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12th May '18 7:05:59 PM GreenDog3
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* In the first two seasons of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' , Ash wears the hat he won from a competition like this.
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29th Apr '18 5:57:25 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "It Might As Be String", one of the violent advertisements the ad industry has sunk to at the start of the episode involves Captain Fisheye (a parody of Captain Birdseye) announcing that he has your children and will only release them if you send in box tops from 10 packets of Fisheye Fish Fingers.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "It Might As Ell Be String", one of the violent advertisements the ad industry has sunk to at the start of the episode involves Captain Fisheye (a parody of Captain Birdseye) announcing that he has your children and will only release them if you send in box tops from 10 packets of Fisheye Fish Fingers.
29th Apr '18 5:54:30 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "It Might As Be String", one of the violent advertisements the ad industry has sunk to at the start of the episode involves Captain Fisheye (a parody of Captain Birdseye) announcing that he has your children and will only release them if you send in box tops from 10 packets of Fisheye Fish Fingers.
31st Dec '17 11:16:50 AM DrFraud
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* There's a book of short stories - "Clarence, the TV Dog" - where in one of them there's a prize for the best entry on why they like the sponsor's product, which is cod liver oil. Well, the dog likes it, and the kid who wants to win pretends to be the dog by claiming that's his name. A rep from the manufacturer comes to see them because his was the only entry that claimed the actual person entering liked it (all the others said someone else, other than that person, did) and has brought some cod liver oil with him to see the contest winner actually drink the product. Calling out the kid's "name" - which is actually the dog's name - keeps making the dog come over, and the kid can't pretend that the awful tasting liquid is delicious. So he doesn't win the first prize, but does win the second. A six months' supply of cod liver oil.
* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Centerburg Tales'' the town's children proudly show off the jacks sets and tops they received from sending in Whoopsy-Doodle Breakfast Food boxtops to Grampa Hercules, who reminisces about the time when he saved up chewing tobacco plugs to receive a music box. Uncle Ulysses, however, complains about how his lunchroom is now the "proud" owner of six dozen topless boxes of Whoopsy-Doodles, which Grampa Hercules offers to feed to his chickens.
-->"It's a deal," said Uncle Ulysses. "Last year I had to throw out seventy-two boxes of Wheatsy-Beatsies."\\
"I remember," growled the sheriff. "And all of you young uns were shootin' up the town with yer Wheatsy-Beatsy Ray Guns! Every time I turned around, an Eatsy-Wheatsy Gay Run anged off in my beer--I mean ear!"

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* There's a book of short stories - "Clarence, the TV Dog" - where in one of them there's a prize for the best entry on why they like the sponsor's product, which is cod liver oil. Well, the dog likes it, and the kid who wants to win pretends to be the dog by claiming that's his name. A rep from the manufacturer comes to see them because his was the only entry that claimed the actual person entering liked it (all the others said someone else, other than that person, did) and has brought some cod liver oil with him to see the contest winner actually drink the product. Calling out the kid's "name" - which is actually the dog's name - keeps making the dog come over, and the kid can't pretend that the awful tasting liquid is delicious. So he doesn't win the first prize, but does win the second. A six months' supply of cod liver oil.
* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Centerburg Tales'' the town's local children proudly show off the jacks sets and tops they received from sending in Whoopsy-Doodle Breakfast Food boxtops box tops to Grampa Hercules, who reminisces about the time when he saved up saving chewing tobacco plugs to receive a music box. Uncle Ulysses, however, complains about how his lunchroom is now the "proud" owner of six dozen topless boxes of Whoopsy-Doodles, which Grampa Hercules offers to feed to his chickens.
-->"It's a deal," said Uncle Ulysses. "Last year I had to throw out seventy-two boxes of Wheatsy-Beatsies."\\
"I remember," growled the sheriff. "And all of you young uns were shootin' up the town with yer Wheatsy-Beatsy Ray Guns! Every time I turned around, an Eatsy-Wheatsy Gay Run anged off in my beer--I mean ear!"
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* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier", on the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... once he collects enough boxtops.

