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And I thought the squealing pig was bad...

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by mreposter, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 #1 of 32
    mreposter

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    I thought commercials had sunk to a new low when Geico started in on the squealing pig, but now someone has dug up Debbie Boone and started running her "You Light Up My Life" song non-stop. Every ding-dang night during the news that thing burns in my ears. Enough already!

    I prefer to watch the news live, but have started hitting pause at the start and holding off for about 15 minutes just so I can skip through this and other annoying spots.

    So, what commercials bug you?
     
  2. May 2, 2012 #2 of 32
    sigma1914

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    Hoppah!!!!!!
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    I hate most commercials but every one in a while I find that I like one. The latest is the one where the girl calls the guy just so she can ignore him.
     
  4. May 2, 2012 #4 of 32
    Laxguy

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    Geico commercials have now worn very thin with me, as have the Progressive ones.

    Question: there's an annoying repeat sound- could be a synth or human voice- that sorta "beeps" steadily while the actors are jumping from a plane and recording it. Dunno what the ad is for, which makes it fail on some level, but what is the source and purpose of those "beeps"?
     
  5. May 2, 2012 #5 of 32
    hdtvfan0001

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    At this time....almost nothing beats the 2 whining women in the Verizon store ad...
     
  6. May 2, 2012 #6 of 32
    RunnerFL

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    What are commercials? I have a DVR. :D
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    :lol: Good comeback.

    But that Verizon commercial I mentioned is so bad...you have to FF 4X to get away... :D
     
  8. May 2, 2012 #8 of 32
    Nick

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    Comcrap guy here -- I have a vintage DVR that, at 5X FF approaches warp speed. It takes a deft hand on the throttle and both feet on the brakes to keep it from running clear into the next day. I like that. :)
     
  9. May 3, 2012 #9 of 32
    wahooq

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    makes me wanna stab myself in the face with a pencil
     
  10. VDP07

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    That's one of the few that I don't skip yet and actually laugh at:lol:
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Even after it being on 100 times a day?

    EWE...
     
  12. VDP07

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    So far I've only stumbled upon it while skipping 3 or 4 times. By the time it hits the 100 mark, I'm sure it will have lost its luster:)
     
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    Two nights ago...while watching back-to-back shows....we counted it 11 times in 3 hours. We mute the audio when it comes on now. EWE indeed.
     
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    The only Geico commercial I like is the one where the couple have the panther in their bedroom.
     
  15. n3ntj

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    Yep, that's a pretty bad one.

    I actually go out of my way to NOT buy products that have commercials that annoy me.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    It would be a shame for anyone to wear out their mute or fast forward control buttons over just this commercial. :D
     
  17. Nick

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    How does one go 'out of their way' to NOT buy certain products? :confused:

    You must be exhausted.
     
  18. mreposter

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    By purchasing products from a competitor that might be slightly more expensive or less convenient to buy. Given a choice, I'd rather give my business to a company that treats me more intelligently than some of these companies.
     
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    Currently, the new Verizon Cell Phone one with the mother/daughter crying act.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    Until someone mentioned a Mother and Daughter bawling, I had relegated this abomination to the deep recesses of what used to be my mind. :sure: OMG is that one bad........
     

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