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    Posted: 30 May 2020 at 12:53pm
There are too many commercials of this type to list, but for God's sake, will ad writers please stop "writing" commercials in which everyone is dancing for no good reason whatsoever? Going to Target?Let's start a colorfully dressed, ethnically diverse flash mob! Feeling fresh today? Let's break it down, old school!  Those potato chips really good? Time for someone to get served! You or someone you love injured in an accident? I can get you a structured settlement, so let's get jiggy wit' it!

Honest to God, even as someone who enjoys musicals, I can't figure out why in the blue hell so many people in commercials are dancing! Stop dancing! Turn that idiotic music off, get your limbs & the inexplicable mob of equally plastic people behind you under control, tell me why I should buy your product, and then go away! What the hell is it about those school supplies or that deodorant or that Crohn's Disease medicine that makes you feel like you have to trip the light fantastic across my TV screen?




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I enjoy your posts. Welcome, and keep up the good work.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I enjoy your posts. Welcome, and keep up the good work.

You forgot, "and keep dancing..."
That's all I have to say about that.
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Originally posted by thetimelesschild70 thetimelesschild70 wrote:

There are too many commercials of this type to list, but for God's sake, will ad writers please stop "writing" commercials in which everyone is dancing for no good reason whatsoever? Going to Target!?Let's start a colorfully dressed, ethnically diverse flash mob! Feeling fresh today? Let's break it down, old school!  Those potato chips really good? Time for someone to get served! You or someone you love injured in an accident? I can get you a structured settlement, so let's get jiggy wit' it!

Honest to God, even as someone who enjoys musicals, I can't figure out why in the blue hell so many people in commercials are dancing! Stop dancing! Turn that idiotic music off, get your limbs & the inexplicable mob of equally plastic people behind you under control, tell me why I should buy your product, and then go away! What the hell is it about those school supplies or that deodorant or that Crohn's Disease medicine that makes you feel like you have to trip the light fantastic across my TV screen?



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I was trying to come up with a reply, but it would have been redundant. Sentiments almost identical to the OP inspired me to create my avatar/logo.
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The only one I kinda like is the TD bank commercial where the guy takes a picture of his check and the musiic starts. He's home alone in his house and busts a move. Pretty funny because of the expression on his face.
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I totally LOVE this Southwest Airlines dancing girl commercial....


....one of my all time favorites.

The dancing girl is sooooo funny. Thumbs Up

Not to mention cute as hell.... Evil Smile Heart

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Deep down, the ad writers really just want to go full Bollywood... 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I totally LOVE this Southwest Airlines dancing girl commercial....


....one of my all time favorites.

The dancing girl is sooooo funny. Thumbs Up

Not to mention cute as hell.... Evil Smile Heart



There's context behind her dancing here, so it's not bad. And you're right - she is really cute.

My gripe is with commercials where the dancing makes no sense, but everyone feels the need to do it. I've eaten a lot of potato chips in my day, but I've never felt compelled after tasting one to start a hip-hop dance party. Whenever I see people do this kind of thing in an ad, it makes me wonder if they have some sort of neurological condition.
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Originally posted by thetimelesschild70 thetimelesschild70 wrote:

There's context behind her dancing here, so it's not bad. And you're right - she is really cute.

My gripe is with commercials where the dancing makes no sense, but everyone feels the need to do it. I've eaten a lot of potato chips in my day, but I've never felt compelled after tasting one to start a hip-hop dance party. Whenever I see people do this kind of thing in an ad, it makes me wonder if they have some sort of neurological condition.

I feel ya, bro. Wink LOL

But seriously... I don't mind the dancing if, like you said there's context, like say they're eating potato chips and dancing, but they're at a party where the chips are there for them to eat.

But when it involves someone in a field or a garden or on a beach alone eating potato chips (???) and they are suddenly inspired to break into dance because the product makes them feel so euphoric they can't resist, that is just plain old annoying and desperate on the advertiser's part.

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There's context behind her dancing here, so it's not bad. And you're right - she is really cute.

My gripe is with commercials where the dancing makes no sense, but everyone feels the need to do it. I've eaten a lot of potato chips in my day, but I've never felt compelled after tasting one to start a hip-hop dance party. Whenever I see people do this kind of thing in an ad, it makes me wonder if they have some sort of neurological condition.[/QUOTE]


Yeah! Like that stupid Hormel Chili commercial that's been circulating. Ugh!
That's all I have to say about that.
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Dancing. Don't even get me started with those TikTok nurses and doctors dancing in the middle of the pandemic.
Was that for virtue signaling or was that because you hardly had any COVID patients in the hospital?
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Originally posted by crainbebo crainbebo wrote:

Dancing. Don't even get me started with those TikTok nurses and doctors dancing in the middle of the pandemic.
Was that for virtue signaling or was that because you hardly had any COVID patients in the hospital?


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The facebook rooms "all together now" commercial with excessively fruity dancing is the worst.
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Originally posted by Stelth Stelth wrote:

The facebook rooms "all together now" commercial with excessively fruity dancing is the worst.


I don't like the dumb dancing but I do like that someone did a nice cover of a more obscure lesser known Beatle's song and one of my favorite "deep tracks" of their catalog Smile
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I never cared for the Beatles' music so that aspect is a negative to me as well.
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Subway has a new one.
Obviously a "stay at home" produced pile of crap. And more unneeded dancing.




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I see they brought back Eat Fresh as their slogan too.
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Maybe they'll have chomo Jared do a Zoom commercial from the graybar hotel and he can tell us "We're all in this together, eat fresh".
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I'll just stick this ad in here, because I don't feel it deserves its own thread. ESPN's playing this CONSTANTLY as of late. Two random NASCAR drivers, one of them dancing like an idiot. The end. 

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Originally posted by Brendalou Brendalou wrote:


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Yeah! Like that stupid Hormel Chili commercial that's been circulating. Ugh!

Just jumped on here after a local station hit me with a one-two punch with that one:

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Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

I'll just stick this ad in here, because I don't feel it deserves its own thread. ESPN's playing this CONSTANTLY as of late. Two random NASCAR drivers, one of them dancing like an idiot. The end. 


The other driver is Clint Bowyer and he's known for his upbeat personality. I just saw it on FS1 about a minute ago, just as I was typing.
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It's a lazy trope advertisers use because they have no other clever ideas
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