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[[caption-width-right:350:Now with 50% more Gruen!]]
->''Welcome to TheGruenTransfer, where we pull ads over to the side of the road to see what they've been drinking.''

TheGruenTransfer is an Australian television program focusing on advertising, which debuted on TheABC on May 28, 2008. The program is hosted by comedian WilAnderson with a panel of advertising industry experts.

The title refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruen_transfer the Gruen Transfer]], the response to designed disorientation cues in retail environments to encourage impulse purchasing named after Austrian architect Victor Gruen, who designed the first shopping mall ([[IronicNickname and who strongly opposed using the transfer technique]]).

During the 2010 Australian election campaign, the show temporarily became ''Gruen Nation'', a version analyzing political spin, increasing the show's run for the year by four episodes.

In September 2011, the show re-branded itself as ''Gruen Planet'', which broadens the show's scope to include all forms of spin and PR, rather than simply advertising.

During the 2012 Olympics, the show temporarily became ''Gruen Sweat'', a version analyzing sports advertising with a particular focus on the Olympics, increasing the show's run for the year by four episodes.

Current segments include:
* ''How Do You Sell?'': This segment every week looks at advertising tactics used by advertisers. Topics covered include beer, underwear, chocolate and banks.
* ''Endorse Me'': Wil Anderson gives the panel the challenge of finding a sponsor for people who are famous for all the wrong reasons. Examples include Carl Williams and David Hicks.
* ''The Pitch'': Two advertising companies are given a brief to create an advertisement for an "unsellable" product. Previous examples have included whale meat, tourism in Baghdad, the beleaguered Australian Democrats political party, and a proposed invasion of New Zealand (which provoked a response from the New Zealand government and several NZ Website/YouTube viewers, although the final episode of Series One provided some balance in the form of a promotion for tourists not to visit Australia). As of the 2011 season, they are sourcing their weekly Pitch from fan suggestions on [[http://www.twitter.com/gruenpitch Twitter]] and Facebook.
* ''Ad of the Week'' (from season three, known instead as ''Ad Crunch''): Wil and the panel look at an ad and they discuss it and how effective it is.
* ''What is this Ad for?'': Wil shows the beginning of an ad but doesn't identify it and asks the panel to guess what it is for.
* ''What's Wrong With This Ad?'': A semi-regular segment where Wil shows an ad (usually brought to the attention by viewers) and asks the panel the things they believe to be wrong about that ad. A previous example includes the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Heaven campaign (which emphasises low fat in its product), where a viewer commented that in the ad, even after dying and going to heaven, you still have to worry about your weight.
* ''Space Invaders'': A semi-regular segment in which a real-life example of a new or unusual space for advertising is discussed. (Previous examples have included sheep jackets, children's books and on slums.) The panel are then challenged to figure out a worthwhile client for advertisements in that space.
* ''Time Tunnel'': The panel goes back to look at an ad from several years ago, and compare the strategies used to modern advertising.
* ''God, I Hate That Ad!'': A web exclusive segment where Wil will bring up a particular ad that he (or viewers) dislike and has the panel discuss it, whether it is bad or not, or why it is bad.
* ''What Does it Mean?'': A web exclusive segment where Wil and the panel come to a consensus of what message an ad is trying to get across when it is not obvious.
* ''What would Putin Do?'': Only on Gruen Planet, it discusses bizarre PR stunts pulled by Russian President VladimirPutin. For the second season of Gruen Planet, Putin was replaced by Queensland mining magnate [[CloudCuckooLander Clive Palmer]].

[[http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/default.htm Full episodes are available on the ABC website.]]
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!!'''This show provides examples of:'''

