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Offensive TV commercials
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Denise    Posted 08-19-2001 at 19:14:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The MTV comment brings to light another issue -
Since when is stupid so funny?
I am specifically referring to 3 commercials for the same alcholic lemonade -
in all 3 someone in very seriously injured, they were: speared with a metal pipe, lost an arm, and lost a leg. All guys working on the job who got hurt - the main theme - before going to the emergency room lets go to the bar for a hard lemonade...
Do they think after watching that I am thinking good thoughts when I see *that* brand in the grocery store?????
I don't know, maybe I am just a stick in the mud.

JoAndra Van Dowall    Posted 06-08-2002 at 02:39:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Too many commercials show violence, disobedience and they're just plain insulting to one's intelligence. For example: Brawney paper towel showing the father of a son throwing himself over an outdoor buffet table, telling him what a Brawney mess is. And...
why would Denny's have Miss Piggy ordering the 25th Anniversary Grand Slam Deal, which comes with bacon and sausage? There are toooo many to list.

Jerrison    Posted 09-18-2003 at 21:33:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I see too many commercials in a single break than scenes from the program I sometimes forget what I'm watching. I get up and leave my room during commercials because they are just too degrading to watch.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 08-25-2001 at 21:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I find most TV commercials boring and idiotic.

RayP(MI)    Posted 08-25-2001 at 17:46:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, I don't need or can't afford their insurance, but LONG LIVE THE AFLAC DUCK!

Jim from Stonepile    Posted 08-20-2001 at 05:51:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like I am not missing anything! Haven't watched a tv show in years, and almost never watch movies anymore! My son doesn't watch much either.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 08-27-2001 at 21:31:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jim - I admire your good taste. Most TV is a vast waste land, except for Public TV.

Gary    Posted 08-20-2001 at 05:28:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Heck, about any commercial is offensive.
Hmm, If I drink XXX beer, large breasted ladies will be everywhere.

A 2wd SUV can go through the snow and never get stuck.

A mini pickup can pull a 8000lbs boat. ok, maybe it can tow it. Lets see it stop it.

Franz    Posted 08-19-2001 at 23:46:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And I thought the flavored douche commercials were bad. Just who did the taste testing for those manufacturers anyhow?
What about the one where granny is headed out for a dinner date, telling us all how great she feels in her Depends with absorbent lining? Jello anyone?

phyllis    Posted 08-19-2001 at 20:31:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can't even make an intelligent comment on this one. We haven't had TV for close to 2 years now. I mean, we have a TV, but only for videos, or dvd's. It's been REAL nice! We get weather and news that we need from radio.

rhudson    Posted 08-19-2001 at 20:26:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
saw one today, thought the same thing. i think there are written for a younger crowd than i. have you seen some of the cartoons on the small dish? i will not let my 5 year old watch many.

F14...Heard that!    Posted 08-20-2001 at 03:34:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
My 10 year old grandson will sit and watch cartoons literally all day. Eyes glazed over, mouth hanging open, it's disgusting. The only way to get his attention is to turn the TV off. Which I do. Regularly. How many hours of Scooby Doo equals the loss of one IQ point?

Not like the good old days when we had REAL cartoons, like Bugs Bunny and Foghorn Leghorn...


Joe Cowboy    Posted 08-27-2001 at 21:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do you go back to the days of HOWDY DOODY?

Mudcat49    Posted 08-20-2001 at 04:30:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't forget the Coyote. With what he spent at the Amce Co buying gizmos to try and catch the Roadrunner to eat he could eaten every night at a 5 star eatery!

LazyHorse    Posted 08-20-2001 at 04:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scooby Doo isn't so bad. The one I can't tolerate are 2 stupid dogs, cow & chicken, ed, ed'n eddy, and some others I just don't feel are appropriate for any kid with brain cells that could be damaged by the stupid shows.

Sick of my local TV ~!    Posted 02-04-2004 at 10:08:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Booooooo Phoenix!

In Phoenix Arizona the local TV channels DO NOT CARE what you want to see!! They cannot exist without Feminine Products. Those commercials have been offensive and unwanted for YEARSsss. It's all about the $$$, and that's ALL they are about. Like all women or girls don't know what products are out there for their needs. Not only my family but so many are complaining that the numbers of those commercials are double to all the others shown. Men and woman alike are uncomfortable and complaints are made and they continue to ignore what there viewers want. To many TV shows and unwanted commercials continue. Few GOOD TV programs are found but are dropped! Cursing, fighting...

