Top 10 Worst Commercials of All Time

The absolute worst adverts ever made in the history of television! Ads that are either offensive, terrifying, or so bad they're actually hilarious. Feel free to add more.
The Top Ten
1 HeadOn. Apply Directly to the Forehead (HeadOn Miralus Healthcare)

This 2006 ad is notorious for being unbelievably annoying and repetitive. HeadOn is supposed to be some sort of product that can relieve headaches, but I'm pretty sure everyone started to get headaches from viewing this irritating ad. It features a woman placing the product on her forehead while the words "HeadOn! Apply directly to the forehead!" are repeated over and over again. This ad caught a lot of people's attention and started an internet phenomenon, resulting in a lot of parodies.

"HeadOn! Apply directly to the forehead! HeadOn! Apply directly to the forehead!" God, even after all these years it's still stuck in my head...

2 The Spongemonkeys (Quiznos)

I've never eaten at Quiznos, but I honestly have a reason not to now that I know about these unholy monsters. They first appeared on the web singing a song called "We Like the Moon". Quiznos apparently thought the video was funny so (as morons) they decided to use the Spongemonkeys in their commercials. Thank god they were removed completely due to complaints from viewers.

Wow! Those Spongemonkeys sure look ugly and terrifying!

This commercial sucks. It's one of the worst commercials. The lightning photo in one of them is the only good thing.

3 The baby (PlayStation 3)

This one just doesn't make sense at all, and it's creepy.

This ad just scared people away from gaming.

4 I Am Autism (Autism Speaks)

This commercial (directed by Alfonso Cuaron) is offensive towards autistic people, and it sparked a lot of controversy. Not only that, most things in that video are untrue.

Not everyone with autism is the same. We're just as variable as people without. For example, some of us are quiet, some are loud, some of us are anxious, others are calm. Some of us are great at socializing, others struggle.

I understand the intention of this advert, but I think it sort of sounds like they're saying all autistic people are the same way, which I don't agree with.

5 Love's Baby Soft (Love Cosmetics)

This ad is wrong on so many levels. A 70s ad where it advertises Love's Baby Soft, a product that's supposed to make you smell like a baby. If that wasn't odd enough, it also shows a full-grown woman in baby clothes licking a lollipop seductively.

What message were they trying to convey? That babies are sexy or something? I don't want to know.

Oh my god, why did you remind me of this commercial's existence?!

6's Racist Pandas (

Another Super Bowl commercial, and this one is highly racist. It shows two pandas with stereotypical Chinese accents. This ad was branded as offensive and racist and was quickly pulled from the air. SalesGenie stated that they never thought anyone would take offense because the pandas themselves are Chinese. Yeah, like that's not stereotypical at all!

7 White People (Health Hotline)

The animation in this knee brace commercial gives Clutch Cargo a run for its money.

Grandma, slow down, I can't keep up! Maybe you could use a knee brace, too!

8 Your New Favorite Show (Teen Titans Go)

My version of the commercial:
Person who talks: It is your birthday, but of all the things you get, nothing can be anywhere as good as this gift.
Robin: We have a gift for you.
Person: We are cancelling and never airing Toddler Titans No! And replacing the airings with classic shows like Steven Universe, Regular Show, and Adventure Time.
Cyborg: Sounds crazy enough to work. I like it.
Person: No more Toddler Titans No! Your new least favorite show.

9 Little Baby's Ice Cream

Disgusting. This would make you NOT want to buy Little Baby's Ice Cream. I wouldn't be able to have Little Baby's Ice Cream without this ad playing all the time.

I was like, "Hold up!" when he said, "I eat little babies... ice cream."

Didn't watch the commercial, but that man or woman seems creepy.

10 Protegent (Some Trojan Company in India)

Nobody is going to trust a commercial about a Super Why ripoff character with poorly animated skills.

There is no way I'd ever buy antivirus software from some rip-off of Super Why.

I thought I was the only one aware of this atrocity's existence.

