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If you're like me, you listen to Eric Nadel almost every night, because that's really the only acceptable way to follow a ballgame. But you're subjected to a shockingly small carousel of commercials that work their way deep into your psyche.
So, let's have it out. Which one is the worst?
(In no particular order:)
Coke: "Play that bottle!"Coke: "Hmmm..., I yelled."Ozarka: "Yeah, he's a born natural" (spoken by Rolf the dog)Cook Children's: "Hey MomandDad..."Geico: "He's too young to remember this, right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah."Safeco: "I call it the pack mule"Safeco: "As if they're ENJOYING themselves"Cholula: "The flavorful hot sauce with the iconic wooden cap"
I'm sure I'm missing some here, but that will get the ball rolling. We need to come to consensus on this for the good of the order. My vote: "Hmmmmm...I yelled." Try to yell the word 'HMMMM', please try. It's just a straight-up typo that I have to listen to performed obnoxiously eight to ten times a night. But then again, who IS that strange woman who yells: "Play that bottle?" It's not the mom. Is it a crazy grandmother? An aunt they keep chained to the radiator in the basement? Who?
I can't remember if I heard this one on the radio or tv broadcast, but the most hilariously awful one is the Ace Cash Express commercial where Wash talks about how even the best players in the game struggle from time to time, but he knows he can "always rely on his bench." I laugh every time. He doesn't even try to say it convincingly...
I hate the "play that bottle!" Commercial with every fiber of my being. At first it tries to do that ironic"funny" thing where the kid is playing a choke bottle that sounds like a pan flute, then it turns into a cheesy hallmark card with the mom. The radical shifts in tone make my brain hemorrhage.
I listen to the radio broadcasts every game. The worst commercials without a doubt are the Coke commercials. Once I hear that music and that whiny-ass dude start talking, "I'm sitting here at the dinner table with my mom' 'Hi Honey!" and also the "I was sitting in my backyard watching baseball on tv and drinking a Coke", I throw up in my mouth a little and EVERY time I turn the radio off.
And why the hell is he watching TV in his backyard? I've never watched TV in my yard. And he says, "Hmm, I yelled" Why the hell did he yell it? He's by himself. I truly despise the coke commercials and because I don't like them so much I don't drink coke products. If I hate a commercial enough I will go out of my way to avoid the product and coke has that distinction with me.
I think you left out my other least favorite commercials. The Capt Morgan commercials where someone is giving a toast to a damn raping and pillaging pirate????? I turn those commercials off also. I can handle the rest but for coke and Capt Morgan commercials I can't turn my radio off fast enough.
And off topic but EVERY single game as the broadcast comes on for the first pitch they play Springsteen's 'Born to Run" as Nadel starts the game. It's a fine song don't get me wrong but EVERY DAMN GAME they start with that twangy-ass guitar and it just rankles me.
Good thread, that is all.
Play that bottle? I wish somebody would break that Coke bottle on his head.
Bankston commercial; nuff said.
Second Liver's Bankston nomination. The lady needs a makeover and Agee weeks at the health spa. Bankston needs higher production values.
And we haven't even broached the tv side on foxsw...
1) when you need a car, or truck or van ("truck or van") - set to ghostbusters theme song.2) ace cash express3) metro pcs4) any of the tc commercials
This thread stole my heart away. I love you, thread.
The worst are definitely the Coke commercials. It's kind of amazing they were able to come up with two dominant entries in the "Most Terribly Annoying Commercial" category in the same season. Props to Coke. The Captain Morgan "toast" commercial takes bronze.
Hands down "Play that bottle!"
Do you remember last year's awful coke commercial with that dad that kept saying "to the max!" or some shit?
It was something like "My dad is trying to be cool when he drinks Cokes." It is possibly worse than "Play that bottle!" *shudder*
Yeah, it was for like a six pack or something and the dad was like, "Pack on the attack! Whoo!!" I didn't care for that one much but I didn't turn the radio off when it came on.
Play that bottle, Hmm I yelled, and both Capt Morgan commercials get me to turn it off and I think that a commercial that gets potential consumers to shut off the radio is a poor commercial indeed.
Play that bottle is horrible.
Both Coke commercials are bad. Both the "Play that bottle" and the one about the guy skipping work and watching the game. The part that irks me the most about the guy skipping work is the fact that he uses the verb "yell" in his story, in a dull tone and on a sentence that one would never yell. AGH!
Yeah, I gotta agree. Those two Coke commercials are two of my most loathed commercials ever. I find it highly creepy to find a grown man playing a homemade instrument for his mother after making her dinner. Especially with some....I guess random old black woman urging him to "play that bottle." It's a very eerie image.
The "Hmm, I yelled," gets me so damn irritated every single time I hear it. The fist thing I think when I hear these commercials is that I will never drink another Coke as long as these commercials still exist. Mostly because if I was drinking one and one of those commercials came on I would throw it out the window.
The "play that bottle" commercial makes me want to jab shards of coke bottle glass into my ears. Aside from hearing it numerous times every game for two years, it makes absolutely no sense.
It is inexcusable that a fortune 100 company subjects listeners to the same two awful commercials so many times, over and over. When waiters ask me, "Is Pepsi OK?," I've actually started to answer "yes," because of those frigging commercials.
Thank you for this thread. Coke and Safeco are hands down the worst. May I also nominate for dishonorable mention: Sweet Baby Ray's, "you're not gonna be eatin' the label"
I think I hate the "I call it the pack mule" one the most. First, I hate her voice. ...but more than that, I hate the concept that some lady pays that much attention to what her neighbors are doing and has a nickname for their car. Seriously? So gross.
Coke is the worst easily, but I'm starting to detest the hospital commercial that constantly says, "Of course you'd pick a hospital that..." then tells me about some award nobody could care less about except the hospital itself.
On TV, it's easily the Bankston commercials. For the record, even if I lived in the Metroplex, I would NEVER call Bankston, just because of that commercial.
There are things that you likey, and then there are things you no likey.
Srsly, why did Jim Halpert agree to read that?
Definitely "play that bottle." Hate that guy
The one that killed me the most was the Benefit Concert "Or, to write love on her arms"... that line especially. I'm all for Nadel's eclectic music taste and benefit concerts, but that commercial was awful. The play that bottle one is annoying. The bankston TV commercials make me want to gouge my eyes and ears out. The metro pcs commercial where wash says "Contracts would never work in baseball"...
In short... I think all of our local commercials are pretty bad.
I wanted to add in "That horse knows fun!"
It just epitomizes the philosophy of the Rangers ad campaign and drives me nuts...
Coke: "Hmmm..., I yelled." THANK YOU. This one takes the cake for me. Did you not read this outloud before you recorded it?
You cannot forget Sweet Baby Ray's "not in a bassinet" *eyeroll* If that story is even remotely true, I will eat my big fat cowboy hat.
Coke commercial play that bottle is the worst. By far. I am glad to see most of us can agree on that.
I really resent how nostalgic an overbearing Scottish accent makes me feel about grass and yards. And how every mention of the Backyard of Texas paralyzes me with yearning to finish school so I can hurry and move back to Arlington. It's painful to be such a softie.
Play that bottle! is also very painful.
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