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DaHeckIzDat
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Worst Advertisements?

Postby DaHeckIzDat » March 20th, 2021, 3:38 pm

I just saw a new Snapple commercial on Facebook, and my first reaction was that the puppets looked like they were from Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, the YouTube horror series that pretends to be a children's show until people start dying. Watching it made me nervous because I kept expecting something horrible to happen. Here's a link if anybody wants to see it:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158547709688876&id=64867348875

What about you guys? What's some of the worst examples of advertisement you've ever seen?

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Re: Worst Advertisements?

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 20th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Most Apple commercials are pretentious garbage.

"What's a computer?"

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Re: Worst Advertisements?

Postby pacman000 » March 20th, 2021, 5:24 pm

RadioShack’s “Let’s go to the Shack” commercial.

An Atari PC commercial, which said their PC-Cline had IBM power. That implies the ST wasn’t as powerful as a PC-XT, which undercut their other marketing efforts.

Atari’s “The Fun is Back” 2600 Jr. ad.

That Pokemon Red/Blue commercial where the bus driver crushes his bus into a Gameboy.

Some local furniture store ads where a guy belly-flips onto a mattress, or beats furniture with a baseball bat.

A PSA where a man is walking with his daughter, about 10 years old. A bunch of teen boys on leashes run out to her & start begging for attention. The dad then turns to her & says “Well, I guess it’s time we have you spayed!” The camera then cuts to the girl, showing her as a puppy. Just...no.

Another PSA where a woman slaps herself each time she makes an excuse to not give money.

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Re: Worst Advertisements?

Postby Zack Burner » March 20th, 2021, 5:37 pm

The famous anti-smoking PSA which shows animals with cigarettes in their mouths and a narrator says "If you think this looks ridiculous, remember, smoking is unnatural to you as it is to them"

The boogerman commercial of some fat dude eating jalapenos and beans and has an "atomic butt blast"

This rare exercise commercial "This is your butt" zooming in on kids rear ends.

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Re: Worst Advertisements?

Postby Herschie » March 20th, 2021, 8:33 pm

When I was in California back in 2002, Carl's Jr. would play these commercials of people eating their burgers like pigs. They would be munching, smacking, slurping. It got so bad that I actually had my girlfriend send me my N64 so that I wouldn't have to watch so much TV.

Of course had she known what I was doing with those California babes. Ok, I was striking out miserably, but that's not the point...


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