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1st Dec '15 7:25:40 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GarfieldAndFriends'', episode 34: "Housebreak Hotel", a pet hotel promised a luxury stay. When Jon left, Garfield discovered that the sleeping accommodations were stacked cages in rooms, and the food was worse than raisins. In episode 53: "Wonderful World", the titular amusement park is discovered to have fallen into disrepair... much to the eventual ire of the founder... In episode 73: "Rainy Day Robot", a robot, advertised as being able to bring about any weather on command, never actually causes rain to fall from the sky, although a number of other things do... including 27 pianos.
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* In ''GarfieldAndFriends'', ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', episode 34: "Housebreak Hotel", a pet hotel promised a luxury stay. When Jon left, Garfield discovered that the sleeping accommodations were stacked cages in rooms, and the food was worse than raisins. In episode 53: "Wonderful World", the titular amusement park is discovered to have fallen into disrepair... much to the eventual ire of the founder... In episode 73: "Rainy Day Robot", a robot, advertised as being able to bring about any weather on command, never actually causes rain to fall from the sky, although a number of other things do... including 27 pianos.
14th Nov '15 3:10:57 PM nombretomado
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* The mid-eighties RobinWilliams vehicle ''Club Paradise'' involved the protagonists intentionally opening such a hotel. HilarityEnsues.
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* The mid-eighties RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams vehicle ''Club Paradise'' involved the protagonists intentionally opening such a hotel. HilarityEnsues.
7th Oct '15 5:49:57 PM Andyroid
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* Seen on the post cards from 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 in real-life to be painted entirely in sepia tones, complete with brown sky and pavement.
6th Oct '15 10:31:48 PM NinjaLore
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* In ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'', the Griswolds discover their London accommodations to be... less than what the [[GameShow Pig In A Poke]] producers had promised.
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* In ''Film/NationalLampoonsVacation'', ''Film/NationalLampoonsEuropeanVacation'', the Griswolds discover their London accommodations to be... less than what the [[GameShow Pig In A Poke]] producers had promised.
17th Aug '15 1:39:55 PM Kitchen90
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* In ''Film/CarryOn Abroad'' the gang is off for a packaged holiday in Els Bells. However,the hotel they stay at is not even completed, and eventually is completely destroyed by a big rain storm.
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* In ''Film/CarryOn Abroad'' ''Film/CarryOnAbroad'' the gang is off for a packaged holiday in Els Bells. However,the hotel they stay at is not even completed, and eventually is completely destroyed by a big rain storm.
12th Aug '15 10:32:51 AM Willbyr
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* The second HotSpringsEpisode of ''WagayaNoOinarisama'' has Noboru realize that the brochure for the inn he went to used this. The place is cheap and broken-down, but Kuu loves it regardless. * The protagonist of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' fell prey to this due to vague language, not to deliberate malice. When the prize for [[SchoolPlay a good performance as Romeo]] was "Win a trip to see China!" he was excited at the chance to return to the Jusenkyo springs to cure his curse. As it turns out, "China" was the ''first name'' of Furinkan High's ''Romeo & Juliet'' producer. And Ranma got to see him. In the Swedish translation, they told him he could win "en resa till Kina" (a trip to China), but later Ranma found out that what he really won was the homophonic Enres Atiltjina, the producer of the Furinkan High play. Atiltjina's comment? "Thank you for winning me."
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* The second HotSpringsEpisode of ''WagayaNoOinarisama'' ''LightNovel/WagayaNoOinarisama'' has Noboru realize that the brochure for the inn he went to used this. The place is cheap and broken-down, but Kuu loves it regardless. * The protagonist of ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fell prey to this due to vague language, not to deliberate malice. When the prize for [[SchoolPlay a good performance as Romeo]] was "Win a trip to see China!" he was excited at the chance to return to the Jusenkyo springs to cure his curse. As it turns out, "China" was the ''first name'' of Furinkan High's ''Romeo & Juliet'' producer. And Ranma got to see him. In the Swedish translation, they told him he could win "en resa till Kina" (a trip to China), but later Ranma found out that what he really won was the homophonic Enres Atiltjina, the producer of the Furinkan High play. Atiltjina's comment? "Thank you for winning me."
