Late night dating commercials

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In late 2005 and in March 2009, the special was updated, featuring commercials created since the airing of the original special.

In contrast, infomercials haven’t changed a bit since the eighties: same overzealous melodrama, same “price-slashing” shticks (“you’ll pay not 0, not , not even …”), same black-and-white vignettes of consumers who are immensely-frustrated by mild inconveniences that are blown way out of proportion.

) right around the holidays or a relative’s birthday you forgot about until the last second.

The joke is on the consumer for having ever doubted the effectiveness of blunt repetition.

Broadcast live from a studio, the shows usually feature female presenters advertising a phone sex line at a premium rate, through which callers can also see the woman they are talking to on the screen.

Viewers can rarely hear the phone conversations, although some programmes have presenters talking, unscripted, to the camera, and responding to viewers' text messages and camera phone photos.

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