History PlayingWith / SideEffectsInclude

31st Mar '14 7:40:58 PM VPhantom
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*** [[DADAAd Commercial throws in some off-the-wall cartoon character or CGI effect that somehow represents erectile dysfunction.]]



*** Commercial has cartoon character or CGI effect aimlessly follow the main characters around while the side effects are read, hoping the viewer's attention is focused on it.



*** Ad's previously mentioned drama steers right into TearJerker territory.
31st Mar '14 6:53:12 PM rimpala
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*** Ad's previously mentioned drama steers right into TearJerker territory.
31st Mar '14 6:49:05 PM rimpala
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*** Commercial throws in some off-the-wall cartoon character or CGI effect that somehow represents erectile dysfunction.

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*** [[DADAAd Commercial throws in some off-the-wall cartoon character or CGI effect that somehow represents erectile dysfunction.]]
31st Mar '14 6:45:55 PM rimpala
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*** Commercial throws in some off-the-wall cartoon character or CGI effect that somehow represents erectile dysfunction.


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*** Commercial has cartoon character or CGI effect aimlessly follow the main characters around while the side effects are read, hoping the viewer's attention is focused on it.
30th Dec '12 1:23:36 PM VPhantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': Commercials for prescription drugs dance around the issue of side effects or how the drug actually works, to market their product better.
* '''Played Straight''': 1) A commercial for [[RagingStiffie Boneregen]] (a drug intended to help with [[TheLoinsSleepTonight erectile dysfunction]]) shows a middle-aged couple laughing together as they walk along a beach at sunset, and says "[[NostalgiaFilter Remember the good times you used to have?]] Boneregen can help you to get your groove back."

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* '''Basic Trope''': Commercials for prescription drugs dance around the issue of side effects or how the drug actually works, to market their product better.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''':
**
1) A commercial for [[RagingStiffie Boneregen]] (a drug intended to help with [[TheLoinsSleepTonight erectile dysfunction]]) shows a middle-aged couple laughing together as they walk along a beach at sunset, and says "[[NostalgiaFilter Remember the good times you used to have?]] Boneregen can help you to get your groove back."back".



* '''Exaggerated''': 1) The commercial paints Boneregen as a FountainOfYouth, implying that the drug will not only provide Bob an erection but will basically give him back the body and the sex drive he had at 18.
** 2) The most common side effects listed are ''so'' unpleasant and imply that the drug is ''so'' dangerous that it's incomprehensible why ''any'' man would take the drug at all, even if he hasn't been able to perform sexually in ''decades'' and his wife has been [[CheatingWithTheMilkman carrying on with the poolboy]] the whole time.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
**
1) The commercial paints Boneregen as a FountainOfYouth, implying that the drug will not only provide Bob an erection but will basically give him back the body and the sex drive he had at 18.
** 2) The most common side effects listed are ''so'' unpleasant and imply that the drug is ''so'' dangerous that it's incomprehensible why ''any'' man would take the drug at all, even if he hasn't been able to perform sexually in ''decades'' and his wife has been [[CheatingWithTheMilkman carrying on with the poolboy]] the whole time.



* '''Justified''': 1) The company behind Boneregen wants to show that it can help with physical intimacy, but can't really discuss sex or sexuality on this TV network or before the {{Watershed}}. So to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get the message across]], they use GRatedSex instead and casually mention the drug in passing without actually saying what it does or is indicated for.
** 2) Due to Truth in Advertising laws, the company has to give a warning about all the side effects this Boneregen drug may have, but they're banking that enough men will think that being able to perform sexually is worth it and ask their doctors to prescribe Boneregen.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
**
1) The company behind Boneregen wants to show that it can help with physical intimacy, but can't really discuss sex or sexuality on this TV network or before the {{Watershed}}. So to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get the message across]], they use GRatedSex instead and casually mention the drug in passing without actually saying what it does or is indicated for.
** 2) Due to Truth in Advertising laws, the company has to give a warning about all the side effects this Boneregen drug may have, but they're banking that enough men will think that being able to perform sexually is worth it and ask their doctors to prescribe Boneregen.



