Vote Here For Worst Ad In America 2010!

Now that the nominees have been announced for Consumerist’s First Annual Worst Ad In America Awards, it’s time to get your vote on!

Click here to read a bit about the nominees and download the printable PDF here.

Below are poll for all 6 categories in WAIA 2010. You can only vote once, so choose wisely. Voting ends at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, 9/28/2010.

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  1. Wrayvin says:

    awww I actually like the Capital One Vikings. The one that runs on the beach looking like Bo Derek….hilarious!

    • Miss Dev (The Beer Sherpa) says:

      Me too!

      And I’m sorry, but the “smile” one is not overtly creepy.

    • Me - now with more humidity says:

      Absolutely! I love the one on the Colorado River, the movie studio “Romans!”, and the guy paying while someone knocks things over “and whatever the damages are.”

    • Anonymously says:

      Me too!

    • legolex says:

      Me too I love the accents and the ski lodge commercial where the kid breaks everything and the guy doesn’t even look over and says “And all of those..”

    • nodaybuttoday says:

      Yeah I think they are kind of amusing. Like when they see Romans… it’s so cheesy, but I guess I amuse easily :)

    • varro says:

      I like the Vikings, and LOVE Flo.

      Most of the commercials don’t cross the line from “stupid” into “annoying”, although I’d like to smack both the Wendy’s and Staples idiots.

      And no insurance commercial can top Eagle Man laying an egg.

    • Chasing Headless Chickens says:

      I think we have a quorum. Vikings should be removed from “worst commercial” list. I love the little Vikings, I love them good.

    • lchen says:

      I love those vikings too, and want more commercials with them.

    • CFinWV says:

      I love the vikings, too. They always crack me up!

  2. icy_one says:

    How the hell did the Netflix family not make this list? The “RightNows” or whoever.

    • Rocket says:

      I guess no one nominated it, but, yeah, the Right Nows are creepy

      • bluejena says:

        I agree… I find them to be the creepiest humans in a commercial.

        • gc3160thtuk says you got your humor in my sarcasm and you say you got your sarcasm in my humor says:

          That dude that wants to watch a movie when the kid and his dad are selling candy door-to-door freaks me out. It’s like hey come on in, I’m a weirdo creepy child molester. Let’s watch a movie right now.

    • backinpgh says:

      Yes, I’ll go into your creepy house and watch a movie with my small child…

    • Aathos says:

      Perhaps they are a bit too new for enough people to have nominated them.

  3. edicius is an acquired taste says:

    Bah, I actually like the “Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” pig and the roadkill crew.

  4. The hand that feeds, now with more bacon says:

    I’ve not seen any of these commercials.

  5. Rocket says:

    Vote early, vote often.

  6. TBGBoodler says:

    I didn’t realize how much I use the 30-second skip button on my Tivo. I haven’t heard of a lot of these commercials.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      Me either. I only voted in two of the categories because those had commercials I was immediately familiar with – I’ll have to watch the videos when I get home.

  7. GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

    I can’t vote against the Sienna Couple, because the roof purse/diaper bag holds a special place in my heart.

    But yeah, I always found that Apple Smile commercial creepy, even though I think chicks with hardware are cute.

  8. Mr. Spy says:

    Oh thank goodness. Thank you for putting those State Farm commercials as worst ad in America. I thought it may just be me. Every single actor or actress in these commercials make me want to change the channel. That is a heck one heck of an achievement as a lot of their characters have one line and march off screen.

    It’s honestly terrible that I conciously made a note that I should never purchase from them because of a series of commercials. Petty? Absolutely… But I just hate those commercials so much…

    /And that guy. He screams, “I’m fake sincere”, “I’m fake trustworthy”, “I’m fake geniune”.

    • Chasing Headless Chickens says:

      I hate the State Farm commercials, mainly because the agents are so rude in them! I think the agent interrupts and talks over the [customer?] in every single one. I think interrupting people is terribly rude, and to actually want to portray your agents like that…I just don’t get it. Is it to show that they are so enthusiastic about their jobs that they can’t contain themselves? I don’t know.

