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17th Jun '18 3:33:25 PM BKelly95
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* A 1980's American Express ad features a businessman getting in trouble in France, after hitting his head and saying "[[Film/{{Timeline}} I am a spy]]."

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* A 1980's American Express ad features a businessman getting in trouble in France, after hitting his head and saying "[[Film/{{Timeline}} I am a spy]].""
* The Vince and Larry [=PSAs=] (the crash dummies encouraging seat belt use) had one where they promote an album of songs they supposedly recorded. (All of the songs seem to themed around injuries from a car accident.) This was before we heard from the band Music/CrashTestDummies. (Their lyrics tend to be rather dark as well.)
27th May '18 4:01:55 PM SeaRover
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* Back when Enron was viewed as a thriving corporation, they released a series of commercials with the theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pboh1SFk6TM "Ask Why?"]] Years later when Enron suddenly went Bankrupt shocking the country, the United States government asked them why? They got their answer when they discovered years of corporate fraud.



* Sony started a line of TakeThat posters towards Microsoft after noticing the poor reception following the UsefulNotes/XboxOne's initial reveal. One of these claimed "The only red ring is the circle button," a jab at the 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.]]
16th May '18 9:12:19 PM orvillethird
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** Wait... [[WesternAnimation/{{WallE}} BnL]] day?
31st Mar '18 1:05:44 PM Berrenta
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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. 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.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. Ugh now can get all of his "work" on your dvd player while again Double D's "work" is still only partially available.
8th Mar '18 6:03:44 PM orvillethird
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIE8xk6Rl1w This]] Apple commercial predicts the Iphone with Siri in ''1987''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIE8xk6Rl1w This]] Apple commercial predicts the Iphone with Siri in ''1987''.''1987''.
* A 1980's American Express ad features a businessman getting in trouble in France, after hitting his head and saying "[[Film/{{Timeline}} I am a spy]]."
3rd Mar '18 9:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* A 1996 ''This is SportsCenter'' ad featured Karl Ravech and [[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.

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* A 1996 ''This is SportsCenter'' Series/SportsCenter'' ad featured Karl Ravech and [[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.
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''.
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