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
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 at 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...

Hey Scriptwriter, I have something for You: Much needed expansion, Apply directly to the vocabulary!

This commercial is so annoying the head on apply directly to the forehead gets stuck in my head

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.

This commerical is annoying even annoyed me on top 10 most annoying T.V. commercials and top ten worst commercials of all time, youtube videos, I only liked the lightning background part in this commercial

Looks like someone did too many of certain drugs beforehand

Wow! Those Spongemonkeys sure look ugly and terrifying!

Love's Baby Soft (Love Cosmetics)

This ad is wrong on so many levels. A 70s ad where it advertises Love's Baby Soft 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 where they trying to convey? That babies are sexy or something? I don't wanna know.

Now we also have images on this list. Thanks for adding them, Aragorn98.

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

This commercial is just promoting pedophilia

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 "Wonder Boner" seriously? Even as a kid I laughed at this.

I saw this ad before on youtube.I was watching a video which the rules is not to laugh or grind 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

It doesn't matter how good this ad is if no one can take that name seriously

We can all agree Nostalgia Critic brought us here.

Puppy Monkey Baby (Mountain Dew)

I honestly thought this was funny

That thing is weird in a bad way

Not really disgusting or offensive, but cringy.

Move this one on up

The baby (PlayStation 3)

This ad just scared people away from gaming.

Makes no sense

This One Is Pure Cringe

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.

I Am Autism (Autism Speaks)

Whoever wrote this commercial is an ableist and doesn’t understand what autism really is. Autism doesn’t cause a bad life or a divorce. It’s all about your interactions with other people and/or outside forces that you can’t control. Autism is both a blessing and a curse, and this ad makes it seem like it’s just a curse. 🤬

Not everyone with autism is the same, we're just as variable as people without x e.g some of us are quiet, some are loud. some of us are anxious, others calm. some of us are great at socialising, others struggle. I understand the intention of this advert but I think it sort of sounds like they're saying all autistics are the same way which I don't agree with xx

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

Why isn't this higher up on the list? It wrongly and offensively generalizes autism as a burden.'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 cause the pandas themselves are Chinese. Yeah, like that's not stereotypical at all!

LeTs ChEcK oUt ThE bEaRs At ThE zOo

the animation is also terrible

This One Is Extremely Racist

White People (Health Hotline)

I saw this commercial while on my elder ego on the summer I saw this same commercial but they are black this time and it still have the same voices that's how horrible the commercial is.

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!

I seen the white version of this commercial on television

The Contenders
Life is short (Xbox)

Fun Fact: This ad was apparently so bad that it got banned in the UK.

Life is short. Play Fortnite on Xbox One then you go commit die.

My child is dead and Xbox killed him.

Stay away from Fortnite and you'll live longer

Rick Perry's Strong (Rick Perry)

A political ad by Texas Govenor 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!

Republican does not approve!

Start the Car (Ikea)

This commercial is so annoying, when she yells, start the car!

Absolutely annoying.

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 as 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.

Dramatic and rather eerie to say the least

Depressing and eerie


I remember watching this ad when it first aired back in 2008. It's supposed to be some sort of program that helps your computer run faster, but my god couldn't they have picked a better name? Are you really gonna take a program called seriously? That name's so awful that I even remember laughing at how bad it was as a kid.

The Kinder Surprise Humpty Dumpty (Ferrero SpA)

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

I've already mentioned this in my anti-Kinder Surprise list so I'm just gonna say this. It's like if the British really hated children so they 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...

If nostalgiatards think that the 80s were all happiness and rainbows then they haven't seen this pure abomination of hell.

This dumb advert was as much as a confusing childhood memory as my 12th birthday was

Ozzy Osbourne with Justin Bieber (Best Buy)

Seeing a good artist and a bad artist together already makes me cringe hard.

No. Please no. Just the thought of them being in the same ad...

Why the hell do they look like two girls?

I kind of thing it was funny, actually.

Giffing Out (Kmart)
Back to School (East Hills)

Funny pants and shoes

bOoTs aND pAnTs, aNd boOtS aNd pANTs

Protegent (Some Trojan Company in India)

Nobody is gonna trust a Commercial about a Super Why ripoff character with Poorly animations skills.

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

Shame on You (DOE Road Safety)
Creepy Little Sun (Sprite)

The kids look horrified... and I don't blame them.

I honestly find this funny

Hide your children

Its cute you uncultured swines

1-877-Kars4Kids (Kars4Kids)

Am I the only one who likes the jingle?

It makes me wanna cry.

Your New Favorite Show (Teen Titans Go)

This commercial let me know I was gonna hate the show

No, you’re not. Long live OG TT

Stoner Sloth (New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet)
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