    • jiubreyn says:

      The only All State commercials that I like are the ones with the guy from Oz. He cracks my shit up! Especially the one where he claims to be a 15-year old girl and nails an SVU on his way through the parking lot. Priceless.

      The rest though, especially the one with the guy bringing his lunch to a restaurant, the spokesman talking over the agent, etc. can take a bullet and RIP.

  9. thereviewer says:

    I cant believe the sienna family is on here, i think they are great. Love this new yearly award!

  10. Groovymarlin says:

    I didn’t understand that “Kittens” car commercial at all. But wasn’t the lady driving the kittens the same one who played Kathy on “Big Love?”

    She’s awesome.

  11. TwoWorlds says:

    I can’t believe Flo is actually on the list. She’s not even that bad. I voted for Mr. Opportunity because car commercials are generally horrible, and he is horrible.

    • Groovymarlin says:

      Flo is a love/hate thing. I am one of those who love her, but I’ve met plenty who don’t. Personally I think she’s adorable, and bottom line – those commercials are very effective. They get the Progressive name out there and make an impression.

      • LatinoGeek says:

        Flo doesn’t do it for me. With the amount a make-up and forced enthusiasm, it’s a turn off.

      • dangermike says:

        Count me amongst the ‘hate’ side of things. The ads are meant to be funny but are just too forced and uninspired to have the intended effect. The lady playing the character isn’t that bad. She seems to have chops in comedic acting, and she’s not hard on the eyes, either. Kind of like an uncreepified Maggie Gyllenhall. But the writing… geez. It’s as lazy and uninspired as anything starring Adam Sandler, although perhaps with slighter firmer understanding of the concept of a punchline (which I attribute much more to the actress’s abilities than the writer’s). The ads aren’t necessarily the worst on TV but they’re bad enough to induce channel hopping for me.

      • catastrophegirl chooses not to fly says:

        yeah, i tend to watch each new one with Flo the first time i see it but then they aren’t funny/cute to me anymore so i skip them after that.

      • gc3160thtuk says you got your humor in my sarcasm and you say you got your sarcasm in my humor says:

        The only one I truly hate is the you don’t get discounts for agreeing with me commercial. It makes me seriously want to punch her in the face. He gets excited following her lead and she’s like yeh you don’t get a discount for doing this and he says he got excited and she replies me too. And I’m like then why did you make that dumbass retarded comment about not getting excited you claptrap retarded bitchbag. I really that those commercials that much.

    • HalOfBorg says:

      I love the one with “the specialist” when she has NO CLUE that the customer thought the prices were great, rather than her training the dog! :)

    • Anonymously says:

      Mr. Opportunity is like white noise to me. I’ve probably seen it a hundred times and never paid attention to it once. Flo is awesome though.

    • MrAgen10 says:

      I love Flo. She reminds me a lot of a couple of rockabilly friends of mine. Right down to the awkward humor and tomboyishness.

    • KernelG says:

      I also voted for Mr. Opportunity. I drive a Honda, love the car, but cannot stand those ads. In fact most Honda ads are off-the-meter smug. I don’t see how they do the company any good.

      Like Flo a lot. But they should fully utilize her improv roots, putting out more variety of her ads in shorter runs.

  12. Rocket says:

    Why aren’t the PSP/PS3 ads here?

  13. wootbot says:

    I’m surprised Angie’s List isn’t called-out. The ridiculous made-up story-lines – presented by the type of vapid, suburban housewives you’d go out of your way to avoid – are really annoying.

    • TwoWorlds says:

      I liked the one about the plumber who looked at cable porn at a customer’s house the best :v

      • GuyGuidoEyesSteveDaveâ„¢ says:

        Wrong. Plumber paraded the Paplion up and down the block to do it’s “business”. The flooring guy took twice as long because he was looking at pay-per-view movies. Also, the painters had the guy step in red paint and then leave, and the dentist did oral surgery in his kitchen b/c his office was closed.

