13 Commercial Clichés That We're Not Buying Anymore

In case you haven't noticed, advertisers have been lying to us. A lot.

The various tropes and stereotypes that we see in TV commercials are so common, you might not even realize how ridiculous they are. Here are just a handful of the most laughable clichés that ads have tried to sell to us over the years.

Have you ever noticed how, in taco commercials, the hard-shell tacos NEVER break apart in your hands?

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In real life, she'd be using a fork by now.

And, aside from John Stamos, men in commercials never eat (or sometimes even understand the concept of) yogurt?

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Just look at how confused this man is.

While we're talking about breakfast foods, how many times have you eaten cereal "as part of a balanced breakfast," A.K.A with a glass of juice, giant pitcher of milk, and toast?

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Carbz for dayz.

Ever notice how the people who use teeth-whitening strips in commercials already have perfect smiles?

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Look at how upset this woman is just because her teeth don't match her scarf.

Or maybe you've noticed how women in razor commercials are always shaving already-hairless legs?

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Seriously, girl. You can stop shaving now.

According to commercials, vacuuming is always done in straight, steady, controlled lines.

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You know your IRL vacuuming game is just haphazard zig-zags around the living room.

And what about paper towel ads that suggest we wring out our used sheets and re-use them again and again?

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In what world?

Or the Snuggie commercials that depict families collectively wearing them out of the house?

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We can see right through those smiles.

Two words: Car Bows. Has anyone ever actually received (or know someone who has received) a car as a gift with one on it?

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"Oh honey! You made a huge purchase without consulting me! No really -- you shouldn't have."

In commercials, people are always unusually excited about doing laundry.

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Calm down, lady. It's just a sweater.

And women are suspiciously turned on by anything chocolate.

When it comes to men, lawn care is always an extremely manly activity.

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It's not just grass, it's a vast field of tiny blades that will somehow challenge your manhood.

And finally, "Gourmet" cat food is always served as if it is somehow less disgusting than regular cat food.

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Even if you buy fancy cat food, chances are slim that you're serving it in a crystal goblet.



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