Year: 2008

SalesGenie had a few commercials air during Super Bowl XLII, and they all sucked. But none of them drew more beef than the animated clip of two Panda bears (one named Ling Ling) speaking in a stereotypical Asian accent and running a bamboo furniture shop. Creator and writer Vinod Gupta issued an apology stating the company “never thought anyone would be offended," before adding, "the pandas are Chinese. They don't speak German." Seriously, that was his response.