July 2, 2004

Most Annoying Commercial Ever?

POST #    1131

This spring, Six Flags has started to air one of the most annoying commercials I have ever seen or listened to. If you don't know the commercial, you can actually watch it with Media Player. The main character in each commercial is this old guy who finds Six Flags so much fun that he breaks out in dance. The theme music for the advertisements is the annoying part. They play Venga Bus by the Vengaboys.

The song is annoyingly catchy - trust me on this. If you hear this song, you will be annoyed with it immediately and then get it stuck in your head as well. Not a good combination in my mind. If you hear this song first thing in the morning? Forget it, you're done. Your only hope is to fire up that iPod or iTunes and get Venga Bus out of your system.

At first, I thought this ad might have only been for Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, but that would be too painless. While I was in Chicago last weekend, I saw a billboard for Six Flags Great America also featuring "Mr. Six", as they call the old dancing man. Apparently, they even stage Mr. Six look-alike contests. We can only hope that they play the Vengaboys in the background during the contest.

Posted by tien mao in TV at 8:36 AM



i hear ya. everytime i see the stupid ads in the subway stations, venga bus starts to mentally play in my mind, drowning out whatever music im listening to...grr. i wonder how well mr. six can dance if i break both his kneecaps....

Posted by: halo | veritech pilot at July 2, 2004 9:59 AM

oh, don't you worry. we've got it for six flags new england as well.

Posted by: lizzie at July 2, 2004 2:11 PM

I have always thought that guy looked like Uncle Jun on the Sopranos. I was convinced it was him.

Posted by: astrid at July 2, 2004 5:00 PM

You, and the guys at Wiskate.com!

Posted by: matt at July 2, 2004 10:08 PM

karen hates that commercial so much that she makes me turn the channel whenever it comes on- disturbing!

Posted by: jake at July 3, 2004 9:52 AM

Sigh. fucking great. Now I have that song in my head. Grrrrrrrr

Posted by: jocelyn at July 4, 2004 10:07 AM

I cannot stand this commercial or that annoying song!! And, it gets stuck in my head for hours!! what a bad, bad commercial...

Posted by: Cindrz at July 5, 2004 7:33 PM

Damn, you are SO right. I HATE THAT FUCKING OLD GUY. He belongs in a nursing home!

Posted by: Netherworld Online at July 5, 2004 11:20 PM

I heart Old Guy!

Posted by: Sleazy Santa at July 5, 2004 11:21 PM

same damn commercial in texas... i was hoping it only aired here, but it looks like everyone else is suffering through it as well

Posted by: FlatGreg at July 6, 2004 1:18 PM

Yo I personally LOVE the old freak! GIT R DONE OLD DUDE!

Posted by: Joan at July 14, 2004 1:15 PM

he is the coolest old man i have ever seen.

Posted by: alex at November 7, 2004 10:17 AM

He kind of looks like a human version of the peanut guy off the peanut commercials.

Posted by: tim at November 24, 2004 1:52 AM

we work with a guy whos a look a like - except we actually like our guy

Posted by: Diana Mitchell at December 16, 2004 4:06 PM

he is funny but they play it so many times that it gets annoying

Posted by: treefrog at January 28, 2005 10:02 AM

They use this fucked-up commercial in California, too and I hate that evil old prick.

I was at Six Flags in Vallejo last fall and they started playing the Venga song through the PA system. That started dozens of assholes dancing around like monkeys crank!

I still have nightmares.


Posted by: JD Hunter at March 15, 2005 9:18 PM

yu guys r sooo weird its the best effin commercial EVER!!!!! its soo awsome yu guys have to learn how to have fun..

Posted by: brunette at May 17, 2005 10:11 PM

so great, i have downloaded the tune for my phone ringer. when i get a call, people love it, but of course, the tune then gets stuck in everyone's head......

Posted by: monkey-boy at June 2, 2005 7:56 AM

the old guy is hot so everybody needs to leave him alone!! the song is dorky but leave mr.six alone. for one of my classes i had to actually sing that song and dance. my friends felt so bad for me that they got up there and helped me dance, good times...i have one thing to say to mr. six, GIT ER DONE!!
heart always, Nikki AKA sk8er babe

Posted by: Nikki at June 8, 2005 7:50 PM

I think he's fantastic! I'm so worried he'll have a heart attack though. If there was a show with him tap dancing, I'd go.

Posted by: Lorraine at August 1, 2005 3:24 AM

Dear Six Flags: what is the name of Mr. Six. thanks,

Posted by: frances at August 24, 2005 5:21 PM

That coomercials is soooooooooooo annoying!!!!

Posted by: Tink at May 2, 2006 8:34 PM

a friend of mine knows the "Old Guy" who is actually a 14 year old kid

Posted by: matt at May 19, 2006 5:08 PM

This comercil is teh best it is teh R0X it PWNS

the old guy is my hero

Posted by: devon at June 4, 2006 11:55 PM

The old man scares the living hell out of me other than that I love the song.

Posted by: Becky at September 15, 2006 3:30 PM



Posted by: Brian at July 29, 2007 1:36 PM

I HATE this commercial too!! I refuse to go to Six Flags because of this. The "old man" is creepy.

Posted by: D Mihaela at July 25, 2010 1:36 PM

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