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14th May '15 6:23:40 AM StFan
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* Described in a {{Geico}} radio ad -- the Geico Gecko and the Boss read the banners as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.

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* Described in a {{Geico}} Advertising/{{Geico}} radio ad -- the Geico GEICO Gecko and the Boss read the banners as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.
1st Apr '14 2:34:58 PM CorahsUncle
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Getting someone's attention in this day and age is hard. One way to do it big though is with an airplane banner - a banner attached to an airplane that shows a message.

Named after OverlyLongGag, this is where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the "gag" is that the "airplane banner" is "overly long,"]] such that they need a second airplane to complete the thought. The second banner is sometimes only one or two words long.

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Getting someone's attention in this day and age is hard. One way to do it big though big, though, is with an airplane banner - a banner attached to an airplane that shows a message.

Named after OverlyLongGag, this is where [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the "gag" is that the "airplane banner" is "overly long,"]] long"]], such that they need a second airplane to complete the thought. The second banner is sometimes only one or two words long.



This can overlap with CueCardPause.



* Described in a {{Geico}} radio ad -- the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.
* The notorious anti-smoking group Truth once put out a PSA with an airplane flying along a beach, with a banner in tow asking about what additives are put in cigarettes. What follows is an entire fleet of additional planes with even more banners listing off dozens of the 599 additives that are evidently added to the tobacco.
* A Go Compare (an insurance comparison website) advert features the annoying Tenor attempting to secure his job despite the fact nobody likes him. He sets up one of these; only the website compares so much he needed another plane to finish the last word. It's about as funny as it sounds.

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* Described in a {{Geico}} radio ad -- the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them the banners as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.
* The notorious anti-smoking group Truth once put out a PSA PublicServiceAnnouncement with an airplane flying along a beach, with a banner in tow asking about what additives are put in cigarettes. What follows is an entire fleet of additional planes with even more banners listing off dozens of the 599 additives that are evidently added to the tobacco.
* A An advert for Go Compare (an [an insurance comparison website) advert website] features the annoying Tenor attempting to secure his job despite the fact nobody likes him. He sets up one of these; only the website compares so much he needed another plane to finish the last word. It's about as funny as it sounds.



* ''The Brothers Solomon'' has this gag, and wins for having the longest one ever. It goes beyond ridiculous, beyond {{Narm}}, and on into stupefied "I can't believe how long this is going on and on with redundant crap in an airline banner. This is stupid!". But of course the protagonists are clueless, and it is a comedy. It's an important part of plot twists before the finale.

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* The ''NightCourt'' episode "Constitution" actually does it without an airplane. Bull puts up a "Welcome Home Roz" banner that runs the entire length to the courtroom: ''eighteen floors''.

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* ''The Brothers Solomon'' has this gag, and wins for having the longest one ever. It goes beyond ridiculous, beyond {{Narm}}, and on into stupefied "I can't believe how long this is going on and on with redundant crap in an airline banner. This is stupid!". But But, of course course, the protagonists are clueless, and it is a comedy. It's an important part of plot twists before the finale.

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* The ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' episode "Constitution" actually does it without an airplane. Bull puts up a "Welcome Home Roz" banner that runs the entire length to the courtroom: ''eighteen ''18 floors''.



* [[http://www.gocomics.com/redandrover/2012/08/15 This]] ''Red And Rover'' comic.

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* [[http://www.gocomics.com/redandrover/2012/08/15 This]] ''Red And and Rover'' comic.



* Done in [[http://wondermark.com/508/ this]] ''{{Wondermark}}'' strip, using a bird rather than an airplane.

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* Done in [[http://wondermark.com/508/ this]] ''{{Wondermark}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' strip, using a bird rather than an airplane.



* ''FamilyGuy'': Neil sends a message to Meg via airplane banner.
-->[[AC:First plane:]] Meg, I am your destiny. Love, Neil. Also, have you seen my good pen? I feel like I loaned it to you in physics, but I haven't seen in a
-->[[AC: Second plane:]] while.

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* ''FamilyGuy'': ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Neil sends a message to Meg via airplane banner.
-->[[AC:First plane:]] Meg, I am your destiny. Love, Neil. Also, have you seen my good pen? I feel like I loaned it to you in physics, but I haven't seen it in a
-->[[AC: Second plane:]] while.while.
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1st Apr '14 2:25:13 PM Jallen
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* A Go Compare (an insurance comparison website) advert features the annoying Tenor attempting to secure his job despite the fact nobody likes him. He sets up one of these; only the website compares so much he needed another plane to finish the last word. It's about as funny as it sounds.
2nd Dec '13 10:58:26 AM BillWoods
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* Described in a {{Geico}} radio ad - the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.

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* Described in a {{Geico}} radio ad - -- the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.



* Les Nessman has problems with one of these in the famous turkey drop episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.

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* Les Nessman has problems with one of these in the famous turkey drop turkey-drop episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.
--> '''Les Nessman:''' It says, "Happy......... Thanks......... giving......... from W......... K......... R........................ P!"
20th May '13 11:01:06 PM Rethkir
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* Described in a Geico radio ad - the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.

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* Described in a Geico {{Geico}} radio ad - the Geico Gecko and the Boss read them as they go by. The Gecko thinks it's a bit much.
13th Dec '12 2:36:11 AM JonnyB
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* Les Nessman has problems with one of these in the famous turkey drop episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti''.

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* Les Nessman has problems with one of these in the famous turkey drop episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti''.
''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''.
13th Dec '12 2:35:21 AM JonnyB
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* Les Nessman has problems with one of these in the famous turkey drop episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinatti''.
15th Aug '12 7:56:48 AM ShiningArmor87
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[[AC: Newspaper Comics]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/redandrover/2012/08/15 This]] ''Red And Rover'' comic.
16th Mar '12 6:57:31 PM abk0100
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Getting someone's attention in this day and age is hard. One way to do it big though is with an airplane banner - a banner attached to an airplane that shows a message. ([[http://www.aerialbanners.com/ Here's]] an example of a business which does this sort of thing.)

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Getting someone's attention in this day and age is hard. One way to do it big though is with an airplane banner - a banner attached to an airplane that shows a message. ([[http://www.aerialbanners.com/ Here's]] an example of a business which does this sort of thing.)
message.
3rd Nov '11 6:57:56 PM Micah
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* ''NightCourt'' actually did it without an airplane. Bull put up a "Welcome Home Roz" banner that runs the entire length to the courtroom: ''eighteen floors''.

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* *The ''NightCourt'' episode "Constitution" actually did does it without an airplane. Bull put puts up a "Welcome Home Roz" banner that runs the entire length to the courtroom: ''eighteen floors''.
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