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11th Nov '17 1:45:53 PM eroock
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-->--'''Dara O'Briain''' on the subject in ''Honey, We're Killing the Kids''

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-->--'''Dara -->-- '''Dara O'Briain''' on the subject in ''Honey, We're Killing the Kids''
11th Nov '17 5:24:27 AM DesertDragon
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||be standing up, but slouching, facing the camera straight-on, with the arms hanging down at the side, perhaps pushing out the belly.||be posed dramatically, flexing (or sucked in), with the body at an angle to the camera, or perhaps engaged in some sporting activity.||

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||be standing up, but slouching, facing the camera straight-on, straight-on (which does not flatter most people), with the arms hanging down at the side, perhaps pushing out the belly.||be posed dramatically, flexing (or sucked in), with the body at an angle to the camera, or perhaps engaged in some sporting activity.||
2nd Nov '17 4:52:17 AM WillyFourEyes
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* In the very first chapter of Girls Saurus, a hulking monster confesses her love to the title character only to beat him to a pulp when he recoils from the horror. Guess who he meets 1 month later after her diet? [[http://www.mangareader.net/1194-41831-34/girls-saurus/chapter-1.html]]

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* In the very first chapter of Girls Saurus, ''Manga/GirlsSaurus'', a hulking monster confesses her love to the title character only to beat him to a pulp when he recoils from the horror. Guess who he meets 1 month later after her diet? [[http://www.mangareader.net/1194-41831-34/girls-saurus/chapter-1.html]]



* ''Dilbert'':

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* ''Dilbert'':''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':



** [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2005-11-19/ This one]] has Dogbert preparing a story about how engineering makes you sexier. He needs a completely new person for "after" pictures

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** [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2005-11-19/ This one]] has Dogbert preparing a story about how engineering makes you sexier. He needs a completely new person for "after" pictures pictures.



* In one of WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck stories it was combined with InUniverse example of ViewersAreMorons - "before" was a duck (one of Donald's friends) while "after" was a human.
* In ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'', there is a scene where Maggie laments over getting too fat, telling that she turned herself into a "before" woman from the weight loss ads.

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* In one of WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck stories it stories, this was combined with an InUniverse example of ViewersAreMorons - "before" was a duck (one of Donald's friends) while "after" was a human.
* In ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'', there is a scene where Maggie [[WeightWoe laments over getting too fat, fat]], telling that she turned herself into a "before" woman from the weight loss ads.



* Both ''PimpMyRide'' and ''Overhaulin''' used this to show the vehicle of the week before it was customized and after. In fact, ''Pimp My Ride'' had three episodes with two "before" pictures: one of the client's original car (which was then deemed unsuitable for pimping) and the car they replaced it with (which served as the "after" when the pimping was finished).

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* Both ''PimpMyRide'' ''Series/PimpMyRide'' and ''Overhaulin''' used this to show the vehicle of the week before it was customized and after. In fact, ''Pimp My Ride'' had three episodes with two "before" pictures: one of the client's original car (which was then deemed unsuitable for pimping) and the car they replaced it with (which served as the "after" when the pimping was finished).



* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' has Fred getting work as the "before" picture in one such ad. (When Wilma went to the company to complain about them embarrassing him, they saw a way to use it for their PR, and publically award him a thousand dollars [[DietEpisode if he could lose fifty pounds in a month]].)

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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' has Fred getting work as the "before" picture in one such ad. (When Wilma went to the company to complain about them embarrassing him, they saw a way to use it for their PR, and publically award him a thousand dollars [[DietEpisode if he could lose fifty pounds in a month]].)



* Abused when Turner, Inc. had the 1930's Fleischer {{Popeye}} cartoons retraced and colored. The end result animation was choppy and much of the old detail was lost - so when they showed off the new product, the "Before" footage was the ''new'' footage shown in black and white!

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* Abused when Turner, Inc. had the 1930's Fleischer {{Popeye}} ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons retraced and colored. The end result animation was choppy and much of the old detail was lost - so when they showed off the new product, the "Before" footage was the ''new'' footage shown in black and white!
18th Oct '17 10:49:26 AM SeizureFerret
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* Possibly the oldest example: Georges Méliès's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvZfTm-BImE Hydrothérapie fantastique]] ends with one of these.
8th Oct '17 12:59:21 PM nombretomado
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* An old ''[[TheHoneymooners Honeymooners]]'' sketch on ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' has Ralph winning a trip to Europe in a write-in contest sponsored by a diet food company, with the catch that he has to send in "before and after" photos of himself to prove he actually uses their product. He attempts to use Ed Norton as a stand-in for the "after" picture, with predictable lack of success.

