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What Are The Worst/bes Local Ads You Can Think Of?

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I havea couple ads I can't stand...

1. Taco Cabana and the old guy playing the Guitar and asking "Is there a fajitia bush?"

I get kinda lost with that!

2. ANY car/truck ad! (includes radio car/truck ads too) -I love it when an announcer is in a helicopter and says "We're live over "this lot"! I'm sure they are when I'm driving to work so early in the morning (before dawn)

my brother hates the "Whataburger bisquit sandwich" ad and funny enough he went to Whataburger the same day! LOL!

My dad used to hate the Casa Ole' ads with Jose Lima (remember those?) well my dad said he'd stop eating at Casa Ole' until it was taken off (and he was being sarcastic! LOL!

One of my favorite ads was actually shown in Canada but some Canadians said they hated it.

A guy is walking on a sidewalk and he sees a leaf and screams.

the announcer says "Yep! Summer's Over, hurry into Pizza Hut for our.. (whatever special)

The other was this family having a picnic and a leaf falls on this person's shoulder and the person screams (and the pizza hut ad continues!)

I think b/c I am not from Canada and the fact we get summer almost all year long I found it hilarious! :)

Well those are some of my fav/dislike ads what are ya'lls?

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All those stupid college commercials for NIT, ITT Tech, Texas School of Business, etc. They're so annoying! And so are all lawyer commercials; Jim Adler, Adley & Associates... jeez, man.

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All those stupid college commercials for NIT, ITT Tech, Texas School of Business, etc. They're so annoying! And so are all lawyer commercials; Jim Adler, Adley & Associates... jeez, man.

like Smith and Hasslar?

LOL! you seem to remember every Tech school out there! LOL! :)

I hate the lawyer ads too!

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OOH! AND THAT'S A FACT, JACK. OHH. *chainsaw buzzing*

Ironcially he named the baby girl "Paris" yeaaa that is a REAL original name! I am SO Not a fan of the little boy! I mean he's just thinking that little boy is SO cute!!

The one I don't like also is the furniture store with the "Superman" flying across the screen and I can't hear anything the salesmen say.

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The more stupid the commercial, the more you will remember it.

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I hate those Jim Adler commercials. They are horrible and fake. I hate Buy Owner, too. You can tell how they read of of a paper or something. They mess up on their lines and stuff. Lone Star Chevrolet bugs me, too. Also, don't forget 7777 Katy Freeway :rolleyes:

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Anyone remember the really cheesy Rodney D Young commercials from the early 90's?

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Oh, it has to be Lawrence Marshall.

Here's an overview:

Helicopter shot of a pine forest, interrupted by a brutal expanse of asphalt, with hundreds of unsold (unwanted?) automobiles.

Insistant sound of a telephone ringing: Ring...Ring...Ring...Ring...Ring...

The dumb-asses have put the only working phone in the middle of a car storage lot. Cut to a cute aging jock, who picks up the phone and says "Hello, Lawrence Marshall!"

He then puts down the phone and gives his speil, ignoring whoever was calling.

Now there's a ringing endorsement of their service!

We don't answer our phone, and after we do, we ignore you. Gee, can't wait to deal with y'all!

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Any ad for Gallery Furniture, including their non-TV advertising. Anyone remember the huge "TODAY" billboards all over town a year or two ago that said nothing else?

And fortunately these ads have been gone from Houston TV for a very long time, but the old Worthington Chevrolet ads ("It's Cal Worthington and his dog Spot!" and then some weird animal would come out with Cal riding on it or standing next to it and they'd play that annoying "If you want a brand new car go see Cal..." song) were pretty awful too. Unfortunately the Worthingtons still have dealerships in other parts of the country and they are STILL running those same old ads. I have stumbled across them occassionally in the last few years while traveling.

I also vote for the Jose Lima Casa Ole commercial. I was so glad when that one disappeared.

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the old gallery furniture ads where horrible. when mattress mac would pull some money out of his back pocket and jump and yell "gallery furniture really will save you MONEY!"

now that he's in his 50's, he's much more subdued. thank god.

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How about ads for the Short Angry Lawyer?

Short Angry Lawyers?? I don't remember that one.

I remember Cal Worthington! :D (I remember him with a monkee or something)

what about Kathy from "Auto Insurance" (I hate it when radio DJ's say they are with their friend "Kathy from auto insurance") yea I am sure they are friends! Its called a little green inbetween! (hands) ;)

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Ooh, Harold Reese, because he's my diamond man!

