I‘ve decided to write something on commercials. I hate it when: a) a commercial too blatantly tells me what to buy. Sometimes I *refuse* to buy something because of such a commercial. b) the commercial is better than the endorsed product. c) it‘s an „every july peas grow there“ commercial voiced-over by a celebrity, but has a stupid text. d) the commercial somehow seems to be conncected to the program it‘s interrupting.
Remeber Cherry Red? The scene where the young woman takes the big kitty carrier. Tada!!! What comes? That annoying Meow-mix commercial (Meow-meow-meow-meow!). Or…the German cop show „Der Bulle von Toltz“ had an ep where the obese investigator joins a weight-loss institution...undercover. They put a terribly preachy ad in between, about how hazardous it is to be overweight. Ironically, the show is being sponsored by the butchers‘ trade union. When on holiday in Poland, I want some distance from Germany. It doesn‘t always work. In my home village every other person speaks German, and many people have German Christian names. Some people even listen to Heino. But the worst thing…the commercials. How does it feel if my favorite soap „L -- as in love“ (actually: M jak milosc) is continously being interrupted by commercials for German cottage cheese („Almet-te“, pronounced in the Polish way...“) or lady shavers made in Germany. Sometimes it‘s even the same commercial, only with a Polish voice-over.
The commercial is more interesting than the show you are watching
The volume of the commercial rises 10 decibels higher than the show your watching, so you have to scramble for the remote to save whats left of your eardrum.
Commercials on kids TV, they should be banned period.
As a Brit who loves baseball the only way to see decent coverage is to pay for MLB TV and watch baseball on-line, the only downside of which is I get to see US adverts, so I get to see shit I cant buy even if I chose to do so and I get to see promos for shows I wont see for months/years... if ever.
But don't you *love* it when something like this happens ...
Some time ago I was watching a Discovery channel special about amusement parks called "Thrills, Chills, and Spills." When it broke for commercial, the advertisement voice over said, "'Thrills, Chills, and Spills' has been brought to you by, Viagra."
I'm sorry, but I about died laughing, and you have to know that connection wasn't intentional.
Post by janetcatbird on Jan 20, 2006 23:55:22 GMT -5
Oh Trisha, I just laughed right out loud at that one! Or is that because I'm an immature silly college student?
I hate the volume boost. I hate how commercials go on forever and ever. I hate when they repeat a commercial within the same slot. Every now and then you get a good funny bit, but mainly I just prefer to tape and fast-forward.
I for damned sure hate the commercials for "Girls Gone Wild" videos. Used to be they couldn't show them til after midnight, but now they're creeping into the initial broadcast of "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report"! Comedy Central is sketchy enough but now, ugh. They're disgusting and degrading and those fuzzy clouds don't really hide anything. And it's not just the standard thirty second slots, they're extra-length, full-minute of yick! Mainly I just cringe at what people do when a camera is shoved at them, they are an embarassment to all female college students. I weep for my generation.