Why does this commercial irritate me so much?

sleeperbluesMarch 14, 2013

The AT&T ones with the little kids sitting around a classroom table with an adult who is asking questions such as "why is faster better?" Then the kids ramble on a totally kid-like answer. The over-infusion of cuteness (and fakeness) nauseates me. Am I just a crabby pants?

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golfergrrl

I guessed exactly which commercial you meant before
reading your post. I find it very disturbing. I just want to
slap that little kid who flaps his arms around for 10 minutes.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:45PM
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vickij

I too immediately thought of that commercial when I read your subject post. It irritates me.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:53PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Hilarious...when I read this title my first thought was, "As soon as I read this, I'm gonna post how much I hate all of those AT&T commercials." Only, I didn't remember who's commercials they are...I switch or mute immediately.

Terrible commercials, awful.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:57PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

Awful, awful commercials....

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 8:53PM
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arcy_gw

WOW I am surprised. I am more bothered by the washing machine/dance contest ones and others that make no sense!! The one you spoke of remind me of the old Art Linkletter show "Kids say the darnedest things".

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:12PM
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littlebug5

I don't like the AT&T either. Took me a long time to actually watch it long enough to see what they were trying to sell.

I really REALLY hate the KitKat one where they are snapping the KitKat in half and then biting it. Crunch, crunch, crunch! AUUGGGHHHH!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:45PM
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workoutlady

Well if you are crabby then so am I. I hate those commercials too especially the one where the little girl says "we warnt more, we want more." I want to reach in a give that girl a good slap. But I don't believe in hitting a kid. Although maybe with that one I would. LOL.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 10:04PM
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susanjf_gw

we should do like we did before on a sears ad...a bunch of us all complained (it was waaay back when on hgtv) and they actually pulled the ad!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 10:09PM
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marylmi

Why does that commercial irritate you so much?....because it IS irritating!! lol! Don't like that one either plus others that really bug me too.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 10:35PM
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YogaLady1948

I like it~~because I am in love with the guy;)

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 11:02PM
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kris_zone6

I laugh every time I hear the AT&T commercial. I have known little kids that go on and on and on.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:25AM
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sushipup1

I hate ads with little kids acting like adults. Don't get me started on the creepy e*Trade talking baby. The AT&T ads are nothing compared to those ads!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:36AM
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drewsmaga

As soon as a commercial comes on -- ANY commercial -- I flip the station. And if I'm flipping stations and they ALL have commercials on (that happens too frequently -- is it a conspiracy?) I'm soooo glad I have a mute button on the remote.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 1:36AM
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grandmamary_ga

I find the Progressive Insurance commercial with Flo walking in the rain talking to a man who needs a car very irratating . Drives me nuts when it comes on and I usually either mute the television or change the channel.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:25AM
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joann23456

Really, Grandmamary_ga? We LOVE that commercial!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:36AM
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maybee_gw

I love that ad...it is about the only one I actually watch. Little kids love to be talked to and to be listened to like that...love it, love it, love it.

I turn the Kit Kat one off...I hate people chewing in my ear

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 9:02AM
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curlysue

I hate the Fiber One ad where the husband comes into the kitchen and catches his wife putting Fiber One bars on the baking sheet like she made them herself. So...Sandra's ooey gooey scrumptious bars. That man just ticks me off, and all I can think is so typical man-she is trying to help your stupid butt and all you care about is that she didn't spend a day and a half making something homemade. So not what they are aiming for.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 9:05AM
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katlan

I have no problem with the AT&T kids commercials. They are o.k, except the one, with the kids talking about a disco.

My adult son cracks up every, single time he hears it.
"If it was big enough you could have a disco, Oh Yeah".

He will randomly send me a txt that says, 'Disco, Oh Yeah, lol"

That one is hilarious.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 9:34AM
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maxmom96

I hate a lot of commercials, but strangely I do like the AT&T one with the little kids. They are really behaving like little kids do, saying what little kids say, and you're right; they know they're really being listened to.

