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Worst Commercial

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by AmishMafia, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. AmishMafia

    AmishMafia Cheesehead

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    Okay, I keep seeing this commercial for 5 hour energy and it pi$$es me off.

    Some lady is sitting there patting a big stack of papers implying that they are doctor's reports.

    "We asked 5,000 doctors . . ."
    "Those that responded . . ."
    "For their patients that take an energy supplement they would recommend a low calorie supplement."

    They asked 5k doctors, but wouldn't it be more important to tell us how many opinions you got and not how many you asked?

    I am sure they asked for an endorsement of 5HE. All they got is Docs think patients who take energy drink should take low cal.

    It doesn't say doctors recommend 5HE.
    It doesnt' even say doctors recommend energy drinks.

    Sounds to me like the docs were saying, 'well, if your going to take that crap, the low cal is the least bad for you'.

    And the spokes gal is acting all smug and proud.

    Done venting.
     
  2. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    I would even bet those papers didn't have any writing on them. If they did, they were probably junk mail or kid's kindergarten drawings collected or other nonsense.
    They lie in ads all the freakin time.
    Like how nasty smelling chemicals and poisons are gonna make your house smell like a rainforest.
     
  3. AmishMafia

    AmishMafia Cheesehead

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    They don't lie. They mislead. They count on people just not paying very close attention. Their goal is that if you are standing in a store and you decide to try an energy drink, the thought will pop into your head, "didn't I see something about 5,000 doctors were surveyed and recommended 5HE?"
     
  4. Poppa San

    Poppa San SB I trophy First of four Staff Member Moderator

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    4 out of 5 dentists recommend sugarless gum for their patients that chew gum. The 5th doctor recommended they quit. A trivia piece I ran across about 20 years back.
     
  5. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    If you had a DVR, rewind that commercial and pause it and try to read the fine print at the bottom of the screen.......that will help explain the BS that they are pitching to you.
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Back when, doctors recommended cigarettes
     
  7. Oshkoshpackfan

    Oshkoshpackfan YUT !!!

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    ^ that's because they got paid to do so by the companies.
     
  8. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yup and they smoked in the office while examining you
     
  9. AmishMafia

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    "Please hold this," Dr. Hack requested as he handed his patient an ashtray. With his now free hand he lifted the clipboard holding the patient's chart. He took a long drag from his cigarette as he scanned the information. A frown spread across his face as he blew a cloud of smoke to the ceiling. "This is not good. Says you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Lung cancer, and Empazima. Sounds like you are not taking care of yourself."

    Amazing to imagine, but the Flinstones used to do ads for Winston. A cartoon to sell cigarettes.

     

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