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to be irrationally annoyed by current TV ads?

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boschy Fri 20-Jul-12 08:31:44

specifically, the ones which feature cartoon people with skinny legs and big heads (Lloyds TSB, British Gas) and the ones with girls singing in breathy voices sounding all simpering and wet - Kia Cee'd and others too numerous to mention.
They make me very very cross and want to stab the TV!

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 08:33:24

Boschy I have just seen Dame Edna Everage advertising Jenny Craig. WTF?

jazzchickens Fri 20-Jul-12 08:34:23


I can't stand those computer generated characters either. They look weird, like the CGI Andrex puppies.

squeakytoy Fri 20-Jul-12 08:38:29

Dame Edna is preferable to the shouty gobshite that is Mel B though! grin

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 08:39:05

Actually squeaky that's a good point. grin

MrsPnut Fri 20-Jul-12 08:40:41

I refuse to watch anything on TV that has adverts. I get very stabby about it and it isn't good for my health. Far better to sky+ and skip through them.

zookeeper Fri 20-Jul-12 08:41:48

I can't bear the one with the very beautiful and apparently blind redheaded woman tripping around whilst giggling gurning and simpering.

Oddly enough I liked it at first.

limitedperiodonly Fri 20-Jul-12 08:49:31

I hate the one for a car where a conductor is waving his arms about in front of an orchestra and the soundtrack is a kind of whispery ch-ch-ch-cha ch-ch-ch-ch-chaaa.The car is shown whooshing through tunnels.

Its message may be that it's so spacious you can get an orchestra in instead of a radio.

I also hate the other car one that goes Zhoom-zhoom.

Can't remember what mediocre tin box on wheels either ad is for which is surely not the point of advertising.

sugarice Fri 20-Jul-12 08:52:22

I too hate the cartoony Lloyds TSB and gas adverts. Go compare and Sue Barker is currently pushing my buttons and anything about bloody online Bingo or angry.

boschy Fri 20-Jul-12 09:02:18

CGI Andrex puppies are very wrong, I agree with you jazzchickens. I am also getting irritated by those children playing 'we will rock you' very badly - think its a soap powder ad?

limitedperiodonly Fri 20-Jul-12 09:11:33

All the ones for personal injury claim firms.

Except the one where the woman pretending to be a solicitor in a gang of ninja solicitors falls down the stairs. It shows an ironic sense of humour.

Yama Fri 20-Jul-12 09:17:23

I've said it before and I'll say it again - mute all adverts.

I started doing this so that my dc wouldn't pay them as much attention and actually we pay adverts NO attention without sound.

RuleBritannia Fri 20-Jul-12 09:22:22


I wondered if the actress (that's what she is) really did fall down the stairs and they decided to keep that shot in the advertisement.

MissMogwi Fri 20-Jul-12 09:33:57

I hate the ads for Cheeky bingo that sponsor Jeremy Kyle. Erm, not that I often watch such shite you understand.

Are you sure that diet has a chocolate day?
Are you sure that gym class was cancelled?
Are you sure these adverts are bollocks? Yes.

MadBanners Fri 20-Jul-12 09:42:31

Sparklingbrook - I had been thinking i had dreamt Dame Edna Everage in those adverts, as i have only seen it once', was thinking i had a sick sick mind to dream it up tbh! Mind you, i see the Scary Spice one all the time, and could do without her shouting at me stood there with her boy hips and huge boobs!

MissMogwi Fri 20-Jul-12 09:54:12

Also, the new Rice Crispies ad. My DD's would confused and hmm at me if I offered them a cereal box to colour in.

The kids in the ad make me laugh at how excited they are to colour it in. In a caravan, in the pouring rain. The mum doesn't look like she's on the gin either.

We'd be making rice crispy cakes like the greedy sods we are not faffing about with the box.

GetOrfMoiiLand Fri 20-Jul-12 10:03:39

The chinless wonder advertising Talk Talk (I think) in any case walking around singing about boxes and ticky tacky.

BarredfromhavingStella Fri 20-Jul-12 10:19:07

YANBU there are a lot of shit ads at the moment but have to say I have a giggle at the Fosters ads & the Snickers one with Joan Collins makes me lol every time...

RuleBritannia Fri 20-Jul-12 10:23:32

Which ad is Mel B in? Is it that Jenny Craig one where a woman (not a lady) says, "You can do it," or something like that?

rainonmyparade Fri 20-Jul-12 10:27:48

YY to the Rice Crispies ad. Picture the scene:

"I know darlings its a bit crap being stuck in this caravan in the pissing rain but never mind this will cheer you both up. Get colouring in"

Can you just imagine.....

rainonmyparade Fri 20-Jul-12 10:28:54

Also hate that British Gas orange flame thing.

NoComet Fri 20-Jul-12 10:29:21

The BBC Olympics ad was weird computer people too!

They just aren't quite the right shape!

InMySpareTime Fri 20-Jul-12 10:32:27

The EDF turd amuses me. What is it actually supposed to be? Even the DCs think it's a poo.

Vagaceratops Fri 20-Jul-12 10:37:19

I hate the adverts, tring to make out that PDL are lovely and cuddly.

There is an advert that is on sky news a lot. Its for some travel insurance company with some woman banging on about how good they are for older people. And she is going away to Venice with the girls blah blah.

I also hate the Michael Parkinson/Annette Crosbie adverts for Sun Life plans - robbing plans where you are unlikely to get back what you pay in, but they are sold to old people who are vulnerable to that kind of 'leave something for your children' crap.

LentillyFart Fri 20-Jul-12 10:46:56

Oh God - her that's "Me? I'm going to Venice with the girls" - well FUCK OFF then - like anyone gives a shit!
Have always hated those freakazoidal TSB people. And Andrew Castle with his 'sometimes sorry isn't enough' - you can fuck off too!

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