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16th Sep '17 8:00:32 AM mimitchi33
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** At the beginning MerchandiseDriven shows aired on Japanese channels, a text ad for the interactive feature ''Kids Data'' pops up on screen. This feature allows children watching the show to answer trivia questions about it or play a game with one of the characters, as was the case with the most recent ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series.



** To plug ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Nickelodeon had these with Jimmy coming up and doing a short as one of these bugs. They diverted the attention from the show to this kids doing experiments anywhere on the screen at any time. He did stuff like modifying the original bug at first, but it grew more clever. During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the kid came in, hit a button, and for several seconds the episode turned into [[http://nickelodeonhistory.tumblr.com/post/163505682607 a puppet show version of itself]]. There were also bugs where they replaced large segments of the show with a bunch of random clips from all of their other shows. However, unlike the puppets, it replaced an actual part of the episode, and often times, the punchline of the show's best joke.

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** To plug ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Nickelodeon had these with Jimmy coming up and doing a short as one of these bugs. They diverted the attention from the show to this kids Jimmy doing experiments anywhere on the screen at any time. He did stuff like modifying the original bug at first, but it grew more clever. During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the kid came in, hit a button, and for several seconds the episode turned into [[http://nickelodeonhistory.tumblr.com/post/163505682607 a puppet show version of itself]]. There were also bugs where they replaced large segments of the show with a bunch of random clips from all of their other shows. However, unlike the puppets, it replaced an actual part of the episode, and often times, the punchline of the show's best joke.
15th Sep '17 12:06:53 AM Lirodon
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*Invoked on ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' when the stars of the series ''Series/SchittsCreek'' were guests. Supposedly, the censors only let them mention the name of the show on-air if a pop-ad appeared ("Schitt's Creek -- Wednesdays on Pop") after each time it was mentioned. Of course [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar they proceeded to do so]] '''[[RunningGag a lot.]]'''
2nd Sep '17 12:02:05 PM Assassin-sensei
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* There is the incident with the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. The credits [[TheStinger incuded]] a humorous dialogue between [[spoiler:Megatron and Starscream's head, floating about stranded in an unidentified region of space]]. But ''both'' of the original English-language airings (first YTV, then Creator/CartoonNetwork shortly afterward) dubbed over that dialogue with interstitials, promting mass rage within the ''Transformers'' fandom (or at least those who appreciate ''Animated'').

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* There is the incident with the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. The credits [[TheStinger incuded]] a humorous dialogue between [[spoiler:Megatron and Starscream's head, floating about stranded in an unidentified region of space]]. But ''both'' of the original English-language airings (first YTV, then Creator/CartoonNetwork shortly afterward) dubbed over that dialogue with interstitials, promting promoting mass rage within the ''Transformers'' fandom (or at least those who appreciate ''Animated'').



* On Easter weekend of 2017, there was an event called the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Easter Egg Hunt'' on Cartoon Network, where they hid colored eggs throughout the episodes and viewers had to find them. If they named the correct episode and scene the egg appeared in, they would be eligible for a chance to win exclusive Cartoon Network merchandise.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'':
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On Easter weekend of 2017, there was an event called the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo ''Teen Titans Go Easter Egg Hunt'' on Cartoon Network, where they hid colored eggs throughout the episodes and viewers had to find them. If they named the correct episode and scene the egg appeared in, they would be eligible for a chance to win exclusive Cartoon Network merchandise.merchandise.
** Labor Day weekend of 2017 had promo cards pop up in the corner advertising the special Labor Day episode, which also include the Titans interrupting the show with a sound byte yelling ''"Labor Day!"''.
28th Jul '17 11:50:17 AM twilicorn
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* A VH-1 advertisement for some show called ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2008}}''. 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 ''Series/{{Scream Queens|2008}}''. The ad Queens 2008}}'' manifests itself as a high-pitched scream during an otherwise quiet moment in a show.



** This also happens in the United States, too, usually for severe weather warnings. For instance, on one Creator/{{qubo}} airing of the ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales [=VeggieTales=]]]'' episode "A Snoodle's Tale" in the Tri-State/New York City area, a red banner with a severe thunderstorm warning popped up.

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** This also happens in the United States, too, usually for severe weather warnings. For instance, on one Creator/{{qubo}} airing recording of the ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales [=VeggieTales=]]]'' episode "A Snoodle's Tale" in the Tri-State/New York City area, a red banner with a severe thunderstorm warning popped up.



** To plug ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Nickelodeon had these with Jimmy coming up and doing a short as one of these bugs. They diverted the attention from the show to this kids doing experiments anywhere on the screen at any time. He did stuff like modifying the original bug at first, but it grew more clever. During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the kid came in, hit a button, and the whole episode was replaced by a puppet show version of itself. There were also bugs where they replaced large segments of the show with a bunch of random clips from all of their other shows. However, unlike the puppets, it replaced an actual part of the episode, and often times, the punchline of the show's best joke.

