Most Annoying Television Commercials

Updated on July 15, 2016
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Oh No! Not That Commercial Again!

I beg pardon in advance, if I offend any devoted fans of the following obnoxious commercials. I understand that we all have diverse tastes in entertainment, and that material that makes one person laugh will make another person throw the TV out of the window.

Television commercials are one of those inconveniences in our lives that we have become so accustomed to, we even start liking some of them. I know I do. I have some favorites that make me smile.

Sometimes I smile the for the first 7 million times I see them! Once you start hitting that 7.5 million mark though, even the knee-slappingest commercial can make your ears bleed.

Then there are the stupid commercials that make you want to scream the first time you hear them them. Sometimes they are so bad we can't even make a protest, because our jaws have hit the dirt. These commercials are the most obnoxious, boring, appalling, creepy, or just plain...weird examples of advertising to hit the market.

Every year, it seems like the company big-wigs have sat around and had a contest to see who could create something even worse than the year before. Maybe they get a bigger bonus if their ad makes you shoot yourself!

If you thought last year's commercial's were terrible, join me as I explore some of 2012's most annoying commercials. The bad, the ugly, and the downright scary!

The Hopper

The "Hopp-ah" is some newfangled feature offered by Dish TV. I am not really sure what it does, because the ad is so annoying I leave the room or turn off the television. (That's great for their marketing huh?) All I know is that it has a bunch people shouting out "The Hopper!" from different rooms of the house.

There are a couple of other commercials about the same product, including one where the same people shout out "Dirty Con!" The effect is just as obnoxious, and has actually made me consider changing cable providers. Too bad the competition's ads are just as horrific.

Underlying Message: Families! Don't sit in the same room! You can now yell from any room in the house! Dang! And I thought that technology had been available since the cavemen first had teenagers!

Swiffer

Some of their ads aren't too bad. I don't mind their recent commercials where the woman (haha, its always a woman, isn't it?) declares that she is "Done!" with her household chores sooner than expected, and that she is now going to do something enjoyable.

It IS a little annoying that while she is doing all of this work, in what looks like an already impeccable house, various members of the family are lounging about the house--not helping.

Still though, they are a massive improvement over the last set of commercials where people pretended to be Dust, Mud, Dirt, etc. and fell in "love" with the Swiffer product. Each with its own very corny tagline.

Maybe my imagination is a little too active, but I don't like the thought of my dirt being alive. If those particles of dust and mud are alive, then they are probably spying on me. Since this ad came out, I always stomp on my dirt, mud and dust bunnies before cleaning, just to make sure.

Underlying Message in all Swiffer ads: Mom finally has time to take a bath for the first time in twelve years now that Swiffer is around!

Ikea

Okay. I have never been in an Ikea store. It just isn't my style. And their ads are a little off-putting. I thought the commercials where the husbands and wives "negotiated" over home renovations were pretty bad.

I couldn't see much difference in all the choices they showed. Just looked like different arrangements for the same items. I use that trick all the time to make it look to my husband like I have cleaned house.

Now they have a NEW commercial! This one shows a Mom putting her son, "Leo" in time-out. In the kitchen. (with a tricycle! Wow, we never had time-outs like that when I was growing up!) Little Leo then proceeds to trash the kitchen after Mom disappears.

The underlying message here is: " Don't teach your child to respect things, just buy stuff that will survive the little brat." Its perfectly okay that he kicks all the doors and drawers, rams his trike into things, and harasses the family dog with the water sprayer, because this kitchen is built to withstand toddlers!

Maybe Ikea ought to sell baby cages that match the kitchen décor. Or maybe Mom shouldn't leave Leo in time-out for so long. From the looks of the ad, she vanishes for about two hours. Plenty of time for the little rapscallion to have destroyed even an Ikea kitchen at the rate he was working. I guess she used that time to take the bath that Swiffer earned her!

Totino's "We Are Dyyyyiiiiing"

Here we see what Leo from the above ad is possibly going to be like as a young teen. In this commercial Mom is called on her phone while out doing her errands, and her kids swear they are starving.

This is amazing because they are old enough to be home alone, but can't find a box of Totino's pizza rolls sitting right in front of them. Now, if they aren't bright enough to see the brightly colored box in the otherwise empty freezer...are they really to be trusted cooking these snacks in the microwave?

