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23rd Sep '16 8:52:12 PM Kid
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** 'Become The Most Powerful Fan'. Basically TestosteronePoisoning UpToEleven, they show a Jerkass 'Most Powerful Fan' ''routinely'' causing property damage and basically insulting Cable Customers. Never once does the bastard say 'sorry about that' or 'crap did I do that'? Its a Scrappy that crosses over GodModeSue since according to [=DirectTV=], these 'Most Powerful Fans' can do no wrong.

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** 'Become The Most Powerful Fan'. Basically TestosteronePoisoning UpToEleven, they show a Jerkass 'Most Powerful Fan' ''routinely'' causing property damage and basically insulting Cable Customers. Never once does the bastard say 'sorry about that' or 'crap did I do that'? Its It's a Scrappy that crosses over GodModeSue since according to [=DirectTV=], these 'Most Powerful Fans' can do no wrong.
23rd Sep '16 8:39:53 PM Kid
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* The dog in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4JS4M-DHs the commercials for Beggin Strips]]. The whole "joke" of this spastic dog going nuts for the dog treat was thatit was that "dogs can't tell it's not bacon!" (Of course, as most dog owners know, dogs will pretty much eat anything you give them, so they likely don't ''care'' if it's not bacon.

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* The dog in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4JS4M-DHs the commercials for Beggin Strips]]. The whole "joke" of this spastic dog going nuts for the dog treat was thatit that it was that "dogs can't tell it's not bacon!" (Of course, as most dog owners know, dogs will pretty much eat anything you give them, so they likely don't ''care'' if it's not bacon.
15th Sep '16 2:46:50 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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* The Six Flags Great America old guy midget as explained [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-six-flags-mascot-like-eating-chocolate-skittles-with-your-eyes here]].

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* The Six Flags Great America old guy midget as explained [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-six-flags-mascot-like-eating-chocolate-skittles-with-your-eyes here]].
13th Sep '16 10:38:29 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* GO COMPAAARE! GO COMPAAAARE! Do nothing rash, conserve your cash at GO COMPAAARE! Everyone in the U.K. cheered when Jimmy Carr gave him quite the [[GroinAttack nutshot]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euh9zWmASN4 this]] video. It was bad enough when [[http://www.youtube.com/user/whosgio Gio Compario]] was just singing in people's houses; then he was doing it in the Stone Ages, in various countries, in the sky, as a woman... Go Compare actually got the hint about this one, however, so their "Saving the Nation" follow-up campaign [[TakeThatScrappy has him blown up, tortured, punched or otherwise abused by various celebrities]]. For instance, StephenHawking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOimeRod4TY created a black hole just to suck the spokesperson out of existence]]. One of these gave him a SympathyForTheDevil moment, portraying him as an IronButtmonkey subjected to a ton of physical abuse for just trying to tell people about car insurance. However, much like the audience, the woman he's talking to has clearly lost ''all'' sympathy for him.

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* GO COMPAAARE! GO COMPAAAARE! Do nothing rash, conserve your cash at GO COMPAAARE! Everyone in the U.K. cheered when Jimmy Carr gave him quite the [[GroinAttack nutshot]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euh9zWmASN4 this]] video. It was bad enough when the (thankfully fictitious) opera singer [[http://www.youtube.com/user/whosgio Gio Compario]] was just singing in people's houses; then he was doing it in the Stone Ages, in various countries, in the sky, as a woman... Go Compare actually got the hint about this one, however, so their "Saving the Nation" follow-up campaign [[TakeThatScrappy has him blown up, tortured, punched or otherwise abused by various celebrities]]. For instance, StephenHawking [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOimeRod4TY created a black hole just to suck the spokesperson out of existence]]. One of these gave him a SympathyForTheDevil moment, portraying him as an IronButtmonkey subjected to a ton of physical abuse for just trying to tell people about car insurance. However, much like the audience, the woman he's talking to has clearly lost ''all'' sympathy for him.


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** The old lady that yelled "Where's the Beef?" was a funny joke that got old quickly. There's even a reference on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' where it is used as an example for [[JustIgnoreIt the best way to get rid of an annoying advertisement.]]
13th Sep '16 8:45:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The dog in the commercials for Beggin Strips. The whole "joke" of this spastic dog going nuts for the dog treat was thatit was that "dogs can't tell it's not bacon!" (Of course, as most dog owners know, dogs will pretty much eat anything you give them, so they likely don't ''care'' if it's not bacon.

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* The dog in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k4JS4M-DHs the commercials for Beggin Strips.Strips]]. The whole "joke" of this spastic dog going nuts for the dog treat was thatit was that "dogs can't tell it's not bacon!" (Of course, as most dog owners know, dogs will pretty much eat anything you give them, so they likely don't ''care'' if it's not bacon.
13th Sep '16 8:22:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Of course, as bad as Gio was, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdPM6j1Q4sg these guys]] were even worse, and viewers never got to see ''them'' sucked into black holes. (What in the world does opera singing have to do with cash settlements and annuities?) This one has even gone through some MemeticMutation with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spAhhfCwxXE parodies like this one]].)
13th Sep '16 8:16:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The kids in 1-877 Kars 4 Kids. Never has a jingle for a charity been such EarWorm Hell. Most viewers feel more sorry for the kids singing it than the ones they're helping. (And the hard rock remake of it was ''worse''.)
* The dog in the commercials for Beggin Strips. The whole "joke" of this spastic dog going nuts for the dog treat was thatit was that "dogs can't tell it's not bacon!" (Of course, as most dog owners know, dogs will pretty much eat anything you give them, so they likely don't ''care'' if it's not bacon.
13th Sep '16 8:08:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlN2dsOZRKo Stuffies]]; the toy may have been kind of novel, but the repetitive and annoying tongue twister spoken by the kids on the commercials ("How much stuff can I stuff in my Stuffie till my Stuffie stuffed enough stuff?") likely had a ''lot'' of parents wanting to tell them where they could stuff it.
31st Aug '16 7:03:25 AM TommyTiger
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** Ronald [=McDonald=] may be the bane of childhood obesity activists everywhere, but even he has nothing on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/05/20/mcdonalds-terrifying-happy-meal-mascot-is-a-hideous-demon-creature/ Happy]], the anthropomorphic Happy Meal from Hell. One might imagine that the UncannyValley might be the source of his unpopularity, but instead his screeching, slapstick antics are what make you unload a howitzer in his mouth. Oh, and there tends to be more than one of him in each commercial...

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** Ronald [=McDonald=] may be the bane of childhood obesity activists everywhere, but even he has nothing on [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2014/05/20/mcdonalds-terrifying-happy-meal-mascot-is-a-hideous-demon-creature/ Happy]], the creepy anthropomorphic Happy Meal from Hell.Meal. One might imagine that the UncannyValley might be the source of his unpopularity, but instead his screeching, slapstick antics are what make you unload a howitzer in his mouth. Oh, and there tends to be more than one of him in each commercial...
30th Jul '16 5:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* Several columns by DaveBarry concern the ads he hates the most, and later the ads his readers hate the most. Some examples:

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* Several columns by DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry concern the ads he hates the most, and later the ads his readers hate the most. Some examples:
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