History Narm / Advertising

15th Apr '17 6:28:51 PM nombretomado
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* The [=WaxVac=] infomercials that advertise a vacuum that removes earwax from your ears. As soon as the scenes with the couple practicing ear candling and the guy yelling "'''OW!'''" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket while barely poking a Q-tip into his ears]] come on, it's no longer possible to take the commercial seriously. (Though it's worse in that it dampens the seriousness of anything said by the experts that follow in the commercial. It's hard to take the words of a doctor seriously on the risks of using Q-tips when people are too distracted by the unintentionally humorous agony of a man from the result of a Q-tip. Unsurprisingly, the narm factor is made fun of by TheSoup.)

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* The [=WaxVac=] infomercials that advertise a vacuum that removes earwax from your ears. As soon as the scenes with the couple practicing ear candling and the guy yelling "'''OW!'''" [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket while barely poking a Q-tip into his ears]] come on, it's no longer possible to take the commercial seriously. (Though it's worse in that it dampens the seriousness of anything said by the experts that follow in the commercial. It's hard to take the words of a doctor seriously on the risks of using Q-tips when people are too distracted by the unintentionally humorous agony of a man from the result of a Q-tip. Unsurprisingly, the narm factor is made fun of by TheSoup.''Series/TheSoup''.)
29th Mar '17 10:02:47 AM Klaymanfh
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29th Mar '17 10:02:46 AM Klaymanfh
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** Speaking of PETA, does anyone remember [[https://youtu.be/RGLH1Bq1n9s this]] (Semi-NSFW) PSA for having your cats spayed or neutered?
18th Feb '17 2:44:49 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel No. 5 advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGs4CjeJiJQ This]] famously terrible Chanel No. 5 advert, in which Brad Pitt stands alone in a room and talks [[MeaninglessMeaningfulWords complete complete]] [[FauxlosophicNarration nonsense]] for half a minute. When it first aired, it was roundly ridiculed for being one of the most laughably pretentious things ever.
18th Feb '17 5:24:33 AM Maxiboy136
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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she loudly declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.

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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she loudly declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''"."'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.
23rd Jan '17 5:59:49 PM Klaymanfh
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* [[https://youtu.be/yznCE3zLMv4 This]] (NSFW) PSA for Greenpeace makes no sense. Has a Naked foam woman on a beach being cover in crude.
31st Dec '16 6:29:02 AM Doug86
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* "More Ovaltine,please!" Ovaltine hasn't changed their commercials from BadBadActing cutesy children since the product came on the market. And while at one time, it went into NarmCharm category with how long they'd kept it up, now the gimmick is squarely back in the eyeroll-worthy box.

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* "More Ovaltine,please!" Ovaltine, please!" Ovaltine hasn't changed their commercials from BadBadActing cutesy children since the product came on the market. And while at one time, it went into NarmCharm category with how long they'd kept it up, now the gimmick is squarely back in the eyeroll-worthy box.



* A fairly well-known healthcare system in metropolitan Detroit has, as of late, become known not for the quality of their medical services, but for their [[https://www.beaumonthospitals.com/ horribly over-the-top commercials,]] which skip right past ScareEmStraight and into Narm territory. These gems come complete with dim lighting, silently frowning (or gowned and masked) medical staff, pounding ScareChord music and a deadly serious voiceover actor reading lines like "Choosing a hospital could be the most important decision you'll ever make" and "It's your heart/eyes/life/whatever... Do you have a Beaumont doctor?" The general effect of the commercials has been to generate an epidemic of spontaneous gluteal detachment secondary to laughter overdose in the viewing population. And then they promptly go get treated somewhere that doesn't sound like a VincentPrice film gone wrong.

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* A fairly well-known healthcare system in metropolitan Detroit has, as of late, become known not for the quality of their medical services, but for their [[https://www.beaumonthospitals.com/ horribly over-the-top commercials,]] which skip right past ScareEmStraight and into Narm territory. These gems come complete with dim lighting, silently frowning (or gowned and masked) medical staff, pounding ScareChord music and a deadly serious voiceover actor reading lines like "Choosing a hospital could be the most important decision you'll ever make" and "It's your heart/eyes/life/whatever... Do you have a Beaumont doctor?" The general effect of the commercials has been to generate an epidemic of spontaneous gluteal detachment secondary to laughter overdose in the viewing population. And then they promptly go get treated somewhere that doesn't sound like a VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice film gone wrong.



* One of the trailers for the 2001 remake of ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' was also quite Narm-ish. It didn't give us any hints or things to look forward to about the movie; it just listed why it was rated R. Not to mention the things it was rated R for were [[SocietyMarchesOn pretty much standard fare by that point in film history]]. You mean to say there's an R-rated movie that has violence, nudity, and [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome colorful metaphors]]? Great idea, ''Thir13en Ghosts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink nobody's ever thought of that before]].

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* One of the trailers for the 2001 remake of ''Film/Thir13enGhosts'' was also quite Narm-ish. It didn't give us any hints or things to look forward to about the movie; it just listed why it was rated R. Not to mention the things it was rated R for were [[SocietyMarchesOn pretty much standard fare by that point in film history]]. You mean to say there's an R-rated movie that has violence, nudity, and [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome colorful metaphors]]? Great idea, ''Thir13en ''[=Thir13en=] Ghosts'', [[OlderThanTheyThink nobody's ever thought of that before]].
6th Dec '16 6:34:21 PM Maxiboy136
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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.

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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she loudly declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.
6th Dec '16 12:26:53 AM Maxiboy136
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* Also from 2000 is Marks and Spencer's infamous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqwUOedIo0Y "I'm normal"]] advert, in which a naked size-16 woman runs to the top of a hill, where she declares with arms outstretched that she is "'''NOOOORRRMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLL!'''". The intentions may be admirable, but the scenario is absurd.
30th Oct '16 6:05:24 AM Maxiboy136
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* The people behind [[http://d3w2dr5idcaabk.cloudfront.net/n1rv4n4g8/poster/Ilovecum.jpg this print advert]] for Locum, a Swedish property management company, had the bright idea of replacing the "o" in the logo (which is all lower case) with a love heart... accidentally resulting in something NSFW. Hilarity ensued when people saw the logo and immediately realised what it looked like.
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