Memetic Mutation/Advertising

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As frequently as some commercials appear on TV, it's hard not to get these phrases stuck in your head. Simples! *squeaking noise*

Please add entries in the following format:

  • The meme. <ref>Explanation: The explanation behind the meme.</ref> [1]
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

Billboards and Signs


Then there's that famous
Roadside meme
Created by

A shaving cream
    • Explanation: Burma-Shave had sequences of billboards as you drive down a road. There are always four, with the fifth reading "Burma-Shave", and usually they rhyme.
  • "SEE ROCK CITY." [2]
  • Wall Drug.[3]
    • The Corn Palace.[4]
    • South of the Border [5]
    • Yeehaw Junction [6]



    • Mutation: The folks who made Idiocracy asked the folks who made Powerthirst to make one for Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator. They obliged. Also, Powerthirst is now a real energy drink.
  • Carlsberg don't do memes, but if they did, they'd probably be the best memes in the world.[16]
  • I can feel it, coming in the air tonight, oh Lord... [17]
  • "Let's see, soda, purple stuff... Sunny D! All right!" [18]
  • "I'm filling my mineral water with volcanicityyyyyyyyyy!" [19]
    • "Try some!"
    • "MY BIRDS!!"
    • "I'm off to eat someone's parents."
    • "I'M THE DADDY NOW!"
    • "You can't say that!"
  • "Eleven of you? One of me? Sounds like Pimms o'clock!" [20]
  • Red Bull gives you wiiiiings! [21]
  • Could've had a V8. *slap* [22]
  • Orangina, the citrus drink of choice for furry orgies.[23]
  • It's a big ad! [24]
  • Bud. Weis. Errr.[25]
  • His personality is so magnetic, he can't carry credit cards. He speaks fluent Russian.... in French. Even his enemies list him as their emergency contact number. He is... The Most Interesting Man in the World..." [27]
    • "I don't always X, but when I do, I prefer Y" [28]
    • "Stay thirsty, my friends..."
  • "'Ave it!" "Two more lamb bhunas!" [29]
  • Bud Light Presents: Real Men of Genius [30]
    • Also from Bud Light:

Jimmy:HI, I'M JIMMY FOOTBALL! It's the Bud Light (fake product) and it's..."




Driving in a car
Son: Dad?
Dad: Yeah?
Son: Why'd the build the Great Wall of China?
Dad: That... That was during the reign of Nasi Goreng, and it was to keep rabbits out... Too many rabbits in China...
[cut to Son, beaming proudly at the front of his classroom]
Teacher: Okay, now Daniel will do his talk on China



Games and Toys


  • "HI, BILLY MAYS HERE WITH [product name]!" [101]
    • This meme found a resurgence shortly after his death, as he was in the news a lot.
    • Memetic mutation has caused "Billy Mays Mode" to become a way to refer to caps lock, or simply typing in all capital letters.
  • "I've fallen and I can't get up!" [102]
    • LifeAlert, a Spiritual Successor service to LifeCall, would later trademark the phrase for use in its own commercials.
  • Wilford Brimley, specifically saying "Diabeetus".[103]
    • And it came full-circle in the US ads for Cillit Bang (known as Easy-Off BAM there), which used music "inspired by" the Cillit Bang remix video.
      • Further proof if any was needed, that New Zealand is the 51st state. In New Zealand, it's Easy-Off BAM, of course, and the guy has a hybrid NZ-American accent (well, most NZ advertising voice-overs have this weird hybrid accent).
  • Blankets are okay, but they can slip and slide. And when you need to reach for something, your hands are trapped inside.[105]
  • This is a meme. This is a meme on drugs. Any questions? [106]
    • Followed up by a sequel in which Rachel Leigh Cook proceeds to wreck an apartment with a frypan.
  • I am a non-attorney spokesperson. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma...[107]
  • "Grab a chip? A chip?" "You know I can't grab any of your GHOST CHIPS!" [108]
    • "I've been internalizing a complicated situation in my head."

