History TakeThat / Commercials

3rd Feb '18 11:42:18 AM Kalmbach
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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 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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--> [[Creator/JimGaffigan "I love how they've managed to make a meatball sub into health food."]]
** 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 [[Creator/JimParsons the second guy 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.
27th Jan '18 9:37:53 PM mightymewtron
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** They're not done painting [=McDonald's=] as some all-powerful enemy; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-uAbrQC08Y in their advertisement for nacho fries,]] the "burger people" are established as a monopolistic establishment who won't let anyone else sell fries, once again casting Taco Bell as the rebels.
26th Jan '18 7:53:38 AM matruz
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* When the Planet Fitness gym chain was promoting itself as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, professional weight lifter, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q this ad]] in response to promote his owned Iron Sport Gym; in which Steve give a tour of the facilities to a skinny guy, who gets progressively scared by the extreme strength workouts and ends up being thrown out by Steve.

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* When the Planet Fitness gym chain was promoting itself as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, professional weight lifter, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpiZ2gA7cw promoting itself]] as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, professional weight lifter, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q this ad]] in response to promote his owned Iron Sport Gym; in which Steve give gives a tour of the facilities to a skinny guy, who gets progressively scared by the extreme strength workouts and ends up being thrown out by Steve.
25th Jan '18 6:33:12 AM matruz
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* When the Planet Fitness gym chain was promoting itself as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q this ad]] in response to promote his Iron Sport Gym; in which a skinny guy gets scared by the extreme strength exercises and ends up being thrown out by Steve.

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* When the Planet Fitness gym chain was promoting itself as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, professional weight lifter, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q this ad]] in response to promote his owned Iron Sport Gym; in which Steve give a tour of the facilities to a skinny guy guy, who gets progressively scared by the extreme strength exercises workouts and ends up being thrown out by Steve.
24th Jan '18 1:10:33 PM matruz
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-->'''Guy:''' What ''planet'' am I on?
-->'''Steve:''' The wrong one!
24th Jan '18 1:04:46 PM matruz
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* Somewhere, a small-town gym chain ran a radio ad bragging about its unpretentiousness. It ended with the narrator saying "So, if you think you're made of gold or from another planet, you may not like it here." Hmm ... who could they be thinking about?

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* Somewhere, a small-town gym chain ran a radio ad bragging about its unpretentiousness. It ended with the narrator saying "So, if you think you're made of gold or from another planet, ''planet'', you may not like it here." Hmm ... who could they be thinking about?about?
* When the Planet Fitness gym chain was promoting itself as a safe space for people who were not much into body-building, Steve Pulcinella, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBRG4RkE51Q this ad]] in response to promote his Iron Sport Gym; in which a skinny guy gets scared by the extreme strength exercises and ends up being thrown out by Steve.
18th Jan '18 2:13:33 AM jormis29
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*** In the UK, they're advertised with [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook David Mitchell and Robert Webb]], with [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] as the PC and Webb as the Mac. The tendency is for people to view them like the characters they play on ''Series/PeepShow'', with the PC coming across as a bit hopeless, but someone generally loveable who tries their best, while the Mac is viewed as a smug preening tosser.

