Friday, September 7, 2012
Easy Decision: the most annoying commercial of the year. Thanks, Hyundai.
I know the year isn't over yet. There are all those ads for something called The Hopper, all pitched by fat idiots with bad Boston accents. And football season has just begun.
Still, it's hard to imagine (scary, too) that it could possibly get worse than this.
If you managed to get through this entire ad without mentally punching this woman in the face, you are a much, much better person than I am. If you wondered why Hyundai thought that a minute and fourteen seconds of this garbage was necessary to sell the ad's "idea" when twenty seconds would have done just fine, well, join the club.
If my mentioning the word "club" planted visions of battering the geniuses who wrote this crap into a bloody pulp....me too!
If you found yourself wondering why the guy playing the soulless, "this is the job I could get, my life is over before it even had a chance to begin, please stop making it worse" salesman doesn't just tell Idiot Not Funny At All Woman that he's going to get the paperwork going and she can get back to him when she's decided on a color, mumbling "damn time-wasting loser" under his breath as he walks away, well, he IS just an actor in a horrible car commercial, after all.
Tis the season to buy the 2012 models left on the lot, to make room for the 2013s which will be peddled to us in obnoxious, cringe-worthy ways next fall (surely those ads won't be as bad as this one, right? Can't possibly, right?) We'll be hearing a lot about low low low monthly payments, available to anyone with a decent credit score and the willingness to hand the dealer two years of lease payments up front. We'll be immersed in a smothering sea of stupid. But all will be forgiven if we never, ever, EVER see this wretched "actress" doing her bit again. Because congratulations, lady- all by yourself, you managed to elevate this Hyundai ad above all the McDonalds and Verizon and Sprint Mobile and Apple commercials I've seen this year in overall suckiness.
Take a bow, and exit the stage. And don't ever come back.