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5th Aug '17 7:36:39 PM Digital_Utopia
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** Also doubles as HarsherInHindsight, considering the Cubs finished the 2012 season losing 101 games - their worst record in 46 years.
4th Aug '17 10:21:44 AM Lirodon
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRValgHDvxE A Singaporean ad]] about problem gambling which airs on [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2014 FIFA World Cup]] shows a group of children discussing who would win. It then cuts to a depressing shot of a sad young boy hoping for Germany to win, as his dad bet all of his son's savings on them. Well, depressing until hours later, when [[CurbStompBattle Germany beat Brazil 7-1]], and eventually winning the whole thing.

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* During the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup FIFA World Cup]], Singapore ran a public service campaign on problem gambling; one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRValgHDvxE A Singaporean ad]] about problem gambling which airs on [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2014 FIFA World Cup]] shows advertisement]] showed a group of children discussing who would win. It then cuts to a depressing shot of a sad young boy hoping for Germany to win, as his dad bet all of his son's savings on them. Well, depressing Depressing ... until hours later, when [[CurbStompBattle Germany beat Brazil 7-1]], and eventually winning won the whole thing.
18th Jul '17 7:18:12 AM PkmnFightr
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-->'''Announcer:''' Question: Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Ayds?

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-->'''Announcer:''' Question: Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Ayds?Ayds?
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRqypM7jb5Y NBC's second "Ted Lasso" advertisement for their Premier League coverage]] ended with fictional coach Ted Lasso being offered a job at newly-promoted Leicester, who were expected by many to be relegation strugglers. Cue the laughter when Leicester won the league in 2016.
17th Jul '17 9:02:30 PM Homemaderat
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97Pa-SQ0RQ This]] ball really does keep rolling. Again a Hanna Barbera [[WesternAnimation/DinoBoy character]] is shown to be not happy about how much less work he's gotten since it "got crowded". Back then he had to show the new guy around before getting the boot to maybe being shown on Creator/Boomerang. Now realize how this commercial could be switched with Edd as the old veteran showing another new guy around, and so on and so on. What goes around comes around and oh yeah course Ugh now can get all of his "work" on your dvd player while again Double D's "work" is still only partially available.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97Pa-SQ0RQ This]] ball really does keep rolling. Again a Hanna Barbera [[WesternAnimation/DinoBoy character]] is shown to be not happy about how much less work he's gotten since it "got crowded". Back then he had to show the new guy around before getting the boot to maybe being shown on Creator/Boomerang. Now realize how this commercial could be switched with Edd as the old veteran showing another new guy around, and so on and so on. What goes around comes around and oh yeah course yeah. Ugh now can get all of his "work" on your dvd player while again Double D's "work" is still only partially available.
17th Jul '17 8:57:07 PM Homemaderat
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* Another [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6juEOmOaYVk Cartoon Network]] promo. The time, early 2000s. Cartoon Cartoons Kings and Queens of the Network, Scrappy Doo and his fellow Hanna-Barbera cartoons forced out to be shown less in favor of Cartoon Cartoons. The time, early 2010s, Warner Brothers has released about half of their Hanna Barbera offerings to DVD, and very few of the Cartoon Cartoon offerings. One seems to sell so much better than the other, TakeThat Creator/CartoonNetwork
* Continuing on with this trend. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4On14MnZEs0 This]] ad is one of many to utilize [[WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow Kwicky Koala]] as a punching bag. Of course now days we live in the time where Kwicky Koala and other short lived Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons can all sell well and fine on dvd, while dvds for more prominent Creator/CartoonNetwork shows like ''WestnerAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' are still stalled due to them not selling so hot. Who's pounding the bed in frustration now CN? Certainly not Kwicky Koala's fans.

