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26th Nov '17 11:58:29 PM merotoker
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. An unnamed political opponent of Sue Sylvester decides to make an ad campaign declaring that Sue is a lesbian. Then he uses the fact that her cheerleader [[SchoolgirlLesbian Santana]] [[{{Gayngst}} Lopez]] is a lesbian as "proof"... [[TearJerker and just outed Santana to everyone who watched the ads]].

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. An unnamed political opponent of Sue Sylvester decides to make an ad campaign declaring that Sue is a lesbian. Then he uses the fact that her cheerleader [[SchoolgirlLesbian [[SchoolgirlLesbians Santana]] [[{{Gayngst}} Lopez]] is a lesbian as "proof"... [[TearJerker and just outed Santana to everyone who watched the ads]].



* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAa4lWQn8M he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable]], using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown [[ChainsawGood slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw]]. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].

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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAa4lWQn8M he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable]], using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO Creator/{{HBO}} provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown [[ChainsawGood slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw]]. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].



** Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".

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** Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely particularly convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".



* Following the 2012 elections, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' covered the aftermath with a segment about the citizens of Ohio (a major swing state and a must win for Republicans in any race) picking up the pieces after a storm of attack ads. The entire segment played like coverage of then recent Hurricane Sandy coverage.

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* Following the 2012 elections, ''Series/TheDailyShow'' covered the aftermath with a segment about the citizens of Ohio (a major swing state and a must win for Republicans in any race) picking up the pieces after a storm of attack ads. The entire segment played like coverage of then recent Hurricane Sandy coverage.
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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer. But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with {{frivolous lawsuit}}s. Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite? Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman? Would you want your children to become hypocrites? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer. But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with {{frivolous lawsuit}}s. Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite? Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman? Would you want your children to become hypocrites? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!



* In a ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' cartoon where Mr. Bighead decides to challenge Rocko in a campaign for town dog catcher, he takes out an ad suggesting that Rocko is responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire, the sinking of the Titanic, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the 1958 Edsel]]. An "artist rendering" of Rocko depicts him with sharp teeth, a menacing demeanor, and a speech bubble reading, "I'm mean." Also, Ed's campaign slogan was, "Ed good. Rocko bad."

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' cartoon where Mr. Bighead decides to challenge Rocko in a campaign the race for town dog catcher, he takes out gets the Chameleon Bros to help him with his campaign. They explain while they will make him look good, they will smear his opponent with unfair rumors. They run an ad suggesting that Rocko is responsible for where the narrator states: "The fall of the Roman Empire, the Empire. The sinking of the Titanic, and Titanic. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the The 1958 Edsel]]. Now, we don't want to say that Rocko caused all these things. But it does make you think...Doesn't it? An "artist rendering" of Rocko depicts him with sharp teeth, a menacing demeanor, and a speech bubble reading, "I'm mean." Also, Ed's campaign slogan was, "Ed good. Rocko bad."
24th Jul '17 8:23:30 AM SeanMurrayI
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** For example, a series of Conservative party ads mocked Stephane Dion, the leader of the Liberals at the time, by calling him a nerd and claiming his name is not masculine enough.

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** For example, a A series of Conservative party ads mocked Stephane Dion, the leader of the Liberals at the time, by calling him a nerd and claiming his name is not masculine enough.



--> Hey Liberals: You may have your bag of money, but have you seen our new boot?

--> Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money, but we have a boot. The NDP: Just think what we could get done with two boots.

--> Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money, so we're giving you a boot. Just one boot, though. It's a very nice boot.

--> Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money. How ''aboot'' that?

--> [played over the graphic] The Liberals have a bag, with words coming out of it. We think they should have tied up their bag. THIS BOOT THINKS SO TOO!

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--> Hey Liberals: You may have your bag of money, but have you seen our new boot?

-->
boot?\\
Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money, but we have a boot. The NDP: Just think what we could get done with two boots.

-->
boots.\\
Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money, so we're giving you a boot. Just one boot, though. It's a very nice boot.

-->
boot.\\
Hey Liberals. You may have your bag of money. How ''aboot'' that?

