Sunday, April 26, 2015
Re-Discover this really awful ad
I'm pretty sure I've written a post on this one already, but every time I see it, it just makes me angry.
If there were Oscars for Laziest, Most Insulting Commercial, this one would sweep the category, no question. It has one joke and exactly one joke, it's not a very good joke, and it becomes a truly awful, pointless joke with repetition. Nothing about it makes any sense at all- did the frogs in the ad eat this idiot's credit card? Is he actually being attacked by frogs, and thinks that the proper response to being attacked by frogs is to call a credit card company (a credit card company whose popularity peaked in the 80s and whose cards are in pretty much nobody's wallet these days?)
(I mean, seriously- Discover? They still make that card?)
And then, having told us the joke and repeated it, the commercial picks it up and wacks us over the head with it. Because the people at Discover aren't satisfied with reminding us that yes, there is still this thing called the Discover Card which can still be used to make purchases just like real, popular credit cards we actually possess. Nope- they have to let us know that their company is Every Bit As Vile as those real, popular cards. Mission Accomplished, Discover. Again.