History NightmareFuel / Advertising

23rd Jan '17 6:38:43 PM Erin582
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* There was a commercial from the late 90s for ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}} The New Tetris'' on the Nintendo 64 that featured a snooty middle school aged girl at a spelling bee and about to spell a ridiculously long and difficult word. As she's twelve letters into spelling it, all of a sudden a large block falls out of the sky and ''[[DeathFromAbove crushes her]].'' It's PlayedForLaughs (apparently) and thankfully involves BloodlessCarnage, but ''still''.

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* There was a commercial from the late 90s for ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} The New Tetris'' Tetris]]'' on the Nintendo 64 that featured a snooty middle school aged school-aged girl at a spelling bee and about to spell a ridiculously long and difficult word. As she's twelve letters into spelling it, all of a sudden a large block falls out of the sky and ''[[DeathFromAbove crushes her]].'' It's PlayedForLaughs (apparently) [[BlackComedy (apparently)]] and thankfully involves BloodlessCarnage, but ''still''.
22nd Jan '17 1:51:42 PM atyxyt
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM0CBfwI_Ck This Nixon ad]] from 1968 shows still frames from what appears to be the Democratic National Convention, with patriotic music playing in the background. However, every time they ad focuses on Hubert Humphrey, the image is distorted, the music turns into a creepy echo, and we're shown images of violence, war, and poverty. Right, before the image begins to distort, the ad suddenly shifts to [[NothingIsScarier text on a black background, with no music playing, asking the viewer to vote like their world depended on it.]]
14th Jan '17 9:18:20 AM Erin582
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* There was a commercial from the late 90s for ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}} The New Tetris'' on the Nintendo 64 that featured a snooty middle school aged girl at a spelling bee and about to spell a ridiculously long and difficult word. As she's twelve letters into spelling it, all of a sudden a large block falls out of the sky and ''[[DeathFromAbove crushes her]].'' It's PlayedForLaughs (apparently) and thankfully involves BloodlessCarnage, but ''still''.
11th Jan '17 9:49:49 PM PhantomRider
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* There was once a Coke ad that showed some football players ''melting from the summer heat'' until they drank Coke and reform. The end-of-ad comedy beat was someone who was too far melted to reach his drink as he slowly dissolved into oblivion.
* Apparently, the best way to convince people to drink more Sprite is to show people drinking it, running into each other, and EXPLODING INTO SPRITE. At least the Coke commercial suggested that their product helps you AVOID death.