The Newcomers

? Sixty Bucks for a Game? (Ouya)
The Contenders
11 Start the Car (Ikea)

This commercial sucks. It drives me nuts. I mute it when it comes on.

This commercial is so annoying. It is annoying when she screams, Start the car!

12 The Kinder Surprise Humpty Dumpty (Ferrero SpA)

A British advert even creepier than the other two I've mentioned below. It features a very human Humpty Dumpty speaking in high-pitched gibberish.

I've already mentioned this in my anti-Kinder Surprise list, so I'm just going to say this: It's like the British really hated children and wanted to do abusive parents a favor by psychologically scarring them for life instead of beating them. If this is what they really intended, then boy, did they succeed! Good job, Britain! A+! Gold star!

Since these things are sold in Canada, I think it's safe to say that I (as an American) am more comfortable living in my own country, even if Trump is our president...

13 Creepy Happy Meal Boxes (McDonald's)
14 Back to School (East Hills)

This ad is obnoxious, stupid, and it looks like it was edited in Windows Movie Maker.

15 Nationwide's Dead Boy Advert (Nationwide)

This commercial aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. Everyone knows those types of commercials are supposed to be fun, but this one wasn't. It features a child narrator who turns out to be dead, and it caused backlash among viewers. Nationwide even responded to the backlash, saying that it was supposed to start a conversation. If that conversation was about how Nationwide scared people, then yes, it succeeded.

16 Puppy Monkey Baby (Mountain Dew)

I mean, this was a Super Bowl ad, so of course it would be strange.

17 Delivery Dance (Grubhub)

Commercial: Grubhub perks
Me: Uh, you never come to anyone I know's house when they order, so don't say perks. Plus, why is that kid looking scared? And why the ugly designs? Mayo is gross.

Commercial: Give you deals on the food you love. The kind of deals that make you boogie.
Me: Why would anyone boogie over deals?

Commercial: Man dances.
Me: Woah, dude, your digestion will go fast. I tried chewing while dancing. That happened.

Commercial: Shows lady doing a choking hazard.
Me: Woah, ugly design again. Also, you can choke doing that.

Commercial: Lady bends while drinking a shake.
Me: Not a good idea while pregnant. Also, another ugly design.

Commercial: Shows kid confused, then joins.
Me: No, cringe again.

18 Wunder Boner (Wunder Boner)

I remember first seeing this ad when it first aired. I get this is a fish deboner, but my God, could they not have made a better name? Is anyone going to take a product called "Wunder Boner" seriously? Even as a kid, I laughed at this.

I saw this ad before on YouTube. I was watching a video where the rule is not to laugh or grin, and I didn't even laugh at it because I don't have a dull, rubbish, dirty mind! But the ad was disgusting and odd.

Gee, I wonder what's next? The Master Baiter?

19 Original 2019 Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer (Paramount/Sega)
20 Rick Perry's Strong (Rick Perry)

A political ad by Texas Governor Rick Perry that was made during the time he was running for president in the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries. It caused controversy for addressing gays in the military and religion in public schools due to Perry's disapproval of the former. As of June 2017, it's the 23rd most disliked video on YouTube, and I can see why.

Most of the stuff in this video is untrue!

21 Shame on You (DOE Road Safety)
22 1-877-Kars4Kids (Kars4Kids)

It would be a lot better if it were Kids 4 Kars because these annoying kids need to be donated instead of cars.

23 Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Commercial (Chanel)

This commercial featuring actor Brad Pitt advertising the perfume Chanel No. 5 is known for being needlessly dramatic and over-the-top. Even the dialogue itself tries way too hard to sound poetic. This ad was so bad that it was parodied and mocked for years.

He was the highest-paid celebrity for an advert back in 2012 when it first aired. They made a mistake.

24 I'm the Cash Man (Oliver Jewellery)
25 Perverted Bubbles (Shiny Suds)

This one is downright GROSS! Watch it for yourself and you'll see what I mean.

If these bubbles were watching me shower or take a crap, I would move to a different state and sue the company that brought me these sentient bubbles

Oh my god, what the heck are those things?

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