* Almost all AdvertisingTropes
** DadaAd: Making games of trying to figure them out.
** RidiculouslyLoudCommercial: Tackled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ZAGE0AIcE here]].
** And now, completely awful commercials! The search for the [[http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/worstadever.htm Worst. Ad. Ever.]]
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Occasionally, someone on the panel will say something incredibly heartless, and most of the rest of the panel won't get why everyone is so annoyed- quite a few of them can be incredibly amoral and hard-hearted.
* ArcNumber: 25814062, the number used in the barcode that makes up part of the show's logo. If there's any significance/reason to it, we won't be finding it out any time soon.
* BlackComedy: ''Endorse Me'' and ''Space Invaders'' often get ''really'' dark (to be fair, the panel almost never take said segments seriously). For example, the first ''Endorse Me'' segment (on Pope Benedict) immediately had Dan and Todd making jokes about rape, Nazis and altar boys.
* BraggingRightsReward: The Gruen Trophy received by winning The Pitch.
** The Gruen Golden Steak Knives and the Brown Logie, too.
** "[[LessDisturbingInContext I've done a dwarf!]]" -- Dee Madigan
* ButtMonkey: Russel Howcroft -- being [[AcceptableTarget a wealthy, rather conservative-leaning lifelong ad-man]] -- tends to find himself at the butt of many of the jokes that Wil and the others make.
* DeadpanSnarker: The panellists can certainly be this at times, especially during segments like Endorse Me. Wil, for his his part, is this 90% of the time.
* {{Deconstruction}} of advertising.
* DoubleEntendre: The panel make quite a few of these, probably more often than intended. They, and the audience, usually end up cracking up as a result.
** The discussion on how to pour a glass of beer and produce a stable foamy top (the head) that can be used for commercial photography inevitably turns very dirty indeed.
--->'''Dan''': ''Look, in any money-shot involving head, the key is to pull back at the right moment.''
* FoeYay: Russel and Todd never agree, and there's at least one Facebook page about their UST.
* FunTShirt: Panel regular Todd Sampson usually wears these. Archive [[http://toddsampsonstshirts.com/ here]].
* FreudianTrio
** Todd: Advertising must appeal to feelings (Id)
** Russel: You must present cold facts to convince. (Superego)
** Wil: Comedic balancing of the two with snarky remarks. (Ego)
* GodwinsLaw: The first episode of the 2010 series included a discussion of the use of AdolfHitler in advertising.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: "The Pitch" one week was to come up with an ad to promote tourism to the Canadian town of Asbestos.
* LampshadeHanging: The disadvantage of having an infotainment show on the ABC with Wil Anderson as the host is that there are a ''lot'' of really sexual jokes tossed around. Wil responds to a line from Dan about head (as in beer ads) like so:
--> And I thought this show was going to be so classy.
* LandDownunder: It says a lot about this show and Australia that the first ''How Do You Sell'' segment in the first episode was about beer.
* LesYay: In discussing a Cathay Pacific advertisement, Wil was quick to notice that there seemed to be more than a bit of {{UST}} between a stewardess and a female flier.
* LiteralMetaphor: In one episode, "The Pitch" was to sell ice to Eskimos.
* MissingEpisode: The legal department of the ABC refused to allow an ad produced for The Pitch to be aired. It is available at [[http://www.antiprejudicead.net/ www.antiprejudicead.net]].
** The site has been taken down, and you can see the ad [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkcUq1LBdaA here.]] (Warning: Contains offensive ([[OnceAcceptableTargets unfunny]]) material.)
* MrFanservice: Todd and his tight shirts.
* MoodWhiplash: The show usually takes a light-hearted look at advertising, but every so often they discuss an advert discussing a very serious topic which, naturally, tends to put a stop to the humour. One notable example involved a very confronting PSA featuring Emma Thompson about the effects of human trafficking and the sex slavery trade, during which you could have heard a pin drop in the studio.