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There's this one local ad where the company doctor tells all of his patients "Back to work" until one of them says "Doctor, he's dead." The doctor replies "Light duty." That commercial is so bad it's funny.

Jim Adler commercials are also shown in DFW, unfortunately. One thing that's different about Houston lawyer commericals and Dallas ones is that some of the Houston ones actually tell Bible stories.

Also, that fast-talking fat guy for the satellite dish company does commercials at least up to Oklahoma.

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Really what eppie?

I like the Charmin ad (even though its not local its cute! with the dancing/singing cartoon bears :)

So we no longer say "episode," it's "eppie?" And to think that i was bothered by "veggie" and "info."

And how is that cute? Bears leave huge piles of crap.

Anyway, I'm a fan of the really bad ads. Examples:

- Jim Adler

- Steve whatever his name is, but he shouldn't be in his own ads. "WE'LL FIGHT FOR YOU I AM LAWYERBOT 5000."

- Carpet Giant

- Suit Mart

- Glass With Class

- Vista Cars And Trucks

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Oh yeah. I forgot about Kathy from Auto Insurance Discounters (her voice makes my skin crawl) and the Carpet Giant man. That guy scares me - he always is wearing the same ugly shirt in every ad and the way he says "Carpet Giant" is really strange.

As for Gallery Furniture I think the all time worst was when Mac was inside of a mattress. I once heard that the reason he stopped jumping when he pulled out the wad of money was that he threw his back out filming one of those ads and could no longer do the jump.

There's also the ANCIENT Discount Tire Co. ad that still pops up occassionally with the old woman throwing the tire she bought from them and didn't like through the store's front window. I remember seeing that when I was about four years old (and that was over 25 years ago).

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Let me also ad Hilton Furniture, where the guy takes a chainsaw to the mattress and says "That's a fact" and the little kid yells "Jack".

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Ooooh, the Augusta Pines commercial really sounded horrible! "where the city meets the country" the singers clash sooo horribly!

Don't forget "more home for your moneeeh- palm Harbor Homes!"

Oh, and those food city commercials were cheesy, too!

Don't forget about that gulfton dude, of course...

C&D scrap metal! We'll even pay you with 2 dollar bills!

There is this one furniture store-I forgot what it is, but their commercials sounded like :You'll save money...DARLIN'!

Yes, our commercials suck!

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Really what eppie?

I like the Charmin ad (even though its not local its cute! with the dancing/singing cartoon bears :)

I was at a festival once where Charmin sponsored the Port-a-potties. Except that instead of individual johns, it was a tractor trailer divided into 20 individual bathrooms complete with running water, wallpaper, sinks and mirrors, and all the Charmin you could use. They were the cleanest temporary toilets I ever used. After each person would come out, a team of cleaners would sanitize the place, it would be inspected, and then the next person would be allowed into his or her own personal throne room.

It was free, but each stall had a little flat screen monitor playing an endless loop of Charmin bear commericals. I had no idea there were so many. I was in there for at least 10 minutes, and it never looped. Who knew?

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There's also the ANCIENT Discount Tire Co. ad that still pops up occassionally with the old woman throwing the tire she bought from them and didn't like through the store's front window. I remember seeing that when I was about four years old (and that was over 25 years ago).

now, i laughed my ass of when i first saw that one becuase one of my friends back home in new york had a crappy celluar phone but the store wouldn't work with him on getting it fixed or repalced so one day he whipped it through store's front plate glass window. just like that commercial.

:lol:

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And who can forget those old Soundwaves ads:

Two very buxom girls are bemoaning their lack of money.

"I'm FLAT BUSTED!" one moans (tight shot of cleavage)

So they steal their boyfriends' CDs and sell 'em at Soundwaves.

Such nice girls!

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Two Words: SUIT MART!

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I was at a festival once where Charmin sponsored the Port-a-potties.  Except that instead of individual johns, it was a tractor trailer divided into 20 individual bathrooms complete with running water, wallpaper, sinks and mirrors, and all the Charmin you could use.  They were the cleanest temporary toilets I ever used.  After each person would come out, a team of cleaners would sanitize the place, it would be inspected, and then the next person would be allowed into his or her own personal throne room.

