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Really hate the At&T Commercial!

Started 1311622277.533 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1311706762.61 by ratdog111

The one with the At&T guy at Career day at school.

The little girl is so OBNOXIOUS! "my mom says ....."

Too bad mom didn't teach you any manners!

Ranks right up there with the annoying kid with the freaky hair in the Toyota commercials.

Why do advertisers think annoying children are a good way to sell a product?

(I have Cox cable, Verizon Wireless and a Ford!)

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JustJazzmom1311624615.86327643 PostsRegistered 11/12/2007My garden, of course!!

Because, you remember the product!! Which you did!

☼The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. GBShaw☼

madcity4111311626051.1474554 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
On 7/25/2011 JustJazzmom said:

Because, you remember the product!! Which you did!

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

insomniac1311626801.6077391 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I also despise that ad. But I think the kids are realistic. (The line-up of people waiting to speak is not!)

insomniac

ratdog1111311627408.9714924 PostsRegistered 10/27/2008
On 7/25/2011 madcity411 said:
On 7/25/2011 JustJazzmom said:

Because, you remember the product!! Which you did!

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

But I buy from their competition!

Clover291311628420.13710362 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

AT&T used to have the best ad ever, with that little girl who put her toy monkey in Dad's briefcase when he went on a business trip. I'm not the sort who loves any and all kids, but that little girl was absolutely adorable.

Actually, it ties for first place with the Verizon one where the pony was eating the dog kennel. "Does it bite?" "Oh yeah".

Witchy Wom­an1311630641.9772666 PostsRegistered 12/17/2005

There are SO MANY obnoxious commericials I can hardly stand to have the TV on a station that plays any commercials anymore....

Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky, I hate them all with a few exceptions...

Bajamama1311632784.261218 PostsRegistered 7/5/2006

The one where the baby boy is P'ing like a firehose drives me insane-I think it's huggies?

The AT&T one is annoying too-I agree!

Every day for us something new, open mind for a different view –and nothing else matters….~Metallica~

occasional­ rain1311633216.67716778 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

The new Lipton one with the transparent woman filled with tea leaves is a big miss. It is truly stupid. The worst part is realizing what the ad agency got paid to produce such a non-winner.

dubll20111311646387.962094 PostsRegistered 2/1/2005

I've always gotten a big kick from the Capitol One commercials with the barbarians.

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occasional­ rain1311648372.97316778 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007
On 7/25/2011 dubll2011 said:

I've always gotten a big kick from the Capitol One commercials with the barbarians.

I like the Barbarians, they seem like fun.

Dislike the animated pop tart ones with those oversized heads and eyes. Creepy.

baby burns1311656215.348793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

i never thought the barbarinas. would last this long, they just keep getting better. cudo's to the firm that does the ads. so many dumb ones on now, insults your intelligance.

SarahW1311659013.83316139 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I hate the DirectTV ads. "That's the troof, troof." What the h3ll does that mean?? Makes me glad I have cable.

BeanCounte­r171311677722.0075128 PostsRegistered 8/21/2006Virginia

Don't know who this ad is for but it irks me. Woman wants to lodge a complaint and gets "Peggy". Asks for supervisor and phone gets handed around the room and ends up with Peggy again. Not only that but it's on nonstop on one particular channel.

speedyindi­sguise1311678310.7138733 PostsRegistered 3/30/2009Atlanta, GA
On 7/26/2011 BeanCounter17 said:

Don't know who this ad is for but it irks me. Woman wants to lodge a complaint and gets "Peggy". Asks for supervisor and phone gets handed around the room and ends up with Peggy again. Not only that but it's on nonstop on one particular channel.

That's Discover card trying to show how the competition handles their card customer service. It is getting old -- now you've got Peggy and puts the caller on hold for ever, the retraining puppet, the one you describe... It's too much and not funny over and over IMO.

