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RedsFan75
04-17-2006, 01:00 PM
Have any of you seen the new VW commercials, where the vehicle is involved in a crash.

Those scenes just bother me. Not sure what it is about them, unless it's the fact the view is from inside the car being hit!

Anyone else feel that way?

Javy Pornstache
04-17-2006, 02:33 PM
Not so much on that one, but the Burger King "king" stalking people is kinda weird, but at least they stopped with the death metal band in chicken suits singing about their chicken fries.

HotCorner
04-17-2006, 02:47 PM
I find the Burger King ads more disturbing than the VW ads. The King is just plain creepy!

The VW ad, while shocking, does show get it's point across quite effectively.

RedFanAlways1966
04-17-2006, 02:56 PM
You mean to tell me that everyone does not flip through the channels when a commercial comes on the idiot-box?

Am I the only one who flips during commercials? :help:

TeamMorris
04-17-2006, 03:52 PM
I have to agree with the Burger King commercials. They scare me!!! If I ever opened my door or shade in the morning and he was standing there...I would loose it!

The old Quizno's commercials with the singing hamsters or what ever they were use to freak me out a bit also. Some strange marketing with that one!

Caveat Emperor
04-17-2006, 03:55 PM
I have to agree with the Burger King commercials. They scare me!!! If I ever opened my door or shade in the morning and he was standing there...I would loose it!


I love the King ads. They're just so wonderfully surreal and absurd. If I'm flipping by and I see the King on TV, I'll stop just to make sure it's not a new ad I haven't seen before.

Plus, how could you not love the King spliced into NFL films highlight reels tipping a Drew Bledsoe pass to himself and then doing the Deion Sanders dance in the end zone?

ThatsAStrike
04-17-2006, 06:06 PM
I love the King ads, too, for the exact same reasons Caveat Emperor mentioned.

I used to have TiVo and missed all the ads. Now I have HDTV but no HDTV TiVo, so I'm back to watching the ads.

pedro
04-17-2006, 06:08 PM
I found this burger king commercial particularily disturbing.

http://gallery.image4free.com/albums/userpics/11154/image_274780.jpg

KronoRed
04-17-2006, 06:10 PM
The Pepto commercials where they dance their way through stomach problems

Roy Tucker
04-17-2006, 06:11 PM
The first time I saw the VW car crash ad, it caught me completely by surprise and I about jumped out of my skin.

paintmered
04-17-2006, 07:39 PM
The newest J.T.M. commercial. That is painful to watch.

RedsManRick
04-17-2006, 07:42 PM
"The King" commericials and the new VW ad are both very effective. I'd much rather see those than the run of the mill commercial when 20 seconds later I don't remember the product.

The VW ad scared teh crap out of me the first time I saw it. But it was VERY good at making it's point, perhaps better than any commerical I can think of.

Yachtzee
04-17-2006, 09:00 PM
Back when I had MLB Extra Innings, I got to see all the local ads for Fox Sports Cincinnati. I found the AE Door and Window ads with Marty Brenneman very disturbing. Marty could show The King a thing or two about stalking.

pedro
04-17-2006, 09:18 PM
The newest J.T.M. commercial. That is painful to watch.

We used to mock JTM commercials.

Just Turtle Meat
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LoganBuck
04-17-2006, 09:41 PM
TBS just aired The Lord of the Ring I and II this weekend. They had commercials airing implicating Frodo and Sam as "secret lovers", and another commercial showing Gandolf riding the white horse in a suggestive manner. I was mildly disturbed when I watched them.

wolfboy
04-18-2006, 12:43 AM
Have any of you seen the new VW commercials, where the vehicle is involved in a crash.

Those scenes just bother me. Not sure what it is about them, unless it's the fact the view is from inside the car being hit!

Anyone else feel that way?

That commercial gets me too. I've been in a few accidents (only as a passenger), and I think that has something to do with it. It's that view you get over the guy's shoulder with the car colliding. You almost want to jump up and tell him to watch out.

WVPacman
04-18-2006, 01:27 AM
Have any of you seen the new VW commercials, where the vehicle is involved in a crash.

Those scenes just bother me. Not sure what it is about them, unless it's the fact the view is from inside the car being hit!

Anyone else feel that way?

I agree with you 100% man about those commercials. I myself with my mom was in two bad wrecks,and everytime I see those commercials I automaticly think about those two wrecks and it isn't something I want to remember.

RedsFan75
04-18-2006, 09:45 AM
I think wolfboy and WVPacman have hit the nail on the head for me. The VW ads bother me most, simply because I've been in several bad accidents, one with my Mom where we were hit head on. And my wife and I, where we were rear-ended. 11 years later We still deal with a lot of pain and I almost debilitating back trouble from that one, so needless to say the car crash ones bother me!

The King ads are equally creepy and Team Morris is dead on as to my reaction if I opened my window and saw that.

Have you seen the latest, where the King wakes up and everyone is surrounding his bed staring at him! Disturbed!

StillFunkyB
04-18-2006, 11:52 PM
Have any of you seen the new VW commercials, where the vehicle is involved in a crash.

Those scenes just bother me. Not sure what it is about them, unless it's the fact the view is from inside the car being hit!

Anyone else feel that way?

I just witnessed that commercial for the first time last night.

It scared the crap out of me.

WVPacman
04-19-2006, 12:52 AM
I just witnessed that commercial for the first time last night.

It scared the crap out of me.


Exactly!! just think what people who have been in very bad wrecks in their lifes think about.Everytime I see it the memorys come back and it puts chills all threw my body.I don't like the commercials at all and I try to hurry a turn the channel whenthey come on.

BoomerSoonerRed
04-21-2006, 02:58 AM
The first time I saw the VW car crash ad, it caught me completely by surprise and I about jumped out of my skin.
I felt the same way.
Now whenever I see it I immediately switch channels. Makes me wish VW would go back to the old "Fahrevegnugen" (sp?) ads.

oneupper
04-21-2006, 08:50 AM
I have to agree with the Burger King commercials. They scare me!!! If I ever opened my door or shade in the morning and he was standing there...I would loose it!

The old Quizno's commercials with the singing hamsters or what ever they were use to freak me out a bit also. Some strange marketing with that one!

The King is scary, but the hamsters are just a knock off from a very popular internet song.

http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/

cincinnati chili
04-23-2006, 02:23 AM
Anybody remember the "We're Having Ravioli" song? That was more disturbing than a car wreck.

Newport Red
04-23-2006, 09:54 PM
The Roaming Gnome on Travelocity's commercials. I think the driver on the VW commercial wigged out just like I do when I see the commercial.

OldRightHander
04-23-2006, 10:55 PM
The Jim Scott Grippo's ads.