History TotallyRadical / Advertising

24th Feb '17 8:11:21 AM esq263
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* A 2017 advertisement from {{Creator/Nintendo}} invites players to "find totally tubular offers for the Virtual Console".
28th Dec '16 9:37:12 AM nombretomado
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* CartoonNetwork seems to think the way to relay a message to 2010s kids about bullying is with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUYEUtOIRg painfully bad hip-hop]] that wouldn't have been "cool" even in 1991.

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* CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork seems to think the way to relay a message to 2010s kids about bullying is with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUYEUtOIRg painfully bad hip-hop]] that wouldn't have been "cool" even in 1991.
16th Dec '16 10:56:28 PM Doug86
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* Amp'd Mobile briefly retained a commercial gimmick which involved elderly people talking like teenagers. (One features an old black woman who uses street vernacular and says stuff like "Where you at?"; in another, an old white lady makes frequent usage of "like", "whatever" and "totally"; apparently, this commercial presumes that old [[TheGenerationGap Generation Gap]] stereotypes will die out, but ''racial'' ones never will.) Later referenced on the ''TheSimpsons'':

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* Amp'd Mobile briefly retained a commercial gimmick which involved elderly people talking like teenagers. (One features an old black woman who uses street vernacular and says stuff like "Where you at?"; in another, an old white lady makes frequent usage of "like", "whatever" and "totally"; apparently, this commercial presumes that old [[TheGenerationGap Generation Gap]] stereotypes will die out, but ''racial'' ones never will.) Later referenced on the ''TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
17th Oct '16 12:26:52 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* In Italy they started adding in the buses ads reminding people to leave your seat to elder people. One of them just says "Be polite - leave your seat", while the other one says "leaving your seat is TOO MUCH AWESOME!"

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* In Italy they started adding in the buses ads reminding people to leave your seat to elder people. One of them just says "Be polite - leave your seat", while the other one says "leaving your seat is TOO MUCH AWESOME!"TOTALLY RAD!"
11th Oct '16 7:06:21 AM GastonRabbit
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* Creator/{{Sony}}'s been particularly bad about this with their UsefulNotes/{{PlayStationPortable}} advertising.
** An advertisement for the "Slim and Lite" revision of the PSP suggests that players can "put it where they like", which typically means "shove it up their ass". Sony seems to be getting annoyed at their customers.
** At one point, an incredibly poorly-disguised viral marketing campaign [[{{Astroturf}} attempting to masquerade as a fan website]] noted of the PSP, "I'd hit that." [[{{Squick}} Does it even have the right ports for that?]]

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* Creator/{{Sony}}'s been particularly bad about this with their UsefulNotes/{{PlayStationPortable}} UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable advertising.
** An advertisement for the "Slim and Lite" revision of the PSP suggests that players can "put it where they like", which typically means "shove it up their ass". Sony seems to be getting annoyed at their its customers.
** At one point, an incredibly poorly-disguised poorly disguised viral marketing campaign [[{{Astroturf}} attempting to masquerade as a fan website]] noted of the PSP, "I'd hit that." [[{{Squick}} Does it even have the right ports for that?]]
18th Sep '16 5:25:46 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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-->'''Mike:''' [[FlatWhat What?]]

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-->'''Mike:''' [[FlatWhat What?]]What?
18th Sep '16 5:24:21 AM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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-->'''Mike:''' What?

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-->'''Mike:''' What?[[FlatWhat What?]]
17th Aug '16 2:01:07 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* The entirety of this Franchise/{{Barbie}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtOR9ghSKx8 promotional video from 1989...]]featuring PaulaAbdul!

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%%* The entirety of this Franchise/{{Barbie}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtOR9ghSKx8 promotional video from 1989...]]featuring PaulaAbdul!Music/PaulaAbdul!
11th Jul '16 6:26:05 AM ReikoKazama
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* Despite trying to win over -- presumably -- the kid demographic, consider how anachronistic the Creator/ChuckECheese mascot is with his depiction as a "Sk8r" boy, ''over'' a decade after that fad has run its course with young kids. The mascot originally started as a suspendered, straw-hatted barbershop-type performer, appeared in the 1980s as a skateboarding mouse, went out of style, then swerved right back into relevancy when the Sk8r boy image appeared, and is now fading back out of style -- all without any changes ever being made to the character itself. By the time skateboarding bert-slided itself back into relevancy again, it was in the form of [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy street skating]], and an edgy street skating Chuck. E. Cheese [[MoralGuardians probably wouldn't go over too well with the parents of most kids.]]

