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* Commercials for side dishes like Stove Top Stuffing and Rice-a-Roni tend to portray potatoes this way, suggesting that potatoes are dull and boring (and that they're the most common side dish. (There was even a commercial for Rice-a-Roni where animated spuds promoted the product to stop "the senseless slaughter of innocent potatoes".)

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* Commercials for side dishes like Stove Top Stuffing and Rice-a-Roni tend to portray potatoes this way, suggesting that potatoes are dull and boring (and that they're the most common side dish. (There There was even a commercial for Rice-a-Roni where animated spuds promoted the product to stop "the senseless slaughter of innocent potatoes".)potatoes").



* In 1994, there was a really weird commercial for Duncan Yo-Yo's, depicting a brain dead gamer sitting alone on a chair and playing a Sega Genesis (with [[PacManFever Atari 2600 sound effects]]), while a [[TotallyRadical cool kid with a backwards baseball cap]] is playing with a Duncan Yo-Yo. Ummmm, what exactly do video games and yo-yo's have in common, aside from being toys?

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* In 1994, there was a really weird commercial for Duncan Yo-Yo's, depicting a brain dead gamer sitting alone on a chair and playing a Sega Genesis (with [[PacManFever Atari 2600 sound effects]]), while a [[TotallyRadical cool kid with a backwards baseball cap]] is playing with a Duncan Yo-Yo. Ummmm, what exactly do video games and yo-yo's have in common, aside from being toys?



* Dollar Shave Club has several commercials that portray store employees as ranging from indifferent to downright abusive with customers trying to buy razors, doing things that would likely get them fired or even ''arrested'' for assault. "It's almost as if they don't want you to buy razors." Seriously?

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* Dollar Shave Club has several commercials that portray store employees as ranging from indifferent to downright abusive with customers trying to buy razors, doing things that would likely get them fired or even ''arrested'' for assault. "It's almost as if they don't want you to buy razors." Seriously?"


* Advertising law in the UK used to outlaw this style of ad, but deregulation during the 2000s saw it permitted.

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* Advertising law in the UK used to outlaw this style of ad, but deregulation during the 2000s saw it permitted. It's still generally more common to see products comparing themselves favourably to "the leading brand", or occasionally "the number 2 brand" if what's being advertised ''is'' the leading brand.


* "I'm a UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} and Creator/RobertWebb, respectively.

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* "I'm a UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, Creator/JohnHodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} and Creator/RobertWebb, respectively.


* Dollar Shave Club has several commercials that portray store employees as ranging from indifferent to downright abusive with customers trying to buy razors. "It's almost as if they don't want you to buy razors." Seriously?

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* Dollar Shave Club has several commercials that portray store employees as ranging from indifferent to downright abusive with customers trying to buy razors.razors, doing things that would likely get them fired or even ''arrested'' for assault. "It's almost as if they don't want you to buy razors." Seriously?

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** The above one was later [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=oiFgaatXuRc remade]] for a ''VideoGame/SonicMania Plus'' commercial, updating the games the man was selling to a first-person FingerGun game loaded with "microtransactions, paid DLC, and loot boxes" against a colorful platformer in slick retro 2D. They didn't forget to mention it's "The highest rated ''Sonic'' game in 15 years", or the 29.99 price tag.[[note]]Which was, ironically, paid DLC if you already bought the base game.[[/note]]


** On a side note, as the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Nerd]] pointed out ThreeDO ads went out of their way to say that the SNES and Genesis were just toys compared to the awesomeness of the 3DO.

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** On a side note, as the [[WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd Nerd]] pointed out ThreeDO UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer ads went out of their way to say that the SNES and Genesis were just toys compared to the awesomeness of the 3DO.


** There was also a commercial that negatively compared the game library of the SNES to the Genesis, despite one having been around for years and the other being a fairly recent release. And let's not forget ... the Genesis's DMA controller had '''[[BlatantLies BLAST PROCESSING]]'''.

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** There was also a commercial that negatively compared the game library of the SNES to the Genesis, despite one having been around for years and the other being a fairly recent release. And let's not forget ... the Genesis's DMA controller had '''[[BlatantLies BLAST PROCESSING]]'''.[[note]]The whole "Blast Processing" bit actually did have some merit behind it; the Genesis's base CPU was significantly faster than that of the SNES, and it showed quite noticeably in early fourth-gen multiplatform titles. However, the SNES managed to catch up fairly quickly thanks to it being designed to support a myriad of enhancement chips in its cartridges, with the most common ones being co-processors that ran quite better than the standalone Genesis.[[/note]]


* ComicBook/JohnnyTurbo of the TurboGrafx16 and his attempts to punch out the evil corporation of Sega who sold kids the UsefulNotes/SegaCD solely to see the look of despair on their little faces when they realized they needed a UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis to use it.

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* ComicBook/JohnnyTurbo of the TurboGrafx16 UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 and his attempts to punch out the evil corporation of Sega who sold kids the UsefulNotes/SegaCD solely to see the look of despair on their little faces when they realized they needed a UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis to use it.


* "I'm a UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell and Robert Webb, respectively.

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* "I'm a UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}} and Robert Webb, Creator/RobertWebb, respectively.


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* The Canadian webseries "WebOriginal/TetesAClaques" has a commercial for the Willy-Waller 2006, a small utensil that makes peeling potatoes much easier (it should, as it's... a potato peeler). How do they demonstrate its superiority? [[https://youtu.be/K-PdgoP2i8Q?t=50 By showing one guy peeling with the Willy-Waller 2006 side-by-side with... a guy using his fingernails.]] Sold in sets of 14 for $120.

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* The Canadian webseries "WebOriginal/TetesAClaques" has a commercial for the Willy-Waller 2006, a small utensil that makes peeling potatoes much easier (it should, as it's... a potato peeler). How do they demonstrate its superiority? [[https://youtu.be/K-PdgoP2i8Q?t=50 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TagRPfAfcrI&t=57 By showing one guy peeling with the Willy-Waller 2006 side-by-side with... a guy using his fingernails.]] Sold in sets of 14 for $120.


* "I'm a {{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell and Robert Webb, respectively.

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* "I'm a {{Mac}}.UsefulNotes/{{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell and Robert Webb, respectively.

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* Dollar Shave Club has several commercials that portray store employees as ranging from indifferent to downright abusive with customers trying to buy razors. "It's almost as if they don't want you to buy razors." Seriously?


* "I'm a {{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Justin Long, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell and Robert Webb, respectively.

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* "I'm a {{Mac}}." "And I'm a [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]]." The Mac is shown as Justin Long, Creator/JustinLong, a young, cool guy who is always calm because he's always right. The PC is John Hodgman, a portly guy in a suit with glasses who freaks out and goes ballistic because he's always wrong. It's like the same-sex version of DefenestrateAndBerate. Many commercials have a lot of "customers" who always prefer Macs without stating sufficient reasons other than "It's better." They always claim that "any PC" will have "a bunch of viruses and headaches" and that Macs have none. In the UK, PC and Mac are played by Creator/DavidMitchell and Robert Webb, respectively.

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