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20th Apr '16 9:39:16 AM Cyclone
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG-Z-kYSC4s I'm in debt up to my eyeballs.]]
19th Mar '16 4:06:33 PM MasoTey
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* Paul Kane's short story "Life-O-Matic" takes place in a world where ''everybody'' is like this -- until the protagonist, Jeff, wakes up and realizes how creepy it is.
-->And yes, as June kept telling him, they had dozens of cleaning implements that could reach even into the smallest of nooks or crannies, but Jeff never actually saw her using any of them, only on small sections of the carpet which she would spill wine on deliberately just to show him how easy it was to "foam-away"!
1st Mar '16 8:54:29 PM MasoTey
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In advertising, customers are routinely shown to be extremely and conspicuously ecstatic about the product, no matter how mundane - or in fact boring - it is. This works in all formats: visual forms of advertisement may show people grinning inanely, laughing and jumping for joy, radio spots may have people cheering and going ''woo-hoo'' in the background because they saved pennies on a bubblegum purchase, got a free sandwich with their car or are just generally pleased with the overall product because, [[{{Anvilicious}} you know, it's just so good]].

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->''"They mean well, poor souls, and they dress neatly and keep a cheery smile, but they must have been shortchanged in the smarts department because all they care about in this life is how white their whites get."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', review of ''$1,000,000 Duck''

In advertising, customers are routinely shown to be extremely and conspicuously ecstatic about the product, no matter how mundane - -- or in fact boring - -- it is. This works in all formats: visual forms of advertisement may show people grinning inanely, laughing and jumping for joy, radio spots may have people cheering and going ''woo-hoo'' in the background because they saved pennies on a bubblegum purchase, got a free sandwich with their car or are just generally pleased with the overall product because, [[{{Anvilicious}} you know, it's just so good]].
20th Dec '15 11:35:58 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Dec '15 11:35:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in TheAustinLoungeLizards music video ''"The Drugs I Need."''

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* Parodied in TheAustinLoungeLizards Music/TheAustinLoungeLizards music video ''"The Drugs I Need."''
9th Sep '13 2:29:53 PM PriceCheck
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* In the Music/{{Evanescence}} music video for "Everybody's Fool" Amy Lee's character plays one to emphasize her StepfordSmiler status.
3rd Feb '13 10:07:06 AM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''{{Batman The Animated Series}}'', one of the Joker's schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.

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* In ''{{Batman ''WesternAnimation/{{Batman The Animated Series}}'', one of the Joker's schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
30th Oct '11 11:26:40 AM Micah
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* In ''{{Batman The Animated Series}}'', one of The Joker's schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.

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* In ''{{Batman The Animated Series}}'', one of The the Joker's schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
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