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* Radio ads do an audio disclaimer at such a breakneck pace that one wonders if the announcer is actually speaking English.


* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. In the Norm movie, a disclaimer for an impromptu commercial races across the screen as a souped-up voice reads it.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. In the Norm movie, "Fairy Idol", a disclaimer for an impromptu commercial races across the screen as a souped-up voice reads it.





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* There are many commercials where the disclaimer text will be 1 point font, low contrast, up for all of three seconds (as the narrator says 'terms and conditions may apply'), but covering literally almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire television screen as colorful and distracting images zoom by on top of it.
** There was a car commercial which had so much 1 point font, low contrast text that it had to ''scroll'' to prevent it from taking up more than 1/3 of the screen. Between the scrolling speed and low contrast, it would be difficult to read even with the ability to pause the ad.

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* There are many commercials where the disclaimer text will be 1 point font, low contrast, up for all of three seconds (as the narrator says 'terms "terms and conditions may apply'), apply"), but covering literally almost 1/3 to 1/2 of the entire television screen as colorful and distracting images zoom by on top of it.
** * There was a car commercial which had so much 1 point font, low contrast text that it had to ''scroll'' to prevent it from taking up more than 1/3 of the screen. Between the scrolling speed and low contrast, it would be difficult to read even with the ability to pause the ad.



* Related: Under Dutch law of the time, car commercials had to show a table when mentioning financing. The law didn't say anything about the table containing interest rates. One commercial had the tiny table contain ''nothing but dots and lines''.
** Maybe they intended to make it even more difficult to read by putting it in [[EveryoneKnowsMorse Morse Code]].

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* Related: Under Dutch law of the time, car commercials had to show a table when mentioning financing. The law didn't say anything about the table containing interest rates. One commercial had the tiny table contain ''nothing but dots and lines''.
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* Parodied in Series/BigTimeRush with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertisement itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].

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* Parodied in Series/BigTimeRush ''Series/BigTimeRush'' with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertisement itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].
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** Hiding jokes and so on in the flannel panel or legal disclaimers of a magazine is reasonably common. The legal bits for just about any magazine usually ends up being an unreadable disclaimer, they're needed but no-one reads them (except for people looking for the hidden messages), so they're printed as small as possible.

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** * Hiding jokes and so on in the flannel panel or legal disclaimers of a magazine is reasonably common. The legal bits for just about any magazine usually ends up being an unreadable disclaimer, they're needed but no-one reads them (except for people looking for the hidden messages), so they're printed as small as possible.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''. In the Norm movie, a disclaimer for an impromptu commercial races across the screen as a souped-up voice reads it.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Party Pooper Pants", where Patchy's dance lesson advertisement includes the disclaimer, "IT IS UNLAWFUL TO BLAH BLAH BLAH. IN THE EVENT OF BLAH BLAH BLAH THE SAID PERSON BLAH BLAH BLAH, WILL WHO THERE FOR BLAH WILL BLAH AND IT SHALL BE THE SOUL RESPONSIBILITY TO BLAH BLAH WHEN IN THE CASE OF BLAH BLAH BLAH. IN SO THERE TO, HENCEFORTH BLAH WILL BE BLAH."

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''.''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. In the Norm movie, a disclaimer for an impromptu commercial races across the screen as a souped-up voice reads it.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Party Pooper Pants", where Patchy's dance lesson advertisement includes the disclaimer, "IT IS UNLAWFUL TO BLAH BLAH BLAH. IN THE EVENT OF BLAH BLAH BLAH THE SAID PERSON BLAH BLAH BLAH, WILL WHO THERE FOR BLAH WILL BLAH AND IT SHALL BE THE SOUL RESPONSIBILITY TO BLAH BLAH WHEN IN THE CASE OF BLAH BLAH BLAH. IN SO THERE TO, HENCEFORTH BLAH WILL BE BLAH."






