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Old 11-01-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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OP ~ I hate them more than anything! A bunch of goony men, sitting around rejoicing about the effects of a seemingly super-natural pill...then why aren't they with their wives/girlfriends/boyfriends...or whoever? What is sacred anymore? Anything goes these days and it sickens me. I'm glad I don't have young children to have to explain the behavior of the men portrayed in those commercials these days. So stupid.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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It's sad that the only time you see anyone over 50 in a TV ad, is for a pharmaceautical or investment firm.

And the stereotyping is another matter. All upper middle class, ex-hippies, still listening to Woodstock music, and riding around in restored '65 Mustang convertibles. They invariably participate in canoe rowing over the backdrop of some pristine landscape.

They at least got rid of the annoying Dr. Jarvik on the cholesterol ads.
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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BLS2753 -

Viagra ads show 50yos that are all upper middle class, ex-hippies, who listen rock music, drive '65 Mustang convertibles, they are into canoe rowing in pristine landscapes?

You get all of this from a commercial?

From what I recall they showed a couple with arms wrapped around each other and the woman was smiling.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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What we are seeing is the financial condition of the country. The businesses that are doing best are the ones advertising the most and pharmaceutical are right on top. Isn't it sad that so many people cannot afford medications while the pharmaceutical companies spend millions, perhaps billions, in advertising erectile dysfunction drugs?
Let's not overlook the cholesterol advertisements, urinary, prostrate, and menstrual ads. It makes you wonder how concerned parents explain this to their children. I always enjoy listening to the side effects and can't imagine why anyone would want to take some of these medication.
I think I'd rather watch the guy from Oxy-Clean...he's the guy with a voice so annoying it is reminiscent of finger nails on a chalk board.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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BLS2753 -

Viagra ads show 50yos that are all upper middle class, ex-hippies, who listen rock music, drive '65 Mustang convertibles, they are into canoe rowing in pristine landscapes?

You get all of this from a commercial?

From what I recall they showed a couple with arms wrapped around each other and the woman was smiling.

You're misquoting me. I'm speaking of ads geared toward seniors in general. I never mentioned Viagra.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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All I know is if I'm tired of seeing guys with long grey hair, rowing a canoe or riding a mountain bike, while laughing their butts off for no apparant reason.

I'm in this age group, and know many others as well. I don't know any who look or act like the fools represented in these ads.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You're misquoting me. I'm speaking of ads geared toward seniors in general. I never mentioned Viagra.
I did not know. The OP being about Viagra and all.

Again I have not seen many of these ads, so far no ads showing old folks in canoes for sure.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Default Majority of Ads Waste of Money

The majority of ads today on the TV are terrible! They make men and women look like morons! Either they are targeting men's gentalia, women's bones and wrinkles, constipation, arthritis, the list goes on and on. Why don't these drug companies use their advertisement money for reduction in drugs costs or research into something other than erectile dysfunction? AFLAC are the only commercials worth watching. Thank goodness for the MUTE button!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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I have yet to see ONE ED commercial that is not a source of embarrassment to MEN. The worst is the take on "Viva Las Vegas" with the group of middle aged men singing the praises of Viagra in an empty bar. It's so pathetic and degrading --I just don't get IT.
Yeah just like in real life when ladies get naked and have pillow fights!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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the group of middle aged men singing the praises of Viagra in an empty bar
Kinda reminds me of the cats singing the praises of Meow Mix commercials. Meow, meow, meow, meow!
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