Advertising: Get Rid Of Cable
Around 2010 or so, DirecTV launched an advertising campaign regarding their service.The commercials consist of people being disappointed in their cable, a series of unfortunate happenings, and, long story short, the narrator admonishes viewers to switch to DirecTV.The format is like this: "When something adverse related to cable happens, you do A. When you do A, it causes B." And so on until "...it causes G. Don't let G happen. Get rid of cable."
This campaign features examples of:
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Sometimes the final item is less bad than the item preceding it. For example:When you go to Vegas, you lose everything. And when you lose everything, you sell your hair to a wig shop. Don't sell your hair to a wig shop.
- Attending Your Own Funeral: As a guy named Phil Schiffly.
- Cable/Satellite Mudslinging
- Crazy Animal Hoarder: Caused by loneliness, because his wife thought he had anger issues.
- Disaster Dominoes: Invoked.
- Eyepatch of Power: Both invoked and parodied. "When you get an eyepatch, people think you're tough."
- Faking the Dead: Causing him to attend his own funeral as a guy named Phil Schiffly.
- Insane Troll Logic: All over the place.
- Rule of Funny: No kidding.
- Slippery Slope Fallacy: Leading to the trope five entries up...
- Space Whale Aesop: Invoked. It's the entire point.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The wrongly convicted man decides to blow up the lawyer's house.
- Title Drop: The unofficial name is always mentioned.
- Viva Las Vegas: "When you feel like a winner, you go to Vegas"