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Commercials I can live without

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by huron77, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Aug 1, 2010 #1 of 58
    huron77

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    Yes I know that commercials help subsidize many of the programs, movies and whatnot we watch.

    But all them darn LAWYER ads can GO! Sick of them! Every channel! Some of them break in 5-10 seconds into an existing commercial - bad form!

    Don't like that opinion? Sue me!*

    * just an expression--don't really sue me...
     
  2. Aug 1, 2010 #2 of 58
    sigma1914

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    DVR = Commercials gone
     
  3. Aug 1, 2010 #3 of 58
    Drucifer

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    The current ones driving me nuts are Cable Companies anti FiOS ones. Especially the one where the women look like she walk into a pool instead of getting caught in rain because she wasn't getting a cable own weather channel on FiOS.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2010 #4 of 58
    Davenlr

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    When I see one of those ads where the "moment is right" and the flipping house painting couples house breaks open into a hot bed in the woods, I switch the channel. I dont even care what Im watching, those ads just pi** me off.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2010 #5 of 58
    armophob

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    All colon commercials except of course for "Colon Blow".
     
  6. Aug 2, 2010 #6 of 58
    trainman

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    This isn't necessarily the lawyers' fault -- when you see this, it usually means your video provider's automated system that inserts "local" commercials isn't configured correctly.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2010 #7 of 58
    sum_random_dork

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    I am tired of "get out debt" commercials. I hate how they try to make them look legit by using graphics like CNN. The other ones I turn are are for "medical research" that's being conducted in "my area." All these just seem like a scam out to get someone when they're down on their luck.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2010 #8 of 58
    murry27409

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    I tell the kids that commercials are not allowed in our home.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2010 #9 of 58
    yosoyellobo

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    The only commercials I enjoy are the Bud Light were the girl bartender tells the guys to man up.
     
  10. matt

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    I am sick of the Dell commercials. First it was that lollipop song every few minutes, now its "pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile smile smile" all the freaking time. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't every commercial break on every freaking channel.
     
  11. fluffybear

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    Auto Insurance Commercials (Especially Progressive and Geico)
     
  12. Holydoc

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    *stunned why everyone does not have a DVR*
     
  13. matt

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    I have a DVR, but often I am perusing DBST with the TV on and commercials come on.
     
  14. fluffybear

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    I have a DVR and typically do forward through them. Still, I would just as soon these commercials did not exist..
     
  15. jerry downing

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    I have a DVR but I watch sports live.
     
  16. fluffybear

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    let me add a couple more to the forgettable list:

    Dish Network
    DirecTV
    Verizon
    AT&T
    Extended Automotive Warranty

    I could easily do without commercials from any of these groups as well.
     
  17. wilbur_the_goose

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    Hated commercials:
    1. E. D. for obvious reasons
    2. The Geico caveman (jumped the shark)
    3. The HP server ads during golf events
    4. Any ad for prescription drugs
    5. And everybody's least favorite - negative political ads, "This ad approved by ...."
     
  18. chevyguy559

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    +1

    Also Fox News is on TV all day at work and I'm sick of the GOLD commercials...
     
  19. roadrunner1782

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    I dislike almost all commercials, I find them very annoying. I catch myself trying to fast forward through them even when watching live tv.
     
  20. Richard King

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    Nearly all Dish inserted ads, mainly because the volume increases so much that I nearly jump out of my skin when they come on. I know they can do them right because a few of them don't do this. Obviously no one monitors this with a decent system. I am very near to dumping Dish because of this and going to Comcast and I've been with Dish since day one. If I could get Comcast to allow me to test one of their VCR's for the same problem I'd probably be gone. I've sent emails to Dishquality with no results.
     

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