History Narm / Advertising

21st Apr '16 5:49:45 AM PDL
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e86qSVx0cds Imagine a world without milk. It would be a sad, tasteless existence]]. This PBS commercial straddles the line between {{Narm}} and NarmCharm.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e86qSVx0cds Imagine a world without milk. It would be a sad, tragic, tasteless existence]]. This PBS commercial straddles the line between {{Narm}} and NarmCharm. Highlights include a sign in front of an empty barn saying "We've Mooooved" and the cookie falling into an empty glass.
21st Apr '16 5:45:42 AM PDL
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e86qSVx0cds Imagine a world without milk. It would be a sad, tasteless existence]]. This PBS commercial straddles the line between {{Narm}} and NarmCharm.
18th Apr '16 1:38:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Canada, there was a series of well-made ads with relatively high production values about the hazards of unsafe driving. The impact (pun intended) came from people not expecting to ''see'' the impact; while we don't from inside the car, we do get to see a Mack truck make hash out of one half of the little midsize car. The following ads show the aftermath: physical therapy (for the girlfriend of the driver), a funeral (for the driver's little brother), a trial for the driver of the car... All chilling. Then someone noticed that [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation the guy playing the driver is]] the VillainProtagonist from an older commercial about how to avoid having your car stolen, and people started asking if the car that got smashed was the same one he stole.

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* In Canada, there was a series of well-made ads with relatively high production values about the hazards of unsafe driving. The impact (pun intended) came from people not expecting to ''see'' the impact; while we don't from inside the car, we do get to see a Mack truck make hash out of one half of the little midsize car. The following ads show the aftermath: physical therapy (for the girlfriend of the driver), a funeral (for the driver's little brother), a trial for the driver of the car... All chilling. Then someone noticed that [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation the guy playing the driver is]] is the VillainProtagonist from an older commercial about how to avoid having your car stolen, and people started asking if the car that got smashed was the same one he stole.
16th Apr '16 7:14:00 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Almost every American anti-drug PSA. Worth special mention is an abovetheinfluence.org ad in which a girl's dog tells her to stop smoking marijuana. Left unsaid was that if your dog is talking to you, then you have bigger problems than marijuana. Like the powerful hallucinogen you obviously took. [[MarijuanaIsLSD Marijuana does not work that way.]] While it wasn't their intent, it was a non-anthropomorphic dog who does nothing in the body of the ad but disapprove of marijuana -- and all the dialogue is ''written on-screen,'' not spoken. The whole thing is surreal.

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* Almost every American anti-drug PSA. Worth special mention is an abovetheinfluence.org Above the Influence ad in which a girl's dog tells her to stop smoking marijuana. Left unsaid was that if your dog is talking to you, then you have bigger problems than marijuana. Like the powerful hallucinogen you obviously took. [[MarijuanaIsLSD Marijuana does not work that way.]] While it wasn't their intent, it was a non-anthropomorphic dog who does nothing in the body of the ad but disapprove of marijuana -- and all the dialogue is ''written on-screen,'' not spoken. The whole thing is surreal.



* Any attempt by Creator/ABCFamily to use their slogan "A new kind of X". It gets silly. Absolutely everything has to be described this way by the network. How it began: When Creator/{{Disney}} wanted to rename the channel to "XYZ" to remarket it to a different audience, it discovered that the contracts with the cable companies required that the word "Family" stay in the channel name. Disney being Disney, it went ahead with remarketing Creator/ABCFamily; "A new kind of Family" was their way of explaining what they were doing (which would eventually be like Creator/TheWB of basic cable). It snowballed (snowcloned?) from there.

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* Any attempt by Creator/ABCFamily to use their slogan "A new kind of X". It gets silly. Absolutely everything has to be described this way by the network. How it began: When Creator/{{Disney}} wanted to rename the channel to "XYZ" to remarket it to a different audience, they were forced to change it discovered that the contracts with the cable companies required that to ABC Family instead (the debacle about the word "Family" stay remaining in the channel name. name as part of a contract turned out to be a hoax when the network rebranded as Freeform in 2016). Disney being Disney, it went ahead with remarketing Creator/ABCFamily; "A new kind of Family" was their way of explaining what they were doing (which would eventually be like Creator/TheWB of basic cable). It snowballed (snowcloned?) from there.



