Monday, October 08, 2007

Strange and Disgusting Commercials

What is going on with commercials lately. So many are gross, sexual, or just plain weird. And I have an appreciation for weird commercials, but I see so many that don't make me want to buy the product being advertised they just gross me out.

Earlier this evening I saw this burger king commercial, its one in a series dealing with a Whopper family. In this one the Whopper father is trying to tell Whopper Jr. about what happens when a Whopper man and woman love each other. Then he gets uncomfortable or doesn't know what to say so he gives Jr an extra napkin to keep in his wallet. I don't know about everyone else, but that didn't make me want to go to BK. It just creeped me out.

And just a moment ago there was one for Starburst. These two guys working at a zoo wearing wet suits because they are brushing a whale's teeth. One guy tries a 'juicy' Starburst and gives one to the other guy. They comment that it was a good thing they had wet suits on because they were so juicy. So then the whale pukes on them not once, but twice. Again, gross.

Fast food burger sex talks, puking whales. None of this makes me want to buy the products in the commercial.


Scott M. Frey said...

lol, and furthermore, somewhere in a room there are adults thinking of these things and excitedly pitching them to other adults who all agree that they are good advertising! HELLOOOOO lol

EC Gefroh said...

Isn't it awful! I usually have to mute the commercials.

Cathy said...

I completely agree.
Disgusting, and evidence that there is very little talent or original thought in the ad industry today.

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

I agree. I would also add that there are certain products which just shouldn't be on TV, ie Viagra, Cialis

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Anonymous said...

People trying very hard to be edgy and hip... but just being strange and crass instead.
None of those BK commercials have made me want to go buy their junk in some time. The only thing that they succeeded in doing was associating their business with freakish behavior. That's not for me.

Anonymous said...

Three letters. DVR.

When I had one, commercials DID NOT exist.

Anonymous said...

The starburst ad guy is hot - I'd totally do him out of wedlock or even in wedlock. I'm not picky. And the whale isn't puking, he's spraying. It's a lovemaking sign in the ocean world.

God loves Whales.

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