I could hardly believe it. This morning when I turned on the TV the very first thing on was that stupid, annoying Audi commercial. I thought it had been retired, but there it was again. Only this time it had been shortened even further. Omitted was the brief scene where the son looks out the window sadly as his parents steal his car, as well as a few seconds showing his dad hanging the stocking with his name on it.
First of all, it’s going on 3 days since I’ve seen that HORRIBLE Audi car commercial which seemed to play endlessly no matter what channel I watched. I have a new most hated tv commercial, and once again it’s for a car company:
I’m a real grouch when it comes to commercials. I hate, detest, despise and am fed up with most of the advertising I see on TV. Lately a couple of Subway ad campaigns have really gotten my ire up. I’m talking about the endlessly annoying “Five Dollar Foot Long” series and the offensive “Office Workers Talking Like Kids” ads. Normally I would have a link to, or embed a commercial I’m grouching about in this post. But I want to spare you, dear reader, any possiblity of suffering through this insult.
A few days ago this article was simply going to discuss a TV commercial that Betsy and I cringed at every time it aired. The commercial in review here is for Talbots, a “Women’s Clothing and Apparel” store. The music is the first thing I noticed – a jarring, growling female singer going on about evolving, revolving, revolution and history repeating. When I actually watched the commercial I was annoyed by the woman who the ad focuses on. She’s oh-so properly dressed in what looks like a business suit with leather gloves and a big purse hanging from one arm. She’s swinging her hips like a runway model as she walks through city streets. Most annoying to me was the smug, almost predatory look she has throughout the ad.
Ugh. While watching a US Open match this week, I was forced to endure one of those lame, stupid, annoying and played-to-death Geico commercials. This one features their dumb “Caveman” trying to hit tennis balls flung at him by a ball machine next to which Billie Jean King sits. At first I thought it was a new one, but Betsy thought it wasn’t. After some quick research I found she was right. It originally came out last year. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is if you dare: I have to say these caveman commercials are the worst, but I detest all of their various ad campaigns. The Gecko, the Question Guy… oh I almost forgot the “money eyes” which were almost as horrid. There are others. Perhaps I’m being unreasonable, but I would not go to Geico for my auto insurance no matter how much money they would save me.
OK, I want to get my opinion out there about awful, horrid commercials. I’m fully aware that I’ll likely never be the first, or even the hundredth to blog about any of them. There are, after all, entire websites devoted to discussions about commercials. But I want to share my take on them nonetheless. After mulling over my choices among commercials currently airing, I decided to talk about a Target commercial which I found called “The Denim Song.” I find it to unbelievably annoying and stupid. My first question is, Who is this targeting? I can’t imagine it would convince students OR their parents to shop there because it’s so lame. Watch the video if you don’t mind nails on a chalkboard: So I did some research. I was somewhat surprised that it seemed to have some fans who claim to love it. However I was floored when I discovered this commercial has IT’S OWN FACEBOOK PAGE! Wait, What??? This is indeed a new age when commercials have a Facebook page. Well I still think the commercial is annoying and stupid. And perhaps that was the intention.