It was free, but each stall had a little flat screen monitor playing an endless loop of Charmin bear commericals.  I had no idea there were so many.  I was in there for at least 10 minutes, and it never looped.  Who knew?

LOL!!! Too funny!!

oh man y'all bring back memories with some of these older ads :)

"Who wears short shorts!" -the Gallery Furniture ad :P

sorry I am WAY overtired and don't know what I'm talking about...so sorry!

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I hate the Suit Mart commercials... and the little hand thingie at the end. I like the old Toyota one that showed our Skyline at dusk, and the lights where turning on, on all the buildings (Toyota Power Team?). I also hate the I-Pod commercials, all those kids dancing, gets annoying. And I mean, its the same moves, just differnt people, and thats not the way to dance to that, so yah. I could deal with out the old song remixes of Applebees, eatin' good in the neighborhood. But there newest one, the one with the pretty girl named "Sarah" and she is suppose to eat with the old lady next door, is so sweet. :) lol. I hate the Smith and Hassler commercials as well, everytime there name is mentioned, like thunder (but some cheap noise) and they all like jump at it. Thats SO annoying. I like the "Business Is beautiful" commercial by (Sprint?) that seems like fun.And the E-bay Commercials, the only commercial that I like, that breaks out annonomously in song. (WHOOM WHOOM WHOOOM WHOOM WHOOM WHOOOOOOOOM!!) sorry, thats so awesome. I like the Boeing commercials, they don't show them too much anymore, but I like the music, and the boeing logo. Very Smart, formal, and direct. (Very German.) And the Metro Commericals (2,000,000 in 20 years, Metro is prepared) or whatever. Those where cool, expecially with the L-rail in the background. Made them look bad@$$.

AAAAHHHH! I just remembered the HORRIBLE blockbuster "flip it" card. I want to shoot myself everytime I see them, "Flip it" haha... where so cool, where spending out weekends and money on some silly card, that you CAN FLIP! BUt wait, couldn't we do that ANYWAYS with our other cards?!? Gosh, and that dude in the basket ball jearsy dancing at the end. Trying to appeal to the yougner crowd. I doubt that boosted sales, I hate that commercial with a passion..........

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How about those mazda Commercials? ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM!

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How about those mazda Commercials?  ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM!

I love the Mitsubishi ads though! When they played old songs at one time! I forgot which one I remember but I Do remeber posting on a board and getting ahold of one of the "actors" from the commerical! :)

The guy was awesome and persuaded me to go to L.A. but I wish I could have at the time!

Some of these commericals I don't recall..Suitmart I do'nt think I have seen.

One of my fav. Oldies was: Denny's with the old women and one of them couldn't say "Denny's" she always said "Lenny's" or something (Lenny's..no...Denny's)

I love the EBAY commericals with song too! :) (especially the guy singing it)

I love the Citibank ads! (the one with the lady in the grocery store and the other lady thinks she's pregnant) -the power of a thank you-

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Oooh, those identity theft commercials are cool!

"I want to be the prettiest girl...in the development! wahhh!"

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There's this one local ad where the company doctor tells all of his patients "Back to work" until one of them says "Doctor, he's dead." The doctor replies "Light duty." That commercial is so bad it's funny.

lol My friends and I used to re-enact that commercial. It's sooooo stupid and hilarious.

I also hate those commercials for Sussan Furniture. They're so cheesy, OMG. And also that one for like Henderson Chevrolet, where at the end this ugly fat guy goes "And you have a great day". Also for those car dealerships in Texas City (I forgot the name) where this old woman with a thick Southern accent is the mother of the three men who own the dealerships. SOOO ANNOYING.

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i remember a ridiculous rodney d. young commercial with some moron running around dressed like a caveman. also an urban cowgirl for thunderbolt, whose big caddy breaks down/gets fixed to the tune of "we put the yeeeehaaaa in your motor and transmission". when i was a kid there was a commercial for LAW1000, just an announcer saying "divorce, bankruptcy, call LAW-1000". i seem to remember that was when attorneys started advertising on tv. there was a real creepy commercial for a restaurant/cantina called the blue agave', with a female lounge lizard singing "just follow me - to the blue agave" and then she would repeat "the blue agave' while her voice went lower and lower until she was no longer singing but speaking in a weird monotone. probably a lot more i've successfully blocked out of my mind until i read this thread. now i'll have to get them all out of my system all over again.

