A list of minor fads based on Television, including commercials. For fads with their own page, see here.
Bomb in the Lasagna
Also known as Doug learns about..., this fad involves afrom the show Doug with the character saying "There's a bomb in the lasagna?". The word bomb is replaced by other items, a picture of which is superimposed over a picture of a lasagna.
A commercial where a girl gets a toy horse. See, . Also notable for the warning not to let children see Butterscotch in the box since its head was not yet attached, leading to .
Data just ran
"Data just ran" features an animated gif of Lieutenant Commander Data from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Data's Day running in place while the song "I Ran" by Flock of Seagulls plays in the background.
Glenn Quagmire's (nonsensical) catchphrase from the cartoon "Family Guy", said after he makes a perverted comment. Often used in similar situations as the ualuealuealeuale fad.
Various people, fromto to attacking anime characters.
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I Like Turtles
This fad involves an event that happened in the news; at a fair a reporter asked 8 year old Johnathan what he thinks about his face paint. He simply replied as only an 8 year old zombie can.
A series of items, such as video games or movies, are played over a Waldorf and Statler quote, where they go from "That was wonderful" to "That was horrible", indicating the decline in quality of the items they're critiquing.
A common theme on the TV show in Australia, the AFL Footy Show, is that a clip of Garry Lyon is often played from after he broke his leg during a game of AFL. This site was created in "honour" of this clip, and gained massive popularity after the site was mentioned on the show, from 90 views in five days to 1,175 views in five minutes after it was mentioned.
The More You Know
Little vox pop-style clips from celebrities are presented as public service announcements in the style of NBC's "The More You Know" PSAs.
"They spinnin', nigga, they spinnin'!"
Chris Rock's comedy skits, usually accompanied by an image of something spinning.
V-dubs for under 17,000
A parody of a television commercial where someone depressed about the ways of the world (usually someone on the left since they are marketing to the adbusters crowd), is speaking and cheers up when someone in a volkswagon drives by shouting "3 new v-dubs for under 17,000 woo-hoo!." The fad basically photoshops this into movie clips featuring people getting hit by cars.
Worf watches or Worf is entertained by... involves a scene where Worf from Star Trek series watches something weird to which Worf replies 'Hahahahaha...impossible!.