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** To plug ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Nickelodeon had these with Jimmy coming up and doing a short as one of these bugs. They diverted the attention from the show to this kids doing experiments anywhere on the screen at any time. He did stuff like modifying the original bug at first, but it grew more clever. During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the kid came in, hit a button, and for several seconds the whole episode was replaced by turned into [[http://nickelodeonhistory.tumblr.com/post/163505682607 a puppet show version of itself.itself]]. There were also bugs where they replaced large segments of the show with a bunch of random clips from all of their other shows. However, unlike the puppets, it replaced an actual part of the episode, and often times, the punchline of the show's best joke.



* Similar to the ''Rugrats'' example, Family in Canada had one around 2004 for a back to school-themed contest where a "BTS" bug would appear at a random point in the show. You could be entered for a contest if you correctly named the show and episode that it appeared in.
** YTV did the same about a year earlier but with a different colored Fruit Loop rolling by (the contest was sponsored by Kelloggs).



* In the first airing of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E6AndTheWinnerIs "And the Winner Is..."]], a bug of WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} laughing shows up just as Korra is shown falling. It's even become a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/inappropriate-timing-spongebob-banner meme]].

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* In the first airing of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode [[Recap/TheLegendOfKorraS1E6AndTheWinnerIs "And the Winner Is..."]], a bug of WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob|SquarePants}} laughing shows up just as Korra is shown falling.falling, making it look like he was laughing at her misery. It's even become a [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/inappropriate-timing-spongebob-banner meme]].meme]] where [=SpongeBob=] laughs at other sad moments in movies and TV shows.



* On Easter weekend of 2017, there was an event called the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Easter Egg Hunt'' on Cartoon Network, where viewers had to find Easter eggs during the episodes. If they named the correct episode and scene the egg appeared in, they would be eligble for a chance to win exclusive Cartoon Network merchandise.

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* On Easter weekend of 2017, there was an event called the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo Easter Egg Hunt'' on Cartoon Network, where they hid colored eggs throughout the episodes and viewers had to find Easter eggs during the episodes. them. If they named the correct episode and scene the egg appeared in, they would be eligble eligible for a chance to win exclusive Cartoon Network merchandise.



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* Similar to the ''Rugrats'' example, Family in Canada had one around 2004 for a back to school-themed contest where a "BTS" bug would appear at a random point in the show. You could be entered for a contest if you correctly named the show and episode that it appeared in.
** YTV did the same about a year earlier but with a different colored Fruit Loop rolling by (the contest was sponsored by Kelloggs).
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10th Jul '17 4:28:34 PM NightShade96
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-->'''Stewie:''' You and I are like t- ''(A pop-up for [[TwentyFour 24]] appears)'' Oh, I'm sorry, is my wedding interrupting your promotion? We're right in the middle of ''our'' show! Okay, right now, you have a time slot, ''go there''! Maybe finish ''this'' candy bar before opening another one! ''(The ad disappears)'' Well, at least it wasn't one of those promos where they got the whole cast shoving each other playfully like they're all good pals. ''(A pop-up for Shovin' Buddies appears)'' Oh, oh, look! There we go! Oh, look at 'em jostling each other around! Oh, they give each other a hard time, but they're friends!

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-->'''Stewie:''' You and I are like t- ''(A pop-up for [[TwentyFour [[Series/TwentyFour 24]] appears)'' Oh, I'm sorry, is my wedding interrupting your promotion? We're right in the middle of ''our'' show! Okay, right now, you have a time slot, ''go there''! Maybe finish ''this'' candy bar before opening another one! ''(The ad disappears)'' Well, at least it wasn't one of those promos where they got the whole cast shoving each other playfully like they're all good pals. ''(A pop-up for Shovin' Buddies appears)'' Oh, oh, look! There we go! Oh, look at 'em jostling each other around! Oh, they give each other a hard time, but they're friends!
25th May '17 10:47:26 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* A non-advertising example happens sometimes on Japanese networks whenever an earthquake is about to occur. First, a large pop-up showing a map of where the earthquake will happen is shown on screen along with text mentioning the affected areas, accompanied by the sound of chimes and a narrator saying "This is an early earthquake warning. Prepare for powerful tremors", which repeats twice. Sometimes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_l7x_Tes9s two of those graphics will pop up at once and cover the entire screen.]] It can be a major distraction for anyone watching whatever program is currently on.