...And why aren't they listening to us?


F14    Posted 08-20-2001 at 04:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Japanese imports (Dragonball Z and it's ilk) are pretty bad too. Casey eats 'em up, but even he admits Scooby Doo gets pretty lame. Doesn't stop him from watching it, tho.

Personally, I kinda like Cow & Chicken, especially the I.M. Weasel episodes. But then, I'm about half a bubble off level anyway...

Jerry B    Posted 08-20-2001 at 06:25:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep in mind that the voice of I. M. Weasel is the voice of the Klingon, Lt. Warf on Star Trek.

I teach school and everyday I look out across the rooms and see Ed, Edd and Eddy in almost every class. There is even a Kevin there who you would just love to see "get his". *L*

The 3 Ed's are basically harmless kids trying to cope with changes in their lives and deal with situations that always occur at various stages of life. Right now they are just trying to make money to buy jaw breakers. Beats having to mow yards I guess. *L*

Denise    Posted 08-20-2001 at 07:37:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
so after reading the posts am I correct in assuming that Tv today is not what it used to be?
Guess it all just hit us at once to go from none to the dish?
Are they trying to teach the kids today that stupid is OK? Between some of the cartoons mentioned and the commercials I am at a loss.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 08-27-2001 at 21:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
So who wants to pay some overpriced fee to watch over 200 mindless channels?

F14    Posted 08-20-2001 at 08:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dunno Denise. I don't buy the "Twinkie Defense" (TV made me do it) I don't ascribe that sort of power to TV. I know it's fashionable for the shrinks to blame all our ills on most anything BUT the root cause (lack of proper upbringing, parental presence, discipline and accountability). I certainly don't approve of using unrestricted viewing as a substitute for quality time either. I know it's a huge problem in a two-income household to devote the sort of time and effort into child rearing that it requires. Personally, I believe that parenting is a career, and parents need to decide what they want, kids or toys, before having kids. Either Mom or Dad needs to be home fulltime. If that's not fiscally possible, don't have kids.

I know, I know, I need to get my head out of the Fifties and face the New Reality. Both of my grandsons have been raised on daycare and TV, and frankly, I'm not impressed with the results. I do as much as their Mom will allow to fill the gaps, but bottom line is, her kids, her rules.

scooterhead    Posted 08-21-2001 at 03:28:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
To go a step farther I growed up knowin if I did wrong I was gona get a whipin , I see alot of kids that should have got a few whipins !!!! Lookin back I`m glad Dad kept me in line . Dont think I would have learned much from a TIME OUT !!!!!!

Denise    Posted 08-21-2001 at 20:39:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL - we too learned out of fear. but not just cause I would have gotten my a$$ whipped - as a child respect was an issue too - I think that is missing today. (Is it even still in Webster's dictionary? I'll have to look up the current definition)

IHank    Posted 08-20-2001 at 10:06:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
F14- Amen brother! I disagree 180 degrees out from you about you getting your head out of the fifties. Man, those values are what we need to get back to! IHank

Steve L.    Posted 08-24-2001 at 17:42:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree F14 and IHank. I think slowly our society is beginning to get the idea, but things have gone so far the other way, and most people are so materialistic--it will take God in peoples' lives to change them.

Grove r    Posted 08-21-2001 at 06:43:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Agree 100% Hank, maybe all we have is "Victorian values", but at least we HAVE values, not saying they are the best, but untill something better comes along, which I certainly don't see in todays values, that is what I will stick with! And, there wasn't too much wrong with the fifties, iether!! been there and done that! This idea of "space"....if you need space.... try the space between your ears, lots of "room" for improvement there! [boy this soap box has gotta go], and me to, have a gooder, R.E.L.

Denise    Posted 08-21-2001 at 20:41:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Right on target!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 08-20-2001 at 17:11:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What was that brand of beer again? Do I have to actually drink it or just buy it & set it on the table & wait for those babes to show up? How about a six pack to go? Will they just follow me on to the house? Think of the time that could save. Just Me, the babes, & Scoobie-doo. Pretty cozy! Time to put the dog out.

bob    Posted 08-21-2001 at 18:48:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
it seems like all the posts had truth in them agree 100%. Now I think we should get a goverment grant and print up copies of our thinking and hand them out to our young parents . the two household working is going to be hard to control but it would save taxpayers money in the long run have a good one

Denise    Posted 08-21-2001 at 20:31:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
OK then - how come if we all agree that is what those bubbleheads think we want to see? Must be that we are not the majority who purchases their stuff?????

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