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19th Jul '16 6:48:14 PM TheKaizerreich
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** This may vary depending on the country, in the US, for example, it appears to be perfectly legal (based on the fact that everyone does it) to show things that aren't actually included in the package as long as you put "serving suggestion" on the label somewhere in small print.

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** This may vary depending on the country, in the US, for example, it appears to be perfectly legal (based on the fact that everyone does it) to show things that aren't actually included in the package as long as you put "serving suggestion" on the label somewhere in small print. This is also the case for some European countries, like Germany.
11th Jul '16 8:33:26 PM TheGrandestDad
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* The beginning of ''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.

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* The beginning of ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', pictured above. 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.
10th Jul '16 7:02:20 PM Tarlonniel
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* The media sure does seem to like to consistently make ''Series/ModernFamily'' seem like a show about polyandry.
23rd Jun '16 10:20:48 AM CynicalBastardo
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* A commercial for a British travel agency during TheNineties played with this to warn prospective travellers to be careful when booking a holiday. A couple checks into a hotel are dismayed to find themselves several miles from the nearest beach when the brochure stated that it was a stone's throw from the beach. When they complain to the owner, he brings them up to the roof where ''he has a catapult set up'' and is using it [[ExactWords to launch boulders several miles to the ocean]].
10th Jun '16 12:44:52 PM ironballs16
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, "Snow Balls", where Rocko and Heffer are lured into visiting a ski resort. The signs and billboards for the resort say that everything is only $5; Rocko and Heffer believe this means that ''everything'' (ski rentals, accommodations, etc.) is $5, but soon learn that every ''thing'' $5 (meaning everything they do or use is $5 each).

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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, "Snow Balls", where Rocko and Heffer are lured into visiting a ski resort. The signs and billboards for the resort say that [[ExactWords everything is only $5; $5]]; Rocko and Heffer believe this means that ''everything'' (ski rentals, accommodations, etc.) is $5, but soon learn that every ''thing'' ''[[AmbiguousSyntax thing]]'' is $5 (meaning everything they do or use is $5 each).
4th Jun '16 3:34:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'', quoted above. To the hotel's credit, though, the people living in the hotel are indeed happy... Although this says more about the muppets than the the hotel. They cheerfully admit this:

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* ''TheGreatMuppetCaper'', ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'', quoted above. To the hotel's credit, though, the people living in the hotel are indeed happy... Although this says more about the muppets than the the hotel. They cheerfully admit this:



* The Hotel Coral Essex in ''RevengeOfTheNerds II: Nerds in Paradise''.

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* The Hotel Coral Essex in ''RevengeOfTheNerds ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds II: Nerds in Paradise''.
19th May '16 12:46:21 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played with in the ''RockosModernLife'' episode, "Snow Balls", where Rocko and Heffer are lured into visiting a ski resort. The signs and billboards for the resort say that everything is only $5; Rocko and Heffer believe this means that ''everything'' (ski rentals, accommodations, etc.) is $5, but soon learn that every ''thing'' $5 (meaning everything they do or use is $5 each).

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* Played with in the ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode, "Snow Balls", where Rocko and Heffer are lured into visiting a ski resort. The signs and billboards for the resort say that everything is only $5; Rocko and Heffer believe this means that ''everything'' (ski rentals, accommodations, etc.) is $5, but soon learn that every ''thing'' $5 (meaning everything they do or use is $5 each).
7th May '16 2:06:45 PM nombretomado
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* Lane's honeymoon in Mexico in ''GilmoreGirls'' turned out like this. [[strike:So did the rest of her marriage]].

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* Lane's honeymoon in Mexico in ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' turned out like this. [[strike:So did the rest of her marriage]].
20th Apr '16 10:13:05 PM direguy
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** In "Headhunters" Stan advertised free pizza in attending the grand opening of his wax museum, which there wasn't.
19th Apr '16 10:18:35 AM akaun6899
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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.

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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 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.
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