* NineOutOfTenDoctorsAgree: Wil registered a company named Nine Out of Ten Experts, and offered to agree with any claim for a fee.
* PanelShow
* PolishTheTurd: Taken rather literally by the 2010 season, given the prize for the Worst Ad Of All Time is the Gruen Polished Turd. Taken to a meta-level by the increasingly flamboyant ways the trophy was presented before the audience.
* PoliticsTropes: ''Gruen Nation''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Often raised when the disconnect between what's in the advert and the real thing is raised. In particular, the classic 'the burger looks different in the advert than in the packet' complaint was addressed when one of the panelists pointed out that with all of the artificial, toxic and unpleasant things that are done in preproduction to get the burger in the advert looking 'perfect', it would be a much bigger concern if you ''were'' to get one of those kinds of burgers served to you. In another example, Russel countered the argument that paying for bottled water was a rip-off when you could get it for free from your tap by pointing out that technically tap water ''isn't'' free; you have to pay local water rates to have access to it.
* RedOniBlueOni: Wil is the Red to the entire panel's Blue.
* RunningGag: ''Gruen Nation'' and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYx4iezU8Iw 1949 ad]] for E.V.B. Sampson, Independent Country Party Candidate for Wollondilly.
** For the 2011 season, riffing on Coles' "DOWN DOWN PRICES ARE DOWN" advertisement series and its giant red hand paraphernalia quickly turned into one as well.
** Making fun of Russel after he says something exceedingly materialistic (or that can be construed to be bragging about his wealth) is one.
** The utterly hilarious sound effects heralding the arrival of the Golden Steak Knives/Brown Logie, too.
* SeriousBusiness: Advertising, naturally. In particular, Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft -- who are from different agencies and also have different approaches and philosophies towards advertising and its ethical implications -- can get into some pretty heated debates at times. This has been lampshaded:
--> '''Wil''': What I loved about that was you both said the same thing but still managed to disagree.
* SexyStewardess: Cropped up a few times in the third season (and discussed in-depth in the final episode) with examples of this trope in advertising, in particular focussing on the efforts of two low-budget Russian airlines to tap into this trope (an ad with sexy stewardesses washing a plane in bikinis in one example, and a nudie stewardess calendar released by another).
* TakeThat: Quite a few, actually. Often during Endorse Me or Space Invaders.
** Wil ended a Space Invaders segment on "bumvertising" with this gem:
--->"BigBrother: Sometimes it's better to be homeless."
** On ads tied to the legs of flies in a bookstore:
--->"The flies especially liked the DanBrown books. (''{{Beat}}'') [[DontExplainTheJoke 'cause they're shit.]]"
** [[Series/MasterChef Matt Preston]] and his weight turn up quite a bit as [[ButtMonkey the butt of many jokes]].
* ThatCameOutWrong: An unintentional CrowningMomentOfFunny occurred during a discussion of an ad for women's razors. A female panellist commented that the majority of young males had never seen female pubic hair. Russel then remarked "Except for their mother's". As the rest of the panel collapsed in a mix of shock, disbelief and hilarity, Russel hurriedly tried to explain that he had meant when they were born, but the explanation was lost under the hysterical laughter. Just to add the icing to the cake? Russel's mother was in the audience.
* TheWatson: Wil, who is not involved in the advertising industry, is the one who helps explain/gets the panel to explain things to the audience.
* WouldntHitAGirl: A metaphorical version - ''Gruen Nation'' noted that the Coalition was unwilling to make ads attacking Julia Gillard herself (as opposed to the Labor Party) until near the end of the 2010 election campaign, where things got increasingly off the handle.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Now with 50% more Gruen!]]
->''Welcome to TheGruenTransfer, where we pull ads over to the side of the road to see what they've been drinking.''

