40 Hours of Television

The class is over, but the discussion continues. Does the media shape reality, or does reality shape the media? Art can imitate life...and life can imitate art. "40 Hours of TV" will explore the media and its impact on us all.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Worst Commercials

I'm stealing this from an article I read on MSN, so they get the credit, but my question is this: what is your vote for the worst television commercial? It can be a current campaign or an older one.

There's so many to choose from, but my vote is for the whole campaign featuring Lee Iacocca, the former chairman of Chrysler in the 1980s. There are a few in the series (Iacocca golfing with Snoop Dogg...yikes) but the most annoying one is where Iacocca is enjoying breakfast with a little girl (the ad claims it's Iacocca's granddaughter, but obviously an actress) while babbling on about Chrysler, and the little girl delivers the "if you can find a better car, buy it!" line in a really annoying voice that makes me want to throw my remote control at the television.

A runner-up is the whole stupid "No" campaign starring David Spade for Capital One credit cards.

What are your choices?


Blogger Garibaldi Gay said...

Some of the worst commercials are the ones from Verizon Wireless. "Can you hear me now?"

8:17 AM  
Blogger : JustaDog said...

Absolutely worse were the "John Kerry was a hero" commercials.

8:21 AM  

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