Medicine and Beauty Care

  • "Head On: Apply Directly to the Forehead." [109]
    • Later, the company itself began running commercials saying "Head On: I hate your commercials, but I love your product!" in an attempt to mutate it in their favor.
  • The phrase "B.O." [110]
  • I'm not a meme, but I play one on TV! [111]
    • It's been replaced by a similar one: "Are you an X?" "No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night."
  • BOM-CHICKA-WOW-WOW!!! [112]
  • "Hello tropers. Look at your entry. Now back to mine. Now back to your entry. Now back to mine... Sadly, yours isn't mine. But if you stopped posting wrong examples and followed the guidelines, it could look like mine. Look down, back up, where are you? You're at TV Tropes, reading an article about memes. What's in your hand, now back to me. I have it, it's a famous meme from that commercial you love. Look again. THE MEME IS NOW DIAMONDS. Anything is possible when you follow the guidelines and not post bad examples. I'm on a laptop." [113]
  • Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea! [115]
  • Ricolaaaaa! [117]
  • Plop-Plop! Fizz-Fizz! Oh, what a relief it is! [118]
  • "I thought you were Dale!" [119]
  • It'll hurt if I swallow... it'll hurt if I swallow... *gulp* MOMMY! [120]
  • Also, what sportswriters really want to ask Troy Polamalu is how he keeps his hair so fabulous.[121]

Money and Insurance

  • Internet: $49.95. Computer: $599.95. Discovering TV Tropes and having it ruin your life: priceless.[122]
  • "Bad news: [X]. Good news, I just saved a lot of money on car insurance by switching to GEICO." Typically the bad news is very bad, to make the lack of real good news that much worse.[123]
    • GEICO, so easy to use...a caveman could do it.
  • From Ireland: "I don't know what a tracker mortgage is!" [124]
    • Excuse me. What's this ad for?
  • Calm down, dear, it's only a meme. [125]
  • I am Alexander, founder of [126]
    • For cheap car insurance, go to - Simples!
    • They sort of do, if you get them right. It's "With just a few clicks, you'll save spondulicks [as in slang for cash]..."
  • "Oh, no! Your tire's all flat an' junk!" [129]
  • I haaa~ve a structured settlement and I need cash now~ Call J.G. WENTWORTH! 877-CASH NOW! [130]
    • It's your money, use it when you need it!
  • Shoulda gone to Freeeeeeee Credit Report dot com! (Yeehaw!) [131]
  • AFLAC! [132]
  • USA Prime Credit, I am Peggy. [133]
  • Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there... with a meme explanation! [134]
  • Get Allstate. Save cash and be better protected from mayhem... like me.[135]




