Saturday, May 31, 2008

Oh, Those Commercials!

I haven't talked about the commercials for awhile now. I am glad to say I have let go of the Viagra boys and the Fibromyalgia woman. As a matter of fact, I haven't seen any of those recently. Funny, until just now I had forgotten about them. Not to worry though, something has stepped up and taken their place.
First, don't get me wrong. I am not sitting watching television all day long so I can critique the ads. It just so happens that I don't fast forward all the time so I see them, ok? There is one ad that makes me glad I have fast forward though. It is not a stupid ad like the Viagra boys but it runs like a hundred times a night. It is the one legged girl, Sarah, who is selling cars. Now this isn't the first time I've seen her. She was a contestant on The Amazing Race a while back and she was on with the man she was seeing at the time with whom she broke up. Smart move, trust me. She is strong and brave and a nice looking girl. And now she hawks cars. A hundred times a night. I am really sick of her and her hydraulic leg.
There are some car ads I love. I love the little Mentor Mitsubishi girl who cant say Mitsubishi and wants you to buy a car because it is the only red one. I love her little brother who keeps telling her that there is another red car off camera. I get a large charge out of the Matia sisters who look so nervous but Dad indulged them and lets them sell cars. They are a modicum more convincing than the little Mitsubishi girl.
But I do have my nominee for the worst ad I have ever seen probably in my life and it has nothing to do with cars. It is an add for pimple wash. I am not sure of the name but it works. Trust them. In it the mom gives the kid the product and then he goes to wash up. We are then bombarded with the closest close up of a zit that I have ever seen (outside of my own mirror) and you get to watch it disappear. I don't know about you but I saw enough zits when I was growing up on my own face and I know what they look like and I don't want to be reminded.
Yuk! Yuk! Double Yuk!!!
What is up with that?? Imagine the gross possibilities if this trend catches on. Close ups of ...oh, sorry even I can't go there.

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