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Old 10-11-2008, 06:26 AM
Location: PA -> Denver, CO
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I think the commercial is hilarious, it's so far into the cheesy / ridiculous realm, that you can't help but watch the train wreck. It is fairly tasteless, but it is effective.
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by berries View Post
I bet Elvis is rolling in his grave. I sometimes can't believe the things that have changed since I was young...but a bunch of guys sitting around with guitars singing "VIVA VIAGRA" has got to be a low point. If you have not seen the commercial you probably will. I think everything has just hit a new low for me.

Don't like em, but you gotta admit they are effective. The music sticks in your head. That's probably the only thing that keeps you up all night.
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:50 PM
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Bad commercials

Originally Posted by roanoker 4 View Post
The power of the drug industry is so awesome!
I was sitting in the room with 2 pre-school boys watching this commercial
and they both asked me(an uncle)what was erectile dysfunction?
Is it MY place to answer such a sensitive question in such a unlikely place?
Since the drug industry has us all so spellbound none even questions such
advertising. I have always thought it was a bad idea to even allow drug advertising on t.v. The added costs to the consumer is reflected in our health mess. Oh well, chalk another one up for the powerful drug lobby in Washington and the wealthy greedy lobbyists, the politicians who feed off of their profits in Congress and the general low life that run our country from the
cesspool of America, our nations' capital.
Sometimes, if we have company (all adults) and one of these disgusting commercials comes on, it is so embarrassing - everyone just sits around and its very quiet for a bit. I dislike any commercial that looks down on any group of people.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:04 AM
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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What ever happened to the "Prime Time" rules? Rules that would limit what our children watched until 8-9PM?? I am watching an afternoon baseball playoff game, I TIVO'd, with my daughter and one of the Viagra commercials comes on. My 11 year asks what is ED? Only thing I could think of was "Go talk to your mother". AND then I will be watching DiscoverKids on Sat. morning and they have commercials for debt consolidation?! Great message: buy the RC helicoptor they adverstise for $99 and if it all is too expensive, no problem! Just consolidate your debts. Where's the commercial for frugal living??
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:15 AM
Location: Want to be in Branson
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I really dislike this commercial and others like it but I did laugh the first time I saw it because I was watching TV with my 14 yo granddaughter and she just turned to me and said "That was akward". (and it was but she made it funny!)
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:42 AM
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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Hmmm...perhaps if there were not so many older men who are divorcing their wives and hooking up with much younger women, there would be no need for Viagra.

I would like to shoot "Happy Bob" of the male enhancment commercials, right between the eyes.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:45 PM
Location: home...finally, home .
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Notice how the guy in the commercial is always around sixty and the girls are in their thirties?

People may not recall what you said to them, but they will always remember how you made them feel .
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:38 PM
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Originally Posted by vpdianne View Post
I would fire the person who approved this ad. So tasteless. These medical issues are of a personal nature and should only be discussed between the patient, their partner and their physician. I personally think Sen. Dole should be ashamed of himself for being their spokeperson. Guess everyone has a price. This latest one however is the worst.
What gets me about the prescription drug commercials is that it takes longer to tell you the side effects than it does to tell you what the drug does! Hope you've seen the Jeff Foxworthy routine about that.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:24 PM
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Yeah, really. Anything that may cause blindness, hearing loss, constipation or death is something I wanna be taking ... NOT!!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:59 PM
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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Oh great, there's now a Cialis for "daily use" -- yippeeeee! Now the commercials don't even mention ED, just says you can be "ready" anytime, and shows the obligatory married couple giving each other the look, if ya know what I'm sayin'...
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