  • "Parkaaaaay!"
  • For you folks in Northeast Ohio... Norton's is here for you! Seriously. If you can't get credit in his store... you can't get credit ANYWHERE.
    • For you folks in Southwest Ohio... SAVE CASH AT KASH'S! KASH'S BIG BARGAIN BARN!
  • "Sit 'n Sleep will beat anyone's advertised price, or your mattress is FREEEEEEE!"
  • One in a series of Nike commercials with Michael Jordan and Spike Lee (appearing as Mars Blackmon, his character from his film She's Gotta Have It) produced the line "Is it the shoes?", which was later picked up for use by NBA Jam's announcer. Maybe it was the shoes after all...
  • Anyone who lives in the northeastern United States knows from many commercials for Bob's Discount Furniture. For those who don't know from Bob...I'm too polite to provide any Schmuck Bait links. If you absolutely must know, you know how to use Youtube's search engine.
  • Two related ones from the San Francisco Bay Area: "Have a good night's sleep for less, Mattress Discounters!" and "Sleep Train! *woo woo* Your ticket to a better night's sleep!"
  • National FF-Type Kerosene Heater. Only in Japan does a TV product recall "commercial" become a meme. Though that's to be expected when it's been played over 28000 times in a year on TV and over 8000 times on radio.
  • U-Phage! It's what puts the Rope in TV Tropes!
  • Weeeeeeee wish you a Merry Christmas, but at the mall, you're spending too much...
  • Those tropers living in the Pacific Northwest, particular western Washington State are familiar with Pemco Insurance Northwest Profiles.
  • Have you got any Grey Poupon?
    • No, move along!
  • Those in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina (although it may also apply outside the Triad) should recognize "CAAAAAAROLINA KIA!"
  • For those of you from New Orleans: "Ro-sen-berg's, Ro-sen-berg's, Eight-teen Twenty-Five Tu-lane"
  • A very localized and specific meme, to those stationed on US military bases in Korea 2007-2009. An ad of a floating Genghis Khan head repeating seductively "Mongolian Barbeque..."
  • "One-eight-seven-seven-KARS 4 KIDS, K-A-R-S Kars 4 Kids, one eight seven-seven KARS 4 KIDS, donate your car today!" A major bonus of leaving New England was NEVER HEARING THAT COMMERCIAL AGAIN except when it plays in this troper's nightmares...
    • What? This troper has heard it on the radio in the Los Angeles area...
    • And I've heard it on Chicago radio.
    • Worst part is? Apparently it's a scam.
  • I can't believe I ate the whole thing.
  • Side effects may include nausea, fatigue, mild headache, itching, dry mouth, memory problems, sleeplessness, diarrhea, vomiting, double-vision, rashes, constipation, severe halitosis, weight gain, hair loss, anal leakage, suicidal thoughts, temporary blindness, impotence, and death. Consult your physician.
  • Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.
  • "Manly, yes; but I like it too."
    • The old Irish Spring commercials were famous enough to have generated at least one parody song, King Missile's "The Commercial".
  • "Here at Crazy Eddie's, our prices are...INSAAAANE!!!"
  • The Nike "Write the Future" lampshades the Memetic Mutation process, in which a soccer player's fancy footwork gains international notoriety and gets replicated via YouTube Poop.
  • "This man is a dentist, so we can't show you his face on television."
  • A certain KFC commercial featuring a black man eating chicken managed to spawn a meme featuring that very man dancing in front of a rainbow background and an 8-bit arrangement of the ALF theme. The meme's name? 2204355.
  • If you've ever lived in northern Indiana, The Futon Factory will haunt you for all eternity. That ad hasn't run in at least a decade, maybe closer to 15 years, but everyone in the area knows it by heart.
    • "It's a sofa by day! / And a bed by night! Is it true? Yes it is! ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!"
  • I bet he drinks Carling Black Label.
  • But even if he does, he's no match for someone who eats three Weetabix.
  • Citizens from the Hampton Roads area in Virginia will most likely never forget one of the first "Scoop the Poop" commercials.
    • That's gross!
    • Because remember, there's no such thing as the poop fairy.
    • What makes it better for this troper is that she goes to high school with the boy in the commercial.
  • The area around here has a Toyota dealership called Bob's, who's tagline is "Bob's, he just wants to get you a loan alone."


