History HilariousInHindsight / Advertising

18th Feb '18 10:54:51 AM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ3rndjje30 This ad for MLB 12: The Show]] depicts the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and all of Chicago celebrating, even the Pope himself, before eventually cutting to a sobbing Cubs fan in his room with a PS3 controller, indicating it was part of the game. On November 3rd, 2016, that day would become a reality.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ3rndjje30 This ad for MLB 12: The Show]] depicts the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and all of Chicago celebrating, even the Pope himself, before eventually cutting to a sobbing Cubs fan in his room with a PS3 [=PS3=] controller, indicating it was part of the game. On November 3rd, 2016, that day would become a reality.
7th Dec '17 4:17:18 PM nombretomado
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* DavidKaye. ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Megatron. Enzyte commercial announcer. Enzyte was charged with fraud.

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* DavidKaye.Creator/DavidKaye. ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Megatron. Enzyte commercial announcer. Enzyte was charged with fraud.
3rd Dec '17 1:22:39 PM nombretomado
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* A 1996 ''This is SportsCenter'' ad featured Karl Ravech and [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]] interviewing former Senator Bill Bradley for a job. The last line of the commercial has them questioning whether he'd spoken in front of an audience. Bradley says he gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Olbermann replies, "We meant a ''large'' audience." One that a decade later he himself would try to tap.

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* A 1996 ''This is SportsCenter'' ad featured Karl Ravech and [[CountdownWithKeithOlbermann [[Series/CountdownWithKeithOlbermann Keith Olbermann]] interviewing former Senator Bill Bradley for a job. The last line of the commercial has them questioning whether he'd spoken in front of an audience. Bradley says he gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. Olbermann replies, "We meant a ''large'' audience." One that a decade later he himself would try to tap.
2nd Dec '17 9:55:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* [[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.

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* [[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 2016.2016.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIE8xk6Rl1w This]] Apple commercial predicts the Iphone with Siri in ''1987''.
29th Nov '17 11:09:25 AM VideoGamer
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQVZkGS8NfY This 1982 ad for Pepto-Bismol features a then-unknown Jeff Daniels as a college student talking to his parents about a lot of students with diarrhea and how the doctors gave the college's group Pepto-Bismol! The ad even features his mom saying at the beginning: "Diarrhea down here?" This was 12 years before Jeff Daniels' most well known moment in [[Film/DumbAndDumber]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQVZkGS8NfY This 1982 ad for Pepto-Bismol Pepto-Bismol]] features a then-unknown Jeff Daniels as a college student talking to his parents about a lot of students with diarrhea and how the doctors gave the college's group Pepto-Bismol! The ad even features his mom saying at the beginning: "Diarrhea down here?" This was 12 years before Jeff Daniels' most well known moment in [[Film/DumbAndDumber]].''Film/DumbAndDumber''.
29th Nov '17 11:06:40 AM VideoGamer
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*[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQVZkGS8NfY This 1982 ad for Pepto-Bismol features a then-unknown Jeff Daniels as a college student talking to his parents about a lot of students with diarrhea and how the doctors gave the college's group Pepto-Bismol! The ad even features his mom saying at the beginning: "Diarrhea down here?" This was 12 years before Jeff Daniels' most well known moment in [[Film/DumbAndDumber]].
29th Oct '17 8:38:13 PM Lirodon
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* It is generally quite hard to deliberately engineer a HilariousInHindsight moment, as it's all too easy to be offensive or to simply pander to an obvious in-joke. For a master class in doing it right, step forward the late, great British comedian Bob Monkhouse. [[TheDeadRiseToAdvertise Four years after his death in 2003, with thanks to modern digital wizardry,]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxOMX1jl1w he appeared on television in an advert suggesting the wisdom of being tested for prostate cancer]], cracking jokes about it being an even bigger killer of men 'than (his) wife's cooking!' so that the viewer doesn't end up 'as (he) did' - spoken while appearing standing beside his own ''actual'' tomb-stone.

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* It is generally quite hard to deliberately engineer a HilariousInHindsight moment, as it's all too easy to be offensive or to simply pander to an obvious in-joke. For a master class in doing it right, step forward the late, great British comedian Bob Monkhouse. [[TheDeadRiseToAdvertise Four years after his death in 2003, with thanks to modern digital wizardry,]] wizardry and an impressionist]] (one whom Monkhouse had personally endorsed as a perfect imitation of himself), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxOMX1jl1w he appeared on television in an advert suggesting the wisdom of being tested for prostate cancer]], cracking jokes about it being an even bigger killer of men 'than (his) wife's cooking!' so that the viewer doesn't end up 'as (he) did' - spoken while appearing standing beside his own ''actual'' tomb-stone.
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.
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