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15th Sep '17 8:34:46 PM harharhar
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* The ad for ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' featured creatures coming to life in a theater - in particular, the chandelier turned into a dragon - and being fought off by the orchestra, which has little to do with ''Golden Sun'' beyond using general fantasy elements. (The ad was ultimately for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance hardware itself, with the point of "take your games anywhere; such as to a classical concert!") The funny thing is, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' later went out of its way to recreate this scene, including granting the party the chandelier dragon as a [[SummonMagic summon]].

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* The ad for ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' featured creatures coming to life in a theater - in particular, the chandelier turned into a dragon - and being fought off by the orchestra, which has little to do with ''Golden Sun'' beyond using general fantasy elements. (The ad was ultimately for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance hardware itself, with the point of "take your games anywhere; such as to a classical concert!") The funny thing is, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' later went out of its way to [[CallBack recreate this scene, scene]], including granting the party [[CanonImmigrant the chandelier dragon dragon]] as a [[SummonMagic summon]].
16th Aug '17 7:06:22 AM Medinoc
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* [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of [=HeadOn=] there is now [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)

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* [=HeadOn=], Advertising/HeadOn, apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of [=HeadOn=] there is now [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)
16th Aug '17 7:05:30 AM Medinoc
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* Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of Head-On there is now whatever-On; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)

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* Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. Head-On, [=HeadOn=], apply directly to the forehead. ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness It once had normal commercials]] with people talking about it relieving their headaches, but they soon had to stop making claims about its headache-relieving properties specifically, it having any at all, as the "active" ingredient is homeopathic {it's mostly wax} to avoid legal trouble. Further ads had testimonials with various people saying things to the effect of "your commercial is so annoying, but you've got a great product." ''Why'' it's great, as always, [[OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope cannot be elaborated upon or else]]. A whole line of products followed, all telling you that from the makers of Head-On [=HeadOn=] there is now whatever-On; [=whateverOn=]; apply ''directly'' to your X. None of them ever actually state that anything will happen if you do.)
8th Jul '17 6:35:52 PM nombretomado
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* One infamous Super Bowl ad for Nuveen Investments (a company TheOtherWiki describes as "a global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors in the asset management industry", which probably means either a stockbroker or a hedge fund) took place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where man had cured AIDS, cancer, and spinal cord injuries, then showed Christopher Reeve, aided by CGI, getting out of his wheelchair and walking. There were massive protests from those who didn't pay attention to the premise of the commercial and felt lied to afterward.

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* One infamous Super Bowl ad for Nuveen Investments (a company TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki describes as "a global provider of investment services to institutions and high-net-worth investors in the asset management industry", which probably means either a stockbroker or a hedge fund) took place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, where man had cured AIDS, cancer, and spinal cord injuries, then showed Christopher Reeve, aided by CGI, getting out of his wheelchair and walking. There were massive protests from those who didn't pay attention to the premise of the commercial and felt lied to afterward.
3rd Jul '17 10:48:52 PM DragonRanger
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* The ad for ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' featured creatures coming to life in a theater - in particular, the chandelier turned into a dragon - and being fought off by the orchestra, which has little to do with ''Golden Sun'' beyond using general fantasy elements. (The ad was ultimately for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance hardware itself, with the point of "take your games anywhere; such as to a classical concert!") The funny thing is, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' later went out of its way to recreate this scene, including granting the party the chandelier dragon as a [[SummonMagic summon]].
26th Jun '17 1:11:46 PM DragonRanger
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** A similar commercial by [=FedEx=] lampshaded this Trope when they claimed to have found the formula for [[http://youtu.be/34SxslBJKH4 the perfect Super Bowl ad]] - 1: [[CelebrityEndorsement Celebrity spokesman]] (Burt Reynolds) 2: Animal (Bear walks into [=FedEx=] building) 3: Dancing Animal ([[DancingBear Bear dances with Burt Reynolds]]) 4: [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Cute Kid]] (Kid comments on the bear being able to dance) 5: [[GroinAttack Groin Kick]] (Bear kicks Burt in crotch) 6: TalkingAnimal (Bear apologizes for kicking Burt in crotch) 7: [[SexSells Hot Chicks]] (Two cheerleaders comment that the bear can talk) 8: Product Message (optional) (Burt recites slogan) 9: [[RepurposedPopSong Hit Song]] (Music/{{Journey}}'s "Don't Stop Believing" plays over [=FedEx=] logo) 10: Epilogue Scene (Bear admitting to Burt that he loved him in ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'').

