Quiznos UGLY Roadkill puppett



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Billkirch

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What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is THE stupidist company
character I've ever seen. BG
 
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sjb56

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On 04 Feb 2004 04:08:09 GMT, [email protected] (BillKirch) wrote:

>What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is THE stupidist company
>character I've ever seen. BG

I agree! My daughter and I saw the commercial for the first time tonight. After staring at each
other as if to say "What was that???", I mentioned that someone actually PAID the advertising
company for that and then someone actually APPROVED using this campaign. Another one of those that
makes you say "HUH??". SusanB in GA
 
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Levelwave©

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BillKirch wrote:

> What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is THE stupidist company
> character I've ever seen. BG

It's an act that's been around the 'net for quite a while... kinda like the singin' kitties...

~john
 
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Paulagarlic

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"BillKirch" <[email protected]> wrote

> What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is
THE
> stupidist company character I've ever seen. BG

I am glad I am not the only one who thought so! We haven't got a Quiznos around here, but that ad
certainly wouldn't inspire me to visit one!

Paula
 
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Adam Schwartz

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"BillKirch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is
THE
> stupidist company character I've ever seen. B

I didn't like the ad either, but it obviously worked if so many people are talking about it.

-Adam
 
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Notbob

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On 2004-02-04, PaulaGarlic <[email protected]> wrote:

> I am glad I am not the only one who thought so! We haven't got a Quiznos around here, but that ad
> certainly wouldn't inspire me to visit one!

Some dumb smuck opened a new Quizno's in our slowly revitalizing downtown. Took six months to refurb
the old brownstone to trash/flash newness, but only 3 months for it to die a quick painful death.
Love it! :)

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The Cook

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"Adam Schwartz" <[email protected]> wrote:

>"BillKirch" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
>m02.aol.com...
>> What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is
>THE
>> stupidist company character I've ever seen. B
>
>I didn't like the ad either, but it obviously worked if so many people are talking about it.
>
>-Adam
>

The propose of ads is to entice people to buy your product. If it does not increase your sales, it
did not work.

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Susan N.

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who do not.
 
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Thecatintx

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I just saw that tonight for the first time... what is that thing, a hamster?
 
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Ntantiques

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>What advertising idiot came up with that ugly, scarey character. That is THE stupidist company
>character I've ever seen.
BG

Husband & I caught the commercial last night and decided those creatures we observed dancing around
the sponsor's product were singing rats. Big, honking, ugly rats. Immediate, unanimous decision made
never to even consider trying a Quiznos sub.

NT
 
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Lynn Gifford

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"PaulaGarlic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>... (snip)
> I am glad I am not the only one who thought so! We haven't got a Quiznos around here, but that ad
> certainly wouldn't inspire me to visit one!
>
> Paula

Quizno's is a little pricey for a sandwich shop, but the food is first rate. Lynn from Fargo
Preferring Erbert's & Gerbert's
 
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Pennyaline

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"NTANTIQUES" wrote:
> Husband & I caught the commercial last night and decided those creatures
we
> observed dancing around the sponsor's product were singing rats. Big,
honking,
> ugly rats. Immediate, unanimous decision made never to even consider trying a Quiznos
sub.

The first thing I thought when I saw the ad was that it had all the production value of small budget
local store ad made by a small budget local TV station. It looked and sounded like those old UHF stations--
remember those? The first channels "above the dial"? Ha! Boy is my age showing.

Thumb Theater animation and vocals that some adolescent boy somewhere thinks are very very funny...
holy cow, it is so public access. Or worse, America's Funniest Home Videos.

But anyway, that perception led to my extraordinary surprise when I learned that other people had
seen it too. This annoying crud runs nationwide! Shoot me now! The product itself is bad enough.

<No, I don't want balsamic roast beef and mesquite-cured ham with leek and gruyere... or was it mesquite-
cured cheese... or was it just mesquite... with red wine vinegar-embalmed grape leaves and palm
fronds... on toasted mint chocolate chip... anything! Don't come near me!
 
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The Cook wrote:

> The propose of ads is to entice people to buy your product. If it does not increase your sales, it
> did not work.

The purpose of the ad is also to promote product awareness... And it seems lately the product
awareness strategy has been to completely annoy the audience until you give in and see what all the
fuss is about... It worked with the EXTREMELY obnoxious Hardee's commercials featuring the "Thick
Burger"... not to mention those Tylenol Tension Headache commercials are pretty annoying
themselves...

