History UncannyValley / Advertising

10th Feb '17 5:19:25 AM TommyTiger
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** Speaking of Burger King, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAwcj6d8XTQ oh god..EAT LIKE SNAKE]]. For those who would rather not watch this... it features a man slithering about in a snakelike fashion then UNHINGING HIS JAW to swallow a burger whole. It's..well..eating like a snake does. The music is worthy of a CrowningMomentOfFunny though.
** Also, it might be funny to people.

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** Speaking of Burger King, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAwcj6d8XTQ oh god..EAT LIKE SNAKE]].Eat Like Snake]]. For those who would rather not watch this... it features a man slithering about in a snakelike fashion then UNHINGING HIS JAW unhinging to swallow a burger whole. It's..well..eating like a snake does. The music is worthy of a CrowningMomentOfFunny though.
** Also, it Both ads might be funny to people.people, though.



* An Evian ad featured babies breakdancing to Music/TheSugarhillGang. Some found it cute, many found it incredibly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQcVllWpwGs creepy.]] The babies are CGI and look human except for a few disturbing features.

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* An Evian ad featured babies breakdancing to Music/TheSugarhillGang. Some found it cute, many some found it incredibly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQcVllWpwGs creepy.]] The babies are CGI and look human except for a few disturbing features.



* Those "Feed the Pig" commercials from the Ad Council with that grotesque Pig-Man hybrid. Being an anthropomorphized {{piggy bank}}, he has a ''hole in his head''.

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* Those "Feed the Pig" commercials from the Ad Council with that grotesque Pig-Man hybrid. Being an anthropomorphized {{piggy bank}}, he has a ''hole in his head''. Some people might find the pig cute, however.



* The "My American Girl" portion of the American Girl doll company features [[http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/9b/a6/9b/6c/9ba69b6cd209d5d765dfb25abf7738c1.jpg animated versions]] of their dolls, seen [[http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/14/80/ce/e2/1480cee264ae57f81306c353bdb0c0d8.jpg on this very Wiki]]. The dolls themselves are not creepy, but their cartoon counterparts are downright soulless.

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* The "My American Girl" portion of the American Girl doll company features [[http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/9b/a6/9b/6c/9ba69b6cd209d5d765dfb25abf7738c1.jpg animated versions]] of their dolls, seen [[http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/14/80/ce/e2/1480cee264ae57f81306c353bdb0c0d8.jpg on this very Wiki]]. The dolls themselves are not creepy, but their cartoon counterparts are downright somewhat soulless.



* The Wrightnows from the Netflix commercials may be played by real humans, but there's [[HumanoidAbomination nothing "human" about them.]] Creepiest. Family. ''EVER''.

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* The Wrightnows from the Netflix commercials may be played by real humans, but there's [[HumanoidAbomination nothing "human" about them.]] Creepiest. Family. ''EVER''.Creepy...



* This UsefulNotes/McDonalds Happy Meal ad, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys_B0mFY8D8 Suzi Van Zoom]], Suzi already looks creepy as hell, but take a look at the MONKEY when you watch it. CREEPIEST. THING. EVER.

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* This UsefulNotes/McDonalds Happy Meal ad, called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys_B0mFY8D8 Suzi Van Zoom]], Suzi already looks creepy as hell, but take a look at the MONKEY monkey when you watch it. CREEPIEST. THING. EVER.Creepy, isn't it?



** Later on, people on social media became disturbed and creeped out when [=McDonalds=] revealed their newest mascot, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoBT9OvIAAE5T6O.jpg:large Happy.]] Something about mixing a red boxy body, Creator/{{Pixar}}-style eyes and too-real teeth just makes it ugly, and not even, like before, ugly cute.

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** Later on, people on social media became disturbed and creeped out when [=McDonalds=] revealed their newest mascot, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoBT9OvIAAE5T6O.jpg:large Happy.]] Something about mixing a red boxy body, Creator/{{Pixar}}-style eyes and too-real teeth just makes it ugly, and not even, like but it might, unlike before, ugly cute.be UglyCute.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzq-_9WGbt8 This ad for Spanish instant soup brand Gallina Blanca]] features a creepy dancing baby with a high-pitched voice. At least the ad realizes how freaky it is and has the dad ''mortified'' at the end. If you can read the comments, almost nobody likes the ad!

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* Downplayed with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzq-_9WGbt8 This this ad for Spanish instant soup brand Gallina Blanca]] features a creepy dancing baby with a high-pitched voice. At least Lampshaded by the ad realizes how freaky it is and has having the dad ''mortified'' at the end. If you can read the comments, almost nobody likes the ad!end.
3rd Feb '17 7:43:27 AM TommyTiger
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** Speaking of Burger King, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAwcj6d8XTQ oh god..EAT LIKE SNAKE]]. For those who don't want to be scarred for life...it features a man slithering about in a snakelike fashion then UNHINGING HIS JAW to swallow a burger whole. It's..well..eating like a snake does. And I have no idea why they thought that was a good idea and would make you want to eat the burgers. The music is worthy of a CrowningMomentOfFunny though.

