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) 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. - Aragorn98

"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! - SpectralOwl

I remember this commercial from my childhood this was so annoying. - zeroclubsboii

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2 Love's Baby Soft (Love Cosmetics) 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. - Aragorn98

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

Oh my god why did you remind me of this commercial's existence?! - Phillip873

Nope nope nope nope nope - Sop

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3 The Spongemonkeys (Quiznos) 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. - Aragorn98

Looks like someone did too many of certain drugs beforehand - SpectralOwl

Wow! Those Spongemonkeys sure look ugly and terrifying! - PerfectImpulseX


4 Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Commercial (Chanel) 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. - Aragorn98

5 Wunder Boner (Wunder Boner) Wunder Boner (Wunder Boner)

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

We can all agree Nostalgia Critic brought us here.

"My wife would love that" Something said in the ad - SpectralOwl

It's The Wonder Boner...Only Wrongly Made - AlphaQ

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6's Racist Pandas ('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! - Aragorn98

7 Puppy Monkey Baby (Mountain Dew) Puppy Monkey Baby (Mountain Dew)

Move this one on up - Randomator

This was crappy - Phillip873

8 The baby (PlayStation 3) The baby (PlayStation 3)

This ad just scared people away from gaming. - Aragorn98

This One Is Pure Cringe - AlphaQ

Actually cringe usually means uncomfortable. You could say that I was the most uncomfortable watching this ad - AlphaQ

9 Rick Perry's Strong (Rick Perry) 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. - Aragorn98

Republican does not approve! - EliHbk

10 Nationwide's Dead Boy Advert (Nationwide) 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. - Aragorn98


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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. - Aragorn98

12 The Kinder Surprise Humpty Dumpty (Ferrero SpA) The Kinder Surprise Humpty Dumpty (Ferrero SpA)

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...

That image gave me aids...

This Is So Awfully Cringe - AlphaQ

Me(sees picture)

Me-It's official. God is dead.

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13 Life is short (Xbox) Life is short (Xbox)

My child is dead and Xbox killed him. - BlarchBlaces

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

14 White People (Health Hotline) 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. - Kevinsidis

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

Also, don't forget that the commercial is rumored to be a scam set up by Health Hotline themselves which makes the commercial worse... - PerfectImpulseX

15 I Am Autism (Autism Speaks) I Am Autism (Autism Speaks)

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. - Kiyomi

16 The Creepy Australian NES Commercial (Nintendo) The Creepy Australian NES Commercial (Nintendo)

An Australian NES advert where it shows several Nintendo characters (and some random guy) saying "YOU CANNOT BEAT US! " in very weird, creepy and distorted voices. This scared so many kids that Nintendo had to stop airing the commercial. I have no idea what Nintendo was thinking when they thought this ad was a good idea. If you really wanna sell games, don't try to scare people away from games with these types of ads. - Aragorn98

Lakitu, what the hell happened to you? - SpectralOwl

Reminds Me Of That Awful Game Minecraft - AlphaQ

17 Creepy Happy Meal Boxes ( McDonalds)

I remember when I first saw a McDonald's commercial featuring these little demons instead of Ron. I distinctly remember saying "WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE THINGS?! " - Phillip873

I'm not sure if there is one. I think the person who added this was thinking Happy the Happy Meal Box. - Aragorn98

Have an elephant sit on that creepy box

18 Whole Wheat Waffles (Progressive) Whole Wheat Waffles (Progressive)

And I found this commercial weird. Especially a talking box. I don't get how this is supposed to get you to buy insurance anyways... - Lucretia

19 We Suck Your Eyeballs Out (Sega Saturn)

With commercials like this, it's no wonder the Saturn failed in the US and Europe... - PerfectImpulseX

20 Protegent (Some Trojan Company in India) Protegent (Some Trojan Company in India)

EYE AM PROTO - Maddox121

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Top Remixes

1. HeadOn. Apply Directly to the Forehead (HeadOn Miralus Healthcare)
2. The Spongemonkeys (Quiznos)
3. Love's Baby Soft (Love Cosmetics)
1. Love's Baby Soft (Love Cosmetics)
2. HeadOn. Apply Directly to the Forehead (HeadOn Miralus Healthcare)
3. Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Commercial (Chanel)



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