TheGruenTransfer is an Australian television program focusing on advertising, which debuted on TheABC on May 28, 2008. The program is hosted by comedian WilAnderson with a panel of advertising industry experts.

The title refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruen_transfer the Gruen Transfer]], the response to designed disorientation cues in retail environments to encourage impulse purchasing named after Austrian architect Victor Gruen, who designed the first shopping mall ([[IronicNickname and who strongly opposed using the transfer technique]]).

During the 2010 Australian election campaign, the show temporarily became ''Gruen Nation'', a version analyzing political spin, increasing the show's run for the year by four episodes.

In September 2011, the show re-branded itself as ''Gruen Planet'', which broadens the show's scope to include all forms of spin and PR, rather than simply advertising.

During the 2012 Olympics, the show temporarily became ''Gruen Sweat'', a version analyzing sports advertising with a particular focus on the Olympics, increasing the show's run for the year by four episodes.

Current segments include:
* ''How Do You Sell?'': This segment every week looks at advertising tactics used by advertisers. Topics covered include beer, underwear, chocolate and banks.
* ''Endorse Me'': Wil Anderson gives the panel the challenge of finding a sponsor for people who are famous for all the wrong reasons. Examples include Carl Williams and David Hicks.
* ''The Pitch'': Two advertising companies are given a brief to create an advertisement for an "unsellable" product. Previous examples have included whale meat, tourism in Baghdad, the beleaguered Australian Democrats political party, and a proposed invasion of New Zealand (which provoked a response from the New Zealand government and several NZ Website/YouTube viewers, although the final episode of Series One provided some balance in the form of a promotion for tourists not to visit Australia). As of the 2011 season, they are sourcing their weekly Pitch from fan suggestions on [[http://www.twitter.com/gruenpitch Twitter]] and Facebook.
* ''Ad of the Week'' (from season three, known instead as ''Ad Crunch''): Wil and the panel look at an ad and they discuss it and how effective it is.
* ''What is this Ad for?'': Wil shows the beginning of an ad but doesn't identify it and asks the panel to guess what it is for.
* ''What's Wrong With This Ad?'': A semi-regular segment where Wil shows an ad (usually brought to the attention by viewers) and asks the panel the things they believe to be wrong about that ad. A previous example includes the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Heaven campaign (which emphasises low fat in its product), where a viewer commented that in the ad, even after dying and going to heaven, you still have to worry about your weight.
* ''Space Invaders'': A semi-regular segment in which a real-life example of a new or unusual space for advertising is discussed. (Previous examples have included sheep jackets, children's books and on slums.) The panel are then challenged to figure out a worthwhile client for advertisements in that space.
* ''Time Tunnel'': The panel goes back to look at an ad from several years ago, and compare the strategies used to modern advertising.
* ''God, I Hate That Ad!'': A web exclusive segment where Wil will bring up a particular ad that he (or viewers) dislike and has the panel discuss it, whether it is bad or not, or why it is bad.
* ''What Does it Mean?'': A web exclusive segment where Wil and the panel come to a consensus of what message an ad is trying to get across when it is not obvious.
* ''What would Putin Do?'': Only on Gruen Planet, it discusses bizarre PR stunts pulled by Russian President VladimirPutin. For the second season of Gruen Planet, Putin was replaced by Queensland mining magnate [[CloudCuckooLander Clive Palmer]].

[[http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/default.htm Full episodes are available on the ABC website.]]
----
!!'''This show provides examples of:'''