    • lawnmowerdeth says:

      Damn you, now I have that whistle tune stuck in my head!

  14. Gandalf the Grey says:

    It was a tough choice between Quiznos and Staples in the first category, but in the end, the strange WTF of the Quiznos commercial can’t quite compare to the dive I have to take for the mute button when I see the staples jackass the screen.

    • wrbwrx says:

      agreed on the Staples moron. Isn’t that guy a known actor as well?

    • PTB315 says:

      I stopped using because for a period of time whenever you went on the site, after about 10 seconds the guy would pop up on the screen and scream that line. So fucking unprofessional Staples, I was trying to get supplies for work and it startled everyone around me, including myself.

      How does anyone legitimize using autoplay ads with audio, and no way to stop it? I cannot possible fathom how anyone reacts positively to those things. If they weren’t the only office supplier outside of Wal-Mart on my side of town, I wouldn’t use them. I hate to say it but the fact that the Wal-mart isn’t a SUPER version bothers me too because their selection is significantly weaker, not even counting the lack of a legit grocery section.

    • dangermike says:

      Agreed. Most of the entries on the list make me utter a sigh like the little green guy in Futurama when his captain make ridiculous statements. The Staples ad, though, makes me want to turn green and start smashing stuff.

    • BocaMan says:

      Wow, I was going to write just about the same thing.

    • Southern says:

      I actually feel just the opposite – whenever I see that stupid Quizno’s commercial, I either change the channel, or quickly jab that MUTE button while I look for the FF one (if it’s something I recorded). There is absolutely no worse commercial ANYWHERE on TV in my opinion. (In fact, some of the ones on that list, I like.) :)

      • Gandalf the Grey says:

        I have to agree, there are some of the commercials on the list that are my favorites. The squealing pig is great, and except for the one where the guy gets upset because his friend got a similar van, the toyota couple is funny because it reminds me of people I know.

  15. FrugalFreak says:

    so limited by the commercial dislikes of 1. this poll is thrown because the source is faulty.

  16. Preyfar says:

    Oh god, that Apple commercial just seems like an advertisement targeted at pedophiles.

  17. Arcaeris says:

    People hate the iphone commercial where the guy is talking to his daughter and wants to see her smile? What’s wrong with you people? I grew up in a pretty jacked up family and even I thought it was cute that the dad was trying to cheer his daughter up.

    • ellmar says:

      Things that make the entire campaign creepy to me are the bad writing (and acting) that render the spots saccharine and unrealistic combined with the voyeuristic discomfort of overhearing (and overseeing) very personal conversations.

      • pecan 3.14159265 says:

        Though clearly, she’s in her own home…

        • ellmar says:

          OK, the conversations are not happening on the street or the bus or in the grocery store. But I’m “there” by virtue of the fourth wall and it only serves to remind me how annoying it is to overhear very personal things in real life.

    • nodaybuttoday says:

      I don’t think they got to the part about him being her dad soon enough. If it they had said it right off the bad, I don’t think people would be so creepied out. Why on earth would they wait until the very last minute to mention it was her dad? Intrigue?

      • Alter_ego says:

        Why would the assumption be that he’s anyone but her dad? I’m a seriously dirty person, and that never even crossed my mind.

    • richcreamerybutter says:

      I loathe them because of the overwhelming (and somewhat sexist) paternal theme. They all basically feature “man goes on bidness trip” as the 1st person character. Apple really can’t imagine any other scenario in which to use a 2 way camera phone?

  18. JonThomasDesigns says:

    Best Ad in the world is ….. Hi my name is Peggy !!

  19. kricka says:

    I am a fan of the Geico ads in general, but it is time to retire the Cavemen. I wish they would bring back the pile of money ones, they totally cracked me up!

    It was oddly satisfying voting in this… like somehow, somewhere all that ad-based torture will be resolved.

