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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 microscopic 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 to no avail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.

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** The page image comes from the episode "Pickles". Bubble Bass demands a $2 refund on the Krabby Patty he bought ordered due to it lacking pickles, citing the microscopic 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 to no avail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.


For the radio equivalent, where disclaimers are read inhumanly fast, see RattlingOffLegal.

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For the radio auditory equivalent, where disclaimers are read inhumanly fast, see RattlingOffLegal.


Unless you have a Tivo or other digital TV recorder that can pause the commercial you can usually only read two or three words from the disclaimer at a time. The pause function on a VCR tends to have too much jitter for the text to be readable from an analog tape.

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Unless you have a Tivo or other digital TV recorder that can pause the commercial you can It is usually only impossible to read two or three words from the disclaimer at a time. The pause function on a VCR tends to have too much jitter for entirely of the text to without pausing the video. In some ads, particularly those viewed in standard definition, the text may be readable from an analog tape.
so small and the resolution so low that it is rendered illegible entirely.



** What a sly way to sneak that disclaimer in.



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


** 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 to no avail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.

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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 microscopic 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 to no avail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.


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** In "[=SpongeBob=] in [=RandomLand=]", [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward return to the Krusty Krab from a delivery to find the customer, who they were supposed to make the delivery to, complaining that he never got his order. [=SpongeBob=] gives him the order, but Mr. Krabs cries and points to a microscopic disclaimer reading "[[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree If it's late, it's free]]".


* ''Series/{{31 Minutos}}:'' During a flashback to the news team's previous exploits on a 5 AM contest program, while the cast is suffering, an extremely tiny disclaimer [[FreezeFrameBonus can be read beneath the scene]].

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* ''Series/{{31 Minutos}}:'' ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos:'' During a flashback to the news team's previous exploits on a 5 AM contest program, while the cast is suffering, an extremely tiny disclaimer [[FreezeFrameBonus can be read beneath the scene]].


* ''Series/31Minutos:'' During a flashback to the news team's previous exploits on a 5 AM contest program, while the cast is suffering, an extremely tiny disclaimer [[FreezeFrameBonus can be read beneath the scene]].
-->'''Disclaimer (translated to English):''' Cost of the call does not include sales tax, general taxes or surprise surcharges. Customer service at fax 444-444-CUÁ. Only humans with developed judgement may participate. Bases invalid if presented before a notary. Contest only valid for legal residents of Swaziland. [[MoonLogicPuzzle Games may not have rational and logic solutions]]. Value of prize has no relation with reality. Prizes will be paid in [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} Gran Santiago]] money. Frequent or prolonged exposure to this program may cause irremediable damages to one's health.

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* ''Series/31Minutos:'' ''Series/{{31 Minutos}}:'' During a flashback to the news team's previous exploits on a 5 AM contest program, while the cast is suffering, an extremely tiny disclaimer [[FreezeFrameBonus can be read beneath the scene]].
-->'''Disclaimer (translated to English):''' Cost of the call does not include sales tax, general taxes or surprise surcharges. Customer service at fax 444-444-CUÁ. Only humans with developed judgement may participate. Bases invalid if presented before a notary. Contest only valid for legal residents of Swaziland. [[MoonLogicPuzzle Games may not have rational and and/or logic solutions]]. Value of prize has no relation with reality. Prizes will be paid in [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} Gran Santiago]] money. Frequent or prolonged exposure to this program may cause irremediable damages damage to one's health.

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* ''Series/31Minutos:'' During a flashback to the news team's previous exploits on a 5 AM contest program, while the cast is suffering, an extremely tiny disclaimer [[FreezeFrameBonus can be read beneath the scene]].
-->'''Disclaimer (translated to English):''' Cost of the call does not include sales tax, general taxes or surprise surcharges. Customer service at fax 444-444-CUÁ. Only humans with developed judgement may participate. Bases invalid if presented before a notary. Contest only valid for legal residents of Swaziland. [[MoonLogicPuzzle Games may not have rational and logic solutions]]. Value of prize has no relation with reality. Prizes will be paid in [[TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} Gran Santiago]] money. Frequent or prolonged exposure to this program may cause irremediable damages to one's health.