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* Despite trying to win over -- presumably -- the kid demographic, consider how anachronistic the Creator/ChuckECheese mascot is with his depiction as a "Sk8r" "[=Sk8r=]" boy, ''over'' a decade after that fad has run its course with young kids. The mascot originally started as a suspendered, straw-hatted barbershop-type performer, appeared in the 1980s as a skateboarding mouse, went out of style, then swerved right back into relevancy when the Sk8r [=Sk8r=] boy image appeared, and is now fading back out of style -- all without any changes ever being made to the character itself. By the time skateboarding bert-slided itself back into relevancy again, it was in the form of [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy street skating]], and an edgy street skating Chuck. E. Cheese [[MoralGuardians probably wouldn't go over too well with the parents of most kids.]]
11th Jun '16 10:10:47 PM HighCrate
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* There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00qaMs3025I this commercial]] for the Hardee's Little Thickburger. Presumably it was pulled fairly quickly.

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* %%* There's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00qaMs3025I this commercial]] for the Hardee's Little Thickburger. Presumably it was pulled fairly quickly.



* Despite trying to win over -- presumably -- the kid demographic, consider how anachronistic the Creator/ChuckECheese mascot is with his depiction as a "Sk8r" boy, ''over'' a decade after that fad has run its course with young kids. The mascot originally started as a suspendered, straw-hatted barbershop-type performer, appeared in the 1980s as a skateboarding mouse, went out of style, then swerved right back into relevancy when the Sk8r boy image appeared, and is now fading back out of style -- all without any changes ever being made to the character itself. By time skateboarding bert-slided itself back into relevancy again, it was in the form of [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy street skating]], and an edgy street skating Chuck. E. Cheese [[MoralGuardians probably wouldn't go over too well with the parents of most kids.]]

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* Despite trying to win over -- presumably -- the kid demographic, consider how anachronistic the Creator/ChuckECheese mascot is with his depiction as a "Sk8r" boy, ''over'' a decade after that fad has run its course with young kids. The mascot originally started as a suspendered, straw-hatted barbershop-type performer, appeared in the 1980s as a skateboarding mouse, went out of style, then swerved right back into relevancy when the Sk8r boy image appeared, and is now fading back out of style -- all without any changes ever being made to the character itself. By the time skateboarding bert-slided itself back into relevancy again, it was in the form of [[DarkerAndEdgier edgy street skating]], and an edgy street skating Chuck. E. Cheese [[MoralGuardians probably wouldn't go over too well with the parents of most kids.]]



*** The [[http://screenmag.tv/story/2012/jun/29/9576/ July 2012 campaign]] reimagined the mascot as a CGI rocker with the voice of Music/BowlingForSoup's Jaret Reddick.

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*** ** The [[http://screenmag.tv/story/2012/jun/29/9576/ July 2012 campaign]] reimagined the mascot as a CGI rocker with the voice of Music/BowlingForSoup's Jaret Reddick.



** Also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Pranksta Rap", when Bart uses slang words that Lisa (and even Marge) knows aren't used anymore.
---> '''Bart''': Man are you illin'.
---> '''Lisa''': Rappers stopped saying "illin'" twelve years ago.
---> '''Bart''': I'm keeping it real!
---> '''Lisa''': They stopped saying "keeping it real" three years ago.
---> '''Bart''': Mooom! Lisa's dissin' me!
---> '''Marge''': "Dissin'"? Do rappers still say that?
*** Not that Marge can't be guilty of it herself. One episode has her trying to get Maggie to eat her baby food with the help of a sock puppet in CoolShades who says [[PissTakeRap "Yo-Yo-Yo!"]] constantly. Marge is also aware of this trope and struggles to avoid it sometimes. She once used the word "cool" with Lisa and anxiously inquired as to whether kids still say it. Lisa confirmed that they do.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWR5DtYMgg Hubba Bubba commercial]]; note the AlphaBitch-sounding voice at the closer.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nIUcRJX9-o This commercial]] for Cingular. It's been argued that it's intentional irony; this does not prevent it from being very annoying. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySR3hpieiQc A later commercial]] combined it with the "[[CoolOldGuy hip grandma]]". It was parodied with [[http://www.rustywalrus.com/view.php?id=199 this comic]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This commercial]] for Schick Quattro parodies this and mixes it with SophisticatedAsHell.
* What happens when a cell-phone advertisement becomes a big hit, but ad execs don't fully get the joke? Apparently, teenage girls talking to one another in textspeak... face-to-face.