On a similar note, I really dislike how commercials such as this one, Sunny D, Tyson Chicken, etc. always show Mom out working her ass off, (usually buying more groceries) and all the food being eaten up by neighborhood kids, who never bother to help her carry the bags in from the car. They simply run through the kitchen and ask her to hand her something out of the fridge or grab it off the counters as they run through.

I think we are deep enough in the 21st century to depose the Stepford Mom from her role in commercials. Let's see a real mom telling her kids that if they can't find the pizza rolls, then they aren't hungry enough to eat before dinner.

Skittles--Taste The Rainbow

Taste The Rainbow. I'm never sure what exactly is going on in these commercials. They are a little trippy and always leave me feeling like I've had a dose of Nyquil.

I was doing a pretty good job of ignoring them. Right up until they started airing the one where the woman is swapping spit with the enormous...walrus? I have watched every gross-out horror movie ever made, and never gagged like I did the first time I saw this.

Any commercial that makes me want to lose my lunch is not going to put me in the mood to run out and buy candy. In fact, I get a little queasy just seeing a bag of Skittles. Not that I have anything against walruses, its just that this particular one looks a bit fishy to me. I think he could benefit from one of those outrageous Axe Deodorant commercials!

Underlying Message: Skittles must contain some sort of psychedelic drug that makes you do weird things. If you are a walrus, it may make you kiss strange women. Now we know the real reason Skittles vodka drinks have become so popular at parties!

Sonic

Not all Sonic commercials are annoying. Just the ones with the two guys sitting in the car. Personally I find these dudes a tad creepy. They are always in the car outside of Sonic, which suggests stalker tendencies. Maybe they are setting a new trend in food stalking.

Not only are they creepy, they are losers. These are grown men with nothing better to do than sit in a car and play with their food, while bandying about such topics as " Taste Bros" and "Funky Fresh". Not only does the dialog leave a lot to be desired, it sometimes completely forgets to really promote the product. Therefore, it is hard to pick just one of these ads as the very worst. They are all pretty much equally atrocious.

Underlying Message: Wives, do you really know your husbands? Are they really working late? Or are they parked in a car somewhere with another guy having conversations with tater tots?

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Charmin

The cartoony bears, to me, are both annoying and a little vulgar. I believe that bathroom business belongs in the bathroom, and when I was growing up our parents kept pottying as discreet as possible. We certainly didn't have "inspections" to see if any toilet paper particles had adhered to the skin.

It sounds a bit pervy to me to think that there might be people, not just cartoon bears, lingering outside of the bathroom while their kids are using the toilet, asking them questions about what they are doing and how much they are using.

In fact, most toilet paper commercials are a bit weird. We have one brand where a mom hugs her child because of toilet paper. Others where women are discussing the almost graphic purpose of toilet paper, and of course standing outside of bathroom doors like toilet paper police, making sure no one uses too much.

And lets not forget that one a couple of years ago where the parents packed Scott toilet paper for the daughter as she left for college! Because naturally, her bathroom habits were the top priority as she set off to receive her education. That poor girl was probably glad to get away from the routine inspections.

Underlying Message: Toilet paper is so vital and so valuable that it's use has to be monitored constantly. And it should be strong enough to use as a hammock...which makes me wonder what people are actually doing with this stuff!

Colonial Penn Life Insurance

Lets face it, all insurance commercials are slightly annoying. Colonial Penn ads are, for the majority, just boring. But there is one that really bugs me. It shows two women meeting at a mailbox, and one asks the other how she is holding up since her mother died.

The "grieving" woman says, almost too non-chalantly, that it was hard, but she was okay. Then she takes a letter out of the mailbox and happily exclaims " Wow, that was fast!"

If you aren't watching the television at the time, it sounds like the other woman says this, in response to the daughter being over Mom's demise so quickly. In fact, it is the daughter herself, happy to receive a check from Colonial Penn to cover the funeral expenses. She then goes on to start trying to sell her neighbor on how wonderful the company is.

I'm not sure why this one bothers me...maybe its the carefree way the woman replies, maybe the overall cheesiness of the commercial. Something just isn't right in suburbia.

Underlying Message: As long as there is a check involved, its all good.

McDonald's

I'm not ashamed to admit it. I love McDonalds. In fact, it is one of my favorite fast food spots. I liked it a lot MORE when it was red and yellow and had all the fun characters. Now that McDonald's is trying to be a chic coffee house, it is a little bit boring. I don't like coffee, I like coke, fries, and chicken sandwiches. Oh, and the Hamburglar. I miss that guy!

