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2nd Feb '18 9:17:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* A series of Mentos (The Freshmaker!) commercials had the protagonist trying to navigate obstacles to get to his love interest, and he usually comes up with a clever, lateral-thinking solution after popping one of the advertised mints.
* While not ''exactly'' this trope, {{Popeye}} is credited with saving the Spinach-growing industry in the 1930s by his constant consumption of it as a PowerUpFood.

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* A series of Mentos (The Freshmaker!) commercials had has the protagonist trying to navigate obstacles to get to his love interest, and he usually comes up faced with a clever, lateral-thinking solution after some conundrum. After popping one of the advertised mints, the character is suddenly inspired by a clever, later-thinking solution to the problem. Noticing the amazement of a bystander, the protagonist triumphantly holds the pack of Mentos aloft, as if giving all credit to the mints.
* While not ''exactly'' this trope, {{Popeye}} is credited with saving the Spinach-growing industry in the 1930s by his constant consumption {{Popeye}}'s use of it spinach as a PowerUpFood.PowerUpFood was wisely incorporated into the real marketing of spinach for home consumption.



* "Why does [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Powdered Toast]] give you sooooo much energy? Because it comes in a can, stupid!"
** It turns out that powdered toast can not actually give kids the power to fly, despite having Vitamin F.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': "Why does [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Powdered Toast]] Toast give you sooooo much energy? Because it comes in a can, stupid!"
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stupid!" It turns out that powdered toast can not actually give kids the power to fly, despite having Vitamin F.
2nd Feb '18 9:10:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[SelfExplanatory Red Bull give you WIIIINGS!]]
** Actually, it helps to temporarily restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness.

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* [[SelfExplanatory Animated advertisements for Red Bull give say that it "gives you WIIIINGS!]]
** Actually, it helps
wings" and show people growing literal bird wings on their back. It's supposed to temporarily restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness.be a metaphor for giving you energy and alertness.



* Many classic adverts for Guinness show people who just drank the alcoholic beverage in question performing feats of incredible strength. This includes carrying around steel girders and pulling horses in carts.

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* Many classic adverts for Guinness show people who just drank the alcoholic beverage in question performing feats of incredible strength. This includes carrying around steel girders and pulling horses in carts. The tagline is usually "Guinness for Strength."



* The old Irn Bru ads with the slogan "Barr's Irn Bru, made in Scotland from girders" showed people aquiring super-strength and invulnerability from the drink.
** A similar theme occurs in the "Guinness For Strength" ads.
* One New Zealand popsicle commercial implied that teenage Space Marines could POWER UP THEIR SHIP by eating a specific kind of popsicle.

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* The old Irn Bru ads with the slogan "Barr's Irn Bru, made in Scotland from girders" showed people aquiring acquiring super-strength and invulnerability from the drink.
** A similar theme occurs in the "Guinness For Strength" ads.
* One New Zealand popsicle commercial implied that teenage Space Marines could POWER UP THEIR SHIP power up their ship by eating a specific kind of popsicle.



* Subverted in a Sprite ad. A boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, (paraphrasing) "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues And he falls on his face. "...practice."]]

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* Subverted in a line of Sprite ad. A ads showing that Sprite won't give you special powers. It just quenches your thirst. In one ad, a boy drinks Sprite on a basketball court and then tries to dunk while a voicover says, (paraphrasing) says, "If you want to play like the NBA stars..." [[RealityEnsues And and he falls on his face. face]], "...practice."]]"



** Well, if Spider-Man can foil criminals through the strategic use of Twinkies...



* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a StealthParody of horror and 80s buddy action series, features a set of demonically possessed bagpipes that strip the protagonist of his trousers and make his legs glow orange, in a [[NightmareRetardant dark parody]] on the Ready Brek/porridge commercials. MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.

