Six Types of Commercials I Absolutely Hate

Due to my recent unemployment, I’ve had a ton of time to watch television.

Here are the types of the commercials I absolutely hate, with some of them so gagging, I turn the channel immediately.

Extended Car Warranties

You’ve probably seen this commercial at least a dozen times.

If you own a car, please stay tuned for this important announcement.

The commercial brings a smiling Rusty Wallace to tell how a guy with U.S. Fidelis saved thousands by signing up for coverage.

The horrible and two-minute long commercial immediately has me grabbing my remote to change the channel.

Not only do I not trust Rusty Wallace (he also does commercials for an advanced paycheck place), his voice, receding hairline, and fake smile make me nautious.

U.S. Fidelis is not the only advertiser for extended coverage, so the combination is just infuriating.

I don’t want extended coverage on my car! Stop advertising these please!

But sell your car, your coverage goes with it.

Huh? What the heck does that mean anyway? Just stop advertising while you still have some dignity.

You Don’t Have to be Bald

I mentioned before about Rusty Wallace’s receding hairline. How convenient would it be to have a commercial promising to give its users their own hair back?

Every commercial that promises an escape from baldness claims they are the innovator and only real service that provides results.

How can you trust testimonials from paid actors?

I’ll believe the commercials when Donald Trump finally ditches his comb-over for one of these services.

Car Insurance Commercials

I don’t care if I’m in “Good Hands” with Allstate. I don’t care if your name is Flo and you can name your own price. And I don’t care if you have a cute gecko as your mascot.

All promise to save me money by switching to their service. All claim to be the best. All claim to have the best customer service.

I think the best commercial would be to have the tiny gecko infiltrate the Progressive commercials and beat Flo’s ass with her price gun. After that, Allstate would step in and cradle the small gecko in its “good hands” and squish it.

Then 21st Century Insurance and the General will duke it out to fight with the Allstate spokesman.

Now I’d watch that.

Get Your Free Credit Report

Quick, say “” three-times fast.

How about “” (see below video)?

All of these commercials promise a “free” credit report.

Others promise to protect your identity (and you can get a *gasp* shredder just for signing up).

I personally prefer for all of my credit-related information.

Get Off Your Couch and Go Back to School

Get cooking! Literally!

The above phrase is from an ad from the Texas Culinary Academy. Too bad I don’t like to cook.

Others like ITT promise me a “better” life. Um, okay? If it’s another job sitting in a cubicle, I think I’ll pass.

Most of these schools charge a heck of a lot of money for credits that rarely transfer to a “real” school. How do I know this? Because I graduated from Devry-Phoenix.

I got lucky and got my Masters degree from one of those “real” schools. And I’m still up to my ears in student loan debt from one of those schools that promised me a “better” life.

I Don’t Give a $#$# About Gold

I see a variant of the below commercial at least ten times a day.

I don’t care about gold! In fact, I can give a shit less about it.

And I can give a bigger shit less about those Cash 4 Gold commercials that promise to turn gold into cash.

Leave me alone gold commercials before I go crazier than I already have.


Throughout this post I listed six types of commercials I absolutely hate. Feel free to chime in on commercials that irritate you. If you can find a link to the actual commercial, that would be helpful (especially for those overseas).

12 thoughts on “Six Types of Commercials I Absolutely Hate”

  1. The commercials that annoy me the most are the ones that offer extended warranties on cars. And they start with.

    You might loose a transmission, etc, etc and it cost “so and so” $3600 to have her transmissioned repaired!

    But if your car has less than 250,000 miles on it, we have a special offer for you.

    Now, do you know anyone with a daily driver car that has more then 250,000 miles on it???? I know quite a few but they deliver pizzas & they drive a lot of miles every year. Oh, and they rarely loose transmissions.

    In other words, if you own a car, any car, you pretty much qualify for this “special deal”.

    Yah, right, I drive about 50,000 miles a year and I’ve lost three transmissions over the last 10 years. The most expensive one cost me $1760 to have repaired.

    If you really don’t have the money to cover a big repair job it will be cheaper to finance these big repairs when they come up than to buy and pay for this insurance monthly.

    1. Yeah, those extended service coverage schemes are a complete scam to even the most casual viewer.

      Just look how much they advertise. I imagine it takes A LOT of money to run two minute commercials every other commercial break. It just shows how much money they’re sucking out of honest people if they can afford to advertise like that.

      And again, I don’t trust “Rusty Wallace” even if he is a racing legend. Once he started his payroll loans commercials, I knew he was a sell-out.

  2. Most commercials are so annoying! 🙂

    From the business world.. to product advertising.. those silly kitchen products you see on the Tv get under my skin as they are so cheesy! haha…

    God.. I think Tv is mostly junk these days anyway.

  3. how about these commercials that say if your name starts with a-m you can begin calling now every one else may start calling in the morning… people just trying to take advantage of dumb people

  4. It’s up to you if you’ll believe those commercials or not. All it matters to them is money, they’ll gonna market it in so many ways. As a consumer, you have to be wise in making a choice. Like you I am also tired of those commercials messing up.

  5. Nautious? Or Nauseous?

    As someone who once made a living making TV commercials, all I can say is “Turn off the TV and go for a walk int he Park.” Remember…No commercials equals no free TV…

  6. Our complaints aren’t about all commercials, just about certain commercials tat are very misleading. Sometimes “buyer beware” isn’t enough protection for consumers.

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