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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?").
12th Dec '16 2:59:38 PM AlexBruce
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* Make-over show ''Ten Years Younger'' had a variation where the start of the show involved showing members of the public a photo of the subject and having them guess how old they were. They would then do the same again after the make-over, except this time they would actually take the subject out in person. Naturally, people would be far less harsh and guess a lower age when the person was ''stood right in front of them''.
22nd Jun '16 6:26:06 AM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock was known for making a [[CreatorCameo cameo]] appearance in each of his films. His 1944 film ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'', however, posed a challenge: the entire story took place on a small lifeboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, so there was no logical or natural way for Hitch to pop up...until somebody hit on the brilliant idea of having him appear in a [[http://the.hitchcock.zone/files/gallery/org/6785.jpg fake newspaper ad]] for a fictional weight-loss drug called "Reduco".

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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock was known for making a [[CreatorCameo cameo]] appearance in each of his films. His 1944 film ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'', however, posed a challenge: the entire story took place on a small lifeboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, so there was no logical or natural way for Hitch to pop up...until somebody hit on the brilliant idea of having him appear in a [[http://the.hitchcock.zone/files/gallery/org/6785.jpg fake newspaper ad]] for a fictional weight-loss drug called "Reduco"."Reduco", complete with before-and-after pictures.
22nd Jun '16 6:25:17 AM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock was known for making a [[CreatorCameo cameo]] appearance in each of his films. His 1944 film ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'', however, posed a challenge: the entire story took place on a small lifeboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, so there was no logical or natural way for Hitch to pop up...until somebody hit on the brilliant idea of having him appear in a [[http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/hitchcock-cameos/Lifeboat.jpg fake newspaper ad]] for a fictional weight-loss drug called "Reduco".

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* Creator/AlfredHitchcock was known for making a [[CreatorCameo cameo]] appearance in each of his films. His 1944 film ''Film/{{Lifeboat}}'', however, posed a challenge: the entire story took place on a small lifeboat adrift in the middle of the Atlantic, so there was no logical or natural way for Hitch to pop up...until somebody hit on the brilliant idea of having him appear in a [[http://www.empireonline.com/images/features/hitchcock-cameos/Lifeboat.[[http://the.hitchcock.zone/files/gallery/org/6785.jpg fake newspaper ad]] for a fictional weight-loss drug called "Reduco".
21st Jan '16 6:45:30 AM Omeganian
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* Newspaper advertisement: "Needed: a pair of twin sisters with a large difference in weight for the purpose of advertising a new diet".
15th Jan '16 5:04:59 AM Anddrix
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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 [[ViewersAreMorons their target market]] anyway.

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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 [[ViewersAreMorons their target market]] market anyway.
9th Jan '16 10:24:17 AM nombretomado
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* In an early episode of ''SpongeBobSquarePants,'' SpongeBob is watching a commercial for a product called Anchor Arms. (Rubber gloves that could be inflated to give the appearance of big muscles.) The shark in the commercial is pretty ripped, but he holds up a picture of a [[GeekPhysique skinny]] {{Nerd}}y shark, saying he used to look like that. (It's heavily implied that the nerdy shark in the picture is actually a different shark than the one hawking the product.)

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* In an early episode of ''SpongeBobSquarePants,'' SpongeBob ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants,'' [=SpongeBob=] is watching a commercial for a product called Anchor Arms. (Rubber gloves that could be inflated to give the appearance of big muscles.) The shark in the commercial is pretty ripped, but he holds up a picture of a [[GeekPhysique skinny]] {{Nerd}}y shark, saying he used to look like that. (It's heavily implied that the nerdy shark in the picture is actually a different shark than the one hawking the product.)
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