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    Quote Originally Posted by snickertink View Post
    not sure if it has been posted or if it is even approriate for this thread but the toenail fungus commercial where the little freaky monster lifts up the big toe nail and crawls under it to live makes me freak every single time. Too many busted toes, too many bent back nails for that to ever be ok to look at....eeek

    I hate that commercial too and cannot for the life of me understand why it is shown so much! And I swear I see it whenever I am eating or have just finished a meal. UGH!

    On a sidenote, every other summer we go to Ireland for the month of July, and we were over there last summer ('05). I get a kick out of watching some of the shows they air on TV over there. Totally surprised to see Lost, Survivor (with Gaelic subtitles!), the CSI and Law and Order shows, etc., even though they are a season behind the US. Big Brother is the English version, not the American one.

    Commercials are a different thing....most of what was being advertised, I have never heard of.....and they don't seem to air as many commercials on Irish tv as they do here in the states. But wouldn't you know it???? They have the freaky toenail monster ad on TV over there!

    Guess toenail fungus is universal. Ewwww!

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    I think that I've seen the commercial for KY "Misting" lubricant during family hours. Not appropriate at all. Try explaining that to your child.

    Side note, though, that commercial is so hysterical to me that it makes me fall off the couch. I just imagine the rest of the scene, the dorky couple getting all into it, and then her saying "Aren't you forgetting something?" And him winking and pressing the spray button.

    Maybe it's just me. In fact, everyone I've admitted this hysterical behavior to (my sister, best friends, etc.) have all thought I've drifted beyond the deep end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeronicaBelle27 View Post
    I think that I've seen the commercial for KY "Misting" lubricant during family hours. Not appropriate at all. Try explaining that to your child.

    Side note, though, that commercial is so hysterical to me that it makes me fall off the couch. I just imagine the rest of the scene, the dorky couple getting all into it, and then her saying "Aren't you forgetting something?" And him winking and pressing the spray button.

    Maybe it's just me. In fact, everyone I've admitted this hysterical behavior to (my sister, best friends, etc.) have all thought I've drifted beyond the deep end.
    I completely agree. I love how she shows it to him and he stops doing what hes doing.
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    Okay, pickles (and anyone else that thinks the KY commercial is hysterical) i tried it out on the last remaining person-really-close-to-me-that-may-find-it-as-funny-as-I-do, and got a slightly better reaction. He hadn't seen it, but was reacting to how funny I found it, with patience and humor. What a goober. I really want him to see it now, but whenever he's over it never comes on... I wish I could set my Tivo to record a commercial!

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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    I just saw a commercial last night that really bothered me for some reason.

    It's Volvo (I think) and a woman in business attire is walking alone to her car, at night, and the parking lot is empty except for her car. There are street lamps illuminating her car. She checks her remote and a sensor alerts her to the fact that there's an intruder in her car (her windows are tinted of course) so she turns and runs back toward the direction she was coming from. And she's in heels which makes it harder for her to run. The voiceover is touting this new technology during the commercial.

    Yeah, play on one of women's biggest fears just to sell a car :nono. I'm not knocking the technology but I just think using a scare tactic to get women to buy your brand is tacky. Maybe I'm being too sensitive about it. Perhaps some ad exec had a scary experience and thought this would be good public service. I'm thinking it was more along the lines of "how can we get more women to buy our cars?" And some idiot came up with this angle.

    I was very creeped out by the actual commercial. I would have rathered the sensor be introduced in a less "Horror Movie" way and then I'd think "hey what a great idea" instead of visions of a serial rapist hiding in my car ready to kill me.
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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan;2336524;
    I just saw a commercial last night that really bothered me for some reason.

    It's Volvo (I think) and a woman in business attire is walking alone to her car, at night, and the parking lot is empty except for her car. There are street lamps illuminating her car. She checks her remote and a sensor alerts her to the fact that there's an intruder in her car (her windows are tinted of course) so she turns and runs back toward the direction she was coming from. And she's in heels which makes it harder for her to run. The voiceover is touting this new technology during the commercial.

    Yeah, play on one of women's biggest fears just to sell a car :nono. I'm not knocking the technology but I just think using a scare tactic to get women to buy your brand is tacky. Maybe I'm being too sensitive about it. Perhaps some ad exec had a scary experience and thought this would be good public service. I'm thinking it was more along the lines of "how can we get more women to buy our cars?" And some idiot came up with this angle.

    I was very creeped out by the actual commercial. I would have rathered the sensor be introduced in a less "Horror Movie" way and then I'd think "hey what a great idea" instead of visions of a serial rapist hiding in my car ready to kill me.
    I saw this commercial finally, (for the Volvo S80, and it's called a heartbeat sensor in the remote) and I have to basically agree with you, ACF. Poor taste and irresponsible. I think they could have sent the same marketing message in a more positive way. For instance, they could have shown the same woman walking to her car after a late night at work, but show her actively being aware and on top of personal security as she's walking (keys in the fist extending through fingers as a ready weapon if needed, etc.), and the final shot being of her on her cell phone calling 911 in active participation of her security after being alerted by the car's remote. A picture of a woman alert, aware, and taking some control over her security (with the car being an addition to that awareness), rather than a picture of a slash-movie victim.

    And by the way... I'm not so impressed with that remote alerting that there's an intruder in the car. I would have been more impressed if the car's security system went to the next logical step... give another button on the remote to give the option of emergency lockup of the vehicle doors and windows to provide a delay for the owner to walk/run to a safe location once alerted. Sure, it wouldn't work in all cases to keep the intruder locked down and ready for the police to come get him, but it would provide at least some more time for the owner to put some distance between him/her and the vehicle. And the doors/windows could only be unlocked via that remote after the emergency lockup. Now that would impress me.
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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    Not really an inappropriate commercial....I just can't find the "Commercials I Hate" thread....but then, I don't really hate this one (at least, not yet)....it's just plain bizarre.
    For Wendy's.
    About 50 or so people in a forest. Each one kicking a tree. One guy has this Wendy's wig on. He stops kicking and begins to question why he hasn't been choosing a "Hot, juicy burger" over a dry frozen burger all this time. Says he deserves one...not because he can tear a phone book with his bare hands...No!...because he has a mouth and it wants one. "Hot, juicy burger. Hot, juicy burger. That's right!" he chants, as they all march away.
    Weird. But I guess that's the point. Make it so stupid and bizarre that you take notice and remember it.

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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    He's just showing that in the vast forest of life, where everyone does the same thing over and over and over (kicking a tree), that he's going to step out of the fold, because he can.
    So, instead of the same old craphola burger that everyone is content with, he (Wendy's) is going against the norm and introducing a betta burger.
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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Maveno;2428761;
    He's just showing that in the vast forest of life, where everyone does the same thing over and over and over (kicking a tree), that he's going to step out of the fold, because he can.
    So, instead of the same old craphola burger that everyone is content with, he (Wendy's) is going against the norm and introducing a betta burger.
    Maybe so, but the commercial still sucks.
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    Re: Inappropriate Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2428830;
    Maybe so, but the commercial still sucks.
    Yea, I forgot to add that to my post.
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