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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:08 PM
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Glad to say I have NEVER seen this spot, if it's as annoying as you folks say it is.[...]
OMG, LL, you must never, ever watch tv! I can't remember another spot that's run as often as that one. It's actually a well written, well cast spot and it wore pretty well...for awhile. But it's been run into the ground. And it's doing exactly what it's meant to do...get people talking. Positive or negative doesn't matter! Here we are, talking about it!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Oxi-Clean is a good product & would probably sell just as well without him yelling at us! It's his "gimmick" and it seems intentional - that's partially whats so offensive about it. and I remember the commercial/product in a negative way - not a way that will make me rush out to buy it. I have even written emails to the products websites detailing my objections to him and intent to NOT buy the products as long as he is doing the advertising. and I don't buy any product he advertises.

call me stubborn but that's just the way I feel.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Kimo & TS are both right - the singing fish is cute but has been on waaaay too long. It's time for McD's to get another commercial.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:03 PM
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Oxi-Clean is a good product & would probably sell just as well without him yelling at us! It's his "gimmick" and it seems intentional - that's partially whats so offensive about it. and I remember the commercial/product in a negative way - not a way that will make me rush out to buy it. I have even written emails to the products websites detailing my objections to him and intent to NOT buy the products as long as he is doing the advertising. and I don't buy any product he advertises.

call me stubborn but that's just the way I feel.
But, Fran, you're a sophisticated consumer. It has nothing to do with being stubborn. The average viewing public isn't as sophisticated. And, no cites...just memories of being told this by various ad agency execs over the years...err...decades! Ads are written with specific target audiences in mind. I'm casting one right now that's very specific. My guess is Billy Mays put Oxi-Clean on the map. And, yes, he drives me nuts, too! Bottom line, tho', is he's also driving his advertisers and himself all the way to the bank. And, that's all that matters.

Remember "Vern" and his dufus gimmick? Gimmicks work! And, they're intentional.

Good for you for voicing your displeasure by not buying a product and by writing letters. Unfortunately, unless there's a flood of 'em, a letter via a web site probably goes pretty much unnoticed. A better tactic is to find out the product's ad agency and write the president of that agency and cc the President of the company that makes the product. And, that can take a lot of research! BTW, commercials have been pulled when enough viewers complained. It's an advertiser's and an ad agency's nightmare because spots are so expensive to produce.

Just my 2...
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:54 PM
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billy mays will have his own show:
On April 15, 2009, the Discovery Channel will air a new series called Pitchmen. Pitchmen will be co-hosted by Mays, alongside Anthony Sullivan

i wonder how long that will last?
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Old April 4th, 2009, 11:05 PM
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TS - thanks for the info & suggestion! I'm going to make a serious attempt to find out the agency & write to them instead. Good idea!
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The Humana commercials.

"One night he sing outside my window until i made him stop!"
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Old April 5th, 2009, 05:35 PM
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Remember "Vern" and his dufus gimmick? Gimmicks work! And, they're intentional.
How many Ernest movies were made?
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Old April 5th, 2009, 06:45 PM
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How many Ernest movies were made?
Sheesh...my bad. I meant Ernest. Vern was his 'friend'! Anyway...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_P._Worrell
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How about those Swiffer commercials with the poor rejected broom? don't much care for those..............although I do love the products
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:29 PM
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How about those Swiffer commercials with the poor rejected broom? don't much care for those..............although I do love the products
"Baby come back..."
To me, a cute concept but now they're just old and stale because they've been aired so much! Lucky actors! Good casting, I might add! I, too, love the products.
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oh my! I'm sitting here laughing because I just noticed that the singing fish on the wall has a name! It's Frankie............oh my
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I think that the McCafe commercials are horrible.
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High 5, Vanguard!
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I greatly dislike the Brinks ads that overdramatize random home invasions targeting and traumatizing fragile and vulnerable women.
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I think that the McCafe commercials are horrible.
or are they horrib-lay ???
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:34 PM
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or are they horrib-lay ???
Tou-chey!!!!!!
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"yippie-ay-yay, mini sirloin burgers"

I hate that commercial!!!!
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I greatly dislike the Brinks ads that overdramatize random home invasions targeting and traumatizing fragile and vulnerable women.
It reminds me of a typical episode of Walker: Texas Ranger.

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The Bing search engine commercials. It starts with two women at breakfast and one says to the other, "We need to find a new place for breakfast." The other says, "Breakfast- The Breakfast Club...blah blah blah" and jumps to other situations where people just start stream of consciousness-ing in the most obnoxious way. It comes on almost every commercial break. JUST SHUT THE F--- UP ALREADY!!!

Also, the Yaz commercial where the girl is correcting their "confusing" previous commercials. You are way too young for me to be taking medical advice from anyway, and now you're admiting you messed up. So you shut up, too!

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**bump**

Found this article that includes a couple of my "favorites":

http://testpattern.msnbc.msn.com/arc...7/2008123.aspx
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I hate those Geico commercials... "that's the money you could have been saving"
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I hate those Geico commercials... "that's the money you could have been saving"
The new Geico "pothole" commercial is especially annoying.

The Brinks commercial where the woman and her daughter are running upstairs is also annoying. It's like a really bad horror movie where you want to scream out loud that they're doing it wrong.
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Oh, Geico, why do you keep putting out commercials that are unbearable to watch? I cant stand the one with the cavemen bowling, and its on all the time! Ugh, just stop already.
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