History HilariousInHindsight / Advertising

5th Jul '16 5:12:16 PM mimitchi33
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w6lLEXQTs8 This]] 1981 commercial for Polaroid starring Franchise/TheMuppets has Gonzo lamenting that no one wants a picture of his face. While it should be a TearJerker, it becomes delightfully ironic if you remember that [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/2/27/Tms-season4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090914162710 Gonzo was going to be on the cover]] for the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes/LiveActionTV stalled]] ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' Season 4 DVD...

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w6lLEXQTs8 This]] 1981 commercial for Polaroid starring Franchise/TheMuppets has Gonzo lamenting that no one wants a picture of his face. While it should be a TearJerker, it becomes delightfully ironic if you remember that [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/2/27/Tms-season4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090914162710 Gonzo was going to be on the cover]] for the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes/LiveActionTV stalled]] ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' Season 4 DVD...DVD...
* An Italian toy company named Giochi Preziosi has a collectibles division named [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCimxHPea5Vu0dGI4evOVWdA Preziosi Collection]]. Each of it's commercials end with a white ghost mascot swinging his arms and pointing them as he sings the company's jingle. A few years after the first ad with said tag aired, ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' would have an opening credits sequence where a white ghost character who looks similar to the company's mascot does a similar dance along with other characters.
6th Feb '16 4:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lCJr0yVo8 vs.]] [[PlayStation "Plaything"]]. The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars would determine which one was worthy. It was the Playstation.

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* UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lCJr0yVo8 vs.]] [[PlayStation [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation "Plaything"]]. The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars would determine which one was worthy. It was the Playstation.



*** In a way, Nintendo had the last laugh on this one. They actually did attempt to contract with Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. The deal went sour, resulting in Sony developing the device into a [[PlayStation stand-alone console]] which went on to become a significant factor in Sega's exit from the console market altogether.

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*** In a way, Nintendo had the last laugh on this one. They actually did attempt to contract with Sony to develop a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. The deal went sour, resulting in Sony developing the device into a [[PlayStation [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation stand-alone console]] which went on to become a significant factor in Sega's exit from the console market altogether.
28th Jan '16 2:40:21 PM twilicorn
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* One of the first European slogans for Sony's UsefulNotes/PlayStation was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIyEqpYnEaU Do Not Underestimate The Power Of PlayStation]]. Coincidentally the console took the video game industry by storm despite people within Sony, video game journalists and consumers claiming that ItWillNeverCatchOn before release.

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* One of the first European slogans for Sony's UsefulNotes/PlayStation was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIyEqpYnEaU Do Not Underestimate The Power Of PlayStation]]. Coincidentally the console took the video game industry by storm despite people within Sony, video game journalists and consumers claiming that ItWillNeverCatchOn before release.release.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w6lLEXQTs8 This]] 1981 commercial for Polaroid starring Franchise/TheMuppets has Gonzo lamenting that no one wants a picture of his face. While it should be a TearJerker, it becomes delightfully ironic if you remember that [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/2/27/Tms-season4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090914162710 Gonzo was going to be on the cover]] for the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes/LiveActionTV stalled]] ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' Season 4 DVD...
3rd Dec '15 4:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* SegaSaturn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lCJr0yVo8 vs.]] [[PlayStation "Plaything"]]. The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars would determine which one was worthy. It was the Playstation.

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* SegaSaturn UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lCJr0yVo8 vs.]] [[PlayStation "Plaything"]]. The UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars would determine which one was worthy. It was the Playstation.



* {{Sega}}'s very [[TakeThat attack-oriented advertisement campaign]] with arrogant claims and insults directed at Creator/{{Nintendo}} in TheNineties led to many instances of this trope:

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* {{Sega}}'s Creator/{{Sega}}'s very [[TakeThat attack-oriented advertisement campaign]] with arrogant claims and insults directed at Creator/{{Nintendo}} in TheNineties led to many instances of this trope:
2nd Dec '15 12:04:47 PM BartN
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* A Geico commercial had the caveman playing against Brian Orakpo in Scrabble. The caveman's shirt resembled the colors of Tennessee Titans, who Orakpo would sign for next.

