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Most Annoying Television Commercials of 2012

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

Then there are the stupid commercials that make you want to scream the first time you hear them. Sometimes they are so bad we can't even 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!

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 of 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!


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.

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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!


Okay. I have never been to 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. They 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 the 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." It's 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 to cook 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, it's 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!


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?


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 let's 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 its 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 nonchalantly, 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.


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.

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 confident 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, it's 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. It's health food. And it tastes like it.
  • Blue Dogfood, and other brands--At the risk of making a lot of animal lovers 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 moms use Swiffer's, and Ann is cool that her mom died because she got the check-in time!

How Do These Compare to Today's Annoying Commercials?

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!


Debby Thomas on August 08, 2020:

...cant stand that EMU and his handler...i mute or channel surf everytime it comes on.

I absolutely LOVE Cheryl's she-shed...i wish they bring it back...with a she-she'r version...Cheryl deserves to be happy!!

Jennifer Evans on February 20, 2020:

There are three I cannot stand. The Liberty one with the emu, Progressive and American Freight. Who wants to buy something after some guy screams the deals? Not me.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on February 17, 2020:

How dare Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsor English cricket ! They can't even speak the 'Queen's English' properly !

jackie on February 16, 2020:

car insurance ads are appallingly stupid. they are not funny or clever.

they have nothing to do with product. is this what marketing has sunk to?

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 20, 2020:

Any commercial relating to modern technology where it's operator happens to be a male, makes him out to be either a 'know it all' egotist or a dull simpleton.

Michael Mangum on January 16, 2020:

That annoying Pelaton exercise commercial seems to be aired 2-3 times every hour on numerous channels! Included at the beginning is a new rendition of an old '60s song, "Ready Or Not. Here I Come", originally done by The Delfonics has been totally wrecked! I cringe and grit my teeth whenever I hear a few bars of this new version of it in this totally inane commercial!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 16, 2020:

SWIMWEAR are treating Women as sex objects !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 15, 2020:

An ad for some insurance company uses the scenario of a 'clueless' driver being exorted by his automobile (in a feminine voice) who to insure with ! As if the car knows a lot more than the driver does !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 06, 2020:

Muck Donalds are touting the chicken nugget as a specialty. Any one who knows how they are made would not eat it, in a fit !

Cross on January 03, 2020:

Peledon makes mepuke.what the hell is that guy singing

When it comes on i click off

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 30, 2019:

That latest ad for candy crush features immature adults on a 'wrecking spree' in a large city. Such a fine example for young people !

B McL on December 27, 2019:

Other stupid & DISGUSTING commercials...

NAVAGE nose cleaner!? WHAT?

Isn't that what Kleenex tissue is for?

I don't care how good it makes a nose feel! It's disgusting, especially when networks show it during meal times!

I don't remember the name of the medication, but it was to treat toenail fungus! The commercial shows disgusting shots of infected toenails. At the end of the commercial, there's this old white haired guy at a beach jumping in the air! Don't go in the water with THOSE disgusting feet old man!

Yet another stupid commercial, is Mucinex & their talking Mucus. The latest is a cute stewardess talking with Mr. Mucus & using her hip, pushes it into the airplane commode and flushes it. Hopefully it'll STAY THERE!

As I see more of these, I'll post it here.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 17, 2019:

MacDonalds are portraying Women as sex objects to promote their insipid burgers.

B McL on December 15, 2019:

I've got a huge list of insulting commercials! Some are Pharma based, some are breakfast cereals, some insurance.

Pharma based...

It's no wonder drug prices are so high. They advertise mostly during prime time. If they stopped, drug prices could drop significantly.

Here's a few commercials that "Grinds my Gears"...

Myrbetriq...No matter where the woman is, there's a bladder w/big stupid eyes (made to look cute) leading her to the bathroom!?

WHY do the writers of these resort to a 'cutified' bladder w/big eyes? Are they trying to appeal to children? Do they produce these stupidass commercials, to appeal to mental midget adults?

Why do these mental moron producers resort to cartoon characters to sell a product?

Peyronies Disease...(OMG!?)

There's one commercial showing "What do I do", while the poor guys are holding a crooked cucumber or other veg that's not straight? hahahaha...

Is this REALLY a disease??? And someone had the gall to create a drug for this? How about the children that see this sort of commercial and google it? What do they see online? Type it in and see the phallic symbols online! How STUPID & IRRESPONSIBLE of some dumbass to produce such a dumb commercial!? I got a 'solution' and it doesn't require a drug...PLAY WITH IT!!!

Liberty Insurance...

I cannot see how 'Doug & an Emu' has ANYTHING to do with auto insurance? Did a rep from this company think that this was FUNNY? I think it's STUPID and I'll go as far as saying that there could be "Animal Cruelty" implications here! The ad that shows the emu attacking his own reflection, shows this, when he lunges toward the glass. Luckily, the glass didn't break! There were people inside as this was happening also! The commercial, in general is downright stupid.


As a kid, I remember Toucan Sam, Tony the Tiger, The Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs bird, etc...

