TV Commercials

on Jul 15, 2016 @ 12:57 pm

Some commercials are really funny, others promote their products well, but occassionally you see what that really irks you. The latest for me is the comedian getting into a car and strapping his youngest son into his car seat. He introduces this child, then looks in the back seat and waves his hand and says "that's another one of my kids"  like he had forgotten his name. I thought that was a terrible way to portray a parent. I just want to turn the channel when it comes on. It does not represent the car company that is promoting their vehicle through this ad.

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YESSSS..... on Jul 15, 2016 @ 01:03 pm

I had no idea who that yahoo was but I found the commercial quite annoying. I then found out he was a comedian and thought wow that was so not funny. I guess maybe that is his kind of comedy even though I am sure the script was written for him but most likely in his form of stand up. Not funny to this chick.

..... on Jul 15, 2016 @ 02:44 pm

Commercials are the reason I do not watch tv anymore. I watch movies on my system instead and get new and old ones of my choice commercial free thats the way to go.

on Jul 15, 2016 @ 03:27 pm

I understand how that commercial could be offensive to parents; it definitely portrays them as lazy and uninvested in their children, specifically targeting fathers. I am not a parent myself and likely would never have even considered that if it hadn't been brought to my attention.

Gaffigan on Jul 15, 2016 @ 04:29 pm

The comedian in the commercial is Jim Gaffigan. In the commercial he mentions that it's all part of his "dad brand" - that's because this commercial is on-point with his comedy concerts, books, tweets, and comedy show. So the ad works for him. Not that I'm saying it necessary works for the car or for general viewers, but Jim Gaffigan fans will probably be fans of the commercial.

. on Jul 15, 2016 @ 05:08 pm

I literally just finished watching that same commercial and thought the exact same thing as you did! It's a poor portrayal of parenting and promotes favoritism amongst your kids. They probably wanted to use dry humour but I think it backfires in this case. I really dislike the whole concept and I don't find him to be funny either, but rather very annoying.

. on Jul 15, 2016 @ 05:12 pm

I just thought of another commercial that I didn't particularly enjoy. I don't remember which brand it was for but it entails two parents enjoying some store bought gelato in secret. Their young son comes into the kitchen and asks to taste some and they keep denying him, saying he won't like it. I know it's fictional, but I felt so bad for the kid and thought it was promoting selfishness. Any other child would have cried their eyes out!

Commercial on Jul 15, 2016 @ 09:51 pm

@gordsgal, I haven't seen that commercial but will keep my eye out.

tv commercials on Jul 15, 2016 @ 10:13 pm

That's too bad that his type of comedy puts bad light on the car company he is advertising for. I can never understand that in order to be funny to some, he has to offend others. There are some great comics out there who are just funny without being degrading to anyone.

tv commercials on Jul 15, 2016 @ 10:15 pm

Yes, you are right. That is another annoying commercial. What parent would deny their child what they are eating and enjoying so much. I would rather do without myself to make sure my kids got a treat. Who is writting these commercials?

Breyer's Gelato on Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:52 am

prettyrainbow, that gelato commercial cracks me up only because I think some women wouldn't share it with their husband since the container looks so small and he would likely eat most of it. It did seem kind mean not to share with there son though. They made another of commercials with the same "family" the parent are sitting on the couch about to eat the gelato when the little boy calls from his room wanting his dad to come read him a story , and the dad sort of sadly says "coming" . I laugh at the point every time hopeful the wife finished off his serving of gelato while he go to read the story.

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