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Mar 10, 2014 03:16 PM

Worst commercials?

You don't have to hate the food, just the advertising. My nominee is Wendy's.

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  1. The McDonald's commercial that played a gazillion times during the Okympics drove me bonkers. It used Shani Davis to try and show that eating a McNugget was pretty much equal to winning a gold medal.

    1. The Wendy's girl is hot, but they have the most annoying campaigns.

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      1. re: wadejay26

        That girl is so not hot. Katherine Webb in the Hardee's commercial is hot, however.

        1. re: wadejay26

          Hot???! You have got to be kidding!!

        2. The Arby's commercial w/ the Alaska fisherman and the "food detective" who kept questioning that Arby's fish was actually caught in Alaska -- "Really?" Pause. Then, again, "Really?"

          DROVE. ME. NUTS.

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          1. re: HeyImBack

            Honestly all the Arby's commecials are terrible because even on camera their food looks unappetizing.

          2. Tim Hortons. Especially their radio commercials.

            But Wendy's ciabatta series are currently driving me mad.

            1. I'll nominate those horrible KFC commercials for the boneless chicken tenders, which consisted of people freaking out and being sickened when they thought they "ate the bones".

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              1. re: Boston_Otter

                Otter - actually that was sort of cool in a subversive Dada kinda way.