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8th May '16 9:53:49 AM erforce
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* Fox teased the premiere of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: The Sarah Connor Chronicles'' by randomly broadcasting a pair of red eyes on its feed during certain shows like ''Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares''. [[http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=911421 Example.]]

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* Fox teased the premiere of ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: The Sarah Connor Chronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' by randomly broadcasting a pair of red eyes on its feed during certain shows like ''Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares''. [[http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=911421 Example.]]
23rd Mar '16 11:08:14 AM nombretomado
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** Earlier than that, ''[=MST3K=]'' fans had the same demand with ComedyCentral during its run on that channel. They also managed, while the show aired on that network to stop text crawls across the bottom of the screen, ''and'' got them to stop running voice-overs during the show's credits because gags would frequently be carried over and played on top of them.

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** Earlier than that, ''[=MST3K=]'' fans had the same demand with ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral during its run on that channel. They also managed, while the show aired on that network to stop text crawls across the bottom of the screen, ''and'' got them to stop running voice-overs during the show's credits because gags would frequently be carried over and played on top of them.
19th Mar '16 5:23:54 AM twilicorn
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** There's another chapter in which, in middle of Stewie's wedding ceremony, one of this ads pops up. Spanish channel [[www.lasexta.com/ laSexta]] went on with the gag by putting a banner of its flagship humour show ''Se lo que hicisteis''. Then, the program did a sketch about the situation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMCRMJKi5k#t=34s Here's]] the full video.

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** There's another chapter in which, in middle of Stewie's wedding ceremony, one of this ads pops up. Spanish channel [[www.[[http://www.lasexta.com/ com laSexta]] went on with the gag by putting a banner of its flagship humour show ''Se lo que hicisteis''. Then, the program did a sketch about the situation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMCRMJKi5k#t=34s Here's]] the full video.
19th Mar '16 5:23:10 AM twilicorn
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** Their ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' marathon that ran the day after Thanksgiving of 2008 (which included episodes from the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes probably-will-never-be-on-DVD-due-to-music-issues fourth season]]) was also plagued by ''Ghost Hunter'' pop-ups.

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** Their ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' marathon that ran the day after Thanksgiving of 2008 (which included episodes from the fourth season, which was [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes probably-will-never-be-on-DVD-due-to-music-issues fourth season]]) unlikely to be released on DVD at the time due to music rights issues]]) was also plagued by ''Ghost Hunter'' pop-ups.



* Ads for the Creator/{{TBS}} original comedy ''The Bill Engvall Show'' have stumbled upon a way to intrude even more: Bill Engvall himself pops up and ''pauses the show you're watching'' to talk about his show. Which basically defeats the entire purpose of using pop-ups as opposed to actual commercials, as it basically creates an incredibly short commercial break at a random moment of the show. The commercial begins with Bill Engvall ''telling you how cool it is that he can pause the show you are watching''.

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* Ads for the Creator/{{TBS}} original comedy ''The Bill Engvall Show'' have stumbled upon a way to intrude even more: Bill Engvall himself pops up and ''pauses the show you're watching'' to talk about his show. Which basically This is an especially {{egregious}} example because it defeats the entire purpose of using pop-ups as opposed to actual commercials, as it basically creates an incredibly short commercial break at a random moment of the show. The Even more hilariously, the commercial begins with Bill Engvall ''telling you how cool it is that he can pause the show you are watching''.



** Nick promoted ''Nick Studio 10'' by having it '''''interrupt shows to show a random piece of footage.''''' Naturally, this led to the block getting a LOT of backlash. They also did the same to promote other shows like ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' by having a promo cut in immediately after a show's intro is finished.

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** Nick promoted ''Nick Studio 10'' by having it '''''interrupt shows to show a random piece of footage.''''' Naturally, this led to the block getting a LOT of backlash.backlash and a swift cancellation. They also did the same to promote other shows like ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' by having a promo cut in immediately after a show's intro is finished.



