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23rd Mar '17 5:19:43 PM MorphinBrony
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** The Live-Action films have a lot of this to, despite being decidedly ''not'' for kids, what with the rampant swearing, sex jokes, and nightmarish violence. ''Revenge Of The Fallen'' infamously had [[TheScrappy Skids and Mudflap]], two obnoxious, gangtsa Autobots who were included solely because Hasbro thought kids would like "hip" characters like that.

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** The Live-Action films have a lot of this to, too, despite being decidedly ''not'' for kids, what with the rampant swearing, sex jokes, and nightmarish violence. ''Revenge Of The Fallen'' infamously had [[TheScrappy Skids and Mudflap]], two obnoxious, gangtsa gangsta Autobots who were included solely because Hasbro thought kids would like "hip" characters like that.
23rd Mar '17 5:18:10 PM MorphinBrony
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** The Dreamwave comics were another good example of this trope before they grew their [[CutShort short-lived]] [[GrowingTheBeard beard]]. The first mini-series was basically an average G1 cartoon plot only with "edgy" scenes with Decepticons actually, explicitly killing people (which [[OlderThanYouThink they did anyway in the old stuff]], just not with humans). Add to that Pat Lee's atrocious art which was desperately trying to style itself after manga just as anime and manga were getting popular in the US (a useless gesture, as Transformers ''already had'' anime/manga stylings). The IDW comics are ''a lot'' better in this regard, partly because they're intended for adults and don't have to pander to kids in order to sell toys.

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** The Dreamwave comics were another good example of this trope before they grew their [[CutShort short-lived]] [[GrowingTheBeard beard]]. The first mini-series was basically an average G1 cartoon plot only with "edgy" scenes with Decepticons actually, explicitly killing people (which [[OlderThanYouThink they did anyway in the old stuff]], just not with humans). Add to that Pat Lee's atrocious art which was desperately trying to style itself after manga just as anime and manga were getting popular in the US (a useless gesture, as Transformers Transformers, specifically G1, ''already had'' anime/manga stylings). The IDW comics are ''a lot'' better in this regard, partly because they're intended for adults and don't have to pander to kids in order to sell toys.
17th Mar '17 10:40:31 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, "'''[[TitleDrop We're Still Relevant, Dammit!]]'''"

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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, "'''[[TitleDrop "[[TitleDrop We're Still Relevant, Dammit!]]'''"
Dammit!]]"
17th Mar '17 10:39:41 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, [[TitleDrop "We're Still Relevant, Dammit!"]]

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Well, you'd better tread carefully or you might sound like you're just screaming, [[TitleDrop "We're "'''[[TitleDrop We're Still Relevant, Dammit!"]]
Dammit!]]'''"



* In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's radically redesigned Chuck E. Cheese, giving him a design like something out of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' and making him play the electric guitar as he sings Music/BowlingForSoup songs. [[InternetBackdraft This did not]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks get positive reactions]]. In fairness, the previous Tony Hawk-wannabe look he'd been sporting for around ''15 years'' didn't scream this trope any less.

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* In 2012, Chuck E. Cheese's radically redesigned Chuck E. Cheese, giving him a design like something out of ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' and making him play the electric guitar as he sings Music/BowlingForSoup songs. [[InternetBackdraft This did not]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks get positive reactions]]. In fairness, though, the previous Tony Hawk-wannabe look he'd been sporting for around ''15 years'' didn't scream this trope any less.



* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Advertising/TrixRabbit, Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature feature, among other things, an extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as reference, and animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}'' more than anything.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8lVYN5ntms This promo]] references the "Shooting Stars" meme.



* Parodied and lampshaded immensely with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzHHMpXaRsE this Clearsil advertisement]].

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* Parodied and lampshaded immensely with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzHHMpXaRsE this Clearsil Clearasil advertisement]].



