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    Disturbing Commercials

    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?

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    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.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    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.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    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?
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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    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!

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamMorris
    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?
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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamMorris
    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.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    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.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    I found this burger king commercial particularily disturbing.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    The Pepto commercials where they dance their way through stomach problems
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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    The first time I saw the VW car crash ad, it caught me completely by surprise and I about jumped out of my skin.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    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.
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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    The newest J.T.M. commercial. That is painful to watch.
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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    The newest J.T.M. commercial. That is painful to watch.
    We used to mock JTM commercials.

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    Re: Disturbing Commercials

    "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.
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