Back to Memetic Mutation
  1. Explanation Like this.
  2. Explanation Another that's Older Than Television: Lots of barn roofs would have the phrase "SEE ROCK CITY" painted on them, which was a natural landmark in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The man responsible for this would offer to paint a farmer's barn for free if he allowed him to put the slogan on the barn roof.
  3. Explanation Wall Drug is a tourist trap in South Dakota with a memetically large number of billboards reminding you of its existence.
  4. Explanation Another tourist trap that dominates the eastern half of the state with billboards. When traveling east-west, the billboards end not long before the above's begin (and vice-versa).
  5. Explanation A Mexican-themed truck stop and tourist trap in South Carolina known for having billboards all along Interstate 95; what Wall Drug is to South Dakota, South of the Border is to the US East Coast.
  6. Explanation Both up and down I-95 on the way to Orlando are tons of signs for this tourist trap, which offers discounts and tickets. Pulling off the interstate, you're greeted with... a trailer and a gas station.
  7. Explanation A slogan from Mazda, a car company. It's part of the lyrics to a Brazilian (Portuguese) capoeira song. The next line is "Capoeira murder him".
  8. Explanation Autoglass, or Carglass in other European markets
  9. Explanation
  10. Explanation Tagline for the Fucillo Auto Group indicating the awesomeness of their car deals. Not very well know outside or New York state but dreaded and loathed by residents in New York state.
  11. Explanation An old 90s ad from Volkswagen, a German car company. The word is Gratuitous German for "driving pleasure". Both the word and its accompanying stick figure were parodied.
  12. Explanation Victory Auto Wreckers, a car company that gives quotes for any car. It's been said that they've been using the same footage for over twenty years.
  13. Explanation A commercial for Castrol oil.
  14. Explanation Allied Discount Tires, a tire store that resides in the Tampa Bay area.
  15. Explanation This fake commercial for an energy drink, and sequels.
  16. Explanation Carlsberg, a lager (beer) maker advertised for a very long time (presumable to get past regulations) that theirs was "Probably the best lager in the world." Later they went on to make adverts of impossibly good products - imagine a car air freshener that, when sprayed, created a woman in a sexy maid outfit who cleaned your car. According to the adverts, if Carlsberg made car air fresheners, they would be like that.
  17. Explanation Cadbury Dairy Milk, and the first of their "Glass and a Half Productions" which were followed by the Airport Trucks and the Eyebrows Dance.
  18. Explanation A commercial for Sunny Delight where the kids look into the fridge and try to find something to drink, saying the quote.
  19. Explanation Volvic mineral water and their "Tyrannosaurus Alan" campaign, providing ample ingredients for YouTube Poop.
  20. Explanation Pimm's campaign with Alexander Armstrong
  21. Explanation Red Bull's slogan, used in many commercials since it's creation.
  22. Explanation Some of V8's commercials show somebody that avoids fruits and vegetables while having a copious amount of food. Another person would then lightly smack them on the forehead to remind them of their eating habits and that they could've had a V8.
  23. Explanation Orangina's commercial has slightly anthropomorphic animals having a huge, suggestive party with Orangina to drink.
  24. Explanation Carlton Draught's big ad.
  25. Explanation One of Budweiser's ads has three frogs croaking each syllable of the beer's name.
  26. Explanation Another ad has five guys saying this phrase to each other very loudly.
  27. Explanation Created by Dos Equis, a lager.
  28. Explanation A snowclone based off the line "I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis."
  29. Explanation Peter Kay's adverts for John Smith's beer, unsurprisingly given Kay's well-deserved reputation as a walking meme factory.
  30. Explanation Bud Light's "Real Men of Genius" campaign seemingly glorifies men that have found ways to get by at life, but are acutally ridiculed for being ridiculous or stupid.
  31. Explanation Starbucks Double Shot Espresso
  32. Explanation From Guinness, a type of beer.
  33. Explanation An old Folger's Crystals campaign had people taste-testing coffee, unaware they're part of the experiment.
  34. Explanation Red Stripe beer
  35. Explanation A classic ad for Kool-Aid, where thirsty kids would call for Kool-Aid and a giant anthropomorphic pitcher of the stuff would bust through the wall, yelling the second line in a deep voice
