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    ITA with your thoughts about drug commercials. I don't know why, but on Canadian tv we never see them. We just switched to high definition tv. Now most of our channels come out of Detroit and there are so many drug commercials. I CAN'T STAND IT!! I can't see it being a good thing to advertise drugs. Its just seems odd. I trust my doctor can decide which medications I should be taking.

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    Lucy:

    Both my mom and I hated the Clairol commercials. You know the suggestive ones - kind of like the famous scene from "When Harry met Sally." My mom wrote a letter, but I think it fell on deaf ears. I have not seen these annoying commercials in awhile, so maybe they have ran the gammet.

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    I hate that little screeching Quizno's thing I don't know what it is, but I hate it with a passion.

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    I hate that little screeching Quizno's thing I don't know what it is, but I hate it with a passion.
    The first time I saw that I thought why would they have something that unappealing advertise their restaurant. But it kind of grew on me. :o

    I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet but I just can't stand the Pepto Bismol commercials they have now.

    The Herbal Essence commercials are really annoying too. I don't like suggestive commercials either.

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    I hate all the ads for the Viagra and other drugs to spice up your sex life. Now, of course, they advertise drugs meant for women. The one that really makes me gag is the one with a character named Bob and they talk about "male enhancement". I can't remember what drug they are advertising, as I switch the channel as soon as it comes on. It used to play on the Court TV channel all evening long, and now I see it on WB.

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    For GrGranny, Mpal and everyone else who commented on the Quiznos Rats, here is the original inspiration for that campaign.

    http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/

    I agree with Pookie. At first I thought, what are they saying about their restaurant, if they use these scuffy mutant creatures to advertise it? But it worked. I was driving by one the other day, and I stopped in for a sandwich, just to see what it was all about.

    Review: Ordinary. Not as good as Subway. Plus, you call that a pepper bar?Only four different items, and two of them were pickles.

    My pet peeve is commercials that, when they are over, I don't know what product was being advertised. (This happens more and more frequently as I get older, LOL.)

    MM

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    Mathman, that link was hysterical. Thanks for posting it.

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    All those loud truck and car commercials. You're sitting there listening to Larry King at a conversational level, when they BLAST you across the room!

    I also hate that new Pepto song and dance. Tacky.

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    I think the most obnoxious commercials are the ones that aren't even full length commercials anymore. The tv stations are trying to advertise to people with Tivo (?) and can skip commercials so they put some big obnoxious loud icon in the bottom corner of the screen when the program comes back on.

    I don't know how many times I have been annoyed enough to email ESPN and FX. Once I got irritated enough to email TBS.

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    There are just too many to list and the list is growing.

    I hate-

    All medicinal commercials that ask you to ask your doctor to prescribe a certain drug.

    All the FHP commercials

    Definitely all the commercials to improve your sex life

    Lately all the political commercials. The more I hear these guys, the less I trust them.

    Last year's Bye bye Miss American pie commercial where the guy leaves his girl friend out to listen to his car radio

    Lady in Red Pizza commercial

    Denture commercials

    Crest white strips commercials last year used to make me turn off the TV (not just switch the channel)

    I particularly revolt when I have to sit through 10 minutes of commercials without a break. I don't even care if some of them may actually be good.

    Vash

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessLeppard
    PS My final for my 9th graders last year was for them to create either a commercial or an informercial. One group parodied the drug ads...the list of side effects went on for three minutes. It was hilarious!
    My eighth graders do this each spring as part of a week of propaganda study. It really opens their eyes to how the media totally manipulates them. We especially focus how alcohol is glamourized with athletes/sports cars/sex.

    There has been a lot of discussion on CNN the last few days about how the US has become a drug advertisement nation. Unfortaunately, I find it a really boring topic, so I never listen to what they have to say!

    Many of the commercials listed in this thread I have never seen (thank goodness!), like the toe fungus one.

    I know they were popular, but I simply hated the "Was up?!?" commercials they used to do.

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    Anything that mentions LOW CARBS! I can't stand hearing those two words anymore! :\

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealtorGal
    Anything that mentions LOW CARBS! I can't stand hearing those two words anymore! :\
    TELL ME ABOUT IT!! What's next, Low-Carb Midol??? This is even more out of hand than the big "Oat Bran" craze of the late 80s.....

    Kwanfan -- The "shake your can" commercial is for a new variety (possibly even Low-Carb :sheesh: ) of Coke. And I've had just about enough of that one myself.

    And there's the one with the woman who wants them to make over her car and they end up giving her a new one, it's a takeoff on that show "Pimp My Ride". I don't know WHY that one drives me up the nearest wall, but it does. And it's only been running about a week.

    But the one that really gets me is the one for Tampax with the woman AT A PARTY AT SOMEONE ELSE'S HOUSE GOING INTO SOME OTHER WOMAN'S BATHROOM AND OPENING UP AN ENTIRE BOX OF TAMPONS TO MAKE A ROPE TO GET HERS OUT OF THE BUSHES BECAUSE IT FELL OFF THE WINDOWSILL. I am eagerly awaiting the followup ad which will feature the hostess of the party storming down the stairs screaming, "All right, which one of you b*******s went into my cabinets and wasted a whole box of my tampons????"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyCoop
    TELL ME ABOUT IT!! What's next, Low-Carb Midol??? This is even more out of hand than the big "Oat Bran" craze of the late 80s.....
    Or the FAT FREE craze of the 90s!

    Everywhere I go, it seems that LOW CARBS is a mantra. It's on menus, in magazine ads, commercials--EVERYWHERE! I can't take it anymore!

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    The "Smart Ones" commercials with "The Lady in Red" song. Kristi was featured in some of these. Even though I Kristi, I get really annoyed with that song. I'm so tired of hearing it, I feel like throwing something at the TV or radio every time I hear that song. We were on vacation once in the Pocono Mountains of PA, & the band would play this song every night. I actually wrote an anonymous note requesting that they play something else for a change (the band was pretty good, actually, so I tried to be as complimentary as possible, but enough was enough with this song, night after night). :(
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