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20th Feb '17 11:00:34 PM Anddrix
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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' comic (also by Mantlo) also outlasted the toy line that inspired it by several years. The character Bug, very loosely based on the Galactic Warrior action figure, is still around in Marvel's ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, since he's different enough from the toy that inspired him that Marvel can claim to own him outright.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' comic (also by Mantlo) also outlasted the toy line that inspired it by several years. The character Bug, very loosely based on the Galactic Warrior action figure, is still around in Marvel's ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, since he's different enough from the toy that inspired him that Marvel can claim to own him outright.
2nd Feb '17 2:04:20 PM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}''', "[[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/nes/basedoncrap05.htm The 10 Worst Ideas to Make Nintendo Games About]]"

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-->--'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}''', -->-- '''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}''', "[[http://www.seanbaby.com/nes/nes/basedoncrap05.htm The 10 Worst Ideas to Make Nintendo Games About]]"
7th Jan '17 2:39:25 AM DeepRed
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* ''"Mamma-mia, that's-a-spicy meatball!" is from an Alka-Seltzer ad masquerading as a pasta sauce ad.

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* ''"Mamma-mia, that's-a-spicy meatball!" is from an Alka-Seltzer ad [[ShowWithinAShow masquerading as a pasta sauce ad.ad]].
27th Dec '16 7:57:09 AM twilicorn
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* "Where's the beef?" Such a simple ad would never fly at the [[SuperBowlSpecial Super Bowl nowadays]], but back when the "Fluffy Bun" ad aired, it was a breakaway success, the little old lady who delivered the line became a minor celebrity, and the line became symbolic of something that had no "meat" to it, whether figuratively or literally; it even got mentioned in the 1984 US Presidential campaign. Now, which restaurant chain was it an ad for? (Wendy's.)

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* "Where's the beef?" [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny Such a simple ad would never fly at the the]] [[SuperBowlSpecial Super Bowl nowadays]], but back when the "Fluffy Bun" ad aired, it was a breakaway success, the little old lady who delivered the line became a minor celebrity, and the line became symbolic of something that had no "meat" to it, whether figuratively or literally; it even got mentioned in the 1984 US Presidential campaign. Now, which restaurant chain was it an ad for? (Wendy's.)
27th Dec '16 7:53:53 AM twilicorn
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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 then briefly bringing it back nine years later as a tie-in for [[Film/{{Ghostbusters2016 the rebooted film]].

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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 then briefly bringing it back nine years later as a tie-in for [[Film/{{Ghostbusters2016 [[Film/{{Ghostbusters2016}} the rebooted film]].
27th Dec '16 7:53:25 AM twilicorn
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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 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 restaurant is, however, restaurant, which is still there right outside the front gate.



* In 1991, there was a dancing doll called My Pretty Ballerina. The doll was only around for a year or so and then discontinued. However, a children's picture book, ''Saturday Is Ballet Day,'' about a pair of friends [[SaltAndPepper (a black girl and a white girl)]] learning to ballet dance, was published to merchandise it. The book is charming, and has been continuously in print for almost twenty years, complete with the doll's logo on the cover.
* 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. It's being resurrected as a tie-in to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.

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* In 1991, there was a dancing doll called My Pretty Ballerina. The doll was only around for a year or so and then discontinued. However, a children's picture book, ''Saturday Is Ballet Day,'' about a pair of friends [[SaltAndPepper (a black girl and a white girl)]] learning to ballet dance, was published to merchandise it. The book is charming, and has been continuously in print for almost twenty years, over two decades, complete with the doll's logo on the cover.
* 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. It's being resurrected 2007 and then briefly bringing it back nine years later as a tie-in to for [[Film/{{Ghostbusters2016 the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot.rebooted film]].
19th Dec '16 9:09:22 PM thelivingtoad
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* Pets.com: Their hand puppet's appeal infamously outlasted the lifespan of their company (which admittedly wasn't that long to begin with) and now shills for cheap car loans.

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* Pets.com: Their hand puppet's appeal infamously outlasted the lifespan of their company (which admittedly wasn't that long to begin with) and now shills for cheap car loans. He's also no longer voiced his original puppeteer, comedian [[Series/TheState Michael Ian Black]], who has found [[Series/{{Ed}} better things]] [[Series/StellaUs to do with]] [[Film/WetHotAmericanSummer his time]].
28th Aug '16 5:58:13 PM peeposaurus
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* Colonel Harlan Sanders 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 show them off. People didn't want the pressure fryers, but they did like his chicken, and thus, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.

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* Colonel Harlan Sanders turned his unsuccessful gas station into restaurant after motorists became interested in the small smell of his wife's cooking. Though the restaurant failed, he got into business selling pressure fryers, frying chicken to show them off. People didn't want the pressure fryers, but they did like his chicken, and thus, UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken was born.
28th Aug '16 5:56:41 PM peeposaurus
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* "Boom De Ya Da": The Discovery Channel commercials with stars of the channel's various shows musing how they love various features of the world. Borderline, as it hasn't yet stood the test of time, but it seems quite popular to make parodies (such as on Website/YouTube - partly fueled by an official Discovery Channel contest). While it's clearly an ad, it also seems made more to invoke a sense of general wonder as anything.
27th Aug '16 8:06:32 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' comic (also by Mantlo) also outlasted the toy line that inspired it by several years. The character Bug, very loosely based on the Galactic Warrior action figure, is still around in Marvel's ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, since he's different enough from the toy that inspired him that Marvel can claim to own him outright.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' comic (also by Mantlo) also outlasted the toy line that inspired it by several years. The character Bug, very loosely based on the Galactic Warrior action figure, is still around in Marvel's ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' title, since he's different enough from the toy that inspired him that Marvel can claim to own him outright.
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