Amazon Fire Makes Me Burn with Rage

September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

We post a lot about commercials, good and bad. I’ve been on a tear lately going after Wendy’s because I really hate that red head they are using as the new Wendy. My campaign has done nothing to stop the tide of horror coming from the folks at Wendy’s but that won’t stop me. I saw this commercial recently and I immediately forgot about all the other commercials I hate. This commercial for the Amazon Fire is right now my #1 most hated commercial on TV. If they were ...Click for More

Wendy’s Continues Murdering Music

August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

I asked last week if Wendy’s hated us. The answer I got from our fans is yes, yes they do hate us. Guess what? Wendy’s don’t care. They are doubling down on the hate. I think even they know their commercials suck but they don’t care. They want it to hurt. Here is the latest travesty from Wendy’s. Wendy’s To Be With You Holy hell. That was awful. I want to know who over at Mr. Big gave them permission to use their song for this commercial. How much were you ...Click for More

Cheerios Does Dads Justice

August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

In what just might be the first commercial of it’s kind in the history of TV, Cheerios does dads justice like they haven’t seen since the 1950s. For decades now, whenever a dad is shown in a TV commercial, he is always an idiot. Always. He doesn’t know how to take care of his kids, he can’t do anything right around the house, and he couldn’t feed himself if his life depended on it. According to advertising executives, dads are true morons who can only be saved by ...Click for More

25 Classic TV Commercials

July 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s been long overdue, but it’s time for a list! We haven’t done one in a while and we know you have missed them. We did a list a while back that was our most popular ever. It was a list of classic Chicago TV commercials. We know how much people love commercials and we do too. Because we have fans that come from all over the country, and the world believe it or not, we don’t want to exclude them with just Chicago commercials. There are so many classics that have run ...Click for More

Does Wendy’s Hate Us? Yes they do.

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve written before about how much I hate that Wendy’s has replaced the actual Wendy Thomas with a hotter version of Wendy (and I’m not alone). Wendy’s for a time was running commercials with Wendy Thomas, you know, the woman after the whole entire company is named, but decided that she didn’t have the right look for TV.  Here is Wendy Thomas. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as I can see. Just an average woman doing a TV commercial. She’s not Hollywood ...Click for More

Metallica This is SportsCenter

July 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is my second post in a single day that involves the New York Yankees. I haven’t read the Bible in a long time but I am pretty sure that I remember a section in there that says if anyone discusses the Yankees 3 times in a single day, that the end of the world will be upon us. We are 2/3 of the way there with this post. I will try not to post another Yankees article today but I can’t make any promises. Please get your affairs in order just in case or, if you are like me, prepare ...Click for More

RE2PECT for Derek Jeter

July 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

In the Summers before my son left for college, he and I would take a trip a year to go see a different baseball stadium each year. I loved those trips because I got to have my teenage son captive in a car for several hours where we could just talk. Those of you with kids know how difficult it is to get time with them so you know how special time like that can be. We drove up to Minnesota for one of our visits to see a game during the Twins’ last season in the Metrodome. They were playing ...Click for More

Carlton Draught – The Beer Chase

June 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

We do love talking about commercials here. I was going to put this one in Around the Web today but I thought it was too funny for you all to ignore like you do all of our other around the web posts. Plus I saw this on a friend’s Facebook feed a short time ago so now I’m forced to take action and get this up for you all to marvel at. This commercial comes from those funny guys down under. This is a commercial for Carlton Draught that spoofs 80s American action movies complete with ...Click for More

The Dukes of Hazzard for Auto Trader

June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Most of the time, when we talk about commercials here, we are doing it to mock them. Not this time. Have you seen this commercial from Auto Trader? I think this is a fantastic commercial. It’s for a product I’ve never used and probably never will, but still, it’s great. The Dukes of Hazzard for Auto Trader First of all, fantastic production values. The General Lee looks fantastic and the scenes are all well done. Other than the fact that in this commercial they are wearing ...Click for More

Gold Bond Foot Powder Spray

June 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

I don’t know what it is about this commercial. It cracks me up every time I see it. Shaq is a funny guy. He may have made some terrible movies over the years, but everything I’ve read about him or stories I’ve heard talk about how funny he is. He’s been a spokesman for Gold Bond for a while now with plenty of commercials. It wasn’t until this one, that I actually laughed. This is Shaq’s Gold Bond Foot Powder Spray commercial and it always cracks me up. Gold ...Click for More

Travel Wisconsin Airplane Commercial

May 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Have you seen the Travel Wisconsin Airplane Commercial? Our fans come from all around the globe so I’m sure that most of you probably have not seen this commercial.  Here it is for those who haven’t seen it. Travel Wisconsin Airplane Commercial   What did you think of the commercial? Overall, I think this is a pretty good commercial. Sure there are issues with who’s lines were being delivered by who but really this was just more of a trip down nostalgia lane. I’m ...Click for More

Payless Shoes Commercial

May 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Saw this ad the other day and thought I’d give some kudos to the good folks at Payless for their recent commercial.  What’s impressive is for a company to completely ignore the pressure to cast an attractive woman in their ad.  Also, for thinking their female target market is anything more than shut-in hoarders that eat a lot of cake and like to buy cheap shoes. So many companies nowadays feel the need to cast ridiculously hot woman doing things they wouldn’t ever do like ...Click for More

McDonald’s Team Bus Commercial

May 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Have you seen this McDonald’s Team Bus commercial? At first you might think nothing of it. I watch a lot of TV (and eat a lot of McDonald’s) so I’ve seen this commercial several times now. The first time I saw it, I had one opinion on the commercial. Now, after seeing it several more times, I have that same opinion but I’ve added another. Watch the commercial here and let’s see what you think. McDonald’s Team Bus Commercial – Unedited   Ok did you ...Click for More

Nike Commercial for our European Friends

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

We are the Midwest TV Guys and we are from Chicago but we have many visitors that come from the continent every day to find out what us yokels in Chicago think about TV. We rarely do anything to recognize our European friends, but we have once I think, so I want to take time today to show everyone a new Nike commercial for our European friends. Apparently, soccer, or as they call it on the continent, football, is big over there. Here is America it’s only a sport played by little kids and ...Click for More
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