Over the years, I’ve written columns about all kinds of annoying commercials, from those featuring talking bladders to my fave: “If you or a loved one has died…” Huh?? I guess lawsuits are so ubiquitous they can now be filed from the grave. Any-hoo, I’ll link some of those previous columns below.
Today, I’m listing the current commercials that drive me nuts. See if you agree. (YouTube links included)
“Catch me if you can, kiddo”
This commercial with the animated little girl and her grandma with knee pain is annoying because:
- The primitive animation looks like drawings from a coloring book at a Shoney’s restaurant.
- The grandma’s laugh is creepy.
- There’s no manufacturer or brand name, only the words “Pain-relieving back or knee brace” and a phone number. ???? Are they selling stolen knee braces?
“Irritabelle,” the talking irritated bowel
This commercial for Allergans Viberzi medication to treat irritable bowels is annoying because:
- A woman in a flesh-colored cat suit portrays a woman’s intestines.
- The intestines walk and talk.
- The intestines have bright red hair.
- The intestines are on the outside of the woman’s body.
Enough said. Click here to watch it.
Rapping stop-action animation Flo
I like Flo in most of the commercials for Progressive Insurance but the stop-action Flo is annoying because:
- She raps … sort of.
- She raps badly.
- Her voice rises to an irritating octave as she raps.
- She raps using outdated slang: “You can throw shade all day, but it’ll never land ’cuz we got the Name Your Price tool in the palm of our hands. Mic drop.”
The Golden Colonel from KFC
I really dislike the current KFC campaign with all the different colonels but the worst is the colonel covered in gold paint to introduce Georgia Gold chicken.
Just no. Click here to see it.
877-CASH-NOW on the bus
All the JG Wentworth commercials are bad but the ones with the operatic singers hurt my hears. And why was a man dressed as a Viking riding a city bus?? Click here to see it.
No no no no no no no. Never pick food from someone’s face and eat it.
The water slide tampon commercial
This one bugs me not because it’s a Tampax Pearl commercial but because the high-pitched “woo-hoooooo” the woman yells while going down the water slide always startles me. And why is it filmed from her vantage point? So that we focus on her hoo-ha??
Links to some of my previous columns on commercials:
- We can’t unsee Puppy Monkey Baby
- Kmart’s ship our pants
- The Charmin bears
- Commercials that sell common products like rug cleaner with sexual innuendo
- Mr. Mucus and the Myrbetrig bladder
- If you or a loved one has died, one of you shouldn’t be reading this column
13 thoughts on “7 commercials so annoying they make you leave the room”
I like the walking intestine, and I absolutely love the Skittelpocks commercial. I am with you that the golden colonel has to go.
You’re weird tho … 😉
You are spot one with these. I also hate all Cialis and Viagra commercials.
Every decision maker and the intestine lady involved in the Viberzi walking intestine commercial should be forced to spend eternity being digested in Jaba the Hut’s intestines.
I agree with all of these except the Skittles pox. I’d like to add one if I may. I absolutely hate the Cup Noodles commercials with a passion. They drive me fckn nuts especially the whisper one. I hate listening to people whisper. I feel like people that whisper have doo doo breath. Gross! Watch here: https://youtu.be/8WhwFHLYitw
I somehow missed the Cup Noodles one. Maybe it’s regional. I’ll look it up. I also HATE whispering in movies and commercials. Makes me nuts.
I agree with all of the annoying and don disturbing commercials. Another commercial that I find annoying. The General insurance- eeeek
Nothing against the insurance coversge, Progresdive needs to do something about their annoying uninformative ads. Though personally the actor’s are ok the content is the issue. Truly flip the channel to avoid all Progressive commercials as much as possible. What has singing reps have to do with selling policies or reviewing types of coverage? Corp Advertising please rethink presentation. Thank you.
I thought the same thing about that commercial!
I agree…Flo needs to go. Those commercials keep getting dumber and dumber. She should gracefully bow out like the cavemen did. I also can’t stand the My Pillow commercials, especially the really long version shown late at night. My latest annoyance is for Kerasal Nail Fungal treatment where the lady’s feet are her hands. It kinda freaks me out. I don’t know why. Thanks for letting me vent. 🤗
Oooo, I hate that one too. I always think they’d be icky and dirty. ~~shudder~~