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@Pook wrote:

The Cottonelle commercials are bizare and ridiculous.  What can you expect though, the toilet paper is one of the worst ever.  It's rough and the rolls are not as wide as most either.  That woman with the accent just grates on my nerves and nothing usually bothers me!  I can't imagine those commercials would encourage anyone to purchase that stuff!!


I hate this commercial? Go commando  you're so clean. Argh!!!! Too many visual images are conjured up.

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@Vivian Florimond wrote:

I agree that all the ads mentioned here are absolutely awful. To me, though, the ads for prescription drugs are all terrible. Just listening to those side effects is reason enough to keep discussion of these medications in doctors'offices and pharmacies. As far as I know, only one other country allows these kinds of ads. I really wish they would stop. Drumming up demand via ads for potentially dangerous drugs is the height of irresponsibility.


YES. Why would ANYONE want to risk taking those drugs. The cure sounds worse than the ailment, especially when they say, "and in some cases....death."

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@QueenDanceALot wrote:

The constipated opioid guy.


And he is on ALL the time, and is STILL constipated!!!

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@Stormygirl wrote:

All of the ones mentioned and so many more. I really hate the commercial about investing with the guy sewing vests...followed by the guy talking about "retiring" and tire this and that. REALLY? LOL Anyway would be much easier to name one of the very few clever commercials that have given me a smile. LOL. I like the one for Southwest Airlines featuring the guy who spots who he thinks is a gorgeous blonde sitting on the couch. As he passes by other potential women dates he then finds out the couch blonde is a dog. And then the embarrassment begins HAAAAAAAAAAA! Love it


I enjoy the dog water ballet on that insurance commercial.

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@RainCityWoman wrote:

@Pook wrote:

The Cottonelle commercials are bizare and ridiculous.  What can you expect though, the toilet paper is one of the worst ever.  It's rough and the rolls are not as wide as most either.  That woman with the accent just grates on my nerves and nothing usually bothers me!  I can't imagine those commercials would encourage anyone to purchase that stuff!!


I hate this commercial? Go commando  you're so clean. Argh!!!! Too many visual images are conjured up.


@RainCityWoman

 

The weirdest part is that bears don't wear pants anyway.



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@RainCityWoman wrote:

@QueenDanceALot wrote:

The constipated opioid guy.


And he is on ALL the time, and is STILL constipated!!!


@RainCityWoman

 

Perhaps he should start dating the colon girl from the IBS with diarrhea commercial.  Seems like they would even each other out.

 

Image result for ibs with diarrhea medication commercial

 

 



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@CelticCrafter wrote:

@elruth wrote:

I dislike the one with the woman who has no eyebrows saying in a throaty supposedly seductive voice. " It's Pretzels, baby! " Totally ridiculous.


@elruth That is one creepy lady!


@CelticCrafter and @elruth -

This 'creepy lady' (Laura Wernette) had been selected from hundreds of people ... yes, hundreds of people auditioning for the spot.

(from the AgencySpy)

The pretzel company, Snyder's of Hanover  selected the ad agency: 'Barton F. Graf launched a new campaign for Snyder’s of Hanover infused with the agency’s trademark absurdism.' ...

Barton F. Graf executive creative director Ian Reichenthal, added that the selection for the right spokesperson was a laborious process, stating, “We cast hundreds and hundreds of people” searching for the right fit before deciding on Laura Wernette, who embodied “a mom with the swagger of Telly Savalas.” Wernette worked hard to stay in character between sets, Reichenthal noted, practicing lines “while sitting in a Chesterfield chair and holding an empty scotch glass.”' ...

 

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@mistriTsquirrel wrote:

@Plaid Pants2 wrote:

The Volkswagon one with the rocking vehicles makes me chuckle, as I think it's clever.

 

 

As soon as I saw the ad for V.I.Poo, I knew that feathers were going to be ruffled! *lol*

 

 

Seriously, our commercials are tame when you compare it to what is shown in other countries!

 

 

I think some people would faint if they saw what is shown over there!

 

 

At the very least, they would be clutching their pearls! *lol*


@Plaid Pants2

 

I hope you have your pearls handy.  I think this one is from the U.K....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfABnAS5i9Q

 

LoL


I rarely laugh outloud at these things, but this one did it. I even have tears I got to laughing so hard. It just tickled my funny bone.

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@Plaid Pants2 wrote:

@mistriTsquirrel wrote:

@Plaid Pants2 wrote:

The Volkswagon one with the rocking vehicles makes me chuckle, as I think it's clever.

 

 

As soon as I saw the ad for V.I.Poo, I knew that feathers were going to be ruffled! *lol*

 

 

Seriously, our commercials are tame when you compare it to what is shown in other countries!

 

 

I think some people would faint if they saw what is shown over there!

 

 

At the very least, they would be clutching their pearls! *lol*


@Plaid Pants2

 

I hope you have your pearls handy.  I think this one is from the U.K....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfABnAS5i9Q

 

LoL


 

 

 

 

@mistriTsquirrel

 

 

 

 

That ad had me literally laughing out loud! 

 

 

Funny and cute!!!!


@mistriTsquirrel thanks so much for posting this as I agree with @Plaid Pants2 I literally laughed out loud (emphasis on the word loud) . . . Smiley Happy

 

@esmerelda great thread my friend, thanks for starting it!

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@RainCityWoman wrote:


I enjoy the dog water ballet on that insurance commercial.


 

I like those insurance ads, too. In fact, the one with dogs pulling the pizza off the stove, catching the house on fire, is almost true. It happened here a few months before the ad came out, where the dogs turned on the stove somehow by pulling food off the stove and it burned down the mobile home.  Now, I think they are based on something that happened, not really funny to who it happened to, but putting a twist on the event makes it clever.