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    I've just seen a traumatic advert

    I'm watching Father Ted on More4, and Louise and Jamie Redknapp have just been on a Thomas Cook advert I've never seen before.

    Did anyone else see it? Or have I fallen asleep and am having nightmares? It made me want to fucking vomit.

    #2
    I've just seen a traumatic advert

    Yes I've seen it and it fucking appalled me. On every level.

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      #3
      I've just seen a traumatic advert

      When it came on the sound of my TV was muted. Without the voice-over it came across as a propaganda film taunting you over how worthless a specimen of humanity you are in comparison to the Redknapp Superbeings.

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        #4
        I've just seen a traumatic advert

        That's pretty much what it came across as with the sound on, CV.

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          #5
          I've just seen a traumatic advert

          I was queueing in the shop to buy some stuff and saw jamie redknapp up on the tv that they had up on the wall. When I looked up 10 minutes later the ad was still on. It's very very long isn't it?

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            #6
            I've just seen a traumatic advert

            I'd rather watch Jamie & Louise frolicking on that beach a million times than have to listen to that *fucking* Go Compare song even one more time. It's like cruel & unusual torture.

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              #7
              I've just seen a traumatic advert

              Obviously it's fucking awful, but I'm impressed that Jamie has kept in shape since retiring.

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                #8
                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                It is horrible. It's like Thomas Cook are trying to turn themselves into the M&S of the travel world.

                My skin is still crawling slightly.

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                  #9
                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                  It's like Thomas Cook are trying to turn themselves into the M&S of the travel world.

                  Kwik-Save, more like. I'm not totally surprised that some advertising schmuck has decided that the adventure and discovery of international holidaying should find its champions in the guise of Mr. and Mrs. Pisspoor. You have to feel sorry for the bloke. You're given the brief of establishing promotional figureheads for an advertising campaign in which said individuals must convey to the viewer the magnificence of world travel, and the best that you can come up with is Louise Nurdin and her Teflon-personality hubby. A world awash with stars and celebrities of every alphabetical status and they go for two people who have the kind of star power exuded by boil-in-the-bag fish fillets.

                  And someone at Thomas Cook okayed it. The choice must have been hard.

                  "We've gathered a short-list for the advertising campaign," declares the ad bod as he places a piece of paper on the desk of the travel big-wig, "and I think you'll be surprised at the luxury of options."

                  The travel bigwig surveys his options as thus presented:

                  1. A goldfish called Nesbitt.
                  2. An exhumed Charlie Drake.
                  3. A half-eaten Chicken McNugget.
                  4. A photograph of someone's anus.
                  5. Frodo Baggins
                  6. Jamie Redknapp and Louise Nurdin.

                  Seeing as they can't really dig up Charlie Drake without causing a fuss, he goes for option 6. And the stage for global holiday promotion by shallow dimwits is set.

                  Mind you, that we live in an age where we're supposed to accept homo twatticuntis Piers Morgan as a popular television presenter, should we really be surprised?

                  And a warm welcome to OTF, Ossy.

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                    #10
                    I've just seen a traumatic advert

                    I'd rather watch Jamie & Louise frolicking on that beach a million times than have to listen to that *fucking* Go Compare song even one more time. It's like cruel & unusual torture.

                    It's also chilling in a way when you consider that the person who thought up that ad has a sense of humour so lacking in any possible dimension that he or she thought it as having the potential to be completely hilarious. The kind of person who pisses themselves when a granny lets her draws drop around her legs on You've Been Framed.

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                      #11
                      I've just seen a traumatic advert

                      The "Go Compare" advert/song is blessed relief after you've been subjected to the "We Buy Any Car" ad for any length of time.

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                        #12
                        I've just seen a traumatic advert

                        Maybe the ad could have been improved by the sight of Jamie's dad ascending from the pool in his tight fitting speedos.

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                          #13
                          I've just seen a traumatic advert

                          The "Go Compare" advert/song is blessed relief after you've been subjected to the "We Buy Any Car" ad for any length of time.

                          Now that is Dante's Inferno compressed into under two minutes. So fucking awful that you hope the company goes under by the time it finishes.

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                            #14
                            I've just seen a traumatic advert

                            Along similar lines, there is a current advert out for a compay called "Goldbuyerman", which, if you haven't guessed already, is an ad for one of those glorified pawnbrokers who buy gold from desperately needy people at hugely reduced rates before melting it and selling it on. Goldbuyerman is actually a seedy looking cunt in a shiny gold outfit who turns up in a mkII Escort to mug somebody for their jewelry collection.

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                              #15
                              I've just seen a traumatic advert

                              But where are their lovely little kids? Left at home with grumpy Grandad?

                              Obviously not required for this ad...

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                                #16
                                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                considering thos cook closed down their profitable dublin office and threw 50 people on the dole on stat redundancy nothing surprises me with them,why is jamie firing golf balls at the beach in that ad anyway?btw agree that we buy any car ad is desperate rubbish

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                                  #17
                                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                  The cherry on the cake of that Thomas Cook ad is the glottalisation of the 't's in:

                                  "Don' jus' book i - Thomas Cook i"

                                  ... just to give it a final laddish feel.

                                  Makes me wince.

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                                    #18
                                    I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                    erwin wrote:
                                    "Don' jus' book i - Thomas Cook i"
                                    That just makes me read it in a very bad "comedy" Italian accent.

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                                      #19
                                      I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                      I think that any political party that promised a monthly public referendum to vote one annoying TV advert off our screens each month would be on to a potential vote winner, in the run-up to a general election.

                                      I'd vote for the Go Compare ads, too.

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                                        #20
                                        I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                        I don't enjoy watching it, but We Buy Any Car has at least achieved the job of making everyone in the country aware of the company, what they do and what their website is with practically no expense spent.

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                                          #21
                                          I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                          We have a winner:

                                          The Halifax radio station advert.

                                          CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTS, the lot of them.

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                                            #22
                                            I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                            Second that about the Halifax ad.

                                            Also, what's with McDonalds latest ad - "one pound, otherwise known as one bob"? Fahking iggerant caaaants!

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                                              #23
                                              I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                              Anybody who listened to local radio in Yorkshire over the last decade, will have heard the adverts for Coldseal Windows. I rest my case.

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                                                #24
                                                I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                                Louise Redknapp is set to take over the 'tart on the sofa' role in Something For The Weekend from next week, alongside Tim Lovejoy. So plenty to look forward to there.

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                                                  #25
                                                  I've just seen a traumatic advert

                                                  George at asda wrote:
                                                  Anybody who listened to local radio in Yorkshire over the last decade, will have heard the adverts for Coldseal Windows. I rest my case.
                                                  Safestyle, surely?

                                                  I seh yer baaah one, yer get one free.

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