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19th Jun '17 3:21:55 PM jormis29
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** "Pay For Play" events on radio are among the biggest offenders of this trope. These are day-long radiothons raising money for charity, and their main gimmick is that listeners can request '''any''' song, regardless of the station's format (which in this case is almost always top 40 radio), as long as the listener also gives a minimum donation to whatever charity the "Pay For Play" is supporting. Common genres that are requested include - but are not limited to - country, oldies (i.e. anywhere from 1950-1999), movie and TV music, hard rock, Christmas music, novelty songs/jingles and overall anything that no other stations in their right mind would play in their free time. One minute you're getting absorbed in something like Music/FleetwoodMac's "Landslide", Music/ImagineDragons' "On Top Of The World", or Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" when all of a sudden... ''[[Series/SesameStreet Rubber duckie, you're the one...]]'' For an inverse of this, you can go from stuff like Music/RebeccaBlack's "Friday" to stuff like Music/SarahMcLachlan's "I Will Remember You". (This one ''actually happened'' during one "Pay For Play" event.)

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** "Pay For Play" events on radio are among the biggest offenders of this trope. These are day-long radiothons raising money for charity, and their main gimmick is that listeners can request '''any''' song, regardless of the station's format (which in this case is almost always top 40 radio), as long as the listener also gives a minimum donation to whatever charity the "Pay For Play" is supporting. Common genres that are requested include - but are not limited to - country, oldies (i.e. anywhere from 1950-1999), movie and TV music, hard rock, Christmas music, novelty songs/jingles and overall anything that no other stations in their right mind would play in their free time. One minute you're getting absorbed in something like Music/FleetwoodMac's "Landslide", Music/ImagineDragons' "On Top Of The World", or Bette Midler's Music/BetteMidler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" when all of a sudden... ''[[Series/SesameStreet Rubber duckie, you're the one...]]'' For an inverse of this, you can go from stuff like Music/RebeccaBlack's "Friday" to stuff like Music/SarahMcLachlan's "I Will Remember You". (This one ''actually happened'' during one "Pay For Play" event.)
8th May '17 8:24:58 PM Dingbot
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU "It's A Snap!"]] ad for the Australian Central Institute of Technology starts off pretty comedic, with a guy with teleporting powers teleporting his friend to various places around the campus. [[spoiler:Then he teleports into a clothing rack, getting part of it right through him, and then when he tries to "snap" to the hospital, he doesn't quite make it, teleporting right into a staircase with [[TeleFrag horrific results]]]]. And then, after ''all'' that, you get an ending card saying "You learn more in the City."

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU "It's A Snap!"]] ad for the Australian Central Institute of Technology starts off pretty comedic, with a guy with teleporting powers teleporting his friend to various places around the campus. [[spoiler:Then he teleports into a clothing rack, getting part of it right through him, and then when he tries to "snap" to the hospital, he doesn't quite make it, teleporting right into a staircase with [[TeleFrag horrific results]]]]. And then, after ''all'' that, you get an ending card saying "You learn more in the City.""
* The viewer goes back and forth watching an ad for Nolan's cheddar cheese in which a mouse discovers a baited trap and starts nibbling away as "Top of the World" plays. The screen goes black and the trap snaps shut, and the Doors' "The End" begins playing as we see the mouse pinned beneath the bar, taking shuddering slow breaths...just before "Eye of the Tiger" cues up and the mouse starts bench-pressing the bar.
30th Apr '17 12:00:11 PM nombretomado
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* On August 31st, 2013, {{Toonami}} aired ''Evangelion 2.22'', a very serious, dark, and depressing movie. They followed this up with a special "treat" that would air right after the movie and again after ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' and ''Big O''. What was this "treat"? ''Kick-Heart'', a comedic and surreal animated short produced by Production I.G.

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* On August 31st, 2013, {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} aired ''Evangelion 2.22'', a very serious, dark, and depressing movie. They followed this up with a special "treat" that would air right after the movie and again after ''Star Wars: The Clone Wars'' and ''Big O''. What was this "treat"? ''Kick-Heart'', a comedic and surreal animated short produced by Production I.G.
19th Apr '17 11:57:43 AM Dravencour
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU "It's A Snap!"]] ad for the Australian Central Institute of Technology starts off pretty comedic, with a guy with teleporting powers teleporting his friend to various places around the campus. [[spoiler:Then he teleports into a clothing rack, getting part of it right through him, and then when he tries to "snap" to the hospital, he doesn't quite make it, teleporting right into a staircase with [[TeleFrag horrific results]]]].

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU "It's A Snap!"]] ad for the Australian Central Institute of Technology starts off pretty comedic, with a guy with teleporting powers teleporting his friend to various places around the campus. [[spoiler:Then he teleports into a clothing rack, getting part of it right through him, and then when he tries to "snap" to the hospital, he doesn't quite make it, teleporting right into a staircase with [[TeleFrag horrific results]]]]. And then, after ''all'' that, you get an ending card saying "You learn more in the City."
19th Apr '17 11:54:19 AM Dravencour
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* One infamous Canadian PublicServiceAnnouncement takes place at a baby shower (which they had just found out was going to be a girl). The mom-to-be opens up one gift to find that it's a whistle tied to a string. When she asks what it is, the aunt or grandmother replies in a deadly serious tone, "It's a rape whistle." You can actually see the life getting sucked out of the party as the announcer goes over the statistics of how many women in Canada end up getting sexually assaulted.