Maybe I like one of the AT&T commercials because I'd love to have a cougar (or whatever he says) strapped to my back so I could go faster!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 11:02AM
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jayokie

I don't like AT&T, but those commercials don't bug me nearly as much as Progressive (in real life, I sure hope Flo is just the opposite of what she protrays). I don't like the Sonic commericals. And Cox (a 'net provider, may not be in all areas) get the mute button....every time. If I"m not in the room, I cringe & try to tune out. Who writes this stupid irriating stuff, anyway? My youngest son (in his 40s) said even if irritating, we remember them. -- that's why they stay around. Guess that makes sense since we DO remember them......but I don't have to like them.!!! :-)

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 11:07AM
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chisue

Kid actors in any commercial bug me. I picture their stage mamas and wonder how many times a kid was turned down for a 'role', and how many takes it took to get exactly the 'childishness' the agency wanted, while not flubbing the lines.

My most unfavorite are for the male, er, enhancement drugs. Gosh, those lech geezers with younger women -- or women of limited intellect -- dopey smiles -- one hops around a kitchen in her heels. Oh, you know what I mean. The guys all have hairpieces, and the women are dressed to the nines, but not very bright. One of these ends with a not-so-subliminal message where the product *whooshes* across the screen. ICK! (My guess is there are a lot of these pills being flushed down the toilet by wives. Maybe not?)

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:02PM
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yayagal

I turn on the Mute when all commercials come on and check my email on my laptop haha.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:46PM
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SunnyDJ

Most commercials irritate me, not only this one...But, I'm like yayagal, I use that good old mute button (often)......

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 1:44PM
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moonie_57

I love the AT&T commercial where the boy says "strap a cheetah to her back" because the first time I saw it I told DH that it sounded like something my oldest GS would say.

DH can't stand it, but I love the "Booking Yeah" commercial.

What I really hate is finding a commercial that I really like and it catches my attention each and every time... until they start running the shortened version. Makes me nuts! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Booking Yeah

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:48PM
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sjerin

It's irritating because those kids are told to be Obnoxious with a capital-O.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 7:57PM
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momrox4

Sooo tired of Flo and her Progressive ads. Same for the Geico lizard. Time for both to go away IMO.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:39AM
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nicole__

I like little kids and the way they ramble and just keep talking and are soooooo involved. Kids love to be listened to.

I don't like the Flo commercial, in the rain acting like she has a chance with THAT hunk.....lol

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:45AM
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suzieque

I kind of like the AT&T commercials. I don't mind Flo. The one I really don't like is the one with his cats supposedly clutching his legs and his coworker thinks they're boots. Stupid.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 12:05PM
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pekemom

I agree about the AT&T commercials. Usually I don't mind kid commercials but those are irritating. The kids seem to be showing off for the cute factor but it doesn't fly. Too much "over the top" acting...

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 4:21PM
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lily316

I record everything and don't watch any commercials.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 4:55PM
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marie_ndcal

I do not like the V-8 ones where people slap each other. Haven't seen it recently, but if I do will write to the company.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 10:43PM
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Georgysmom

I haven't seen the commercial you speak of because I don't watch commercials, but this post just goes to show.....there's something for everyone!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:16AM
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dee_can1

The Overstock.com commercial where the woman is skating around singing. (which is bearable) But, then it cuts to her serving a cake to her date sitting at the table while he looks lovingly at her singing 'oh,oh,oh' to the camera. I find it... weird.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 8:32AM
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Kathsgrdn

Never seen the AT & T commercial...I love DVR! That's how I watch 99% of the shows I watch. Takes a lot less time and less annoyance. I do like the Geico gecco (sp?) ads though.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:40AM
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chisue

There is a perfectly disgusting commercial for heartburn where the actor's food smacks his face when he tries to take a bite.

I think it's 'the times'. Have you tried to find a non-gross birthday card lately?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:55AM
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Jodi_SoCal

I don't think the AT&T commercials are bad, per se, the problems lies in the fact that they play repeatedly during every commercial break.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 1:06PM
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cheerful1_gw

Thank goodness for DVRs where you can fast forward through the commercials.

I have seen that commercial though, and it is irritating.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 7:52AM
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gardenspice

I DVR most of my shows too, so I see very few commericals, but sometimes,I just let the commericals play.
I like the AT&T commercials and although they are not as funny as they used to be, I like the Progressive ads too. I hope Flo is making some bank.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 10:21AM
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