** 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 no no vail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.

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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 to no no vail.avail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.

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* {{WebAnimation/DoctorLalve}}'s "[[ParodyCommercial Tiny Desk Engineer]]" videos parody this with disclaimers written in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingdings Wingdings]] and RattlingOffLegal. Amazingly, [=YouTube=] commenters have managed to decipher them.


* 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."
** 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.

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* Parodied ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
**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 no no vail. He then angrily tells [=SpongeBob=] he's taking the two dollars out of his paycheck.
**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."
** 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.
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* In the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine episode, "The Forsaken", Quark points out to Bashir and Lwaxana Troi that his bar is not responsible for the theft of lost items and points out that the rules are written on a sign above the door. Neither one noticed it until he pointed it out and Bashir complains you'd have to stand on a chair to read it.

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* In the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine episode, "The Forsaken", Quark points out to tells Bashir and Lwaxana Troi that his bar is not responsible for the theft of lost items and points out tells them that the rules are written on a sign above the door. Neither one noticed it until he pointed it out and Bashir complains you'd have to stand on a chair to read it.

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* In the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine episode, "The Forsaken", Quark points out to Bashir and Lwaxana Troi that his bar is not responsible for the theft of lost items and points out that the rules are written on a sign above the door. Neither one noticed it until he pointed it out and Bashir complains you'd have to stand on a chair to read it.


* 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. [[ReadTheFinePrint The fine print print]] in a washing machine payment contract states that "On non-payment of any installments, the contractee shall go to hell without further notice."


* 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 [[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.

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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 [[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 led 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.


* There used to be an ad that pushed "no fine print." While they said that there was fine print on the screen that basically said "This is fine print, this is what we don't have" stretched out to fill half the screen at 1 point font.

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* There used to be an ad that pushed "no fine print." While they said that that, there was fine print on the screen that basically said "This is fine print, this is what we don't have" stretched out to fill half the screen at 1 point 1-point font.



* Due to an ad agency screw-up, one mid-2000s Ford commercial had a disclaimer that began "DISCLAIMER COPY GOES HERE" followed by descriptions of the various fonts to be used in the commercial. Apparently even the people who write the disclaimers don't read them. [[HilariousInHindsight Made funnier]] by the fact that Ford's slogan at the time was "Look Again!"

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* Due to an ad agency screw-up, one mid-2000s Ford commercial had a disclaimer that began "DISCLAIMER COPY GOES HERE" followed by descriptions of the various fonts to be used in the commercial. Apparently Apparently, even the people who write the disclaimers don't read them. [[HilariousInHindsight Made funnier]] by the fact that Ford's slogan at the time was "Look Again!"



* Chargesdotcomdotbr parodied this in a parody of a {{Ford}} ad. The "Disclaimer" was just a message stating that, like every ad, that one had something written in such small letters it was almost unreadable but worked as a defense if somebody sued the announcer stating, "Hey, that I didn't know!"
* Brazilian mega retail chain Casas Bahia uses this in every advertisement. Every product and price tag will have a small mark explained in the disclaimer (wich is displayed at Size 1 Font that lasts a fraction of a second). The disclaimer will usually explain that the product might not be available at that color/quality in your area, the price may vary depending on your state or payment conditions, and that that price is only applied if you purchase the show case items that can not be returned and might have imperfections.

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* Chargesdotcomdotbr Charges.com.br parodied this in a parody of a {{Ford}} ad. The "Disclaimer" "disclaimer" was just a message stating that, like every ad, that one had something written in such small letters it was almost unreadable but worked as a defense if somebody sued the announcer stating, "Hey, that I didn't know!"
* Brazilian mega retail mega-retail chain Casas Bahia uses this in every advertisement. Every product and price tag will have a small mark explained in the disclaimer (wich (which is displayed at Size 1 Font in 1-point font that lasts a fraction of a second). The disclaimer will usually explain that the product might not be available at that color/quality in your area, the price may vary depending on your state or payment conditions, and that that price is only applied if you purchase the show case showcase items that can not cannot be returned and might have imperfections.

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