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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a StealthParody of horror and 80s buddy action series, features a set of demonically possessed bagpipes that strip the protagonist of his trousers and make his legs glow orange, in a [[NightmareRetardant dark parody]] on the Ready Brek/porridge commercials. MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
24th Sep '17 3:30:13 PM nombretomado
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** Super Bear's monstrous nature was used to devastating effect in the webcomic ''BreakfastOfTheGods''

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** Super Bear's monstrous nature was used to devastating effect in the webcomic ''BreakfastOfTheGods''''Webcomic/BreakfastOfTheGods''
25th Aug '17 6:09:30 AM CosmicFerret
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* Lightspeed energy bars were a running gag on WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague since TheFlash did a commercial for them. In it, he is fighting the Rogues and his speed runs out until a kid on a skateboard throws him a Lightspeed bar. In a later episode, Deadshot smuggles a ceramic gun onto the JLA watchtower by hiding the parts in Lightspeed wrappers.

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* Lightspeed energy bars were a running gag on WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague since TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash did a commercial for them. In it, he is fighting the Rogues and his speed runs out until a kid on a skateboard throws him a Lightspeed bar. In a later episode, Deadshot smuggles a ceramic gun onto the JLA watchtower by hiding the parts in Lightspeed wrappers.
30th Jul '17 5:01:13 PM Unicorndance
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* ''WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks'' parodies this trope twice.
** The first time is in the episode "Oh No!", where Granny Flo's alphabet soup company is in danger of going out of business, which would be bad news as the alphabet soup is what makes [[TalkingAnimal Martha]] the dog talk. Granny Flo decides to make an ad in which she states that the soup makes dogs talk and Martha agrees, but Helen disallows this because that would be lying as the soup only works on Martha. [[spoiler: In the end, Granny Flo still says the line about it making dogs talk, but Martha just barks.]]
** The second time is in "Bye Bye, Burger Boy", in which the restaurant that the main characters like (Burger Boy) is in danger of closing down due to the popularity of Big Burgertorium, another restaurant which the characters [[DoesNotLikeSpam don't like the burgers of]], [[CloudCuckooLander TD]] suggests making an ad which stars him as a very weak boy until he eats a burger from Burger Boy and develops superpowers, but Helen disallows this as that would be lying.



20th Jul '17 8:18:42 AM jccw227
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* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' does a parody of the Frosted Flakes commercials of the 80s, where a kid will eat the cereal and win some competition, with a cereal called "Tuffy Flakes", and a girl trying to play against two bullies in a street hockey game. But because she ate [[AdjacentToThisCompleteBreakfast sugarcoated cereal]] before the game, her energy gets zapped and she ends up losing.
9th Apr '17 8:50:16 AM nombretomado
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** [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]] was a spokescharacter, touting the cereal's benefits in a series of poetry-reading ads. As 'Casey At The Bat', he still strikes out, and is chased by an angry mob, but:

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** [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle]] was a spokescharacter, touting the cereal's benefits in a series of poetry-reading ads. As 'Casey At The Bat', he still strikes out, and is chased by an angry mob, but:
13th Dec '16 5:17:26 PM Doug86
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Mintberry CRUUUNCH!!" Only the power of mint and berry combined can defeat [[CthulhuMythos the Dark One]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': "Mintberry CRUUUNCH!!" Only the power of mint and berry combined can defeat [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos the Dark One]].
11th Nov '16 1:31:35 PM DustSnitch
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* In the 1940s, Creator/DCComics had a series of one-page ads featuring [[http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartoon-cops-battle-bears-with-power-of.html Pepsi The Pepsi-Cola Cop]], which was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a police officer overcomes problems by drinking a bottle of Pepsi and becoming an instant {{Badass}}.

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* In the 1940s, Creator/DCComics had a series of one-page ads featuring [[http://cartoonsnap.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartoon-cops-battle-bears-with-power-of.html Pepsi The Pepsi-Cola Cop]], which was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: a police officer overcomes problems by drinking a bottle of Pepsi and becoming an instant {{Badass}}.badass.
7th Nov '16 10:16:18 PM Unicorndance
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* She only does it the once, but the titular dog from ''MarthaSpeaks'' was able to talk after eating a bowl of alphabet soup.
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