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30th Apr '16 5:54:34 PM BNSF1995
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* A WhatCouldHaveBeen example: Creator/SpikeSpencer and Creator/TiffanyGrant reportedly recorded AIDS PSAs as their characters from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Shinji Ikari and Asuka Langely Soryu, respectively. These PSAs were only mentioned by Spencer in a DVD commentary, and Grant at a convention appearance, as they were never released for unknown reasons, though fants have made up some pretty hilarious theories as to what they sounded like.
28th Apr '16 2:33:10 PM Jeduthun
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Those shown during children's cartoons are often either [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle educational]] or [[ScareEmStraight traumatizing]]. All varieties are susceptible to {{detournement}}.

A subtrope is the kind put on by networks themselves, just to say: WeCare. Compare AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews for when companies use trusted media for less-than-pure purposes.

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Those shown during children's cartoons are often either [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle educational]] or [[ScareEmStraight traumatizing]]. All varieties are susceptible to {{detournement}}. \n\n It can also be seen as a benign variant of the PropagandaPiece.

A subtrope is the kind put on by networks themselves, just to say: WeCare. Compare AdvertisingDisguisedAsNews for when companies use trusted media for less-than-pure purposes.
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21st Apr '16 4:26:45 PM Jeduthun
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If the [=PSA=] lacks sufficient self-awareness, it may fall victim to the [[BrokenAesop unintended message]], "DoNotDoThisCoolThing."

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If [=PSAs=] may sometimes seem to deliver a CaptainObviousAesop, but it's good to remember that SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. On the other hand, if the [=PSA=] lacks sufficient self-awareness, it may fall victim to the [[BrokenAesop unintended message]], "DoNotDoThisCoolThing."
8th Apr '16 2:13:06 AM Roach
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* Internationally well-known is the series of five-minute spots roginating in germany unter the title ''Der 7. Sinn''. It was used to educate in traffic safety - with the target audience being drivers. It ran from february 1966 through december 2005 and was broadcast among other countries in the US, Japan, Brazil and many more.

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* Internationally well-known is the series of five-minute spots roginating originating in germany Germany unter the title ''Der 7. Sinn''. It was used to educate in traffic safety - with the target audience being drivers. It ran from february 1966 through december 2005 and was broadcast among other countries in the US, Japan, Brazil and many more.
8th Apr '16 1:21:33 AM Roach
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* Internationally well-known is the series of five-minute spots roginating in germany unter the title ''Der 7. Sinn''. It was used to educate in traffic safety - with the target audience being drivers. It ran from february 1966 through december 2005 and was broadcast among other countries in the US, Japan, Brazil and many more.
4th Apr '16 10:33:53 PM Adept
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* Your local ''StreetFighter'' machine would like to remind you that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winners_Don%27t_Use_Drugs Winners Don't Use Drugs]].

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* Your local ''StreetFighter'' ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' machine would like to remind you that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winners_Don%27t_Use_Drugs Winners Don't Use Drugs]].



*** ''RockBand'' has an arcade venue where the cabinets will occasionally show the screen. It's very rare that a shot of one of the cabinets will be clear enough while it's showing this screen for a keen eye to notice the first word is "Weiners".

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*** ''RockBand'' ''VideoGame/RockBand'' has an arcade venue where the cabinets will occasionally show the screen. It's very rare that a shot of one of the cabinets will be clear enough while it's showing this screen for a keen eye to notice the first word is "Weiners".



* KeyAndPeele have a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g-s-pghtYQ really bizzare]] parody involving Creator/MrT, where he ignores the kids talking about racism, drugs, or alcohol but immediately appears when they make a reference that could be tied back to him.

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* KeyAndPeele Series/KeyAndPeele have a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g-s-pghtYQ really bizzare]] parody involving Creator/MrT, where he ignores the kids talking about racism, drugs, or alcohol but immediately appears when they make a reference that could be tied back to him.
25th Mar '16 7:50:20 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The half-PSA half-short film ''Cow'', made by a police agency in Wales. In the PSA, a girl named Cassie, who is texting whilst driving, gets in a car crash with three other people. There's lots of bonesnapping and blood, and Cassie is the only survivor. A clip of the movie went viral and it was subsequently reuploaded, featured on the news and Creator/TheBBC, and positively reviewed by news critics. Many teens who watched the film have sworn off texting and driving. The clip of this powerful PSA can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I54mlK0kVw here.]] Warning: as we mentioned earlier, it has heavy blood, so don't watch if you're {{Squick}}ish; there's a reason it's restricted to older teens.



* Oh, god, the NSPCC ads! There's that one with that [[TheWoobie poor cartoon child]] being torn limb from limb by his own father, and there's also that one called "Can't Look"!
5th Mar '16 11:20:53 AM WillKeaton
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* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra9FNyHmdRU Cuidate A Ti Mismo]]" (Take Care of Yourself) series, directed to children in order to protect them from being ensnared by child predators:

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* The "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra9FNyHmdRU Cuidate "Cuidate A Ti Mismo]]" Mismo"]] (Take Care of Yourself) series, directed to children in order to protect them from being ensnared by child predators:



* The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ZLAvFNgf0 Cuenta Hasta Diez]]" (Count To Ten) series, directed to adults in order to prevent children's physical and emotional abuse caused by anger outbursts:

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* The "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6ZLAvFNgf0 Cuenta "Cuenta Hasta Diez]]" Diez"]] (Count To Ten) series, directed to adults in order to prevent children's physical and emotional abuse caused by anger outbursts:
5th Mar '16 11:20:20 AM WillKeaton
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* An example from Finland: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpjR5a7IXUU Beware of thin ice]]. Many people claim it to be too traumatising to be on tv. It was/is aired together with the country's most popular children's show.

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* An example from Finland: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpjR5a7IXUU Beware of thin ice]]. ice.]] Many people claim it to be too traumatising to be on tv. It was/is aired together with the country's most popular children's show.
5th Mar '16 11:19:54 AM WillKeaton
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* A particularly notable case is the preventit.ca [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCyVku1HvI workplace safety PSAs]]: "I'm a trope with a lot of potential. [[NoOSHACompliance But that's never going to happen because I'm going to be in a terrible "accident"]]... These grew progressively more tame and less terrifying, transitioning from "Witness the foreshadowed gruesome death/disfigurement" to "The dead man lives on as a narrating zombie" to "Merely hear about the gruesome death secondhand as the dead Rise From Their Graves to chat" to "Hear about the gruesome death that ''might have happened'' if someone hadn't stepped in to save the victim at the last second."

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* A particularly notable case is the preventit.ca [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCyVku1HvI workplace safety PSAs]]: PSAs.]] "I'm a trope with a lot of potential. [[NoOSHACompliance But that's never going to happen because I'm going to be in a terrible "accident"]]... These grew progressively more tame and less terrifying, transitioning from "Witness the foreshadowed gruesome death/disfigurement" to "The dead man lives on as a narrating zombie" to "Merely hear about the gruesome death secondhand as the dead Rise From Their Graves to chat" to "Hear about the gruesome death that ''might have happened'' if someone hadn't stepped in to save the victim at the last second."
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