History Narm / Advertising

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.
23rd Oct '16 4:32:29 AM Viira
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* There is a commercial for Montgomery's Furniture (a local furniture store in South Dakota) that basically consists of music that sounds like it should be featured in an action movie... accompanied by random shots of furniture. Yes, the commercial is trying to make furniture seem [[BadAss "Edgy" and "Awesome"]], but the commercial is just too hilariously bad for it to work.

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* There is a commercial for Montgomery's Furniture (a local furniture store in South Dakota) that basically consists of music that sounds like it should be featured in an action movie... accompanied by random shots of furniture. Yes, the commercial is trying to make furniture seem [[BadAss "Edgy" and "Awesome"]], "Awesome", but the commercial is just too hilariously bad for it to work.
12th Oct '16 8:35:45 PM erforce
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance. Remember, "Piracy funds organized crime!"

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wssfl22Hhp4 One anti-piracy advert]] (found at the end of UK ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' {{DVD}}s and the beginning of certain British Disney tapes from the era) features a man with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suspicious]] resemblance to [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Joshamee Gibbs]] branding a pile of [=DVD=]s with an "X" brand and [[FridgeLogic somehow setting them on fire]], while the flame is reflected [[RedEyesTakeWarning in his eyes]] and he smiles evilly, giving him a demonic appearance. Remember, "Piracy funds organized crime!"
14th Sep '16 12:54:39 PM Kitsune1
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** The newest Life Aert commercial? This time a little girl happens to be home with her grandmother and actually HEARS the crash! Seeing her on the ground she asks "Grandma, are you OK?" Honey hasn't your mom taught you to call 911 when you see someone in this situation?! It's one of the few times in these commercials a person didn't actually need the product advertised!

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** The newest Life Aert Alert commercial? This time a little girl happens to be home with her grandmother and actually HEARS the crash! Seeing her on the ground she asks asks: "Grandma, are you OK?" Honey Honey, hasn't your mom taught you to call 911 when you see someone in this situation?! It's one of the few times in these commercials a person didn't actually need the product advertised!
22nd Aug '16 4:13:40 PM Maxiboy136
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Tnult8aKo "If you build it, people will come."]] So says Freddie Flintoff in Morrisons' 2011 Christmas advert, before going on to talk about all the different products that people will [[AccidentalInnuendo "come"]] for. In the words of Creator/CharlieBrooker, "I've been impressed by an aubergine in Morrisons, but not once have I felt like coming."
18th Aug '16 3:42:50 PM Tre
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* The Australian advert for [[Creator/SciFiChannel Sci Fi Original]] ''Boa'' is quite bizarre. All it shows is a factory at night, a guy looking at something, and a big snake. The narmy narration is apparently the result of a schizophrenic howler monkey who'd been handed various hallucinogens and a broken-down typewriter from 1935.

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* The Australian advert for [[Creator/SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Fi]] [[Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie Original]] ''Boa'' is quite bizarre. All it shows is a factory at night, a guy looking at something, and a big snake. The narmy narration is apparently the result of a schizophrenic howler monkey who'd been handed various hallucinogens and a broken-down typewriter from 1935.
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