That being said, the commercials for the McDonald's dollar menu are particularly irritating. And sometimes a little sexist. "Wow, I'm smart enough to order a cheap hamburger, therefore, it is perfectly okay for me to lie to this woman."

Underlying Message: If you are smart enough to order the cheapest thing on the menu, you might be able to convince a woman that you speak French. For about...ten seconds.

Cars.com

Yet another disturbing commercial. This time potential car buyers have wee heads that pop out of their other body parts, like something from Men In Black. Then they sing. What is even scarier? No one seems to notice the alien-like protrusions. The salespeople are just so happy to be making a sale.

Whereas all of these are pretty appalling, the one with the woman is the worst. A little version of her face pops out of her bouffant hairdo and starts singing a really bad pop song about how confidant she is. Is it even legal to sell a car to a two headed driver? Does the miniature head have to have a license too?

Underlying Message: You have a singing second head? Whatever. Hey, as long as there is a check involved, its all good.

Honorable Mentions

Even though insurance, drug, and car commercials are all highly annoying, I did notice that more and more, it is food advertisements that really suck .

Here are some that the world could do without:

  • Beggin' Strips--I love you, I love bacon, I love you. I love bacon. I hate this dog.
  • Progresso Soup--Canned humor.
  • Hershey's Air Delights--Oh look. A candy bar that tastes just like last year's leftover Halloween chocolates! We are supposed to be so thrilled they pumped our chocolate full of air!
  • Real California Dairy--What can I say? The cow is just...silly.
  • Activia--Some people eat yogurt because they like the taste. Yet now, buying yogurt is almost the same as buying Ex-lax. Embarrassing. " Oh! Look who's irregular today!"
  • Fiber One--All of them. Its health food. And it tastes like it.
  • Blue Dogfood, and other brands--At the risk of making a lot of animal lover's angry, I am going to point out a logical fact. Dogs really don't care how many organic fruits and anti-oxidants are in their chow. That is for the owner's benefit. Want to make the dog happy? Make the kibbles taste like anything disgusting.

A few more random gag-worthy commercials:

  • La-Z-Boy--commercial with Brook Shields. " Shuuuut uuup?"
  • Little Caesars--Woo, Dachsund.
  • Subway-Little Kid voices
  • Geico Pig--WHEEEEE! I thought this one had vanished. Every time it plays, I want to call Jimmy Dean and tell them where they can find their next sausage.
  • Travel Ads--I know a lot of people who struggle to buy groceries some weeks. But I sure am glad that the person on the commercial was able to take two or three vacations thanks to cheap hotel rates!
  • Vonage--We aaalll bundle. Okay, I get this was meant to be creepy, Mission accomplished. Back to Stepford...where we all use the same phone plan, all the Mom's use Swiffer's, and Ann is cool that her mom died because she got the check in time!

Final Thoughts

Commercials play an important role in society, and even though they are irksome at times, they still sell products. Just not to me! I know I have overlooked several potential winners, such as commercials for prescription medications, dating sites, house-hold cleaners, automobile ads, restaurants, and technology.

I'm sure you all have your personal best of the worst list as well. Please feel free to add, subtract, flame and applaud the choices presented here, and tell me your least favorite commercials. Maybe if we all raise up in protest and agree on at least one commercial, we can send it to Davy Jone's locker forever!

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      Gadfly 

      12 days ago from Olde London Towne

      Does it really have any bearing on the product because of where the produce is sourced ?

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      13 days ago from London England

      Kentucky Fried chicken tout their produce here in London as 100% British. Whilst the Republic of Ireland (where some is derived) is not part of Britain, it is still regarded geographicly as the 'British Isles' rendering K.F.C's claim misleading.

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      Helene Houle 

      2 weeks ago

      My least favorite TV commercial is National Floors Direct. Very suggestive fake smile accompanied by the saying « Time to make your floors great again «  sounds too annoyingly alike the all too familiar presidential campaign slogan.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 months ago from London England

      Why is it whenever a new gaming device or computer app comes out ? They need to focus on a 'clueless' stooge to have it explained to by some genius and after much 'hi jinx' all concerned are elated about it !

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      Dave 

      2 months ago

      My most annoying commercial are the ones with the band singing about free credit report.com

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 months ago from London England

      It has me baffled there are so many channels running practically non stop tele sales commercials continuously. So I switch them off. These companies are treating the viewing public as fools for such repetitiveness.