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* A Geico commercial had the caveman playing against Brian Orakpo in Scrabble. The caveman's shirt resembled the colors of Tennessee Titans, who Orakpo would sign for next.next.
* One of the first European slogans for Sony's UsefulNotes/PlayStation was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIyEqpYnEaU Do Not Underestimate The Power Of PlayStation]]. Coincidentally the console took the video game industry by storm despite people within Sony, video game journalists and consumers claiming that ItWillNeverCatchOn before release.
22nd Nov '15 1:36:19 AM DalekJast
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** Which, to give them some credit, they replied to with [[http://www.ncpg.org.sg/en/PublishingImages/1000x311_homebanner_new.jpg even more depressing ad]]
5th Jul '15 10:51:01 AM nombretomado
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* The "SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[MemeticMutation stole]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/40cakes_4996.jpg forty cakes]]" meme takes a new meaning with an UK advert for Innocent Smoothies, which shows a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hd_BmPfxIo&feature=player_detailpage#t=47s bakery named "Luthor's Cakes"]].

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* The "SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor "ComicBook/LexLuthor [[MemeticMutation stole]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/40cakes_4996.jpg forty cakes]]" meme takes a new meaning with an UK advert for Innocent Smoothies, which shows a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hd_BmPfxIo&feature=player_detailpage#t=47s bakery named "Luthor's Cakes"]].
5th Jul '15 10:50:40 AM nombretomado
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* The "LexLuthor [[MemeticMutation stole]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/40cakes_4996.jpg forty cakes]]" meme takes a new meaning with an UK advert for Innocent Smoothies, which shows a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hd_BmPfxIo&feature=player_detailpage#t=47s bakery named "Luthor's Cakes"]].

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* The "LexLuthor "SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor [[MemeticMutation stole]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/40cakes_4996.jpg forty cakes]]" meme takes a new meaning with an UK advert for Innocent Smoothies, which shows a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hd_BmPfxIo&feature=player_detailpage#t=47s bakery named "Luthor's Cakes"]].
19th Apr '15 9:38:22 PM harryhenry
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* The "Phones-4-You" ad campaign goes from being a mildly successful attempt at MemeticMutation to being pretty hilarious once you've played ''{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', where the weapons merchant has a hand-gesture catchphrase for the slogan 'EYE HAVE YOU'.

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* The "Phones-4-You" ad campaign goes from being a mildly successful attempt at MemeticMutation to being pretty hilarious once you've played ''{{Metal ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', where the weapons merchant has a hand-gesture catchphrase for the slogan 'EYE HAVE YOU'.
13th Mar '15 9:58:49 AM rianasalvatore
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* Similar to the Sega vs. Nintendo ads listed above, Apple once regularly ran ads such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6PoLiXCA40 this one]] making fun of the Intel processors used in [=PCs=] while touting the superiority of the [=PowerPC=] chips that Macs used. Fast forward to the mid-2000's, and Apple announces that they're switching their computers from [=PowerPC=] chips to Intel ones. From the start of the Intel transition to the present, Apple's promotional material has continuously sang the praises of Intel's [=CPUs=], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which was somewhat necessary because of the rabid hatred for Intel that they had cultivated among their fanbase.]]

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* Similar to the Sega vs. Nintendo ads listed above, Apple once regularly ran ads such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6PoLiXCA40 this one]] making fun of the Intel processors used in [=PCs=] while touting the superiority of the [=PowerPC=] chips that Macs used. Fast forward to the mid-2000's, and Apple announces that they're switching their computers from [=PowerPC=] chips to Intel ones. From the start of the Intel transition to the present, Apple's promotional material has continuously sang the praises of Intel's [=CPUs=], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero which was somewhat necessary because of the rabid hatred for Intel that they had cultivated among their fanbase.]]]]
* A Geico commercial had the caveman playing against Brian Orakpo in Scrabble. The caveman's shirt resembled the colors of Tennessee Titans, who Orakpo would sign for next.
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