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* There *There was once a Coke ad that showed some football players ''melting from the summer heat'' until they drank Coke and reform. The end-of-ad comedy beat was someone who was too far melted to reach his drink asking for help as he slowly dissolved continued his slow dissolution into oblivion.
* Apparently, *Apparently, the best way to convince people to drink more Sprite is to show people drinking it, running into each other, and EXPLODING INTO SPRITE. At least the Coke commercial suggested that their product helps you AVOID death.
11th Jan '17 9:46:59 PM PhantomRider
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*There was once a Coke ad that showed some football players ''melting from the summer heat'' until they drank Coke and reform. The end-of-ad comedy beat was someone who was too far melted to reach his drink as he slowly dissolved into oblivion.
*Apparently, the best way to convince people to drink more Sprite is to show people drinking it, running into each other, and EXPLODING INTO SPRITE. At least the Coke commercial suggested that their product helps you AVOID death.
8th Jan '17 12:58:37 PM giratalkialga
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJJQHF4tTo The American ad]] for ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' (SNES version) depicted a man eating more and more food at a restaurant, and getting fatter and fatter, while the narrator talks about how much data and features are crammed into the game's cartridge. Pretty soon, the man eats one little piece of spaghetti, and--in the style of a famous ''Creator/MontyPython'' skit--''explodes'', with his stomach contents splattering ''everyone'' in the restaurant. The piece of spaghetti then splatters the game box, and then we cut to a shot of more of the stomach contents splattered on a wall, spelling out the SNES motto (Play it Loud). Due to the sheer number of complaints of how sickening this commercial was, it was only aired a few times before it was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2yeRivbTcM replaced with a {{bowdlerize}}d version]], in which the splattering and exploding is heard off-screen [[ReactionShot as a woman at a table turns and looks to the left]], the spaghetti doesn't fall on the box, and the stomach contents spelling "PLAY IT LOUD" are now a bright, rich, thin, non-gross green slime that resembles Nickelodeon slime.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJJQHF4tTo The American ad]] for ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' (SNES version) depicted a man eating more and more food at a restaurant, and getting fatter and fatter, while the narrator talks about how much data and features are crammed into the game's cartridge. Pretty soon, the man eats one little piece of spaghetti, and--in the style of a famous ''Creator/MontyPython'' skit--''explodes'', with his stomach contents splattering ''everyone'' in the restaurant. The piece of spaghetti then splatters the game box, and then we cut to a shot of more of the stomach contents splattered on a wall, spelling out the SNES motto (Play it Loud). Due to the sheer number of complaints of how sickening this commercial was, it was only aired a few times before it was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2yeRivbTcM replaced with a {{bowdlerize}}d bowdlerized version]], in which the splattering and exploding is heard off-screen [[ReactionShot as a woman at a table turns and looks to the left]], the spaghetti doesn't fall on the box, and the stomach contents spelling "PLAY IT LOUD" are now a bright, rich, thin, non-gross green slime that resembles Nickelodeon slime.
8th Jan '17 12:58:09 PM giratalkialga
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJJQHF4tTo The American ad]] for ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' (SNES version) depicted a man eating more and more food at a restaurant, and getting fatter and fatter, while the narrator talks about how much data and features are crammed into the game's cartridge. Pretty soon, the man eats one little piece of spaghetti, and--in the style of a famous ''Creator/MontyPython'' skit--''explodes'', with his stomach contents splattering ''everyone'' in the restaurant. The piece of spaghetti then splatters the game box, and then we cut to a shot of more of the stomach contents splattered on a wall, spelling out the SNES motto (Play it Loud). Due to the sheer number of complaints of how sickening this commercial was, it was only aired a few times before it was replaced with a {{bowdlerize}}d version, in which the splattering and exploding is heard off-screen [[ReactionShot as a woman at a table turns and looks to the left]], the spaghetti doesn't fall on the box, and the stomach contents spelling "PLAY IT LOUD" are now a bright, rich, thin, non-gross green slime that resembles Nickelodeon slime.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJJQHF4tTo The American ad]] for ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' (SNES version) depicted a man eating more and more food at a restaurant, and getting fatter and fatter, while the narrator talks about how much data and features are crammed into the game's cartridge. Pretty soon, the man eats one little piece of spaghetti, and--in the style of a famous ''Creator/MontyPython'' skit--''explodes'', with his stomach contents splattering ''everyone'' in the restaurant. The piece of spaghetti then splatters the game box, and then we cut to a shot of more of the stomach contents splattered on a wall, spelling out the SNES motto (Play it Loud). Due to the sheer number of complaints of how sickening this commercial was, it was only aired a few times before it was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2yeRivbTcM replaced with a {{bowdlerize}}d version, version]], in which the splattering and exploding is heard off-screen [[ReactionShot as a woman at a table turns and looks to the left]], the spaghetti doesn't fall on the box, and the stomach contents spelling "PLAY IT LOUD" are now a bright, rich, thin, non-gross green slime that resembles Nickelodeon slime.
8th Jan '17 12:31:18 PM giratalkialga
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* There was a needlessly scary advert for Hooch Lemon, with a man sleeping in the most uncanny cliff-side house imaginable. A mosquito has a sip of the drink and [[ParanoiaFuel cuts a hole through the apartment's window]]. The man wakes up, gets bitten by the mosquito [[JumpScare and screams at the top of his lungs]]. There was another version of the ad where his wife wakes up with an even more earsplitting shriek.

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* There was a needlessly scary advert for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yDvnNJCUFA Hooch Lemon, Lemon]], with a man sleeping in the most uncanny cliff-side house imaginable. A mosquito has a sip of the drink and [[ParanoiaFuel cuts a hole through the apartment's window]]. The man wakes up, gets bitten by the mosquito [[JumpScare and screams at the top of his lungs]]. There was another version of the ad where his wife wakes up with an even more earsplitting shriek.
8th Jan '17 12:28:12 PM giratalkialga
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** It was so terrifying that [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/metz-judderman-1970 the British Board of Film Classification gave it a 15+ rating]].


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*** It was so terrifying that [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/metz-judderman-1970 the British Board of Film Classification gave it a 15+ rating]].
8th Jan '17 12:27:06 PM giratalkialga
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** It was so terrifying that [[http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/metz-judderman-1970 the British Board of Film Classification gave it a 15+ rating]].
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