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19th Mar '18 10:21:28 AM nombretomado
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*** The Season 1 DVD for ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', despite claiming to be complete, was actually missing the pilot episode, ''Help Wanted'', due to music licensing issues with the song that plays when SpongeBob makes Krabby Patties, ''Livin' in the Sunlight'' by Music/TinyTim. Nickelodeon did, however, rectify this by including the episode on future releases of the show, most prominently the Season 3 DVD as a bonus feature, and with the song included.
*** The complete series of ''WesternAnimation/{{ChalkZone}}'' was released in October 2014 as an Amazon-exclusive Manufacture-On-Demand DVD. However, the set actually omitted one eleven-minute segment, ''The Smooch'', for the same reasons as ''Help Wanted'' (in this case, the Baha Men's cover of the song Coconut got in the way). The episode and music video it was paired with, ''Power Play'' and ''All the Way to the Top'', were included, and the credits of the episode were untouched, acknowledging the missing episode. Unlike the SpongeBob episode, Nickelodeon does not plan to go back and clear the rights for the song.

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*** The Season 1 DVD for ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', despite claiming to be complete, was actually missing the pilot episode, ''Help Wanted'', due to music licensing issues with the song that plays when SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] makes Krabby Patties, ''Livin' in the Sunlight'' by Music/TinyTim. Nickelodeon did, however, rectify this by including the episode on future releases of the show, most prominently the Season 3 DVD as a bonus feature, and with the song included.
*** The complete series of ''WesternAnimation/{{ChalkZone}}'' was released in October 2014 as an Amazon-exclusive Manufacture-On-Demand DVD. However, the set actually omitted one eleven-minute segment, ''The Smooch'', for the same reasons as ''Help Wanted'' (in this case, the Baha Men's cover of the song Coconut got in the way). The episode and music video it was paired with, ''Power Play'' and ''All the Way to the Top'', were included, and the credits of the episode were untouched, acknowledging the missing episode. Unlike the SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] episode, Nickelodeon does not plan to go back and clear the rights for the song.
6th Mar '18 7:18:18 PM Andyroid
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* ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail''
** Seen on the post cards in "vacation". Strong Bad claims that there's nothing great about "The Great Mound", remarks that "Fabulous Downtown Pantsburg" isn't as fabulous as it appears on the postcard, and discovers "That Clock (Look at it Go!)" doesn't actually run and is stuck at 2:55. Inverted with the postcard of "Historic Over There", which according to Strong Bad does appear in real-life to be painted entirely in sepia tones, complete with brown sky and pavement.

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* ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail''
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** Seen on the post cards in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "vacation". Strong Bad claims that there's nothing great about "The Great Mound", remarks that "Fabulous Downtown Pantsburg" isn't as fabulous as it appears on the postcard, and discovers "That Clock (Look at it Go!)" doesn't actually run and is stuck at 2:55. Inverted with the postcard of "Historic Over There", which according to Strong Bad does appear claims actually appears in real-life to be painted entirely in sepia tones, complete with brown sky and pavement.
28th Feb '18 8:17:08 AM Nikku
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* The cover art of Hyper Street Fighter II: the Anniversary Edition claims that it includes the animated Street Fighter II movie "in it's entirety". While it does include the movie, it is obviously not the full product, notably cutting the Chun-Li shower scene in such a poor way that you can clearly tell certain parts have been removed. The jumps in the music are VERY blatant.
20th Feb '18 7:39:30 AM akaun6899
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** Humorously averted with a recent repackaging of the three box sets of the show, which labels it [[ExactWords The Almost Complete Collection]].
1st Feb '18 9:24:06 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode, "Grandpa Moves Out", Roberto Mazatlan advertises a retirement home called Flushing Waters. In the commercial, Roberto claims Flushing Waters to have gourmet food and wonderful on-site fishing, and Lou decides to move there when he feels unappreciated by Stu, Didi, and Tommy when he inadvertently interferes with their dinner. It is later revealed that Flushing Waters is [[BleakAbyssRetirementHome a lot more run-down than advertised]], with the "gourmet" food looking like something one would expect from a public school cafeteria, and the fishing creek revealed to be a large fountain stocked with fish that the residents are supposed to catch with nets and put back when they're done. Lou soon finds out that Flushing Waters isn't as luxurious as advertised, but he refuses to admit it to his family until Tommy and Angelica cause a series of mishaps that make him realize that they're the most important things in his life.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode, "Grandpa "[[Recap/RugratsS3E4GrandpaMovesOutTheLegendOfSatchmo Grandpa Moves Out", Out]]", Roberto Mazatlan advertises a retirement home called Flushing Waters. In the commercial, Roberto claims Flushing Waters to have gourmet food and wonderful on-site fishing, and Lou decides to move there when he feels unappreciated by Stu, Didi, and Tommy when he inadvertently interferes with their dinner. It is later revealed that Flushing Waters is [[BleakAbyssRetirementHome a lot more run-down than advertised]], with the "gourmet" food looking like something one would expect from a public school cafeteria, and the fishing creek revealed to be a large fountain stocked with fish that the residents are supposed to catch with nets and put back when they're done. Lou soon finds out that Flushing Waters isn't as luxurious as advertised, but he refuses to admit it to his family until Tommy and Angelica cause a series of mishaps that make him realize that they're the most important things in his life.
21st Jan '18 5:25:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Lionel Hutz' advertising as a lawyer. His business cards say "Works on contingency -- No money down". When confronted with this by Homer and Marge, seeking his legal council, Hutz hastily claims that it is just a typo, "correcting" the card with a red marker to say "Works on contingency'''[++?++]''' -- No'''[++,++]''' money down'''[++!++]'''" At which point Hutz also notices that the bar association logo on the card is no longer valid, so he quickly [[EatTheEvidence tears it off and eats it]].

