Retro TV Commercials

TV Commercials - Love em / Hate em

  • I love them!

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • I hate Them!

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Gotta have em to get the shows

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • There were some good ones!

    Votes: 10 52.6%
  • Wasting my time!

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Too many

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • Too Stupid

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Bring back the old ones

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • We should petition against

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Other - Comment

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters
    19

Tom

An Old Friend
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Location
Gulf Coast
#1
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painkiller64

Avoid A Void
Joined
Sep 15, 2006
Location
kansas
#2
i answered ones like too stupid and too many, etc.

i know that to get decent programming now we have to have commercials to pay for them (not like we dont pay enough with taxes) and soon we will be singing jingles like in demolition man.

even the PBS stations are following suit and subtly doing commercials to help pay their way.

i loved the 70's and 80's where the commercials were not the show that you were watching and they were alot more memorable than the ones that we have now.
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
Joined
Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
#3
... i loved the 70's and 80's where the commercials were not the show that you were watching and they were alot more memorable than the ones that we have now.
In the days before the phrase "product placement" was well known.

Anybody watch the last Eureka episode? Not only was "Degree" an obvious shill but... it will actually be the basis of an entire episode this season.

:banghead:
 

7HEUSEDB3RTH

Part Member, Part Machine
Joined
Sep 21, 2008
Location
Massachusetts
#5
Ever seen The Star Wars Holiday Special with commercials :D

I can't wait to laugh at the stupidity of commercials today when I am 34. That will be one hell of a sight!
 
X

xgmx

Guest
#6
Stupid, but sometimes they are good if they are for a good product (I wouldn't have found out about ShamWows without TV commercials).
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
Staff member
Joined
Mar 20, 2004
Location
Pennsylvania
#7
Demolition Man - the horror, the horror of jingles!
I made a mistake yesterday and, after a several year absence, picked up a snack from Taco Bell. I quickly remembered why I am not a fan of fast food place.

Ever seen The Star Wars Holiday Special with commercials :D

I can't wait to laugh at the stupidity of commercials today when I am 34. That will be one hell of a sight!
You don't have to wait, just check out commercials like...
(I wouldn't have found out about ShamWows without TV commercials).
:D

I mean, seriously, who the heck bought a ShamWow because Vince has told them to?
 

Starbeast from Planet X

Benevolent Galaxy Being
Joined
Sep 19, 2009
Location
Illinois, planet Earth
#12
Too many commercials

More than thirty seconds is too long for me until the program that I'm watching comes on again. I know my mere words can't stop these advertisers, but I wish they'd stop making some commercials that are so creepy and crude humor abundant. It's a shame that some of these companies resort to using cheap tricks rather than using delightful images of fantasy (since we have to watch them anyways).
 

Electric Moon

Here to conquer Earth
Joined
Jan 31, 2010
Location
The planet Venus
#13
My votes in this poll were probably the most contradictory out of anyone's.

IMO they should only play the commercials in between programmes, therefore allowing episodes to be longer and letting us take the food out of the oven, go to the bathroom or whatever before our favourite show starts without coming back to find out that we're too late and missed the most important part of the show, like when the killer's name is revealed.
 
Joined
Nov 23, 2010
Location
USA
#18
I liked the Timex commercials..."it takes a Lick'n and keeps on Tick'n"...you never knew what they were going to strap the watch to next.
 
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