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21st Apr '17 4:09:37 PM Golondrina
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-adG9pcRhrA One old]] "Creator/CartoonNetwork Responds" bumper had them respond to a JimCarrey fan who asked them for a picture of him. They told said fan they'd never show anything with Jim Carrey in it. Fast forward to their shift to live-action programming, and they eventually would show both ''Film/TheMask'' and ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.[[note]]They seem to at least vaguely remember said bumper, though - while [[{{Sequelitis}} terrible sequels to Jim Carrey movies which don't feature Jim Carrey in them]] are aired as often as anything else, CN's only shown ''The Mask'' and ''Grinch'' one time each.[[/note]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-adG9pcRhrA One old]] "Creator/CartoonNetwork Responds" bumper had them respond to a JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey fan who asked them for a picture of him. They told said fan they'd never show anything with Jim Carrey in it. Fast forward to their shift to live-action programming, and they eventually would show both ''Film/TheMask'' and ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''.[[note]]They seem to at least vaguely remember said bumper, though - while [[{{Sequelitis}} terrible sequels to Jim Carrey movies which don't feature Jim Carrey in them]] are aired as often as anything else, CN's only shown ''The Mask'' and ''Grinch'' one time each.[[/note]]
15th Apr '17 9:21:42 AM littlewings
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dJZLdqTFU A Coca-Cola commercial promoting the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament]] has a group of Kentucky fans forced to take refuge at a rival Kansas fan's house due to a power outage while the two teams are playing each other. After both teams' eliminations in the Elite Eight by North Carolina and Oregon, respectively, students of both of the winning colleges heavily mocked the commercial on Twitter.
* Back in 1996, Richard Branson decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]] (but the media at the time considered it a CreepyCrossdresser moment), to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]]",

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dJZLdqTFU A Coca-Cola commercial promoting the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament]] has a group of Kentucky fans forced to take refuge at a rival Kansas fan's house due to a power outage while the two teams are playing each other. After both teams' eliminations in the Elite Eight by North Carolina and Oregon, respectively, students of both of the winning colleges heavily mocked the commercial on Twitter.
* Back in 1996, Richard Branson decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]] (but the media at the time considered it a CreepyCrossdresser moment), to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]]",
Twitter.
15th Apr '17 6:22:02 AM Merseyuser1
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* Back in 1996, Richard Branson decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]] (but the media at the time considered it a CreepyCrossdresser moment), to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]].

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* Back in 1996, Richard Branson decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]] (but the media at the time considered it a CreepyCrossdresser moment), to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]].Rhythm]]",
15th Apr '17 6:20:51 AM Merseyuser1
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* Back in 1996, [[Creator/{{RichardBranson}} Richard Branson]] decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]], to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]].

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* Back in 1996, [[Creator/{{RichardBranson}} Richard Branson]] Branson decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]], illustrates]] (but the media at the time considered it a CreepyCrossdresser moment), to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]].
15th Apr '17 6:19:30 AM Merseyuser1
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dJZLdqTFU A Coca-Cola commercial promoting the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament]] has a group of Kentucky fans forced to take refuge at a rival Kansas fan's house due to a power outage while the two teams are playing each other. After both teams' eliminations in the Elite Eight by North Carolina and Oregon, respectively, students of both of the winning colleges heavily mocked the commercial on Twitter.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dJZLdqTFU A Coca-Cola commercial promoting the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament]] has a group of Kentucky fans forced to take refuge at a rival Kansas fan's house due to a power outage while the two teams are playing each other. After both teams' eliminations in the Elite Eight by North Carolina and Oregon, respectively, students of both of the winning colleges heavily mocked the commercial on Twitter.Twitter.
* Back in 1996, [[Creator/{{RichardBranson}} Richard Branson]] decided to [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdress]] as a [[WomanInWhite bride]], [[http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/virginbride.jpg as this picture illustrates]], to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity promote his Virgin Brides]] SpinOff of Virgin (a MegaCorp at the time). It turned out to be a [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity PR disaster]]. Fast forward, 21 years to April 2017, and KatyPerry copies him in her single "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7pMggPnug Chained to the Rhythm]].
28th Mar '17 5:31:37 AM RighteousFury
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr_bizbxTiU Dutch ad for an English language school]] (NSFW for language) becomes funnier when the girl on the back right grew up to be porn star Anjelica Ebbi.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr_bizbxTiU Dutch ad for an English language school]] (NSFW for language) becomes funnier when the girl on the back right grew up to be porn star Anjelica Ebbi.Ebbi.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1dJZLdqTFU A Coca-Cola commercial promoting the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament]] has a group of Kentucky fans forced to take refuge at a rival Kansas fan's house due to a power outage while the two teams are playing each other. After both teams' eliminations in the Elite Eight by North Carolina and Oregon, respectively, students of both of the winning colleges heavily mocked the commercial on Twitter.
1st Mar '17 7:13:19 AM Pagani800
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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. 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,]] [[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.
11th Jan '17 12:36:53 AM MoonlightBomber
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y 1993 ad for the Got Milk? campaign]] runs on the premise that only an obsessed nerd would know who shot Alexander Hamilton. As of the release of the popular Broadway musical ''[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Hamilton]]'', few people today would find that a difficult question.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y 1993 ad for the Got Milk? campaign]] runs on the premise that only an obsessed nerd would know who shot Alexander Hamilton. As of the release of the popular Broadway musical ''[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Hamilton]]'', few people today would find that a difficult question.question.
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr_bizbxTiU Dutch ad for an English language school]] (NSFW for language) becomes funnier when the girl on the back right grew up to be porn star Anjelica Ebbi.
4th Dec '16 8:02:07 PM MianPi
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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y 1993 ad for the Got Milk? campaign]] runs on the premise that only an obsessed nerd would know who shot Alexander Hamilton. As of the release of the popular Broadway musical ''{{Hamilton}}'', few people today would find that a difficult question.

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* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y 1993 ad for the Got Milk? campaign]] runs on the premise that only an obsessed nerd would know who shot Alexander Hamilton. As of the release of the popular Broadway musical ''{{Hamilton}}'', ''[[Theatre/{{Hamilton}} Hamilton]]'', few people today would find that a difficult question.
4th Dec '16 7:58:31 PM MianPi
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* In 1999, ''Creator/KidsWB'' was hosted by the members of Music/BarenakedLadies for what was to be called "Naked Day", a promo for which featured [[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} network censor Lydia Karaoke]] advising the viewer to wear clothes in spite of the name. Incidentally, the network received complaints about the name, forcing it to be changed to "BNL Day".

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* In 1999, ''Creator/KidsWB'' was hosted by the members of Music/BarenakedLadies for what was to be called "Naked Day", a promo for which featured [[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} network censor Lydia Karaoke]] advising the viewer to wear clothes in spite of the name. Incidentally, the network received complaints about the name, forcing it to be changed to "BNL Day".Day".
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLSsswr6z9Y 1993 ad for the Got Milk? campaign]] runs on the premise that only an obsessed nerd would know who shot Alexander Hamilton. As of the release of the popular Broadway musical ''{{Hamilton}}'', few people today would find that a difficult question.
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