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-->''Disclaimer''
-->Wiki/TVTropes takes no liability for:
---->- Any loss of opportunity for fraud and deceit as the result of the public reading this article.
---->- Any consequences of reading this article, including, but not limited to, direct consequences like chest discomfort, headache, loss of faith in humanity, [[GoMadFromTheRevelation insanity]], or [[ButterflyOfDoom the planet Earth suddenly being compressed to the size of a pinhead.]]

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** The page image comes from the episode "Pickles". Bubble Bass demands a $2 refund on the Krabby Patty he bought due to it lacking pickles, citing the miscroscopic disclaimer on the overhead menu that Mr. Krabs was obviously hoping no one would notice; he offers every excuse he can think of to avoid paying, and then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.


* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his PersonalSeal. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.

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* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his PersonalSeal.[[PersonalSeals seal]]. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.


* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his seal. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.

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* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his seal.PersonalSeal. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.


* Parodied in the short ''WesternAnimation/NotWithoutMyHandbag'' from ''Creator/AardmanAnimations''. The fine print in a washing machine payment contract states that "On non-payment of any installments, the contractee shall go to hell without further notice."

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* Parodied in the short ''WesternAnimation/NotWithoutMyHandbag'' from ''Creator/AardmanAnimations''.Creator/AardmanAnimations. The fine print in a washing machine payment contract states that "On non-payment of any installments, the contractee shall go to hell without further notice."


* Parodied in BigTimeRush with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertisement itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].

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* Parodied in BigTimeRush Series/BigTimeRush with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertisement itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].


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* Brilliantly (or fiendishly) exploited by a Norwegian ad for a cell phone service that advertised itself as being able to find info on anything by simply typing in a word into a text message, no key terms required. The disclaimer at the bottom of the ad specificaly stated that their service did nothing more than do a search of ThatOtherWiki on whatever was typed in to it and fetch back the info. In other words, the application made you pay an unrelated party money every time you wanted to search Wikipedia.

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* Brilliantly (or fiendishly) exploited by a Norwegian ad for a cell phone service that advertised itself as being able to find info on anything by simply typing in a word into a text message, no key terms required. The disclaimer at the bottom of the ad specificaly specifically stated that their service did nothing more than do a search of ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki on whatever was typed in to it and fetch back the info. In other words, the application made you pay an unrelated party money every time you wanted to search Wikipedia.


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* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his seal. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.

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* In the events surrounding the conquest of Sweden by the Danish king Christian II in 1520, a number of Swedish notables were "asked" to sign and seal a document supporting Christian's claim to the throne. According to legend, bishop Wender Brask placed a note reading "Härtill är jag nödd och tvungen" ("Unto this I am forced and compelled") under the wax when putting on his seal. When Gustaf I Vasa drove the Danes out and began hunting down Christian's supporters, Brask broke his seal and displayed the note, which lead the king to pardon him for his involvement. How much of this is true and how much is legend is up for debate, but the document exists, Brask's seal is missing from it, and we know from other sources that Brask survived Gustaf's ''extremely'' thorough purges.
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If a commercial requires a disclaimer, usually for legal reasons, the people creating the ad will put it at the bottom of the screen [[ReadTheFinePrint in tiny, low-contrast text]] using a hard-to-read [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} font]], and then leave it up [[FreezeFrameBonus for only a split second.]]

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If a commercial requires a disclaimer, usually for legal reasons, the people creating the ad will put it at the bottom of the screen [[ReadTheFinePrint in tiny, low-contrast text]] using a hard-to-read [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} font]], font, and then leave it up [[FreezeFrameBonus for only a split second.]]


* Parodied in BigTimeRush with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertise itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].

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* Parodied in BigTimeRush with "Zom-B-Gone" a liquid for fending off zombies, the disclaimer is a bunch of letters in a black square. The advertise advertisement itself reads "[[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221007/bigtimerush/images/0/0a/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo1_1280.jpg Don't get eaten]]. [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221042/bigtimerush/images/7/71/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo2_1280.jpg Don't get undead]]. [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120930221114/bigtimerush/images/1/14/Tumblr_mb66dx9PQK1rql3nxo3_1280.jpg Don't Read below"]].

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