Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Disastrous Timing

This commercial for Hotels.com isn't so much disastrous as is its timing. Just watch...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's All in the Delivery

The majority of this commercial isn't all that bad (in fact, I think it's kind of inventive, generally speaking), but it all goes disastrously awry in the final seconds.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mow the Lawn

If you're looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend, here's an idea...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Most Disgusting Product of the Year Award

Good luck trying to get your dog to wear this one. And if you do manage to get it on him, have fun taking it off after he's filled it and scooted his butt halfway across the park trying to get "everything" off of himself.

By the way, why does it come in different colors? Do you really think anyone that straps a ziplock bag to their dog's anus is concerned about their pooch looking fashionable? And while we're at it, if this contraption works so well, what's the point in even taking your dog outside anyway?

PS - The perfect product for a Monday.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Need a Job?

It's a good thing these girls are attending the job fair, because their acting careers certainly aren't going to work out.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Feel the Need for Speed

It's good to see the Micro Machines guy is still getting work these days, but the production values of his work have definitely gone downhill. Kinda like the porn industry, I suppose.

It goes without saying, there's a lot to make fun of in this spot, but the thing that stands out most to me (besides the meth-addled pitchman) is the fact that the woman's hair color inexplicably changes (and then changes back) in the middle of the spot. WTF?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Khloe Kardasian. Enough Said.

Yeah, it's no surprise that the ad for Khloe Kardasian and Lamar Odom's unisex "fragrance" (c'mon, Lamar, it's a perfume... don't kid yourself) is a commercial disaster, but even I'm surprised at how much laughable cheesiness they're able to cram into 30 seconds.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Campaign 2012 Begins

Political campaign ads are a veritable breeding ground for commercial disasters. Every campaign season, America's airwaves come under siege of some of the most deceptive, dishonest, misguided, malicious, venomous, and sinister advertising known to man... with each campaign season getting seemingly more terrible than the last.

The 2012 campaign season gets off to a mild but undeniably disastrous start with this ad from Dan Adler, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in California's 36th Congressional District. Fortunately, there is not a lot of venom and viciousness in this ad (those qualities always increase exponentially as we approach election day), but we're still assaulted with plenty of bad acting, stereotypes, and misguided moments that just make you go, "Huh?"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Gibberish Is Scary

Glad I didn't grow up in the UK in the 80's. The grossly disfigured pitchman coupled with the strangely unsettling "language" he speaks surely would have given me nightmares every time I saw it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dance Dance Revulsion

Aww... apparently there was no money in the budget for dance lessons.

To be fair, the blame for this commercial disaster clearly goes to the director. Even on shoots with little to no budget, the director has to take the time to rehearse the scene with the actors at least once, give them believable and authentic business to perform, and if worse comes to worst... shoot a second take! If the director doesn't do this, then he or she isn't being a good steward of the company and product that is advertising. (And I don't care how "local" the spot is. There's no excuse for sloppy, lazy, or incompetent directing.)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Queasy Feet

This product might actually be a good item for senior citizens with mobility problems to have, and the commercial isn't that glaringly disastrous until the 1:12 mark... But that's when it all goes horribly, horribly wrong.

What kind of jackass takes his shoe into the shower with him... and then sniffs it??? Who directed this, that imbecile from The Anti-Gym?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

No Chubbies

I'm not sure what the "-ist" term is for someone who is insensitive and degrading to overweight people (sizeist?), but this guy goes about 6 miles past that. He also manages to be incredibly sexist at the same time. Quite an accomplishment for someone who's IQ is below 30.

(And full disclosure: I'm a thin male of at least average intelligence.)

As always, I've done my homework to make sure this commercial disaster is real. Sadly, it is. It's an ad that ran in southern California for a gym/weight loss program called "The Anti-Gym" run by (self-proclaimed) fitness guru and (by all other accounts) gigantic prick Michael Karolchyk. Even more disturbing than this cro-magnon's mono-syllabic roid rage is the fact that these actresses (particularly the larger one) allowed themselves to be degraded by this knob. I know they got paid to do it (at least, I hope they did), but come on, have some self respect!

If you visit this douchebag's website (which I seriously discourage), you'll see dozens of video clips where he is called on the carpet for being an idiot. Yet he's posted them on his website like it's something to be proud of. Interestingly, his website also uses an embedded audio player that plays music by Billy Idol, Snoop Dogg, and The Killers. I wonder how they would feel about their music being used (most likely, without license) to hock this asshat's hate speech.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Freshmaker

Here's a classic commercial disaster most of us remember from our youth. In fact, it's probably the first commercial disaster many of us remember seeing, and it's almost ridiculous enough to be endearing. Almost.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Lawyers Strike Back

Personal injury lawyers are another flavor of attorney that are usually quite detestable, and what this guy is saying sounds like no exception. However, the video they chose to run behind him is so incredibly ridiculous, that you can't help but laugh yourself silly.

PS - Yes, this commercial is so absurd, one has to wonder if this guy is for real. As you can see by clicking here, he is... which just makes this whole thing all the more hilarious.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Today is the one monthiversary of the launch of Commercial Disasters, so if you're looking for any gift ideas, you might consider this...

On second thought, never mind.