    • Marshmelly says:

      Oh please, GEICO, retire the cavemen. Those commercials are just so awkward and completely unfunny.

    • nodaybuttoday says:

      I know initially at least, Geico had different commercial concepts for different things they are trying to promote– the website, car insurance, home insurance, etc. I don’t recall which ones marketed to what, but it always annoyed me. They need one single, great concept and then expand from it. It seems they didn’t have one good one, so they just went with several “okay” ones.

      • megafly says:

        Are they the insurance with the Fishermen, the Cavemen, the pile of money, or the lizard? What do you mean all of them?

  20. robocop is bleeding says:

    Mr. Opportunity needs a good long soak in The Dip.

  21. scientific progress goes boink says:

    for some reason i kinda like the JGW opera vikings, i think they’re hilarious. HAT HATE HATE that squealing piggy, so fucking annoying!

  22. Underpants Gnome says:

    I actually like the Mr. Mayhem ads…

  23. suez says:

    Wow. Since I cancelled cable over 9 months ago, I can now say that I don’t know ANY of those commercials! Oh happy day!

    • Rousedower says:

      Yep! Although sadly I have seen a few (obnoxious Flo, irritating Sienna couple). My hatred is most strong for the 5 hour energy guy, who was on Hulu constantly a month or so ago.

    • Dacker says:

      Thanks to my DVR, I had to watch all but three online.

    • JulesNoctambule says:

      Hell, I have cable and can still only recognise three of them. Not paying attention to commercials FTW!

  24. BrownEyes says:

    The World’s Greatest Spokesperson. Insurance companies, in general, have the worst ads, but this one is grating.

  25. giax says:

    Worst ones?

    1. Any “$5 footlong” ad from Subway, especially those where they made a horrible “$5 footlong any any any” “song” type of thing out of it.

    2. The breeder couple in the Sienna ads.

    3. My clean PC. Um, was that ad made like in 2001? It looks like XP was barely out as it’s all CRT and as untech as it can.

    4. The game rental whatchamacallit ads where dozens of gamers go insane because of “bad games”

    5. Anything with Marcus, PSP.

    6. Anything with “and Windows 7 was my idea”.

  26. Disappointed says:

    Personally, I would have put the Michelin “roadkill” in the Creepiest category…would’ve been a shoe-in for sure…

  27. MSchott says:

    Roni Deutch still gets my vote for most annoying ad.

  28. raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

    I feel fortunate that none of those commercials sounds familiar to me.

  29. legolex says:

    I love those Mayhem commercials! Seriously. Make more! Dean Winters is great and great looking!

  30. JayDeEm says:

    Certain flavors of creepy are just plain funny too me, Mr. Mayhem for example … “I’m a hot girl out jogging”. I also don’t get all the Flo hate, I think she’s kind of cute. Maybe there is a correlation in there somewhere.

  31. danmac says:

    As someone who records shows on DVR, I’m relieved to say that I recognize almost none of these “worst ad” nominees.

  32. dudemanreview says:

    I think the Microsoft ad about preferring TV to Sex in college should have been on there:

  33. ElleAnn says:

    I haven’t seen most of these commercials. The commercials on Hulu annoy me because it will be the exact same commercial every break.

  34. backinpgh says:

    Is the driver lady in the Kittens commercial one of the twin sisters from the compound on Big Love?

  35. cryptique says:

    The correct answers* are:

    1. Staples (Wow! That’s a stupid commercial!)

    2. 5-Hour Energy (I actually like the Nationwide dude)

    3. Charmin bears (though the Omnaris crew is a close second)

    4. Toyota Sienna couple (I want to hurt them in hurtful ways that really hurt)

    5. Ben Stein (an old neocon shilling for a scam)

    6. Old Navy (please fire everyone associated with these ads)

    * – According to me, naturally.

  36. M-D says:

    How did the “deal dance” not make the list for Most Annoying Ad?

  37. ovalseven says:

    The Dean Winters commercial (Mr. Mayhem) may have been better suited for the celebrity category.

