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7th Feb '16 7:20:27 PM nombretomado
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* Dee plays an Insane Proprietor character when she and Charlie in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' decide to make a viral video to advertise the bar. Charlie doesn't think it's complete without beaning her directly in the face with a ball.

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* Dee plays an Insane Proprietor character when she and Charlie in ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' decide to make a viral video to advertise the bar. Charlie doesn't think it's complete without beaning her directly in the face with a ball.
17th Jan '16 5:10:26 AM StFan
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* MichaelLeunig did a comic showing a page of small newspaper ads all in this form, starting normal and getting wierder. The last one was for a politician.

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* MichaelLeunig Creator/MichaelLeunig did a comic showing a page of small newspaper ads all in this form, starting normal and getting wierder. The last one was for a politician.



* Parodied with ''ComicStrip/TomTheDancingBug'''s "Crazy Morty", where Crazy Morty's ad copy was nothing but a disjointed stream of nonsensical rambling, such as the price of a cellphone being set to "an acorn", followed by a note from his psychiatrist confirming that Morty suffered from advanced schizophrenia and was therefore incapable of setting prices to conform to market value. This is later followed up with "Medicated Morty", in which the ad copy is lucid and also informs the reader that there is no planet-wide underground machinery, and the new motto is "Our prices are so rational, we'll make a modest profit on each transaction!"



* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} does the insane proprietor shtick on a tv ad sent exclusively to the Maitlands, where he promises "I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swaller anything you want me to swaller!"
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.

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* Film/{{Beetlejuice}} ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Betelgeuse does the insane proprietor shtick on a tv TV ad sent exclusively to the Maitlands, where he promises "I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swaller anything you want me to swaller!"
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.
swaller!"



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* When a car is being given away on ''ThePriceIsRight'', Drew Carey often refers to Rachel, the model who usually stands next to the car, as "Crazy Rachel."

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* When a car is being given away on ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', Drew Carey often refers to Rachel, the model who usually stands next to the car, as "Crazy Rachel."



* Parodied, once again, by the Crazy Warehouse Guy in ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''. He usually advertises Persian rugs, as those are the most common things "crazy" people sell in Australia (for whatever reason).

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* Parodied, once again, by the Crazy Warehouse Guy in ''TheChasersWarOnEverything''.''Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything''. He usually advertises Persian rugs, as those are the most common things "crazy" people sell in Australia (for whatever reason).



* ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.

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* ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.



* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures," in a police station:
-->'''Susan:''' ''[distressed]'' Oh, Daddy, these people are crazy!\\

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures," "Film/AttackOfTheTheEyeCreatures", in a police station:
-->'''Susan:''' ''[distressed]'' (''distressed'') Oh, Daddy, these people are crazy!\\



* The dad in ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'' did this for a garage sale. Until led away for apparent insanity.

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* The dad in ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'' ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'' did this for a garage sale. Until led away for apparent insanity.



* ''InLivingColor!'' has: the [[ParodyCommercial Crazy Tom's Electronics"]] sketch. A [[InsaneProprietor business owner]] [[CloudCuckoolander of sorts]] who trades [[TechnologyMarchesOn a brand new top of the line VCR]] for [[BrickJoke an empty glass liquor bottle]]. After introducing [[BedlamHouse the staff]], he then recalls a regular dialogue he shares with customers:
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''People come up to me, they say 'Crazy Tom?', [[AndThenISaid I say what?]]
-->'''Tom quoting the Customer: ''' Just how can you give away high quality electronics like these and still make a profit?!
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''[[LaughingMad ...I DON'T!!]] [[GlassShatteringSound (breaks the bottle against his head)]] I'M CRAZY!!!!!

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* ''InLivingColor!'' ''Series/InLivingColor!'' has: the [[ParodyCommercial Crazy Tom's Electronics"]] sketch. A [[InsaneProprietor business owner]] [[CloudCuckoolander of sorts]] who trades [[TechnologyMarchesOn a brand new top of the line VCR]] for [[BrickJoke an empty glass liquor bottle]]. After introducing [[BedlamHouse the staff]], he then recalls a regular dialogue he shares with customers:
-->'''Crazy Tom: '''People come up to me, they say 'Crazy Tom?', [[AndThenISaid I say what?]]
-->'''Tom
what?]]\\
'''Tom
quoting the Customer: ''' Customer:''' Just how can you give away high quality electronics like these and still make a profit?!
-->'''Crazy
profit?!\\
'''Crazy
Tom: '''[[LaughingMad ...I DON'T!!]] [[GlassShatteringSound (breaks (''[[GlassShatteringSound breaks the bottle against his head)]] head]]'') I'M CRAZY!!!!!



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'' has Milton Berle playing "Mad Man Mooney" the owner of Mad Man Mooney's Hubcap Heaven used car lot.
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* Parodied with ''TomTheDancingBug'''s "Crazy Morty", where Crazy Morty's ad copy was nothing but a disjointed stream of nonsensical rambling, such as the price of a cellphone being set to "an acorn", followed by a note from his psychiatrist confirming that Morty suffered from advanced schizophrenia and was therefore incapable of setting prices to conform to market value.
** "Parking in my gums!"
** This is later followed up with "Medicated Morty", in which the ad copy is lucid and also informs the reader that there is no planet-wide underground machinery, and the new motto is "Our prices are so rational, we'll make a modest profit on each transaction!"



-->'''Martin:''' Here at Monster-Mart, the prices are simply... hrrrk! RRNNNGHHHAAAAH! ''([[TheIncredibleHulk hulks out]])'' Monstrous!

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-->'''Martin:''' Here at Monster-Mart, the prices are simply... hrrrk! RRNNNGHHHAAAAH! ''([[TheIncredibleHulk (''[[HulkingOut hulks out]])'' out]]'') Monstrous!
13th Jan '16 4:25:17 AM Andyroid
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** There's also the bike salesman who will eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening...

