Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Things That Simply Should NOT Be On TV


It seems that it no longer takes talent or skill to be on the television these days.  All you have to do is fight with someone, eat something gross or try to fall in love in the blink of an eye.  Heck, even I’ve fallen prey to watching a few of these so called shows.  What are your choices when that’s all that is out there?

But I saw something on the television last night that (after spitting my drink out of my nose) had me laughing in hysterics wondering whatever happened to the good ol’ days of decent television content. 

It was a 30 second commercial of all things that threw me into this quandary.  Check it out and let me know what you think.



Ummmmm….yeah.  That’s just all kinds of funny as hell bad right there.  After I re-established my composure (it took awhile), I found myself longing for something more thought provoking on the television (yeah I know it is just a commercial) than an animated corn dong dog to sell antacids.  No disrespect to Tums…heck I ate them like candy throughout all three of my pregnancies.  They are fabulous and I'm convinced that they saved my stomach lining!  I just cannot believe what it takes these days to grab the consumers’ attention.  Are we so numb to decent program, with good acting that we need this type of content to stimulate our brains enough to keep watching?  

Have we lost all our creativity that we have resorted to animated food attacking people….or is this considered creative?

What have you see on TV lately that has left you going Ummmm…yeah.  That’s Bad!  Or do you enjoy where TV programming has ended up?


34 comments:

Rach (DonutsMama) said...

For me, beer commercials show just how dumb people are!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Rach,

Thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting. It means the world to me.

Beer commericals sure don't make you want to run out and buy some for the sure fear that your IQ score will immediately drop by a few points do they?

Hope you visit again soon.

Kate F. said...

OK... this commercial WAS funny, but you're also right - Do we really need to go there? Then I think about some of the crazy "adult humor" that is even in things like a Disney movie and somehow, I am starting to think that people are just kind of immune to it.

On another note, are you on Twitter? Couldn't find/remember your twitter name if so and I keep retweeting/sharing your stuff :) Thought I would @mention your twitter name if you were on there.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kate,

It really is funny, but it should be shown only late at night and not on stations that also contain children programming!

I totally agree that people are getting immune, which is a little scary to me if I think about it. How far do people have to go just to grab the public's attention?

I responded on your blog, but I will tell you here as well, I'm not on Twitter yet. Going to sign up as soon as the kidlets are in bed. Thank you so much for retweeting/sharing my stuff! I really, really appreciate it! I will email you my twitter name as soon as I get it up and running!!

Teresa said...

Yeah, it's funny, and gross is exactly where we're headed. lol

Jessica said...

I've never seen this commercial on TV but it did make me laugh watching it here. Not sure it would convince me to buy the product though.

Kathy said...

First...I wanted to tell you that I found you on Sits girls...

that is a hilarious commercial. But, yes...so bad!

I watch FAR too much bad television...if you could only see what's on my dvr (you'd fall over laughing in astonishment!)

Following you now...and yep...you need to grab a twitter name so that we can follow you that way too!
Kathy

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Teresa,

Thanks so much for stopping by my little space. I hope you return soon!

Shock and awe definitely seem to be the way of things these days!

Thanks so much for commenting!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Jessica,

Yeah, doesn't make me want to run out and get antacids! LOL!!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kathy,

Thank you so much for visiting! LOVE SITS GIRLS!!

The commerical is funny, but took me by surprise. Now I'm all for a little crap television every now and then, but I like to mix it in with a little quality as well. Sort of like a TV salad.

Thank you for commenting! Hope you visit again soon!!

Natalie said...

All TV has gotten bad...I find myself watching less and less of it!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Natalie,

I find myself wondering why I pay for cable some days. But then I remember, I can rent movies (old and new) and the pure fact that I don't have to drive down to the video store makes it SOOO worth it!

Bees With Honey said...

Okay, that was a dumb commercial. First time seeing it too.

