History Headscratchers / Advertising

14th Jun '17 7:48:50 AM SteveMB
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** The real point of the commercial is "this will keep you from accidentally running over a little kid". The toy is used as a stand-in, presumably because the ad creator thought that images of an actual child in that situation would be offputting to the audience.
26th Mar '17 2:55:08 PM nombretomado
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** TheOnion referenced the Hamburglar's strange implications with [=McDonald's=] unveiling and then quickly dropping their new [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/mcdonalds-drops-hammurderer-character-from-adverti,127/ "Hammurderer"]] character.

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** TheOnion Website/TheOnion referenced the Hamburglar's strange implications with [=McDonald's=] unveiling and then quickly dropping their new [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/mcdonalds-drops-hammurderer-character-from-adverti,127/ "Hammurderer"]] character.
13th Mar '17 6:48:22 PM Vir
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* Commercials that advertise some sort of medicine that strengthens your "cell walls." Seeing as how animals have no cell walls, this is a blatant example of YouFailBiologyForever.

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* Commercials that advertise some sort of medicine that strengthens your "cell walls." Seeing as how animals have no cell walls, this is a blatant example of YouFailBiologyForever.ArtisticLicenseBiology.
7th Jan '17 10:47:05 PM TMB
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* There was a commercial for ''Mario Super Sluggers'' that said to never use Fire Swing on a Rainbow Ball. Why? What's inherently wrong with doing that?

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* There was a commercial for ''Mario Super Sluggers'' that said to never use Fire Swing on a Rainbow Ball. Why? What's inherently wrong with doing that?that?
* Liberty Mutual Car Insurance. The point of the series of commercials is to explain how well their policies cover you for replacing your car or not raising rates after a claim; however, nearly every commercial shows an actor pretty much admitting they didn't read past the signature block of their previous policy or are negligent drivers and deserve to get taken to the cleaners by their insurance company. This Troper's favorite is of the woman who describes how she wrapped her beloved car around a tree and it was completely her fault, but how dare the insurance provider increase her rates after paying for that mess!
4th Dec '16 6:57:43 PM Thesedaysthosedays
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** And the Twix in the wrapper aren't arranged so that there's one bar on the left, and one on the right. Assuming the bars are "right-side-up" when you're looking at the word "Twix" on the wrapper, there's one bar on the top and one on the bottom. Left vs. right implies a "left side" in the place with the letters "TW" and a "right side" in the place with the letters "IX"; not two bars that both stretch from the left edge to the right edge.
28th Nov '16 9:50:48 PM pgj1997
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* Who the hell watches "Paid Programming?"

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* Who the hell watches "Paid Programming?"Programming?"
* There was a commercial for ''Mario Super Sluggers'' that said to never use Fire Swing on a Rainbow Ball. Why? What's inherently wrong with doing that?
29th Jul '16 1:50:56 PM morenohijazo
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*** Advertisements work on a number of levels, and when you actually learn about all of them you're response will be somewhere between deep respect and further IJBM. Even those who think that they are most hardened against them are affected more than they think. Now, when it comes to soda, you seem to be under the impression that they are targeting every single person. While it might be nice to sway you, they're just targeting the tautological group of people they are able to sway. The sad part? In general, this group isn't really large enough to justify normal advertising costs (new products and promotions obviously alter this), but it is large enough that Pepsi letting Coke dominate the advertising realm would be significant to them. It's essentially a case study of the prisoner's dilemma.

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*** Advertisements work on a number of levels, and when you actually learn about all of them you're response will be somewhere between deep respect and further IJBM. Even those who think that they are most hardened against them are affected more than they think. Now, when it comes to soda, you seem to be under the impression that they are targeting every single person. While it might be nice to sway you, they're just targeting the tautological group of people they are able to sway. The sad part? In general, this group isn't really large enough to justify normal advertising costs (new products and promotions obviously alter this), but it is large enough that Pepsi letting Coke dominate the advertising realm would be significant to them. It's essentially a case study of the prisoner's dilemma.PrisonersDilemma.
27th Jul '16 3:36:36 PM Snarf
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** On the other side of the coin is the Lucky Charms leprechaun--"They're always after me Lucky Charms!" So, what's the problem? You're a ''leprechaun''. You can make more! In fact, you're probably the only being in the universe who ''can''!
6th Jun '16 10:41:15 PM Sharlee
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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is something some programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.

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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is reruns, That's something some an increasing number of programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.cliffhangers or a hiatus in their shooting schedule.
6th Jun '16 10:40:06 PM Sharlee
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** Probably they're saying that the series in question won't feature a mid-season interlude of reruns, which is something some programs do to stretch out their new episodes' debuts across two sweeps-week periods and to allow for mid-season cliffhangers.
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