History Main / CommercialSwitcheroo

26th May '17 5:16:39 AM fruitstripegum
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** This has since become an entire ad campaign for Sears, continuing with other fake ads such as one for a dating-dance RealityShow.

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** This has since become an entire ad campaign for Sears, continuing with other fake ads such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWvpaOyyWZk one for a dating-dance RealityShow.RealityShow]].
25th May '17 12:45:47 PM fruitstripegum
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** The second version was easier to spot. It used an original ad for the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKYuqbTOY2k Lap n' Snack]]", a weird-shaped plastic bowl that would have rested on your knee. Since nobody had seen it before, after seeing the commercial once they knew what it was.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA3jEuqf3rI The second version version]] was easier to spot. It used an original ad for the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKYuqbTOY2k Lap n' Snack]]", a weird-shaped plastic bowl that would have rested on your knee. Since nobody had seen it before, after seeing the commercial once they knew what it was.
19th May '17 6:10:57 PM Nakuyabi
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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAkAfCvUvM Splode]]" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand, or a new zit cream called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzYGrn9srQQ Rid-a-Zit]]"). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."

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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "[[ https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAkAfCvUvM Splode]]" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand, or a new zit cream called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzYGrn9srQQ Rid-a-Zit]]"). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."
19th May '17 1:07:22 PM fruitstripegum
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** GEICO ran a fake-trailer for a reality show called "Tiny House" before revealing itself as a GEICO ad. The trailer was well done, and real reality show premises can be just as stupid, so it was quite convincing.

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** GEICO ran a fake-trailer for a reality show called "Tiny House" ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lomy7xAVDKE Tiny House]]'' before revealing itself as a GEICO ad. The trailer was well done, and real reality show premises can be just as stupid, so it was quite convincing.
1st May '17 12:02:39 PM fruitstripegum
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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAkAfCvUvM Splode]]" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."

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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAkAfCvUvM Splode]]" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand).brand, or a new zit cream called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzYGrn9srQQ Rid-a-Zit]]"). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."
25th Apr '17 12:48:35 PM fruitstripegum
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* British channel Dave ran adverts for ''Dave Gorman's Modern World'' which started as adverts for products like chocolate or shampoo, only for Gorman to walk on-set and begin arguing with the announcer, disputing their claims about the product.

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* British channel Dave ran adverts for ''Dave Gorman's Modern World'' Life is Goodish'' which started as adverts for products like chocolate [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQOQs3s3BY chocolate]] or shampoo, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-tuDe_NUDA shampoo]], only for Gorman to walk on-set and begin arguing with the announcer, disputing their claims about the product.



* An ad on TNT shows a blonde model trying on "Clear View Breathable Contact Lenses". As the announcer cheerfully talks about how "you won't even notice they're there", the model notices [[EyeScream blood coming out of her eye]]. As she screams and collapses, a parasite crawls out of her eye. The camera cuts to her lying on the bathroom floor, as a SlasherSmile crosses her face. The commercial then reveals itself to be a promo for ''Series/FallingSkies''.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMxPoSy2yA An ad on TNT TNT]] shows a blonde model trying on "Clear View Breathable Contact Lenses". As the announcer cheerfully talks about how "you won't even notice they're there", the model notices [[EyeScream blood coming out of her eye]]. As she screams and collapses, a parasite crawls out of her eye. The camera cuts to her lying on the bathroom floor, as a SlasherSmile crosses her face. The commercial then reveals itself to be a promo for ''Series/FallingSkies''.
25th Apr '17 12:32:20 PM fruitstripegum
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* A driver is in a crash. He presses a little button above his head and starts talking with an operator, who calls an ambulance. Typical [=OnStar=] ad, so far. The driver then asks the operator to do him a favor: call Jimmy John's, the sandwich delivery company.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRfmcIGoagE A driver is in a crash.crash]]. He presses a little button above his head and starts talking with an operator, who calls an ambulance. Typical [=OnStar=] ad, so far. The driver then asks the operator to do him a favor: call Jimmy John's, the sandwich delivery company.
25th Apr '17 12:21:12 PM fruitstripegum
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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "Splode" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."

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* Around 2000, The Truth ran several anti-smoking [=PSA's=] that began as commercials for some kind of "way out" product (for example, a brand of soda called "Splode" "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAkAfCvUvM Splode]]" that contained three times the carbonation of the average soda brand). The product would then cause some kind of death, and a message would flash on screen saying "Only one product kills more than a third of the people who use it. Tobacco."
25th Apr '17 12:16:36 PM fruitstripegum
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* A series of home safety [=PSA=]s in New Zealand began as a commercial for something else (fruit snack bars, house paint, a shower system, home loans) and end with someone having a horrific accident because they didn't take simple precautions (e.g. the guy in the paint commercial falls off his ladder and is presumably killed because he didn't secure the ladder properly.)

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* A series of home safety [=PSA=]s in New Zealand began as a commercial for something else (fruit ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u51OxZF1ltI fruit snack bars, bars]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhPMpWvHh4 house paint, paint]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8zVnErdPfE a shower system, system]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTDDgDqTqW0 home loans) loans]]) and end with someone having a horrific accident because they didn't take simple precautions (e.g. the guy in the paint commercial falls off his ladder and is presumably killed because he didn't secure the ladder properly.)
25th Apr '17 11:54:05 AM fruitstripegum
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* AMC Theatres had a series of [=PSA=]s that start out as a trailer for a movie, such as a romance film and a Creator/{{Disney}}-esque animated movie. All of a sudden it gets interrupted by a cell phone ringer, and the characters complain about the noise. In the latter type of this PSA, the main character of the "movie" gets distracted while flying and accidentally falls into a volcano.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo639TwDE20&feature=youtu.be&t=57s AMC Theatres Theatres]] had a series of [=PSA=]s that start out as a trailer for a movie, such as a romance film and a Creator/{{Disney}}-esque animated movie. All of a sudden it gets interrupted by a cell phone ringer, and the characters complain about the noise. In the latter type of this PSA, the main character of the "movie" gets distracted while flying and accidentally falls into a volcano.
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