June 2011

5 Reasons to Hate the Bob Harper Quaker Oatmeal Commercial

Most commercials are completely forgettable. A rare few are amusing enough to actually engender love for the products they're advertising. But some commercials are so damn irritating that they inspire hatred-- Hatred for the product, the company that makes it, the people involved with the commercial itself and maybe even the show the commercial is interrupting. Quaker Oatmeal's latest ad, the tactical thermonuclear smug-bomb featured above, is just such a hate-inducing shill. The more I see this 34-second spot the more I despise everything about it. Here are the Top 5 reasons the "heart health" oatmeal commercial is terrible.