I agree with you. TV has gotten so bad with all of the stupid reality shows. I'm sick of it!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Bees,

And even the reality shows aren't really "reality"!

Movies, movies, movies! That's my mantra!

Elaine A. said...

Um.... there are no words for that. Except that I cannot WAIT to show this to my husband tomorrow and see what he has to say. He's gonna LOVE that animated "corn dog" (oh is THAT what they're calling it these days??) ;)

I can't stand the commercials for the "jean" diapers. But I think it's mostly because I hate the concept of a jean diaper!! ha!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Elaine,

I know right?? Will you please come back and tell me what you're husbands response was? I'd love to know!

Jean diapers are the most ridiculous things out there. I mean really...who wants to pee and poop in their jeans??

Thanks for coming by! Hope you come and visit again soon!

Mom of 12 said...

I'm not much of a tv watcher. But I do like the Superbowl and even though some of the commercials are amazing, others are just not worth watching. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
Sandy

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

I admit - I totally laughed at the commercial.

Everything has a sexual innuendo these days, doesn't it? Sadly that is how society works. The more risque your commercial/ TV show is, the more people you get watching and talking about it.

You know what TV shows irk me? The Kardashians, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and the worst one, Toddlers & Tiaras!!

Optimistic Mom said...

It was a little funny and I do see the point of trying to sale the product.
TV has definitely changed over the last few years. As far as shows, some reality is okay but I do enjoy shows where they engage me on a more thought provoking level. Don't get me wrong I enjoy some of the laughs of reality tv, but there could be more balance out there.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Sandy,

The Superbowl commercials are hit and miss that's for sure. I'm just wondering why it takes so much shock and awe to get peoples attention these days. Why we've become so desensitized to it all.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Alison,

OHHHH Toddlers & Tiaras makes my blood boil! The one time I watched it for like 5 minutes I wanted to reach through the phone and slap each and every parent that was involved.

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Optimistic Mom,

I totally agree that there needs to be more balance out there in the media. Especially the news. It seems all they report is the negative (shock and awe) when there are positive things happening in our local neighborhoods all the time.

Kim said...

I agree, it is a slippery slope that television programming is on. I am a self-proclaimed reality television junkie, but I can and do recognize when it has been taken too far. It is a reflection of the world we live in. The more controversial the program/commercial, the more press it receives. Things sure have changed from the "I Love Lucy" days of television.

New follower from SITS :)

Shell said...

Yet, I'm sitting here cracking up!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kim,

Thank you so very much for stopping by!! It truly is a slippery slope and it makes me wonder what they will try next.

Hope you visit again soon!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Shell when I saw it this was my reaction:

Giggle...jaw drop...giggle...snort...full on belly laugh...almost pee'd my pants.

But then afterwards it was WOW I can't believe they can get away with that kind of stuff on TV. I guess that is showing my age.

Kristin @ What She Said said...

Is it weird that the funniest thing about that commercial for me was the way the girl covered the teddy bear's eyes? I know I was supposed to be laughing at the way the phallic corndog was bitch-slapping the guy's face, but that little touch at the end totally did me in. :)

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Kristin,

Not weird at all! That is the exact part where I almost pee'd my pants. Totally solidifies the phallic aspect of the whole commercial!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am not getting some of the insurance commericals lately. I have know idea what they are about.

Rebecca said...

Haha. That was a funny commercial. I personally love the Axe body wash commercials and the All State Mayhem commercials...they're ridiculous!

Alia Dalwai said...
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Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

JDaniel4's Mom,

Yeah, I don't get those either! But maybe that's the point? Who knows!

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Rebecca,

Thank you so very much for coming by and commenting! I truly appreciate it!!

It was funny, but man I can't believe they feel the need to go there! Oh and the Axe commercials are something else. And do you know what? Some poor kid out there actually believes if he wears it, supermodel type chicks will be all over him. LOL

Hopes@Staying Afloat! said...

Hi Alia,

No Lindsay here, but thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you come and visit again soon!