  36. Explanation Macintosh commercials where an actor would play a PC, playing up the stereotypical problems, and a second actor would play a Macintosh, claiming not to have those problems.
  37. Explanation A Cingular commercial involving obnoxious tweens speaking aloud in chatspeak in ways no actual tweens do, including inventing acronyms. For some reason, the above line is the most imitated.
  38. Explanation Pornography? On my computer? It's more likely than you think, a billboard advertisement that caught the attention of the internet for some mysterious reason.
  39. Explanation iPod advertisements [dead link] These were the first advertisements for the iPod 3G and it quickly caught on through the 2000s.
  40. Explanation Advertisements for Verizon Wireless, advertising their cellular network having the fewest dropped calls of any network.
  41. Explanation Envirofone, a company who recycle old mobile phones, in particular one big Cockney guy who has become a frequent subject for mash-ups.
  42. Explanation A Verizon Wireless commercial advertising their FiOS system. This commercial has Michael Bay parodying his tendency to put explosions and awesome things in his films.
  43. Explanation The tagline for The Clapper, a light that turns on and off by loud claps.
  44. Explanation From the same people, the Chia-Pets.
  45. Explanation The ad for HP Veer 4G starring Miranda Cosgrove, mostly got from the title of the "promoted video" seen on some Youtube clips. Males who are curious to see what was in it do follow the link and they get surprised with the said ad. Those who comment on the ad says the said line.
  46. Explanation A line in the ad that she said, but those who comment in the ad replace the word dog with something else that's Not Safe for Work, like tits (A reference to Miranda being flat chested), or similar dirty stuff, or sometimes offensive insults to her, like her career.
  47. Explanation An old advertising campaign for Dell's computer had a spokeperson going to people in need of a good computer at a budget price.
  48. Explanation An interactive commercial for Norton Antivirus.
  49. Explanation To promote the iPhone, Apple had a campaign to show off the App Store where one can download thousands of apps, implying that the iPhone could have an app for anything.
  50. Explanation From the old Skittles commercials, many of which featured creepy children coming out of nowhere to whisper the tagline.
  51. Explanation McDonald's commercial involving a singing wall fish, much like a Big Mouth Billy Bass, singing the jingle. Now sold as a toy.
  52. Explanation Wendy's commercials involving an old lady pointing out the lack of beef in their competitor's products. It's considered as a pretty popular 80s phrase.
  53. Explanation Reese's peanut butter cup commercials, in which two actors angrily argue, "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!" "You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!" before realizing that the combination is delicious.
  54. Explanation Tagline of an advertising campaign by Klondike.
  55. Explanation Tagline for a series of York Pepperment Patties where people imagine themselves somewhere cold, like a ski slope.
  56. Explanation Subway commercials that first introduced a menu of foot long subs for $5, then occasionally ran promotions where all subs were $5. Rumored to annoy employees to no end at the end of the promotions.
  57. Explanation McDonald's commercials stating the ingredients list for a Big Mac.
  58. Explanation From an ad for Tombstone Frozen Pizzas featuring two cowboys; one would always have the other on the ropes, and deliver the set-up line "What do you want on your tombstone?"
  59. Explanation Source: Findus frozen foods, and a notorious voiceover session by Orson Welles...
  60. Explanation The Natural Confectionery Company
  61. Explanation Oxo stock cubes
  62. Explanation An old tagline for Spaghettios, a type of soup filled with pasta in the shape of Os.
  63. Explanation In the early 1970s, there was a short series called Time for Timer where the main character, Timer, usually gave advice on when it's time to eat or sleep. The most famous episode was when he advised the audience when it was time to eat, they should go get some cheese.
