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Old 06-11-2018, 12:09 PM
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Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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The current trend of using an owl to be the spokesperson for the product, both in national commercials as well as local commercials. Stupid.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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The current trend of using an owl to be the spokesperson for the product, both in national commercials as well as local commercials. Stupid.

Here's my favorite owl-related commercial (c. 1970):



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6rHeD5x2tI


I think that the voice of Mr. Cow (MISTER Cow?) is Frank Nelson, and Mr. Fox sounds like Peter Lorre.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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The Trip Advisor owl (really cheesy CGI with an owl in a white hotel robe) makes me want to change the channel because he comes off as creepy.
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:33 PM
 
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Micro Touch Max with the country jingle this commercial is so annoying I can not stand country music
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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When you watch the same channel for 2 to 4 hrs a day for 3 days or so and you see the same 3 to 5 commercials like 15 to 20 times then they get really annoying.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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They are all annoying. When I watch TV I turn to a different station or mute the one I am watching. If I need something I will go to a store to find it. I do not need to constantly be reminded of the crap they are pushing. They should be subjected to the same sentences as like drug dealers.
The problem with that is that the money the advertisers pay to networks is what pays for your television programming. Doing business isn't illegal.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Sunny South Florida
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Yes, we should all understand that sitting through a few commercials is "paying the piper" as it were--financing the programs we want to watch. It's more than fair, I think--we don't even have to buy anything they're trying to sell, just pretend we're listening as we are actually going to the bathroom or making a sandwich during the commercial breaks. Of course that doesn't mean we can't sit here and crack wise about the awful ads some of them produce.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:06 PM
 
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The current trend of using an owl to be the spokesperson for the product, both in national commercials as well as local commercials. Stupid.
Guess what! Travelocity has an owl for a logo, and that may be why they use an owl.

There's another owl used for eyeglasses ad, but that may be because owls are supposed to have excellent vision.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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Women are talking about their "pee problems" in TV ads, too.

And catheter talk is nothing compared to Judge Julie, who was severely injured in a hunting accident and now appears in a TV commercial about ostomy bags.

You got me on that tooo.. but i haven't seen that commercial. thank goodness!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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This may have been referenced but the Kia commercials w/those kids are making me crazy!! First of all, why on earth would something pay attention to a commercial when a kid(s) are talking about the benefits? (there is another commercial too, not sure if it's Kia or not w/another annoying kid w/the weird "pig tail" things) - Kia must must desperate is my thinking, running SO MANY commercial w/these squeaky voice "siblings".
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