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** Also parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Pranksta Rap", when Bart uses slang words that Lisa (and even Marge) knows aren't used anymore.
---> '''Bart''': Man are you illin'.
---> '''Lisa''': Rappers stopped saying "illin'" twelve years ago.
---> '''Bart''': I'm keeping it real!
---> '''Lisa''': They stopped saying "keeping it real" three years ago.
---> '''Bart''': Mooom! Lisa's dissin' me!
---> '''Marge''': "Dissin'"? Do rappers still say that?
*** Not that Marge can't be guilty of it herself. One episode has her trying to get Maggie to eat her baby food with the help of a sock puppet in CoolShades who says [[PissTakeRap "Yo-Yo-Yo!"]] constantly. Marge is also aware of this trope and struggles to avoid it sometimes. She once used the word "cool" with Lisa and anxiously inquired as to whether kids still say it. Lisa confirmed that they do.
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%%* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWR5DtYMgg Hubba Bubba commercial]]; note the AlphaBitch-sounding voice at the closer.
* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nIUcRJX9-o This commercial]] for Cingular. It's been argued that it's intentional irony; this does not prevent it from being very annoying. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySR3hpieiQc A later commercial]] combined it with the "[[CoolOldGuy hip grandma]]". It was parodied with [[http://www.rustywalrus.com/view.php?id=199 this comic]].
* %%* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYtx_zO394 This commercial]] for Schick Quattro parodies this and mixes it with SophisticatedAsHell.
* %%* What happens when a cell-phone advertisement becomes a big hit, but ad execs don't fully get the joke? Apparently, teenage girls talking to one another in textspeak... face-to-face.



* EA's [[http://kotaku.com/5010047/skate-2-teaser-might-be-doing-it-wrong initial teaser]] for ''Skate 2'' announced "We're dropping the deuce." While this can be read as "releasing #2", its slang meaning is "taking a shit". This was probably intentional [[labelnote:*]]Doing a number 2 means taking a dump[[/labelnote]], which makes one wonder how they felt about the product.

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* EA's [[http://kotaku.com/5010047/skate-2-teaser-might-be-doing-it-wrong initial teaser]] for ''Skate 2'' announced "We're dropping the deuce." While this can be read as "releasing #2", its slang meaning is "taking a shit". This was probably intentional [[labelnote:*]]Doing a number 2 means taking a dump[[/labelnote]], which makes one wonder how they felt about the product.



* "It's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and it's really rad! Those monsters from [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon]] are pretty bad! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNtuK4CU3ko Octoroks, Tektites and Leevers too, but with your help our hero pulls through!]]"
** ''For the Nintendo Entertainment System: Your parents help you hook it up.''
*** While on the topic of Nintendo, their "Play It Loud" campaign was the epitome of this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMQAbQ1hJZw Give The World A Wedgie?]] Seriously?
* Most Hot Wheels commercials.

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* "It's ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and it's really rad! Those monsters from [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon]] are pretty bad! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNtuK4CU3ko Octoroks, Tektites and Leevers too, but with your help our hero pulls through!]]"
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through!]]" ''For the Nintendo Entertainment System: Your parents help you hook it up.''
*** While on the topic of Nintendo, their "Play It Loud" campaign was the epitome of this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMQAbQ1hJZw Give The World A Wedgie?]] Seriously?
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%%* Most Hot Wheels commercials.