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      Diana 

      2 months ago

      I can tolerate commercials, but if I am watching something I am able to, I always ff through them....some commercials that annoy the hell out of me is 1) ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING with "Flo"...enough of her already!

      2) ALL the commercials on OWN

      3) I DO want to THROW something at my TV any time one of the HARIBO commercials come on.....grown people talking like a bunch of silly sounding kids, is so NOT entertaining.

      4) The Ostrich! At first it MIGHT have given a (tiny) chuckle, but it has become nothing BUT annoying!!! I am sure I just cant think of them all right now, most folks have already said the ones that irritate me (AND I agree with the poster about Progressive, I have never nor will I ever call them for ANY quote...all because of Flo! I think ALL Progressive commercials are my all time number one WORST and MOST ANNOYING!!

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      3 months ago from London England

      The Advertising Standards Authority has banned from airing two commercials that portray Women as sedentary or in domestic roles whilst males are adventurous or heroic.

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      JC 

      3 months ago

      Liberty Mutual is courting the 65-85 IQ range. Can you even get a license with an IQ of 65?

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      mmeo 

      3 months ago

      senior life worst commercial annoying would never use this compAny never

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      Jack 

      4 months ago

      All Geico and injury lawyer ads get muted in our house

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      Na me 

      5 months ago

      Alcohol commercials are some of the worst.

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      Family Commercials 

      6 months ago

      So very true come to think of it.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      6 months ago from London England

      Have you noticed how clumsy and sloppy those family oriented commercials are portrayed ?

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      Family Commercials 

      6 months ago

      Sick and tired of seeing so many family commercials on TV as it is, especially when there are so many of us single people nowadays that aren't even married with a family at all to begin with. That really adds insult to injury for many of us that never wanted to be single in the first place since they really do cater to families a lot more than us single people which is very unfair.

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      Limpet. 

      7 months ago

      Those telesales channels on T.V. taking people for granted and as well the products advertised, mere gimmicks !

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      Elle 

      7 months ago

      The "Wow" song by Zara Larsson in the new Citi Enchantment ad - the ad itself is good, but I'm so sick of non-talent, repetitive songs like this. Also the one that leads into a vacation ad (Sandals?) saying "My generation...", sounding like she's mad at someone, I think she's singing something about good times. It's not good times hearing it. And it's also not a song - I have to listen to the "oldies" station to find a real song these days.

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      Dan Bloodsworth 

      7 months ago

      The "My Pillow" Commercial. I can't change the channel fast enough!

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      The worst 

      8 months ago

      Progressive insurance , Flo,her sister (supposedly). Id never let my sister in my house holding a lap top and wearing her work clothes

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      Victor Doyno 

      9 months ago

      The vaping commercial that has the puppets. “Vaping is safer than *boat horn”. I literally run to change the channel when I hear it. And the new one with the bears that say “hyeeeee, and byeeeee, over and over again.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      9 months ago from London England

      It is called 'globalisation' of integrated communities.

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      Knarf the hermit. 

      10 months ago

      I like it McDonalds are refused planning application fot a new outlet.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      10 months ago from London England

      It seems the car manufacturers are in league with the mainstream press to name the colour, make and type any time their vehicle involved in a collision, crime scene or owned by some celebrity (even giving the car's cash value). This is totaly irrelevant to the news item.

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      Eric S 

      10 months ago

      Omg i can't stop laughing about the mother shopping for all the neighborhood kids

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      10 months ago from London England

      Some countries where the Governments have a dedicated television channel, they don't advertise because they are budgeted from other sources, for example; a television licence or funding from the Arts council. I vividly recall when television first arrived on the scene the commercial channels had four station breaks an hour and the 'adds' were just as entertaining as the programms. Now they even have the weather reports sponsored by some airline and sporting events festooned with corporate logo's.

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      not necessary 

      10 months ago

      i really dont have a problem with the commercials you post

      everyone has their own buttons i guess

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      12 months ago from London England

      Telesales. Networks are taking us for fools !

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      12 months ago from London England

      Women making fools of men.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      13 months ago from London England

      ALL OF THEM !

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      William Zitsch 

      14 months ago

      “That’s not my Buick, how could that not be the most annoying commercial?