* '''Inverted''': OurProductSucks

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
** 1)
OurProductSucks



** 3) The website contains information that prescription treatments are available, but doesn't say ''which'' ones.
* '''Subverted''': 1) There's a montage of AliceAndBob meeting at Woodstock in TheSixties, dancing at a disco in TheSeventies, getting married, moving into their first home together, etc. "Remember the good times you used to have? Well, Boneregen won't make all of that bliss happen again."

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** 3) The website contains information that prescription treatments are available, but doesn't say ''which'' ones.
ones.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
**
1) There's a montage of AliceAndBob meeting at Woodstock in TheSixties, dancing at a disco in TheSeventies, getting married, moving into their first home together, etc. "Remember the good times you used to have? Well, Boneregen won't make all of that bliss happen again."again".



* '''Double Subverted''': 1) Then it shows AliceAndBob [[DidYouJustHaveSex lying satisfied in bed]] and says, "But it can give you more bliss, at least in the bedroom. Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
**
1) Then it shows AliceAndBob [[DidYouJustHaveSex lying satisfied in bed]] and says, "But it can give you more bliss, at least in the bedroom. Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."today".



* '''Deconstructed''': 1) The commercial implies that taking this pill is a magical solution to ''all'' of Alice and Bob's marital problems...or for that matter, the circulatory health problems or midlife stress that ''caused'' Bob's ED in the first place. The drug ''might'' help with the physical intimacy problems, but does nothing for other issues, and only masks a symptom of Bob's health problems rather than treating the root cause.
** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen and bullying their doctors into prescribing it.
** 3) Has the same issues as #2 with regards to average joes thinking they know more than someone who actually has a medical degree.
* '''Reconstructed''': 1) The commercial explains that it's ''not'' right for everyone, nor is it a magical solution to midlife stress or marital problems.
** 2) The commercial warns that only a doctor can determine if Boneregen is right for you, and that requires screenings for certain health issues such as liver or kidney disease.
** 3) See #2, Subverted, and Double Subverted
* '''Parodied''': 1) DADAAd
** 2) "This drug is so dangerous and has such unpleasant common side effects which include (blah blah blah)...but if having an erection is that important to you, who are ''we'' to stop you? Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Parodied''':
**
1) The commercial implies that taking this pill is a magical solution to ''all'' of Alice and Bob's marital problems...or for that matter, the circulatory health problems or midlife stress that ''caused'' Bob's ED in the first place. The drug ''might'' help with the physical intimacy problems, but does nothing for other issues, and only masks a symptom of Bob's health problems rather than treating the root cause.
** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen and bullying their doctors into prescribing it.
** 3) Has the same issues as #2 with regards to average joes thinking they know more than someone who actually has a medical degree.
* '''Reconstructed''': 1) The commercial explains that it's ''not'' right for everyone, nor is it a magical solution to midlife stress or marital problems.
** 2) The commercial warns that only a doctor can determine if Boneregen is right for you, and that requires screenings for certain health issues such as liver or kidney disease.
** 3) See #2, Subverted, and Double Subverted
* '''Parodied''': 1) DADAAd
DADAAd
** 2) "This drug is so dangerous and has such unpleasant common side effects which include (blah blah blah)...but if having an erection is that important to you, who are ''we'' to stop you? Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."today".



-> [[RefugeInAudacity "The problem? It's not you. It's your old, fat, ugly, boring wife."]]
* '''Lampshaded''': 1) "Remember the good times you used to have together? Ask your doctor about Boneregen, to help you get your groove back. Isn't she worth it?"
** 2) SideEffectsInclude
** 3) "Visit our website, helpstoped.org today."
* '''Averted''': 1) The commercial doesn't skirt the issue of what the drug is or how it works.

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-> --> [[RefugeInAudacity "The problem? It's not you. It's your old, fat, ugly, boring wife."]]
wife".]]
* '''Lampshaded''': 1) "Remember the good times you used to have together? Ask your doctor about Boneregen, to help you get your groove back. Isn't she worth it?"
'''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** 2) SideEffectsInclude
** 3) "Visit our website, helpstoped.org today."
* '''Averted''':
1) The commercial doesn't skirt the issue of what the drug is or how it works.