  64. Explanation One that goes back to the 1950s: "You don't have to be Jewish to..." The original print ad tagline was "You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Levy's real Jewish rye," and featured various obviously non-Jewish people (such as a Native American) eating the company's rye bread. Since then variations have appeared in countless book and film blurbs, as the title of a 1960s Borscht Belt comedy revue, and in numerous parodies. An Orthodox Jewish magazine in the early seventies took this meme all the way with a nasty satirical piece about a Reform seminary that planned to ordain non-Jews as rabbis, with the recruitment slogan "You don't have to be Jewish to be Jewish."
  65. Explanation The shtick of nearly every Trix commercial where the rabbit is never allowed to have Trix because it's for kids.
  66. Explanation Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, the mascot of Cocoa Puffs, usually says this when he manages to get a taste of the chocolatey cereal.
  67. Explanation The catchy jingle from Mentos commercials, created in 1991.
  68. Explanation The catch phrase of Eggo waffles.
  69. Explanation When sliced bread was first sold in 1924, their slogan was "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". Eventually, it morphed into the phrase shown, where anything could be "the greatest thing since sliced bread".
  70. Explanation Burger King advertised their breakfast items by having the King serve random tired folk with food. One commercial in particular had the King laying in bed with another man, ready to give him a Double Crosandwich. As a result, the King gained Memetic Molester status.
  71. Explanation A slogan for Hostess Cakes.
  72. Explanation From 2004 to 2007, Japan ran a series of commercials called Ronald Rumors where Ronald McDonald asked trivial questions about himself. The most famous was him saying, "Ran ran ru!" and explaining how he always says it when he's happy.
  73. Explanation McRoll works similar to the rickroll, uses clips of the Japanese McDonald, synced up to U.N. Owen Was Her?
  74. Explanation Miracle Whip's anti-establishment advertisements which make the mayonnaise the hip and trendy thing to have on your sandwich.
  75. Explanation Giga Puddi is a kit to create a large chocolate pudding that could serve up to twenty people. It was made popular on Novemeber 2010 when 4chan embedded the video in the whole site and made a word filter that changed all words into PUDDI.
  76. Explanation A song for Chili's, a grill and bar restaurant.
  77. Explanation Kit-Kat Bar!
  78. Explanation Restaurant chain Denny's commercial shows a pancake breakfast with a banana peel puppet on top. It then cuts it off to ask the consumer if they want a more serious breakfast.
  79. Explanation You hungry for HOT POCKETS!
  80. Explanation Ads for Pace Thick and Chunky Salsa touted the authenticity/superiority of their salsas because their ingredients were gathered in the heart of San Antonio Texas... what "real" salsa's supposed to taste like.
  81. Explanation From a Lays potato chips commercial shown in Canada, where the speaker is a guy in the middle of the far north (with no one in sight for miles) explaining why he can't share "just one" potato chip with the other guy.
  82. Explanation Jif peanut butter has been using this slogan for many decades. At first it was just, "Choosy moms choose Jif," back when more women were in charge of raising children and taking care of household manners, but ever since those gender roles have disintegrated, they started using, "Choosy dads choose Jif" instead.
  83. Explanation From a 2010 ad for the fast-food chain Jack-in-the-Box, advertising their breakfast sandwiches.
  84. Explanation Yorkie's advertising is emphatically sexist. Some commercials feature girls trying to obtain the chocolate bar, Trix rabbit style, from Brian Blessed
  85. Explanation A commercial for Honeycomb cereal
  86. Explanation A commercial for Old El Paso Hard n' Soft Taco kit.
  87. Explanation A weird, hammy Nutrigrain promo where a woman exclaims this after her new fiancee says he wants 500 kids.
  88. Explanation:A commercial for a cereal with pieces shaped like sprites from Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.
  89. Explanation Trident Layers.
  90. Explanation He's a little lad who loves Starburst's Berries and Cream.
  91. Explanation The Snickers Halloween commercial with the Uncanny Valley lady in the supermarket.
  92. Explanation Another Snickers commercial involved somebody eating a Snickers and quickly lost his hunger. Wondering where it goes, it ends up in a man in Germany who becomes constantly hungry as a result.
  93. Explanation An 80s slogan for Juicy Fruit.
  94. Explanation A commercial for Fiber One.
  95. Explanation A Trumpet ice cream ad explaining precisely when someone in swimwear starts appearing to be in underwear instead.
  96. Explanation Advertisements for the game "Battleship".
