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Jul 31, 2014 05:00 AM

Food related television commercial failures

I had a nightmare last night this little evil bastard broke into my room, tied me up, placed me in my toaster and toasted me. When I popped up he pushed me back in all awhile I hear him laughing;
"Junior strudel yaaaaahhh"

This kid is one of the creepiest pitch men I have seen. Nothing about him or his commercials makes me want to but his product. Dare I purchase it for my children and they start to look or act like him. Ugggghhh look at his eyes, EVIL! EVIL I tell you!!!

So what are some of your personal commercial horror stories?

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  1. Not sure that this one can be topped!

    1. I cannot stand that kid! I am reminded of, and I do not take this lightly, some Nazi Aryan ideal. Who thought this was a good idea?

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      1. re: libgirl2

        Ernst Rohm's test tube-developed great-grandson, rumor has it. Looks like the wicked witch of the Reich with his flying monkey pastries.

        And I've never seen Loden in blue. Oh....he has to be color coordinated with the box of this processed crap. Can you think of a better way to get beat up than to go to school dressed like that?

      2. I find the Pop-Tarts commercials where anthropomorphic breakfast pastries are tricked in to jumping in to a toaster where they are then presumably toasted alive to be a bit disturbing.

        1. Cannibalism! Whether the DQ shrimp that realized they were eating their kids, or the current Mr/Mrs Potato Head potato chip one. I can put up with a lot but that ain't right.

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          1. re: ennuisans

            Yeah - I hate all the ads that have foodstuffs with mental issues. Charlie the Tuna is clearly depressed and has an inferiority complex. But most of all I loathe the cannibals.

            1. re: MplsM ary

              Awwwww I never thought of poor Charley as depressed, but now that you mention it................

            2. re: ennuisans

              Actually, I think the Lays commercial with Mr. Potatohead busting the Mrs. for eating Lays potato chips is kind of cute.

              Having said that, I think the cannibalism in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal commercial is really kinda gross.


              The Buttermaid Bread ad starts at 0:30.
              This old ad struck me as so awfully bad that I still remember it!
              Even the Brady Bunch would have turned down this job, silver platter award or not. ;)