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Thread: TV commercials that make me reach for the mute button

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    Sportsnet played that ProtectAlbertaBusiness.ca ad 3 times in that last commercial break.
    3 times in one commercial break!
    Enough is enough indeed.
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    The Esso commercial with the 7 fuel ingredients.
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    "did i say there was only one special edition" and every other one in that series with a spokesperson even more self righteous than i am talking to "real people - not actors" (including the latest with "real dogs - not actors" as if even those responsible for them know how annoying they are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    "did i say there was only one special edition" and every other one in that series with a spokesperson even more self righteous than i am talking to "real people - not actors" (including the latest with "real dogs - not actors" as if even those responsible for them know how annoying they are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cat View Post
    The Esso commercial with the 7 fuel ingredients.
    Uh-huh, and that hover dude at the end.
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    Latest annoyance: The tuneless, toneless, lyricless mob 'vocals' in the Nissan and Tangerine ads.
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    PetSmart's dog grooming ad because of that horrible "Worth It" song by Fifth Harmony. The oversaturated airtime on TV, especially on CTV, increases my irritability.
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    The McDonald's ad with the staff and customers singing Happy Birthday to Canada's 150th.

    So annoying. And where are the foreign workers behind the counter?

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    I love watching all the corporations jumping on the 150 bandwagon, hoping for some extra sales. P1ss off American company.
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    Another annoying one is the Calaway Park ad they run every summer because of that high-pitched teenage girl's voiceover.
    Oh, and Telus has just brought back Danny the installer for a new ad.
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    ^ Say it ain't so.(:
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    Newest addition to the list is the Pizza Hut ad that has the guy with the extra face painted around his mouth. If he's trying to sound like Mr T, he's failing miserably.

    And I'll be glad when the triathlon is over so that they can quit running that laughably low-budget comic book themed ad.
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    The two guys with a canoe over their heads blindly walking out into a roadway. Too bad the approaching car has the automatic braking feature. And then the girl driving's polite shrug in reaction to the two doofuses.
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    And now there's the KFC ad with the father and daughter doing the car karaoke ("Flashdance - What A Feeling")
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    Just about any men-are-stupid ad by Boston Pizza. The lot of them in fact.

    Comedy network promo ads. (over and frikken over as they don't seem to have sold many paid commercials)
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    I saw the Shaw "Talk to your TV" ad exactly once, by accident, and I knew it should be listed here.
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    The Charmin Ad - Enjoy the Go!
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    Ford Employee Pricing. Not a mute button issue but I want to look away.
    What on earth did they do to those poor actors? Just watch how they are having trouble simply walking around the Ford trucks. Something off in their food maybe?
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    An ad that makes me reach for the channel change buttons:
    Pennington's with the woman fighting with her jeans, then her dancing at the end.
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