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** A similar commercial by [=FedEx=] lampshaded this Trope when they claimed to have found the formula for [[http://youtu.be/34SxslBJKH4 the perfect Super Bowl ad]] - 1: [[CelebrityEndorsement Celebrity spokesman]] (Burt Reynolds) 2: Animal (Bear walks into [=FedEx=] building) 3: Dancing Animal ([[DancingBear Bear dances with Burt Reynolds]]) 4: [[DeliberatelyCuteChild Cute Kid]] (Kid comments on only one of the bear being able to dance) 5: [[GroinAttack Groin Kick]] (Bear kicks Burt in crotch) 6: TalkingAnimal (Bear apologizes for kicking Burt in crotch) 7: [[SexSells Hot Chicks]] (Two cheerleaders comment that ten items involved was the bear can talk) 8: Product Message (optional) (Burt recites slogan) 9: [[RepurposedPopSong Hit Song]] (Music/{{Journey}}'s "Don't Stop Believing" plays over [=FedEx=] logo) 10: Epilogue Scene (Bear admitting to Burt that he loved him in ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'').Message, and it was labeled "optional".
23rd Jun '17 12:16:49 PM Jeduthun
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** On the subject of Mountain Dew, there's also the infamous ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA Puppymonkeybaby!]]'' The Super Bowl spot at least managed to show a can of the beverage, but it was completely overshadowed by the [[UncannyValley sheer bizarreness]] of the mascot with the [[MixAndMatchCritters head of a Pug, body and tail of a lemur, and feet of a baby]] dancing jerkily, chanting its name, shaking a rattle, and [[{{Squick}} licking one of the human characters on the face]]. After that performance, people can be forgiven for not recalling that the ad is in fact for a new drink called Mountain Dew Kickstart. (The intended message was that the beverage is "three awesome things combined: Dew, juice, caffeine", but even this fails to connect to the product since [[BrokenAesop regular Dew is caffeinated already]].)

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** On the subject of Mountain Dew, there's also the infamous ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA Puppymonkeybaby!]]'' Puppymonkeybaby]]"!'' The Super Bowl spot at least managed to show a can of the beverage, but it was completely overshadowed by the [[UncannyValley sheer bizarreness]] of the mascot with the [[MixAndMatchCritters head of a Pug, body and tail of a lemur, and feet of a baby]] dancing jerkily, chanting its name, shaking a rattle, and [[{{Squick}} licking one of the human characters on the face]]. After that performance, people can be forgiven for not recalling that the ad is in fact for a new drink called Mountain Dew Kickstart. (The intended message was that the beverage is "three awesome things combined: Dew, juice, caffeine", but even this fails to connect to the product since [[BrokenAesop regular Dew is caffeinated already]].)
23rd Jun '17 12:16:09 PM Jeduthun
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** On the subject of Mountain Dew, there's also the infamous ''"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA Puppymonkeybaby!]]'' The Super Bowl spot at least managed to show a can of the beverage, but it was completely overshadowed by the [[UncannyValley sheer bizarreness]] of the mascot with the [[MixAndMatchCritters head of a Pug, body and tail of a lemur, and feet of a baby]] dancing jerkily, chanting its name, shaking a rattle, and [[{{Squick}} licking one of the human characters on the face]]. After that performance, people can be forgiven for not recalling that the ad is in fact for a new drink called Mountain Dew Kickstart. (The intended message was that the beverage is "three awesome things combined: Dew, juice, caffeine", but even this fails to connect to the product since [[BrokenAesop regular Dew is caffeinated already]].)
22nd Jun '17 9:49:03 PM Jeduthun
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-->-- '''Andy''', ''Film/TheOffice''

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-->-- '''Andy''', ''Film/TheOffice''
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19th Jun '17 10:29:27 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Carl's Jr is notorious for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjCigJyu3lo commercials that advertise their hamburgers]] with EroticEating; the product is clearly visible, but isn't what most viewers focus on.

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* Carl's Jr is notorious for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjCigJyu3lo commercials that advertise their hamburgers]] with EroticEating; the product is clearly visible, but isn't what most viewers focus on. Averted as of April 2017, in which the heads of CKE Enterprises admitted these commercials were not increasing sales and switched the focus to fictional CEO Carl Hardee Sr. and his egotistical college-age son, Carl Hardee Jr. These have a ''lot'' more focus on the foods being advertised than before: Each commercial is about how one Hardee or the other came up with the new menu item, with the exception of their introductory commercial. That one, in turn, [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this trope]] by explaining that Senior left Junior in charge of the company, who proceeded to make those commercials with the half-naked women and run it into the ground, requiring Senior to take the company back and steer it back to its intended purpose of selling hamburgers.


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* During the height of Series/MaxHeadroom's popularity, the titular (fake-)CGI head was used in a Coca-Cola TV commercial in which Max angrily interrogates a can of Pepsi about its inferiority. Essentially, this was a Coca-Cola advertisement in which a can of ''Pepsi'' was given a lot of screen time. Naturally, lots of people watching the commercial thought it was for Pepsi, and lots of others thought it was promoting the ''Max Headroom'' TV show, far more than the people who correctly identified it as a Coca-Cola commercial.
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