** See "Subverted"
* '''Enforced''': Truth in advertising laws

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** See "Subverted"
* '''Enforced''': Truth in advertising lawslaws.
* '''Lampshaded''':
** 1) "Remember the good times you used to have together? Ask your doctor about Boneregen, to help you get your groove back. Isn't she worth it?"
** 2) SideEffectsInclude
** 3) "Visit our website, helpstoped.org today".



* '''Defied''':

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* '''Defied''':'''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** 1) The commercial implies that taking this pill is a magical solution to ''all'' of Alice and Bob's marital problems...or for that matter, the circulatory health problems or midlife stress that ''caused'' Bob's ED in the first place. The drug ''might'' help with the physical intimacy problems, but does nothing for other issues, and only masks a symptom of Bob's health problems rather than treating the root cause.
** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen and bullying their doctors into prescribing it.
** 3) Has the same issues as #2 with regards to average joes thinking they know more than someone who actually has a medical degree.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** 1) The commercial explains that it's ''not'' right for everyone, nor is it a magical solution to midlife stress or marital problems.
** 2) The commercial warns that only a doctor can determine if Boneregen is right for you, and that requires screenings for certain health issues such as liver or kidney disease.
** 3) See #2, Subverted, and Double Subverted



* '''Played For Drama''': The painful aspect (Bob's embarrassment and guilt, Alice's disappointment, Alice's sadness that she can't help Bob, sexual dissatisfaction permeating the rest of the marriage and contributing to fights, etc.) of Bob's inability to perform is emphasized.


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* '''Played For Drama''': The painful aspect (Bob's embarrassment and guilt, Alice's disappointment, Alice's sadness that she can't help Bob, sexual dissatisfaction permeating the rest of the marriage and contributing to fights, etc.) of Bob's inability to perform is emphasized.

emphasized.
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29th Dec '12 3:35:30 PM nlpnt
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* '''Invoked''':

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* '''Invoked''':'''Invoked''': Someone selling an "herbal supplement" made entirely of ingredients considered Generally Recognized As Safe says "WE don't have to put a laundry list of side effects in our ads!" (not mentioning that they're selling overpriced Smarties not even considered a "drug" by the FDA.)



* '''Played For Laughs''':

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* '''Played For Laughs''':Laughs''': Actual ads of this type '''never''' are, but are frequently parodied by comedians.
29th Dec '12 3:30:13 PM nlpnt
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** 3)

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** 3)3) The ad signs off with a cheery slogan as if the above list never happened. Ask your doctor today!
20th Oct '12 2:18:06 PM MsChibi
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** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen.

to:

** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen.
Boneregen and bullying their doctors into prescribing it.
** 3) Has the same issues as #2 with regards to average joes thinking they know more than someone who actually has a medical degree.
* '''Reconstructed''': 1) The commercial explains that it's ''not'' right for everyone, nor is it a magical solution to midlife stress or marital problems.
** 2) The commercial warns that only a doctor can determine if Boneregen is right for you, and that requires screenings for certain health issues such as liver or kidney disease.
** 3) See #2, Subverted, and Double Subverted
* '''Parodied''': 1) DADAAd
** 2) "This drug is so dangerous and has such unpleasant common side effects which include (blah blah blah)...but if having an erection is that important to you, who are ''we'' to stop you? Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."
** 3) The website turns out to be...a porn site.
-> [[RefugeInAudacity "The problem? It's not you. It's your old, fat, ugly, boring wife."]]
* '''Lampshaded''': 1) "Remember the good times you used to have together? Ask your doctor about Boneregen, to help you get your groove back. Isn't she worth it?"
** 2) SideEffectsInclude
** 3) "Visit our website, helpstoped.org today."
*'''Averted''': 1) The commercial doesn't skirt the issue of what the drug is or how it works.
** 2) The commercial says that your doctor will have a complete list of all the side effects, and more information about Boneregen.
** See "Subverted"
*'''Enforced''': Truth in advertising laws
*'''Invoked''':
*'''Defied''':
*'''Played For Laughs''':
*'''Played For Drama''': The painful aspect (Bob's embarrassment and guilt, Alice's disappointment, Alice's sadness that she can't help Bob, sexual dissatisfaction permeating the rest of the marriage and contributing to fights, etc.) of Bob's inability to perform is emphasized.

