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  1. ku_alum

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    ... the commercial for diapers (Luvs, I think) that has the cartoon babies in a contest for blowing out their diapers? I think the slogan is something like: heavy dooty blow out protection ...

    I don't think it is "cute" in ANY way. I find it disturbing. Maybe 'disturbing' is too strong, but I watch it with the thought of, "that's gross, are you kidding me?"

    But, I'm not a parent of humans (I have dogs). So, I'm not their audience.

    My husband dislikes the Charmin cartoon bears that end up with toilet tissue remnants on their behinds. I thought the play on "does a bear _ _ _ _ in the woods" was kind of clever. But, now, the bears are in a house on a toilet.

    I'm usually not terribly weird about poo ... it's a part of life ... but, that diaper commercial is over the top. :) Blucky.
     
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    KU, I agree! I saw it with my mom over the break and we both thought it was so weird! It's awkward when watching tv with someone and it comes on. Eek.
     
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    I hate that bear toilet paper commercial. Yuck.

    I haven't seen the diaper one yet, but I'll watch for it.
     
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    I have 8 month old twins and I find commercial disturbing lol
    I don't know how or why that passed in the board room...
     
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    I don't know that commercial, but I don't like the weird charmin commercials.
     
  7. ku_alum

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    I thought the same thing! Someone actually pitched that idea and it was approved!
     
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    Just did a search and realized that I just saw this commercial in the last five minutes, but wasn't paying any attention! Possibly even while I was typing my previous response... yeah, a little weird for sure!

    The quality isn't the great, but you can get the picture I think:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1amuXTIR3qI
     
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    I just saw this commercial for the first time this afternoon. I agree, it's disgusting.
     
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    Caesar! I *hate* the bear/toilet tissue commercials! EWWWWWW!

    I also think the "blow outs" are gross and not at all adorable.
     
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    Ok, not i'm sorry I clicked on that link LOL I had not seen that commercial before. EWWW! If that cartoon baby was smart enough to "perform" for the audience then maybe he should be using the potty :p
     
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    This commerical is GROSS!
     
  14. ku_alum

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    Well, the consensus here is that it crosses the line. I wonder what audience they were trying for?
     
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    I have a very high tolerance for poop and vomit.

    But that doesn't mean I enjoy watching them in my free time.

    It must be hard, trying to find a cute way to sell a product whose main attributes are that it holds the poop and doesn't cause diaper rash.

    But with all the smarts we have in this country, I would imagine they can do better than this.
     
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    Guess I'll step up and be the lone voice of dissent.

    I hadn't seen the commercial, so I clinked the YouTube link in a previous post. From all the other comments, I was expecting much worse than what I saw. Frankly, I doubt I would have paid much attention to the commercial if I saw it on TV, but having cleaned up many, many blowouts from my own boys when they were little, I can appreciate the message they are trying to send in a humorous way. There were a few times it definitely seemed they were trying to blow the diaper off.
     
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    Ugh the commercial is gross. At the end they are still sitting and dancing in those diaper. Ick.
     
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    Actually you're not alone. I only saw it after clicking on the link and I was expecting a lot worse.

    I don't think it would have bothered me anyway though. I don't watch much T.V. (it's usually Netflix streaming), but when I do, I usually go into the kitchen to clean up, throw on a load of laundry or flip channels when commercials are on.
     
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    Gross on the blow out ad,
    AND I hate the bear TP ads too.
     
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    :rofl: at the What it Feels Like...

    The diaper is disgusting. But like Alice said, how do you make a poop container look good? There has to be better ways...
     
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    I just think it is stupid. What idiot comes up with these things?
     
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    Just saw that diaper cartoon commercial this past weekend. I thought it was gross.
     
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    Ew, the description is enough to let me answer, "No, parents don't go ga ga over do do." OK, somehow I'm laughing about that, though.
     
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    Poop there it is. :eek:hmy:

    Gross. So glad to hear other people's disgust with this commercial. It's just, tasteless, for lack of a better word.
     

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