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« on: December 27, 2006, 12:57:07 PM »

For this post, I am not going to nitpick the reality and plausibility flaws of films or TV shows, but those of TV commercials.

I really find it both funny and annoying when a TV commercial shows a product doing more than what it can do for real.  I feel these kinds of commercials mislead the general public.  Advertising companies that make these commercials should be shut down for making these bogus claims.

I mean take for instance the commercials for Tag body spray products.  In the commercials, a young man either uses the product or has used it.  Then some women are mindlessly attracted to him.  When I was grocery shopping one time, I decided to see if Tag body spray could really do this.  I went to the health and beauty aisle where all the deodorants were kept and found Tag.  I waited til there were a significant number of women there.  About ten minutes later, I saw a group of women browsing the shampoos and conditioners.  So I removed the body spray from its packaging, sprayed a little on my shirt, recapped and repackaged it and walked by these women nonchalantly.  Guess what happened?  Did they turn to me and run after me?  Hardly.  Did they woo at me?  Nope.  They hardly noticed me!
The only person that did notice me was the cashier.  When I went to pay for all my groceries, she commented "You shouldn't use so much deodorant."  So those Tag body spray commercials were nothing but FRAUD!!!  Tag body spray is about as effective as those pheromones sold on the internet.   Hatred

Another product commercial I find a little humorous are beer commercials.  The only beer I drink is Sam Adams Chocolate Bok beer.  But a few of these commercials show things like guy drinking the product then instantly, they are in a party!!!  A party full of girls, games, music and dancing.  I mean, I think this is possible.  But it wouldn't happen after just one sip of beer.  If you drink a lot of beer, there's no telling what you'll perceive.  A drunk person may see a party where there is none.  I've had some experiences with drunks.  My hobby is to torment them.  But I guess getting drunks or alcoholics to sell your product would be a bad idea.  Just as it would be a bad idea to get chain smokers and lung cancer patients to sell your products if you're a cigarette company.   Drink

Other commercials I find humorous are car commercials.  Many of these commercials show cars doing things they cannot possibly do under any circumstances.  Like running at speeds they cannot run at, not without serious modifications.  Or running over terrain that would do serious damage to any car.  Or showing extreme nimbleness by avoiding difficult obstacles while being driven by a stunt driver.  I swear, why do advertisers have to mislead the public?  I don't find these ridiculous commercials at all inspiring.  I find them stupid and laughable.  Do ad companies actually expect the general public to do these things to cars when they buy them?  Cars are limited in what they can do by many factors, including their design and the skills of their drivers.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2006, 02:08:31 PM »

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I really find it both funny and annoying when a TV commercial shows a product doing more than what it can do for real.  I feel these kinds of commercials mislead the general public.  Advertising companies that make these commercials should be shut down for making these bogus claims.
Um, if they din't exaggerate the effectiveness of the product in an entertaining light it would be an infomercial, not a commercial.

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I mean take for instance the commercials for Tag body spray products.  In the commercials, a young man either uses the product or has used it.  Then some women are mindlessly attracted to him.  When I was grocery shopping one time, I decided to see if Tag body spray could really do this.
C-could it? Please continue!
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I went to the health and beauty aisle where all the deodorants were kept and found Tag.  I waited til there were a significant number of women there.  About ten minutes later, I saw a group of women browsing the shampoos and conditioners.  So I removed the body spray from its packaging, sprayed a little on my shirt, recapped and repackaged it and walked by these women nonchalantly.
IDIOT! Don't you watch the commercials? You're lucky to still be a virgin!
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Guess what happened?
Okay.
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Did they turn to me and run after me?  Hardly.  Did they woo at me?  Nope.  They hardly noticed me!
You must have gotten a defective can, maybe it's just you, but don't worry, we'll always love you!
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The only person that did notice me was the cashier.  When I went to pay for all my groceries, she commented "You shouldn't use so much deodorant."  So those Tag body spray commercials were nothing but FRAUD!!!  Tag body spray is about as effective as those pheromones sold on the internet.
Yes, I think you must be quite detatched from reality to believe that TAG body spray did all that.
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Another product commercial I find a little humorous are beer commercials.  The only beer I drink is Sam Adams Chocolate Bok beer.  But a few of these commercials show things like guy drinking the product then instantly, they are in a party!!!
Umm, I think most commercials depict them as at a party already 
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A party full of girls, games, music and dancing.
Yes, that is what many parties consist of, or raves...
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A drunk person may see a party where there is none.
Beer isn't a hallucinogen Question
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I've had some experiences with drunks.  My hobby is to torment them.
What do you do, draw mustaches on their faces?
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Other commercials I find humorous are car commercials.  Many of these commercials show cars doing things they cannot possibly do under any circumstances.  Like running at speeds they cannot run at, not without serious modifications.  Or running over terrain that would do serious damage to any car.
Much of that is to glorify the product, in that way, I suppose I agree with you.
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Or showing extreme nimbleness by avoiding difficult obstacles while being driven by a stunt driver.  I swear, why do advertisers have to mislead the public?
To show what the car's limit is, not to show what it will do, but to show what it could do.

