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19th May '18 7:46:05 AM Spindriver
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''
''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''



* A Advertising/{{GEICO}}[[note]]The largest car insurance company in the US. For non-Americans, it's easier to note that it's the company that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway got the money to do all the investments.[[/note]] campaign (the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] TropeNamer, as it happens) used this trope. This type of spot goes like this: A guy talks to someone else, saying "I've got bad news. ''[insert story here]''...but I've got good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!" which of course is of no use whatsoever to the person hearing those words. Even Anime/{{Speed|Racer}}-about-to-fall-off-a-bridge on Trixie's insurance plan is of no immediate help to Speed Racer himself
** Parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIrM4eQH1Fg this advertisement]] for a law firm in Washington State specializing in child custody cases: The lawyer is seen talking on the phone while a couple waits anxiously at a table. The lawyer hangs up and tells the couple he has good news. The woman sarcastically asks if he saved a bunch of money on car insurance, to which the lawyer responds with the actual good news about getting visitation rights for them.

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* A Advertising/{{GEICO}}[[note]]The largest car insurance company in the US. For non-Americans, it's easier to note that it's the company that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway got the money to do all the investments.[[/note]] campaign (the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former]] TropeNamer, as it happens) used this trope. This type of spot goes like this: A guy talks to someone else, saying "I've got bad news. ''[insert story here]''...but I've got good news: I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!" which of course is of no use whatsoever to the person hearing those words. Even Anime/{{Speed|Racer}}-about-to-fall-off-a-bridge on Trixie's insurance plan is of no immediate help to Speed Racer himself
** Parodied
himself.\\\
This was parodied
in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIrM4eQH1Fg this advertisement]] for a law firm in Washington State specializing in child custody cases: The lawyer is seen talking on the phone while a couple waits anxiously at a table. The lawyer hangs up and tells the couple he has good news. The woman sarcastically asks if he saved a bunch of money on car insurance, to which the lawyer responds with the actual good news about getting visitation rights for them.
4th Feb '18 12:32:36 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* A series of [=TurboTax=] ads mention how you might suffer some horrible fate, like [[ToServeMan being eaten by aliens]], but at least doing your taxes is easy with [=TurboTax=].

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* A series of [=TurboTax=] ads mention how you might suffer some horrible fate, like [[ToServeMan being eaten by aliens]], but at least doing your taxes is easy free with [=TurboTax=].
31st Jan '18 10:53:10 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* A series of [=TurboTax=] ads mention how you might suffer some horrible fate, like [[ToServeMan being eaten by aliens]], but at least doing your taxes is easy with [=TurboTax=].
28th Aug '17 2:35:30 PM thatother1dude
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* Multiple characters on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as the emphasis on humor eventually turned most of them into idiot jerkasses. This was particularly apparent with Dr. Rip Studwell, a charming but self-absorbed fairy doctor who would rather talk about the success of his golf swings rather than diagnosing his patients:
-->'''Dr. Rip:''' Cosmo, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is I'm doing a tee off at 2:30!
-->'''Wanda:''' Uh, hello? Bad news.
-->'''Dr. Rip:''' Oh, right. The part about you.\\
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-->'''Dr. Rip:''' It's me, Dr. Rip Studwell, with bad news and good news. The bad news is if we don't perform the fagiggly transplant soon, it's going to be too late.
-->'''Timmy:''' What's the good news?
-->'''Dr. Rip:''' I'm three under par after nine holes! See, at least ''one'' of us is happy!

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* Multiple characters on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', as the emphasis on humor eventually turned most of them into idiot jerkasses. This was particularly apparent with ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Dr. Rip Studwell, a charming but self-absorbed fairy doctor who doctor, would rather talk about the success of his golf swings rather than diagnosing his patients:
-->'''Dr. Rip:''' Cosmo, I've got good news and bad news. The good news is I'm doing a tee off at 2:30!
-->'''Wanda:'''
2:30!\\
'''Wanda:'''
Uh, hello? Bad news.
-->'''Dr.
news.\\
'''Dr.
Rip:''' Oh, right. The part about you.\\
-or-
-->'''Dr.
\\\
'''Dr.
Rip:''' It's me, Dr. Rip Studwell, with bad news and good news. The bad news is if we don't perform the fagiggly transplant soon, it's going to be too late.
-->'''Timmy:'''
late.\\
'''Timmy:'''
What's the good news?
-->'''Dr.
news?\\
'''Dr.
Rip:''' I'm three under par after nine holes! See, at least ''one'' of us is happy!
7th Jun '17 11:35:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=011005 this]] ''DragonTails'' strip.

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* Makes an appearance in [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=011005 this]] ''DragonTails'' ''Webcomic/DragonTails'' strip.
23rd Mar '17 11:32:31 AM Julia1984
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'''Cosmo:''' The good news is the alien we got you is actually the prince of the dreaded war planet Yugopotamia!\\

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'''Cosmo:''' The good news is the alien we got you is actually the a prince of from the dreaded war planet Yugopotamia!\\
21st Feb '17 10:27:50 AM rjd1922
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* This little gem from the [[spoiler:True Lab]] in VideoGame/{{Undertale}}:
->[[spoiler:[=ASGORE=] left me five messages today. four about everyone being angry. one about this cute teacup he found that looks like me. [[SarcasmMode thanks asgore.]]]]

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* This little gem from the [[spoiler:True Lab]] in VideoGame/{{Undertale}}:
->[[spoiler:[=ASGORE=]
''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
-->[[spoiler:[=ASGORE=]
left me five messages today. four about everyone being angry. one about this cute teacup he found that looks like me. [[SarcasmMode thanks asgore.]]]]
27th Jan '17 6:54:22 AM Sonofstranger
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* This little gem from the [[spoiler:True Lab]] in VideoGame/{{Undertale}}:
->[[spoiler:[=ASGORE=] left me five messages today. four about everyone being angry. one about this cute teacup he found that looks like me. [[SarcasmMode thanks asgore.]]]]
16th Nov '16 9:19:38 AM Nazetrime
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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.

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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: news, they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.
9th Nov '16 12:27:06 PM Nazetrime
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* After the unfortunate switching of two crates is discovered in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. Bad news, the expedition ran out of food much earlier than planned. Good news: they aren't running out of candles anytime soon.
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