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11th May '16 3:08:34 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Note that the ''music'' wasn't created for the commercial (the tune and the "Boom De Ya Da" chorus are from a popular campfire song), just the lyrics to the verses; the song ''has'' [[OlderThanTheyThink "stood the test of time."]]



** But those twenty people who DO remember it [[EarWorm could not get the jingle out of their head with a shotgun.]]



** The fact that the slogan got so broken away from the company is a major reason why Wendy's decided to bring it back in new ads for 2011.



** Although this one is arguably a bit easier to identify for anyone who remembers anything beyond the first line of lyrics, since the second line is "I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company."
*** The line (which is the ''fourth'' line) is changed to "I'd like to hold it in my arms"
*** The song has probably been redeemed with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDXHEBvhU8Y this]] recent commercial that airs during NASCAR events.
* The "Da Da Da" song by Trio may not have originated in a 1990's Volkswagen ad, but that's certainly what popularized it in the U.S.

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** Although this one is arguably a bit easier to identify for anyone who remembers anything beyond the first line of lyrics, since the second line is "I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company."
*** The line (which is the ''fourth'' line) is changed to "I'd like to hold it in my arms"
*** The song has probably been redeemed with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDXHEBvhU8Y this]] recent commercial that airs during NASCAR events.
* The "Da Da Da" song by Trio may not have originated in a 1990's 1990s Volkswagen ad, but that's certainly what popularized it in the U.S.



* ''Yo! Noid'', ''Cool Spot'', ''M.C. Kids'', and a host of other video games made from mascots. [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Surprisingly, some of them are actually pretty good.]]
** ''Yo! Noid'', interestingly enough, is only a halfway example - it was a [[DolledUpInstallment heavily localized version]] of a Japanese game, ''Masked Ninja Hanamaru'', which had absolutely nothing to do with Domino's Pizza (or pizza in general, for that matter).

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* ''Yo! Noid'', ''Cool Spot'', created during Domino's "Avoid the Noid" ad campaign, was a [[DolledUpInstallment heavily localized version]] of a Japanese game, ''Masked Ninja Hanamaru'', which had absolutely nothing to do with Domino's Pizza (or pizza in general, for that matter).
* ''VideoGame/CoolSpot'', a platformer based on a fairly successful series of 7-UP commercials in which anthropomorphized red spots from cans would run around while their owner is asleep.
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''M.C. Kids'', and a host of other video games made from mascots. [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Surprisingly, some of them are actually pretty good.]]
** ''Yo! Noid'', interestingly enough, is only a halfway example - it was a [[DolledUpInstallment heavily localized version]] of a Japanese game, ''Masked Ninja Hanamaru'', which had absolutely nothing to do with Domino's Pizza (or pizza in general, for that matter).
Kids''



* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon.
** This could also be said for WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who lives on as the mascot for Ride/UniversalStudios.

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* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon.
** This could also be said for WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who lives on as the mascot for Ride/UniversalStudios.



* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried chicken to help sell pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, but the guests would pay to have his chicken. And thus, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.
** Specifically, he had invented the pressure fryer, which allowed chicken to be fried far faster than pan frying. He used it at his own restaurant, but when he tried to sell it, people weren't sure what to do with it. He ended up adding his own cooking methods to the package, creating a franchise system.
** Sanders actually started by buying a gas station and trying to sell gas. After one of his customers smelled his wife's cooking coming from the back he turned the unsuccessful gas station into a restaurant. Though the restaurant ultimately failed after some years it's what got Sanders started in cooking.

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* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried turned his unsuccessful gas station into restaurant after motorists became interested in the small of his wife's cooking. Though the restaurant failed, he got into business selling pressure fryers, frying chicken to help sell show them off. People didn't want the pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, fryers, but the guests would pay to have they did like his chicken. And chicken, and thus, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.
** Specifically, he had invented the pressure fryer, which allowed chicken to be fried far faster than pan frying. He used it at his own restaurant, but when he tried to sell it, people weren't sure what to do with it. He ended up adding his own cooking methods to the package, creating a franchise system.
** Sanders actually started by buying a gas station and trying to sell gas. After one of his customers smelled his wife's cooking coming from the back he turned the unsuccessful gas station into a restaurant. Though the restaurant ultimately failed after some years it's what got Sanders started in cooking.
born.



* Knott's Berry Farm was originally a berry stand beside a family farm. After the berry stand grew into a popular restaurant, the owners began building a "ghost town" and other attractions to amuse customers while they waited for a table. As the attractions blossomed into an amusement park, the family began charging admission. The park now rivals nearby Disneyland and has completely overwhelmed the original restaurant. (The restaurant is, however, still there right outside the front gate.)

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* Knott's Berry Farm was originally a berry stand beside a family farm. After the berry stand grew into a popular restaurant, the owners began building a "ghost town" and other attractions to amuse customers while they waited for a table. As the attractions blossomed into an amusement park, the family began charging admission. The park now rivals nearby Disneyland and has completely overwhelmed the original restaurant. (The The restaurant is, however, still there right outside the front gate.) gate.



* Hi-C's "Ecto-Cooler" flavor was produced to promote the TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. The stuff tasted good, and Hi-C kept producing it for years after the show ended, complete with Slimer on the label. They eventually removed him and changed the name to Shoutin' Orange Tangergreen, then Crazy Citrus Cooler, before discontinuing the flavor completely in 2007.
** And it's being resurrected as a tie-in to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.

