Sign in to follow this  
Old Frightful

Worst TV adverts...ever!

Recommended Posts

I know there's been some pretty poor stuff down the years that surely makes you avoid whatever product is being marketed but...

...as soon as I hear that infuriating "It's June Dad", I reach for the remote..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50c-yzlj3Q

:angry:

Any offers as to worst ones?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Countless times I switched radio channels, desperately searched for the TV remote or just went running from the room during the lifespan of these sodding Hive adverts. The fake whimsy and annoying talking/singing voice were perfectly tuned to drive my hate.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

I know there's been some pretty poor stuff down the years that surely makes you avoid whatever product is being marketed but...

...as soon as I hear that infuriating "It's June Dad", I reach for the remote..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50c-yzlj3Q

:angry:

Any offers as to worst ones?

 

The version of "Ain't Nobody" in that TUI ad has me reaching for the remote every time. Can't stand it.

I only press the mute button though.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Ullman said:

The version of "Ain't Nobody" in that TUI ad has me reaching for the remote every time. Can't stand it.

I only press the mute button though.

:laugh:

It' my current favourite advert, she's bloody gorgeous, even down to the small gap in her front teeth.

You reach for the remote while I reach for the Kleenex. :ph34r: :wub:

  • Haha 2
  • Confused 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Old Frightful said:

:laugh:

It' my current favourite advert, she's bloody gorgeous, even down to the small gap in her front teeth.

You reach for the remote while I reach for the Kleenex. :ph34r: :wub:

She's a bonny lass all right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The old joke that the adverts are better than the programmes seems to have died a death. There's a lot of formulaic dreck around at the moment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

The old joke that the adverts are better than the programmes seems to have died a death. There's a lot of formulaic dreck around at the moment.

The quality of both has been in decline for at least 20 years.

Many ads from the 60's and 70's, if shown back to back for two hours would improve any evening's viewing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Mister Ting said:

The quality of both has been in decline for at least 20 years.

Many ads from the 60's and 70's, if shown back to back for two hours would improve any evening's viewing.

This is a strong time for TV programming, with some pretty good stuff being made.

The movie industry is, rightly, worried by the current pulling power of TV series.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

This is a strong time for TV programming, with some pretty good stuff being made.

The movie industry is, rightly, worried by the current pulling power of TV series.

I agree, but most of it isn't on free to air telly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't really comment on this subject, as I turn the TV over to another channel IF I happen to be watching a commercial channel when the adverts come on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Ullman said:

The version of "Ain't Nobody" in that TUI ad has me reaching for the remote every time. Can't stand it.

I only press the mute button though.

It like nails down a blackboard, I can't bear it.

The Sainsburys food dancing advert was just awful. Who actually does that in their kitchen while cooking?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Liverpool Rover said:

The Sainsburys food dancing advert was just awful. Who actually does that in their kitchen while cooking?

Oh, thank you so much for reminding me! Not that it was an original concept, as many versions of it have been done in the past, but this one was particularly harrowing in its hatefulness.

And I'd almost managed to forget it. :angry: 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Oh, thank you so much for reminding me! Not that it was an original concept, as many versions of it have been done in the past, but this one was particularly harrowing in its hatefulness.

And I'd almost managed to forget it. :angry: 

Sorry!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All fragrance adverts. Im not sure why they all use a set template and compete to be the most pompous and pretentious they can be.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

:laugh:

It' my current favourite advert, she's bloody gorgeous, even down to the small gap in her front teeth.

You reach for the remote while I reach for the Kleenex. :ph34r: :wub:

Fill yer.....er....err...boots! 😀

Bethany Slater.  https://mobile.twitter.com/bslater23?lang=en

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Dave T said:

All fragrance adverts. Im not sure why they all use a set template and compete to be the most pompous and pretentious they can be.

30 years ago ... ish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any ads for gambling companies, especially those fronted by celebs.

Ads for spirits  - if it's a dark spirit, film a night club scene in the US (New Orleans or New York, for choice). If it's a light spirit, do the same but in a Scandi country. Mix with beautiful people - while keeping an eye on acceptable ethnicity ratios (turn up the dial on mixed-race women! Go easy on the black men!) - and serve on repeat over ice.

Any ad that takes a 70s/80s pop classic and restyles it with faux naive style breathy vocals and ukelele.

Those POV holiday ads that feature a hot young woman dragging someone along by the hand to various bars, pools and hotel rooms. Creepy and cliched.

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Dave T said:

All fragrance adverts. Im not sure why they all use a set template and compete to be the most pompous and pretentious they can be.

Yes, Johnny Depp driving into a desert to bury a necklace automatically makes you think of aftershave.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


League Express - Online Now

League Express - Every Monday



Rugby League World - Online 28 Jun - July 2018

Rugby League World - July 2018 - Out Fri 29 Jun

Rugby League Books On Sale Here