5 of the Worst Commercials on TV

wendys red headWe love to talk about commercials here at MWTVG.  Commercials are as much a part of TV as the shows are so no TV blog run by professionals (such as ours) can ignore commercials and their impact on us the TV viewer.  Some commercials are good and some are not.  Let’s talk about some that are in the not category.  Here are what I think are 5 of the worst commercials on TV right now.

The Wendy’s Girl

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After Dave Thomas died, Wendy’s has rolled out his daughter in a few commercials here and there.  Did anyone notice around Christmas time when Wendy’s started running commercials with a new young red head?  They are obviously trying to replace the original Wendy.  They have failed.  It’s not like I like the original Wendy, but she is just not annoying as hell like the new red head.  Here is the commercial of hers that I hate the most:

When she says “going in” and then does that laugh…I see red flashes of rage flash through my brain and it nearly puts me in to a murderous black out.


AT&T Uverse

Know how I searched for this commercial?  I typed in “AT&T uverse jewish kid” and this commercial came right up in google.  Listening to this kid complain is torture.  I hate all of the uverse commercials with the kids talking about how bad it was back in their day, but this one is the worst one.


AT&T Wireless

AT&T is just killing it with annoying commercials.  I really hate this entire series.  The one with the guy sitting at a table asking kids random questions.  I have a series on my FB page where I talk about what the rules will be when I take over the world.  One of those rules will be that any TV or movie producer of any kind that insists on putting kids with speech impediments in commercials or movies will face summary execution.  The kid in this commercial needs speech therapy (I apologize for the quality of this one, best I could find).


Citi Somebody Left the Gate Open

You get fooled in to thinking that the couple in this commercial is going on some kind of special date but then….what??? The stuff she was talking about was for climbing?  Brilliant!  That’s not even the annoying part of this commercial.  The part that seriously makes me want to jam ice picks in to my ears is at the end when the cat that is being murdered starts to sing (it’s a real group BTW.  They are LP and the song is called “Into the Wild”).  The worst thing is that Citi apparently makes so much money that they can afford to run this commercial 240,000 times a day.  There is no escaping this commercial.


Chef Lorena Garcia for Taco Bell

Is there more of a pretentious a-hole than Chef Lorena Garcia?  She was a contestant on Top Chef Masters where she showed herself to be one of the biggest food snobs I’ve ever seen on any food show (and there are plenty of food snobs out there).  Then she goes and does commercials for Taco Bell?  Like I’m to believe this?  She hates food that real people can afford.  This commercial that I’m giving you drives me crazy.  I hate her new one with the steak burrito more because she is taking credit for Taco Bell’s great new steak but she did nothing to actually create it.  She just criticized the other chefs until they got it right by her apparently lofty standards.


So those are 5 of the worst commercials on TV right now.  I know you have ones you hate too.  Let me know what commercials are out there right now that just drive you crazy.

10 Comments on 5 of the Worst Commercials on TV

  1. Sean Parnell // February 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm //

    These are all but tasty appetizers compared to the following shit sandwich:


    I found it under the heading, “What’s the point of this Passat commercial?” After seeing it a torturous number of times, I finally figured it out. Watching it makes me want to do bad things to people.

  2. Hey mike. I like the young Wendy. Not only is she easy on the eyes but I like her line, “now that’s better.” It’s impossible to replace Dave.

    • Midwest Mike // February 22, 2013 at 9:42 am //

      That commercial from Christmas where she sings mozarella la la la la la…I had to take sedatives after seeing that fricken commercial for the 450,000th time…

  3. Julie Cooper // February 22, 2013 at 6:16 am //

    These are all bad commercials on TV now, but I was just remembering back to the days of REALLY bad commercials. Remember when they used to pour blue liquid on maxi pads because apparently they thought women needed to understand how pads work? Gag me with a spoon. The worst commercials of today look like Academy Award contenders compared to many commercials of yesteryear.

    • Midwest Mike // February 22, 2013 at 7:28 am //

      Agreed. I think of two classic Chicago commercials from the past that are world record bad: Victory Auto Wreckers and Eagle Man…

      • Anything with Eddy and Jobo in it is terrible. Who keeps hiring those guys?

      • Sean Parnell // February 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm //

        Oh, come now. Victory Auto Wreckers is such a classic, that they still show it today just as they did when we were kids. Eagle Man was hideously bad, though The General Insurance hits bottom and keeps on digging…

  4. Sean O'Brien // February 22, 2013 at 12:12 am //

    I can’t stand the Verizon commercial where that new rock and roll version of the girl in pink gets into the helicopter and spreads her verizon all over the city…she is obviously not flying the thing and is looking very casual about the whole trip, so I guess the leather jumpsuit and perfect hair and make-up was all for an air tour of the city with Phil the pilot?
    In recent memory, to go along with the Taco Bell Chef bit, Olive Garden was touting how they send their chefs to train in Italy. To prepare $11 plates of pasta? Come on. If they do send anybody to Italy to train (for sure it isn’t the Hispanics that actually make the food) they would be wasting money. Send them to my house and pay me to show them how basil and cheese makes stuff smell and taste good and they can save the airfare.

    • Midwest Mike // February 22, 2013 at 12:19 am //

      I remember that Olive Garden commercial. I love how they pretend they have chefs and not a bunch of illegals in their kitchen. It reminds me of my time as a restaurant manager. One day I had someone complain about our ribs and the guy was asking me how the chef could let something like that happen. I was thinking to myself, chef? Where does this guy think he is?

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