* Almost all AdvertisingTropes
** DadaAd: Making games of trying to figure them out.
** RidiculouslyLoudCommercial: Tackled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ZAGE0AIcE here]].
** And now, completely awful commercials! The search for the [[http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/worstadever.htm Worst. Ad. Ever.]]
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Occasionally, someone on the panel will say something incredibly heartless, and most of the rest of the panel won't get why everyone is so annoyed- quite a few of them can be incredibly amoral and hard-hearted.
* ArcNumber: 25814062, the number used in the barcode that makes up part of the show's logo. If there's any significance/reason to it, we won't be finding it out any time soon.
* BlackComedy: ''Endorse Me'' and ''Space Invaders'' often get ''really'' dark (to be fair, the panel almost never take said segments seriously). For example, the first ''Endorse Me'' segment (on Pope Benedict) immediately had Dan and Todd making jokes about rape, Nazis and altar boys.
* BraggingRightsReward: The Gruen Trophy received by winning The Pitch.
** The Gruen Golden Steak Knives and the Brown Logie, too.
** "[[LessDisturbingInContext I've done a dwarf!]]" -- Dee Madigan
* ButtMonkey: Russel Howcroft -- being [[AcceptableTarget a wealthy, rather conservative-leaning lifelong ad-man]] -- tends to find himself at the butt of many of the jokes that Wil and the others make.
* DeadpanSnarker: The panellists can certainly be this at times, especially during segments like Endorse Me. Wil, for his his part, is this 90% of the time.
* {{Deconstruction}} of advertising.
* DoubleEntendre: The panel make quite a few of these, probably more often than intended. They, and the audience, usually end up cracking up as a result.
** The discussion on how to pour a glass of beer and produce a stable foamy top (the head) that can be used for commercial photography inevitably turns very dirty indeed.
--->'''Dan''': ''Look, in any money-shot involving head, the key is to pull back at the right moment.''
* FoeYay: Russel and Todd never agree, and there's at least one Facebook page about their UST.
* FunTShirt: Panel regular Todd Sampson usually wears these. Archive [[http://toddsampsonstshirts.com/ here]].
* FreudianTrio
** Todd: Advertising must appeal to feelings (Id)
** Russel: You must present cold facts to convince. (Superego)
** Wil: Comedic balancing of the two with snarky remarks. (Ego)
* GodwinsLaw: The first episode of the 2010 series included a discussion of the use of AdolfHitler in advertising.
* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: "The Pitch" one week was to come up with an ad to promote tourism to the Canadian town of Asbestos.
* LampshadeHanging: The disadvantage of having an infotainment show on the ABC with Wil Anderson as the host is that there are a ''lot'' of really sexual jokes tossed around. Wil responds to a line from Dan about head (as in beer ads) like so:
--> And I thought this show was going to be so classy.
* LandDownunder: It says a lot about this show and Australia that the first ''How Do You Sell'' segment in the first episode was about beer.
* LesYay: In discussing a Cathay Pacific advertisement, Wil was quick to notice that there seemed to be more than a bit of {{UST}} between a stewardess and a female flier.
* LiteralMetaphor: In one episode, "The Pitch" was to sell ice to Eskimos.
* MissingEpisode: The legal department of the ABC refused to allow an ad produced for The Pitch to be aired. It is available at [[http://www.antiprejudicead.net/ www.antiprejudicead.net]].
** The site has been taken down, and you can see the ad [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkcUq1LBdaA here.]] (Warning: Contains offensive ([[OnceAcceptableTargets unfunny]]) material.)
* MrFanservice: Todd and his tight shirts.
* MoodWhiplash: The show usually takes a light-hearted look at advertising, but every so often they discuss an advert discussing a very serious topic which, naturally, tends to put a stop to the humour. One notable example involved a very confronting PSA featuring Emma Thompson about the effects of human trafficking and the sex slavery trade, during which you could have heard a pin drop in the studio.
* NineOutOfTenDoctorsAgree: Wil registered a company named Nine Out of Ten Experts, and offered to agree with any claim for a fee.
* PanelShow
* PolishTheTurd: Taken rather literally by the 2010 season, given the prize for the Worst Ad Of All Time is the Gruen Polished Turd. Taken to a meta-level by the increasingly flamboyant ways the trophy was presented before the audience.
* PoliticsTropes: ''Gruen Nation''
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Often raised when the disconnect between what's in the advert and the real thing is raised. In particular, the classic 'the burger looks different in the advert than in the packet' complaint was addressed when one of the panelists pointed out that with all of the artificial, toxic and unpleasant things that are done in preproduction to get the burger in the advert looking 'perfect', it would be a much bigger concern if you ''were'' to get one of those kinds of burgers served to you. In another example, Russel countered the argument that paying for bottled water was a rip-off when you could get it for free from your tap by pointing out that technically tap water ''isn't'' free; you have to pay local water rates to have access to it.
* RedOniBlueOni: Wil is the Red to the entire panel's Blue.
* RunningGag: ''Gruen Nation'' and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYx4iezU8Iw 1949 ad]] for E.V.B. Sampson, Independent Country Party Candidate for Wollondilly.
** For the 2011 season, riffing on Coles' "DOWN DOWN PRICES ARE DOWN" advertisement series and its giant red hand paraphernalia quickly turned into one as well.
** Making fun of Russel after he says something exceedingly materialistic (or that can be construed to be bragging about his wealth) is one.
** The utterly hilarious sound effects heralding the arrival of the Golden Steak Knives/Brown Logie, too.
* SeriousBusiness: Advertising, naturally. In particular, Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft -- who are from different agencies and also have different approaches and philosophies towards advertising and its ethical implications -- can get into some pretty heated debates at times. This has been lampshaded:
--> '''Wil''': What I loved about that was you both said the same thing but still managed to disagree.
* SexyStewardess: Cropped up a few times in the third season (and discussed in-depth in the final episode) with examples of this trope in advertising, in particular focussing on the efforts of two low-budget Russian airlines to tap into this trope (an ad with sexy stewardesses washing a plane in bikinis in one example, and a nudie stewardess calendar released by another).
* TakeThat: Quite a few, actually. Often during Endorse Me or Space Invaders.
** Wil ended a Space Invaders segment on "bumvertising" with this gem:
--->"BigBrother: Sometimes it's better to be homeless."
** On ads tied to the legs of flies in a bookstore:
--->"The flies especially liked the DanBrown books. (''{{Beat}}'') [[DontExplainTheJoke 'cause they're shit.]]"
** [[Series/MasterChef Matt Preston]] and his weight turn up quite a bit as [[ButtMonkey the butt of many jokes]].
* ThatCameOutWrong: An unintentional CrowningMomentOfFunny occurred during a discussion of an ad for women's razors. A female panellist commented that the majority of young males had never seen female pubic hair. Russel then remarked "Except for their mother's". As the rest of the panel collapsed in a mix of shock, disbelief and hilarity, Russel hurriedly tried to explain that he had meant when they were born, but the explanation was lost under the hysterical laughter. Just to add the icing to the cake? Russel's mother was in the audience.
* TheWatson: Wil, who is not involved in the advertising industry, is the one who helps explain/gets the panel to explain things to the audience.
* WouldntHitAGirl: A metaphorical version - ''Gruen Nation'' noted that the Coalition was unwilling to make ads attacking Julia Gillard herself (as opposed to the Labor Party) until near the end of the 2010 election campaign, where things got increasingly off the handle.

