History IdiotBall / Advertising

2nd Jun '12 1:17:47 PM TVRulezAgain
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* One commercial takes the Idiot Ball to truly staggering heights. A [[CableSatelliteMudslinging Comcast commercial]] features contestants on a show called ''[[http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10034604-23.html You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD But You're Wrong]]''. The contestants only have to answer a single question - which has more HD, satellite or cable? The host, a voice-over, and ''the frickin' name of the gameshow'' tells them that "You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD than Comcast But You're Wrong," and yes, ''they get it wrong.''
* Pretty much every infomercial ever makes the actors look like morons. Example: "[[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket Too stupid to figure out how to use a blanket?]] [[TropeNamer Get a Snuggie!]]"

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* One commercial takes the Idiot Ball to truly staggering heights. A [[CableSatelliteMudslinging Comcast commercial]] features contestants on a show called ''[[http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10034604-23.html You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD But You're Wrong]]''. The contestants only have to answer a single question - which has more HD, satellite or cable? The host, a voice-over, and ''the frickin' name of the gameshow'' tells them that "You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD than Comcast But You're Wrong," and yes, ''they get it wrong.''
* Pretty much every infomercial ever makes Infomercials make the actors look like morons. Example: "[[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket Too stupid to figure out how to use a blanket?]] [[TropeNamer Get a Snuggie!]]"
26th Jan '12 10:06:01 PM Oreochan
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Examples of IdiotBall in Advertisements.
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26th Jan '12 10:05:18 PM Oreochan
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* One commercial takes the Idiot Ball to truly staggering heights. A [[CableSatelliteMudslinging Comcast commercial]] features contestants on a show called ''[[http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10034604-23.html You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD But You're Wrong]]''. The contestants only have to answer a single question - which has more HD, satellite or cable? The host, a voice-over, and ''the frickin' name of the gameshow'' tells them that "You Might Think [=DirecTV=] Has More HD than Comcast But You're Wrong," and yes, ''they get it wrong.''
* Pretty much every infomercial ever makes the actors look like morons. Example: "[[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket Too stupid to figure out how to use a blanket?]] [[TropeNamer Get a Snuggie!]]"
* Geico implies the {{squick}} factor and raises the IdiotBall in one of their commercials where a couple says they're not happy with what they did to save money as sushi is expensive. Their daughter comes in holding an empty fish bowl and looking for her two missing tropical fish. The commercial implies that they processed and ate her fish for sushi in order to save money. Ignoring the fact that even a guppy costs US$3.25 and maybe weighs one ounce, you'd need at least 16 of them to make a pound of sushi. So they're saving money by rendering their kid's fish, notwithstanding that commercial processed fish like surimi in a supermarket is about US$10 a pound, while a pound of sushi made with your kid's tropical fish would cost a minimum of US$52 a pound.
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