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11th Jun '16 2:16:25 PM Morgenthaler
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*** Their spokespersons also include Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, Charlotte [=McKinney=], [[{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Year 2007]] Sara Jean Underwood and now [[https://t.co/ccDnIFN2Mi Hayden Panettiere]]. You get the idea.

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*** Their spokespersons also include Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, Charlotte [=McKinney=], [[{{Playboy}} [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Year 2007]] Sara Jean Underwood and now [[https://t.co/ccDnIFN2Mi Hayden Panettiere]]. You get the idea.
8th Jun '16 7:40:24 AM hellomoto
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[[caption-width-right:350:Because bracelets make great beachwear.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Because [[caption-width-right:350:[[SarcasmMode Because bracelets make great beachwear.]]
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12th May '16 9:02:23 PM Killerweinerdog
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--> Morty: What... the hell?!

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--> Morty: What... What in the hell?!
20th Apr '16 6:24:47 AM MiinU
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* ''Manga/RuinExplorers'': In the second episode, Ihrie ends up having to take a job as a bar maid, after Fam runs off with her coin purse. The barkeep tells her to ShowSomeLeg and [[{{Fanservice}} wiggle her butt]] to attract costumers, then smacks on the ass to send her back to work.

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* ''Manga/RuinExplorers'': In the second episode, Ihrie ends up having to take a job work as a bar maid, after Fam runs off with her coin purse. The barkeep tells her to ShowSomeLeg and [[{{Fanservice}} wiggle her butt]] to attract costumers, then smacks before smacking her on the ass to send her back to work.
19th Apr '16 8:35:25 PM MiinU
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* In ''Franchise/OnePiece'', possibly the reason why Nami and Robin got...really ridiculous upgrades to their appearances post-TimeSkip.
21st Mar '16 4:18:14 PM nombretomado
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* An in story example can be seen in ''QueerAsFolk'' with Brian Kinney being the [[InformedAbility supposedly great commercial producer]], though he's really a one-trick pony. Selling booze? use the sex angle. Selling Viagra? The sex angle. A charity carnival? Make it sexy. ''A Republican campaign''? [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten Use the sex angle]]!

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* An in story example can be seen in ''QueerAsFolk'' ''Series/QueerAsFolk'' with Brian Kinney being the [[InformedAbility supposedly great commercial producer]], though he's really a one-trick pony. Selling booze? use the sex angle. Selling Viagra? The sex angle. A charity carnival? Make it sexy. ''A Republican campaign''? [[BlondeRepublicanSexKitten Use the sex angle]]!



* After Michael left ''TheOffice'', James Spader played one of the applicants interviewed to replace him. When asked how he would sell paper, he explained that "There is no such thing as a product. Don't ever think there is. There is only sex. Everything is sex." After he left the room, Jim commented that "He creeps me out... but I think he might be a genius."
* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn gets a job as the assistant to an advertising executive and is asked to come up with ideas from a toothpaste campaign. Shawn think of a "sexy fresh breath" campaign but Cory recommends he choose a bacteria-based campaign because "sex does not sell". Shawn of course chooses the sexy breath one which the boss ends up liking.
* ''WhosTheBoss'': Tony takes an advertising class and makes a commercial for women's shampoo using a sexy lady coming out of the shower in just a small towel. Then Angela, who actually ''works'' in advertising, points out that his commercial won't actually sell the product because it's marketing to men but the product is for women.

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* After Michael left ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', James Spader played one of the applicants interviewed to replace him. When asked how he would sell paper, he explained that "There is no such thing as a product. Don't ever think there is. There is only sex. Everything is sex." After he left the room, Jim commented that "He creeps me out... but I think he might be a genius."
* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Shawn gets a job as the assistant to an advertising executive and is asked to come up with ideas from a toothpaste campaign. Shawn think of a "sexy fresh breath" campaign but Cory recommends he choose a bacteria-based campaign because "sex does not sell". Shawn of course chooses the sexy breath one which the boss ends up liking.
* ''WhosTheBoss'': ''Series/WhosTheBoss'': Tony takes an advertising class and makes a commercial for women's shampoo using a sexy lady coming out of the shower in just a small towel. Then Angela, who actually ''works'' in advertising, points out that his commercial won't actually sell the product because it's marketing to men but the product is for women.



* The {{Switchfoot}} song "Easier Than Love" discusses this trope.

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* The {{Switchfoot}} Music/{{Switchfoot}} song "Easier Than Love" discusses this trope.
18th Mar '16 8:43:34 PM Hossmeister
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29th Feb '16 5:53:07 PM McJeff
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* Videogame/{{EverQuest}} is probably best known for the scantily-clad elf woman on the box. Her name is Firiona Vie, and although she's technically a big deal in the game's lore, she's also pretty much LadyNotAppearingInThisGame. Videogame/{{EverQuest II}} went the same direction with Antonia Bayle. However, roughly about 2009 [=SoE=] deliberately phased out the sexy cover art for their games.
17th Feb '16 10:35:07 PM Cindylover1969
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*** Basically, any Carl's Jr. ad (their spokespersons have included Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, Charlotte [=McKinney=], [[{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Year 2007]] Sara Jean Underwood]] and now [[https://t.co/ccDnIFN2Mi Hayden Panettiere]]).

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*** Basically, any Carl's Jr. ad (their Their spokespersons have included also include Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, Charlotte [=McKinney=], [[{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Year 2007]] Sara Jean Underwood]] Underwood and now [[https://t.co/ccDnIFN2Mi Hayden Panettiere]]).Panettiere]]. You get the idea.
17th Feb '16 10:33:52 PM Cindylover1969
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**** Basically, any Carl's Jr. ad (their spokespersons have included Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, Charlotte [=McKinney=], [[{{Playboy}} Playmate of the Year 2007]] Sara Jean Underwood]] and now [[https://t.co/ccDnIFN2Mi Hayden Panettiere]]).
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