WW, I like many of these threads and some points inside, but when you are trying to find an example for something off the wall ridiculous/impossible, don't use ads, there are just some things they depict that are so obviously put there to glorify the product that it's quite obvious that they know just as well as we do that such things don't happen.
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 02:26:25 PM »

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I really find it both funny and annoying when a TV commercial shows a product doing more than what it can do for real.  I feel these kinds of commercials mislead the general public.  Advertising companies that make these commercials should be shut down for making these bogus claims.
Um, if they din't exaggerate the effectiveness of the product in an entertaining light it would be an infomercial, not a commercial.

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I mean take for instance the commercials for Tag body spray products.  In the commercials, a young man either uses the product or has used it.  Then some women are mindlessly attracted to him.  When I was grocery shopping one time, I decided to see if Tag body spray could really do this.
C-could it? Please continue!
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I went to the health and beauty aisle where all the deodorants were kept and found Tag.  I waited til there were a significant number of women there.  About ten minutes later, I saw a group of women browsing the shampoos and conditioners.  So I removed the body spray from its packaging, sprayed a little on my shirt, recapped and repackaged it and walked by these women nonchalantly.
IDIOT! Don't you watch the commercials? You're lucky to still be a virgin!
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Guess what happened?
Okay.
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Did they turn to me and run after me?  Hardly.  Did they woo at me?  Nope.  They hardly noticed me!
You must have gotten a defective can, maybe it's just you, but don't worry, we'll always love you!
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The only person that did notice me was the cashier.  When I went to pay for all my groceries, she commented "You shouldn't use so much deodorant."  So those Tag body spray commercials were nothing but FRAUD!!!  Tag body spray is about as effective as those pheromones sold on the internet.
Yes, I think you must be quite detatched from reality to believe that TAG body spray did all that.
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Another product commercial I find a little humorous are beer commercials.  The only beer I drink is Sam Adams Chocolate Bok beer.  But a few of these commercials show things like guy drinking the product then instantly, they are in a party!!!
Umm, I think most commercials depict them as at a party already 
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A party full of girls, games, music and dancing.
Yes, that is what many parties consist of, or raves...
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A drunk person may see a party where there is none.
Beer isn't a hallucinogen Question
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I've had some experiences with drunks.  My hobby is to torment them.
What do you do, draw mustaches on their faces?
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Other commercials I find humorous are car commercials.  Many of these commercials show cars doing things they cannot possibly do under any circumstances.  Like running at speeds they cannot run at, not without serious modifications.  Or running over terrain that would do serious damage to any car.
Much of that is to glorify the product, in that way, I suppose I agree with you.
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Or showing extreme nimbleness by avoiding difficult obstacles while being driven by a stunt driver.  I swear, why do advertisers have to mislead the public?
To show what the car's limit is, not to show what it will do, but to show what it could do.

WW, I like many of these threads and some points inside, but when you are trying to find an example for something off the wall ridiculous/impossible, don't use ads, there are just some things they depict that are so obviously put there to glorify the product that it's quite obvious that they know just as well as we do that such things don't happen.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2006, 03:07:56 PM »

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The only person that did notice me was the cashier.  When I went to pay for all my groceries, she commented "You shouldn't use so much deodorant."  So those Tag body spray commercials were nothing but FRAUD!!!  Tag body spray is about as effective as those pheromones sold on the internet.
Yes, I think you must be quite detatched from reality to believe that TAG body spray did all that.

That is awesome...funny stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 06:31:35 PM »

So THATS who drew a moustache  on me after a bender!
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 06:51:07 PM »

Ok, you wanna hear what I do to torment drunks?  Well it all depends on the situation and where I encounter them.  But I don't always torment them, I'll sometimes do nice things to them or I'll test them to see what they can do while drunk.  Here are a few stories:

I was on vacation in Atlanta GA.  I passed by a police station then I saw a drunk staggering towards me.  So I decided to have a little fun with him.  When He staggered close enough to me I told him "Hey, they are having sobriety tests in here!"  He looked at me and scratched his head.  I told him "They are having free sobriety tests in there."  He said to me "So what?"  Then I said to him, "Look they are doing free sobriety tests in there.  And if you pass, you'll get a free stay at the Hard Rock Hotel!"  Then he slapped his forehead and said "Ah yes, that's for me!"  And as he staggers up the steps to the police station,  I told him "Don't forget to tell them you drove here!:  He said "Okie-doke!"