  38. PTB315 says:

    I clicked on the McDonald’s link just to confirm it was the commercial I was thinking of, and the “Featured Video” displayed prominently to the right at the top of the list was a video entitled “Why God Hates Fags.”

    Ceteris paribus, (all other things being equal or held constant, specifically peoples feelings on homosexuallity), what the hell YouTube? Can you really not control your automation to avoid put hate speech up as a “featured video”? How often does the word “fag” in the title of something lead to anything other that someone attacking homosexuals? I don’t need that type of shit put up in a highlighted box to draw my attention.

  39. Thresher says:

    Ah, no Jos. A. Bank on the list? Every time I hear that announcer and his pretentious voice, I just want to reach out and punch that guy in the throat.

  40. CrazyMann says:

    How did Carl’s Jr (Hardys) not make the list???

  41. Dyscord says:

    I havne’t seen most of these commercials. And the ones I have seen that made this list aren’t annoying.

  42. PTB315 says:

    Also, really hate any commercial that shows how a car can help you avoid hitting animals. Look, I’m not happy about it either, but anything the size of a cat or smaller, do not slam on the breaks or swerve. Apologies to PETA, but hitting a squirrel or rabbit is a much more desired result than taking a split section action that can easily result in an accident through the loss of control of the vehicle. I want to say I’ve seen the DMV and any other organizations that are involved with automobile safety clearly state that evasive maneuvers at high speeds are unbelievably dangerous.

  43. packy says:

    For the worst ad it was a toss up between Staples and Quiznos, but in the end the kittens were too cute to vote for, even if they were singing horrendously.

  44. PTB315 says:

    Also, really hate any commercial that shows how a car can help you avoid hitting animals. Look, I’m not happy about hitting animals, but anything the size of a cat or smaller, do not slam on the breaks or swerve. Apologies to PETA, but hitting a squirrel or rabbit is a much more desired result than taking a split section action that can easily result in an accident through the loss of control of the vehicle.

    I want to say I’ve seen the DMV and any other organizations that are involved with automobile safety clearly state that evasive maneuvers at high speeds are unbelievably dangerous.

  45. internal says:

    How can the weird/creepy Pristiq not be included?

  46. Mike says:

    That State Farm guy is an annoying douche. Every time I see those commercials I feel myself hoping something bad happens to him.

    Seeing bears with toilet paper stuck to their butts is ALWAYS disturbing. Believe me it is much worse if you have actually seen bear poop in real life, you smell it once and all you need is a visual reminder to bring the stench back.

    All those Apple commercials are creepy. I feel like I am watching a conversation I shouldn’t be watching. Maybe if they added some music in the background or something.

    And that Toyota couple makes me want to use more birth control. Minivans are not sexy, no matter how you try and market them.

  47. n0th1ng says:

    We have this local commercial here in Los angeles, it is one of those “anti snoring” mouthpieces everyone seems to be selling. It starts off with a person snorting and snoring loudly. whenever I hear that I have to turn off the radio it is so annoying.

  48. summeroflove says:

    My hands down all-time annoying commercials are those freaking no smoking commercials the
    City of New York runs. I turn the channel *every time*.

  49. Chris W. says:

    How can it possibly be that the the Ronnie DEUTCH! commercials not be in here somewhere?

  50. cinnarose says:

    I have never been happier that I now get all my TV shows via the internet. I don’t recognize any of these ads.

  51. Talisker says:

    Thank you, Tivo and Netflix. I’ve never seen any of these ads.

  52. Mr.Grieves says:

    Augh I hate the Apple’s new iphone campaign. ALL of them are so creepy, hope they lose hard.

    • Mike says:

      THANK YOU! My wife and I are both creeped out by them. I don’t need to see a wife tell her husband she’s pregnant, but the dad talking to the daughter about her braces. Ewwww, seems like a pedo to me.

      • pecan 3.14159265 says:

        The dad…is asking his daughter about her braces. What part of that is offensive or “ew”?

