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Those WandaVision retro commercials hint at dark things to come


Don't skip over the fake ads in WandaVision.

WandaVision, Marvel's new Disney Plus show, starts in black and white, with canned laughter as a backdrop and a look like that of a familiar couple comedy along the lines of I Love Lucy. So it's fitting each episode includes one retro commercial. Those spoof ads aren't just funny, they play off Marvel's history.

Possible WandaVision spoilers ahead.

Episode 1: ToastMate 2000

In the first episode, the commercial airs just about 10 minutes in, and begins with burned toast smoking in a retro toaster. It unfolds as an ad for the "new and improved ToastMate 2000," which supposedly can toast even pie and meatloaf. As the toaster works busily away, it beeps eerily like a bomb, with its red light the only splash of color in the black-and-white ad. It turns out the toaster is a product ...


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