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* A non-advertising example happens sometimes on Japanese networks whenever an earthquake is about to occur. First, a large pop-up showing a map of where the earthquake will happen is shown on screen along with text mentioning the affected areas, accompanied by the sound of chimes and a narrator saying "This is an early earthquake warning. Prepare for powerful tremors", which repeats twice. Sometimes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_l7x_Tes9s two of those graphics will pop up at once and cover the entire screen.]] It can be a major distraction for anyone watching whatever program is currently on. [[note]]This is because since the country uses the ISDB digital TV system, which allows sudden calamity warnings to occur as a safety feature for those near calamity-prone areas.[[/note]]



** TV Asahi also used to put news blurbs in their anime, until [[https://i.imgur.com/8xNnWXO.jpg one such incident]] [[MoodWhiplash drew a lot of complaints]]. It didn't help that their text font was a larger size than TV Tokyo's. It did return two years later, but such warnings are only shown on local stations carrying their programming, using a much smaller font. [[http://blog-imgs-63.fc2.com/k/u/r/kurema0711/DSC01127.jpg Here's an example]] from when Typhoon Halong [[note]]known as Jose in the Phillipenes [[/note]] hit one region of Japan.

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** TV Asahi also used to put news blurbs in their anime, until [[https://i.imgur.com/8xNnWXO.jpg one such incident]] [[MoodWhiplash drew a lot of complaints]]. It didn't help that their text font was a larger size than TV Tokyo's. It did return two years later, but such warnings are only shown on local stations carrying their programming, using a much smaller font. [[http://blog-imgs-63.fc2.com/k/u/r/kurema0711/DSC01127.jpg Here's an example]] from when Typhoon Halong [[note]]known as Jose in the Phillipenes [[/note]] Phillipines[[/note]] hit one region of Japan.
20th May '17 12:06:23 PM CosmicFerret
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* When ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' moved to USANetwork, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fi3j1TMpmI gag ad]] was created where Goren wanted to know what the hell the USA bug in the corner of the screen was. He then tried unsuccessfully to interact with it before declaring it "weird".

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* When ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' moved to USANetwork, Creator/USANetwork, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fi3j1TMpmI gag ad]] was created where Goren wanted to know what the hell the USA bug in the corner of the screen was. He then tried unsuccessfully to interact with it before declaring it "weird".



* USANetwork used to have non-transparent bugs featuring ''Series/{{Monk}}'' poking at the bug itself, but they've since switched to mostly transparent USA logos and sometimes messages that a new episode of whatever show will be starting at x time.

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* USANetwork Creator/USANetwork used to have non-transparent bugs featuring ''Series/{{Monk}}'' poking at the bug itself, but they've since switched to mostly transparent USA logos and sometimes messages that a new episode of whatever show will be starting at x time.
4th May '17 9:25:01 AM Lirodon
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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "More Crap". Whenever a particularly crass moment took place, a bug reading "Emmy Winning Series" would pop up in the corner of the screen. At the end of the episode, the advertisement became a trophy given to Randy for having the biggest piece of crap in the world.

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* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "More Crap". Crap" to celebrate their Emmy win for "Make Love, Not Warcraft". Whenever a particularly crass moment took place, a bug reading an "Emmy Award Winning Series" would pop message and trophy pops up in the corner of the on screen. At the end of the episode, the advertisement became a trophy given to Randy for having the biggest piece of crap in the world.
27th Apr '17 12:55:14 AM lizaphile
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* During the 'world premiere' of the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie film]] on Adult Swim, the movie was displayed without sound in a tiny box in the corner of the screen, and episodes of ''Family Guy'' and ''Futurama'' aired while the movie ran (in its entirety) in the corner. During this, humongous pop-up ads for the movie with loud sound effects also appeared from time to time. Naturally, this 'world premiere' was on [[AprilFoolsDay]] a couple months after the theatrical release.

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* During the 'world premiere' of the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie film]] on Adult Swim, the movie was displayed without sound in a tiny box in the corner of the screen, and episodes of ''Family Guy'' and ''Futurama'' aired while the movie ran (in its entirety) in the corner. During this, humongous pop-up ads for the movie with loud sound effects also appeared from time to time. Naturally, But...this 'world premiere' was on [[AprilFoolsDay]] Main/AprilFoolsDay a couple months after the theatrical release.release, so it wasn't meant to be the 'serious' television debut by any means.
27th Apr '17 12:52:54 AM lizaphile
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* During the "world premiere" of the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie film]] on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Block, the movie was displayed without sound in a tiny box in the corner of the screen , and episodes of ''Family Guy'' and ''Futurama'' aired while the movie ran (in its entirety) in the corner. During this, humongous pop-up ads for the movie with loud sound effects also appeared from time to time.

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* During the "world premiere" 'world premiere' of the ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' [[TheMovie film]] on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Block, Swim, the movie was displayed without sound in a tiny box in the corner of the screen , screen, and episodes of ''Family Guy'' and ''Futurama'' aired while the movie ran (in its entirety) in the corner. During this, humongous pop-up ads for the movie with loud sound effects also appeared from time to time. Naturally, this 'world premiere' was on [[AprilFoolsDay]] a couple months after the theatrical release.
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