        • Mike says:

          Because you don’t know it is a dad until the very end, up until then you think: Is it a boyfriend? Wait is he a pedo? I can totally envision a pedo watching that commercial and thinking “hey I can use that phone the same way I use chat roulette to talk to kids.”

          Or to quote preyfar who commented on the subject earlier: “Oh god, that Apple commercial just seems like an advertisement targeted at pedophiles.”

          That is why that phone commercial is creepy.

    • stint7 says:

      The braces commercial with added creepy music.


  53. 339point4 says:

    I wish I could vote for the Geico pig more than once. Oh god, that thing is horrible.

  54. Arctic Snowbot says:

    I make my own ads at home.

  55. stegosaurus1 says:

    What’s wrong with you nominators? The Geico “Squealing Piggy” is the funnest commercial of the year.


  56. parrotuya says:

    This is tough, I always flip channels during commercials. I never watch them because I hate them!

  57. radon says:

    I don’t know why Mike Rowe isn’t on here doing the actual dirtiest job in America of trying to sell Fords to every man, woman and child, every five minutes.

  58. Dyrenia says:

    really? The girl from the esurance commercial isnt on here? Well this poll’s crap..

  59. Panoptic says:

    How did the Macarena Snuggie commercial not make this list?

    Also, I really hate the Totino’s “Kids in America” spots.

  60. Puddy Tat says:

    What about that god awful NBC show “The Event” This show was a complete marketing cluster fail….

    A translucent sphincter opened up and swallowed a plane amongst ten separate yet some how tied together subplots? With a jumping timeline story that would have a schizophrenic dizzy! Back this up with a media blitz that was a wonder to behold how to burn through money as fast as humanly possible.

  61. brownh0rnet says:

    I was just reminded that this vote was happening when the Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercial with the female blogger came on.

  62. Jerkamie says:

    The pig is supposed to be annoying

    • veritybrown says:

      That’s what I was thinking. In some of these commercials, the whole POINT is that the character is annoying. That’s why I ruled out the Staples commercial–it’s annoying on purpose, which isn’t nearly as horrible as being unintentionally annoying.

  63. daveinva says:

    Is this a 365-day-year contest or a calendar year contest?

    Because I think that Kay Jeweler’s commercial set in the rainstorm got in under the 365-day wire as the hands-down the creepiest commercial.

    “I’m right here… and always will be.”

    Dude… put down the knife!

  64. kouotsu says:

    I can’t believe Marcus PSP is not in any of these. By far the most obnoxious thing on television at the moment.

  65. dvdchris says:

    What about the Drivetime guy?

  66. jedifarfy says:

    They were all mostly easy to vote for, especially the grating human. That McDonalds coffee guy needs to be pushed into traffic. If you need your coffee so bad, go buy a coffee pot you idiot.

    The only one I had trouble with was grating duo/group. I HATE the Sienna couple now, but they started out ok. Went with Chase couple. Come on, seriously. You’re on your honeymoon. Months of stress and frustration in planning the wedding, and you’re going to sit and take pictures of checks? No. Just no.

  67. Segador says:

    I’m sad that the Car Fox was left out.

  68. RayanneGraff says:

    I am shocked that the Zestra ads aren’t on there. Those are so bad, I have to change it every time they come on.

    “Zestra makes me feel…. OH WOW!”

    *sigh* I’m only 30 but I remember when you didn’t see ads during every commercial break for sex jelly. I miss those days.

  69. ThaKoolAidKid says:

    That god damn Samsung Fascinate commercial for Verizon is killing me. It’s on every 5 minutes and that music screeches into your head.

  70. RayanneGraff says:

    I am shocked that the Zestra ads aren’t on there. Those are so bad, I have to change it every time they come on.

    “Zestra makes me feel…. OH WOW!”

    *sigh* I’m only 30 but I remember when you didn’t see ads during every commercial break for sex jelly. I miss those days.