** Is that the same one with the TV commercial with that cartoon referee? Completely agree. [[YouKeepUsingThatWord That word does not mean what they think it means.]]
** Repeated by an online ad for a US government health campaign [[http://i.psa-ads.openx.com/a8d/a8dca88e6be6b9799051783cd876c93061ccf8dd/a1f/a1f2cf32ec2325a9077ed493751937b9.jpg here]]



** Though it might bear mentioning that this one isn't ''quite'' as far off the mark as some others (at least in regards to the excessive consonants). No word on whether this speaks worse of the advertisers or "[[NewMediaAreEvil txt literacy]]" though.



* ''Monster'' energy drinks. '''JUST LOOK AT THE CAN'S DESCRIPTION.'''

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* %%* ''Monster'' energy drinks. '''JUST LOOK AT THE CAN'S DESCRIPTION.'''



* Parodied in this Tim Horton's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW-bomqZ3Lw Steeped Tea commercial]].

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* %%* Parodied in this Tim Horton's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW-bomqZ3Lw Steeped Tea commercial]].



* The description for this Creator/{{Atari}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qAadfsJrmM=related ad]] explains everything.

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* %%* The description for this Creator/{{Atari}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qAadfsJrmM=related ad]] explains everything.



* A 2011 ad for the new Hot Pastrami melt from Subway claim it has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMKWmU4_YGE power chords of tasteocity]]. If you were to say "Power chords of tasteocity" in conversation, people would probably assume you're having a stroke.
** For more Subway slang fail, there's one ad, in their long-running "fast-food will make you a fat slob" campaign, in which a burger combo is stated as giving someone a "badonkadonk butt". Three things: 1. Fast food ''wouldn't'' give you a badonkadonk butt, as it connotes a big, ''shapely'' butt, not a flabby one; 2. Badonkadonk is usually used ''positively''; 3. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The phrase "badonkadonk butt" is redundant.]]

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* A 2011 ad for the new Hot Pastrami melt from Subway claim claims it has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMKWmU4_YGE power chords of tasteocity]]. If you were to say "Power chords of tasteocity" in conversation, people would probably assume you're having a stroke.
** * For more Subway slang fail, there's one ad, in their long-running "fast-food will make you a fat slob" campaign, in which a burger combo is stated as giving someone a "badonkadonk butt". Three things: 1. Fast food ''wouldn't'' give you a badonkadonk butt, as it connotes a big, ''shapely'' butt, not a flabby one; 2. Badonkadonk is usually used ''positively''; 3. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking The phrase "badonkadonk butt" is redundant.]]



* The Hi-C commercials from the mid-1990's that contrasted kids and adults (right down to an adult's idea of a Hi-C commercial vs. a kid's idea).

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* %%* The Hi-C commercials from the mid-1990's that contrasted kids and adults (right down to an adult's idea of a Hi-C commercial vs. a kid's idea).



* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s infamous "Don't Forget About Breakfast Time" animated rap video. Along with their "democracy" video.
* To some, advertisements for YoungAdult novels can fall into this, especially those done by Fierce Reads. Take, for example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSWgzz9dJU this]] oppressively {{narm}}y ad, complete with the most banal attracting phrases and a stereotypically pop song about the joys of reading. There's not much else that could make a 16-year old ''not'' want to read.

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* %%* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s infamous "Don't Forget About Breakfast Time" animated rap video. Along with their "democracy" video.
* To some, advertisements Advertisements for YoungAdult novels can fall into this, especially those done by Fierce Reads. Take, for example, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSWgzz9dJU this]] oppressively {{narm}}y ad, complete with the most banal attracting phrases and a stereotypically pop song about the joys of reading. There's not much else that could make a 16-year old ''not'' want to read.



* Advertisements for ''VideoGame/AlfredChicken'' were like this.
-->"''Are you ready to play the ultimate game of chicken?''"
* The entirety of this Franchise/{{Barbie}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtOR9ghSKx8 promotional video from 1989...]]featuring PaulaAbdul!

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* %%* Advertisements for ''VideoGame/AlfredChicken'' were like this.
-->"''Are %%-->"''Are you ready to play the ultimate game of chicken?''"
* %%* The entirety of this Franchise/{{Barbie}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtOR9ghSKx8 promotional video from 1989...]]featuring PaulaAbdul!
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