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** Speaking of Burger King, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAwcj6d8XTQ oh god..EAT LIKE SNAKE]]. For those who don't want to be scarred for life...would rather not watch this... it features a man slithering about in a snakelike fashion then UNHINGING HIS JAW to swallow a burger whole. It's..well..eating like a snake does. And I have no idea why they thought that was a good idea and would make you want to eat the burgers. The music is worthy of a CrowningMomentOfFunny though.though.
** Also, it might be funny to people.
2nd Feb '17 6:28:04 PM TurtleTropes
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* Intentionally played with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjK1aUU2Dx4 this]] Sprite commercial.
11th Dec '16 4:44:32 PM CosmosAndChaos
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* Some Brazilian ads for a company called Maganize Luiza have [[http://www.cafecomgalo.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/lu.jpeg THIS]] 3D model doing the advertising. Nuff said.
24th Aug '16 8:37:11 PM PaulA
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* In December 2010, Andrex toilet tissue in the UK, well known for its [[LongRunner long-running]] campaign with [[PreciousPuppies real life labrador pups]], launched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZ88Byh544 an advertisement]] replacing real dogs with [[ConspicuousCG CGI-rendered dog characters]] [[AnthropomorphicShift behaving like humans]].

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* In December 2010, Andrex toilet tissue in the UK, well known for its [[LongRunner long-running]] long-running campaign with [[PreciousPuppies real life labrador pups]], launched [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZ88Byh544 an advertisement]] replacing real dogs with [[ConspicuousCG CGI-rendered dog characters]] [[AnthropomorphicShift behaving like humans]].
2nd Aug '16 1:24:22 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Worse yet: The dancing baby part is a direct ripoff from a scene in SonOfTheMask ''([[TheyJustDidntCare you can even make out the baby's mouth still mouthing "Hello My Baby"]])''. A major criticism of that movie is how bizarre and frightening the baby's actions were, and this ad chose to emulate it.

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** Worse yet: The dancing baby part is a direct ripoff from a scene in SonOfTheMask ''([[TheyJustDidntCare you ''(you can even make out the baby's mouth still mouthing "Hello My Baby"]])''.Baby")''. A major criticism of that movie is how bizarre and frightening the baby's actions were, and this ad chose to emulate it.
21st Jun '16 11:25:55 PM MisterCPC
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql7uY36-LwA The infamous "Puppymonkeybaby" ad]] from Super Bowl 50, with its odd animations to make it move looking unnatural and creepy. [[{{Squick}} Licking one of the humans in the face doesn't help]].
15th Jun '16 3:03:14 PM Kid
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY This]] piece of MindScrew, courtesy of Cadbury Chocolate: two expressionless children twitching their computer-generated eyebrows to music. That this ad has [[DadaAd no direct relation to the product]] only makes it creepier. It received so much complaints in Hong Kong that it had to be taken down.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVblWq3tDwY This]] piece of MindScrew, courtesy of Cadbury Chocolate: two expressionless children twitching their computer-generated eyebrows to music. That this ad has [[DadaAd no direct relation to the product]] only makes it creepier. It received so much many complaints in Hong Kong that it had to be taken down.
15th Jun '16 2:54:07 PM Kid
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* A Carmax ad intentionally invokes this trope for a point. In it, a man stops (presumably) at a strange gas station when, in a short while, a small group of [[TheFifties 1950s Style]] [[StepfordSmiler Stepford smiling]] gas station attendants start to wash and do the standard old "Full Service" to the car (checking oil, gas, air..etc..). The man becomes visibly unnerved by this and demands they stop but they don't. Now frightened, the man runs out and accidentally bumps into a equally odd milkman, who, while some of his milk bottles (also in fifties style) are smashed to the ground, can only react with "Oh Dear" in a equally Stepford-like fashion. Finally the man runs (possibly into the bowels of Hell by mistake) screaming away from the scene.

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* A Carmax ad intentionally invokes this trope for a point. In it, a man stops (presumably) at a strange gas station when, in a short while, a small group of [[TheFifties 1950s Style]] [[StepfordSmiler Stepford smiling]] gas station attendants start to wash and do the standard old "Full Service" to the car (checking oil, gas, air..etc..). The man becomes visibly unnerved by this and demands they stop but they don't. Now frightened, the man runs out and accidentally bumps into a an equally odd milkman, who, while some of his milk bottles (also in fifties style) are smashed to the ground, can only react with "Oh Dear" in a an equally Stepford-like fashion. Finally the man runs (possibly into the bowels of Hell by mistake) screaming away from the scene.
4th Jun '16 7:58:11 AM totoofze47
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYQPI2LR0M This 80s Kinder ad]] was taken off air because it scared children. I see why...
** It was taken off the air because it ''gave an older gentleman a fatal heart attack.''

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYYQPI2LR0M This 80s Kinder ad]] features a very creepy realistic Humpty Dumpty. In fact, it was allegedly taken off air because it scared children. I see why...
** It was taken off the air because it ''gave an older gentleman a fatal heart attack.''
children.
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