  71. JamesBE says:

    People who think that the Apple commercial is creepy need to get their perverted little heads examined. If the first thought you have when seeing an older man talk to a child is “pedophile” and not “father” you’re sick.

  72. Trae says:

    1. Flo is awesome.
    2. Mayhem is hilarious.
    3. The squeeling pig make me laugh.

    4. The Consumerist, which I usually love, has failed on this one big time.

  73. jiarby says:

    where is the AXE ball washer ad?

  74. loueloui says:

    I really wish I would have caught this before the nomination process ended. Anyone who has spent any time in Tampa can tell you how annoying ‘Roz’ from the 1-800-ASK-GARY ambulance chasers is.

    Even worse the Ford Amphitheatre has now been renamed ‘The 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre’. I would have given them TARP money just to prevent this from happening.

  75. redblade7 says:

    I never saw the catheter commercial before, gross!

  76. SGT. E. G. ROCK says:

    First off..
    I like the J.G. Wentworth opera viking commercials and even find myself singing to them.
    I like the Capital One Vikings guys. Amusing and unique.
    When it comes to Progressive, I like Flo, shes cute, and reminds me of Abby from NCIS.
    And I enjoy the guy, “Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle ?”
    (plus all the other ones with him)
    Mr. Mayhem is cool, and the ads are so true and active.
    ” Roni Deutch ” ads are weird, but shes not that bad to look at (she could be worse).
    I’m not a FORD fan, but MIKE ROWE is cool, so I’ll tolerate his commercials.
    The “Charmin bears” are kinda cuddly, …unlike the nappy “SUNGGLES” bear. !

    And then there are…..
    The Geico ‘CAVEMEN”., They are washed up, and should be retired.
    Ben Stein is uhhh well…. Ben Stein ! You either like him or hate him !
    The ‘ Old Navy ” manikins are a bunch of dummys ! ( pun intended )
    Can’t stand the piggy going “Weeeeeeeeee” all the way home. (MUTE button)
    Another MUTE button candidate is the Quiznos commercial ‘singing kittens’.
    That McDonalds coffee guy needs a pot of hot coffee dumped on his arrogant head.
    The ” Marcus, PSP” commercials are horrible, obnoxious and annoying.
    The AXE ball washer ad is just wrong, and shouldn’t be on t.v. where children can see it.
    but the number one BAD, and CREEPY, and down right most STUPID commercials are…..
    Which Ones ? ALL OF THEM !
    ANYONE with the KING in it !
    The first one where the KING surprises the guy in his bedroom,
    Or is standing outside the window, when the shade is pulled up,
    The KING being chased by guys in the white coats,
    or the KING breaking into Mikey D’s main office !
    And now especially, those,
    ” I was smart buying breakfast, so now I can be stupid “” !
    The guy up on the roof in the lightening storm,
    the guy in the tire rolling down the hill. etc..

    But don’t worry..
    I’m sure there will be more and more and more and………

  77. seanahansen says:

    I love the Mr. Mayhem commercials! But yeah, the rest are pretty bad.

  78. tooluser says:

    Women can’t poop unless they eat the right brand of yogurt.

  79. jdlyga says:

    Gha Mr. Opportunity! He is the bane of my existence!

  80. Extractor says:

    Thank god for DVR’s!

  81. kklatu says:

    The staple’s ad makes me mute or change the channel, so that’s the worst from the advertiser’s point of view. I love the geico pig, although the human intro grates, also like the ” Honest Abe” and R. Lee Ermey’s sympathetic psychiatrist. “You jackwagon!”

  82. kenboy says:

    No Roni Deutsch?

  83. Frankie says:

    I love Flo, I think she’s pretty. I will say that I like the iPhone 4 commercial. What’s creepy about a father sharing a tender moment with his daughter and her new braces?

    One commercial that SHOULD be on here is the car commercial with the hampsters dancing to hip-hop music. That ad is just scary.

