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    Posted: 15 Dec 2012 at 7:06am
There are a lot of copycat trends. It's usually some gag that was at one time funny or maybe never funny. By the time it hits TV ads it is usually well played out. This one has been an annoying copycat trend for a few years now and it makes me cringe.

It's the gag of making a psycho angry face, pointing two fingers to your eyes and then turning them around to say "I'm watching you". I bet it was probably in some Judd Apatow comedy movie and was funny then. But then the adbots ripped it off and sucked all of the funny out of it. Here are two examples that I could think of off hand, Digiorno and etrade, but I have seen it in others:



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The most annoying thing to me is an ad trying too hard to be funny. Everytime this gag is put in a commercial they use some dork who overacts to try to make this look funny and it just looks jive. No dork, you are not Vince Vaughn or Danny McBride. You do not look threatening. You can't pull this off. (and I usually don't mind the etrade baby)
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I think Judge Judy does this, too.  In her case, it means "Look at me, not over there".
 
 
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OMG I'm sick of this trend! It wasn't funny then and it ain't funny now!!!!!

Stupid sh*t I tell you.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I think Judge Judy does this, too.  In her case, it means "Look at me, not over there".
 
 
I watched a Judge Judy yesterday. She was dealing with a bullsh**t artist and was extreemly harsh. She used the 'look at me' gesture often.
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The Orkin man does it, but I like these ads.
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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

The Orkin man does it, but I like these ads.


Brilliant commercial! The "I'm looking at you you're looking at me" is so subtle you might miss it!Thumbs Up The other commercials were so forced. Thumbs Down
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I think Judge Judy does this, too.  In her case, it means "Look at me, not over there".
 
 
I watched a Judge Judy yesterday. She was dealing with a bullsh**t artist and was extreemly harsh. She used the 'look at me' gesture often.
 
 
One of these days, I swear she's gonna come down and start hitting a plaintiff.  That'd be legendary.
 
 
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