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* One infamous Canadian PublicServiceAnnouncement takes place at a baby shower (which they had just found out was going to be a girl). The mom-to-be opens up one gift to find that it's a whistle tied to a string. When she asks what it is, the aunt or grandmother replies in a deadly serious tone, "It's a rape whistle." You can actually see the life getting sucked out of the party as the announcer goes over the statistics of how many women in Canada end up getting sexually assaulted.assaulted.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Am7oKBD3PU "It's A Snap!"]] ad for the Australian Central Institute of Technology starts off pretty comedic, with a guy with teleporting powers teleporting his friend to various places around the campus. [[spoiler:Then he teleports into a clothing rack, getting part of it right through him, and then when he tries to "snap" to the hospital, he doesn't quite make it, teleporting right into a staircase with [[TeleFrag horrific results]]]].
27th Feb '17 8:45:40 AM jccw227
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* In 2015, Mexico wins the Gold Cup, and everyone celebrates! A few days later, their head coach, Miguel Herrera, gets sacked after attacking a reporter.

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* In 2015, Mexico wins the Gold Cup, and everyone celebrates! A few days later, their head coach, Miguel Herrera, gets sacked after attacking a reporter.reporter.
* One infamous Canadian PublicServiceAnnouncement takes place at a baby shower (which they had just found out was going to be a girl). The mom-to-be opens up one gift to find that it's a whistle tied to a string. When she asks what it is, the aunt or grandmother replies in a deadly serious tone, "It's a rape whistle." You can actually see the life getting sucked out of the party as the announcer goes over the statistics of how many women in Canada end up getting sexually assaulted.
27th Feb '17 8:45:40 AM jccw227
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2nd Feb '17 5:46:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** There's a similar commercial for the Humane Society with sad, abused animals in cages, staring at the viewer with Sorrowful Eyes, over captions like "Why do they beat me?" "When will someone come get me?" while SarahMcLachlan's "Angel" plays. Makes it hard to get back to the inanity of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and the like.

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** There's a similar commercial for the Humane Society with sad, abused animals in cages, staring at the viewer with Sorrowful Eyes, over captions like "Why do they beat me?" "When will someone come get me?" while SarahMcLachlan's Music/SarahMcLachlan's "Angel" plays. Makes it hard to get back to the inanity of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' and the like.
28th Jan '17 8:22:35 AM Rubiland
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* From LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s ''VideoGame/CopyKitty'' LetsPlay, after the [[GoingMadFromTheRevelation absolute insanity]] he goes through during the battle with BonusBoss [[spoiler:Exgal]]...

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* From LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}'s ''VideoGame/CopyKitty'' LetsPlay, after the [[GoingMadFromTheRevelation [[GoMadFromTheRevelation absolute insanity]] he goes through during the battle with BonusBoss [[spoiler:Exgal]]...
31st Dec '16 7:09:30 PM nombretomado
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** This also happens during the UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade, which is one of the most dopey-happy annual TV events this side of the EurovisionSongContest. Sometimes the last slot(s) in the commercial break will be filled with an ad for a more dramatic NBC fare like ''Series/{{Believe}}'', ''Series/TheBlacklist'' and ''Series/ChicagoFire'', a PSA for something like the aforementioned St. Jude's, and/or something just melancholic. Back from commercial, though, and they hit us with a high-energy dance group/cheerleaders, an upbeat and poppy song from whoever's popular at the time, a troupe of tap-dancing Christmas trees, or the Franchise/PowerRangers. However, this varies depending on which NBC affilate you're watching it from, as they sometimes overwrite ads to air local promos/promos for other networks. Subverted during earlier parades in which everything was more laid-back, making it easier for more downbeat ads to ease into the parade's typical NarmCharm.

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** This also happens during the UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade, which is one of the most dopey-happy annual TV events this side of the EurovisionSongContest.Series/EurovisionSongContest. Sometimes the last slot(s) in the commercial break will be filled with an ad for a more dramatic NBC fare like ''Series/{{Believe}}'', ''Series/TheBlacklist'' and ''Series/ChicagoFire'', a PSA for something like the aforementioned St. Jude's, and/or something just melancholic. Back from commercial, though, and they hit us with a high-energy dance group/cheerleaders, an upbeat and poppy song from whoever's popular at the time, a troupe of tap-dancing Christmas trees, or the Franchise/PowerRangers. However, this varies depending on which NBC affilate you're watching it from, as they sometimes overwrite ads to air local promos/promos for other networks. Subverted during earlier parades in which everything was more laid-back, making it easier for more downbeat ads to ease into the parade's typical NarmCharm.
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