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RedHeadedW­ench1311689618.3539086 PostsRegistered 10/1/2006
Sign me up for being an old cranky woman LOL.....but some of the commercials shown laely, are just plain annoying or stupid. The Poptart ads are terrible.

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phillysher1311690176.625258 PostsRegistered 5/15/2006
On 7/25/2011 ratdog215 said:
On 7/25/2011 madcity411 said:
On 7/25/2011 JustJazzmom said:

Because, you remember the product!! Which you did!

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

But I buy from their competition!

Exactly what I was thinking. Just like Burger King's ads were a huge turn off for me. I can't tell you when the last time was that I had Burger King. LOL

eta: sp

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brii1311690596.31722553 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

I DVR so many shows to watch at a later time, I skip right through all the commercials.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Bajamama1311690881.4771218 PostsRegistered 7/5/2006

I just saw the Jello pudding face commercial early this morning. Extremely creepy!

Phillysher-that burger king face creeped me out every time! I haven't had burger king in probably 15-20 years! Yuck.

Every day for us something new, open mind for a different view –and nothing else matters….~Metallica~

pupcakes1311692251.9621295 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

Too many bad ones, but I hate KY the worst. The best in IMO is the teen chasing the bus to return a handbag. Then the cop offers him a donut. Love it!

Life is like a snowstorm...you'll meet a lot of flakes.

ratdog1111311692608.9614924 PostsRegistered 10/27/2008
On 7/25/2011 occasional rain said:
On 7/25/2011 dubll2011 said:

I've always gotten a big kick from the Capitol One commercials with the barbarians.

I like the Barbarians, they seem like fun.

Dislike the animated pop tart ones with those oversized heads and eyes. Creepy.

Aww! Those are cute! When my son got a pop tart out of the cupboard i asked why he wasn't dancing like the kid in the commercial!

So, to amuse me ... he danced! I love my kids!

Clover291311693067.4410362 PostsRegistered 1/19/2008

The ads I don't like are the poor quality, very local ones. Where the owner of the business is the main character (and is a very bad actor/public speaker). It turns me right off when they have "real people" rather than actors. I hate all car dealership commercials, anything for carpets, and local optical services that have similar music to the Cialis ads.

TennTriath­lete1311695842.5231518 PostsRegistered 12/7/2009Tennessee

The one that makes me want to shoot my TV lately is for Pennzoil. They use the word (well it isn't really a word) "funner." Isn't the English language going downhill fast enough? They aired this constantly during the Tour de France coverage.

And I'm a big Roger Penske fan but this really drives me nuts.

When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.
(--Steve McQueen, LeMans)

The #1 rule of triathlon: if your relationship is still working, you're not training hard enough.

SarahW1311695857.84316139 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 7/26/2011 Cinn29 said:

The ads I don't like are the poor quality, very local ones. Where the owner of the business is the main character (and is a very bad actor/public speaker). It turns me right off when they have "real people" rather than actors. I hate all car dealership commercials, anything for carpets, and local optical services that have similar music to the Cialis ads.

OMG, am I sick of hearing about erectile disfunction. GOOD LORD. {#emotions_dlg.scared}

Cranberries1311696309.25310613 PostsRegistered 4/14/2009

That's true, I do tend to remember commercials when they use really annoying kids. It reminds me to change the channel when it's on! But I also dislike certain commercials with adults too. Ones that make the Husband's look like morons and as if the wife is the only smart one in the room.

There is also that one for the macaroni with the little kid and he's saying how Mom is mad that Dad brought home a client unannounced and that Dad will be in the doghouse. Again, another one that paints the Husband to be the bad guy or the stupid one. ETA: But my main thing is I find that kid beyond annoying. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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demitra1311702230.3771518 PostsRegistered 9/6/2006

What about the new one for Super Glue that holds a couple of metal pieces together for BUNGEE JUMPING????? Can you say "lawsuit" and kids trying this? GRRRR

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