Full credit for this abomination goes to Diana, my loving wife! We recently got cable, and we’ve been noticing some things about the commercials. First, if there is any way for a company to prey on sentimentality, they will. I’ve seen commercials illustrating and outlining the importance of a functioning family unit… and they were selling GASOLINE. Not even gasoline… just the oil industry in general.
Anyways, Second, it is very much specific to the channel and the demographic they think they are reaching… we watch a lot of DIY stuff, and every one of those shows is SURROUNDED by yogurt-that’ll-help-you-poop commercials. So I guess they are reaching out to people who can’t poop and need to fix their houses.
The reason it annoys Diana is because the commercials go something like this:
Person A- “Hey, watcha got there?”
Person B- “Oh, you know, just (Brand of yogurt). It has Active cultures, (insert medical jargon), (insert more medical jargon), It’s probiotic, it’s got REAL FRUIT, and (it will cure some common ailment), PLUS, it tastes guilt-free-great!
Person A- “Cool! My life is enriched by this knowledge, and I will participate in the yogurt revolution.
Person B- “It also comes in a TUBE! For Yogurt on the go.”
Man. They need to make Yogurt exciting! Put some explosions in those commercials; that’s what’ll happen to the depths of your bowel upon consuming it. There are four different brands that all use this EXACT same commercial formula.
The third thing we’ve noticed about commercials: actually, we just PVR and fast forward. I honestly still watch netflix more then TV because the commercials annoy me that much.