History Main / FreePrizeAtTheBottom

28th Jun '17 2:10:08 PM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail194.html "specially marked"]] is all about this.

to:

* The [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Email]] WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail194.html "specially marked"]] is all about this.Strong Bad providing his thoughts on breakfast cereal and breakfast cereal prizes. For the record, Strong Bad's cereal prize of choice is anything that can cause lasting damage to Homestar's face.
22nd Jun '17 6:58:53 AM RandomnessUnlimited
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had Stumpy buy a cereal box for the sake of a free hat, and then rip the box to shreds and let all the cereal fall on the ground, taking only the hat.
12th Jun '17 2:44:46 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a [[StylisticSuck fake commercial]] from ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', some kids eating the new cereal Music/Meatloaf Crunch ("It's turning the milk chocolatey!"-"That ain't chocolate--that's gravy!") get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lotion]] and a mousetrap in the box. Another fake commercial for Mammal O's Cereal featured LIVE ANIMALS in the bottom of the box!

to:

* In a [[StylisticSuck fake commercial]] from ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', some kids eating the new cereal Music/Meatloaf Crunch ("It's turning the milk chocolatey!"-"That ain't chocolate--that's gravy!") get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lotion]] lotion and a mousetrap in the box. Another fake commercial for Mammal O's Cereal featured LIVE ANIMALS in the bottom of the box!
12th Jun '17 2:44:32 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In a [[StylisticSuck fake commercial]] from ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', some kids eating the new cereal Meatloaf Crunch ("It's turning the milk chocolatey!"-"That ain't chocolate--that's gravy!") get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lotion]] and a mousetrap in the box. Another fake commercial for Mammal O's Cereal featured LIVE ANIMALS in the bottom of the box!

to:

* In a [[StylisticSuck fake commercial]] from ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', some kids eating the new cereal Meatloaf Music/Meatloaf Crunch ("It's turning the milk chocolatey!"-"That ain't chocolate--that's gravy!") get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lotion]] and a mousetrap in the box. Another fake commercial for Mammal O's Cereal featured LIVE ANIMALS in the bottom of the box!



* Referenced in "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" by MeatLoaf:

to:

* Referenced in "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" by MeatLoaf:Music/MeatLoaf:
23rd Feb '17 6:08:31 AM DrFraud
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Word Krispies'' involves eating box after box of alphabet cereal in an attempt to discover an important item dropped by the main character while touring a cereal factory. Finishing the last bowlful in a box reveals the usual cheap toy surprise.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is about Chicken finding a ''credit card'' in a cereal box. Also, in the episode where he gets insomnia after eating coffee-flavoured cereals, he finds a pair of underpants for prize.

to:

* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' is about Chicken finding a ''credit card'' in a cereal box. Also, in the episode where he gets insomnia after eating coffee-flavoured cereals, he finds a pair of underpants for a prize.
19th Feb '17 10:05:37 AM Guide
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Website/CollegeHumor: Why settle for one prize when you can get a cereal box made entirely of prizes? "All Prizes Cereal" has all the toys you crave without all that boring cereal. It's the best thing to happen to breakfast since marshmellows!

to:

* Website/CollegeHumor: Why settle for one prize when you can get a cereal box made entirely of prizes? "All Prizes Cereal" has all the toys you crave without all that boring cereal. It's the best thing to happen to breakfast since marshmellows!marshmallows!
5th Feb '17 8:09:31 AM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* This is referenced by Zaphod Beeblebrox in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' when a receptionist tells him that the executive he wishes to see is on an intergalactic cruise... in his office.
-->'''Zaphod''': Listen, three eyes, don't you try to outweird me. I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.
-->'''Receptionist''': Well, just who do you think you are, honey? Zaphod Beeblebrox or something?
-->'''Zaphod''': Count the heads.
4th Feb '17 9:39:30 PM LinTaylor
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In one Sunday strip, Peter is seen wolfing down bowl after bowl of cereal until the box is empty. He sheepishly turns to Jason and asks "Did you ''really'' want that decoder ring?" Jason's reaction shows that this isn't the first time this has happened.
13th Dec '16 9:22:21 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/CollegeHumor: Why settle for one prize when you can get a cereal box made entirely of prizes? "All Prizes Cereal" has all the toys you crave without all that boring cereal. It's the best thing to happen to breakfast since marshmellows!
[[/folder]]
18th Oct '16 5:32:55 PM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


A once-standard marketing strategy for breakfast cereals and other products meant for children was to put some sort of "prize" at the bottom of the package--typically something plastic and useless, but still [[RuleOfCool pretty cool]] to the target audience. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack Cracker Jack]], having started this practice in 1912, was likely [[UrExample the first to do so]]. Unfortunately, [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing repeated instances of children simply disregarding]] the notice of a prize contained inside and scarfing down the contents and choking on the toys led to the widespread abolition of this practice, in some cases by legislation, in others by the willing initiative of the companies manufacturing the product for the sake of avoiding lawsuits. Cracker Jack "Prizes" are now just little paper squares that have little puzzles and stickers on them that even little kids realize are lame, and just end up being thrown away.

to:

A once-standard marketing strategy for breakfast cereals and other products meant for children was to put some sort of "prize" at the bottom of the package--typically something plastic and useless, but still [[RuleOfCool pretty cool]] to the target audience. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracker_Jack Cracker Jack]], having started this practice in 1912, was likely [[UrExample the first to do so]]. Unfortunately, [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing repeated instances of children simply disregarding]] the notice of a prize contained inside and scarfing down the contents and choking on the toys led to the widespread abolition of this practice, in some cases by legislation, in others by the willing initiative of the companies manufacturing the product for the sake of avoiding lawsuits. Cracker Jack "Prizes" are now just little paper squares that have little puzzles and stickers on them that even little kids realize are lame, and just end up being thrown away.
away. As a result, the term is nowadays used as an analogy for something ''very'' cheap.
This list shows the last 10 events of 81. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.FreePrizeAtTheBottom