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Commercials you hated back in the day

This always meant we were watching some crap, because it was my sister’s day to control tv

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by Anonymousreply 46May 27, 2023 7:56 PM

These kids always seem like tards to me. Maybe they were. Maybe that's why it worked for them instead of just normal fucking reading.

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by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2023 1:50 AM

The Connect Four commercial that featured the smug sister.

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by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2023 1:50 AM

Charmin toilet paper. I hated it, hated it, hated it. I still do.

by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2023 1:56 AM

I always hated the little girl with the abnormally large head and adult hairdo in this commercial. But the advertising company was smart enough to put in a hot country daddy and a mom with a huge rack in the commercial.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 2:06 AM

And the bad commercials were even more torturous if you didn’t have a TV remote. Back in the 50s and 60s, you had to get your ass up off the couch to change the channel.

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 2:35 AM

I had an irrational hatred for this commercial when I was in high school. Hated it.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 2:41 AM

Mother never told me about Ultra Brite

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by Anonymousreply 7May 25, 2023 2:41 AM

Does anyone remember My Buddy?

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by Anonymousreply 8May 25, 2023 2:44 AM

What about the douche in the Encyclopedia Britannica commercials?

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by Anonymousreply 9May 25, 2023 2:55 AM

I don’t think your hate is irrational, R6. She’s one of those insufferable, precocious juveniles, who would correct you in mid-sentence, and even get under the skin of Mother Theresa. All of these types are brought to you by the Mama Rose (just LOOK at my precious child), parenting school.

by Anonymousreply 10May 25, 2023 3:09 AM

How can you hate children unless you’re some kind of monster?

by Anonymousreply 11May 25, 2023 3:06 PM

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature

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by Anonymousreply 12May 25, 2023 3:33 PM

This is my choice for most irritating commercial of all time. Mary J is fucking annoying

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by Anonymousreply 13May 25, 2023 3:35 PM

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

by Anonymousreply 14May 25, 2023 5:01 PM

Who the hell was Rula Lenska?

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by Anonymousreply 15May 25, 2023 5:58 PM

I hate, loathe, and despise this creepy-ass one NOW.

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by Anonymousreply 16May 25, 2023 8:39 PM

If you don't look good, we don't look good!

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by Anonymousreply 17May 25, 2023 10:53 PM

R16 I love the E-Trade babies with the adult voices.

by Anonymousreply 18May 25, 2023 11:58 PM

Those freaky Quizno’s rat thing commercials.

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by Anonymousreply 19May 26, 2023 12:03 AM

I hated those Pepsi commercials Jesse Eisenberg's sister did.

by Anonymousreply 20May 26, 2023 12:18 AM

Jhirmack bounce back beautiful hair!

by Anonymousreply 21May 26, 2023 12:20 AM

♪ "When you can't be with him,

Be in his mind,

Be a mind-sticker." ♪

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by Anonymousreply 22May 26, 2023 2:53 AM

This one was sufficiently obnoxious that you'd get the fuck up off the couch and change the channel/turn off the set!

(Television remotes were uncommon back then.)

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by Anonymousreply 23May 26, 2023 3:00 AM

This ugly queen.

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by Anonymousreply 24May 26, 2023 3:18 AM

R24, they call that one 'the funniest version,' but this one's far more obnoxious:

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by Anonymousreply 25May 26, 2023 3:33 AM

R4, the second half of that video is a pants-pisser:

'An ah hayalpt!'

'An ah hayalpt!'

'An ah hayalpt!'

by Anonymousreply 26May 26, 2023 3:43 AM

Prell puts the oooooo in shampoo

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by Anonymousreply 27May 26, 2023 4:06 AM

I feel like Chicken Tonight

(Bryan Singer's theme song)

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by Anonymousreply 28May 26, 2023 6:07 AM

R23 Holy shit wtf!

That’s one creepy ass commercial.

I love it.

by Anonymousreply 29May 26, 2023 6:43 AM

This commercial used to drive me fucking nuts.

It was always on between my cartoons as a kid. I think it was on both Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. I don’t understand the marketing tactic behind it because all it did was annoy little kids.

But now, 20 years later I absolutely love this commercial and I know it by heart and it’s funny to see the comments cause it’s all people my age talking about Joe special / nostalgic it is.

But god it was so annoying as a kid.

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by Anonymousreply 30May 26, 2023 6:48 AM

That was exceptionally tough to watch R23. Just awful.


by Anonymousreply 31May 26, 2023 7:01 AM

[quote] 1994 Hooked On Phonics commercial

I remember this traumatic time, the wave of addiction, Nancy Raygun saying “just say NO.” I’m glad the nation has heeled.

by Anonymousreply 32May 26, 2023 7:32 AM

The Little Lad who loves berries and cream is dancer/chereographer Jack Ferver. He also played Jimmy Tickles on Strangers With Candy.

by Anonymousreply 33May 26, 2023 8:25 AM

I have never seen that weird Little Lad/Berries n Cream commercial before.

I wish I could still say that.

by Anonymousreply 34May 26, 2023 8:35 AM

[quote]Does anyone remember My Buddy?

I think we all do, R8. He inspired a horror franchise.

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by Anonymousreply 35May 26, 2023 8:46 AM

Teddy Ruxpin and Grubby:

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by Anonymousreply 36May 26, 2023 2:09 PM

I hated this commercial only because the jingle was such an ear worm and I would start singing it all the time. Like, I’d be in social studies and just start singing quietly ‘underwear that you can wear without a care…’. It was incredibly annoying.

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by Anonymousreply 37May 26, 2023 2:48 PM

Remember the fire prevention PSAs with some guy in a creepy Smokey the Bear mascot costume? They always disturbed me as a kid, but this one sent me running straight out of the living room:

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by Anonymousreply 38May 26, 2023 4:53 PM

I've fallen, and I can't get up!

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by Anonymousreply 39May 26, 2023 5:12 PM

Clap on!

Clap off!

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by Anonymousreply 40May 26, 2023 5:14 PM

Jesus r38 the part at .21 would’ve scared the shit out of me, too. Look at that face. And she sounds like a murderer.

Time stamped at link

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by Anonymousreply 41May 26, 2023 6:10 PM

October 1977 they started showing commercials for LOVES diapers







LOVES- I know I'm spelling it wrong

The noodles commercial is cute and WEIRD.

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by Anonymousreply 42May 26, 2023 6:30 PM

Head On! Apply Directly To The Forehead!

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by Anonymousreply 43May 27, 2023 11:42 AM

Puppy Monkey Baby:

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by Anonymousreply 44May 27, 2023 1:32 PM

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 45May 27, 2023 3:01 PM

This Twizzlers commercial always made me either mute the tv or change the channel. I HATED those mouths. They grossed me out (even though the teeth and lips are fine looking, I wasn’t a fan).

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