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14th Feb '18 1:26:15 PM SmashingStreetRide
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* Print adverts for Risperda, an antipsychotic medication, feature pastel drawings of people having schizophrenic episodes. All effectively drive home the slogan's message that relapses "are a living nightmare".

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* Print adverts for Risperda, Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication, feature pastel drawings of people having schizophrenic episodes. All effectively drive home the slogan's message that relapses "are a living nightmare".
3rd Feb '18 1:37:23 AM BartN
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*** And if you look away from the family at the beginning of this commercial, you can catch a glimpse of another creepy European [=PlayStation=] commercial - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmbUMStlGI Mental Wealth]], which features a humanoid alien girl with a disturbingly deformed head staring at you in an empty white room and philosophizing about the human endeavor in a Scottish accent. As ''WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}'' put it, the tagline "DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PLAYSTATION" that appears at the end of the commercial feels less like a tagline and more akin to a threat.

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*** And if you look away from the family at the beginning of this commercial, you can catch a glimpse of another creepy European [=PlayStation=] commercial - ** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmbUMStlGI Mental Wealth]], which Wealth]] features a freaky humanoid alien girl with a disturbingly deformed head staring that would feel right at home in the UncannyValley. She stares at you in an empty white room and philosophizing philosophizes about the human endeavor in a thick Scottish accent.accent. Some versions of the ad end with her looking at [[NothingIsScarier something]] off-camera and giggling sinisterly. As ''WebOriginal/{{Cracked}}'' put it, the tagline "DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PLAYSTATION" that appears at the end of the commercial feels less like a tagline and more akin to a threat.
28th Jan '18 4:23:28 PM nombretomado
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-r8-1EdjI This commercial]] for Rayovac batteries starts out this way, with a scary [[UncannyValley mid-90's CGI]] CD player with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily two rows of sharp teeth]] coming to life in the middle of the night, and starts eating whatever batteries it can find, compounded by the batteries screaming in terror as they try to flee. It gradually transitions into NightmareRetardant when the lights come on and the CD player is chastised by Creator/MichaelJordan for not using Rayovac batteries, as well as the fact that said batteries the CD player was eating [[TakeThat/{{Commercials}} were frightened Duracell and Energizer batteries]].

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-r8-1EdjI This commercial]] for Rayovac batteries starts out this way, with a scary [[UncannyValley mid-90's CGI]] CD player with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily two rows of sharp teeth]] coming to life in the middle of the night, and starts eating whatever batteries it can find, compounded by the batteries screaming in terror as they try to flee. It gradually transitions into NightmareRetardant when the lights come on and the CD player is chastised by Creator/MichaelJordan UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan for not using Rayovac batteries, as well as the fact that said batteries the CD player was eating [[TakeThat/{{Commercials}} were frightened Duracell and Energizer batteries]].
23rd Jan '18 1:53:03 PM Klaymanfh
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* [[https://youtu.be/VnAbhzITcsE This]] Japanese Advert for Shizuoka Broadcasting. We have a tired guy watching a Samurai film. As he tries to turn off the TV. The Samurais [[BreakingTheFourthWall start talking to him.]] They bargain with him to keep watching by threading to kill an actress, and offering him Soccer and Music as alternatives. Anyways he shuts it off, and [[spoiler: the Samurai opens the TV Screen and starts chasing the guy with the TV.]]
--->'''Samurai:''' Let's Talk, [[spoiler: Face to Face!]]
21st Jan '18 3:01:19 PM nombretomado
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** According to a comment by StarDev94 on YouTube, there was a Degree Girl ad that had something like the ad, except one of the animatronics was replaced with a police officer.

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** According to a comment by StarDev94 on YouTube, Website/YouTube, there was a Degree Girl ad that had something like the ad, except one of the animatronics was replaced with a police officer.



* One ad for MTV's Scream in Youtube had scenes of the show combined with the visuals of [[NightmareFace a disturbing grey face screaming]] all set to someone whispering [[ParanoiaFuel ''Click Skip and Die'' over and over again.]] So many people complained {[[https://twitter.com/reallyoutube there was even a twitter account about it!]]) that MTV probably pulled it and it appears that the ad is lost.

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* One ad for MTV's Scream in Youtube Website/YouTube had scenes of the show combined with the visuals of [[NightmareFace a disturbing grey face screaming]] all set to someone whispering [[ParanoiaFuel ''Click Skip and Die'' over and over again.]] So many people complained {[[https://twitter.com/reallyoutube there was even a twitter account about it!]]) that MTV probably pulled it and it appears that the ad is lost.
18th Jan '18 1:12:38 PM multibrawlr
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%%* [[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850305/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-boiling-rain-medium-53310.jpg These]] [[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850255/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-witches-medium-90768.jpg print]] [[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850205/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-rotting-flesh-medium-43972.jpg ads]] [[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850155/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-dog-woman-medium-48240.jpg for]] [[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850105/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-chest-dwellers-medium-95974.jpg Risperdal]], an antipsychotic medication.