-->
that?\\
[played over the graphic] The Liberals have a bag, with words coming out of it. We think they should have tied up their bag. THIS BOOT THINKS SO TOO!
24th Jul '17 5:50:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' has featured several parody attack ads. For example, a series of Conservative party ads mocked Stephane Dion, the leader of the Liberals at the time, by calling him a nerd and claiming his name is not masculine enough.

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* ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' has featured several parody attack ads. ads.
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For example, a series of Conservative party ads mocked Stephane Dion, the leader of the Liberals at the time, by calling him a nerd and claiming his name is not masculine enough.
24th Jul '17 5:50:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'': Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".

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* ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'': ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'':
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Parodied with a political ad sketch attributed to the Conservative Party. It 'proves' extravagant spending by the Labor Party through an interactive narrator who instructs a man to do silly things in his bathtub in a particularely convoluted analogy for the economy. It ends with the man having his arms cut off to "cut down on spending".spending".
** Another one, this time for Labour, resembled a movie trailer for the trainwreck of a final term for Harry Wilson, with the slogan "Labour is... never bothering to say ''you're'' sorry".
24th Jul '17 5:48:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', after the US 1988 Presidential Election, UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was still running new anti-Dukakis ads, even though he had already won, just because he had some campaign money left over. Content of the post-election ads would criticize Dukakis for being shorter than Bush.

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* On ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', after ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** After
the US 1988 Presidential Election, UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush was still running new anti-Dukakis ads, even though he had already won, just because he had some campaign money left over. Content of the post-election ads would criticize Dukakis for being shorter than Bush.
17th Jun '17 4:11:23 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->Haley is a known adulterer and communist sympathizer! Elect Haley for Overseer!\\\

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-->Haley is a known adulterer and communist sympathizer! Elect Haley for Overseer!\\\Overseer!
17th Jun '17 4:11:05 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* Brutally parodied to the extreme in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. One vault was an experiment in seeing how people would put up with a political scenario where everyone had to vote for a regular sacrifice. As such, the walls are littered with attack ads.
--> "Vote for the other guy, not for me! He's a commie, and lazy too!"

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* Brutally parodied to the extreme in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. One vault was an experiment in seeing how people would put up with a political scenario where everyone had to vote for a regular sacrifice. As such, the walls are littered with attack ads.
--> "Vote
ads, but they are instead use as a argument to vote for the other guy, not person being attacked.
-->Haley is a known adulterer and communist sympathizer! Elect Haley
for me! He's a commie, and lazy too!"Overseer!\\\
15th Jun '17 11:32:36 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ''Film/{{No}}'': A plot point. The people behind the "No" campaign come up with a commercial that is all anti-[[UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet Pinochet]], showing horrifying clips from the 1973 coup and citing the thousands that Pinochet has tortured, imprisoned, and killed. Rene, who's just hired on as their ad man, doesn't think that will sell, and instead comes up with a much happier, upbeat commercial for No.

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* ''Film/{{No}}'': A plot point. The In ''Film/{{No}}'', the people behind the "No" campaign come up with a commercial that is all an anti-[[UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet Pinochet]], Pinochet]] commercial, showing horrifying clips from the 1973 coup and citing the thousands that Pinochet has tortured, imprisoned, and killed. Rene, who's just the hired on as their ad man, doesn't think that it will sell, sell and instead comes up with a much happier, upbeat commercial for No."No."
15th Jun '17 2:03:03 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{No}}'': A plot point. The people behind the "No" campaign come up with a commercial that is all anti-[[UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet Pinochet]], showing horrifying clips from the 1973 coup and citing the thousands that Pinochet has tortured, imprisoned, and killed. Rene, who's just hired on as their ad man, doesn't think that will sell, and instead comes up with a much happier, upbeat commercial for No.
16th Apr '17 8:55:43 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in a fake campaign ad on ''TheState'': An announcer details dangerous, controversial, or just plain weird policies a candidate allegedly supports over ominous music... Then it turns out it's actually an ad ''for'' said candidate, concluding that while he's crazy, he at least doesn't need a colostomy bag like his opponent does.

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* Played with in a fake campaign ad on ''TheState'': ''Series/TheState'': An announcer details dangerous, controversial, or just plain weird policies a candidate allegedly supports over ominous music... Then it turns out it's actually an ad ''for'' said candidate, concluding that while he's crazy, he at least doesn't need a colostomy bag like his opponent does.
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