* Even good old [[TheAdvertisementServer Adbot]] isn't immune. Every so often, a truly groan-worthy ad will pop up on the left on the screen. Notable examples are ads like the "Are You A Vampire? Find Out Now!", "Which Naruto are you?", and, [[ErectionRejection of course,]] the {{VideoGame/Evony}} ads.

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* Even good old [[TheAdvertisementServer Adbot]] isn't immune. Every so often, a truly groan-worthy ad will pop up on the left on the screen. Notable examples are ads like the "Are You A Vampire? Find Out Now!", "Which Naruto are you?", and, [[ErectionRejection of course,]] the {{VideoGame/Evony}} VideoGame/{{Evony}} ads.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]].Literature/AliceInWonderland. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.
15th Apr '16 2:05:54 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/AliceInWonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmreFuel Nightmare Fuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/AliceInWonderland]]. [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice in Wonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmreFuel [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.
15th Apr '16 2:05:03 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/Alice in Wonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmreFuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/Alice in Wonderland]]. [[Literature/AliceInWonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmreFuel]].[[NightmreFuel Nightmare Fuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.
15th Apr '16 2:04:20 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDrQlHx7GK4 This]] gun control ad from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It tries to be a take on the classic story of [[Literature/Alice in Wonderland]]. That is until Alice finds a gun locked on a high shelf and proceeds to shoot herself in the head as the white rabbit looks on in horror, all while creepy music plays also making the ad pure [[NightmreFuel]]. The ad concludes with the narration "Over one-third of all American households have a gun. Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids." Apparently they think that no parent in America that owns a gun teaches their child about gun safety and that children shooting and killing each other is commonplace.
10th Apr '16 11:19:59 AM StFan
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* In Canada, there was a series of well-made ads with relatively high production values about the hazards of unsafe driving. The impact (pun intended) came from people not expecting to ''see'' the impact; while we don't from inside the car, we do get to see a Mack truck make hash out of one half of the little midsize car. The following ads show the aftermath: physical therapy (for the girlfriend of the driver), a funeral (for the driver's little brother), a trial for the driver of the car... All chilling. Then someone noticed that [[RoleAssociation the guy playing the driver is]] the VillainProtagonist from an older commercial about how to avoid having your car stolen, and people started asking if the car that got smashed was the same one he stole.

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* In Canada, there was a series of well-made ads with relatively high production values about the hazards of unsafe driving. The impact (pun intended) came from people not expecting to ''see'' the impact; while we don't from inside the car, we do get to see a Mack truck make hash out of one half of the little midsize car. The following ads show the aftermath: physical therapy (for the girlfriend of the driver), a funeral (for the driver's little brother), a trial for the driver of the car... All chilling. Then someone noticed that [[RoleAssociation [[JustForFun/RoleAssociation the guy playing the driver is]] the VillainProtagonist from an older commercial about how to avoid having your car stolen, and people started asking if the car that got smashed was the same one he stole.
7th Apr '16 2:39:55 PM Javertshark13
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* From the 2008 campaign: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec3aC8ZJZTc&nohtml5=False This John McCain ad]], which goes the ViewersAreMorons route: "Is Obama ready to lead? ''(dramatic pause)'' [[LittleNo NO."]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIlUaKIB07E&nohtml5=False This ad]] does something similar: "He promised better. ''(long pause, with the sound of a ticking clock in the background)'' HE LIED."
25th Mar '16 7:41:29 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8OJhJiyaNQ This really goofy MPAA rating PSA]] depicts the ratings as different beings (i.e.: G is a teddy bear, PG-13 is a superhero, R is a soldier and NC-17 is a {{Fanservice}}-ish lady) getting dropped off from a bus at certain places.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-FC40_WWSA Another PIF from the DOE]]. It's that facial reaction the young girl has 51 seconds in that kills the [[NightmareFuel serious]][[TearJerker ness]] the ad is going for.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-FC40_WWSA Another PIF from the DOE]]. It's that facial reaction the young girl has 51 seconds in that kills the Whatever [[NightmareFuel serious]][[TearJerker ness]] the ad is going for.for is ruined by the girl giving off a ":O" face just before being hit.
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