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Old 06-04-2008, 19:44   #1
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What are your best and worse TV ads?

After seeing a similar topic on other websites I thought we should have a go.


My favourite ad was the old "Hovis" bread ad, where the young boy is free wheeling down the cobbled street accompanied by that classic tune. Puts me in mind of Sunday nights as a kid, "by gum those were happy days"

And my worst advert without a shadow of a doubt, is the one for "safestyle" double glazing, the one where the balding guy keeps shouting "buy one and get one free, I said BUY ONE AND GET ONE FREE"
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Old 06-04-2008, 19:47   #2
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Best - The blackcurrant Tango one
Worst - Cillit Bang (Any of them) or maybe any of the "Had an accident? Why not sue someone for something that wasn't their fault and make some parasitic lawyer happy and rich"
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Old 06-04-2008, 19:51   #3
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Fave is that milk ad thats always on. With the cow and pirate dancing lol. I dunno why but I laugh everytime I hear the pirate scream. and the little guy at the end makes me laugh to "Lovely".

Worse has gotta be the bloody comparision website ad's All of them. And car insurance Ad's omg I h8 them all I beleive they were created in hell to torture us all.
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Old 06-04-2008, 20:03   #4
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

The one I always remember is on old Carlsberg with an Aboriginal Australian throwing a boomerang. It ran over the whole evening, comes on throws boomerang, nothing. Eventually he downs said lager and hundereds of boomerangs return.

Most ad's though are terrible especially when they are blindingly obvious. The best ones are remembered for the ad not the product but you do remember the latter.
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Old 06-04-2008, 20:50   #5
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

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Best Cadburys Gorrila and Sony paint (Tower block)

Worst Any that ITV show during F1
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Some of my favourite ones:

Honda "The Cog":
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FGngcQb_0qg

Sony "Bouncy Balls":
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb8P7dfjVw

Guiness Surfer:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo

Tango Apple:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-s38ZuedBHI

Cocacola "Inside vending machine"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=djBQnMibjEM
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Agreed on the Sony Paint Ad plus the Sony Bouncy Balls one...

And of course the Tango spoof..
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Best: The Coca-Cola GTA-styled commercial.

Worst: Those Sensodyne Pronamel adverts where they constantly film 'dentists' from stupid angles and deliberately shake the camera to make it look more folksy, like a party political broadcast. And then the 'dentists' over-enunciate every word.
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Worst, the Gaviscon ads.

The very worst (Traffic policewoman) isn't there unfortunately...
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

i did a post on this a while back, my much hated advert is the joss stone one for flakes, my fav is the pepsi advert by britney spears very old a know lol
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

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Worst, the Gaviscon ads.

The very worst (Traffic policewoman) isn't there unfortunately...
Actually with you mentioning the Gaviscon ads Cobbydaler its just reminded me of that awful ad voiced by Griff Rhys Jones for "Actimel" the friendly bacteria, it generally comes on when your eating your tea, lovely
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Great tune... I can't stop whistling it!! As for the worst ads, has to be the life insurance ads that give you a free gift if you sign up, like a pen, radio alarm clock or something else that'll break soon as you touch it. RIP OFF!
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

Any ad eventually becomes the worst if you see it enough times.

I still quite like the John West Bear ads possibly because they don't get shown very often.
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Re: What are your best and worse TV ads?

The worst one for me has to be that one for toilet rolls with the toddler dressed as the MD - that really disturbs me!
Nearly as bad is the stupid Challenge Churchill quiz questions thing - it's only a puppet you know.
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After seeing a similar topic on other websites I thought we should have a go.


My favourite ad was the old "Hovis" bread ad, where the young boy is free wheeling down the cobbled street accompanied by that classic tune. Puts me in mind of Sunday nights as a kid, "by gum those were happy days"

And my worst advert without a shadow of a doubt, is the one for "safestyle" double glazing, the one where the balding guy keeps shouting "buy one and get one free, I said BUY ONE AND GET ONE FREE"
best one,the lawrence of arabia with the camel ,what about ye lawrence !!
worst that prat with the toilet cleaner,i know where i would like to shove it.
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