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    Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Apr 11, 2014

    These Insane Sales Jingles Prove That Life Imitates Parody

    Cat And Girl's comic is based on these 100% earnest company-written sales songs.

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    Here's Cat And Girl's Google Bus parody theme song. In the 20th Century, though, industrial show-tunes were an actual thing. American companies would hire Broadway musicians to perform them at corporate conventions.

    If this comic reads like exaggeration to you, here's an actual company employee training video from 2011:

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    And this cringeworthy disaster happened at a online marketing convention in March:

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    H/T to ValleyWag for finding this.

    American Standard wrote this song about groan-pooping to motivate its salespeople in 1969:

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    From the 1962s: "Here comes Larry Aikens / He's heard the song of selling, and how!"

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    Life imitates art. Too real, Cat and Girl.

    If you want to read more about the bizarre world of industrial musicals, here's a whole book about them: