Radio Commercials Rant

If no one minds I’d like to take a moment to rant about something that has nothing to do with Jewish Music, Politics, Sports or “Jewish” News.

This morning on my way to the office I heard for the hundredth time, a tire commercial thats been making me crazy. Why do Radio commercials stink so bad? They are almost always awful.

They are also almost always within the same basic template. Here are just some of the examples I can think of.

The older, hard of hearing woman yelling loudly at her husband about something. The most annoying recent example is of a window company in NY. (I forget which one, which tells you the failure of these commercials.) Come to think of it, it may have been a mattress commercial, I don’t even remember.

The part I remember was the wife, screaming repetitively at her husband “Tell them about the discount Harry!!”, shrieking, piercing loud screaming. One time wouldn’t have even been so bad, but she does it after every sentence in the commercial. It’s murder.

Then there is the loud deep voiced announcer guy talking about a product. He’s always interrupted by an inquisitive possible consumer. How many times have we heard this one? The announcer usually sounds annoyed that this guy is interrupting him. Because he’s trying to get through his script. Then at the end there is usually some corny joke about how they have to read the legal very fast. Ugh.

But let’s get back to this mornings commercial. The one that sent me on this mindless rant. This is the template I like to call, the “talking inanimate objects with British accents” one.

Which leads me to another thing, why in America does every inanimate talking object or talking animal for that matter, have a British accent? I think its because the common joe shmoe in America thinks that if you have a British accent you must be very smart and reasonable. Which is actually a very impracticable conclusion. I wonder what accent talking inanimate objects in commercials have in England.

So this particular commercial is 4 tires protesting the car drivers decision to take them for replacement to a “no name brand” tire reseller. Why do my tires have a British accent? Why are they talking to me? This commercial disturbs me greatly.

Anyhoo – just wanted to share those thoughts out loud. Do you have any other suggestions for overused radio commercial bits?

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