Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sign the Petition: Please, TBS, stop the flood of annoying "Cougar Town" promos; baseball fans don't give a damn

First, a word to the folks at TBS: 

Hey, guys, sorry about your Braves ... OK, not really. But they had a fine year. Too bad Chipper had to screw everything up for you guys in his final game, but -- sorry, let me get to the point. I'd like to give you a bit of advice. There's a concept that they teach you on the first day of advertising school (or, at least I'm guessing that they would. I never went to advertising school, but I'm pretty sure it's a basic concept): It's called "target audience." It's the thought that you want your advertisement to reach the people that would be interested in your product. Pretty basic, right?

Which brings me to this whole "Cougar Town" thing.

First, who knew the show was still on the air? Hell, I didn't even know it was on the air in the first place. But guess what? Apparently, the show is moving to TBS! OK, I guess you guys would know that. But I didn't know that until the baseball playoffs started. I know this now because of the ads for the show that have run during the TBS games. Constantly. During every break in the action. Splashed on the screen when we're not in commercial break. Just about every time any of the stooge announcers open their mouths. 

Please take to heart this bit of advice I humbly offer youu: STOP IT! NOBODY WATCHING THE PLAYOFFS GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOUR SHOW!

Look, nobody watching the Major League Baseball cares about your damn show, not would anyone viewing the playoffs ever think about watching it. We're not your target audience, OK? Frankly, I'm not sure what the target audience might be for the show, but that's beside the point. Stop showing the ads over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, OK? All you're doing is pissing us off more than Angel Hernandez does with his moving strike zone. Please, use the time for something else, anything else. Hell, dead air would be an improvement. As long as the filler doesn't involve Tim McCarver and Joe Buck, I'm all for it.

Now, a word to baseball fans:

Sign the petition. Please.


el duque said...

Cougar Town is no Smallville.

Anonymous said...

I'd bang Courtney cox

joe de pastry said...

If the ads consisted of nothing other than pictures of Courtney Cox I could temporarily be part of a well-targeted audiernce.