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Why is that woman in the Paloton ad in a constant state of fear?

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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Like every shot she's got this look of anxiety and apprehension about riding a damn bike in her home

 

The Albatross

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Oct 25, 2017
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At least give credit to the Twitter thread you ripped this from op 😊

Dumbass commercial, but the most ridiculous thing is that her SO smiles while watching her peleton sizzle reel video. If my wife made me watch a video of her workout narrations, which i wouldn't even put past her, I'd be like "wtf why are we doing this who cares how much time did you waste doing this you vain loser"
 

BAD

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Oct 25, 2017
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I honestly hate the trend of TV commercials trying to look like unscripted vlogs.
 

The Albatross

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Oct 25, 2017
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you have to subscribe to use this bike?!
Nah but peleton advertises a personal workout thing which syncs you up with real group workout classes. You can still do your own stuff but the whole hook of peleton is the classes

It's prominently featured in the commercial you definitely watched when you made this thread that you didn't rip from somewhere else
 

RustyNails

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Oct 26, 2017
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I've seen the ad its such a trip. I don't get the family. Like they all get together at night and watch her workout video. Who does that?
 

SapientWolf

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Nov 6, 2017
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At least give credit to the Twitter thread you ripped this from op 😊

Dumbass commercial, but the most ridiculous thing is that her SO smiles while watching her peleton sizzle reel video. If my wife made me watch a video of her workout narrations, which i wouldn't even put past her, I'd be like "wtf why are we doing this who cares how much time did you waste doing this you vain loser"
He's been trained to smile and nod. She beats him when no one else is around.
 

JasonMCG

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Oct 27, 2017
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Denver, CO
This commercial is ridiculous. If the woman were a real-life customer, it could've been great. Instead, she's an attractive, fit woman at the beginning, and an attractive, fit woman at the end that needs constant affirmation.
 

Akira86

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Oct 25, 2017
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she's not sure if she's doing it right and needs encouragement from the internet?

as the internet lines up and organizes to destroy her in the comments.

it's great that she can get a good workout when the outside is a snowy snowpiercer wasteland though.
 
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Krejlooc

Krejlooc

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Oct 27, 2017
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The only TV I watch is football and OTA daytime Comet TV. So like the only ads I've seen for the entire past month have been this bike ad, and ads for catheters.

"I can barely feel it, it's SO smooth!!"
 

Khezu

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Oct 25, 2017
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The only TV I watch is football and OTA daytime Comet TV. So like the only ads I've seen for the entire past month have been this bike ad, and ads for catheters.

"I can barely feel it, it's SO smooth!!"
Well if you had the catheter you could spend a lot more time on the bike.

She should look into that.
 

RustyNails

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Oct 26, 2017
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Someone on Reddit mentioned this could be an amazing set up, like a Black Mirror episode even, if they make the woman realize that her husband was dead all along.
 

boxter432

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Oct 28, 2017
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This commercial is ridiculous. If the woman were a real-life customer, it could've been great. Instead, she's an attractive, fit woman at the beginning, and an attractive, fit woman at the end that needs constant affirmation.
Films herself at 5 am pretending to be miserable, and yet her hair is done, looks wide awake with makeup on.
 

FUME5

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Oct 25, 2017
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You really just made a leave it to beaver reference.

I think you should probably accept the sweet embrace of the grave at this point.
 

Trouble

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Oct 25, 2017
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I believe that Peloton operates much like Quitter's Inc from the short story/movie Cat's Eye.

If she doesn't make her goals they will torture her family. Her little videos are meant to show that she is cooperating with the program.
 

Amalthea

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Dec 22, 2017
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Someone on Reddit mentioned this could be an amazing set up, like a Black Mirror episode even, if they make the woman realize that her husband was dead all along.
Frightenedly she asked her husband: "Husband, are you alive?" while she trampled on her pantalon. "I do", he said but his eyes were closed like the dead. She answered him with a scream.
The end.
Horror story of the year!
 
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El Bombastico

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Oct 25, 2017
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$3000 to lose 4 pounds in a year.

PT Barnum was right...

I bet whoever buys this also bought the Juicero.
 
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lenovox1

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Oct 26, 2017
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$3000 to lose 4 pounds in a year.

PT Barnum was right...

I bet whoever buys this also bought the Juicero.
I believe the official™️ Peloton stationary bike is one of those big, honking magnetic-resistence studio spin bikes, like the ones places like Soulcycle use. Heavy and cumbersome, but extremely low maintenance. It will probably last far longer than the user's workout routine will.

Though, theoretically, you can get the Peloton experience by just downloading the app.

You could even use a gym's bikes, weights, mats, and your phone.
 

Old Man Spike

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Oct 29, 2017
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"A year ago, I didn't realize how much this would CHANGE me. Thank you."

I think she becomes obsessed with riding her Peloton to the point that she spends every waking moment on it, to the exclusion of everyone and everything else in her life, until her family has an intervention. When she says "thank you" she's actually thanking them for saving her from the vicious Peloton cycle. The video they're watching actually chronicles her downward spiral before the epiphany.

(I hate this commercial too.)
 

ascii42

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, I’m sick of this commercial.
It's like $3000 and it took her an entire year of use to go from 116 lbs to 112 lbs.
Eh, not like she was overweight to begin with. Goal in her case would probably be general fitness. I’m underweight but in lousy shape. So I too should exercise more.
 

C.Mongler

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Oct 27, 2017
1,759
Washington, DC
Damn, the bike is $3K? What happens if the company goes under, no monthly and your stuck with a $3K bike.
It's still a 100% functional stationary bike on it's own. The only question is what happens with the big Android tablet that's attached to it. I would imagine there would still be a selection of pre-recorded classes and stuff you would have access to and you could probably still do the 'scenic rides' which is basically a first-person video of someone biking around a city, at least for a bit until they had to shut down the servers hosting that content. The thing that would definitely die first is the live classes, which is basically what you're subscribing to. Ultimately though, you could just hack the tablet and play shit on YouTube to bike to worst come to worst. Though all this said, I don't see Peloton closing their doors anytime in the near future; business seems to be going pretty decently for them goofy commercials be damned.
 

hoserx

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Oct 27, 2017
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These commercials are insanely out of touch. Also I can't help but cringe through this specific spot, with the individual chronicling her exercise achievements with social media posts. No one gives a shit that you're rich and you have an overpriced exercise bike.
 

steejee

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Oct 28, 2017
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Oh lordy I hate this commercial too. There's just so much to unpack with it...

Admittedly I'm not gonna knock the product too much, despite the price and subscription, but the commercials are just all so absurd.

Up there with giving a car as a gift or just about any cell phone commercial in the pantheon of annoying commercials.
 

Masoyama

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Oct 27, 2017
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How much is the yearly sub to their channel, cause a year membership to a gym with consistent spinning classes morning and night is like $1500
 

ruxtpin

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Oct 30, 2017
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Commercial was dopey, but my apt has these and I like them and use them on a regular basis. The 60+ minute classes are great. Yeah, they’re boujee, but I’m not going to knock whatever ways someone chooses to keep active and healthy.
 

Dude Abides

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Oct 27, 2017
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I would implore you not to waste precious after-tax income on this latest attempt to encourage social strivers to show that they live at a more rarified level than the proletariat.”
- the dad from that twitter thread several months ago.