** Recently, Smithers was made 100% gay (as in, not [[SingleTargetSexuality only in love with Mr. Burns]]) to cash in on the gay rights craze. [[http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2016/04/smithers-question-why-do-we-keep-retrofitting-progressive-narratives-pop Some otherwise progressive critics]] criticised this move, as it was obviously solely done to win the series [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC points]] in light of its [[SeasonalRot heavily decayed quality]].

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** Recently, Smithers was made 100% gay (as in, not [[SingleTargetSexuality only in love with Mr. Burns]]) to cash in on the gay rights craze. [[http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2016/04/smithers-question-why-do-we-keep-retrofitting-progressive-narratives-pop Some otherwise progressive critics]] criticised criticized this move, as it was obviously solely done to win the series [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad PC points]] in light of its [[SeasonalRot heavily decayed quality]].
12th Mar '17 8:21:18 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson Mr. Gus]], a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson Mr. Gus]], Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.
12th Mar '17 6:24:33 PM NightShade96
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7th Mar '17 5:02:40 PM Snowsky
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* Against all odds, ''averted'' with {{Disney}}'s "As Told By Emoji" series, which takes various Disney movies and retells them in short videos that use emojis and emoji-style animation. While the concept sounds like a transparently obvious attempt to pander to a smartphone-addicted generation of children and teenagers, the series has been incredibly well-received for being adorable, hilarious and a refreshing take on Disney movies old and new, with many YouTube commenters eager to see more and requesting their favorite movies in the comments.

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* Against all odds, ''averted'' with {{Disney}}'s "As Told By Emoji" web series, which takes various Disney movies and retells them in short videos that use emojis and emoji-style animation. While the concept sounds like a transparently an obvious attempt to pander to a smartphone-addicted generation of children and teenagers, the series has been incredibly well-received for being adorable, hilarious and a refreshing take on Disney movies old and new, with many YouTube commenters eager to see more and requesting their favorite movies in the comments.
5th Mar '17 6:03:11 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* The Truth anti-tobacco initiative launched their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4srWvLXZRw "It's a Trap"]] ad in Summer 2015 to prove that they were still relevant to TheNewTens after having been active since the Bush Era. The entire video just consists of [[MemeticMutation popular Internet memes]] springing to life and yelling "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a trap!]]" whenever kids consider casually smoking at a party, and many of them never even say the signature lines that made them funny in the first place.

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* The Truth anti-tobacco initiative launched their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4srWvLXZRw "It's a Trap"]] ad in Summer 2015 to prove that they were still relevant to TheNewTens after having been active since the Bush Era. The entire video just consists of [[MemeticMutation popular Internet memes]] springing to life and yelling "[[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi It's a trap!]]" whenever kids consider casually smoking at a party, and many party. Note that none of them never even say the signature lines that made them funny in the first place.place; apparently, the producers thought that hearing another (unrelated) meme reference would automatically make the audience laugh.
4th Mar '17 11:54:04 AM MrMediaGuy2
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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson voiced by]] [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Mr. Gus]], a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.

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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCdn3uXziDE Satur-Yay-Aaah!!]] (no, that's not a typo) commercials from General Mills absolutely ''reek'' of this, featuring [[Advertising/TrixRabbit the Trix Rabbit]], Chip the Wolf, Sonny the Cocoa Puffs Bird, [[RememberTheNewGuy a talking orange]] voiced by [[Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson voiced by]] [[WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa Mr. Gus]], a kid voiced by Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and...Honey the Honey Drop, who hasn't been in a commercial since TheEighties. The commercials feature extremely sporadic and out-of-place ''Film/WreckItRalph'' references, as well as animation, sets and language that are clearly trying to emulate ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', but in the end, resemble ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''.
1st Mar '17 6:55:37 PM FloydPinkerton
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** Some of these memes fell out of public consciousness long, long before the ''Sonic Boom'' writers saw fit to reference them. To give you a little perspective, the UF taser incident happened the same week ''Sonic Rush Adventure'' was released.
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