9th Aug '15 5:07:31 PM Berrenta
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* {{Meccano}} had a model blocksetter crane pictured on the box lid of every set. However, not even the massive Set 10 (the largest) came with all the parts required to build the model (it was missing some gears), to say nothing of the tiny Set 1 (the smallest)--which ''also'' pictured the model.
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* {{Meccano}} Meccano had a model blocksetter crane pictured on the box lid of every set. However, not even the massive Set 10 (the largest) came with all the parts required to build the model (it was missing some gears), to say nothing of the tiny Set 1 (the smallest)--which ''also'' pictured the model.
9th Aug '15 4:38:22 PM Prfnoff
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* A private version happens in an early story in ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' when the family uses a friend's cottage and finds it a wreck, but they make the best of it. When they get back from their comically unpleasant stay, their friend asks how they liked the TV and the jacuzzi, which were definitely not at the cottage they used. To that, Elly roars at John "You idiot! We went to ''the wrong cabin!!''" * A running gag in ''{{Frank and Ernest}}'' involves the guys, in one form or another, advertising something. Frank will point out that the ad is entirely false, and Ernest will explain how all the supposedly good stuff he wrote about is really bad.
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* A private version happens in an early story in ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' when the family uses a friend's cottage and finds it a wreck, but they make the best of it. When they get back from their comically unpleasant stay, their friend asks how they liked the TV and the jacuzzi, which were definitely not at the cottage they used. To that, Elly roars at John "You idiot! We went to ''the wrong cabin!!''" * A running gag in ''{{Frank and Ernest}}'' ''ComicStrip/FrankAndErnest'' involves the guys, in one form or another, advertising something. Frank will point out that the ad is entirely false, and Ernest will explain how all the supposedly good stuff he wrote about is really bad.

* The beginning of ''[[LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]''. The picture shows a nice inviting house complete with the sun in the sky, pleasant scenery and even rainbows. The actual mansion is a menacing looking HauntedHouse complete with tombstones on the lawn and DramaticThunder.
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* The beginning of ''[[LuigisMansion Luigi's Mansion]]''.''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''. The picture shows a nice inviting house complete with the sun in the sky, pleasant scenery and even rainbows. The actual mansion is a menacing looking HauntedHouse complete with tombstones on the lawn and DramaticThunder.
13th Jul '15 7:06:45 AM MagwitchOo
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Typo fix
* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' special "Locked Up", Yerba is this. For clarification, the Yerba wesbite depticts a beautiful country with white sandy beaches, but this turns out to be a scan of a picture hanging on the wall in a local hotel. The actual Yerba is a 3rd world hellhole with a easily angered dictator for a ruler.
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* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' special "Locked Up", Yerba is this. For clarification, the Yerba wesbite depticts website depicts a beautiful country with white sandy beaches, but this turns out to be a scan of a picture hanging on the wall in a local hotel. The actual Yerba is a 3rd world hellhole with a easily angered dictator for a ruler.

** One episode had Rocko buying a new vacuum cleaner he saw on tv, when he gets it, the vacuum cleaner delivered too him looks nothing like what was shown in the commercial, which is huge as a truck and has a mind of its own.
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** One episode had Rocko buying a new vacuum cleaner he saw on tv, when he gets it, the vacuum cleaner delivered too to him looks nothing like what was shown in the commercial, which is huge as a truck and has a mind of its own.
11th Jul '15 4:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* The BeachEpisode in ''MagicalPokaan'' starts with the girls holding an ad for a sunny, crowded beach. Cut to the same beach in the middle of a typhoon.
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* The BeachEpisode in ''MagicalPokaan'' ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' starts with the girls holding an ad for a sunny, crowded beach. Cut to the same beach in the middle of a typhoon.
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