History TakeThat / Commercials

21st Jul '16 2:18:38 PM Angus_Old
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* The launch slogan for the Peugeot 407 was "Playtime is over". At the same time, the Renault Laguna, one of the 407's competitors, had "Serious Playtime" as its slogan.
11th Jul '16 6:35:22 AM Angus_Old
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* Bentley's response to all the car wars, especially during a particularly nasty BMW/Audi/Subaru war: [[http://nitro.ru/upload/bentley-fuck2resize.jpg a nice middle finger.]]
17th Jun '16 1:16:40 AM erforce
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** Surprisingly enough, Nintendo did strike back at Sega with the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM5rYucoQRU TV ad]], announcing it as the "first fully rendered video game EVER" which, obviously, was not to be found "on Sega", "on 32X adaptors" or "on [=CD-ROM=]".

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** Surprisingly enough, Nintendo did strike back at Sega with the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM5rYucoQRU TV ad]], announcing it as the "first fully rendered video game EVER" which, obviously, was not to be found "on Sega", "on 32X adaptors" or "on [=CD-ROM=]".
6th Jun '16 11:34:23 AM BartN
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* [[http://jalopnik.com/5806321/funny-new-nissan-leaf-commercial-shows-world-where-everything-runs-on-gas This ad for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle]] shows what the world would be like if everything ran on gas. The TakeThat comes at the end, with a gas/electric plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt clearly visible in the gas station.

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* [[http://jalopnik.com/5806321/funny-new-nissan-leaf-commercial-shows-world-where-everything-runs-on-gas [[https://youtu.be/Nn__9hLJKAk This ad ad]] for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle]] vehicle shows what the world would be like if everything ran on gas. The TakeThat comes at the end, with a gas/electric plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt clearly visible in the gas station.
28th May '16 10:41:57 AM nombretomado
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** Sega even tried it with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation when the ill-fated UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn was released. Ads for the system and for one of its killer apps, ''VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams'', referred to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation as "Plaything" and included such imagery as [[NightmareFuel a baby with a grown man's head]] and someone dropping a UsefulNotes/PlayStation console off a building. Sega were ''really damn bitter''.

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** Sega even tried it with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation when the ill-fated UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn was released. Ads for the system and for one of its killer apps, ''VideoGame/NIGHTSIntoDreams'', referred to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=PlayStation=] as "Plaything" and included such imagery as [[NightmareFuel a baby with a grown man's head]] and someone dropping a UsefulNotes/PlayStation [=PlayStation=] console off a building. Sega were ''really damn bitter''.



** It gets better. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sDeD2WeUK0 A PlayStation3 ad]] featuring [[MemeticBadass Kevin Butler, VP of Everything]] hyping up the PS Move controller takes a few potshots at Microsoft's Kinect motion gaming tech, saying that the Move has buttons, and that's pretty important for shooters like ''SOCOM''. In the runup to the Move launch, Sony put up a website called [[http://www.yaybuttons.com/ yaybuttons.com]]. They're not even bothering to be subtle against Kinect. Then a commercial aired on TV that had him saying "Dear [=PlayStation=]: People think motion control is for little kids!"

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** It gets better. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sDeD2WeUK0 A PlayStation3 PlayStation 3 ad]] featuring [[MemeticBadass Kevin Butler, VP of Everything]] hyping up the PS Move controller takes a few potshots at Microsoft's Kinect motion gaming tech, saying that the Move has buttons, and that's pretty important for shooters like ''SOCOM''. In the runup to the Move launch, Sony put up a website called [[http://www.yaybuttons.com/ yaybuttons.com]]. They're not even bothering to be subtle against Kinect. Then a commercial aired on TV that had him saying "Dear [=PlayStation=]: People think motion control is for little kids!"



*** Particularly noteworthy was an ad about sharing games with friends. The Xbox One required players pay a fee to share a game. The UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 ad had two PlayStation executives show how you share games on their system: handing the game to your friend.

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*** Particularly noteworthy was an ad about sharing games with friends. The Xbox One required players pay a fee to share a game. The UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 [=PlayStation=] 4 ad had two PlayStation [=PlayStation=] executives show how you share games on their system: handing the game to your friend.
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.
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