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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.
10th Feb '17 7:36:38 AM SeanMurrayI
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* This is how [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] ran the Oscars when he was the host.

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* This is how [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Creator/JonStewart ran the Oscars when he was the host.



* Following the 2012 elections, 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, TheDailyShow ''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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