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* Hi-C's "Ecto-Cooler" flavor was produced to promote the TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. The stuff tasted good, and Hi-C kept producing it for years after the show ended, complete with Slimer on the label. They eventually removed him and changed the name to Shoutin' Orange Tangergreen, then Crazy Citrus Cooler, before discontinuing the flavor completely in 2007.
** And it's
2007. It's being resurrected as a tie-in to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.
11th May '16 2:56:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''"Mamma-mia, that's-a-spicy meatball!". People thought it was for sauce. It was for Alka-Seltzer.
** Given that the ad was about rehearsals for a sauce commercial, this is apparently a case of the tail wagging the dog.

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* ''"Mamma-mia, that's-a-spicy meatball!". People thought it was for sauce. It was for Alka-Seltzer.
** Given that the
meatball!" is from an Alka-Seltzer ad was about rehearsals for masquerading as a pasta sauce commercial, this is apparently a case of the tail wagging the dog.ad.
1st May '16 10:44:15 PM HeadacheJohn
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** And it's being resurrected as a tie-in to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.
7th Feb '16 8:23:26 PM nombretomado
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* The PlayStation2 game ''FantaVision'' was originally developed as a tech demo to showcase the capabilities of the new hardware, but proved to be popular enough that a consumer version was released as a reasonably successful launch title for the system.

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* The PlayStation2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''FantaVision'' was originally developed as a tech demo to showcase the capabilities of the new hardware, but proved to be popular enough that a consumer version was released as a reasonably successful launch title for the system.
7th Jan '16 10:56:28 AM StFan
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* The bizarre [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] ''{{Monty}}'' started out as ''Robotman,'' and was made to promote a children's doll.

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* The bizarre [[NewspaperComics comic strip]] ''{{Monty}}'' ''ComicStrip/RobotmanAndMonty'' started out as ''Robotman,'' ''Robotman'' and was made to promote a children's doll.
15th Nov '15 11:20:41 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/MarvelComics's ''RomSpaceknight'' by Creator/BillMantlo was a licensed comic based on a toy. The toy was a commercial failure, but the comic was successful and lasted for years. Unfortunately, ROM himself and all the other elements which came directly from the toyline are now in licensing limbo. The supporting details and setting that Marvel created themselves for his series, however, still appear in other Marvel works.

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* Creator/MarvelComics's ''RomSpaceknight'' ''ComicBook/RomSpaceknight'' by Creator/BillMantlo was a licensed comic based on a toy. The toy was a commercial failure, but the comic was successful and lasted for years. Unfortunately, ROM himself and all the other elements which came directly from the toyline are now in licensing limbo. The supporting details and setting that Marvel created themselves for his series, however, still appear in other Marvel works.
19th Sep '15 4:53:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' was originally just a tech demo for the GameCube, but was eventually made into a game.

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* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'' was originally just a tech demo for the GameCube, [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]], but was eventually made into a game.
10th Sep '15 2:42:51 PM sinesofinsanity
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* "It's X o'clock, do you know where your children are?" was originally a PSA played on late night TV to warn parents of the dangers of teenage drinking. Now it's more likely to be a joke said in the middle of the day.
19th Aug '15 3:36:47 PM twilicorn
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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and didn't even last a full season.

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* ''Cavemen'', ''Series/{{Cavemen}}'', the Creator/{{ABC}} TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and Needless to say, it didn't even translate well to the sitcom format and not only failed critically, but was marred by the 2007 writers' strike and failed to last a full season.



* BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon.

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* BettyBoop WesternAnimation/BettyBoop started out as a series of cartoon shorts in the 30's and 40's, and now exists only on merchandise such as girls' t-shirts. That's not mentioning slogans such as "Girl Power!" that have nothing to do with the original cartoon.
** This could also be said for WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker, who lives on as the mascot for Ride/UniversalStudios.



* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried chicken to help sell pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, but the guests would pay to have his chicken. And thus, Kentucky Fried Chicken was born.

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* Colonel Harlan Sanders originally fried chicken to help sell pressure cookers, as a way of showing what they're capable of. He couldn't sell those pressure cookers, but the guests would pay to have his chicken. And thus, Kentucky Fried Chicken UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.
16th Aug '15 12:02:29 AM KingLyger
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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It didn't last.
* Five years before ''Cavemen'', ''Series/BabyBob'' was a sitcom based on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Baby Bob]], a baby who talked like a 40 year old in ads for freeinternet.com (now defunct) and later Quiznos.

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* ''Cavemen'', the TV Series, derived from the Advertising/{{GEICO}} Cavemen advertisements. It was ruthlessly panned, and didn't last.
even last a full season.
* Five years before ''Cavemen'', ''Series/BabyBob'' ''Baby Bob'' was a sitcom based on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Baby Bob]], a baby who talked like a 40 year old in ads for freeinternet.com (now defunct) and later Quiznos.



* The noted Jim Varney character ErnestPWorrell was originally created as an all-purpose advertising mascot in Nashville. Then he [[Film/ErnestGoesToCamp went to camp]] and [[Film/ErnestSavesChristmas saved Christmas]] and people took notice.

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* The noted Jim Varney character ErnestPWorrell was originally created as an all-purpose advertising mascot in Nashville. Then he [[Film/ErnestGoesToCamp went to camp]] and [[Film/ErnestSavesChristmas saved Christmas]] Christmas]], and people took notice.
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