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* Another [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6juEOmOaYVk Cartoon Network]] promo. The time, early 2000s. Cartoon Cartoons were the Kings and Queens of the Network, Scrappy Doo and his fellow Hanna-Barbera cartoons forced out to be shown less in favor of Cartoon Cartoons. The time, early 2010s, Warner Brothers has released about half of their Hanna Barbera offerings to DVD, and very few of the Cartoon Cartoon offerings. One seems to sell so much better than the other, TakeThat Creator/CartoonNetwork
so Creator/CartoonNetwork which one did people more want to rewatch? Oh yeah TakeThat!
* Continuing on with this trend. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4On14MnZEs0 This]] ad is one of many to utilize [[WesternAnimation/TheKwickyKoalaShow Kwicky Koala]] as a punching bag. While not as damning to Hanna Barbera as a whole, the implication being no one would want to watch reruns of Kwicky Koala. Of course Cartoon Network would indeed start showing more and more reruns of their original cartoons over and over. Now fastforward to now days we live in the time again where Kwicky Koala and other short lived Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons can all sell well and fine on dvd, while dvds for more prominent Creator/CartoonNetwork shows like ''WestnerAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' are still stalled due to them not selling so hot. Who's pounding the bed in frustration now CN? Certainly not Kwicky Koala's fans.fans.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h97Pa-SQ0RQ This]] ball really does keep rolling. Again a Hanna Barbera [[WesternAnimation/DinoBoy character]] is shown to be not happy about how much less work he's gotten since it "got crowded". Back then he had to show the new guy around before getting the boot to maybe being shown on Creator/Boomerang. Now realize how this commercial could be switched with Edd as the old veteran showing another new guy around, and so on and so on. What goes around comes around and oh yeah course Ugh now can get all of his "work" on your dvd player while again Double D's "work" is still only partially available.
11th Jun '17 1:33:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRValgHDvxE A Singaporean ad]] about problem gambling which airs on [[WorldCup 2014 FIFA World Cup]] shows a group of children discussing who would win. It then cuts to a depressing shot of a sad young boy hoping for Germany to win, as his dad bet all of his son's savings on them. Well, depressing until hours later, when [[CurbStompBattle Germany beat Brazil 7-1]], and eventually winning the whole thing.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRValgHDvxE A Singaporean ad]] about problem gambling which airs on [[WorldCup [[UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup 2014 FIFA World Cup]] shows a group of children discussing who would win. It then cuts to a depressing shot of a sad young boy hoping for Germany to win, as his dad bet all of his son's savings on them. Well, depressing until hours later, when [[CurbStompBattle Germany beat Brazil 7-1]], and eventually winning the whole thing.
11th Jun '17 8:55:12 AM Piterpicher
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* Sony started a line of TakeThat posters towards Microsoft after noticing the poor reception following the XboxOne's initial reveal. One of these claimed "The only red ring is the circle button," a jab at the {{Xbox 360}}'s infamous Red Ring of Death issue. Launch day arrives, and... [[http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/11/15/new-claims-of-ps4-s-red-line-of-death-beginning-to-pop-up Well, let's just say things couldn't be more ironic.]]

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* Sony started a line of TakeThat posters towards Microsoft after noticing the poor reception following the XboxOne's UsefulNotes/XboxOne's initial reveal. One of these claimed "The only red ring is the circle button," a jab at the {{Xbox 360}}'s UsefulNotes/Xbox360's infamous Red Ring of Death issue. Launch day arrives, and... [[http://www.gamezone.com/news/2013/11/15/new-claims-of-ps4-s-red-line-of-death-beginning-to-pop-up Well, let's just say things couldn't be more ironic.]]
27th May '17 3:46:18 PM nombretomado
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** "Genesis does what Nintendon't" doesn't mean anything anymore now that the Wii's VirtualConsole service has Genesis games. A few years later, the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is announced to have plans for UsefulNotes/GameGear games on its own VirtualConsole in addition to UsefulNotes/GameBoy and UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor games, furthering the effect.

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** "Genesis does what Nintendon't" doesn't mean anything anymore now that the Wii's VirtualConsole UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole service has Genesis games. A few years later, the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS is announced to have plans for UsefulNotes/GameGear games on its own VirtualConsole Virtual Console in addition to UsefulNotes/GameBoy and UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor games, furthering the effect.
23rd May '17 7:01:50 PM leidbag
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* The unfortunately named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayds "AYDS"]] diet pill from the 1970s to the 1980s has led to much [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g retrospective]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP_uiiRAZqs hilarity]] from its commercials. Not coincidentally, it was withdrawn from the market soon after awareness of the AIDS epidemic became more widespread.
-->'''Announcer:''' Question: Why take diet pills when you can enjoy AYDS?

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* The unfortunately named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayds "AYDS"]] "Ayds"]] diet pill from the 1970s to the 1980s has led to much [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g retrospective]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP_uiiRAZqs hilarity]] from its commercials. Not coincidentally, it was withdrawn from the market soon after awareness of the AIDS epidemic became more widespread.
-->'''Announcer:''' Question: Why take diet pills when you can enjoy AYDS?Ayds?
23rd May '17 6:59:27 PM leidbag
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* The unfortunately named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayds "AYDS"]] diet pill from the 1970s to the 1980s has led to much [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g retrospective hilarity]] from its commercials. Not coincidentally, it was withdrawn from the market soon after awareness of the AIDS epidemic became more widespread.

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* The unfortunately named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayds "AYDS"]] diet pill from the 1970s to the 1980s has led to much [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBkVuT5pw1g retrospective retrospective]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP_uiiRAZqs hilarity]] from its commercials. Not coincidentally, it was withdrawn from the market soon after awareness of the AIDS epidemic became more widespread.
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