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      My pillow 

      14 months ago

      The most annoying, I change the station when it comes on

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      Cal 

      15 months ago

      The new Shoppers Drug Mart commercial Bold has the ugliest people in the world with the worst makeup combinations ever.

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      SDG 

      15 months ago

      Wayfair commercial make dog cry.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      15 months ago from London England

      CORRECTION; For brand new world read Brave New World.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      15 months ago from London England

      Aldous Huxley wrote about this mindless drivel (propaganda) in his novel

      Brand new world.

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      Linda 

      15 months ago

      Sad to say I refuse to even call Progressive for a quote because of their commercials. Those commercials are so idiotic and so frequent; it gives me a very bad opinion of a company that would deliberately try to annoy potential customers into remembering them. I am so annoyed by them that I remember that!

      Seriously dislike Mike & My Pillow for the insane number of times in any given day that I have to see and hear from him. Won't ever buy his pillows either.

      I have decided not to reward companies that constantly invade my time to relax with tension building annoyance.

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      Limpet. 

      15 months ago

      Lets boycott their products. That will show them to be more original !

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      15 months ago from London England

      Seen today on T.V. At a party a man is offered nuts in a bowl, accepts and then feeds some nuts to a (wait for it) baby elephant in the living room. Elated by the taste of the nuts it then proceeds on a rampage.

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      Michael Mangum 

      15 months ago

      There is a commercial called Final Burial Insurance that shows up on ME TV after 1am every evening(or morning). They play it multiple times an hour per episode until daylight on this station. It begins by asking if you are between the ages of 50-80, then listen to their message. And in particularly bright colors, you are served a picture of a funeral tent located at a burial site with a casket draped with funeral flowers. Particularly annoying to me, because my wife is bedridden and under the care of hospice at home and this is her favorite station to watch because of the classic tv shows. She sleeps during most of the day so she is usually wide awake during the night and after midnight when this commercial is shown so excessively and she is physically unable to change the station when it comes on. If I am in another room, I dash into the bedroom and change the channel until it is over when I hear it begin to start. On average, it is played 2-3 times per hour from 1-6am every night on this station! Ghoulishly annoying, deliberate and downright insensitive!

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      Limpet. 

      15 months ago

      Surely the advertising agencies have got to be aware they are just wasting their time with inane exhortation to buy stuff.

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      dumb@dumb.com 

      16 months ago

      the commercials are dumber, because people are getting dumber and dumber. you play to you ahh D enc. golly

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      Limpet 

      16 months ago

      Here in 'merrie olde England the sponsors it seems don't even recruit

      talent who fit the part for whatever they are advertising. Dim wit male actors / extra's who appear vague and clueless, children acting precoscious and women constantly putting males in their place. Not exactly the real world.

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      Limpet 

      16 months ago

      Here in 'merrie olde England', when you own a television set a viewer

      licence is required (discounted for the elderly). This is to cover the cost of running the British Broadcasting Commission so consequently we don't get annoying adverts watching their network.

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      none 

      16 months ago

      I hate commericals too and they have their annoyances but you have problems man. Taking too much time to do this shit.

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      Jedi Fish 

      16 months ago

      1) I find the Peloton commercials annoying. They're always plugging the NY studio. Give it up for NY's best instructors? People don't need NY instructors to get a good workout.

      2) Liberty Mutual

      3) GEICO - What is with the old guy with white hair?

      4) Progressive with Flo

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      Billy Maze Here 

      16 months ago

      If I hear, (I...HAD...The time of my life...and I do it all again (do it all again)) Sandals comercial one more time I'm gonna shoot myself in the face!

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      yvonne 

      17 months ago

      AAA Insurance commercials over and over again no change.

      The one I hate has a young couple and she said "when you're trying to raise a family" she has a voice that makes you want to run screaming out of the room.

      AAA drop her.

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      Voice O'Reason 

      17 months ago

      1.Cars for kids commercial

      2.Any Geico lizard commercial

      3.Progressive commercial with "Flo"

      4 Trivaggo xguy commercials

      5.Sprint Guy "Paul"

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      Debbie 

      17 months ago

      What commercial says

      “I want to eat you right now”

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      torontolive 

      18 months ago

      There are so many. One which I feel is hypocritical is the Slim Fast commercials where random fit people who've never been fat are shaking their buns, thighs and abs in front of the camera with a Slim Fast product in their hands. Why don't they use the people from the 600-pound life show and have these people who weigh 600 pounds shake their buns, thighs and bellies while holding a SlimFast product and I don't know; show them a year later so we can see their success?