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** Lionel Hutz' advertising as a lawyer. His business cards say "Works on contingency -- No money down". When confronted with this by Homer and Marge, Bart, seeking his legal council, Hutz hastily claims that it is just a typo, "correcting" the card with a red marker to say "Works on contingency'''[++?++]''' -- No'''[++,++]''' money down'''[++!++]'''" At which point Hutz also notices that the bar association logo on the card is no longer valid, so he quickly [[EatTheEvidence tears it off and eats it]].
28th Oct '17 3:05:16 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' the "[[ScrewLearningIHavePhlebotinum powdered dragon claw]]" that Harold Dingle was selling was actually toxic dried doxy droppings.
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22nd Oct '17 7:39:55 PM Arachnos
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* ''VideoGame/{{Evony}}'' popularized the very sleazy tactic of marketing browser games using pictures of [[SexSells scantily clad women]] who [[LadyNotAppearingInThisGame typically are nowhere to be found in the actual game]] and trying very hard to convince the viewer that the game is pornographic even when it's anything but.
5th Oct '17 3:18:59 PM ChilledXSocks
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** Similarly, a [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Nintendo]] [[UsefulNotes/WiiU eShop]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch card]] may have $20 on it, but remember, unless you live in a region that lacks sales tax, you now have to pay for tax on your purchases too (so it's fortunate that [[AndNinetyNineCents the prices in the eShop end with or cost 99¢]]). And depending on which state you live in, you'll still have a pocket change amount of money left in your account that you can't use.

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** Similarly, a [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Nintendo]] [[UsefulNotes/WiiU eShop]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch card]] may have $20 on it, but remember, unless you live in a region like Delaware that lacks sales tax, you now have to pay for tax on your purchases too (so it's fortunate that [[AndNinetyNineCents the prices in the eShop end with or cost 99¢]]). And depending on which state you live in, you'll still have a pocket change amount of money left in your account that you can't use. Fortunately, you can top up your eShop balance to the exact amount you need for a purchase if you have a credit or debit card, but then why bother purchasing the eShop card?
22nd Sep '17 3:45:56 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Roblox}}'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHHnkhdYKo 2011 TV commercial]] was widely criticized because of this. Most of the places shown and one user, [=TimmyMcPwnage=], do not exist. Some of the gimmicks displayed, such as the mad veichle chase and the rave party, weren't possible to program at that time. Finally, "IT'S FREEEEEE!" [[LargeHam is shouted]], yet Builder's Club and the Robux mumbo jumbo weren't mentioned at all. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmkoGdNEs5A Here's a nice video which analyzes the commercial and points out the lies.]]
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