We mute the commercials here, too. Except for the ones with cute kitties and doggies. Some of their food looks pretty darn good.
As for the Healthy Choice ad, for me, I think the silliness of it all is that it's called "cooking." It's not cooking. It's reheating.
I'm amazed at how few younger folks actually cook, know how or have the desire to do so. It's refreshing to see the number of apparent young 'uns at this site who are truly interested in cooking. Hooray for you.
The one commercial that really fries my clams is Banquet Crock-Pot Classics meals. The lady of the house is told that she can prepare delicious crockpot dishes for her family simply by adding the bag of frozen goodies to her crockpot. Man, oh, man, can that lady cook! Just gets my goat. Just call it crockpot cooking for dummies.