The Year's Worst Commercials

From crapping bears to creepy wind-up dolls, these ads flopped
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2009 12:32 PM CST

(Newser) – If Hollywood makes a successor to Mad Men is set in this decade, some ads are going to seem really strange. For example, our prescription medicine spots, which already seem comical, will absolutely dumbfound people of the future, writes Seth Stevenson for Slate. And that’s before we get into the pooping bears. Watch some of the worst ads of the year, as selected by Slate readers. Enjoy? (Read more advertising stories.)

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