This Commercial Sucks: The New York Lottery Food Song

I’ll start with the disclaimer that I typically love New York Lottery’s commercials. I’ve covered a bunch of them on here and they’ve been adorable, funny, beautiful, and just plain delightful. Good stuff. But this one, a ukulele-backed ode to food, is just irritating and terrible. And it’s on all the time. Looking at the YouTube comments, it looks like I’m not alone in my opinion of this one. Ugh. So to Kristen E. from Clifton Park: Spending your theoretical Cash4Life winnings on trying all the foods isn’t a bad idea. I just wish you got a better commercial.

 

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This Commercial Sucks: Little Caesars Has People Straight Up Fainting

The Little Caesars 5 Meat Feast apparently has so much meat that it causes people to faint right there, right then. As a YouTube commenter notes “Fainting or having a cardiac episode from eating like that??” It’s all so stupid. Boo on you, Little Caesars!

This Commercial Sucks: Cricket Wireless Says “Hiyeeee!”

Hiyeee! There isn’t much to say about this Cricket Wireless commercial, other than that it’s really, really annoying. Biyeeee!

 

This Commercial Sucks: GMC Goes “One For You, One For Me” On Black Friday

When the revolution comes, I swear it’ll be in part buoyed on by ridiculous ads like Lexus’ “December to Remember” and this GMC Sierra spot. Do normal people buy cars for themselves and their spouses during the holidays like it’s a rational, ho-hum event, and not a big-ticket purchase that requires a lot of planning and conversation? Though judging from the size of their house, maybe buying two GMC Sierras wouldn’t even make a big dent. Of course, if they keep spending like that, maybe they won’t be in that house for too long. Who are they even targeting this commercial to? Ugh, ugh, ugh. If you’re wondering, the husband is played by Daniel di Tomasso, and the wife is Morgan Matthews.

 

This Commercial Sucks: Trelegy And “ABC”

Well, this Trelegy ad did succeed in one aspect: it made me look up and pay attention to a boring pharma ad. But to take the classic Jackson 5 tune “ABC”, remake it in a Kids Bop-esque manner, and use it in a commercial for COPD medication? Ugh, ugh, ugh.

 

 

 

This Commercial Sucks: Samsung Galaxy S9’s Super Annoying Song

I’m back after a somewhat unplanned hiatus. If you’ve watched March Madness, you’ve seen this Samsung spot so many times. And that song (“Get Stupid” by Aston Merrygold) is just awful. “Here’s an invitation to the whole wide world/ from your brother to your sister to your best friend’s girl”…please stop!

This Commercial Sucks: Diet Coke’s “Because I Can”

Diet Coke’s “Because I Can” campaign smacks of marketers trying desperately to connect with those enigmatic millennials, and failing miserably. Just awful.

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