Two of my least favorite commercials

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    They are the Viagra commercials and the GEICO commercials with the man in a money suit.
    First...these two are run ad nauseum. I understand the concept. Carpet bombing at its' finest.

    The Viagra commercial always show a man's man. A man who is out doing his own thing. A solitary man. A man who forgot to shave last week.
    One has a guy in New Mexico who drives his horse trailer through the only mud puddle within one million square miles. With that kind of guilt, no wonder he has erection problems.
    The other version shows a guy on the only piece of the Pacific coastline that has a flat beach and nooooobody on it. To show he is a true man, he has a junky truck. AHHHHHHH, that proves it right there. He has found a bunch of driftwood, probably from WALMART, and decided to have a fire. Then...mr. Know it all realizes he has no matches. Dumbo right there..he found the beach . He found the firewood. He even found a beach with a small tent on it, complete with a woman in it. Good thing mr prepared has a big knife to make sparks...and..Viagra. Yes, he is prepared to find a woman on an isolated beach. That he is ready for.

    THE GEICO MONEY MAN is disturbing. Very disturbing. Creepy.
    The message is don't blow your money...on expensive insurance for your motorcycle,boat, lunar lander. Whatever.:sick:
    Think about how hard it was to find a guy who decorated himself with money?
    We have seen psychos who tattoo themselves head to foot, in the hopes that they could find a girl in a tent, too.
    The money drifts by women, who hold it seductively, and in a real series of coincidences , NOW , are aroused and , suddenly, find this creep very, very attractive.
    Who knew? Maybe they need to visit the guys in the Viagra commercial. Or hide in that tent.:no:

    Finally, the Music in these things, due to extreme over usage, now grate on my nerves unlike anything in recent history.
    The GEICO camel is worked to death ,funny , but , at least there is no guitar music to torture us.
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    That's much better. As long as we don't see the outline of LEE TREVINO , in the tent, folding sheets , on that beach.
    No crappy music to sear our brains, either. Good pick my good friend. Thanks..lol
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    Well said, Stevo! I couldn't agree more..both commercials are over worked and inherently stupid.. My wife also thinks the Geico "Money Man" is creepy..Throw in the ads for Cialis and all of the "Flo" ads for Pregressive Ins. into that "stupid" category...Thank Heaven for the Remote Mute button. It's almost a given in our house that many of the TV commercials are going to get zapped into dead silence..:grin:
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    All beer commercials. Completely moronic.
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    I kinda like the camel on the Hump Day commercial. Lots of personality, especially compared to the real life people they feature.
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    There are always exceptions...:grin::ninja:

    And Oh by the way, the wife would Mute Me ,if-in I was to watch that commercial!:ninja::grin:
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    Haaaaaa..terrific
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    Sadly, some of the commercials are better than the programs...
    I do like the camel.
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    It is overworked . But...I love the camel. I would have really enjoyed the creative discussion on how to make the camel sound. That is hilarious.
    By contrast, remember the first GEICO commercial with that cute little pig. He is waving a pinwheel out the window as he gets a ride home.

    WHEE WHEE WHEE ALL THE WAY HOME. We got it. Very cute. They show the exasperated mom. Okay, we know they get worn down. We are still with you.
    Then...the creative guys screwed up. They show his little human buddy in the back seat with a stupid, aggravated look on his face. THAT IS NOT WHAT A LITTLE KID WOULD DO. HE WOULD BE LAUGHING LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW.:devil:
    I am sure they were nailed on that. They should have been.
    The little pig has bounced back strongly. The WHEN PIGS FLY commercial is perfect. :angel:
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    Good thread.

    Some commercials seem like they have little chance at benefiting the companies that are paying lots of money to put them on TV.

    Currently, the first such example to come to mind is the "Old Spice - worst architect in the world" commercial. I know it's supposed to be funny, but I think it's a big "swing and a miss" and cannot fathom how or why anyone might buy their soap based on that commercial.

    Some companies, like Budweiser, simply need to keep their name in consumers minds to continue to be successful, but Old Spice and what I think is a new soap product... I would be surprised if their target audiences thought favorably of that commercial, and more importantly, were influenced to buy from it.
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    The set for a Cialis ad to be shot in Utah.

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    Love this^^^^^^^
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    The latest Sonny's commercial with the guy with the "southern" accent grates on me.
    The Geico lizard with the cockney accent irritates the cr@p out of me too.
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    Welsh..I am not British, but my family heritage is..on both sides.However..through the years, as a child, watching war movies, I wondered why the Nazis talked with British accents. Later, on Star Wars, I wondered why all the main leaders talked with a British accent. I know it was filmed in Britain, but that is no excuse. A true fun fact is that David Prowse, all 6'6" and 275 pounds, played Darth Vader in the movies. He actually spoke the lines they had James Earl Jones dub over, so the other actors could speak their own lines better. He has a thick Scottish accent. It must have been a hoot hearing that blackheart speak with a burr. Ah canna fill the force..

    lol

    I love the British brogue, but, with all the commercials using it..and that damned lizard, I am changing my mind. I am hoping the camel and the pig pull a coup and make the lizard abdicate.:grin:
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    We have a place up here called Mighty Taco that is serving BBQ Pork Tacos. The commercial starts out with the pig from Geico flying around, and then he flies off screen. Then the following appears:

    "We caught Maxwell the Geico pig and cooked him. He was slow-cooked over hickory and drizzled with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. He was delicious. And he was right, we can save 15% on our auto insurance by switching to Geico. The End."

    :grin:
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