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* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier", on the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... once he collects enough boxtops.box tops.
19th Dec '17 3:27:36 PM Alvin
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* There's a book of short stories - if some other editor remembers, please insert its name - where in one of them there's a prize for the best entry on why they like the sponsor's product, which is cod liver oil. Well, the dog likes it, and the kid who wants to win pretends to be the dog by claiming that's his name. A rep from the manufacturer comes to see them because his was the only entry that claimed the actual person entering liked it (all the others said someone else, other than that person, did) and has brought some cod liver oil with him to see the contest winner actually drink the product. Calling out the kid's "name" - which is actually the dog's name - keeps making the dog come over, and the kid can't pretend that the awful tasting liquid is delicious. So he doesn't win the first prize, but does win the second. A six months' supply of cod liver oil.

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* There's a book of short stories - if some other editor remembers, please insert its name "Clarence, the TV Dog" - where in one of them there's a prize for the best entry on why they like the sponsor's product, which is cod liver oil. Well, the dog likes it, and the kid who wants to win pretends to be the dog by claiming that's his name. A rep from the manufacturer comes to see them because his was the only entry that claimed the actual person entering liked it (all the others said someone else, other than that person, did) and has brought some cod liver oil with him to see the contest winner actually drink the product. Calling out the kid's "name" - which is actually the dog's name - keeps making the dog come over, and the kid can't pretend that the awful tasting liquid is delicious. So he doesn't win the first prize, but does win the second. A six months' supply of cod liver oil.
17th Sep '17 9:37:45 PM PaulA
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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier"

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-->--'''Music/TomLehrer''', "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier"
Soldier", ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer''



* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... once he collects enough boxtops.

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* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" Soldier", on the album ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'', parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... once he collects enough boxtops.
23rd Feb '17 6:37:44 AM DrFraud
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* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... Once he collects enough boxtops.

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* Music/TomLehrer's "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" parodies this, or rather parodies the military's staffing standards of the time through the medium of this trope. An up-and-coming young Lieutenant is said to be destined for a promotion to Captain... Once once he collects enough boxtops.
23rd Feb '17 6:34:59 AM DrFraud
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* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Centerburg Tales'' the town's children proudly show off the jacks sets and tops they received from sending in Whoopsy-Doodle Breakfast Food boxtops to Grandpa Hercules, who reminisces about the time when he saved up chewing tobacco plugs to receive a music box. Uncle Ulysses, however, complains about how his lunchroom is now the "proud" owner of six dozen topless boxes of Whoopsy-Doodles, which Grandpa Hercules offers to feed to his chickens.

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* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Centerburg Tales'' the town's children proudly show off the jacks sets and tops they received from sending in Whoopsy-Doodle Breakfast Food boxtops to Grandpa Grampa Hercules, who reminisces about the time when he saved up chewing tobacco plugs to receive a music box. Uncle Ulysses, however, complains about how his lunchroom is now the "proud" owner of six dozen topless boxes of Whoopsy-Doodles, which Grandpa Grampa Hercules offers to feed to his chickens.
23rd Feb '17 6:30:31 AM DrFraud
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* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s ''Centerburg Tales'' the town's children proudly show off the jacks sets and tops they received from sending in Whoopsy-Doodle Breakfast Food boxtops to Grandpa Hercules, who reminisces about the time when he saved up chewing tobacco plugs to receive a music box. Uncle Ulysses, however, complains about how his lunchroom is now the "proud" owner of six dozen topless boxes of Whoopsy-Doodles, which Grandpa Hercules offers to feed to his chickens.
-->"It's a deal," said Uncle Ulysses. "Last year I had to throw out seventy-two boxes of Wheatsy-Beatsies."\\
"I remember," growled the sheriff. "And all of you young uns were shootin' up the town with yer Wheatsy-Beatsy Ray Guns! Every time I turned around, an Eatsy-Wheatsy Gay Run anged off in my beer--I mean ear!"
11th Jan '17 6:10:16 PM nombretomado
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* In the Dorothy Sayers novel ''[[LordPeterWimsey Murder Must Advertise]]'', Lord Peter Wimsey comes up with a marketing campaign based on this scheme while working undercover in an advertising agency.

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* In the Dorothy Sayers novel ''[[LordPeterWimsey ''[[Literature/LordPeterWimsey Murder Must Advertise]]'', Lord Peter Wimsey comes up with a marketing campaign based on this scheme while working undercover in an advertising agency.
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