But, talking Mini Wheats? That crosses the line! Cereals don't talk! We EAT them! I don't hear them screaming when I bite down on them! No wonder kids are confused!

These are just a few.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 12, 2019:

Amazon are touting their warehousing and distribution as a 'worker's paradise' !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 11, 2019:

In our town, a person or persons unknown has climbed the K.F.C. sign to shave Colonel Sander's whiskers. He is not very amused !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 09, 2019:

I've seen for the first time some one advertising Male erectile syndrome. They are using a numb stooge that no woman in her right mind would show any interest in !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 26, 2019:

I recall a time when the 'adds' were at best witty, at worst drole. Showing my age , aren't I ?

Pat on November 25, 2019:

The worst by far is the stupid Liberty Mutual with that jerk and the emu. What the hell is wrong with those people that they would run such drivel?

Gadfly from Olde London Towne on November 01, 2019:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 31, 2019:

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.

Helene Houle on October 30, 2019:

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.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 10, 2019:

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 !

Dave on September 09, 2019:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 02, 2019:

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.

Diana on August 31, 2019:

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!!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 15, 2019:

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.

JC on August 02, 2019:

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

mmeo on July 27, 2019:

senior life worst commercial annoying would never use this compAny never

Jack on July 12, 2019:

All Geico and injury lawyer ads get muted in our house

Na me on June 13, 2019:

Alcohol commercials are some of the worst.

Family Commercials on May 13, 2019:

So very true come to think of it.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 13, 2019:

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

Family Commercials on May 12, 2019:

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.

Limpet. on April 01, 2019:

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

Elle on March 31, 2019:

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.

Dan Bloodsworth on March 21, 2019:

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

The worst on February 28, 2019:

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

Victor Doyno on January 28, 2019:

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.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 19, 2019:

It is called 'globalisation' of integrated communities.

Knarf the hermit. on January 17, 2019:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 16, 2019:

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.

Eric S on January 15, 2019:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 31, 2018:

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.

not necessary on December 29, 2018:

i really dont have a problem with the commercials you post

everyone has their own buttons i guess

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 26, 2018:

Telesales. Networks are taking us for fools !

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 23, 2018:

Women making fools of men.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 16, 2018:


William Zitsch on September 03, 2018:

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

My pillow on August 27, 2018:

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

Cal on August 12, 2018:

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

SDG on August 08, 2018:

Wayfair commercial make dog cry.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 08, 2018:

CORRECTION; For brand new world read Brave New World.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on August 08, 2018:

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

Brand new world.

Linda on August 05, 2018:

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.

Limpet. on July 30, 2018:

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

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 28, 2018:

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.

Michael Mangum on July 28, 2018:

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!

Limpet. on July 23, 2018:

Surely the advertising agencies have got to be aware they are just wasting their time with inane exhortation to buy stuff. on July 21, 2018:

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

Limpet on July 20, 2018:

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.

Limpet on July 18, 2018:

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.

none on July 03, 2018:

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

Jedi Fish on July 01, 2018:

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

Billy Maze Here on June 23, 2018:

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!

yvonne on June 06, 2018:

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.

Voice O'Reason on June 04, 2018:

1.Cars for kids commercial

2.Any Geico lizard commercial

3.Progressive commercial with "Flo"

4 Trivaggo xguy commercials

5.Sprint Guy "Paul"

Debbie on May 28, 2018:

What commercial says

“I want to eat you right now”

torontolive on May 17, 2018:

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's almost as if they want to tug your emotions or be as bad as possible in order to get you to react somehow.

Allstate...gieco commercials on May 04, 2018:

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!!

Gadfly on May 02, 2018:

All of them.

Yvonne Dickson on April 30, 2018:

All attorney and insurance commercials stink

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 21, 2018:

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'.

Sharon Steffan on March 20, 2018:

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!

michael 2 on March 15, 2018:

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.

michael on March 15, 2018:

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!

j wolfe on March 10, 2018:

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.

Robb P on March 09, 2018:

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!

Corve Ransom on March 08, 2018:

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.

Lane on February 19, 2018:

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

Matt on February 15, 2018:

TO me the most annoying commerials are

JG Wentworth ads

the most boring are

donate money ads

drug ads

Pat on February 08, 2018:

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..

Acecase on February 05, 2018:

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!

NY Guy on February 05, 2018:

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

SapphireStorm on January 30, 2018:

Excellent~ and so funny!

I am currently annoyed by the 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!

Billy on January 27, 2018:

The General commercials

Malcolm Night on January 20, 2018:

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.

steve on January 17, 2018:

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

steve on January 17, 2018:

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

Morgan on January 11, 2018:

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.

Rick on January 06, 2018:

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

Hacksaw Williams on January 06, 2018:

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.

me on December 14, 2017:

I would like to see flow drive off a cliff and never be seen again on December 03, 2017:

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

Bizbuyer on November 13, 2017:

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.

Flash Gordon on November 07, 2017:

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 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!

The flowwing commericals listed below suck! on November 07, 2017:

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 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!

Diana K Pratt on October 26, 2017:

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.

Dale rice on October 24, 2017:

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

Sarah on October 12, 2017:

Stupid football commercial

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