*Any Burger King commercial with The King. Does it speak poorly of me or the state of TV comedy that the Burger King makes me laugh hysterically? The recent spots for The King's videogames are great, especially the one where he jumps his dirtbike and eats it on the landing. As The King lies amidst the wreckage, he gives us a thumbs up indicating everything's OK, with that dumbass grin firmly affixed to his oversized plastic head.
*"I'm a PC..." ads, if only because John Hodgmen's in them.
*The ad for some navigation system where the guy gets lost and a choir sings about what he's doing. That I can't remember the product name despite 5 or 6 viewings speaks of the ad's failings.
*Citibank's series of "very, very rewarding!" spots with Victor and that other (Russian?) dude. They tried to come up with an absurdist ad campaign, but failed miserably by creating the stupidest 30 seconds on TV. I never want to use a Citibank card in my life just so I can spite them for this.
*Mercury's (or is it Lincoln?) new holiday ads. Two neighbors come out and see a new car with a giant bow sitting between their homes. The neighbors take turns acting like snobbish pricks by suggesting the car is for them. The spot concludes with one neighbor saying something like "somebody's got to clean the garage" and the other smugly responding "well somebody already did." At this point youíre hoping a deranged heroin addict beats both of them with a lead pipe, steals the Mercury, and crashes it into a brick wall.