A particular type of trailer or advertisement for a show which focuses on little besides the main character and making sure the audience damn well remembers the main character, and by extension, the film's name. Essentially, you take a bunch of unrelated scenes from the production and edit them together to get a Say My Name
This is most common with children's films with a character title name (or at least a character's name in the title). The trailer has, at some point, the various secondary cast members saying the main character's name in quick succession (sometimes, but not usually, including the main character self-identifying). There are ads that can be nothing but
this sequence. For instance, the trailer for Bob: The Movie
would go something like:
Bob? Big Bad:
Bob! The Dragon:
Etc. etc. etc.
Of course, Viewers Are Morons
, especially children, so maybe repeating the name of the movie and main character 50 times quickly in one commercial will get it to stick into their sugar-riddled brains. It's like an Anvilicious Title Drop
Film — Animated
Film — Live Action
- A few ads for Ugly Betty have done this.
- The TV ads for Chuck
- The Community episode "App Development and Condiments" ends with one of these for an 80's sex comedy starring the character Koogler. (The character wasn't seen outside of the episode.)
- This trailer for the Big Finish Doctor Who special "The Five Companions" introduces all the companions and enemies in a quick back-and-forth Say My Name montage, ending as all the major players name-drop the Doctor and he pretends they've got the wrong guy.