I get really tired of commercials that are repeated over and over again until your head aches. At first, they are interesting and often humorous and then they just become tedious. There are always several in this category at any given time – are your ears burning AFLAC, GEICO and Nationwide? – but the one that I currently dislike is the one for Direct TV with Rob Lowe and altered Rob Lowe. (I have nothing against Rob Lowe, just the repetition.) Here’s a suggestion for the next version in this endless progression:
“Hi, I’m Rob Lowe and I advertise everything.”
“And I’m Black Death Rob Lowe and I advertise, well, you know…”
“As Rob Lowe, I have a fantastic smile.”
“As Black Death Rob Lowe, so do I.”
“I’m known for my fantastic body so I dress like this. I say to women ‘Do you want to see my fantastic bod?’”
“I only have a skeleton so I dress like this. I say to women ‘Do you want to see my scythe?’”
“I occasionally indulge but I normally eat healthy.”
“I normally eat people.”
“As Rob Lowe, crowds are attracted to me.”
“As Black Death Rob Lowe, crowds avoid me like the black plague. Get it, get it? Avoid me like the black plague?”
So don’t be like any of these Rob Lowe’s, stop these damned boring, inane, repetitive, nonsensical commercials!!
The trick is to stop watching the damned boring, inane, repetitive, nonsensical television. Stick to YouTube documentaries on plate tectonics and marmots.
The documentary on plate tectonics and marmots is one I have not seen.
Haha! It’s usually meerkats and plate tectonics but they’re mixin’ it up this summer.
Actually, I’m don’t know why Black Death Rob Lowe needs to hide his body. I’m sure he has 0% body fat.
That’s true but do-gooders will get on his case about being anorexic.
You had me at “Do you want to see my scythe”.
…and a very nice scythe it is.
I have no doubt.
What fries me is when a show obviously can’t garner any real attention from advertisers so they run the SAME ad(s) two or three times at every break (honestly, do they think that’s going to make me want to by their product? It actually does the opposite.) I’m glad I know how the MUTE button works on my remote!
If a person’s memory is so short that the commercial needs to be repeated in the same break, why will the person remember the commercial’s product?
Your version is better!!! Meanwhile, a belated Happy Curmudgeon Day (which was Thursday) … but I know you celebrate it every day.
As long as there is something to complain about, every day is Curmudgeon’s Day.
… and I imagine you embrace it with gusto.
I think you have the basics of a novel plot, here. Kind of a Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde sort of thing.
Thanks to DVR, I never watch commercials anymore. Except when I have CNN on. Then I have to listen to all those life insurance and erectile dysfunction ads.
Ah, for the good old days when commercials only talked about sparkling dishes and clean clothes. Now all we have are erectile dysfunction, vaginal yeast infections, chronic back pain and cash for car title loans.
Don’t forget the vaginal mesh complication ads. Those were a nice addition.