually thought it up, presented it as an idea and everyone said "Wow, that'll be great!" Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not seen that one, but my memory of Jeyes Fluid is that it's the most foul smelling stuff, almost worse than whatever it is supposed to clean.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Not seen that one, but my memory of Jeyes Fluid is that it's the most foul smelling stuff, almost worse than whatever it is supposed to clean.



Jeyes fluid is the household cleaning equivalent of that most excellent medicinal cure-all..........TCP! Don't leave home without it folks Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about those tacky adverts for magazines like the one that uses Build Me Up Buttercup (Pick Me Up?) Full of people who you'd love to hit... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see that Frosties have kept up their "it's gonna taste great" song.

aaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

-Seymour lines up the ad exec responsible in his crosshair- Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seymourwhitebits wrote:
I see that Frosties have kept up their "it's gonna taste great" song.

aaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

-Seymour lines up the ad exec responsible in his crosshair- Evil or Very Mad


Remember now, relax, breathe slowly, stay calm..... and take the shot! Twisted Evil

**Seymour is awarded MBE for services to Humanity** Laughing
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