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    Sportsnet played that ProtectAlbertaBusiness.ca ad 3 times in that last commercial break.
    3 times in one commercial break!
    Enough is enough indeed.
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    The Esso commercial with the 7 fuel ingredients.
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    "did i say there was only one special edition" and every other one in that series with a spokesperson even more self righteous than i am talking to "real people - not actors" (including the latest with "real dogs - not actors" as if even those responsible for them know how annoying they are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    "did i say there was only one special edition" and every other one in that series with a spokesperson even more self righteous than i am talking to "real people - not actors" (including the latest with "real dogs - not actors" as if even those responsible for them know how annoying they are).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cat View Post
    The Esso commercial with the 7 fuel ingredients.
    Uh-huh, and that hover dude at the end.
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    Latest annoyance: The tuneless, toneless, lyricless mob 'vocals' in the Nissan and Tangerine ads.
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    PetSmart's dog grooming ad because of that horrible "Worth It" song by Fifth Harmony. The oversaturated airtime on TV, especially on CTV, increases my irritability.
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    The McDonald's ad with the staff and customers singing Happy Birthday to Canada's 150th.

    So annoying. And where are the foreign workers behind the counter?

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    I love watching all the corporations jumping on the 150 bandwagon, hoping for some extra sales. P1ss off American company.
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    Another annoying one is the Calaway Park ad they run every summer because of that high-pitched teenage girl's voiceover.
    Oh, and Telus has just brought back Danny the installer for a new ad.
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    ^ Say it ain't so.(:
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    Newest addition to the list is the Pizza Hut ad that has the guy with the extra face painted around his mouth. If he's trying to sound like Mr T, he's failing miserably.

    And I'll be glad when the triathlon is over so that they can quit running that laughably low-budget comic book themed ad.
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    The two guys with a canoe over their heads blindly walking out into a roadway. Too bad the approaching car has the automatic braking feature. And then the girl driving's polite shrug in reaction to the two doofuses.
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    And now there's the KFC ad with the father and daughter doing the car karaoke ("Flashdance - What A Feeling")
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    Just about any men-are-stupid ad by Boston Pizza. The lot of them in fact.

    Comedy network promo ads. (over and frikken over as they don't seem to have sold many paid commercials)
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    I saw the Shaw "Talk to your TV" ad exactly once, by accident, and I knew it should be listed here.
    I feel in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    The Charmin Ad - Enjoy the Go!
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    Ford Employee Pricing. Not a mute button issue but I want to look away.
    What on earth did they do to those poor actors? Just watch how they are having trouble simply walking around the Ford trucks. Something off in their food maybe?
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    An ad that makes me reach for the channel change buttons:
    Pennington's with the woman fighting with her jeans, then her dancing at the end.
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    The stupid Bel-Air Direct commercials.
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    Those Epcor ads with the cheesy poems are back. Major mute job on those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cat View Post
    The stupid Bel-Air Direct commercials.
    Bad enough to cause one to blacklist the company.

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    "You pay what I pay," car ads are stupid.

    "We manage peoples money"

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    Jann Arden talking about lane departure in a Rav 4.
    I'm having people over later to stare at their phones,if you want to drop by

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    This thread is almost 10 years old, but I don't think anyone has specifically mentioned this one:
    "Cars Lost Less in Wetaskiwin!"

    Another annoying local car ad song is the one for Sherwood Honda (the ones featuring that teenage hip-hop dancer), sounds like a bad synthpop ditty from the 80s.
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    A couple more ads I wish were off the air:
    Schwab Chevrolet - old man in sports car mistaking the salesman for a young attractive female.
    McDonalds - androgynous cashier at gas station staring at guy squeezing every drop of gas into his fuel tank.
    Kal Tire = "Ha ha ha good one"
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    The car owners taking their cars to an off leash dog park, pretending their pets. "Oh look their making friends"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post

    Another annoying local car ad song is the one for Sherwood Honda (the ones featuring that teenage hip-hop dancer), sounds like a bad synthpop ditty from the 80s.
    Especially the rare extended mix version. You'll know it when you hear it.
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    You don't realize how nauseating TV commercials are until you cut the cord on your TV.

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    Turning Halloween, Turning Halloween...
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    ... each and every ATA commercial. Poorly produced and pathetic dialogue. They need a new marketing firm, NOW

    Lowen window" farmer" commercial. Seriously???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    A couple more ads I wish were off the air:
    Schwab Chevrolet - old man in sports car mistaking the salesman for a young attractive female.
    (...)"
    Yup... and the salesman has the thickest of stereotypical Canadian accents... Add a couple "give'er" shots and you're going to win hosehead bingo
    Onward and upward

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