20th Oct '12 2:02:15 PM MsChibi
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* '''Subverted''': 1) There's a montage of AliceAndBob meeting at Woodstock in TheSixties, dancing at a disco in TheSeventies, getting married, moving into their first home together, etc. "Remember the good times you used to have? Well, Boneregen won't make all of that bliss happen again."
** 2) The commercial mentions that there are side effects, and you may have to take certain health tests, but that your doctor will be the one to determine if Boneregen is right for you.
** 3) The website is, indeed, just a site detailing what ED is, what causes it, and that treatment options are available, including prescription drugs.
* '''Double Subverted''': 1) Then it shows AliceAndBob [[DidYouJustHaveSex lying satisfied in bed]] and says, "But it can give you more bliss, at least in the bedroom. Ask your doctor about Boneregen today."
** 2) The commercial mentions that Boneregen is not for everyone, and who it is ''not'' for (women who are nursing, pregnant, or may become pregnant, those with liver disease, diabetes, etc.), and that due to side effects, only a doctor can determine if it's right for you.
** 3) A list of prescription drugs indicated for ED is on the website, and Boneregen happens to be one of them, even though it doesn't say which one is best.
*'''Deconstructed''': 1) The commercial implies that taking this pill is a magical solution to ''all'' of Alice and Bob's marital problems...or for that matter, the circulatory health problems or midlife stress that ''caused'' Bob's ED in the first place. The drug ''might'' help with the physical intimacy problems, but does nothing for other issues, and only masks a symptom of Bob's health problems rather than treating the root cause.
** 2) These commercials lead people to believe that ''they'' can be the ones to determine if Boneregen is right for them, rather than trusting their physicians to make decisions regarding what drugs (if any) to prescribe. This leads to doctors trying to warn patients that Boneregen has dangerous side effects and that there ''may'' be better drugs available or other non-drug solutions, and KnowNothingKnowItAll patients demanding Boneregen.
20th Oct '12 1:33:35 PM MsChibi
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* '''Played Straight''': 1) A commercial for [[RagingStiffie Boneregen]] (a drug intended to help with [[TheLoinsSleepTonight erectile dysfunction]]) shows a middle-aged couple laughing together as they walk along a beach at sunset, and says "Remember the good times you used to have? Boneregen can help you to get your groove back."

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* '''Played Straight''': 1) A commercial for [[RagingStiffie Boneregen]] (a drug intended to help with [[TheLoinsSleepTonight erectile dysfunction]]) shows a middle-aged couple laughing together as they walk along a beach at sunset, and says "Remember "[[NostalgiaFilter Remember the good times you used to have? have?]] Boneregen can help you to get your groove back."


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*'''Exaggerated''': 1) The commercial paints Boneregen as a FountainOfYouth, implying that the drug will not only provide Bob an erection but will basically give him back the body and the sex drive he had at 18.
** 2) The most common side effects listed are ''so'' unpleasant and imply that the drug is ''so'' dangerous that it's incomprehensible why ''any'' man would take the drug at all, even if he hasn't been able to perform sexually in ''decades'' and his wife has been [[CheatingWithTheMilkman carrying on with the poolboy]] the whole time.
** 3)
*'''Justified''': 1) The company behind Boneregen wants to show that it can help with physical intimacy, but can't really discuss sex or sexuality on this TV network or before the {{Watershed}}. So to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar get the message across]], they use GRatedSex instead and casually mention the drug in passing without actually saying what it does or is indicated for.
** 2) Due to Truth in Advertising laws, the company has to give a warning about all the side effects this Boneregen drug may have, but they're banking that enough men will think that being able to perform sexually is worth it and ask their doctors to prescribe Boneregen.
** 3) The company recognizes that it's not the first or only ED treatment out there, and wants to promote itself by arming patients with [[HereComesTheScience extra information]] and showing that it [[spoiler: (along with, perhaps, healthy lifestyle changes that would result in better circulation in the first place)]] is the best treatment of all compared to [[BlandNameProduct Vitagra, Seeallthis, and Liftetra]].
*'''Inverted''': OurProductSucks
** 2) See Version 1 under "Played Straight"
** 3) The website contains information that prescription treatments are available, but doesn't say ''which'' ones.
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