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14th Jun '17 11:09:42 AM LeafyGreens
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* One radio ad for a healthy breakfast cereal is ''entirely based around a home invasion''. The ad starts with a mom getting her kids ready for school, when a stranger forcibly enters their house. When asked who he is, he replies that "I'm the man who's going to swap this cereal (sound effect) for new Grainberry cereal with onyx sorghum!" The son asks, "What's onyx sorghum?" and is told "It's an ancient grain with lots of antioxidants. Ancient Egyptians ate it... you want to build pyramids, don't you Billy?" The mother is completely unconcerned by the fact that not only did somebody break into her house, but he is also now forcing her kids to consume an unidentified product. Instead, she says to the invader, "But my kids like (switch to whisper) ''sugar cereals!''" The man's reply, also in a whisper, is, "What your kids like is ''flavor!''" At this point, the (very young) daughter makes an "Oooh!" sound, which does not exactly sound like she's reacting to something that she's enjoying.
** The whole ad is full of [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]], but the [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]] comes from the realization that the pyramids were built by slaves. ''The man was threatening to sell the son into slavery!''
*** Someone must have realized how terrifying the ad was, because later a version started being aired that changed the "Ancient Egyptians" part to being about prefessional baseball players instead, and much of the rest of the ad was completely cut out, leaving only the initial break-in and the concern about flavor.
4th Jun '17 1:54:19 AM Piterpicher
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* The old "Mac Tonite" McDonalds commercials had a faintly spooky central figure with a crescent moon head. [[RetroactiveRecognition The actor has moved on]] to, among other things, the [[PansLabyrinth Pale Man at the dinner table with eyes in his hands.]]

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* The old "Mac Tonite" McDonalds commercials had a faintly spooky central figure with a crescent moon head. [[RetroactiveRecognition The actor has moved on]] to, among other things, the [[PansLabyrinth [[Film/PansLabyrinth Pale Man at the dinner table with eyes in his hands.]]
15th Apr '17 6:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* There is a Sprite commercial that shows people walking into each other and jumping into crowds. And then they explode into thousands of droplets of Sprite and splash the bystanders. Which implies that if you drink Sprite, you are [[ImAHumanitarian drinking]] [[SoylentGreen people]]...

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* There is a Sprite commercial that shows people walking into each other and jumping into crowds. And then they explode into thousands of droplets of Sprite and splash the bystanders. Which implies that if you drink Sprite, you are [[ImAHumanitarian drinking]] [[SoylentGreen [[Film/SoylentGreen people]]...



** That's nothing. While on the topic of fruit snacks, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eFvIJ_GD0Y this]] Fruit by the Foot commercial with two kids that keep wishing stuff onto each other. After wishing hands and hair into fruit by the foot, one kid wishes the other person's ''DNA'' was made of fruit by the foot. Cue a human-shaped lump of fruit by the foot with clothes on. ''He just killed the person by switching his molecules with a sugary food substance''. That he'll probably [[SoylentGreen eat]].

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** That's nothing. While on the topic of fruit snacks, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eFvIJ_GD0Y this]] Fruit by the Foot commercial with two kids that keep wishing stuff onto each other. After wishing hands and hair into fruit by the foot, one kid wishes the other person's ''DNA'' was made of fruit by the foot. Cue a human-shaped lump of fruit by the foot with clothes on. ''He just killed the person by switching his molecules with a sugary food substance''. That he'll probably [[SoylentGreen [[Film/SoylentGreen eat]].
14th Apr '17 3:43:02 PM atyxyt
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* Those "Disrespectoids" commercials for Capri Sun that have the kids transforming into inanimate objects for [[DisproportionateRetribution doing something bad to the drink pouch]]. It's supposed to be funny, but then you realize that these kids are going to be like this ''for the rest of their lives.''

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* Those [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUZVsnGpKfY "Disrespectoids" commercials commercials]] for Capri Sun that have the kids transforming into inanimate objects for [[DisproportionateRetribution doing something bad to the drink pouch]]. It's supposed to be funny, but then you realize that these kids are going to be like this ''for the rest of their lives.''
25th Mar '17 4:12:34 PM atyxyt
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* One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qfMWU6xSeo 1-800-CONTACTS ad]] has a helmet-less astronaut in a spacecraft going towards the restroom. He goes to a room with 2 doors: the restroom, and an exit to outer space. Not having his contacts, he doesn't know which door to choose. He ends up opening the outer space door, ''and gets sucked into space, probably getting killed in the process.''
** Even worse, his partner doesn't have a helmet either. 2 astronauts are now dead because one of them didn't have contacts.
22nd Mar '17 9:02:40 AM BiffJr
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** This one is so blatant that it almost doesn't fall into FridgeHorror territory, as the comments section of the ad illustrates how many people realize this.
13th Mar '17 1:11:48 PM mario0987
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* One Mountain Dew ad features a man [[GenderBender turning his friend into a woman]] against his will. First, it also alters his personality and memories with the implication that she is now this guy's girlfriend. With this power, what else could he decide to do? You also have to wonder if the transformation altered everything so that this new girlfriend is always viewed to exist or whether people will wonder where the man she formerly was disappeared to.
11th Jan '17 10:23:11 PM Psyga315
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* There's a rather touching Duracell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA7xYeiWg54 commercial]] based around ''Franchise/StarWars'' where kids bring an R2-D2 toy to a fellow kid. It's nice and all, but then you realize those kids were in a hospital playing rebels and you think of what they could possibly rebel against, be it the medical system or the God that placed them in the hospital in the first place. What makes this worse is that the commercial is based heavily off of ''Film/RogueOne'', and if you have seen it, you'd know that [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll all the protagonists, i.e. rebels, die]].]]

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* There's a rather touching Duracell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA7xYeiWg54 commercial]] based around ''Franchise/StarWars'' where kids bring an R2-D2 toy to a fellow kid. It's nice and all, but then you realize those kids were in a hospital playing rebels and you think of what they could possibly rebel against, be it the medical system or the God that placed them in the hospital in the first place. What makes this worse is that the commercial is based heavily off of ''Film/RogueOne'', and if you have seen it, you'd know that [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll all the protagonists, i.e. rebels, die]]. Considering ''why'' they're [[IllGirl in the hospital]] [[LittlestCancerPatient to begin with]], and it just becomes [[TearJerker sad]].]]
11th Jan '17 10:22:13 PM Psyga315
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* There's a rather touching Duracell [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA7xYeiWg54 commercial]] based around ''Franchise/StarWars'' where kids bring an R2-D2 toy to a fellow kid. It's nice and all, but then you realize those kids were in a hospital playing rebels and you think of what they could possibly rebel against, be it the medical system or the God that placed them in the hospital in the first place. What makes this worse is that the commercial is based heavily off of ''Film/RogueOne'', and if you have seen it, you'd know that [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll all the protagonists, i.e. rebels, die]].]]
18th Dec '16 7:39:37 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* A K9 Advantex commercial shows a white dog singing "there may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there aint no mugs on me". This sounds cute until it sounds like it says "mutts"; where it almost sounds like a doggie version of racism. Plus due to the fact that the singing dog was white and the itchy dogs were not. I am not saying it was racist; just pointing this out.

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* A K9 Advantex Advantix commercial shows a white dog singing "there may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there aint ain't no mugs bugs on me". This sounds cute until it sounds like it says "mutts"; where it almost sounds like a doggie version of racism. Plus due to the fact that the singing dog was white and the itchy dogs were not. I am not saying it was racist; just pointing this out.
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