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Old 03-16-08, 11:22 AM
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Saturday Morning: Cartoons + Commercials

My friend pointed this out, so I can't take full credit.

We were watching Justice League and a commercial break pops up. "Eat candy." "Eat candy." Eat this candy." "Buy this stupid toy." and then a commercial that tells you to get out of the house, stop watching TV and play, using your physical shell to do things in the real world.

This was followed immediately by a commercial that says, "If you miss the next episode of Aeon Kid!!!! you should commit suicide!!!" (roughly translated)

Do these guys even pay attention?
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That makes me think of all the women's magazines I see with article blurbs on the cover:

"15 Great new Desserts!"

"Lose 20 pounds with this new diet"
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The "go outside" commercial is sort of like the Surgeon General's warning on cigarette packs. "See, we told you to go outside, it's not our fault you kept watching and bought all our crap. We tried."
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Originally Posted by dtcarson
The "go outside" commercial is sort of like the Surgeon General's warning on cigarette packs.
I just got addicted to smoking! IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF THEM!!!! *Fist of the North Star (English dub) reference*
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Originally Posted by dtcarson
The "go outside" commercial is sort of like the Surgeon General's warning on cigarette packs. "See, we told you to go outside, it's not our fault you kept watching and bought all our crap. We tried."
I kind of think this, as well. That way the company can't be sued for only showing fattening commercials.

By the way, commercials for Saturday morning cartoons have been that way for a long time. Back in the day, though, the toys were cooler.

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