~john

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Say hello to the rug's topography...It holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it...
 
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The Ranger

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Lynn Gifford <[email protected]> espoused in message
news:[email protected]...
> "PaulaGarlic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:<[email protected]>... (snip)
> > I am glad I am not the only one who thought so! We haven't got a Quiznos around here, but that
> > ad certainly wouldn't inspire me to visit one!
> >
> Quizno's is a little pricey for a sandwich shop, but the food is first rate.

Quizno's sandwiches are most certainly NOT "first rate food!" I'd hate to see the competition around
Fargo if that's the best y'all can do!

The Ranger
 
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Kilikini

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(snip)
>
> But anyway, that perception led to my extraordinary surprise when I
learned
> that other people had seen it too. This annoying crud runs nationwide!
Shoot
> me now! The product itself is bad enough.

Hasn't made it to Hawaii yet. I don't know what you are all talking about.

kili
 
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Kate Connally

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Lynn Gifford wrote:
>
> "PaulaGarlic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:<[email protected]>... (snip)
> > I am glad I am not the only one who thought so! We haven't got a Quiznos around here, but that
> > ad certainly wouldn't inspire me to visit one!
> >
> > Paula
>
> Quizno's is a little pricey for a sandwich shop, but the food is first rate. Lynn from Fargo
> Preferring Erbert's & Gerbert's

I've been once not long after they first opened in Pittsburgh. The main reason I haven't been back
is because they don't have one in the east suburbs where I live. I would have to go downtown or to
the north suburbs. Not worth it. I liked the flavors but I was disappointed that the bread wasn't a
good crusty chewy Italian style bread. It's tasty but the texture is to soft and airy. No substance
to it. But when toasted it still tastes pretty good. I would only get a toasted or baked sub for
that reason and because I don't really like cold sandwiches. Anyway if they ever open one out my way
I'll go. The toasted subs in their commercials always look so tempting. You're right about the
prices though, really high. But once in a while I'd still go for one.

Kate
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smiles back, Until you bite their heads off.” What if the hokey pokey really *is* what it's all
about? mailto:[email protected]
 
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D.Currie

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"kilikini" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
>
> (snip)
> >
> > But anyway, that perception led to my extraordinary surprise when I
> learned
> > that other people had seen it too. This annoying crud runs nationwide!
> Shoot
> > me now! The product itself is bad enough.
>
> Hasn't made it to Hawaii yet. I don't know what you are all talking
about.
>
> kili
>
>
Imagine a Quizno's storefront in the background. Then go to this website:

http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/

and imagine that these things are in front of the quiznos singing about subs instead of the
moon & cheese.

Now, whatever you imagine, it probably better than the actual commercial.
 
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Notbob

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On 2004-02-05, D.Currie <[email protected]> wrote:
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> Now, whatever you imagine, it probably better than the actual commercial.

While the rest of the stuff is not exactly endearing, some of it does approach clever.

http://www.rathergood.com/

Other than having a bizarre fetish for kittens and rather grotesque periodontia, you gotta admit,
this/these guy(s) are ...a ...um... prolific!

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Saerah

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notbob wrote in message ...
>On 2004-02-05, D.Currie <[email protected]> wrote:
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>> Now, whatever you imagine, it probably better than the actual commercial.
>
>While the rest of the stuff is not exactly endearing, some of it does approach clever.
>
>http://www.rathergood.com/
>
>Other than having a bizarre fetish for kittens and rather grotesque periodontia, you gotta admit,
>this/these guy(s) are ...a ...um... prolific!
>

my daughter was so happy when we saw that quizno's commercial. because sometimes i have brought up
the page with the spongemonkeys, and she gets a big kick out of the song. however, she is also only
2, so i maybe that is quizno's new target audience :>

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Saerah

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Notbob

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On 2004-02-05, Saerah <[email protected]> wrote:

> big kick out of the song. however, she is also only 2, so i maybe that is quizno's new target
> audience :>

Perhaps, so. The horrific mouth shots do look like they might be an unfortunate 2 yrs old who's
suffered long term mouth damage from trying to eat oversized sandwiches containing blistering hot
meat and cheese.

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