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** There's also the bike salesman who will eat a bucket of scorpions if you're not satisfied with the trade-in on your old bike. Guess what ends up happening...happening after Buster gets even with him for ripping him off...
9th Jan '16 8:41:36 PM nombretomado
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* A variant pops up in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', with Angry Jack's Shell Emporium. "Jack is really angry! Don't bring your kids."
** Another variant in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' is the guy whose selling vacation homes by screaming "GET OUTTA TOWN!" at people.

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* A variant pops up in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', with Angry Jack's Shell Emporium. "Jack is really angry! Don't bring your kids."
** Another variant in ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' is the guy whose selling vacation homes by screaming "GET OUTTA TOWN!" at people.
1st Dec '15 4:12:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'' has recurring character Madman Murray. [[OldManMurray (No relation.)]] "Madman Meets His Match" brings us Demented Dave. They fight over Jon's business until Garfield suggests they team up. Jon considers it a mild triumph that he got out for under $1000 (though he still doesn't have a t-shirt), but Garfield tells us the two are about to find out what it can be like to have a business partner...

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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' has recurring character Madman Murray. [[OldManMurray (No relation.)]] "Madman Meets His Match" brings us Demented Dave. They fight over Jon's business until Garfield suggests they team up. Jon considers it a mild triumph that he got out for under $1000 (though he still doesn't have a t-shirt), but Garfield tells us the two are about to find out what it can be like to have a business partner...
28th Nov '15 4:31:23 PM eroock
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->''Come on down to Crazy Al's! Where you'll find our prices average, but I'm F*** ing NUTS! You'll come for the free refreshments, but you'll stay or I'll CUT YA'!''

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->''Come ->''"Come on down to Crazy Al's! Where you'll find our prices average, but I'm F*** ing NUTS! You'll come for the free refreshments, but you'll stay or I'll CUT YA'!''YA'!"''
26th Nov '15 8:42:59 PM nombretomado
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* According to SarahSilverman, her dad was a businessman who ran commercials like this.

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* According to SarahSilverman, Creator/SarahSilverman, her dad was a businessman who ran commercials like this.
21st Oct '15 3:59:32 PM nombretomado
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* A fake commercial on ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' portrays the minister of finance as Crazy Jim Flaherty having a two-for-one sale on {{CBC}} shows.

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* A fake commercial on ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' portrays the minister of finance as Crazy Jim Flaherty having a two-for-one sale on {{CBC}} Creator/{{CBC}} shows.
14th Oct '15 5:50:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Newhart}}'', when Dick is roped into co-hosting a home shopping program, he [[LargeHam hams it up]] by billing himself as "Strange Dick Loudon" and, after saying he must be "all wet" to offer such bargains, spraying himself with seltzer.
* The Mattress King's advert in ''{{Friends}}'': "I'm so upset, [[DrivenToSuicide I'm going to slash my]]... '''''PRICES!!!''''' '''Check it out!'''"
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': "Nobody beats me, because [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjQKFoUdk4g I'm the Wiz!"]]

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* In ''{{Newhart}}'', ''Series/{{Newhart}}'', when Dick is roped into co-hosting a home shopping program, he [[LargeHam hams it up]] by billing himself as "Strange Dick Loudon" and, after saying he must be "all wet" to offer such bargains, spraying himself with seltzer.
* The Mattress King's advert in ''{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': "I'm so upset, [[DrivenToSuicide I'm going to slash my]]... '''''PRICES!!!''''' '''Check it out!'''"
* ''{{Seinfeld}}'': ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': "Nobody beats me, because [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjQKFoUdk4g I'm the Wiz!"]]



* TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.

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* TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob ''TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' absolutely loves this trope. You can expect at least one ShowWithinAShow television ad featuring this trope per episode, often more.
12th Oct '15 10:18:39 PM Minix
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* Eugene Levy and Rick Moranis made a couple of fake ads on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' for "Crazy Hy's", selling video equipment, except they acted and dressed as straight-laced orthodox Jews, and couldn't quite muster the required manic enthusiasm. Inspired by a series of real-life ads for "Crazy Joe's" drapery stores around Toronto, which did have the enthusiasm.



-->'''Sammy:''' Hi, you might remember me. I used to be known as "Crazy Sammy". I owned Crazy's Sammy's Discount Store and my prices were so low, you'd have thought I was crazy. And I ''was''. I was bonkers! I was losing money on every transaction, my store eventually went bankrupt, my friends deserted me, and I married a chair. Well, I finally got some help. I went to a therapist for two years, and now I'm better. And happy to announce the grand opening of my new store, Well-Adjusted Sammy's, where you'll find amazingly normal prices. Microwave ovens used to be ''two bucks''! Now a sensible $199. ... And good news! The babboons are gone. So don't run - ''walk'' on over to Well-Adjusted Sammy's, where the prices are... (dramatic echo) ''Appropriate!''

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-->'''Sammy:''' Hi, you might remember me. I used to be known as "Crazy Sammy". I owned Crazy's Sammy's Discount Store and my prices were so low, you'd have thought I was crazy. And I ''was''. I was bonkers! I was losing money on every transaction, my store eventually went bankrupt, my friends deserted me, and I married a chair. Well, I finally got some help. I went to a therapist for two years, and now I'm better. And happy to announce the grand opening of my new store, Well-Adjusted Sammy's, where you'll find amazingly normal prices. Microwave ovens used to be ''two bucks''! Now a sensible $199. ... And good news! The babboons baboons are gone. So don't run - ''walk'' on over to Well-Adjusted Sammy's, where the prices are... (dramatic echo) ''Appropriate!''
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