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9th Jul '17 9:15:48 AM Gimere
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The ad shows a man walking out of his house, diving off a cliff, and parachuting into his car.

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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are ''clearly'' not demonstrating real features or uses of the product but are there to serve the RuleOfFunny or the RuleOfCool (driving your SUV underwater, towing a freight locomotive with your pickup, etc.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.

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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous (albeit dangerous) stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are ''clearly'' not demonstrating real features or uses of the product but are there to serve the RuleOfFunny or the RuleOfCool (driving (e.g., driving your SUV underwater, towing a freight locomotive with your pickup, etc.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.
warnings ring hollow.



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* The commercial described in the first non-quoted line in this article ("The ad shows a man...") actually exists. It's a Land Rover commercial.

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* The commercial described in the first non-quoted line in this article ("The ("An ad shows a man...") actually exists. It's a Land Rover commercial.



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* The ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' commercial parody "HappyFunBall" spoofed this trope by offering "the toy sensation that's sweeping the nation!" The bulk of the "commercial" was then spent disclosing increasingly strange and worrisome information, including a caution that if the core was exposed the active ingredients should not be "touched, inhaled, or looked at", as well as giving the famous warning "Do not taunt [[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/happy-fun-ball/229058/ Happy Fun Ball!"]]

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* The ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' [[TropeNamers trope-naming]] commercial parody "HappyFunBall" spoofed this trope by offering "the toy sensation that's sweeping the nation!" The bulk of the "commercial" was then spent disclosing increasingly strange and worrisome information, including a caution that if the core was exposed the active ingredients should not be "touched, inhaled, or looked at", as well as giving the famous warning "Do not taunt [[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/happy-fun-ball/229058/ Happy Fun Ball!"]]






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29th Apr '17 2:58:07 PM tsstevens
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* Leliana of ''VideoGames/DragonAgeOrigins'' was TheBard (essentially the game's code for spy/assassin) and she was betrayed, captured, tortured and (heavily implied) raped for it and tried to leave that life behind. By ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Inquisition]]'' she is a super bard/TheSpymaster, conflicted, jaded, and can be asked about it. Leliana may even offer to teach you, which leads to a completely unromanticized portrayal of bard life with her strongly hinting not to become one.

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8th Feb '17 10:15:38 PM Chariset
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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are ''clearly'' impossible but serve the RuleOfCool (driving your SUV underwater, towing a freight locomotive with your pickup, etc.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.

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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are ''clearly'' impossible not demonstrating real features or uses of the product but are there to serve the RuleOfFunny or the RuleOfCool (driving your SUV underwater, towing a freight locomotive with your pickup, etc.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.
8th Feb '17 10:10:58 PM Chariset
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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are usually enhanced by editing and effects for a particular look and which are not necessarily "real" no matter how much so they appear (driving your SUV underwater, towing a tractor trailer with your pickup.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.

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Compare DontTryThisAtHome, which differs from this trope in that it is about fundamentally ''real'' if dangerous stunts, whereas this trope concerns activities that are usually enhanced by editing and effects for a particular look and which are not necessarily "real" no matter how much so they appear ''clearly'' impossible but serve the RuleOfCool (driving your SUV underwater, towing a tractor trailer freight locomotive with your pickup.pickup, etc.) Also compare DoNotDoThisCoolThing, when a warning rings hollow.
30th Dec '16 8:57:08 PM PatPayne
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* One episode of ''Anime/PandaZ'' had Panda Z and his grandfather trying to eat batteries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext they're both robots]]), with Panda Z growing more and more frustrated by his inability to actually grab the batteries to eat with any known utensil. At the bottom of the screen, a continuous ticker crawl plays under the scene with helpful warnings like "Do Not Eat Batteries. Do Not Cut Batteries With a Knife. Do Not Smash Batteries. Batteries are not Edible."

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* One episode of ''Anime/PandaZ'' had Panda Z Pan and his grandfather trying to eat batteries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext they're both robots]]), with Panda Z growing more and more frustrated by his inability to actually grab the batteries to eat with any known utensil. At the bottom of the screen, a continuous ticker crawl plays under the scene with helpful warnings like "Do Not Eat Batteries. Do Not Cut Batteries With a Knife. Do Not Smash Batteries. Batteries are not Edible."
30th Dec '16 8:55:58 PM PatPayne
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* One episode of ''Anime/PandaZ'' had Panda Z and his grandfather trying to eat batteries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext they're both robots]], with Panda Z growing more and more frustrated by his inability to actually grab the batteries to eat with any known utensil. At the bottom of the screen, a continuous ticker crawl plays under the scene with helpful warnings like "Do Not Eat Batteries. Do Not Cut Batteries With a Knife. Do Not Smash Batteries. Batteries are not Edible."

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* One episode of ''Anime/PandaZ'' had Panda Z and his grandfather trying to eat batteries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext they're both robots]], robots]]), with Panda Z growing more and more frustrated by his inability to actually grab the batteries to eat with any known utensil. At the bottom of the screen, a continuous ticker crawl plays under the scene with helpful warnings like "Do Not Eat Batteries. Do Not Cut Batteries With a Knife. Do Not Smash Batteries. Batteries are not Edible."
30th Dec '16 8:55:30 PM PatPayne
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* One episode of ''Anime/PandaZ'' had Panda Z and his grandfather trying to eat batteries ([[ItMakesSenseInContext they're both robots]], with Panda Z growing more and more frustrated by his inability to actually grab the batteries to eat with any known utensil. At the bottom of the screen, a continuous ticker crawl plays under the scene with helpful warnings like "Do Not Eat Batteries. Do Not Cut Batteries With a Knife. Do Not Smash Batteries. Batteries are not Edible."
19th Dec '16 4:52:35 AM Morgenthaler
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31st Oct '16 1:13:49 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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->"''... Most of the things I write don't have much more effect on the world than giggling, so when I can make a PR company refuse to let the press review their game, I'm like, 'I did something!' It must be the same feeling an idiot gets when the words 'DO NOT ATTEMPT' appear on his television.''"\\

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->"''... Most of the things I write don't have much more effect on the world than giggling, so when I can make a PR company refuse to let the press review their game, I'm like, 'I did something!' It must be the same feeling an idiot gets when the words 'DO NOT ATTEMPT' appear on his television.''"\\''"
31st Oct '16 1:13:36 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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-->--'''Creator/{{Seanbaby}}'''

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