Another time when I was walking home after a night at the nightclub, I saw a drunk passed out on a bench in front of a 7-11.  I decided to do something nice for him.  I went to the 7-11, bought a large coffee and put it in his hand.

Another night when I was hainging out in front of my home, I saw a drunk stagger by.  I new this guy as a neighbor.  So I decided to test him.  So I ran up to him and made a little bet with him.  I betted him $20 that he couldn't walk around the block on his hands.  He accepted my little challenge, though it took a little while for him to actually get standing on his hands.  I followed him as he walked around the block on his hands.  It was the best $20 I ever spent!
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006, 07:10:11 PM »

You MUST be kidding, if not, definite lol! In an off-the-wall sort of way I guess Smile
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006, 08:50:56 PM »

I mean take for instance the commercials for Tag body spray products.  In the commercials, a young man either uses the product or has used it.  Then some women are mindlessly attracted to him.  When I was grocery shopping one time, I decided to see if Tag body spray could really do this.  I went to the health and beauty aisle where all the deodorants were kept and found Tag.  I waited til there were a significant number of women there.  About ten minutes later, I saw a group of women browsing the shampoos and conditioners.  So I removed the body spray from its packaging, sprayed a little on my shirt, recapped and repackaged it and walked by these women nonchalantly.  Guess what happened?  Did they turn to me and run after me?  Hardly.  Did they woo at me?  Nope.  They hardly noticed me!

You're using the wrong product, I had on some Old Spice after shave, walked into Starbucks and to my surprise and dismay the 2 female barristas ran out from behind the counter and started tearing my clothes off, fortunately my wife was there to protect me.
  You know now that I think about it you may be right, Old Spice doesn't work on my wife, maybe I should try Tag, or maybe Enzyte, the product for natural male enhancement, gave Bob a big new swing of confidence, or maybe Bod spray, or maybe, just maybe your brain does not share the same reality as the rest of us.
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006, 08:54:12 PM »

Heh, I put on a splash of Old Spice and look how many children I have now.  Heck, I think this latest one was conceived on the steps.

(If Katie sees this thread, it could be amusing.  Fortunately, I am a light sleeper.)
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2006, 10:49:48 PM »

You're using the wrong product, I had on some Old Spice after shave, walked into Starbucks and to my surprise and dismay the 2 female barristas ran out from behind the counter and started tearing my clothes off, fortunately my wife was there to protect me.
  You know now that I think about it you may be right, Old Spice doesn't work on my wife, maybe I should try Tag, or maybe Enzyte, the product for natural male enhancement, gave Bob a big new swing of confidence, or maybe Bod spray, or maybe, just maybe your brain does not share the same reality as the rest of us.

Sorry but I don't believe one word of that claim.  You're not fooling me.  I have never seen Tag body spray do in real life what it does in the commercials.

As for Enzyte, that doesn't attract women either.  And unlike the commercials, it won't make you grin like a moron.  Enzyte is nothing more than an enhancer for a certain part of the male anatomy.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2006, 10:57:23 PM »

You're using the wrong product, I had on some Old Spice after shave, walked into Starbucks and to my surprise and dismay the 2 female barristas ran out from behind the counter and started tearing my clothes off, fortunately my wife was there to protect me.
  You know now that I think about it you may be right, Old Spice doesn't work on my wife, maybe I should try Tag, or maybe Enzyte, the product for natural male enhancement, gave Bob a big new swing of confidence, or maybe Bod spray, or maybe, just maybe your brain does not share the same reality as the rest of us.

Sorry but I don't believe one word of that claim.  You're not fooling me.  I have never seen Tag body spray do in real life what it does in the commercials.

As for Enzyte, that doesn't attract women either.  And unlike the commercials, it won't make you grin like a moron.  Enzyte is nothing more than an erectile dysfunction aid.


I'm not sure why we even debate wether or not you are serious.  There is absolutely no way you are.  This stuff is just too good.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 02:41:49 AM »

The thing that irritates me is the Tag commercial where the guy is going to his girlfriend's house wearing it, and her mom super comes on to him. 

Imagine if the gender's had been reversed and it had been a teenage girl's boyfriend's father.  Would that have been as acceptable?
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2006, 04:03:32 AM »

Old Spice is actually a pretty good cologne.
A few girls will say that it makes you smell like an old man, but most love its masculine scent.

I currently use Curve cologne spray and Spirit by Antonio Banderas.
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2006, 04:15:49 AM »


Girls love their scents.


Taken completely out of context, that sentence alone makes this whole thread worthwhile.
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2006, 04:24:38 AM »

LOL ulthar!
It never occured to me that sentence could have a double meaning when I wrote it.
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