      Almost every ad now seems to be targeted to an adult with a 9th grade level of intellectual functioning and maybe a 7th grade emotional level because these ads use anything - especially the ones that use bells, buzzers, cell phones vibrating/ringing - anything to get you to look up and at the TV. And I really think the worst of the lot - the insurance ads, the soul-sucking drug ads, and I've also about had it with the shuddering animals neglect ads as well...it's almost as if they want to tug your emotions or be as bad as possible in order to get you to react somehow.

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      Allstate...gieco commercials 

      18 months ago

      Someone actually gets paid to come up wilth the most annoying and obnoxious commercials!! Thank goodness for the mutee button! Hey Allstate..... gieco....y'all suck beyond words! I will never purchase your insurance!!

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      Gadfly 

      18 months ago

      All of them.

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      Yvonne Dickson 

      18 months ago

      All attorney and insurance commercials stink

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      20 months ago from London England

      I don't like the rash of T.V. adverts featuring Hollywood actor Robert de Niro flogging insurance. No reflection on the man himself but the company's hard sell, sounds far too 'maffiosi'.

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      Sharon Steffan 

      20 months ago

      The inspired closets commercial is like nails on a chalk board!!!! I have written the company and Hulu who airs it and begged them to take it off!

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      michael 2 

      20 months ago

      A fine example is the anti smoking ads that show second hand smoke not dissipating and viciously, purposely attacking a baby or child. Straight to their faces! Reminds me of a Star Trek episode of a cloud monster that kills.

      It's pure propaganda! Then how is it I survived through the 50's, 60's and 70's with good lungs (I never smoked). Also, I am a career auto mechanic that's exposed to far worse than cigarette smoke.

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      michael 

      20 months ago

      No mention of the e Trade ads! Their message: if you are not rich, you are a putz!(or stupid). Or, if you are missing out on the high life, it's because you didn't make WAY TOO MUCH money!

      I personally find this attitude very insulting to the vast majority of us that "struggle" to survive, under 100k/year!

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      j wolfe 

      20 months ago

      commercials that are so annoying is based on if i will purchase the product. the pizza commercial were the tree falls on the car, or the peter pan kid that is rude and disrespectful is an insurance commercial, that do not get my dollars.

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      Robb P 

      20 months ago

      Insurance ads are so stupid it makes me feel stupid to have insurance. I dropped Allstate and later Farmers because I didn't want to be a part of the target demograph (morons) and am now with a company that doesn't advertise.

      Same goes for fast food. Thank you idiotic marketing fools, your zeal for attracting dolts has driven me to a healthy diet of home cooked food. When I do venture out for a burger or burrito, I hit one of the thousands of family owned, one off places. By the way, to anyone who is considering trying some small place burger joint, get the house themed burger.

      I also won't be badda booking any vacations, I can always find online a bed and breakfast near any ski resort I want to explore. And, since I'm not fond of being felt up by some jerk who thinks my keys are weapons, I drive my 1999 used Camery (bought through private sale) and bring my dogs along.

      Speaking of dogs, I have dumb ads to thank for inspiring me to cook for my best friends, and they get real cheese for rewards and treats.

      Dumd ads even drove me to drop cable without considering any other sevice. I bought one of those long range antennas for less than one months rate and have just a hand full of steaming channels, that I actuaĺly wanted!

      I could go on

      Writing this has given me a new appreciation though. Marketing seems to be directed at fools, and therefor steers me away from foolish things. I am healthier, wealthier and happier for it.

      Thank you moronic marketers, thank you!

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      Corve Ransom 

      20 months ago

      Kyleena commecial is so annoying! It presents females is a negative light. The idiotic faces the females make are suggesting females are that stupid that they forget their pills. The man at the end of the commercial is looking at the female as if to say “ yeah, I’d tap that”. I actually turn to another channel when this commercial come on.

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      Lane 

      21 months ago

      Wow I had forgotten about the beggin strips commercial and how much I hated it

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      Matt 

      21 months ago

      TO me the most annoying commerials are

      JG Wentworth ads

      the most boring are

      donate money ads

      drug ads

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      Pat 

      21 months ago

      The eczema add, saying its okay, if okay why do you keep putting on the add at least 15 times a day! The other is bleeding gums tooth ad, always comes on during lunch time before I can hit mute in No Calif. They should check times zones so repulsive ads don't come on during meal times..

