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For obvious reasons, this is mostly an American trope, since other countries and their political systems aren't obliged to do this in their own turfs.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' In ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #611, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} claims to have Blackest Night symbols on his toenails ("My feet are a rainbow of power!") with a footnote reading "I'm Geoff Johns and I approve this message Geoff Johns, former ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' writer".

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': In ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #611, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} claims to have Blackest Night symbols on his toenails ("My feet are a rainbow of power!") with a footnote reading "I'm Geoff Johns and I approve this message Geoff Johns, former ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' writer".


* An issue of ''Franchise/{{Spider Man}}'' in which ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} claimed to have ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' symbols on his toenails ("My feet are a rainbow of power!") had a footnote reading "I'm Creator/GeoffJohns and I approve this message -- Geoff Johns, former ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' writer".

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* An issue of ''Franchise/{{Spider Man}}'' in which ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' In ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #611, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} claimed claims to have ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' Blackest Night symbols on his toenails ("My feet are a rainbow of power!") had with a footnote reading "I'm Creator/GeoffJohns Geoff Johns and I approve this message -- Geoff Johns, former ''[[ComicBook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' writer".


->''We're Wiki/TVTropes, and we approved this message.''

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->''We're Wiki/TVTropes, Website/TVTropes, and we approved this message.''


* In 2006, Wrestling/{{WWE}} renamed their ''Taboo Tuesday'' [=PPV=], where fans would get to vote online on who they wanted in matches and/or what kinds of matches would be on the show, ''Cyber Sunday.'' [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] was one of the three potential opponents, along with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/{{Kane}} (who was the winner of the vote, but not the match), for Wrestling/{{Umaga}}. The Sandman cut a promo urging the fans to vote for him. As this was a mid-term election year, he ended his promo with, "I'm the Sandman, and I approved this message."


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* In 2006, Wrestling/{{WWE}} renamed their ''Taboo Tuesday'' [=PPV=], where fans would get to vote online on who they wanted in matches and/or what kinds of matches would be on the show, ''Cyber Sunday.'' [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] was one of the three potential opponents, along with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/{{Kane}} (who was the winner of the vote, but not the match), for Wrestling/{{Umaga}}. The Sandman cut a promo urging the fans to vote for him. As this was a mid-term election year, he ended his promo with, "I'm the Sandman, and I approved this message."
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* ''WesternAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' In the episode "Mayor of Malibu" at the end of Raquelle's ad a cutout of Barbie held by Ryan appears saying "I am Barbie Roberts and I aproove this message"

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* In an episode of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Tracy is manipulated by Jack into making a political ad encouraging black people ''not'' to vote. He finishes it off with "Im Tracy Jordan and I improved this message!"


In the United States, a portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, otherwise known as the [=McCain=]-Feingold Act, requires that a political candidate for a federal office - or the group that produced it - give "a statement by the candidate that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication." This means an ad has to say something like, "I'm [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Cole Rupt]], and I approved this message." This only applies to candidates for Congress and the presidency.[[note]]Or, theoretically, candidates for Vice President. But in practice, VP candidates simply act as NumberTwo to the presidential candidates, and never run their own separate campaigns. Thus it'll always be the presidential candidate who "approves this message," even if their running mate is providing the sound bites for the ad.[[/note]] It does not apply to candidates for state or local office, or to anything other than politicians.

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In the United States, a portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, otherwise known as the [=McCain=]-Feingold Act, requires that a political candidate for a federal office - or the group that produced it - give "a statement by the candidate that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication." This means an ad has to say something like, "I'm [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Cole Rupt]], and I approved this message." This only applies to candidates for Congress and the presidency.[[note]]Or, theoretically, candidates for Vice President.vice president. But in practice, VP candidates simply act as NumberTwo to the presidential candidates, and never run their own separate campaigns. Thus Thus, it'll always be the presidential candidate who "approves this message," even if their running mate is providing the sound bites for the ad.ad. Though [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N30_sbtE0gE Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina]] did run some "We approve this message" ads.[[/note]] It does not apply to candidates for state or local office, or to anything other than politicians.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. In "State vs. Queen", Count Vertigo does a DoNotAdjustYourSet broadcast announcing that he has secretly addicted large numbers of innocent people to the drug Vertigo, of which he controls the only supply. He concludes with, "I'm Count Vertigo, and I approve this high!"


