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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!
14th May '16 3:43:38 PM Kid
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* Vitamin Water does this a lot, with one notable ad referring to "zero [[SadTrombone womp-womps]]". They also awkwardly put regional references in their ads, telling Philly residents to "get that jawn" (Philly slang that's basically a placeholder for any noun.)

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* Vitamin Water does this a lot, with one notable ad referring to "zero [[SadTrombone womp-womps]]". They also awkwardly put regional references in their ads, telling Philly residents to "get that jawn" (Philly slang that's basically a placeholder for any noun.)noun).
14th May '16 3:17:30 PM Kid
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwn1NTK-50 This ad]] for the boardgame Crossfire is an interesting variation. How do corporate advertising geniuses imagine a future that would appeal to the target audience (pre-teens and teens) while also promoting their new product? Why, of course by showing kids in leatherjackets playing the game like a Rollerball/Thunderdome-style deathmatch of gladiatorial combat (The loser spins into oblivion), surrounded by their cheering fans, while a cool hard rock song is playing in the background. [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/27/board-james-3-crossfire/ The Angry Video Game Nerd even made a video about it (as his alternate persona Board James)]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwn1NTK-50 This ad]] for the boardgame Crossfire is an interesting variation. How do corporate advertising geniuses imagine a future that would appeal to the target audience (pre-teens and teens) while also promoting their new product? Why, of course by showing kids in leatherjackets playing the game like a Rollerball/Thunderdome-style deathmatch of gladiatorial combat (The (the loser spins into oblivion), surrounded by their cheering fans, while a cool hard rock song is playing in the background. [[http://cinemassacre.com/2009/07/27/board-james-3-crossfire/ The Angry Video Game Nerd even made a video about it (as his alternate persona Board James)]]
13th May '16 4:02:07 PM Darthrai
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* {{Invoked|trope}} with [[https://twitter.com/keeblerelves Keebler's Twitter account]], which features the Keebler Elves trying to keep up with current social media trends and falling short.
--> "Keebler elves. Cookies, they know. Social media, not so much."
11th May '16 8:42:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Creator/{{Sony}}'s been particularly bad about this with their {{P|layStationPortable}}SP advertising.

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* Creator/{{Sony}}'s been particularly bad about this with their {{P|layStationPortable}}SP UsefulNotes/{{PlayStationPortable}} advertising.



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26th Feb '16 5:04:45 AM WillBGood
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* The ads 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.

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* The ads 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.
8th Feb '16 4:04:42 PM GiantJumboJellyfish
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* An infamous [[Franchise/TheTransformers]] G2 commercial for the Arialbots and Combaticons action figures referred to Combaticon leader Onslaught as "a metamorphing dudicus." Nobody has ever quite been able to figure out exactly what that is.

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* An The infamous [[Franchise/TheTransformers]] G2 commercial {{Franchise/Transformers}} Generation 2 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h18AG_Y33CY commercial]] for the Arialbots Aerialbot and Combaticons Combaticon action figures referred to Combaticon leader Onslaught as "a metamorphing dudicus." Nobody has ever quite been able to figure out exactly what that is.
28th Jan '16 10:19:19 AM BattleMaster
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* An infamous [[Franchise/TheTransformers]] G2 commercial for the Arialbots and Combaticons action figures referred to Combaticon leader Onslaught as "a metamorphing dudicus." Nobody has ever quite been able to figure out exactly what that is.
20th Nov '15 4:34:01 AM wrestlingdog909
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* Vitamin Water does this a lot, with one notable ad referring to "zero [[LosingHorn womp-womps]]". They also awkwardly put regional references in their ads, telling Philly residents to "get that jawn" (Philly slang that's basically a placeholder for any noun.)

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* Vitamin Water does this a lot, with one notable ad referring to "zero [[LosingHorn [[SadTrombone womp-womps]]". They also awkwardly put regional references in their ads, telling Philly residents to "get that jawn" (Philly slang that's basically a placeholder for any noun.)
20th Nov '15 4:33:28 AM wrestlingdog909
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* Vitamin Water does this a lot, with one notable ad referring to "zero [[LosingHorn womp-womps]]". They also awkwardly put regional references in their ads, telling Philly residents to "get that jawn" (Philly slang that's basically a placeholder for any noun.)
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