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4th Feb '13 6:04:18 AM Zadia
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* ArcNumber: 25814062, the number used in the barcode that makes up part of the show's logo. If there's any significance/reason to it, we won't be finding it out any time soon.
3rd Feb '13 4:51:42 AM Zadia
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* BlackComedy: ''Endorse Me'' and ''Space Invaders'' often get ''really'' dark. For example, the first ''Endorse Me'' segment (on Pope Benedict) immediately had Dan and Todd making jokes about rape and altar boys.

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* BlackComedy: ''Endorse Me'' and ''Space Invaders'' often get ''really'' dark. dark (to be fair, the panel almost never take said segments seriously). For example, the first ''Endorse Me'' segment (on Pope Benedict) immediately had Dan and Todd making jokes about rape rape, Nazis and altar boys.
3rd Feb '13 4:49:45 AM Zadia
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* BlackComedy: ''Endorse Me'' and ''Space Invaders'' often get ''really'' dark. For example, the first ''Endorse Me'' segment (on Pope Benedict) immediately had Dan and Todd making jokes about rape and altar boys.
3rd Feb '13 4:27:05 AM Zadia
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* LampshadeHanging: The disadvantage of having an infotainment show on the ABC with Wil Anderson as the host is that there are a ''lot'' of really sexual jokes tossed around. Wil responds to a line from Dan about head (as in beer ads) like so:
--> And I thought this show was going to be so classy.


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* RedOniBlueOni: Wil is the Red to the entire panel's Blue.


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* TheWatson: Wil, who is not involved in the advertising industry, is the one who helps explain/gets the panel to explain things to the audience.
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace. "The Pitch" one week was to come up with an ad to promote tourism to the Canadian town of Asbestos.

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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace. IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: "The Pitch" one week was to come up with an ad to promote tourism to the Canadian town of Asbestos.
3rd Feb '13 4:22:04 AM Zadia
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* AMillionIsAStatistic: Occasionally, someone on the panel will say something incredibly heartless, and most of the rest of the panel won't get why everyone is so annoyed- quite a few of them can be incredibly amoral and hard-hearted.



** The Gruen Golden Steak Knives and the Brown Logie, too.



--->'''Dan''': ''Look, in any moneyshot involving head, the key is to pull back at the right moment.''

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--->'''Dan''': ''Look, in any moneyshot money-shot involving head, the key is to pull back at the right moment.''''
* FoeYay: Russel and Todd never agree, and there's at least one Facebook page about their UST.


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** Making fun of Russel after he says something exceedingly materialistic (or that can be construed to be bragging about his wealth) is one.
** The utterly hilarious sound effects heralding the arrival of the Golden Steak Knives/Brown Logie, too.
3rd Feb '13 4:09:35 AM Zadia
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* LandDownunder: It says a lot about this show and Australia that the first ''How Do You Sell'' segment in the first episode was about beer.
17th Sep '12 2:34:50 AM Doc_Loki
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* ''What would Putin Do?'': Only on Gruen Planet, it discusses bizarre PR stunts pulled by Russian President VladimirPutin.

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* ''What would Putin Do?'': Only on Gruen Planet, it discusses bizarre PR stunts pulled by Russian President VladimirPutin.
VladimirPutin. For the second season of Gruen Planet, Putin was replaced by Queensland mining magnate [[CloudCuckooLander Clive Palmer]].
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* FunTShirt: Panel regular Todd Sampson usually wears these.

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* FunTShirt: Panel regular Todd Sampson usually wears these. Archive [[http://toddsampsonstshirts.com/ here]].
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