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*** In the UK, they're advertised with [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook David Mitchell and Robert Webb]], with [[Creator/DavidMitchell [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] as the PC and Webb [[Creator/RobertWebb Webb]] as the Mac. The tendency is for people to view them like the characters they play on ''Series/PeepShow'', with the PC coming across as a bit hopeless, but someone generally loveable who tries their best, while the Mac is viewed as a smug preening tosser.
13th Jan '18 9:10:48 PM dmcreif
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k&feature=youtu.be This fall 2017 ad for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8]] was timed to coincide with the release of the [=iPhone X=]. It is Samsung's way of boasting that they're many steps ahead of Apple in the smartphone technology race.[[note]]In part because the iPhone X was the first iPhone without a physical home button, but it didn't come out until well after Samsung had already done away with the physical home buttons for the S8 and Note 8 in favor of onscreen keys[[/note]] A guy gets the original [=iPhone=], and at one point tries to take a picture of his car only to be told he doesn't have enough storage space[[note]]Samsung's Galaxy Note and S lines with the exception of the S6 / Note 5 have always had a tray to install a micro SD card to expand on-board storage; Apple locks you in at whatever internal storage option you settle for at purchase[[/note]]. In 2013, he then meets a girl who owns a Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, they both slip and fall off a pier and get their phones wet. The girl's Galaxy S7 Edge is fine, but the boyfriend has to put his iPhone 6 into a petri dish of rice[[note]]except for the S6 / Note 5, almost all Galaxy S and Note phones since at least 2013 have had [=IP67=] or [=IP68=] certification for dust and water resistance. It wouldn't be until 2016 and the iPhone 7 that Apple released a water resistant iPhone[[/note]]. The boyfriend upgrades to the iPhone 7, but because there's no headphone jack, he must use a special dongle to listen to music and charge his phone simultaneously[[note]]Apple gained a lot of controversy in 2016 for removing the headphone jack beginning with the iPhone 7, forcing everyone to connect their headphones through the Lightning port via an adapter, which also means unless you have the iPhone 8 or X that support wireless charging, you'll need to use a special dongle to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously on an iPhone. By contrast, Galaxy phones still use conventional headphone jacks[[/note]], compared to the girlfriend, who's just charging her Galaxy S8 on a convertible wireless charging stand[[note]]wireless charging has become a mainstream feature of Samsung Galaxy phones beginning with the S6 and Note 5 in 2015, and in fact had been around since the S4 in 2013 with a special inductive back panel. Apple didn't bring wireless charging to the iPhone line until September 2017 with the rollout of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone X two months later.[[/note]] So the boyfriend decides not to wait in line for the iPhone X and instead settles for purchasing a Galaxy Note 8. As he walks past an Apple Store, he briefly glances at one man in line who has a haircut imitating the "notch" on the iPhone X[[note]]from the front-facing camera that is used for Face ID[[/note]].