  84. sublight says:

    Not living in the US, I hadn’t seen any of these until viewing the links. As such, I don’t get the “on-every-five-minutes-makes-me-want-to-tear-my-eyes-out” effect that may have put some of the blander ones on this list.

    Absolute worst: State Farm, Mr. Opportunity and Flo were just bland. Staples was loud and obnoxious, while Quiznos was gratingly horrible and just cheap-looking. My vote: Quiznos.

    Annoying person: 5-hour Energy and Nationwide were kind of bland and boring, but not that bad. 1-800 Dentist was dumb and mildly annoying. Pico de Gallo guy is obnoxious, but Coffee guy is a dick. My Vote: McDonalds.

    Animated Spokesperson: The General wasn’t bad at all, the scientists were bland and badly animated. The piggy was intentionally annoying (the guy at the beginning was worse, IMO). Happy roadkill was kind of cute. The Charmin bears, however, turned my stomach. My vote: Charmin.

    Celebrity: I’d forgotten who that Jimmy Johnson was until I read the Youtube comments. My vote: Ben Stein, partly because it’s a scam service, but mainly because I just can’t stand the man.

    Creepiest: Mr. Mayhem was funny and clever. Kittens was weird enough that I give Dodge points for being original. Modelquins wasn’t creepy at all (it would have been if they were animated). The catheter ad was kind of creepy, but mainly just smacked of trying to stir up false outrage with a bunch of half-truths. ‘Smile’ should have been re-titled, ‘Grooming’. My vote: Apple.

  85. gc3160thtuk says you got your humor in my sarcasm and you say you got your sarcasm in my humor says:

    I hate that Flo commercial where she says you don’t get a discount for agreeing with me and I wanna just punch her in the face. Oh and the McDonald’s not before I have my coffee guy is an asshole who I want to punch in the face as well. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  86. RichB says:

    Catheter commercial is very odd. I was waiting for the cast of SNL to appear… Where is “Oops, I crapped my pants” that’s a classic… even my 70 year old mother laughed

  87. sodium says:

    Has anyone mentioned the Snuggie commercial with the jingle to the tune of Macarena? That was is AWFUL.

  88. On2ndThoughtJohnnyLikesJazz says:

    Is anybody else freaked out about the Dodge commercial with the George Washington that looks like Robin Williams?

  89. Keith is checking the Best Buy receipt of a breastfeeding mother (for tips!) says:

    Thank God for TiVo… I’d seen barely any of these terrible ads. Thanks for nothin’, Consumerist!

    And for the record, I think that the Michelin ad with the ‘cute roadkill’ is totally miscategorized: it is easily creepier than any of the ads nominated in that category, including the manequins, and I HATE those.

  90. Asperita says:

    The irrational and naive Travelers Insurance ads drive me nuts, even though they’re visually appealing. In one, a rattlesnake shakes its tail as a warning to CG bunnies, but once the long-ears see that the snake has a baby rattle attached to its tail, not the typical rattler’s noisemaker, they fall over laughing, and the snake slinks off, humiliated. In real life, that snake would then pounce and fang the bunnies to death. The rattle is meant to protect prey, not empower the predator–it makes a noise that warns vulnerable creatures that a deadly serpent is near, so they should scram. The baby rattle the snake has in the ad, however cutesy, still performs that function. So the ad’s premise– that getting the wrong replacement part is bad news–makes no sense.

  91. Asperita says:

    The second irrational and naive Travelers Insurance ad that drives me nuts shows a baboon frisking with a cheetah, a zebra drinking at a watering hole next to a lion; meerkats riding on crocodiles, and so on, while a peaceful reggaeish song plays. The idea is that you’ll enjoy traveling more if you ‘take the scary out of life,’ whatever that means. I’m all for adventurous foreign travel, even in a fearful age; but in real life, that cheetah would attack the zebra, and the meerkats would be devoured by their crocodile transport in seconds–crunched to bits, and gulped down like popcorn. I fear for any traveler who embraces visible threats as foolishly as the animals in this ad do.