NBC Hates HeadOn

“It may be the most annoying commercial on television. It’s repetitive, it’s simplistic, it’s production values are beyond cheap, it’s insultingly basic and worse yet, it is still higher brow than NBC’s target demographic.”

NBC discusses the HeadOn commercial… as usual, about a month after everyone’s stopped talking about it. It’s the network news equivalent of the nerd at the party who is still making “I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up!” jokes. They don’t tell us anything we don’t already know: repetition in advertising works! Repetition in advertising works! Repetition in advertising works!

Of course, HeadOn doesn’t. That’s a wax candle you’re smearing on your forehead, lady.

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  1. something_amazing says:

    I don’t see where NBC said they didn’t like the product. In fact, they made zero claims about how well the product works. They just said the commercial was obnoxious.

  2. Paul D says:

    “Where’s the beef?”

    What? That was hilarious in 1984!

    Hey! Are there any ALF fans in the audience tonight?

    Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?

  3. Is this an east coast thing? I have never seen that ad out here in Denver.

  4. FredTheCat says:

    Interesting…my wife laid hands on a stick of this stuff somewhere (she works for a major medical facility and I think she got it there). I had a pretty killer headache one evening and she suggested I try it. After much smirking and taunting I decided what the heck, I’ll give it a shot. While I’m not claiming it’s a medical miracle it DID seem to help.

  5. Dustbunny says:

    I’m on the west coast too (Oregon) and I’ve never seen the ad either. OTOH, we get the Chrysler ads w/Dr. Z., which apparently nobody on the east coast has seen yet.

  6. Oh quite a few people here on the East Coast are loving the Dr. Z ads too Dustbunny. I haven’t seen these ads anywhere except for the internet, but I’m mostly a TiVo late airing watcher, so I get to see mostly Girls Gone Wild commercials as I forget that I’m watching the episode that aired at 2am.