debmartin

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i remember a ridiculous rodney d. young commercial with some moron running around dressed like a caveman.  also an urban cowgirl for thunderbolt, whose big caddy breaks down/gets fixed to the tune of "we put the yeeeehaaaa in your motor and transmission".  when i was a kid there was a commercial for LAW1000, just an announcer saying "divorce, bankruptcy, call LAW-1000".  i seem to remember that was when attorneys started advertising on tv.  there was a real creepy commercial for a restaurant/cantina called the blue agave', with a female lounge lizard singing "just follow me - to the blue agave" and then she would repeat "the blue agave' while her voice went lower and lower until she was no longer singing but speaking in a weird monotone.  probably a lot more i've successfully blocked out of my mind until i read this thread.  now i'll have to get them all out of my system all over again.

debmartin

I wonder if that's the same Blue Agave that was on West Gray. It's called World Cafe or something now.

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yeh, it is. I HATED that commercial. It made my teeth itch with that voice and lyrics.

In fact, I avoided the place like the plague because I hated the commercial.

Ricco

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i remember a ridiculous rodney d. young commercial with some moron running around dressed like a caveman.  also an urban cowgirl for thunderbolt, whose big caddy breaks down/gets fixed to the tune of "we put the yeeeehaaaa in your motor and transmission".  when i was a kid there was a commercial for LAW1000, just an announcer saying "divorce, bankruptcy, call LAW-1000".  i seem to remember that was when attorneys started advertising on tv.  there was a real creepy commercial for a restaurant/cantina called the blue agave', with a female lounge lizard singing "just follow me - to the blue agave" and then she would repeat "the blue agave' while her voice went lower and lower until she was no longer singing but speaking in a weird monotone.  probably a lot more i've successfully blocked out of my mind until i read this thread.  now i'll have to get them all out of my system all over again.

debmartin

I remeber the one with the woman in a Caddy! She was struggling to make it work and the car wouldn't work so a fat guy comes up to her and says "What's wrong...so and so...and she said "my transmission won't work" (and they go into the commerical)

Wow you have a good memory! LOL!

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"Get low prices at lone star chevy"

-ITS THE LAW!!!!

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"Wow you have a good memory! LOL!" (quote, BayouCityGirl)

that's one way of putting it, better than the fact that i've been around awhile. being a native houstonian and having a good memory, i remember quite a few cheesy commercials even when i was a kid in the late 70's. one of them drove me crazy because my brother used to follow me around screaming it. it was from a fish store called aquarama and the announcer screamed "A-Q-U-A-R-A-M-A!" over and over.

debmartin

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Oh god the guy from Lone Star chevy... the sheriff? pft, god...

The Car dealer commercial, with the owner, his wife, and daughter, and DOG! (The Pincher), and like at the end, the daughter would walk out, where there last name was in 2 story letters, and they would say right (Forgot the dogs name...)? Gosh, we get it, your family is perfect, so your service must be no less...

HEY HEY HEY Buyright funiture! (shivers)

The Cantoni ones, please... I hate that voice, its errie.

PLANET FORD (Demond Voice) Thats a winner... not...

I can't get any others off the top of my head....

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Hey, Hey, Hey!

Good lord, how I hate that commercial.

It's memorable, I'll give him that.

Makes you wonder what was the starting trend for bad commercials. Was it Thunderbolt or Gallery furniture?

Ricco

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IKEA!

What was that fuirniture company with that stupid big lipped bird?

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Hey, Hey, Hey!

Good lord, how I hate that commercial.

It's memorable, I'll give him that.

Makes you wonder what was the starting trend for bad commercials.  Was it Thunderbolt or Gallery furniture?

Ricco

Biright furniture! Where the beanbags are!

(or whoever that guy was dressed like a "beanbag")

Gallery Furniture (before area codes) 6 9 4...5 5 7 0 !

;)

catchy and funny I remember it! LOL!

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Biright furniture! Where the beanbags are!

(or whoever that guy was dressed like a "beanbag")

Gallery Furniture (before area codes) 6 9 4...5 5 7 0 !

;)

catchy and funny I remember it! LOL!

And have you ever driven past and seen that pile of old, wet, smelly beanbags under their sign? Yeah, that makes me want to buy stuff from them.

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