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%%* * Print adverts for Risperda, an antipsychotic medication, feature pastel drawings of people having schizophrenic episodes. All effectively drive home the slogan's message that relapses "are a living nightmare".
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[[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850305/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-boiling-rain-medium-53310.jpg These]] Bryn]] believes that his Scottish descendants sear his flesh with boiling rain. The image depicts just that, as Bryn kneels in the rain -- hands buried in face -- as steam rises from his cowering body.
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[[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850255/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-witches-medium-90768.jpg print]] Mary]] remains seated in a chair, dehydrated and unable to control her bowels, claiming witches are perched on her back. Said witches are depicted as black-hooded beings with creepy, emotionless humanoid faces. The kicker? Mary couldn't move for ''three days''.
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[[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850205/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-rotting-flesh-medium-43972.jpg ads]] Edward]] hallucinates that other peoples' flesh ''rot and fall off''. The art style makes his horrified face rather creepy-looking.
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[[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850155/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-dog-woman-medium-48240.jpg for]] Amelia]] believes herself to be stalked by a menacing dog...and that she and the dog [[HalfHumanHybrid are merged together]].
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[[https://files1.coloribus.com/preview/x600/files/adsarchive/part_1485/14850105/file/antipsychotic-for-schizophrenia-chest-dwellers-medium-95974.jpg Risperdal]], an antipsychotic medication.Andrew]] thinks demons inhabit his chest; the image depicts him unbuttoning his shirt to reveal a cluster of tiny, bald heads. Perhaps the most surreal of the bunch.
1st Jan '18 6:14:22 AM tmantookie
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* Orkin had a series of commercials in which a creepy person repeatedly tries to get into suburban homes using a variety of flimsy stories, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TfYABolovE delivering a pizza]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8xXv1NOeXI his car broke down and he wants to call his brother]], etc. The creepy part is that the person is a six-foot tall termite/ant/cockroach. Not a guy in a cute costume, but a ''giant, talking, realistic-looking CG insect'' that sounds like a serial killer. One can hope that someone thought it would be funny, perhaps they wanted it to be just a little creepy. What they managed was "Giant alien insects are going to try and con their way into your homes to rape you and dangle your intestines from the ceiling". That would suffice better for an ad for a new shotgun.There's another one where a giant mosquito tries to get into a pool with a couple that were having a romantic moment. He drops his swimsuit and asks "are we...dipping skinny" before the Orkin guy shows up.

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* Orkin had a series of commercials in which a creepy person repeatedly tries to get into suburban homes using a variety of flimsy stories, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TfYABolovE delivering a pizza]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8xXv1NOeXI his car broke down and he wants to call his brother]], etc. The creepy part is that the person is a six-foot tall termite/ant/cockroach. Not a guy in a cute costume, but a ''giant, talking, realistic-looking CG insect'' that sounds like a serial killer. One can hope that someone thought it would be funny, perhaps they wanted it to be just a little creepy. What they managed was "Giant alien insects are going to try and con their way into your homes to rape you and dangle your intestines from the ceiling". That would suffice better for an ad for a new shotgun. There's another one where a giant mosquito tries to get into a pool with a couple that were having a romantic moment. He drops his swimsuit and asks "are we...dipping skinny" before the Orkin guy shows up.
1st Jan '18 6:10:45 AM tmantookie
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1st Jan '18 6:10:34 AM tmantookie
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* There was an ad for Wrigley's in the UK that showed a man retching and spitting up a dog (literal "dog breath") after a night's heavy drinking. It was banned after more than 700 complaints that it had terrified both child and adult viewers alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLq5o228Nlk Obligatory Website/YouTube link]].

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* There was an ad for Wrigley's in the UK that showed a man retching and spitting up a dog (literal "dog breath") after a night's heavy drinking. It was banned after more than 700 complaints that it had terrified both child and adult viewers alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLq5o228Nlk Obligatory Website/YouTube YouTube link]].
26th Dec '17 1:26:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There was an ad for Wrigley's in the UK that showed a man retching and spitting up a dog (literal "dog breath") after a night's heavy drinking. It was banned after more than 700 complaints that it had terrified both child and adult viewers alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLq5o228Nlk Obligatory YouTube link]].

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* There was an ad for Wrigley's in the UK that showed a man retching and spitting up a dog (literal "dog breath") after a night's heavy drinking. It was banned after more than 700 complaints that it had terrified both child and adult viewers alike. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLq5o228Nlk Obligatory YouTube Website/YouTube link]].
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