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      Acecase 

      21 months ago

      LIBERTY MUTUAL......Where do they come up with all the money running commercials every 30 minutes? Um......

      They get the lowest bidder to fix your auto, and they don't have the bests rates. And what does the Statue Of Liberty have to do with anything?

      Avoid at all cost, coming from personal experience!

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      NY Guy 

      21 months ago

      If I have to hear the Kars4Kids jingle again, I’m going to jump. We get it; you’ll take anything from “Kars” to used napkins as a donation for tax write-off. STOP SINGING ABOUT IT

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      SapphireStorm 

      21 months ago

      Excellent~ and so funny!

      I am currently annoyed by the match.com commercials on Hulu. The ones with Courtney (the cutsie, hey now girl, into cultural diversity and go and find her!), and Brian and whoever where Brian seems like a grifter and the woman is oblivious. Why can't these companies get it right!

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      Billy 

      21 months ago

      The General commercials

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      Malcolm Night 

      22 months ago

      You're doing Gods work here sister. Keep it up and keep on putting these awful advertisements in their place where they belong. The garbage.

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      steve 

      22 months ago

      do any of you really think that their animal has a soul as stated in the blue diamond dog food commercial have we really sunk that low trying to sell a product. May God forgive us

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      steve 

      22 months ago

      Kentucky fried chicken has sunk to a new low with their spokesmen. they are horrible. Sonic has shown they cannot come up with anything original they just keep beating a dead horse with those two guys in the car. both the Sonic and Kentucky fried have given me strength to pass by their places and spend my money elsewhere

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      Morgan 

      22 months ago

      I actually rather...gasp...enjoy the Charmin bears. What? I think they're cute and hysterical, maybe in an ironic way. Please don't kill me. :P

      The worst has GOT to be that ad for the TBS sitcom "The Detour." You know.... "It's fun being weird, it's fun being weird...." That really and truly kept me up at night when it got stuck in my head. And that talking box from Progressive is ten times worse than Flo will ever be. Finally...don't forget puppy monkey baby.

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      Rick 

      22 months ago

      I love the hopper commercial. I have relatives in Boston and it's just like them and my family. You don't need to be in the same room to talk. And the hopper is a place where you can access tv shows recorded all over the house.

      It's a funny commercial

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      Hacksaw Williams 

      22 months ago

      The most used button on our remote is the mute button. It is a contest between me and my wife who can mute Jack In The Box screaming woman commercial the fastest. The van crashing into stores is pathetic at best. Because of that commercial, we don't go to Jacks.

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      me 

      23 months ago

      I would like to see flow drive off a cliff and never be seen again

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      ericclorentzen@yahoo.com 

      23 months ago

      The car ads that shame a neighbor for not being able to buy a car for christmas

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      Bizbuyer 

      24 months ago

      I have rented on average around 20 times a year over the past 30 years. National was one of my choices when price and convenience reigned. Since the beginning of the current obnoxious TV ads I have stopped completely booking them and will so until the stupidity ends.

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      Flash Gordon 

      2 years ago

      Always hated that MyPillow commerical that drives me insane! The phony new day usa commerical where they are showing a picture of themselves. Fox news shows this commerical three times within the same hour! Would also have to say the Sonic commerical where the two gay guys always sitting in the car. The tyjyoung.net commerical where the blad headed guy is talking. The old Empire Commerical is still on after all these years 588-2300-EMPIRE! Another thing I have notice some of these networks will show the same old again every year around the same time. It never ends! But the worst commerical out of all of them is the MyPillow commerical is on my top ten list!

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      The flowwing commericals listed below suck! 

      2 years ago

      Always hated that MyPillow commerical that drives me insane! The phony new day usa commerical where they are showing a picture of themselves. Fox news shows this commerical three times within the same hour! Would also have to say the Sonic commerical where the two gay guys always sitting in the car. The tyjyoung.net commerical where the blad headed guy is talking. The old Empire Commerical is still on after all these years 588-2300-EMPIRE! Another thing I have notice some of these networks will show the same old again every year around the same time. It never ends! But the worst commerical out of all of them is the MyPillow commerical is on my top ten list!

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      Diana K Pratt 

      2 years ago

      AAA auto insurance has a person so annoying that I have to mute the ad. PLEASE cut the whiny woman who is "....trying to raise a family...." You either are or you are not raising a family! She makes my blood boil.

