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Dunkin’ Donuts “Fratalian” commercial… the car ad with the screaming kid… the burger spot where the guy says, “Heads up barbeeeeque lovers! Your burger’s ready!”… Wendy’s “Stuck in The Middle with You” ad… the one where little Digger goes underneath a person’s toenail… Heidi Klum trying to sing “Santa Baby”…
We all have out favorite worst commercials and those are only a few of the ones you’ve been pointing them out on one Tvgasm forums (that’s why Time named you Person of The Year). The Wall Street Journal is making news with its own list of the Best and Worst TV and Web ads of 2006, spots that not only annoy, grate, anger, bore, but don’t help sell things:The Worst Ads of 2006
Flogging In Arkansas for WAL-MART
A blog called Wal-Marting Across America tracked the life of “Jim” and “Laura,” a couple who drove cross-country in an RV visiting Wal-Mart stores. On the pro-Wal-Mart blog the duo conducted interviews with happy Wal-Mart workers. Things backfired when it was revealed that “Laura” was actually an adman’s sister.
We Heard You The First Time! For HEAD ON
This was a bare-bones commercial. An announcer says, “Head On! Apply directly to the forehead!” three times in a row, followed by a person applying the product directly to the forehead. The analgesic is supposed to cure headaches, but gave the company one as ithe spot was ridiculed with countless YouTube spoofs.
Not So Sharp for GILLETTE
Two scientists fly in a helicopter to a top-security secret desert base and open two metal briefcases– a canister of blue light that an announcer says is “a revolutionary technology” and a canister of yellow light that represents “a unique idea.” The two colored lights combine to form the Fusion razor. This ran during the Super Bowl and Super Bowl ads are meant to play to crowds who are drinking and partying. This had them saying, “huh?”
Steak Out for OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE
An Australian-sounding bloke speaks about the Outback menu, then compares himself to a boomerang, which he tries to remove from a restaurant wall. Then he bites the head off a shrimp after telling it, “Good night, sir!” Outback is now running new ads.
Dr. Zero for DAIMLERCHRYSLER
DaimlerChrysler AG Chairman and Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche talks about how Chrysler cars share engineering and design features with higher-priced Mercedes sedans. Dr. Z has bombed because the ads were confusing and viewers weren’t sure if he’s a real person, like Lee Iacocca. He is.
Feel free to ad your own… good… bad… and worse…