** A similar phenomenon in the 2016 election season had AttackOfThePoliticalAd type ads that were basically just Creator/DonaldTrump making outrageous statements accompanied by text and UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton speaking to approve at the end.
** UsefulNotes/JoeBiden similarly dipped into this during the 2020 election, with one ad solely consisting of footage of Trump during a rally claiming "If I lose to [Biden], I dunno what I'm gonna do -- I will never speak to you again!", [[ThreatBackfire followed up immediately with "I'm Joe Biden, and I approve this message."]]

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** A similar phenomenon in the 2016 election season had AttackOfThePoliticalAd type ads that were basically just Creator/DonaldTrump making outrageous statements accompanied by text and UsefulNotes/HillaryClinton speaking to approve at the end.
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end. UsefulNotes/JoeBiden similarly dipped into this during the 2020 election, election to a more direct extent, with one ad solely consisting of footage of Trump during a rally claiming "If I lose to [Biden], I dunno what I'm gonna do -- I will never speak to you again!", [[ThreatBackfire followed up immediately with "I'm Joe Biden, and I approve this message."]]


** UsefulNotes/JoeBiden similarly dipped into this during the 2020 election, with one ad solely consisting of footage of Trump during a rally claiming "If I lose to [Biden], I dunno what I'm gonna do -- I will never speak to you again!", [[ThreatBackfire followed immediately up with "I'm Joe Biden, and I approve this message."]]

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** UsefulNotes/JoeBiden similarly dipped into this during the 2020 election, with one ad solely consisting of footage of Trump during a rally claiming "If I lose to [Biden], I dunno what I'm gonna do -- I will never speak to you again!", [[ThreatBackfire followed up immediately up with "I'm Joe Biden, and I approve this message."]]

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** UsefulNotes/JoeBiden similarly dipped into this during the 2020 election, with one ad solely consisting of footage of Trump during a rally claiming "If I lose to [Biden], I dunno what I'm gonna do -- I will never speak to you again!", [[ThreatBackfire followed immediately up with "I'm Joe Biden, and I approve this message."]]


In the United States, a portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, otherwise known as the [=McCain=]-Feingold Act, requires that a political candidate for a federal office - or the group that produced it - give "a statement by the candidate that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication." This means an ad has to say something like, "I'm [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Cole Rupt]], and I approved this message." This only applies to candidates for Congress and the presidency.[[note]]Or, theoretically, candidates for Vice President. But in practice, VP candidates simply act as NumberTwo to the presidential candidates, and never run their own separate campaigns. Thus it'll always be the presidential candidate who "approves this message," even if their running mate is providing the sound bites for the ad.[[/note]] It does not apply to candidates for state or local office, or to anything other than politicians.

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In the United States, a portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, Act of 2002, otherwise known as the [=McCain=]-Feingold Act, requires that a political candidate for a federal office - or the group that produced it - give "a statement by the candidate that identifies the candidate and states that the candidate has approved the communication." This means an ad has to say something like, "I'm [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Cole Rupt]], and I approved this message." This only applies to candidates for Congress and the presidency.[[note]]Or, theoretically, candidates for Vice President. But in practice, VP candidates simply act as NumberTwo to the presidential candidates, and never run their own separate campaigns. Thus it'll always be the presidential candidate who "approves this message," even if their running mate is providing the sound bites for the ad.[[/note]] It does not apply to candidates for state or local office, or to anything other than politicians.

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