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The group weighs in on sentimental commercials

sentimental commercials

You must be made of stern stuff not to get a bit misty-eyed at some of the heart-tugging commercials on TV these days. What past or recent commercial (happy or sad) is guaranteed to “get you in the feels” every time it comes on?
  • Terry Ambrose:

    Oh, I wish I’d have known there was going to be a test! I’d have made notes about my favorites. I also have to confess that we don’t see many commercials (most of what we watch is from the DVR). When we have to watch commercials, I get really annoyed at the ones that repeat the same information over and over. However, I have been getting a kick out of the series Geico has done about ‘keeping new homeowners from becoming their parents.’

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    I like funny commercials rather than sappy ones. But mostly I record the shows I want to watch these days and skip past the commercials.

  • Debra H. Goldstein:

    There isn’t one past or recent commercial guaranteed to “get me” whenever it comes on. Instead, it is the series of Hallmark and telephone commercials that bring families together.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    I look forward to the Budweiser Clydesdales at the Superbowl. So creative and usually brings a tear or two. They visited downtown St Petersburg three years ago and I fell in love with them all over again.

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    I have to change the channel anytime one of those commercials with abandoned pets comes on or else I’m guaranteed to tear up. Like everyone else, I also love the Bud Clydesdales commercials. The best is the one where a puppy accidentally gets separated from his farm and his best equine friend and must find his way home again through the snow. Scary enough for a pup but then, as he’s almost made it back, a marauding wolf stalks him! Of course, his Clydesdale buddy hears his cries, and the entire Clydesdale team breaks out from their stalls, galloping in magnificent glory to save him from the beast! No, you’re crying….

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    My all-time favorite commercials through time have been the Super Bowl commercials. They don’t use the Budweiser Clydesdales so much anymore, but I love watching those powerful horses. I prefer the commercials that make me smile, like the long-ago Oscar Meyer bologna kid who sang a cute ditty about bologna, and now it’s one word I’ll never forget how to spell.

  • Lois Winston

    I always found the old Kodak commercials to be real tear-jerkers, especially the ones featured around the holidays.



5 thoughts on “The group weighs in on sentimental commercials

  1. Love these answers! See, people still watch commercials. That’s amazing!

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