  97. Explanation This was the US commercial for Super Mario Land 2.
  98. Explanation An exchange between two players while playing Connect Four.
  99. Explanation 20Q - CAN IT READ YOUR MIND?
  100. Explanation Evony's tagline, since parodied across the internet.
  101. Explanation Source: Billy Mays was a pitchman who advertised a lot of products in late-night infomercials before his death, making his name basically a celebrity endorsement.
  102. Explanation Commercials for a company called LifeCall in 1989, before they went out of business in 1990. It was meant as a fairly serious representation of the kinds of problems elderly people living alone could run into, but the bad acting and Narm were so memorable that it's still a popular mutation today.
  103. Explanation This commercial having to do with Diabetes and Medicare.]
  104. Explanation Cillit Bang and the spokesperson for their UK commercial campaign.
  105. Explanation Now there's the Snuggie: the blanket that has sleeves!
  106. Explanation A PSA advertising the effects of drugs by showing an egg (your brain) then that same egg being fried (this is your brain on drugs).
  107. Explanation This comes from commercials that claim that one can be compensated for contracting illnesses from their job or surgery.
  108. Explanation From Legend a New Zealand Drink Drving ad, a teenager imagines that his friend has come back as a ghost to haunt him after dying in a car accident caused by drink driving.
  109. Explanation A commercial for a homeopathic headache medicine was forbidden from saying it cures headaches and so merely repeated the above line several times. Mutations often substitute "Head On" and "forehead".
  110. Explanation In the 1930s, the soap-manufacturing company Lifebuoy wanted to advertise a new soap that was promised not simply to mask body odor, but to get rid of it. Problem was, at that time the phrase "body odor" was considered vulgar. Instead, for their printed ads Lifebuoy coined the term "B.O." for "Body Odor." For their radio ads they made it sound even more ominous: the very letters "B.O." were censored with a two-note foghorn sound, as in "BEEEH-OHHHH". Not only was the advertising campaign successful, the initials "B.O." entered the American vernacular. The foghorn sound would also be parodied in many a Western cartoon, being played whenever something foul-smelling is shown onscreen.
  111. Explanation From an advert for Vicks cough syrup. It was considered good advice for a time, when commenting on professional topics online, such as healthcare, to add a note that you are not, for instance, a healthcare professional. Thus the near-omnipresent phrase "I am not a doctor" tempted people to recall this slogan.
  112. Explanation Axe/Lynx deodorant
  113. Explanation The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, courtesy of Old Spice Body Wash. Best known for Dramatic Deadpan Breathless Non-Sequitur delivery.
  114. Explanation Following the first wave of The Man Your Man Could Smell Like commercials, there were a few ads hawking Old Spice Odor Blocker Body Wash featuring a very loud Terry Crews surrounded by giant explosions and total Mind Screws. These ads were directed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, so the insanity is probably exactly what Old Spice wanted.
  115. Explanation Pepto Bismol's slogan which showed what the pink medicine could cure. Complete with a rather silly-looking dance.
  116. Explanation A long-running Product as Superhero condom advertisement, which often comes up when discussing condoms.
  117. Explanation Ricola's tagline, which has a yodeler blow into a horn as he says, "Ricolaaaaa!"
  118. Explanation Alka-seltzer Tablets
  119. Explanation From Mystery Science Theater 3000, an accidental mash-up of a Grape Nuts commercial and an Ivory Soap commercial
  120. Explanation A commercial for Chloraseptic, a sore throat medicine. It was popularized in 2011 by Black Nerd Comedy.
  121. Explanation Head & Shoulders Shampoo
  122. Explanation Source: Mastercard commercials would do this, showing the things the people in the commercial would buy using the credit card and ending with the tagline, "There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Mastercard". Typically, the "priceless" item would be some kind of epic win.
  123. Explanation This used to be a type of commercial for GEICO insurance. In fact, Bad News, Irrelevant News used to be called Switching To GEICO.
  124. Explanation The Financial Regulator, an Irish governmental agency
  125. Explanation esure insurance, and their commercial campaign with Michael Winner.