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** * [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlelbGtPEdU One of Samsung's ads]] for the Galaxy S5 took a jab at iPhones' smaller batteries by showing S5 users who can get by with swapping their batteries out or using ultra-power saving mode, while iPhone users are left huddling around the electric outlets recharging their phones.
* [[https://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k&feature=youtu.be This fall 2017 ad for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8]] was timed to coincide with the release of the [=iPhone X=]. It is Samsung's way of boasting that they're many steps ahead of Apple in the smartphone technology race.[[note]]In part because the iPhone X was the first iPhone without a physical home button, but it didn't come out until well after Samsung had already done away with the physical home buttons for the S8 and Note 8 in favor of onscreen keys[[/note]] A guy gets the original [=iPhone=], and at one point tries to take a picture of his car only to be told he doesn't have enough storage space[[note]]Samsung's Galaxy Note and S lines with the exception of the S6 / Note 5 have always had a tray to install a micro SD card to expand on-board storage; Apple locks you in at whatever internal storage option you settle for at purchase[[/note]]. In 2013, he then meets a girl who owns a Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, they both slip and fall off a pier and get their phones wet. The girl's Galaxy S7 Edge is fine, but the boyfriend has to put his iPhone 6 into a petri dish of rice[[note]]except for the S6 / Note 5, almost all Galaxy S and Note phones since at least 2013 have had [=IP67=] or [=IP68=] certification for dust and water resistance. It wouldn't be until 2016 and the iPhone 7 that Apple released a water resistant iPhone[[/note]]. The boyfriend upgrades to the iPhone 7, but because there's no headphone jack, he must use a special dongle to listen to music and charge his phone simultaneously[[note]]Apple gained a lot of controversy in 2016 for removing the headphone jack beginning with the iPhone 7, forcing everyone to connect their headphones through the Lightning port via an adapter, which also means unless you have the iPhone 8 or X that support wireless charging, you'll need to use a special dongle to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously on an iPhone. By contrast, Galaxy phones still use conventional headphone jacks[[/note]], compared to the girlfriend, who's just charging her Galaxy S8 on a convertible wireless charging stand[[note]]wireless charging has become a mainstream feature of Samsung Galaxy phones beginning with the S6 and Note 5 in 2015, and in fact had been around since the S4 in 2013 with a special inductive back panel. Apple didn't bring wireless charging to the iPhone line until September 2017 with the rollout of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone X two months later.[[/note]] So the boyfriend decides not to wait in line for the iPhone X and instead settles for purchasing a Galaxy Note 8. As he walks past an Apple Store, he briefly glances at one man in line who has a haircut imitating the "notch" on the iPhone X[[note]]from the front-facing camera that is used for Face ID[[/note]].
13th Jan '18 12:14:21 PM dmcreif
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k&feature=youtu.be This fall 2017 ad for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8]] was timed to coincide with the release of the [=iPhone X=]. It is Samsung's way of boasting that they're many steps ahead of Apple in the smartphone technology race.[[note]]In part because the iPhone X was the first iPhone without a physical home button, but it didn't come out until well after Samsung had already done away with the physical home buttons for the S8 and Note 8 in favor of onscreen keys[[/note]] A guy gets the original [=iPhone=], and at one point tries to take a picture of his car only to be told he doesn't have enough storage space[[note]]Samsung's Galaxy Note and S lines with the exception of the S6 / Note 5 have always had a tray to install a micro SD card to expand on-board storage; Apple locks you in at whatever internal storage option you settle for at purchase[[/note]]. In 2013, he then meets a girl who owns a Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, they both slip and fall off a pier and get their phones wet. The girl's Galaxy S7 Edge is fine, but the boyfriend has to put his iPhone 6 into a petri dish of rice[[note]]except for the S6 / Note 5, almost all Galaxy S and Note phones since at least 2013 have had [=IP67=] or [=IP68=] certification for dust and water resistance. It wouldn't be until 2016 and the iPhone 7 that Apple released a water resistant iPhone[[/note]]. The boyfriend upgrades to the iPhone 7, but because there's no headphone jack, he must use a special dongle to listen to music and charge his phone simultaneously[[note]]Apple gained a lot of controversy in 2016 for removing the headphone jack beginning with the iPhone 7, forcing everyone to connect their headphones through the Lightning port via an adapter[[/note]], compared to the girlfriend, who's just charging her Galaxy S8 on a convertible wireless charging stand[[note]]wireless charging has become a mainstream feature of Samsung Galaxy phones beginning with the S6 and Note 5 in 2015, and in fact had been around since the S4 in 2013 with a special inductive back panel. Apple didn't bring wireless charging to the iPhone line until September 2017 with the rollout of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone X two months later.