Friday, October 23, 2009

Yogurt is not Cake and Other Reasons I Covet the Mute Button

Usually during commercials I mute the TV and get a snack read, talk to Geoffrey, or snuggle Bandit. From time to time, however, I find myself watching them. Some I like (Coors guys are so funny!!! But your beer sucks). Most don't affect me one way or the other. But some? Some make me want to stick a knife in my ear and scratch my eyes out.

Subway commercials - Really Jared? Really? Have you no self respect? No standards? The worst is when he's singing about subs with those 2 football players and they are pretending that Jared is the one with the really deep voice and then they all laugh really hard because ohmygod they're so funny. NO YOU'RE NOT FUNNY! YOU'RE WEIRD AND ANNOYING AND NOW I'LL NEVER BUY ANOTHER SUB FROM YOU. Except I will because you have a sub shop right on the campus where I work, but still! Just shut-up! Gah!

Yoplait commercials - These drive me crazy. What is wrong with these women? They are comparing chocolate cake and Boston Cream Pie to a cup of yogurt!!! I'm sorry, but as I said on Twitter last week: Anyone who thinks that yogurt is as delicious as chocolate cake has completely lost all touch with reality. In fact, watching these commercials has made me afraid to eat Yoplait yogurt because apparently everyone who eats it becomes a brainwashed Stepford freak who can't tell the difference between a cup of dairy and a yummy slab of cheesecake. I like yogurt as much as the next guy, but I'd prefer to enjoy a rich, ohsobadforyou piece of cake everyday on my birthday and I would NOT be just as happy to see a candle stuck in a cup of yogurt thankyouverymuch.

Lamisil and Mucinex commercials - Seriously. So. Gross. Do the makers of these ads not understand that sometimes people are eating while watching tv and we really don't want to see fungus and mucus incarnated? Even when I'm not eating I gag thinking about these ads. In fact, I'm gagging right now just thinking about it. Blech.

So faithful readers, what commercials grind your gears? What ads make you say "are you kidding me right now? Or, if you'd rather, which ones do you really like?


Meg said...

the commercials for Whiskas with Hubert the human cat make me feel very violent. I cannot even put into words how much that commercial annoys me. I have the same reaction to any and all commercials for Maltesers.

Áine said...

OMG your so right.The fungus ads are soooo ick.Theres one on TV that is a talking fungus that pops up the toenail on the foot like its the trunk of a car!! OMG *cringe!* All to show off its lovely cosy home i.e. your toe!
Another really bad ad is the Vanish one.It's so unrealistic!

Ashley said...

hahah! Great blog post! I tried one of those dessert flavored yogurts once - yuck! I'll stick to strawberry banana thank you.

There is one commercial on that I think is really adorable:

kathryn said...

Great post, Jen! You had me laughing...esp at the yogurt ads...who the hell are they kidding, anyway???

I love the ads for the gyms...the lady's always screaming, "ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!!!" She screamed that at New Years, the beginning of summer, the end of summer, the beginning of autumn....well, you get the idea....

Sami said...

I've had the boston cream pie Yoplait, and it tastes like absolute junk. I love yogurt, but only because it's yogurt, and NOT because it's tasty decadent dessert!!

Every Snuggie commercial annoys me. Those people are not having that much fun in their warm cultist outfits.

Mallory Rego said...

I absolutely despise the new commercials. I do I do!

Unknown said...

I <3 this post! You know... there are several commercials that drive me bat poo crazy... and do you think I can think of ONE of them right now???

Just ONE???

Come on brain... I know it's Monday morning but you can do better than THIS!


I shall have to return when my brain is functioning again. Talk to you soon!


Vodka Mom said...

the commercials for Ciallis or Viagra. I do NOT need to see that.

Jen T said...

Meg - I've never seen that commercial...doesn't sound good.

Smileyfreak - I know, right? Ugh, so gross.

craftygal86 - I like that commercial too...and most any ads with dogs. Very cute:)

Kathryn - Why thank you:) I don't think I've seen those gym ads, haha.

Sami - Oh gosh, Snuggie. Ridiculous.

Mallory - Haha, I almost like those ones...but then I hate them for getting that damn tune stuck in my head.

Picture Imperfect - Haha, I hate it when that happens! It happens to me all the time on Kathryn's blog when I want to share a pet peeve or childhood mind goes bland. Come back later when you think of one!

Vodka Mom - Oh man, forgot about those. They would make me laugh if they didn't creep me out so much...

Phoebe said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I figure even if we don't always appreciate each moment, if we're aware of the fact that we need to sometimes, we're doing okay. :) Also, I agree with you 100% on the yogurt thing...whoever wrote those commercials must think we're real morons to fall for that!

Anonymous said...

Whatever do you mean? Who DOESN'T want a cup of yogurt and a candle on their birthday? Heh.

I spend a lot of time analyzing commercials. The Sargento Cheese commercial irks me. Persnickety People? Persnickety is a stupid word. I think they should have used the word "Particular". Sargento should be paying me for this stuff.

Jen T said...

Phoebe - I know, I don't know what they're thinking. Women know the difference between yogurt and dessert.

vinomom - Welcome! I actually have many more commercials that I could comment on, but those ones were the first to come to mind. Persnickity is a horrible word.

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