  126. Explanation Compare The, a UK insurance comparison website which uses a meerkat called Aleksandr Orlov.
  127. Explanation Hastings Direct, a UK insurance company, whose last four digits of their number correspond with the year the Battle of Hastings took place.
  128. Explanation Go Compare, another UK insurance comparison website and their tenor character Gio. (And no, the lyrics really don't make any sense.)
  129. Explanation From a popular Geico commercial featuring a pothole speaking in a Southern accent.
  130. Explanation J.G. Wentworth, a financial services firm, had a commercial consisting of opera singers singing about having structured settlements or monthly annuities, but they need cash now.
  131. Explanation FreeCreditReport.Com became famous with their commercials featuring a band that sings about their tribulations when dealing with horrible credit and how they should've went to the site to keep track of it.
  132. Explanation Aflac's mascot, a duck voiced by Gilbert Gottfried that always shouts the company's name.
  133. Explanation Campaign started by Discover to tout their customer service compared to other credit card companies. Well known enough in the general population but the ones made in conjuction with the NHL have made it a top tier meme among hockey fans. More recent spots feature superstars Patrick Kane and Tim Thomas.
  134. Explanation One of State Farm's ad campaigns, showing "like a good neighbor, State Farm is there" as magic words to get literally anything you want.
  135. Explanation The Allstate Mayhem Guy, played by Dean Winters, is a villain that goes around and causes general disarray to drivers. He usually describes the situation, playing as somebody or something, and makes a car have a nasty accident as a result.
  136. Explanation An Australian Yellow Pages ad.
  137. Explanation Invented as a marketing slogan for Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain, to make the point that you never need ask "What is Ronseal Quick Drying Woodstain?" because if you can say the product name you know what it is.
  138. Explanation The Discovery Channel's "Boom De Ah Da" series of ads. It's got an entire playlist devoted to people making their own versions, and those are only the ones they like.
  139. Explanation An infamous commercial for Sakura-Con 2009.
  140. Explanation Jim Adler, a lawyer that specializes in injury claims, was well-known for having very assertive ads, claiming that he'll hammer for lost wages and medical bills.
  141. Explanation Rochester, NY-based injury attorney
  142. Explanation before Mel Lastman became mayor of North York and Toronto for about one hundred gazillion years (31 years to be exact), he was the owner of the appliance and electronics chain Lastman's Bad Boy. In 1993, he regained control of the company while still in office launching a series of commercials which would always end with the narrator asking "Who's better than Lastman's Bad Boy?" and Mel in a prison jumpsuit yelling NOOOOOOOBODY!
  143. Explanation From a DirecTV commercial where LL Cool J chastises NFL fans who missed Phillip Rivers going all PHILLIP RIVERS! because they only had cable.
  144. Explanation A commercial for Planet Fitness.
  145. Explanation Safestyle UK, a window frame seller.
  146. Explanation Reebok sportswear
  147. Explanation Flea Market Montgomery, a store that specializes in selling home furnishings, released a commercial where the owner Sammy Stevens raps about his store. Many have found the commercial So Bad It's Good. It was popularized thanks to Ellen DeGeneres's talk show.
  148. Explanation From Ikea's commercial, which shows a person buying a new lamp and chucking the old one, placing it near garbage cans. A spokesperson shows up in the end to remind you that it is just a lamp that has no feelings whatsoever, so you should stop feeling sorry for it.
  149. Explanation A tagline from DeBeers Engagement Rings.
  150. Explanation Advertising for Marks & Spencer, a retailer in the UK.
  151. Explanation Staples (video is private, and unable to view it) commercials featuring this irritating character, dubbed "Loud Low-Price Guy".
  152. Explanation A So Bad It's Good Taxidermy commercial made for an episode of Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings that spawned tons of image macros.
  153. Explanation A store in the Los Angeles area, Crazy Gideon's commercials were famous for being loud and insane.
  154. Explanation A song by Jack Ingram, "You Can’t Spell Texas Without H-E-B" was created in 2011 for the H-E-B grocery chain. It managed to get popular enough to be played in the Super Bowl in the same year.