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* An old ''[[TheHoneymooners ''[[Series/TheHoneymooners Honeymooners]]'' sketch on ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' has Ralph winning a trip to Europe in a write-in contest sponsored by a diet food company, with the catch that he has to send in "before and after" photos of himself to prove he actually uses their product. He attempts to use Ed Norton as a stand-in for the "after" picture, with predictable lack of success.
24th Aug '17 9:46:12 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Bulk auditioned for a TV ad for a martial arts dojo despite the fact that he's the FatComicRelief with [[WhatTheFuAreYouDoing no martial arts skills whatsoever]]. He ultimately ''was'' cast in the ad... as the "before". Tommy, who also auditioned for the ad, was used as the "after".
10th Aug '17 2:18:47 PM dsneybuf
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* Referenced in a scene deleted from the episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Krusty is informed by the network executives that his show is replaced by a hemorrhoid infomercial starring Claude Akins. Krusty asks to play "hemorrhoid sufferer number one" and starts acting out the role. The executives leave and Krusty desperately asks to be an after model, getting into that role as well.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Referenced in a scene deleted from the episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.Kancelled". Krusty is informed by the network executives that his show is replaced by a hemorrhoid infomercial starring Claude Akins. Krusty asks to play "hemorrhoid sufferer number one" and starts acting out the role. The executives leave and Krusty desperately asks to be an after model, getting into that role as well.well.
** In the episode "Brick Like Me", a weight loss clinic for Franchise/{{LEGO}} minigures advertises itself with a comparison between two pictures of a female minifigure wearing a bikini. In the "after" picture, she simply has extra shading applied to her torso, making her appear to have an hourglass figure, and her frown replaced with a smile.
21st Jul '17 9:28:22 PM rjd1922
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When simply jiggering the photograph isn't enough, there are various other ways to make your product look more effective than reality can produce. Using two different models is common, but delves into OutrightLie.

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When simply jiggering the photograph isn't enough, there are various other ways to make your product look more effective than reality can produce. Using two different models is common, but delves into OutrightLie.
BlatantLies.
8th Jun '17 1:31:06 AM Az_Tech341
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-->--'''Dara O'Briain''' on the subject of ''Honey, We're Killing the Kids''

You've got a product that you want to sell. What better way to sell it than showing what a difference it has made to your clients! This is especially true of beauty or health-related products, where the change might be visible. Of course, the change should be made to look as dramatic as possible. And we're not talking about merely showing realistic change, this is advertising!

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-->--'''Dara O'Briain''' on the subject of in ''Honey, We're Killing the Kids''

You've got a product that you want to sell. What better way to sell it than showing what a difference it has made to your clients! This is especially true of beauty or health-related products, where the change might be visible. Of course, the change should be made to look as dramatic as possible. And we're not talking about merely showing realistic change, change - this is advertising!



||have unstyled hair, typically flat, a bit frizzy.||have well-styled hair. If the subject is a woman, it may be significantly longer than it was in the before picture, or even [[EveryoneLovesBlondes dyed to a]] [[HeroesWantRedheads "sexier" color]].||

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||have unstyled un-styled hair, typically flat, a bit frizzy.||have well-styled hair. If the subject is a woman, it may be significantly longer than it was in the before picture, or even [[EveryoneLovesBlondes dyed to a]] [[HeroesWantRedheads "sexier" color]].||



||be lit in the most unflattering way possible, often with a harsh toplight or sidelight. Alternately, lit too brightly, so the color is drained.||be lit like a glamor shot. (It's amazing what a single fill-in light and a hint of backlighting can accomplish.)||

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||be lit in the most unflattering way possible, often with a harsh toplight or sidelight. Alternately, lit too brightly, so the color is drained.||be lit like a glamor shot. (It's amazing what a single fill-in light and a hint of backlighting back-lighting can accomplish.)||



||have orange, haggard, sun-damaged skin with noticeable tan lines.||have delicate, even natural skin colour.||

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||have orange, haggard, sun-damaged skin with noticeable tan lines.||have delicate, even even, natural skin colour.||



This sort of play is especially annoying to the scientifically-oriented-folks in the audience, because from a true comparison standpoint in science you would want the before and after pictures to be as close as possible - same lighting, same angle, same facial expression, same clothes. However the ad creators claim that this is CompletelyMissingThePoint because some people honestly ''do'' look at the pictures and think whatever it is being sold made this person happy and better. The scientifically-oriented folks are not really their target market anyway.

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This sort of play is especially annoying to the scientifically-oriented-folks in the audience, because because, from a true comparison standpoint in science science, you would want the before and after pictures to be as close as possible - same lighting, same angle, same facial expression, same clothes. However the ad creators claim that this is CompletelyMissingThePoint because some people honestly ''do'' look at the pictures and think whatever it is being sold made this person happy and better. The scientifically-oriented folks are not really their target market anyway.
9th Apr '17 8:47:27 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle is told by an acting coach (Boris in disguise) to change his image to appear in a movie and he holds up two pictures, a cleaned-up spiff and a dirtied-up beatnik. Boris reminds him that the spiff is the "before" picture ("You mean he looks like this on purpose?").

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* In an episode of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle is told by an acting coach (Boris in disguise) to change his image to appear in a movie and he holds up two pictures, a cleaned-up spiff and a dirtied-up beatnik. Boris reminds him that the spiff is the "before" picture ("You mean he looks like this on purpose?").
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