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Wed Jun 25, 2014, 06:32 AM

Who else thinks that the DirectTV marionette campaign is really, really creepy?

They were much better off with the kids who were all talking beyond their years…

"Way back in the day…"

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Reply Who else thinks that the DirectTV marionette campaign is really, really creepy? (Original post)
MrScorpio Jun 2014 OP
Callmecrazy Jun 2014 #1
shenmue Jun 2014 #2
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #3
mrmpa Jun 2014 #4
Gidney N Cloyd Jun 2014 #24
Chan790 Jun 2014 #5
Sweet Freedom Jun 2014 #6
Digit Jun 2014 #21
Danmel Jun 2014 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2014 #8
Phentex Jun 2014 #9
mainer Jun 2014 #10
frogmarch Jun 2014 #11
Brigid Jun 2014 #12
kentauros Jun 2014 #22
Throd Jun 2014 #13
Ptah Jun 2014 #14
csziggy Jun 2014 #16
Art_from_Ark Jun 2014 #29
csziggy Jun 2014 #30
Marie Marie Jun 2014 #15
hlthe2b Jun 2014 #17
DebJ Jun 2014 #18
azurnoir Jun 2014 #19
a la izquierda Jun 2014 #20
rurallib Jun 2014 #23
MrMickeysMom Jun 2014 #25
elfin Jun 2014 #26
a kennedy Jun 2014 #27
valerief Jun 2014 #28

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 07:21 AM

1. Yes! Very creepy...

Who thinks this stuff up? Better yet, who approved this stuff for broadcast?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 07:35 AM

2. I think it's horrible

Makes me not want to buy what they're selling.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 08:00 AM

3. Creepy and ineffective.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 08:33 AM

4. Very creepy & a DU slant on it...........

very sexist. A man whose partner is wooden, scantily dressed, etc.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:03 PM

24. But the son and the father-in-law are also wooden and on strings.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 08:43 AM

5. Sorta.

 

I think the concept was probably clever...the execution has been creepy and poorly thought-out. The one with the son is better than the one with the wife...the wife ad is filled with, what I assume were unintentional, sexist tropes.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:03 AM

6. Totally

Especially the one with the wife asking her husband if he likes what he sees, or whatever she says. Ick. I can't even watch.

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Response to Sweet Freedom (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 08:16 PM

21. I mute the tv

I mute most commercials anyway and when I really get fed up, I switch to my Roku.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:08 AM

7. makes my skin crawl

They frankly are disturbing.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:24 AM

8. They need to fire their ad agency and start over.

Those ads are weird and disturbing and definitely do not make me want to buy the product.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:50 AM

9. Creepy!

but I guess it got people talking.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:56 AM

10. men prefer sexy puppet women to real women

That's the message I get from it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 12:18 PM

11. "Do you still think I'm pretty?"

That's the creepiest one of all!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 10:25 PM

12. Stupid.

That's the word you want. I can't believe somebody actually got paid money to come up with these.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 08:40 PM

22. I agree.

I'm not creeped out by them. I just find them plain dumb.

I thought their previous campaign with the magic-genie was fine. They're still advertising the same product, and having a magical genie is appropriate.

What's odd about their use of the super-marionation people is that they're contradicting themselves. They're advertising for a media-system that is wireless by using 'people' that can only function with wires.

Seems to me that a better way of getting that point across would be for the marionettes to be shown being freed of the restriction of their own wires, too. Pinocchio comes to mind in that light...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:06 PM

13. Incredibly horrible marketing on a few different levels.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:12 PM

14. Only the father is without strings.

That's what stands out for me.

It's so bad, I don't remember what product it touts.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 12:09 AM

16. It's so bad I made sure to remember the product

So I will NEVER buy it.

The last ad campaign I felt that strongly about was the "ring around the collar" ads from Wisk. I've never bought Wisk since and avoided Unilever products completely.

DirecTV is dead to me. If I go back to satellite TV, I will go with DISH.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 01:48 AM

29. I can think of all sorts of recent pharmaceutical commercials

that make me never to want to buy the product.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #29)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 01:50 AM

30. By the time they finish listing the side effects I have no desire

To ask my doctor to give them to me!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:25 PM

15. Very creepy and very stupid.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 12:18 AM

17. Me, for sure.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 01:31 AM

18. Absolutely. Haven't been able to watch even one of them to the end. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 01:49 AM

19. yes it's creepy

I even liked the Russian(?) guy with his mini giraffe more than this

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:45 AM

20. Ah, that's still a thing?

I've been out of the country for six weeks. I hate those commercials.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 09:48 PM

23. yep -couldn't think of the word - creepy is it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:04 PM

25. My husband thinks it's pretty good… I think Cheney's creepy...

and his pet daughter…. r e a l l y fuckin creepy…

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:05 PM

26. REALLY awful!

Can't stand those spots - and I have DTV.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 10:17 PM

27. Hate them

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 11:44 PM

28. I agree. Yecch. nt

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