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      Dale rice 

      2 years ago

      Little Ceasers #1 dad ad is worst I've seen showing kids to disrespect parents

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      Sarah 

      2 years ago

      Stupid football commercial

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      Karen Locke 

      2 years ago

      One of the many annoying commercials is Kentucky Fried Chicken. The ones years ago were satisfactory and respectful but after the old Kentucky Fried Chicken Grandpa this new one and the whole presentation is so disgusting and ridiculous I don't see how anyone would be encouraged to buy the product if they had never tried it!

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      Tera vargas 

      2 years ago

      The Trisquit commercial with the LOUD and obnoxious voice reading "some non gmo" word?. All around annoying commercial, not to mention I personally think trisquit s are disgusting. That woman annoys me big time!. If I see it once more, I will scream.!

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      Elizabeth Smith 

      2 years ago

      I hate that woman who wants "to run with the bulls". I thought she WAS the bull. But I like the other "running with the bulls" who turn out to be BULL DOGS

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      Theresa Wildt 

      2 years ago

      I can't stand the Taltz commercial !!! The one where the Mother is lying on the beach and the little boy is lying on top of her butt. It just don't look right !!! What 10 yr. old lays on top of his Mother like that ? ( assuming she's the mother and he's the son ) It's just annoying and stupid !!!

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      John Brian 

      2 years ago

      Personally the carvana ads are insulting and are very misleading as if all the thousands of dealership employees are criminals out to get the consumer imagine employing the same tactics to let's say lawyers bus drivers and bank employees we could insult I wonder if they would be happy to be insulted as to their integrity.

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      Loeb Nastacki 

      2 years ago

      Bit outdated, your list, but still true. However, notice that you're RECALLING these exact commercials, and all of these companies are still in business (2017) and actually doing well. Seems to me, the advertisers are doing exactly what they need to do.

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      Chuck Harris 

      2 years ago

      I have not seen one thats normal in 5 yrs..and now the go gurt..omg..someone please help these stupid writers..they suck

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      Pauline silker 

      2 years ago

      Worst annoying adds at the moment - Nat west bank adds they are bloody awful.

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      Chris 

      2 years ago

      One addendum to add to the previous opinion is the lady moaning "we all want to have earth shattering ORGASMS". This commercial is so offensive and run during the time when children are watching and its almost beyond comment. And all the Tooth hygiene commercials with all the absolutely fake teeth that are so white they can be seen from space while they complain how there embarrassed how yellow their teeth are. Theres not one real tooth in their mouth.

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      Chris 

      2 years ago

      Hands down the most annoying commercials are the MY PILLOW and Skittles ads. The most annoying of all advertising gimmicks is the CLAPPING in all the ads now. It actually angers me when I hear it and I will make a mental note to never look at or buy any product that has clapping in its commercials. Drop the microphone. Its over.

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      Steven oliander 

      2 years ago

      Some of those were really good but I find a lot of them very biased. Come on who doesn't love that pig

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      Danley Wolfe 

      2 years ago

      Liberty Mutual commercials usually show the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor in the background. So whaddya doin' sellin' just to New Yorkers/New Jerseyites. The rest of country doesn't appreciate in your face advertising. It is disgusting.

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      Danley Wolfe 

      2 years ago

      Liberty Mutual insurance " in your face" car insurance. It is totally un-believable. Insulting. "whattyya spose to do, drive three quatters of a car." Liberty Mutual basic insurance rates are not competitive and the claim to provide greater coverage, i.e. full replacement cost including depreciation. I have gotten quotes four times and ended up with Allstate. Don't believe Liberty Mutual baloney.

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      The Geico Ghekko wore out it's novelty the 2nd time it ran, with the stand-up lizard, with 

      2 years ago

      an Aussie accent. Puke, puke

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      MJNegley@shaw.ca 

      2 years ago

      Hate the Belair commercials! The guy in the metal suit drives me crazy!!!! Get another ad....

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      John smith 

      2 years ago

      Stupid national car rental commercial

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      2 years ago from London England

      All of them are simply distractions at best,

      manipulation at worst.

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      roscsims 

      2 years ago

      Any list that doesn't contain all Liberty Mutual Insurance commercials isn't worth spit!

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      Shadow2156 

      2 years ago

      The laugh that the fleeing Charmin bear made was just plain disturbing.

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