There's a marked increase in milking laughs from blatantly rude people in order to sell products. People in the commercials who exhibit anti-social behavior are wonderfully funny for one second and then appalling the second. Just two recent examples:
In the Fat-free Snackwell's Cereal Bars commercial (Nabisco), a Caspar Milquetoast-type is handing out samples in the supermarket. A woman tries and likes one of the cookies and asks for more. He tells her there's not nearly enough to go around. She then empties his tray into her bag-stealing them, in a child's eyes, and preventing anyone else from having them. (A really nice way to act!)
In the Diet Sprite commercial an upset young woman takes a seat at the counter next to a handsome young stranger. She tells him all men are liars and bad news. She keeps asking him what he's drinking; he replies "Diet Sprite" each time. Yelling "Liar!" she takes his full glass and throws all of it in his face and over his clothes. Really great comportment to teach a child. Why waste time on a woman who's obviously ready for the loony bin when there are so many great people out there who are clever and attractive?
We have a tough enough time trying to bring up a society of children who will be kind and polite. We don't need the ad industry to make it worse. Help us out-use that wonderful creativity of yours to make people behave better, not worse!