Worst TV Commercials – Part I

For those of you that don’t know, I spent the first 11 years of my post Syracuse life working in the TV commercial production industry in NYC. Lots of stories to tell but the voice of my Com Law professor keeps screaming at me something about libel and slander, so I don’t think I’ll be posting any of those any time soon.

Always amazed me how much money was pissed away on these commercials. Same day I’ll tell you about Masters Beer. Don’t think my COM LAW professor would have any problem with me rehashing 25 year test beer commercial stories.

Today, as I sit at home watching TV, it amazes how bad some of the commercials produced really are…always have been, always will be. One that really pisses me off is the commercial for the Huntington Learning Center. Don’t know if you noticed but they used the same exact script for the current version as they did the previous version. The actors (if you can call them that) have changed but the sound remains the same. My favorite moment is when the red headed teenage girl appears to be pulling out her hair and screams “Face it, I’m not getting into college.” Apparently you didn’t get into acting class either.

My dad always tells me how much he hates the GEICO caveman, so dad, this one is for you.  TV commercials, so stupid even a caveman can write them. Enough said.

Than there’s one of my favorite TV commercial lines of all time: “If your erection persists for more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical attention.” Really? What about the person who has been the recipient of this 4 hour monster. What the fuck are they supposed to do? I’m thinking they might not some medical attention as well or some liquid valium in a very sensitive spot.

Oh, gotta go. FIOS guy just came on and I have to go punch that snotty little red headed bitch in the nose.

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About IraSez

I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at www.MonComInc.com I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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2 Responses to Worst TV Commercials – Part I

  1. lizzie says:

    you went to law school? I notice you don’t mention any of the commercials with the boobs showing as bothering you. Personally, I’m never sure if ther’re selling a product or just trying to become a young boy’s wet dream fantasy…..

  2. irasez says:

    I didn’t go to law school but I did take a communications law class. Only thing I remember is libel and slander.

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