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"I'd like to give that dodo off the 5 Alive adverts a good kicking," says tom.joad. And luckily, there's tasty, tasty Cillit Bang to clean up the blood stains when you've finished. Tell us about TV adverts.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:17)
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Another brilliant one from the 80's

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:42, 4 replies)
The Crusha advert
is a bit like a journey into my brain.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:41, 2 replies)
Carling Black Label
This has to be the best ad ever... I remember it cleary all these years later:


Sorry for the quality!!
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:41, 2 replies)
As a Playstation 3 owner
I try to remain aloof when people get into the PS3-X-box arguments.

But it really, REALLY grates on my patience when a game released on multiple platforms has it's advertisement suffixed with "Out now on X-box 360".

It has caused me such vexation in the past that I actually got into an argument with an x-box owner and referred to his games console as "a dead machine with a wrist-breaking control pad".
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:40, 6 replies)
The 80's Guinness ads starring Rutger Hauer
My favourite was of him sitting in a cocktail bar holding some bright concoction with an umbrella sticking out of it, turning to the camera and saying "Don't worry, it's just a nightmare".

Can't find it on Youtube, but an example here:
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:39, Reply)
It's got to be the old spice one
With the guy getting on a horse midway through and being magic

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:39, Reply)
Love it!
Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, a hippo took an apricot, a
guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty

The rhino said, "I know, we'll call it Um Bongo", Um Bongo, Um Bongo,
They drink it in the Congo.

The python picked the passion fruit, the marmoset the mandarin. The
parrot painted packets, that the whole caboodle landed in.

So when it comes to sun and fun and goodness in the jungle, They all
prefer the sunny funny one they call Um Bongo!

I also love...

Will it be chips or jacket spuds?
Will it be salad or frozen peas?
Will it be mushrooms?
Fried onion rings?
You'll have to wait and see...

Ah, you know the rest!
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:35, 1 reply)
ooh also

When I was a kid, the Kia-Ora advert was quite funny. I laughed as the crow bounced his basketball and the funny lady's big bottom bounced around. Hahaha! Hilarious, I love Kia-Ora.

Then I saw it again a few months ago. I think it was cracked.com that made the point that it is literally (in the correct sense!) a parade of racist stereotypes. It's unbelievable! Go watch it again here.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:33, 2 replies)
The xbox ad
Where it says life is short or something:


best ad ever
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:33, 2 replies)
There was a Timotae(?!) ad years ago with a girl getting in to a bath...
And you could see her nipple for a split second.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:33, 6 replies)
Old school classics
Best of the lot have to be:

Skol "I've forgotten the words"
Castlemaine XXXX "I can see the pub from here" (as shouted ever since at the top of every roller coaster I've ever ridden)
Carling Black Label - Mission Impossible Squirrel

I'll stick Youtube links in when I'm less at work.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:32, 1 reply)
Do it like bunnies

The cadbury's caramel bunny.

She was a slut.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:31, 4 replies)
Um bongo um bongo they drink it in the congo!
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:31, Reply)
That "We Buy Any Car" drives me utterly mad. I genuinely can't stand to listen to it - there's a frenzied dash to mute the television whenever that smug newsreader appears. The appearance of the newsreader was a blessing - prior to that I simply had to deal with the music for the three seconds it took me to grab hold of the remote and hit the right button.

In fact, I was discussing this with some friends the other day, and one said "Well, you can't deny it's effective in getting you to remember the brand". She's right, I can't, but the net effect is that I will never, ever, in my entire life have anything to do with We Buy Any Car, Carcraft, or any of the other UK Car Group companies.

That's how annoyed it makes me.

[edit] Yes, okay, it's an obvious choice, but there's still only the one advert that I simply cannot bear at all. The rest are just annoying.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:30, 1 reply)
any advert with horribly dubbed soundtrack
What the cunting fuck is wrong with you - Kinder Surprise, Febreze, fucking "want to do a poo at Paul's"? You're spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on your adverts every year, possibly month, and you can't spare a few grand to re-film what is always a ridiculously simple advert. No, instead you pretend like we won't sodding notice the actors' mouths bobbing up and down when they're not speaking and a sound quality like they're in a bubble. Well fuck you. I know I'm not your target market but I fucking hate you.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:29, 6 replies)
worst and best...
Well the obvious answers for the worst will appear on here many times this week, no doubt: Go Compare, WeBuyANYCar.com and adverts with Meerkats. The sooner those are dead an buried much the same way the Crazy Frog has been, the better. The advertising "geniuses" behind Mooooooonpig deserve their own special place in hell.

As for the best? Well the Guiness ads always stood out (I would have thought we'd see these mentioned a few times too), but I loved the Volkswagon Lupo baby ad set in the hospital. Genuinely creepy, and well done...

Oh, and there was always that Imperial Leather Showergel advert with that sexy brunette in the shower (and the dancing rubber duck)
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:27, 4 replies)
I bet he drinks Carling Black Label.
I once had this said about me. Happiest day of my life (so far).
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:26, Reply)
Two of the best adverts ever
Clorets - The one with the Geordie Meerkats discussing a night out. Responsible for the line "You ever seen me dancin'? You know, really dancin'?" which has appeared on many a drunken night. - Linky 1

Wine Gums - I think I only need to say this, and the majority will have the same tune going round in their head - "There's juice loose aboot this hoose". I apologise. Linky 2

Also, I think that 5 Alive advert is fucking ace!
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:24, 1 reply)
'It just came out of nowhere!'
The old car ad where the a male crash test dummy is driving and his female crash test dummy passenger nags him for not seeing whatever they've collided with. Always made me laugh.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:24, Reply)
Crap choice of question, since now we're going to have to spend the whole next week reading the words "Go Compare", "Halifax" and "Compare The Meerkat" with little to break it up. Like last week, they don't seem to be doing much to encourage interesting posts.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:24, 4 replies)
Dear Injury Lawyers For You,
Will you get full compensation when I cunt you in the fuck?
I thought not.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:24, 3 replies)
I don't watch TV
but in brief glimpses I've seen, the little twat who tells his mummy he's done a poo (think it might be Glade or some sort of air freshener) has to rank as one of the most irritating things ever
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:24, Reply)
We buy any car!! dot com.
The funniest thing I have seen in years, even the missus likes it, but that's because she laughs at me when it comes on.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:23, 1 reply)
Campino Sweets
A snobbish woman opinion on sampling the sweet on the street (not an actress at all!)

*poshposh voice* "YAH- really creamy"
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:23, Reply)
Best advert ever has to be that Honda "chain reaction" one.

"Isn't it nice when things just...work?"

*Cue Sugarhill Gang*

As for the worst?

Inb4 Gocompare/Webuyanycar/Cash4Gold/InjuryLawyers4U

Edit: Foiled by Frightfullybored!
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:22, 2 replies)
I'll get in with this one first...

Frankly the bloke needs stabbing, along with the cock cheese who thought of this concept as an Ad.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:22, 1 reply)
Once you pop you can't stop
I've said that in my head on many a sad lonely night...
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:21, Reply)
Best Ad ever
That Guinness one with the old surfer.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:21, 1 reply)
A sad 2nd
And sad in both senses of the word

Although still slightly less sadder than you, Munsta

OK, how about that fucking horrible chirpy-chirpy, aimed at the bloke doin blokey stuff, tune in background whistley "Richard Ashcroft song - the title of which escapes me" B&Q/Homebase balls.


(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:19, 2 replies)
I'll turn this into a proper post later. My boss is approaching.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 15:18, 1 reply)

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