[[/note]] So the boyfriend decides not to wait in line for the iPhone X and instead settles for purchasing a Galaxy Note 8. As he walks past an Apple Store, he briefly glances at one man in line who has a haircut imitating the "notch" on the iPhone X[[note]]from the front-facing camera that is used for Face ID[[/note]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k&feature=youtu.be This fall 2017 ad for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8]] was timed to coincide with the release of the [=iPhone X=]. It is Samsung's way of boasting that they're many steps ahead of Apple in the smartphone technology race.[[note]]In part because the iPhone X was the first iPhone without a physical home button, but it didn't come out until well after Samsung had already done away with the physical home buttons for the S8 and Note 8 in favor of onscreen keys[[/note]] A guy gets the original [=iPhone=], and at one point tries to take a picture of his car only to be told he doesn't have enough storage space[[note]]Samsung's Galaxy Note and S lines with the exception of the S6 / Note 5 have always had a tray to install a micro SD card to expand on-board storage; Apple locks you in at whatever internal storage option you settle for at purchase[[/note]]. In 2013, he then meets a girl who owns a Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, they both slip and fall off a pier and get their phones wet. The girl's Galaxy S7 Edge is fine, but the boyfriend has to put his iPhone 6 into a petri dish of rice[[note]]except for the S6 / Note 5, almost all Galaxy S and Note phones since at least 2013 have had [=IP67=] or [=IP68=] certification for dust and water resistance. It wouldn't be until 2016 and the iPhone 7 that Apple released a water resistant iPhone[[/note]]. The boyfriend upgrades to the iPhone 7, but because there's no headphone jack, he must use a special dongle to listen to music and charge his phone simultaneously[[note]]Apple gained a lot of controversy in 2016 for removing the headphone jack beginning with the iPhone 7, forcing everyone to connect their headphones through the Lightning port via an adapter[[/note]], adapter, which also means unless you have the iPhone 8 or X that support wireless charging, you'll need to use a special dongle to charge your phone and listen to music simultaneously on an iPhone. By contrast, Galaxy phones still use conventional headphone jacks[[/note]], compared to the girlfriend, who's just charging her Galaxy S8 on a convertible wireless charging stand[[note]]wireless charging has become a mainstream feature of Samsung Galaxy phones beginning with the S6 and Note 5 in 2015, and in fact had been around since the S4 in 2013 with a special inductive back panel. Apple didn't bring wireless charging to the iPhone line until September 2017 with the rollout of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone X two months later.[[/note]] So the boyfriend decides not to wait in line for the iPhone X and instead settles for purchasing a Galaxy Note 8. As he walks past an Apple Store, he briefly glances at one man in line who has a haircut imitating the "notch" on the iPhone X[[note]]from the front-facing camera that is used for Face ID[[/note]].
13th Jan '18 12:09:02 PM dmcreif
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R59TevgzN3k&feature=youtu.be This fall 2017 ad for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8]] was timed to coincide with the release of the [=iPhone X=]. It is Samsung's way of boasting that they're many steps ahead of Apple in the smartphone technology race.[[note]]In part because the iPhone X was the first iPhone without a physical home button, but it didn't come out until well after Samsung had already done away with the physical home buttons for the S8 and Note 8 in favor of onscreen keys[[/note]] A guy gets the original [=iPhone=], and at one point tries to take a picture of his car only to be told he doesn't have enough storage space[[note]]Samsung's Galaxy Note and S lines with the exception of the S6 / Note 5 have always had a tray to install a micro SD card to expand on-board storage; Apple locks you in at whatever internal storage option you settle for at purchase[[/note]]. In 2013, he then meets a girl who owns a Galaxy Note 5. In 2016, they both slip and fall off a pier and get their phones wet. The girl's Galaxy S7 Edge is fine, but the boyfriend has to put his iPhone 6 into a petri dish of rice[[note]]except for the S6 / Note 5, almost all Galaxy S and Note phones since at least 2013 have had [=IP67=] or [=IP68=] certification for dust and water resistance. It wouldn't be until 2016 and the iPhone 7 that Apple released a water resistant iPhone[[/note]]. The boyfriend upgrades to the iPhone 7, but because there's no headphone jack, he must use a special dongle to listen to music and charge his phone simultaneously[[note]]Apple gained a lot of controversy in 2016 for removing the headphone jack beginning with the iPhone 7, forcing everyone to connect their headphones through the Lightning port via an adapter[[/note]], compared to the girlfriend, who's just charging her Galaxy S8 on a convertible wireless charging stand[[note]]wireless charging has become a mainstream feature of Samsung Galaxy phones beginning with the S6 and Note 5 in 2015, and in fact had been around since the S4 in 2013 with a special inductive back panel. Apple didn't bring wireless charging to the iPhone line until September 2017 with the rollout of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone X two months later.[[/note]] So the boyfriend decides not to wait in line for the iPhone X and instead settles for purchasing a Galaxy Note 8. As he walks past an Apple Store, he briefly glances at one man in line who has a haircut imitating the "notch" on the iPhone X[[note]]from the front-facing camera that is used for Face ID[[/note]].



* 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 [[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 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgoejZvAdbU talking non-stop and how the public gets a break from her]].her]].

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