Elisabeth said:The Olive Garden commercials really kill me, though. I mean, if I were Italian and my Uncle Francesco was visiting from "the old country" of course I'd bring him to the Olive Garden for the never-ending pasta bowl! The commercials alone have kept me from ever setting foot in one of their restaurants. Chilis commercials are pretty bad too.
[ot]Having grown up in an area where Italian restaurants are everywhere, I know why cars cram the parking lot at Olive Garden.Mud Princess said:I can't figure out why chain restaurants like The Olive Garden, Buco Beppe (?), etc. are always MOBBED with cars. Especially in areas where there are a dozen or more wonderful, authentic, family-owned Italian restaurants!
Seabishop said:BUT, a genre of commercial I can't stand is the DUMB GUY commercial where a smart, sophisticated wife outwits her dumb, chubby, flannel wearing husband by using a certain product... can you imagine commercials showing women being dumb at business or police work?
Mud Princess said:I can't figure out why chain restaurants like The Olive Garden, Buco Beppe (?), etc. are always MOBBED with cars. Especially in areas where there are a dozen or more wonderful, authentic, family-owned Italian restaurants!
Super Amputee Cat said:Turning Leaf wines, etc . Shows a bunch of pretentious, high-maintenance yuppies with Alpine-chizeled features, all gathered around (in expensive clothes of course) and acting like total snobs, engaged in whatever superficial conversation that is the be-all end-all of their trite and meaningless lives.
mendelman said:More specifically, DUMB HUSBAND commercials where it is made blatant that men know nothing about caring for the family inside the house.
I also dislike the Christmas time Lexus ones where there is a new Lexus in the garage or on the driveway. Holy Crap!! Can you say 'con-spic-uous con-sump-tion'. Sheesh, my wife would kill me if I did that, even if we had tons'o'cash.