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2nd May '16 3:25:28 PM LLSmoothJ
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* A commercial for the Mike Slocumb Law Firm features a character from "Depressive" auto insurance named "Slo." Gee, I wonder who they are referring?

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* A commercial for the Mike Slocumb Law Firm features a character woman from "Depressive" auto insurance "Depressive Insurance" named "Slo." Gee, I wonder who they are referring?
2nd May '16 3:20:39 PM LLSmoothJ
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* A commercial for the Mike Slocumb Law Firm features a character from "Depressive" auto insurance named "Slo." Gee, I wonder who they are referring?
27th Apr '16 1:48:48 AM Adept
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** A few other games have taken other shots at these ads. ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' had one, and {{PopCap|Games}} made an [[http://www.offworld.com/2009/07/evony-agony-popcaps-plants-vs.html absurdly funny one]] for ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' where the "girl" in question is a zombie.

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** A few other games have taken other shots at these ads. ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'' had one, and {{PopCap|Games}} Creator/{{PopCap|Games}} made an [[http://www.offworld.com/2009/07/evony-agony-popcaps-plants-vs.html absurdly funny one]] for ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' where the "girl" in question is a zombie.
24th Apr '16 2:18:16 PM Assassin-sensei
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* The only instance of Creator/{{Toonami}} ever calling a competitor out by name is seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONtEYSrLZkM here]]: "Ever wonder who would win in a battle between [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong Jake Long]] and Manga/{{Naruto}}? I'm betting Naruto, hands down." TOM also calls out "pretenders" (keep in mind this was while ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was starting to get popular).
12th Apr '16 3:05:50 PM aye_amber
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[[folder:Banking and Credit Cards]]
* An ad for Numerica Credit Union takes a shot at banks.
--> '''Bear 1''': They're looking for a [[AnimalStereotypes cute and cuddly]] {{mascot}} to help attract new members. "We might just be"--
--> '''Bear 2''': You're [[AllAnimalsAreDomesticated not cute and cuddly]]. You're a ''grizzly bear''.
--> '''Bear 1''': So?
--> '''Bear 2''': So, you're big and scary. [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute You'd make a better spokesperson for a... bank]].

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[[folder:Banking [[folder: Banking and Credit Cards]]
* An ad for Numerica Credit Union takes a shot at banks.
banks:
--> '''Bear 1''': 1:''' They're looking for a [[AnimalStereotypes cute and cuddly]] {{mascot}} to help attract new members. "We might just be"--
be--"
--> '''Bear 2''': 2:''' You're [[AllAnimalsAreDomesticated not cute and cuddly]]. cuddly.]] You're a ''grizzly bear''.
bear.''
--> '''Bear 1''': 1:''' So?
--> '''Bear 2''': 2:''' So, you're big and scary. [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute You'd make a better spokesperson for a... bank]].Bank.]]



** To which American Express responded with a series of commercials featuring a traveler going to various exotic locales and being told that they don't take VISA, to which he responded with an indignant shout of, "But this is where I want to be!"

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** To which American Express responded with a series of commercials featuring a traveler going to various exotic locales and being told that they don't take VISA, to which he responded with an indignant shout of, of: "But this is where I want to be!"



*** Another American Express commercial has a man trying to buy a plane ticket. Everything is going well until he pulls out his credit card...and it has a kitten on it. He is then led away by airport security, presumably to be cavity searched.

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*** Another American Express commercial has a man trying to buy a plane ticket. Everything is going well until he pulls out his credit card...and And it has a kitten on it. He is then led away by airport security, presumably to be cavity searched.
10th Apr '16 5:36:02 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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*** Enter Carl's Jr. and Hardee's version of the 4 for $4 Meal which includes both a burger and a chicken sandwich, and advertises that Wendy's only gives you nuggets. Wendy's response is to include the option for a crispy chicken sandwich instead of a burger.
9th Apr '16 11:15:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** There's at least one case where this backfired. One Quizno's potshot against Subway involved two men sitting on a bench, one with a Quizno's sub, and one with a sub that was clearly Subway's. The man with the Quizno's sub says "Untoasted[[note]] At the time the commercial in question aired, [[NewerThanTheyThink Subway did not offer toasted sandwiches.]][[/note]]? What, were you raised by wolves?" Cue the second guy[[note]] [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, it's]] [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon]]![[/note]] having a flashback of himself, still adult and in a three-piece suit, nursing from a mother wolf with her pups. He then responds back in the present "Why yes. Yes, I was." Enough people were put off by this ad that it was taken off the air, then put back on with the nursing scene cut out.

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** There's at least one case where this backfired. One Quizno's potshot against Subway involved two men sitting on a bench, one with a Quizno's sub, and one with a sub that was clearly Subway's. The man with the Quizno's sub says "Untoasted[[note]] At the time the commercial in question aired, [[NewerThanTheyThink Subway did not offer toasted sandwiches.]][[/note]]? What, were you raised by wolves?" Cue the second guy[[note]] [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, it's]] [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon]]![[/note]] guy having a flashback of himself, still adult and in a three-piece suit, nursing from a mother wolf with her pups. He then responds back in the present "Why yes. Yes, I was." Enough people were put off by this ad that it was taken off the air, then put back on with the nursing scene cut out.
19th Mar '16 8:14:47 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* Indian mobile service provider Airtel has a series of ads featuring one young girl who brags about the very fast and very powerful 4G network, and often challenges random people to a test of network speed and connectivity. This ad's frequency across media, its overly bold claims and also frequent network connectivity issues with Airtel have annoyed so many Indians that the '4G girl', as she is called, has ended up being SnarkBait and a subject of Take Thats time and again. Eventually, a new ad was released, where she is holidaying with her friends in the Northeastern part of India, where there may not be 4G coverage, while her friends keep [[TakeThatMe mocking her]] for [[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgoejZvAdbU talking non-stop and how the public gets a break from her]].[[/folder]]

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* Indian mobile service provider Airtel has a series of ads featuring one young girl who brags about the very fast and very powerful 4G network, and often challenges random people to a test of network speed and connectivity. This ad's frequency across media, its overly bold claims and also frequent network connectivity issues with Airtel have annoyed so many Indians that the '4G girl', as she is called, has ended up being SnarkBait and a subject of Take Thats time and again. Eventually, a new ad was released, where she is holidaying with her friends in the Northeastern part of India, where there may not be 4G coverage, while her friends keep [[TakeThatMe mocking her]] for [[url=https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgoejZvAdbU talking non-stop and how the public gets a break from her]].[[/folder]]
19th Mar '16 8:14:21 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* Indian mobile service provider Airtel has a series of ads featuring one young girl who brags about the very fast and very powerful 4G network, and often challenges random people to a test of network speed and connectivity. This ad's frequency across media, its overly bold claims and also frequent network connectivity issues with Airtel have annoyed so many Indians that the '4G girl', as she is called, has ended up being SnarkBait and a subject of Take Thats time and again. Eventually, a new ad was released, where she is holidaying with her friends in the Northeastern part of India, where there may not be 4G coverage, while her friends keep [[TakeThatMe mocking her]] for [[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgoejZvAdbU talking non-stop and how the public gets a break from her]].[[/folder]]
22nd Feb '16 1:08:48 AM philipnova798
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* Even [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 The Transformers]] took part in ripping into their competitors (mainly [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots The GoBots]]) by devoting an entire [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss9foBx67yo&feature=youtu.be commercial]] to it. With Megatron, Optimus Prime and the announcer outright proclaiming that only '''''they''''' deserve the right to be called Transformers.
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