** There's another chapter in which, in middle of Stewie's wedding ceremony, one of this ads pops up. Spanish channel LaSexta went on with the gag by putting a banner of its flagship humour show ''Se lo que hicisteis''. Then, the program did a sketch about the situation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMCRMJKi5k#t=34s Here's]] the full video.

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** There's another chapter in which, in middle of Stewie's wedding ceremony, one of this ads pops up. Spanish channel LaSexta [[www.lasexta.com/ laSexta]] went on with the gag by putting a banner of its flagship humour show ''Se lo que hicisteis''. Then, the program did a sketch about the situation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASMCRMJKi5k#t=34s Here's]] the full video.
18th Mar '16 9:57:26 PM Hossmeister
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28th Feb '16 10:05:32 AM TairaMai
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* Early in TheNineties, [[{{Creator/DiscoveryChannel}} The Discovery Channel]] used to have an ''annoying'' pop-up promoting their website: a "bing!" sound, a pop-up and a "mouse double click" sound promoting the web links to which ever program you were watching. After a few months (and viewer complaints) this went away as the novelty of the web wore off.
15th Jan '16 6:26:36 AM Anddrix
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These ads are typically not for products, but for the network's programming. Often, they advertise what show is on next or later that day on the same channel. Sometimes, it can be a commercial popup indicating [[ViewersAreMorons what show you are watching and what network you are watching it on]]. Occasionally the network will even go so far as to slap a big "NEW EPISODE" graphic in the corner of the screen for the duration of that episode's first broadcast ([[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vrwdfggZJcE/UsiB_OnHLxI/AAAAAAAAMHY/EIauBqS4dYY/s1600/Capture.PNG example]]). The stations justify this because some people [=DVR=] and record shows--this is also how the networks can remind people who are watching a pirated program where the program originated from, and ensure pirates at least buy the DVD to pirate from.

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These ads are typically not for products, but for the network's programming. Often, they advertise what show is on next or later that day on the same channel. Sometimes, it can be a commercial popup indicating [[ViewersAreMorons what show you are watching and what network you are watching it on]].on. Occasionally the network will even go so far as to slap a big "NEW EPISODE" graphic in the corner of the screen for the duration of that episode's first broadcast ([[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vrwdfggZJcE/UsiB_OnHLxI/AAAAAAAAMHY/EIauBqS4dYY/s1600/Capture.PNG example]]). The stations justify this because some people [=DVR=] and record shows--this is also how the networks can remind people who are watching a pirated program where the program originated from, and ensure pirates at least buy the DVD to pirate from.
13th Jan '16 10:04:33 PM jormis29
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* A VH-1 advertisement for some show called ''Scream Queens''. The ad manifests itself as a high-pitched scream during an otherwise quiet moment in a show.

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* A VH-1 advertisement for some show called ''Scream Queens''.''Series/{{Scream Queens|2008}}''. The ad manifests itself as a high-pitched scream during an otherwise quiet moment in a show.
1st Jan '16 8:26:03 PM eyebones
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->''"Recently, I [[PromotedFanboy achieved my lifelong ambition]]: I appeared on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Yes, I secured the prestigious role of '[[SelfDeprecation Man Ruining the End of the Episode]]'."''
-->-- '''[[Series/TheGrahamNortonShow Graham Norton]]'''

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->''"Recently, I [[PromotedFanboy achieved my lifelong ambition]]: I appeared on ''Series/DoctorWho''. Yes, I secured the prestigious role of '[[SelfDeprecation Man Ruining the End of the Episode]]'."''
-->-- '''[[Series/TheGrahamNortonShow Graham Norton]]'''
15th Dec '15 12:10:02 PM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[MoodDissonance Way to keep the mood there]], WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[MoodDissonance [[caption-width-right:319:[[MoodDissonance Way to keep the mood there]], WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}}.]]
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